Currently playing: The Cure - A Night Like this

Welcome to... the avocadoland music archive
Here is where I share the music I like and I hope I can reccommend some music to visitors!
Although genres are ultimatly quite limiting I think they are an easy way to categorise music.
So.. that is why this page is split up based on genre and not alphabetically. (Full album videos are linked to each picture)

Emo - Emo music can be used to describe loads of types of music but I mostly identify it with music
that developed from the post hardcore scene in America. Bands I have included here share either a more twinkly math rock sound
or more hardcore screamo elements. Some bands such as My Chemical Romance and Weezer are sometimes included in the emo genre but
personally I don't think they share many similarities with emo bands.
Thrice
Thrice
Foxtails
Foxtails
Saves the Day
Saves The Day
Thursday
Thursday
American Football
American Football
Sunday's Best
Sunday's Best
Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for
Cutie
Sunny Day Real Estate
Sunny Day
Real Estate
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat
World

Nu Metal/Hard Rock/Metalcore - Metal is quite easy to categorise, I feel like people act like it isn't but compared to most rock it's
pretty distinguishable. Harder music isn't everyones cup of tea and it takes some getting used to.
However, softer metal influenced bands like deftones and chevelle can be appreciated by any music listener.

Static X
Static- X
mudvayne
Mudvayne
drowning pool
Drowning Pool
deftones
Deftones
coal chamber
Coal Chamber
bring me the horizon
Bring Me The
Horizon
from autumn to ashes
From Autumn to
Ashes
the devil wears prada
The Devil Wears
Prada
evanescene
Evanescene

Alternative Rock - Alternative rock is a category that only really exists because rock continually gets blended with other genres.
Personally I like to use this genre to describe rock music that people would get offended if I labelled it something else. Almost every shoegaze,
emo or indie rock band fits under the alt rock genre... so take my choices with a pinch of salt (or disagree with my selection if you want)

the cure
The Cure
smashing pumpkins
Smashing
Pumpkins
weezer
Weezer
fall out boy
Fall Out Boy
silverchair
Silverchair
manic street preachers
Manic Street
Preachers
placebo
Placebo
blur
Blur
the cranberries
The Cranberries
far
Far
hum
Hum
incubus
Incubus
jane air
Jane Air
my chemical romance
My Chemical
Romance
midlake
Midlake
muse
Muse
panic at the disco
Panic! At The
Disco
red house painters
Red House
Painters

Shoegaze/noise-rock/dreampop - Shoegaze is a term first coined by uk music journalists in the 90s to describe bands that spent all their time on stage staring at their feet
because they were concentrating on which guitar pedals to use. Although derogatory at first the term is now used to describe loud dreamy music that focuses heavily
on the use of guitar pedals to make the guitars sound fuzzy and hypnotic. Shoegaze bands are still around today but the term was popular in the uk in the early
90s and travelled over to musicians worldwide by the mid 90s.

slowdive
Slowdive
lilys
Lilys
blind mr jones
Blind Mr Jones
lush
Lush
pale saints
Pale Saints
cocteau twins
Cocteau Twins
my bloody valentine
My Bloody
Valentine
ride
Ride
drop ninteens
Drop Ninteens