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Where has this music been all my life????

This is basically me stealing a question I liked from one of my favorite music blogs, www.powerpop.blogspot.com. What is some music that you found after it was popular or produced that you instantly loved and regretted that you had not heard it sooner?

Ivy is one of those groups for me, as are The Strokes. Once I heard these bands, I wanted EVERYTHING they had recorded! Fountains of Wayne was the same way, but now I have everything they recorded, so I am good.

What about you guys?

Trey

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Alison Krauss & Union Station. They have provided me with so much joy.

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This is something that was on my mind, too, when I discovered John Prine. I've still been listening to a lot of his stuff, still amazed by it. On Wednesday, in fact, I finally found a copy of Sweet Revenge.

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I feel the same way about Allison Krauss. She also opened my eyes to bluegrass. I remember listening to a compilation of her earlier work and thinking "This is Apalachian soul music." That really let me enjoy the more contrified music I had reacted against in my youth.

I do not listen to tons of Prine, but his songs had this wonderful familiarity as if I had known them before I listened to them. The Vivian Girls were the same way, but I got in on the ground floor with them! (Thanks Stephen!)

I came to R.E.M. late, because they were too popular when I started college, and I was going through a time where I was very suspicious of popular music. Now, the early jangle pop they made is so cool. I wish I had been more open minded in my more formative years!

Having friendships on boards like this really expose me to more music, so that is why I wanted to kick around the question over here.

Trey

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The aged alcoholic George Jones still makes most country singers sound uninspired.

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Yes!! I really like AKUS & can that girl sing!!
I recently attended a concert(festival?)locally with various B.G. groups; 8 hrs of B.G!! I read that Allison herself had decided who would be there & the line-up was great. Included was Ralph Stanley!!! I wasn't familiar with some of the groups,
but all(about 5 groups) were good & AKUS was on for the last 2 hrs.
I don't care for much "country" music(too popish for me)but to each their own. But, I love B.G.!

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Poor audiophile, give a listen to some of the more swinging country bands. My favorite is BR549. They have great chops, really swing, and display an entertaining sense of humour as well. I listen to songs off their first two albums regularly. Check em out and see what you think.

Ralp Stanley huh? I envy you. There is a passion and depth of feeling in his voice that is at times a little frightening. Like a redneck Henry Rollins, only not so angry. 8)

And have you checked out the many David Grissman albums? Talk about swinging and excellent chops! I just downloaded a albunm with him and John Sebastion. I am still listening to that.

And finally, The Apples in Stereo are also a band that once I heard I totally fell for. I have most of their stuff, and it is like a sunny, trippy Brian Wilson tribute. Amazing stuff.
Trey

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Stereolab.

Have I mentioned Stereolab?

Also, though I'm a lifetime fan of Ornette Coleman, I somehow missed the two 90s releases with Geri Allen on piano - Hidden Man and 3 Women.

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I have heard of BR 549, not sure if I've heard their music though. Not familiar with others you mentioned, except David Grisman. I have a CD sampler called 100% HandMade Bluegrass. It's a sampler of some albums on his Acoustic Disc label. He is on most of them, but not all. I need to check out some of those albums; good stuff!
I do agree about Ralph Stanley; living legend!! I do like some George Jones BTW.
I like some Jazz(especially "big band")some classical(more all the time actually).

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