If you hear electronic music on the radio, chances are it's dance-pop. I don't mean to imply dance-pop is intrinsically bad; it just has no place in my musical tastes, partially because a lot of it sounds musically similar to my ear, partially because of its rampant overuse of Auto-Tune, partially because I tire of lyrics about clubs and flirting, and partially because I don't like dancing. It's a shame that those sorts of songs are chosen to represent electronic music on the radio, because there seem to be many electronic artists who make non
-dance-pop music but aren't as popular.
The Postal Service is one such artist; their album Give Up
is thoughtful and somber in a fashion a lot of popular technopop can't replicate. Port Blue, a second solo project by Adam Young of Owl City, makes thoughtful, ambient new age / post-rock. Linkin Park's albums A Thousand Suns
and Living Things
have placed the band firmly in electronic rock territory.
I'm looking for more bands and artists similar to those aforementioned. If you have any suggestions, preferably non-explicit and non-offending, do comment.