So guys (and gals), I'm making something of an appeal for you to all recommend me bands you think I should listen to. I'll genuinely make an effort to try them all out (it'll help if you recommend a specific album as well), and I might make a couple of posts containing my opinions. It's nice to be the discoverer of your own music tastes, but I find most of the bands I really love right now were introduced to me by other people, and a couple I was specifically told I would like them, and turns out I did. I figure it's worth spending the hour or so to try a band out, because if you end up liking them you've really gained something in your life for very little work.
Two things that could be useful here. The first is the beginning of my list of recommendations, started with some discussion with Peter Saunders:
Jets to Brazil (What the vocalist from Jawbreaker did after he had throat surgery, I think) Leatherface
The other thing that might be useful is my Last.fm profile page, so you guys aren't linking me to shit I have already listened to.
The Movielife (most pop)
Hot Water Music
Kid Dynamite (least pop)
Husker Du (The band I was struggling to remember the other day)
We Were Promised Jetpacks
Minus the Bear
So Many Dynamos
Max Levine Ensemble
So yeah, take the opportunity to have some input on my blog while I actually give a crap about it. Recommendations via Facebook comments are OK, but I'd rather you posted recommendations in comments the blog and not on Facebook, because it'll be easier to find them again in a couple of weeks when this post has gone off my main profile on Facebook. I promise I'll try and listen to as much as I can, and I'll especially make an effort to any recommendations of specific albums as well as artists, because it's easier for me to sample.