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If you want to stretch a little toward mathcore, check out the albums "The Process of Self-Development" or "300 Percent Density" by Candiria. They also blend in hip hop, jazz and more. They're insane. This is a great video.
The definitive answer is the Smiths, I think, in terms of overall impact. Formed in Manchester in 1982. Manchester also saw the emergence of the Fall, Stone Roses, James, Happy Mondays, Buzzcocks (disbanded in 81).
Manchester, so much to answer for.
Speaperboxxx/The Love Below by Outkast
Splitting arguably the world's most popular rap group in half to produce two distinct concept album masterpieces rolled together in one package… that takes some guts and ambition. Kanye's been trying to replicate this success ever since. After hitting stores in 2003, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below went 11x platinum in the U.S.
Two bands that aren't new but that recently released new albums are:
Phoenix – Passion Pit toured with them this fall, so they must think there is some kind of synergy there. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is a fantastic album.
Junior Boys – I have a friend in LA who got really into Junior Boys and Passion Pit around the same time this summer. They released a new album Begone Dull Care earlier this year.
Reggie Watts is bizarre and hilarious:
He started off as a traditional musician, but people seemed to regard him as a funny guy, so he just went with it. He's touring right now with Conan O'Brien.
Don't forget the great jazz singers — Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. They each have great 'best-of' anthologies.
Coltrane's ballads were absolutely amazing. Blue Train and Ballads are great albums to check out.
PS, lala.com is great for discovering what you like since you can listen to almost any track once for free.
"Because I could not stop for Death" is written in what is called common metre: a four-line stanza with syllables of 8, 6, 8, 6, and with all lines in iambic feet (unstressed/stressed). A good many hymns, e.g., "Amazing Grace," are written in this meter. As has often been pointed out, the hymns that Dickinson grew up hearing were probably the stimulus for her rhythms.
Guaranteed? Of course not. Probability does go up with popularity of the songs though, especially for a low enough X and great enough t.
The jazzmafia.com is a collection of extremely talented bands, each playing their own fusion of jazz, funk, and hip hop.
The Jazz Mafia Symphony is a massive ensemble featuring
* 3 rappers
* several R&B singers
* full brass section: trumpets, trombones, horns
* large winds section: saxes, flutes, clarinets
* a string section
* full rhythm section with at least two drummers, often a DJ
The Shotgun Wedding Quintet is a smaller hip hop group with one rapper, a bass/trombone player, sax/keys, drums, and often a guest (to fill out the quintet).