What's the best obscure album you know?
10000 last.fm listeners at most.
1000 or less.
LKN- post hardcore, Lauren Katherine Newman plays everything.
>1500 listeners, and it's a god-damned shame
Sonic Youth X10,000
>don't use last.fm
>don't see the point and I mostly spin vinyl records any way
>lel 10 000 listeners "obscure"
>decide to check my favourite band on last.fm
>search for Thee Creeps
>nigga-wat.jpg, they aren't obscure at all
http://www.last.fm/music/Parasense/Apple under 1000 listeners.
original member Zolod died in early 2000s sadly. this album is a re-release of an old album from them, and some of there stuff was available only on cassette too.
oldschool russian psytrance, when psytrance was still innovating and defining itself.
Guy I went to high school with. last.fm says 169 listeners.
There's like me and 2 other listeners, and it's one of my most favorite albums ever.
Posted this earlier in that offensive music thread
Not even my band, I swear.
Oh, and also this. Great freak folk, sounds like Sung Tongs but with more complex rhythms.
Dead Xylophones. 0 listeners, 0 plays, doesnt show up in last.fm. experimental hip hop, came out this year, Very strong tracks, corny skit-type things is my only gripe. if you want to find it, good luck
FUCK OFF PAUL SMC HONESTLY
Well that escalated quickly
There are half a dozen noise artists i listen to that have 5-100 plays.
aside from that, a few bands that im not huge into but listen to from time to time that have a couple hundred to a thousand listens.
Each song from this album has about 175 listeners.
oddly, my ex gf's older sister's band: http://www.last.fm/music/Sissy+Bar/Statutory+Grape
maybe doesn't count since their gin & juice cover is has over 9000 youtubes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDq2FGsEGd8
131 listeners, local punk scene from buffalo that my dad bought a cd from when he was in grad school. Kick ass stuff. The fems.
wicked witch, with 1490 listeners. really cool but strange older lo-fi synth funk, check him out
Ranked in order of listeners:
5.) Susumu Hirasawa - Sim City - 2999
4.) Tor Lundvall - Empty City - 2828
3.) Black Bananas - Rad Times Express IV - 1881
2.) Eliza Rickman - O You Sinners - 1556
Hard Mode Unlocked:
1.) The Arkhams - Road To Arkham - 989
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit essem is dope.
i saw that picture posted a bit after the album released, had to image search it which led to reading all about the ruby ridge raid and other ATF related shit. thanks essem.
>all the similar artists have nothing to do with them, it's just other artists I listen to.
And no, it's not my band. The album doesn't even appear, but I own it
and well, if I'm half their audience I guess that explains the similar artists
One of my favourite EPs of all times. Surely worth a listen.
Net Shaker - I'm So Cold
One of the best albums of 2013. Only 800-then-some scrobbles in total for the entire band.
It's hard to classify this one. It's a bit industrial, wavy, lo-fi,hypnotic pop. although pop might be misleading.
Very well crafted.
Best obscure one? Probably this.
1351 listeners - Russian (or rather Soviet?) post-punk.
Some examples for those interested:
First three songs are damn cool, so is EYES (it's not the same as the previous link, apparently there's some confusion with the titles)
>implying I can be bothered to check how many last.fm listeners each band I like has
I bed Dovehead, Fox Van Cleef, Big Swamp Gospel, One Big Lie, Kamas and Awake in Sleep don't have many though.
music a friend makes, he's popular on soundcloud, but apparently i'm the only one who's ever scrobbled him
LOVED THESE MOTHERFUCKERS
BEST BAND FROM SHITHOLE SAC, CA (OTHER THAN DEATHGRIPS)
less than 50 listeners i cbf to look it up
wreck - soul train
wreck - el mundo de los ninos
wreck - house of boris
guzzard - get a witness
guzzard - quick, fast, in a hurry
guzzard - alienation index survey
bastro - diablo guapo
bastro - sing the troubled beast
o-matic - dog years
quitters club - s/t
johnboy - claim dedications
every tar album
live skull - bringing home the bait
seam - the problem with me
shrimp boat - cavale
sense field - s/t
local band I saw open for austra and really liked
they were selling merch in a club so I bought this CD
it was a bummer. the band was just a side project
they all had straight jobs, working for the state.
also sacramento had a good scene (mayyors, death grips, hella, trash talk), but they all left, and don't blame them.
you could look at it like that, or you could just appreciate that we're taking the time to share the music that we enjoy and wish more people would give it a try because it's soooo worth it. Put your fedora back and empty the spaghetti from your pockets.
Now we're talking.
>spooky concept ambient-country
Rue de Prague - Helpless Wisdom
great alt rock
really obscure too
This prog rock gem has only 383 listens
I have no idea, but it seems like "These Rappers Claim They Hard When Them Fags Never Even Seen The Pen" and "You A Hater Like Them Cowards That Killed 2Pac" are the exact same album.
Neither one came with tags, so I don't know what the tracks are called. But "Track 1", "Track 2", "Track 3" etc. are not Viperesque enough to be the real titles.
this album is on my college radio on rotation, has 92 listeners. so my city is being exposed to ultra underground, 10/10 vapor music
seconding these ones
> emily moore: ambient, piano-based sort of sparse neoclassical
> ovens: bay area power pop, pinkerton-weezer-esque. led by tony molina of dissed and dismissed fame.
> scapes: japanese dream pop / shoegaze / slightly electronic
i'm adding it was a dark and stormy night by nicolas collins. proto-glitch based on orchestral samples. really lush and insteresting.
Things Thugs Do is his best. I also have a mega of Plush Player which is his 2nd best imo, if you are interested.
Various Viper albums are just the same album literally slowed down. He is working that DJ Screw vibe. There's a screwed version of You'll Cowards floating around.
>Various Viper albums are just the same album literally slowed down. He is working that DJ Screw vibe. There's a screwed version of You'll Cowards floating around.
I wish all hip hop artists would do this
19 listeners on last.fm. Found it at a record store for $2.
to those implying something is not obscure
if we get world population
then get discogs amount of bands
then assume each person listen to at average 100 bands and those listeners are equally listened between bands
you will get 197612 listeners to each band
but last .fm doenst have all humans of the world there, so lets make this math
197612 / ((world population) / 51.1 million)
and you get 1416 listeners to each band
Do I win if they're not even on there?
lol no, but I didn't see southern rock band at the bottom. I'd call them post rock or instrumental math rock, but they're from atlanta and play instruments, so I guess southern rock band is technically correct.
They're album only has 175 listeners on it though, still a pretty low number.
Amazing singer, good songs.
This album isn't listed on last.fm, but he has <2000 listeners in total
2198 listeners... not super obscure, but Bastro is absolute top tier in their genre so they ought to be much bigger and /mu/ never talks about them.
even tho ive been spammin this guys music for over a eyar he still only has 800 listeners ;_;
>including Hothead Patrol
>not including Dr. Pavel
My Friends by Paper Lions is such a wonderful album. It really deserves more listens.
Bodies in the Winter and Ghostwriters are such great songs
i had meant to get back to you after you requested i review your album on jumbly music.
I dug the work, but could only share the capone EP. I had a really horrible year and just started up a new job. i've got the EP on my phone to listen through and review
Michael Guy Bowman - Ithaca
Incredible electronic rock album with influences from all over the board.
Shame people only know them for their Christmas music.
and a great fucking album it is
i was surprised by the lack of listeners
actually never mind it's this
only 8 scrobbles because i had been too lazy to DL from bandcamp but this shit is fucking awesome somewhat progressive emo. basically it's just twinkly mathy emo that doesn't sound like all that other twinkly mathy emo that sounds the same
yo Weatherbox is really fucking cool
not TOO obscure (tony opened for Joyce Manor and a lot of people were singing along) but this is one of my favorite things ever
so obscure there's not even a full tracklisting :^)
This has <1000 listens
Local emo/party punk duo. These dudes live about an hour from me and I saw and met both of them over the summer. Really talented musicians and super fun, catchy music that sticks with you plus has a lot of character. And honestly, it was one of the best live performances I've seen. It could have been just because they were loud as fuck in a packed room of 15, but I actually started tripping out stone sober and I got so into it. They recently put out their last album and then split up because they both went off to college. Highly recommend
>Car Seat Headrest
Most of you guys probably know this one but he only has 7,713 listeners.
I found these guys in a bandcamp thread on here actually. It's funny because I don't care for shoegaze normally (Didn't like Loveless) but I absolutely adore their EP "Fell Asleep." Seriously, it should be illegal to make music this catchy. If anyone knows any other music that sounds like this, I'd appreciate a rec.
Looking at how many listeners all of my other artists have makes me feel like my music is way less obscure, which is actually a huge relief.
10/10 album, I think they're fairly well-known in Finland though
Pic related is an album I shared on /mu/ years ago and like 300 people DLed it. Still only has like 150 listeners on last.fm though. It's actually one of my favourite albums, there's just something about it.
How the fuck is 10k listeners obscure.
Anyways I don't remember off the top of my head, but George Costanza's 'Summer of George demo' is the my most played obscure album. I think I got like 200 listens.
And here's a fucking great band, think they had like 1500 listeners. They're from the same town as At the Drive-in and played sort of post-punk bluesy stuff. You'll like them if you like the Wipers.
There are 383 listeners across three different bands of the same name.
if you guys were actually interested in a music scene, it's easy as shit to know 'obscure' bands. Almost all my 7"'s and cassettes come from artists that are less than 200 listens on last.fm
Seriously, I find a lot bedroom projects on bandcamp threads and smaller subreddits, especially /r/cassetteculture. I wouldn't even consider that a scene, just a few places I find music.
This album is fucking amazing, too. My #2OAT
>tfw you expected it to be even less
so obscure it's not even on last fm and only one track is on youtube
Tiny Rainbows - The Slaughter Rule
> 40 Listeners
Xenharmonic album with under 300 listeners. It's really great.
Remember the music that played on Life with Playstation?
Wait, spoke too soon
I have two LPs of 100 pressings each, and a CD that's never been officially been physically released, only sold at shows, in the words of the guy, "Most of them are sitting in my attic."
All from the same band.
Yep, they are on point. I've recced that album on /mu/ before. In general, the newer waves of math rock get way too much attention, considering how inferior they are to stuff like this.
Not my most obscure artist, but they are pretty cool
I had to scan this myself; it's not on RYM or anything.
Wife of somebody my father worked with. Very Osamu Sato.
161 listeners, and it's an actual goat album, it even has a article on wikipedia.
i'm repping this album until the day i die.
Local band that broke up a few years back. Their only EP isn't listed on bandcamp...the other EP is only available on youtube.
The site doesn't even provide correct information on this album.