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Fan Recommendations

Contained on this page are other James fans' recommendations on bands that they think James fans would like but wouldn't necessarily discover on their own. Read through and see if anything strikes your fancy, or submit your own recommendation here.


Band Name: Yo La Tengo

I think James fans would like this band because:
Yo La Tengo are a sublime three-piece lo-fi indie band who make thoughtful and intelligent music which provides softness when needed, headbanging RAWK when needed and which always challenges the listener.  Plus, they're pretty cool dancers for the geekiest band in rock.

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

Recommended by:  Timeblind


Band Name: Filter

I think James fans would like this band because:
They have the same "full on no guff music" approach as James. (ed. and the same "we think we're punk even though we aren't old enough to know what punk was" approach as all the current trendy American bands, like Blink 182....)

URL: http://www.officialfilter.com/

Recommended by: 
herbert_sweezley@yahoo.com


Band Name: Kent

I think James fans would like this band because:
They are honestly one of the best bands I have ever heard.  I can't really compare them to anyone.  The lead singer has an amazing voice and the music is wonderful.

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Isola

Recommended by:  jda@violent-whispers.zzn.com


Band Name: Lit

I think James fans would like this band because:
I love them and others might too?

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
A Place in the Sun

URL: http://www.litlounge.com/

Recommended by: 
Mr. Moo


Band Name: Feeder

I think James fans would like this band because:
James fans appreciate good music, and also Feeder occasionally sound like James. (ed. Pardon?  We must have misread that.  We thought Feeder were a metal band....) They also rock!

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Yesterday Went Too Soon

URL: http://www.feederweb.com


Band Name: Gomez

I think James fans would like this band because:
I love them and Tim likes them too! (ed. Since when? He may have worse taste than we thought!)

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Bring It On (the album)

Recommended by:  duncan.craig@easynet.co.uk


Band Name: Duran Duran

I think James fans would like this band because:
their lyrics are clever and meaningful, their music is melodic and sweeping, and each one of their albums has a different type of sound and texture... kinda sounds like I'm describing James!

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
 If you think I'm crazy for recommending DD, start with "Medazzaland" or "The Wedding Album." If you don't think I'm crazy, you'll thoroughly enjoy "Rio."

URL: http://www.duranduran.com

Recommended by: 
GidJ@aol.com


Band Name: Ocean Blue

I think James fans would like this band because:
Well crafted songs with a smooth sounding lead vocalist result in music with a feel similar to earlier James albums. (ed.  We can't agree more with this recommendation.  Ocean Blue are a truly majestic band.)

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Cerulean

URL: Search Yahoo under Music Artists for 3 different sites.

Recommended by: 
mikedell74@hotmail.com


Band Name: New Order

I think James fans would like this band because:
They are like siblings from the same music scene and around the same time

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Brotherhood or Technique

Recommended by:  jameshed@ix.netcom.com


Band Name: Grateful Dead

I think James fans would like this band because:
They are a good place to start on a brand new musical journey.  I've always thought that if the Dead were a pop band, they'd sound like James.  Jerry Garcia is one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. (ed. Oh get real dude.  We remember you from the Stutter list and that put us off anything you like forever).

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Without a Net because it has the track: Eyes of the World, which needs to be heard.

Recommended by:  jameshed@ix.netcom.com


Band Name: Disco Biscuits (Bisco)

I think James fans would like this band because:
Have you ever found a band that was already huge.  Not huge like a pop band, but huge in that way that takes years to happen.  Like Phish now, or the Grateful Dead before.  Well Bisco is still rather small.  They are doing things that no one has done before.  To describe the music: imagine techno/rave with live instruments no sequencers and teh ability to go any place at any time.

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Anything you can find...it's all great!! ( ed. What a cop out!)

URL: http://www.discobiscuits.com

Recommended by: 
jameshed@ix.netcom.com


Band Name: Jeff  Buckley

I think James fans would like this band because:
Jeff has in  depth and passionate ways of writing lyrics and his performances just blow you away.  A beautiful voice with a beautiful mind.

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Grace

URL: http://www.jeffbuckley.com

Recommended by: 
gellis@gil.com.au


Band Name: Paleday

I think James fans would like this band because:
 fantastic original, completely un-manufactured band fighting to be heard amongst the boy/girl bands. they supported Tom Robinson in front of over 1000 adoring people last month but they're still fighting to be heard...

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Paleday

URL: http://www.paleday.com

Recommended by: 
anthony_js@hotmail.com


Band Name: The Waterboys

I think James fans would like this band because:
waterboys are great they are my favorite band and james is my second favrite band. love all the songs on all cds. you have to give them a shot...

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Pagan Place/This Is  The Sea

Recommended by: maccollect@hotmail.com


Band Name: The The

I think James fans would like this band because:
Matt Johnson had the Wah Wah sound down in 1983. He's also got the strange lyrical twist. (ed. Don't forget the dark, broody style, the twisted world view, and Johnny Marr on harmonica!)

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Dusk or Soul Mining

Recommended by: Andy


Band Name: Manic Street Preachers

I think James fans would like this band because:
As a Smiths fan, I know loads of other Smiths fans who like old (and occasionally new) Manics. Seeing as loads of James fans like the Smiths, I thought it might work this way too. Besides, I love all three.

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Everything Must Go (lighter) or The Holy Bible (dark)

URL: http://www.manics.co.uk

Recommended by:
Psycho Logic


Band Name: The Cure

I think James fans would like this band because:
They are lyrically superior to any band to ever come out and their music will make you lose your mind.

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Disintegration or Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me

Recommended by: Mike Fenwick


Band Name: Big Country

I think James fans would like this band because:
I like Big Country and James so why shouldn't you? They're not very alike on the surface but I get similar feelings from listening to both of them.

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
The Crossing

Recommended by: Jon Nordstrom


Band Name: Kula Shaker

I think James fans would like this band because:
They're not anything like James, but I like them. They are very sixties/psychedelic, and very good musicians. (ed. They are?)

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Pigs, Peasants and Astronauts

URL: http://www.kulashaker.co.uk/

Recommended by: Alastair Craig


Band Name: New Electrics

I think James fans would like this band because:
They are superb in a kind of Suede/Radiohead/glam-pop way. Mark and Lard (Radio 1) made their debut single of the week and both the NME and MM have had big articles praising them (ed. You listen to what the NME and MM think of  bands? You must love Terris.). Listen out for "Get Together" because it's a brilliant song.

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Beautiful Mind EP

URL: http://www.thrill.to/newelectrics

Recommended by: Thomas Booth


Band Name: The Connells

I think James fans would like this band because:
They sound good. Imagine if you had a greatest hits album of a band nobody knows. The Connells have SEVEN of them. (ed. Plus they're from the Southern U.S. and use loads of jangly guitars, which is, in itself, enough a recommendation for us! Such sweet indie pop we've rarely experienced before!)

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Boylan Heights

URL: http://www.chez.com/connells

Recommended by: Kevin Corbett


Band Name: Patti Smith

I think James fans would like this band because:
Cited as a favourite of Tim's, when listened to, you can see a slight influence, and that aside, her music is very interesting and very different...

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Horses

Recommended by:
Wenna


Band Name: Luna

I think James fans would like this band because:
They have some of the most amazing, offbeat, and insightful lyrics (next to James of course) combined with beautiful, fluid music. It just grabs you. (ed.  They're incredibly Velvet Underground influenced, plus, they feature ex-members of Galaxie 500 and the Feelies.  With such a great background, how could they go wrong?)

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Lunapark. (ed. Check out their cover of "Sweet Child Of Mine", it's sublime.)

URL: http://www.fuzzywuzzy.com/

Recommended by:
Jenn Lach


Band Name: Smoking Popes

I think James fans would like this band because:
James fans appreciate only the best bands, which includes the 'popes, Wedding Present and the Ocean Blue.

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
buy all 3 of their cds immediately.

Recommended by: Mike A.


Band Name: The Soundtrack of Our Life

I think James fans would like this band because:
Itīs one of the best Swedish bands ever, except for Popsicle, another great band.

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with
:
Welcome to the Infant Freebase, with songs such as "Firmament Vacation" and "Instant repeater 99".

URL: http://www.sool.net


Band Name: A House

I think James fans would like this band because:
Not only does the lead singer sound like Timmy Booth...many of their songs are constructed the same way and they have similar lyrics too.

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with
:
I Am the Greatest


Band Name: Belle and Sebastian

I think James fans would like this band because:
They sound very like Donovan , and their tuneful folk meandering lyrics are very amusing and at the same time, touching. They are a thinking mans` Beautiful South. (ed. Don't insult us by comparing the grace of B&S with the twee boredom that are the Beautiful South!)

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with
:
If youre feeling sinister (album on "Jeepster records")

URL: http://www.totalweb.co.uk/belleandsebastian/


Band Name: The Beta Band

I think James fans would like this band because:
This is the only band I've seen that captures James' old improvisation and sponteneity on stage during their mad shows. While the music is percussion-based and nothing like James, their adventure on stage makes them a must-see for anyone bored with the new live James.

I recommend that people wanting to get into this band should start with:
Any single you can find.  But the live show is more interesting than anything they've released.


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