now, bear with me because i have never written a soapbox...so here it goes :)

whenever i turn on the radio i hear music like Sean Kingston and Fergie blasting from the speakers. Maybe even, (dare i say it) Green Day and Nickleback

Now if you like this type of music, i am not trying to bash you. i just want to express my opinion and maybe show you some artists you may like. there are so many artists out there that are amazing but i have forced myself to narrow it down to five.

1. One of my Favorite bands would be Oasis. this 90's british band has great lyrics and melodies. Some of the top songs by Oasis are "live forever" "lyla" "Wonderwall" "Champagne Supernova" and "(what's the story) Morning Glory" if you like The Verve, you will probably like Oasis.

2. Another great band that is from the 90's (or at least started in the 90's) is Radiohead. Radiohead is another british band. some of there best songs would be "Creep" "15 step" "karma Police" and "the bends" if you like Spoon, you might like Radiohead.

3. Another Amazing band is The Shins. this band is one of the more recent bands on my list. the band's calm, indie feel make them fun to listen to. some songs you may consider listening to are "Caring is Creepy" "New Slang" "Australia" "Phantom Limb" and "Girl Sailor". if you like Beck, you might like The Shins.

4. One band with a really unique sound would be Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. the lead singers voice is really odd sounding, but in a good way. in fact, one of their songs was in The Office, at Jim's Barbecue. Some Great songs by this band are, "Clap Your Hands!" "My Yellow Country Teeth" "Let The Cool Goddess Rust Away" "Some Loud Thunder" and "Mama, Won't You Keep Them Castles In The Air Burning?". if you like Vampire Weekend, you may like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

5. This band is one of those Well Kept secrets that never made it big. They are called Neutral Milk Hotel. i can not stress how much i would like you to listen to this band. not because i want to make them mainstream, but because i think everyone to be able to enjoy there greatness. There best cd in my opinion, is In The Aeroplane Over The Sea. it is partly based on Anne Frank, which is really cool. Some of their best songs are "King Of Carrot Flowers Part 1." "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" "Holland 1945" "Oh Comely" and "Two Headed Boy ". If you like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (which i know is one of my bands above but i really do think is the best comparison) i Think you will like Neutral Milk Hotel.

Now i know these bands aren't main stream taste, but i really wish you would try them out and give them a listen. all of them are available on itunes, except only Radiohead's newest CD is on there. Also, as far as office fans are concerned, Jim Halpert's itunes playlist contains Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Neutral Milk Hotel, and The Shins. (but i new about all these bands before that) ENJOY!!!