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Old 05-25-2005, 01:01 PM
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Favorite Sunny/Rainy Music

I woke up in Seattle this morning to a forcast of 80+ degrees F for the next couple of days following a week of pretty volatile weather. This is the first time this spring that the weather will have breached the 80 degree mark. It signals a bit of a turning point toward summer weather. As I drove to work this morning, sunroof open, I felt this immediate urge to listen to Sublime and it made me think about music that sunny weather inspires me to listen to and then conversely rainy weather.

...So my question is, if this is a factor for you, what are your 5 favorite sunny weather bands? What are your 5 favorite depressing rainy weather bands? If a specific album applies feel free to list that as well.

Sunshine:
Sublime
Bob Marley & The Wailers
The Thrills (So Much For The City)
Ozomatli
Jurassic 5

Downpour:
The Cure
The Smiths
Stone Roses (2nd Coming)
Alice in Chains (Dirt)
Black Sabbath




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Old 05-25-2005, 01:22 PM
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Hey, NiTRO--I like this thread.

Rainy:

Cranes ("Wings of Joy")
The The ("Mind Bomb")
Swans or Joy Division (many similarities)
Beethoven--Pastoral Symphony--not depressing--rain = life & happiness. Good for sunny days, too.
Kate Bush ("Hounds of Love").

Sunny:

The Beatles
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Primus
Red Hot Chili Peppers (the fast, funky stuff)
Flogging Molly (the fast, drunken, punky stuff)

Edit: I've gotta throw in U2's "The Joshua Tree" for rainy music--for some reason it always makes me think of rain.

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Old 05-25-2005, 01:38 PM
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I don't know that I think of most of this as necessarily depressing or happy, but it's what I find most fitting for the weather.

Rain:
The Smiths
Radiohead
Sigur Ros
Elliott Smith
Karate

Sunny:
Spoon
The Sea and Cake
The Flaming Lips
The Decemberists
Belle and Sebastian



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rain
postal service
jamie cullum
george winston(more of a snow feel though...kinda weird.)
any orchestra music
pink floyd

sunny
sheryl crow
jason mraz
blink 182
beatles
incubus
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Old 05-25-2005, 03:27 PM
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Have to think of this one a little more, but here in Massachusetts, its been rainy and cold for the past 10 days...I'm listening to CocoRosie right now, extremely appropriate.
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Old 05-25-2005, 04:08 PM
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Rain songs:

Rain Drops keep Falling on My Head - B.J. Thomas Ok not really... <jk>
The Rain Song - Led Zeplin (Yeah that's more like it!)
Cinderella Man - RUSH <- "A manic depresive he walks in the rain!"
Rainy Day and Mondys - The Carpenters
Force Ten - RUSH
Jacobs Ladder - RUSH (For when the storm passes),.

Sun Songs:

Red Barchetta - RUSH
Chain Lightning - RUSH <- "Sundogs fire on the Horizon"
Avalible Light - RUSH
Summertime Blues - as coverd by RUSH...



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Rainy:
Faithless
British Sea Power
Red Hot Chili Peppers (BSSM)
Peter Doherty (acoustic)

Sunny:
N.E.R.D.
Michael Jackson
OutKast (Speakerboxxx)
The Libertines
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Sunny:

The Beatles
Bob Marley
The Doors
The Rolling Stones

Rainy:

The Stone Roses
The Smiths
The Charlatans
Primal Scream

Not that the "rainy" songs are depressing, they just seem to fit the weather.
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Sunny:
Polyphonic Spree
ELO (Mr. Blue Sky)
Blind Melon

Rain:
Coldplay
Audioslave
Killers
Polyphonic Spree



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Concerto For A Rainy Day (from "Out Of The Blue" by Electric Light Orfchestra)

10. Standin' In The Rain
11. Big Wheels
12. Summer And Lightening
13. Mr. Blue Sky
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Sunny:
Blink 182
Bjork
Jill Sobule
Utada Hikaru
The Sugarcubes
Sugarcult
Kosaka Riyu
Gin Blossoms

Rainy:
Metropolis Soundtrack (1984)
Bjork
Disturbed
DJ Taka
DJ Amuro
Utada Hikaru
Eisley



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Good thread... I've had all of the summer music out because we've finally had hot weather...

Sunny:
Bob Marley
Peter Tosh
The Caesars
The Shins
LCD Soundsystem
De La Soul (3 Feet High and Rising)
Beck (Just "Girl" from his latest album really..)
Gorillaz ("Feel Good Inc.")
A Tribe Called Quest
DJ Krush (Ki-Oku with Toshinori Kondo)
Augustus Pablo
Lemon Jelly
Roni Size
The Unicorns ("Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?")

Rainy:
Radiohead
TV on the Radio
British Sea Power
At The Drive-In
Coldplay
Nine Inch Nails
Sonic Youth
Ooh and "Danger of the Water" by The Futureheads
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Rainy Day:
Jack Johnson
Counting Crows

Sunny Day:
Dave Matthews Band
Blues Traveler
Counting Crows

All depends on the song as well
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Rainy:
Barzin
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Elliott Smith
Elysian Fields
Pinback
Thee More Shallows
Yo La Tengo

Sunny:
Jet
Lemon Jelly
Bob Marley
Steely Dan
The Dandy Warhols
The Delgados
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I live at the beach, so sunny first:

Jimmy Buffett
Beatles
Barenaked Ladies
Bob Marley
John Denver

...the rain

The Cure
The Doors
Gordon Lightfoot
John Prine
Bob Dylan
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