Music Discussion #18: Ahead of the Curve

Let’s discuss any and all music here. You’ve got a new artist who’s rocking your boat that you want to talk about? Post a video! Found out about that unearthed Coltrane album that has the jazz freak in you losing your mind? Lay it out for us! Do you have a theory about what your favorite band might do for their next album? Let’s hear it! Anything and everything music-related goes here, but do please remember to also pay attention to the more niche threads; if your post would either fit better or equally well in one of them, please post it there as well. I absolutely do not want to steal traffic from those threads.

Prompt for this week: Have you ever discovered an artist way before they became famous? After they became more popular, did you like them as much? Did more people knowing about “your band” spoil it for you, or were you happy to see them reach a larger audience? Did the artist in question change their sound or make other compromises that left you cold, or did they continue to produce music that you enjoyed? Since you have an active enough interest in music to be reading this, it’s probably safe to assume that now or at some point in your life you have been at the forefront of the latest musical trends and discovered some cool artists early on. But, is there one in particular that stands out? Let us know in the comments!

(By the way, this is exexalien, filling in for Sigil for the next few weeks. The header image is intended as a joke; I’m sure some among us have been guilty of playing the role of “music snob” at one point or another, and I hope that we are all at least mature enough to be able to laugh at ourselves when reflecting upon this. I also wasn’t sure what number this thread should be given – after Music Discussion #10, all hell breaks loose for a while with two #11’s, no #12, and three #13’s. By my count this should be Music Discussion Thread #18, so that’s the number I chose. If there’s some sort of special numbering or counting system that I’m failing to pick up on, please let me know and I’ll consider changing it.)

Fun song – more people ought to hear it. Plus, even though this song came out in the mid-nineties, they use the term “hipster” in a way that didn’t really catch on until around the turn of the century.

(Video’s region blocked for me – let me know if it works.)