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Good Electronic Music, that's not Lady Gaga (NVGR)

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Lady Gaga.

She's everywhere now, and I can't stand it.
I don't want to go too in depth of why I hate her, but it's mostly how unoriginal and boring her music is.

With that I present you the following bands/artists that aren't Lady Gaga, and are better. If you do happen to like her music, that's fine by me, but you should give these songs a shot. These are all off the top of my head and from my iTunes list.

Massive Attack - Dissolved Girl

I'll start this one off with one of my favorite songs of all time, and one that you'll probably recognize. Neo was listening to this during the first Matrix movie. They're more famous than you would think; their song "Teardrop" is the theme for the show "House", and they did the soundtrack for "Unleashed" (AKA "Danny the Dog")

Bat for Lashes - Sleep Alone

I was first introduced to this artist through the website "AudioPornCentral." Don't let the name fool you, it's ONLY about music. Mostly electronic and mashups. I suggest heading there if you're into either of those!
Her voice is eerie and mesmerizing, and I love the music! Especially since it's created with a live band.

Crystal Castles - Alice Practice

Those of you familiar with the show "Skins" might recognize this, it was featured in an episode. A friend I used to work with at Musician's Friend was playing this while testing amps, VERY loud. I went over to his desk to hear it from the start and bought the CD a few days later.
It's rough, it's dirty, and I love it.

Lights - Saviour

I have NO IDEA why I like this song, but I do. APC turned me onto her awhile back, and to this date I think her album STILL isn't available in the US.
Pop and Eletronic is a thin line, she stradles it.

Enter Shikari - Sorry You're Not a Winner

Sorry to get a little heavier on you, but this band is not to be missed. I think a lot of people here are already familiar with them.

Imogen Heap - Aha!

You might have heard this in a recent movie/trailer....do you know which?

Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Alive)

I felt at first that this one was TOO obvious and didn't need to be included, but you never know. Plus this live mix is amazing!
If you only know this from the Kanye song, shame on you.

Right-o kids. Do me and yourself a favor; if you enjoyed any of the tracks above, go check out some more music by them! After Destructoid's excessive front-page love for Lady Gaga, I felt I had to set things right.
I don't listen to a lot of electronic music, and I've never been to a live show, but I know what I like.
Feel free to make any suggestions to me or other readers in the comments!


With that, I leave you with a special treat.

The Demonstration - Bad Romance (Lady GaGa cover)

(She is aware of this and has posted her approval, which I gotta say is rad of her!)
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About Clown Babyone of us since 2:05 AM on 02.19.2007

When did you start playing games? I can honestly say my entire life. My dad used to let me play computer games on his desktop back when most households didn't even have a computer at all.

I play drums in a band called documentary. Music and Videogames together are two of the biggest parts of my life.

If you're interested you can hear my band here or even better, see it here!

My band is something of an experiment. We created the Myspace page for the sake of venues, but otherwise we do NOT use it at all. All of our shows are advertised via Word of Mouth and old school methods. The only online advertising is done by us on our personal Myspace/Facebook pages to our real-life friends.

So far, it's working fairly well.
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