I never listened to Pink Floyd but was thinking they might be a good influence on my songwriting.  what do you guys think?  And what other epic rock records out there should I listen to?  thanks.

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Doolittle - Pixies
All Mod Cons - The Jam
London Calling - The Clash

That's my taste of music at least.
Check out Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Show Your Bones- Fantastic album from start to finish. See "Turn Into"
It's Blitz!- Has some great stuff on it, too

This song.

Nuff said rivers.
I saw someone mentioned Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins. If you haven't listened to that album all the way through, I'd say that would be my top recommendation. Others include Ferment by Catherine Wheel and Casanova Snake by Thee Michelle Gun Elephant. The latter band is actually Japanese, and were fairly big back in the 90's and early 2000's before they broke up. It's a great guitar record, some real nice solos on there too.
Don't all have to be classic, there are a few "future classics" from the 2000s (and some 90s sprinkled in)...
The Hold Steady - Spearation Sunday
The Mars Volta - De-loused in the Comatorium
Muse - Absolution
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
Elliott Smith - From a Basement On the Hill
...And you Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes

Plus, check out:
Frank Turner
LCD Soundsystem
Tom Waits

And I know it's not new to you, but channel some Nirvana. Those GP boots of the Nirvana covers are killer.

This is your assignment, it WILL be graded!!

Soul baby, soul. Take a page from Fountain Hughes.
The biggest one slipped my mind somehow: Silverchair's Diorama and Young Modern. Yes, the same kids who did those post grunge albums about fifteen years ago. They couldn't sound more different now. Our Lady Peace are great, this is amazing.

Van Dyke Parks worked with them on these albums and said he hasn't heard stuff like this since he worked with Brian Wilson in the 60s. Two of my favorite albums of the last few decades - they sound like nothing else out there, really.

Check out "Tuna in the Brine" from Diorama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXbaMKvn4Nc

Super melodic, lots of key changes, lots in the way of orchestration, intricate arrangements, etc.

Another song along these lines, "Those Thieving Birds" from their album Young Modern: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkiYPLQHVqM
Runners, your taste in music is epic XD

Phy said:
Runners, your taste in music is epic XD

Haha, what is that supposed to mean? Listen to the songs, d00d.
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!- Devo
Disintegration- The Cure
I'm saying everything you listed is excellent!

runnersdialzero said:

Phy said:
Runners, your taste in music is epic XD

Haha, what is that supposed to mean? Listen to the songs, d00d.
Lcd Soundsystem and Deerhunter


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