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AdSeriatim  ·  3109 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Broken Bells  ·  

Well Broken Bells is actually a collaboration between James Mercer and Danger Mouse, so they don't have too much music out other then that one *Broken Bells* album and a EP. But if you like the vocals, then I recommend listening to Flake Music and The Shins. Flake Music pretty much what James Mercer was before he started The Shins, so they sound pretty similar, but I like Flake Music a bit more for some reason. Here is the entire Flake Music album *When You Land Here, It's Time to Return* which is really good. And then my favorite Shins song is Caring is Creepy. On the other hand, if you like the production of Broken Bells, then literally anything Danger Mouse produces is great. People who don't know who Danger Mouse is will be very surprised at how much influence he has had on popular works. But as for a recommendation, I'm not sure what I would suggest since Danger Mouse is kinda all over the place. I guess you could listen to my favorite album he produced which is *Demon Days* by Gorillaz, but that's not entirely him. Just go look at his wiki page and go from there since he has done so much haha.





humanodon  ·  3109 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Now it all makes sense. I have a bunch of Shins albums, some stuff produced by Danger Mouse, including Demon Days, but on hearing this I didn't connect those dots. It's cool when musical entities come together. Anyway, thanks for putting that all together for me with all those links, much appreciated.

AdSeriatim  ·  3109 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah I think its awesome knowing who all came together to produce something. Listening to an album after you know how it was made is like listening to that album for the first time - you start to hear all of the subtle influences people had on it. Its a nice way to fall in love with something all over again.

humanodon  ·  3109 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Its a nice way to fall in love with something all over again.

For sure. I'm listening to the Broken Bells album you linked and so far, I really, really like it! I got all these badges so here, have one.

AdSeriatim  ·  3109 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yay! My first badge haha. But yeah, its a great album. Im glad you like it.