If you've ever read the Observer's music supplement, you'll have heard of the Record Doctor - he listens to someone's musical likes and dislikes, and then he recommends a stack of albums for the subject to listen to, to try and get them turned on to something new.
I certainly need some recommendations (mor on that below). Just wondered if any like-minded people would like to share some ideas and recommendations in this way?
So - try me out. I'm predominantly a rock/indie fan who got into music in a big way in the early 90's, just as Britpop was growing, but I also loved grunge and American rock (Blind Melon, Counting Crows etc). I've always loved hip-hop beats, but I'm not too much of a fan of rap - which is why my favourite record of recent times is 'Tale of Two Cities' by Mr Hudson & The Library. I love music with a strong melody and strong vocals; I don't think much of the current slew of bands whose vocals are right down in the music. I like my music a bit rough and sloppy, as long as it's passionate. Other favourite records of the last few years include Kasabian's debut album, Jamie T's 'Panic Prevention', and Seasick Steve's "I Started off with Nothing...".
Any recommendations for me, please? Artists and albums please, not so much single songs...