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Obscure Artists
« on: April 17, 2013, 08:36:44 AM »
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What relatively obscure artists do people like? All I can think of is AWOLNATION for myself. What about other people?
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Re: Obscure Artists
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 09:05:21 AM »
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Re: Obscure Artists
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 09:14:23 AM »
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What relatively obscure artists do people like? All I can think of is AWOLNATION for myself. What about other people?

Is AWOLNATION that obscure? "Sail" (and to a lesser extent, "Kill Your Heroes") have been played on alternative stations for a while, and "Sail" has been in the top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100 for weeks now. (Not that I'm complaining - I do like AWOLNATION.)

A few bands I like that don't get much, if any, radio play: Brave Saint Saturn, Streetlight Manifesto, A Perfect Circle, MeWithoutYou, Dream Theater, The Perfects, Barcelona. For varying levels of "obscure". (For instance, Dream Theater is huge within their genre, but they've never had a charting single on any Billboard chart. A Perfect Circle is well-known to Tool fans, but outside of some very minor rock radio hits, they're small potatoes.)

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Re: Obscure Artists
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 09:19:46 AM »
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Depends on your definition of obscure. Something that is obscure in America (Nightwish, for example) can be a huge hit overseas. Or, as Tim pointed out, bands can be "obscure" but still big in their genre.

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 10:02:02 AM »
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I like Muse. They aren't as big as they should be here (but they are gaining popularity) but in Europe they are extremely popular.
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Re: Obscure Artists
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 10:26:47 AM »
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I Am Alpha and Omega, for starters. A great metal band that doesn't get a lot of attention. Listen through their album "The Roar and the Whisper." Really good stuff.

Life in Your Way is really good too.

And a band that shouldn't be as obscure as they are, ApologetiX. They describe themselves as a mix of Billy Graham and "Weird Al" Yankovic. They parody secular songs and they have a Christian twist to them. Some songs can be silly, and some can be dead serious. I highly recommend them.
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Re: Obscure Artists
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 10:34:00 AM »
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Most of the bands I listen to. [/progmetalhipster]

Between the Buried and Me
Dream Theater (starting to gain some popularity)
Symphony X
Circus Maximus
Kamelot
Devin Townsend
Fates Warning
Darkwater
Harmony
Lost Horizon
Meshuggah
Nightwish
Scar Symmetry
Haken
Theocracy
Wintersun
Myrath

Just to name a few. See how many you recognize.  ;)

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2013, 11:42:36 AM »
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I recognized 3, 2 of which regularly come on at least 2 of my Pandora stations.

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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013, 11:48:28 AM »
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The xx and The Tallest Man on Earth

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Re: Obscure Artists
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2013, 11:55:17 AM »
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I like Defiance, Ohio.
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2013, 12:37:53 PM »
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AWOLnation is to obscurity as Honey Boo Boo show is to intelligence.

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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2013, 01:25:51 PM »
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And a band that shouldn't be as obscure as they are, ApologetiX.
I'm friends with the wife of their lead singer.  I've listened to several of their albums, and they are very talented at being able to play a WIDE variety of genre at a surprisingly high quality.  Their lyrics are well crafted, and best of all, they really love God.  They also stay pretty closely connected with their fans.

P.S.  They are currently auditioning for a new musician to join their band (bass player I think).

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Re: Obscure Artists
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2013, 05:55:53 PM »
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Well, sense this is turning into obscure christian music, how about Barlowgirl? They split up, but their album How Can We Be Silent was good.

On a side note, Skillet is releasing a new album in July.
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2013, 07:04:36 PM »
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Re: Obscure Artists
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2013, 07:08:31 PM »
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Anyone ever heard of Reliant K? I really like their vocals and musical style.
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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2013, 07:45:24 PM »
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Anyone ever heard of Reliant K? I really like their vocals and musical style.
Once again, not obscure in the least.

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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2013, 08:13:37 PM »
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Anyone ever heard of Reliant K? I really like their vocals and musical style.
Once again, not obscure in the least.

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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2013, 09:02:02 PM »
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Anyone ever heard of Reliant K? I really like their vocals and musical style.
Once again, not obscure in the least.
i didnt know how big they were.
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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2013, 09:37:20 PM »
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We should probably tighten our definition of "obscure" if Muse and Relient K are names being thrown around.  ::)

A while back I got into Alestorm - a Folk Pirate Metal Band. The only "underground" Christian band I've listened to with any kind of regularity is Eleventyseven, though in hindsight, they're pretty terrible, and I only listen to them for nostalgic purposes. Oh No! Oh My! is an indie pop band, which I have loved for a long time now. Nothing else I listen to is really underground, other than this band from the 60s called the Beatles.

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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2013, 09:48:06 PM »
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Nostalgatopia. But yes, terrible.

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« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2013, 10:15:47 PM »
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I hereby put forth the notion that "obscure" means "does not have a Wikipedia page." Which I suppose makes my original Defiance, Ohio post incorrect.

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« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2013, 10:24:15 PM »
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Oooh, eleventyseven. I remember them from when I was younger, haha

We should probably tighten our definition of "obscure" if Muse and Relient K are names being thrown around.  ::)

A while back I got into Alestorm - a Folk Pirate Metal Band. The only "underground" Christian band I've listened to with any kind of regularity is Eleventyseven, though in hindsight, they're pretty terrible, and I only listen to them for nostalgic purposes. Oh No! Oh My! is an indie pop band, which I have loved for a long time now. Nothing else I listen to is really underground, other than this band from the 60s called the Beatles.

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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2013, 11:12:01 PM »
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I hereby put forth the notion that "obscure" means "does not have a Wikipedia page." Which I suppose makes my original Defiance, Ohio post incorrect.

I like Saturday Sun.

Expect every single artist posted in here to be made retroactively unobscure.

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« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2013, 11:38:40 PM »
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Nostalgatopia. But yes, terrible.

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I realized after I posted that I forgot to list Aryeon. So good.

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« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2013, 12:22:09 AM »
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« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2013, 07:57:34 AM »
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2CELLOS is pretty awesome.
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« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2013, 05:25:00 PM »
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We should probably tighten our definition of "obscure" if Muse and Relient K are names being thrown around.  ::)

A while back I got into Alestorm - a Folk Pirate Metal Band. The only "underground" Christian band I've listened to with any kind of regularity is Eleventyseven, though in hindsight, they're pretty terrible, and I only listen to them for nostalgic purposes. Oh No! Oh My! is an indie pop band, which I have loved for a long time now. Nothing else I listen to is really underground, other than this band from the 60s called the Beatles.
Hey, I like Eleventyseven!
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« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2013, 09:47:22 PM »
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Piano guys FTW
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« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2013, 08:11:21 AM »
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I know Keane is kind of popular, but they aren't quite mainstream yet. So, Keane.
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