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NiTRO

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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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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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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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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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Rain songs:

Rain Drops keep Falling on My Head - B.J. Thomas :D 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.
-Dan
 

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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 :D
 

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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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I don't know much about music. I learn alot from this site. Thanks everybody. Some interesting lists here, helps me get an idea about artists I'm not familiar with.

Going to work as a bike messenger on a dark rainy morning is hard. A couple song I listen to help me out the door: "Get Up Jake" by the Band and "Riders on the Storm" by the Doors.
 

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Sunny

Led Zeppelin
RHCP
Presidents of the USA
Beatles

Rainy

Radiohead
Snow Patrol
(sometimes) Pavement
slower jazz
 

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Rod Smith said:
Going to work as a bike messenger on a dark rainy morning is hard.
When we had a nice sunny day and the fireroads had finally dried, the first album I listened to with my iRiver flash player was Lemon Jelly's great "Lost Horizons" album. Great riding music!

Then it started raining a lot, so I was listening to stuff like "A Northern Chorus" (another great rainy-day band) again. :(

It rains a lot here, so realistically my "rainy-day" list is a lot longer. Indie music is great for rainy-day music, and emusic is great for indie music, so I have quite a bit of that.
 

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RAINY:
eisley
chopin(nocturne in d)
keri noble
zero 7
garbage
bob dylan


SUNNY:
shinedown
the knack
the white stipes
the yardbirds
outkast
big and rich
 

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what about Sunny Day Real Estate

others
rainy:
Alkaline Trio
Dropkick Murphys
Finch
Joshua Radin

Sunny
Sunny Day Real Estate
Coldplay
Copeland
Postal Service
The Shins
Ellie Lawson
 
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