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    I've noticed a lot of polls for Best Band of, certain time period, genre, etc., but this is an important one. It doesn't involve that feeling you get when you start getting into a band that doesn't play live or make new music anymore, and half way into loving their second album you realize that you will never see them live, or hear any new music after plowing through their discography.

    There are also a lot of variables here. I'm sure there are people who would like to see Arcade Fire in the running, but they have only made two albums, and can they really stand up against legends like REM or The Cure who have passed their prime, but are still releasing somewhat relevant music?

    I almost started a poll on this, but I thought a discussion was in order since there are bound to be a ton I am forgetting. So who in your mind is the best (or some of the best) band(s) still making new music?

    The one's that come to mind for me are Radiohead and Elbow.

    Other bands mentioned thus far are...

    Tool
    British Sea Power
    Man Man
    The National
    Nine Inch Nails
    Animal Collective
    The Decemberists
    Animal Collective
    Yeah Yeah Yeah's
    Grizzly Bear
    Daft Punk
    Boards of Canada
    Arcade Fire
    LCD Soundsystem
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    Tool.
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    Elbow.
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    Default Re: The Best Band Currently Making New Music

    Place your bets on how many posts it will take for this to turn into another Radiohead thread.
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    Default Re: The Best Band Currently Making New Music

    Looks like I'm off to download some Elbow.

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    Radiohead
    8/20 SISU and Tanlines @ Sayers Club, 8/21 The Zombies @ Santa Monica Pier, 8/23-24 FYF Fest, 9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel & Daniel Johnston @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    Best band making new music, or the band still making the best new music. Tricky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkingvsreeve View Post
    Place your bets on how many posts it will take for this to turn into another Radiohead thread.
    Well it's true, they are the best.

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    Default Re: The Best Band Currently Making New Music

    I find it kind of hard to really and truly love a band that's not making music any more.

    I guess part of the fun for me is following the arc, really, I'd rather have a great new album than an amazing back catalogue.

    A back catalogue is all just one big body of music to me, rather than something that's progressing right now. Music that's happening and still happening, that's what makes me giddy.

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    Sometimes it's better to stop releasing music than it is to put out stinker after stinker.
    8/20 SISU and Tanlines @ Sayers Club, 8/21 The Zombies @ Santa Monica Pier, 8/23-24 FYF Fest, 9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel & Daniel Johnston @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    True dat.

    Bono.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    Looks like I'm off to download some Elbow.
    You won't be sorry, Jeff. I'm an older cat, but this band is making the best new music that I've heard in 10 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    True dat.

    Bono.
    Weezer
    anything from Billy Corgan since "Eye."
    The Cure
    Nine Inch Nails
    8/20 SISU and Tanlines @ Sayers Club, 8/21 The Zombies @ Santa Monica Pier, 8/23-24 FYF Fest, 9/10 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel & Daniel Johnston @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Tokimonsta @ El Rey, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/3-4 Desert Stars, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/22-25 CMJ, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    Fucking hell yes. Moustache? MOUSTACHE, RIVERS?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3 View Post
    Looks like I'm off to download some Elbow.
    I made a thread with some good videos in it.

    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    Best band making new music, or the band still making the best new music. Tricky.
    It has to be both, super tricky.

    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    I find it kind of hard to really and truly love a band that's not making music any more.
    But, Talking Heads!

    Quote Originally Posted by All Your Base View Post
    You won't be sorry, Jeff. I'm an older cat, but this band is making the best new music that I've heard in 10 years.
    They are close to perfect. Guy Garvey has an amazing voice and charming personality. Their arrangements and production are really impressive. They produce their own albums. Music worth swooning over.
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    Goddammit, Menik, we were doing so fucking well, too. Look, Elbow! We were talking about Elbow!

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    British Sea Power. I think it might take a while, but some day people are going to look back and wonder why they ignored an album like Do You Like Rock Music?

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    Blackswan, if you haven't seen their performance of their latest album with the BBC concert orchestra and choir, make sure you do. It's on the box set that is coming out, and I downloaded a low-quality torrent of it. Can't wait for that box...
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    Tool>Radiohead>anything Jack White

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    Hmmmmmmmmm............ BSP, they're good, and actually, I'd put them in the same breed of music as Elbow, but I never quite heard what other people were hearing that was so special.

    Ah Blackswan, I always have an incredibly hard time reconciling your eh, board persona, with the general cuddly lovelyness of Elbow.

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    Man Man
    The National
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    And stinkbutt leaving a motorhead set when you know he's dying just to talk shit ? Your a shitty person as well .please let mja give you an anal love disease .

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Your Base View Post
    Blackswan, if you haven't seen their performance of their latest album with the BBC concert orchestra and choir, make sure you do. It's on the box set that is coming out, and I downloaded a low-quality torrent of it. Can't wait for that box...
    I've seen some it... amazing stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stinkbutt View Post
    Man Man
    Man Man's recorded stuff doesn't do it for me at all.

    Good Jesus Christ though, they're fun.

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    It's not our fault that the answer has been Radiohead for more than ten years. It just is. ::shrug::
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    I'm hoping the next Massive Attack album will qualify them, but still waiting...
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    Because fucking millenials that's what

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monklish View Post
    It's not our fault that the answer has been Radiohead for more than ten years. It just is. ::shrug::
    That is true, but Radiohead is...IMO, kind of in a different class.
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    Nine Inch Nails

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Your Base View Post
    That is true, but Radiohead is...IMO, kind of in a different class.

    Not really. This would be the right class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    Ah Blackswan, I always have an incredibly hard time reconciling your eh, board persona, with the general cuddly lovelyness of Elbow.
    I'm not really sure where to go with this, but just know that I have my reasons. I am unsure of your conception of my "board persona", but I'm not always abrasive, and when it comes down to it, I am unable to actually be myself here. I'm also grumpy since I don't live in England and my favorite bands don't like playing in the states.
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