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I'm bored of everything on my iPod.

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I've got iTunes and a credit card to hand - recommend me some stuff.

My favourite bands are Weezer, The Ramones, The Cure, Muse, The Clash etc. so if you can think of something I might like I'm all ears.....

I also like some good old fashioned shouty punk bands like Sham 69, The Business, Stiff Little Fingers, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Misfits, Rancid, 999, The Damned etc..... and Bikini Kill.

Ooh, and I would like to expand my knowledge of 2 Tone.

Any suggestions for me to check out? :princess:

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None of this recent, and probably stuff you already have....

Buzzcocks, UK Subs, Poison Girls, The Fall

Maybe some even older stuff....Black Monks, Wimple Winch

If you like 2 Tone, how about some of the early Trojan stuff that Rico features on??

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Yeah, my suggestion would be don't download anything of iTunes, 128kbps is a joke.

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Yeah, my suggestion would be don't download anything of iTunes, 128kbps is a joke.

Exactly - and at 79p or whatever a song, you're as cheap getting the CD from Amazon Marketplace, ripping it to your PC, then selling it again if need be.

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Also, you might not always have an iPod - I dropped mine and replaced it with a Creative, which won't play AAC, so the (admittedly few) tracks I bought from iTunes won't play anymore.

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Also, you might not always have an iPod - I dropped mine and replaced it with a Creative, which won't play AAC, so the (admittedly few) tracks I bought from iTunes won't play anymore.

could you not burn those AAC tracks onto a cd, then re-rip them as mp3s?

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could you not burn those AAC tracks onto a cd, then re-rip them as mp3s?

Yes you could. You can even get software which will convert them directly to MP3. However either conversion process would degrade the sound quality even further, and it's not great to begin with.

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Yes you could. You can even get software which will convert them directly to MP3. However either conversion process would degrade the sound quality even further, and it's not great to begin with.

Least you still get to hear them...

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Yeah, but I can't stand the fizzy cymbals and other problems associated with "lossy" music. I really can't put up with anything less than 192 these days.

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I've got iTunes and a credit card to hand - recommend me some stuff.

My favourite bands are Weezer, The Ramones, The Cure, Muse, The Clash etc. so if you can think of something I might like I'm all ears.....

I also like some good old fashioned shouty punk bands like Sham 69, The Business, Stiff Little Fingers, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Misfits, Rancid, 999, The Damned etc..... and Bikini Kill.

Ooh, and I would like to expand my knowledge of 2 Tone.

Any suggestions for me to check out? :princess:

Interesting mix of stuff there Elwood, possibles you might like as an extrapolation of what you currently have :

Juliette & The Licks - Four On The Flour

McQueen - Break The Silence

The 69 Eyes - Angels

36 Crazy Fists - A Snow Capped Romance

Skindred - Babylon

Wednesday 13 - Fang Bang

The Wildhearts - The Wildhearts

The Noisettes - What's The Time Mr Wolf

Exit Ten - This World They'll Drown

The Zico Chain - The Zico Chain

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I've got iTunes and a credit card to hand - recommend me some stuff.

My favourite bands are Weezer, The Ramones, The Cure, Muse, The Clash etc. so if you can think of something I might like I'm all ears.....

I also like some good old fashioned shouty punk bands like Sham 69, The Business, Stiff Little Fingers, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Misfits, Rancid, 999, The Damned etc..... and Bikini Kill.

Ooh, and I would like to expand my knowledge of 2 Tone.

Any suggestions for me to check out? :princess:

How about The Beat's first album and The Specials if you're looking for some 2 Tone stuff. There's loads of good Trojan collections knocking about too if you're looking for the influences on 2 Tone bands (I personally reccommend "The Trojan Story" a 2cd comp I picked up in ASDA for a fiver!) "This is England" soundtrack has a good mix of everything you mention - shouty punk and 2 Tone.

Going back a bit earlier in time, try The Creation - "Our Music is Red with Purple Flashes" for some early psych pop/punk or any of the "Nuggets" compilations also anything by The Stooges.

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