another "similar to" question. who can tell me about bands/singers similar to any of the following listed right bellow the question?

things that resemble david bowie, .....

or johnny cash, .....

or leonard cohen, .....

or the pixies, .....

or the cure, .....

or depeche mode .....

or the prodigy? .....


or something that resembles prince, tom waits, jesus & mary chain.....

or to nirvana or sonic youth.............another thing - similar to '80s u2 or '80s police..........................................or early 90's chilli peppers or early 90's greenday

Update 2:

Thank you to Chad for giving another good, serious answer. As for other Y!A users, please also give me more answers as serious, good and informative as those by Chad.

4 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Depeche Mode: Sixth June (listen to "Drowning")

    Nirvana: Aquefrigide (listen to "Ago primavera")

    The Jesus and Mary Chain: Galaxie 500 (listen to "Flowers")

    Tom Waits: Vinicio Capossela (listen to "Il ballo di San Vito")

    The Cure: Soft Kill (listen to "Grandview"), Clan of Xymox (listen to "Vixen in disguise")

    * "The end" by Soror Dolorosa look very reminiscent of early U2

    ** no one look like as The Police on this planet

    *** other depeche mode suggestions: Cold Cave's "Confetti", Ulver's "Russian doll"

  • 1 month ago

    I will warn you that you are probably already familiar with most of these... Some of these are similar to the ones you named in this question, but I think you might like some of them even if they aren't that similar. One of the reasons I'm naming a song after some of these is so that it's easier to find their music when you search them, but for some of them I don't like a lot of their songs, but I do like the one that I named. Or I don't think that you will like a lot of their songs, but I think you will like the one I named.

    7 Year B*tch

    The 1975 (A Change of Heart)

    Against Me! (Black Me Out)

    The Airborne Toxic Event

    AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad)

    Aloha Tigers


    Band of Horses

    Bastille (bad_news, Doom Days, etc.)

    Beach Slang

    Beat Happening


    Belly (Feed the Tree)

    Ben Kweller

    Bif Naked

    Black Box Recorder

    Black Pumas


    Bob Dylan

    Bon Iver

    The Breeders

    Brian Eno

    Bright Eyes


    Bully (Where to Start)

    Car Seat Headrest

    Chamberlain (Some Other Sky)

    Chet Faker/Nick Murphy

    City and Colour

    City Calm Down

    Concrete Blonde

    Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band (White Shoes)

    The Coral

    The Cramps

    Crash Kings

    Damien Rice

    The Decemberists

    Dinosaur Jr.

    Dinosaur Pile Up

    Dirty Heads

    Dirty Pretty Things


    Echo & the Bunnymen


    Elliott Smith

    Elvis Costello

    EL VY

    Fontaines DC (Televised Mind)

    Frank Turner

    The Gaslight Anthem


    Her's (Harvey)

    Hockey (Song Away)

    The Hold Steady

    Hole (first 3 albums)

    The Horrors

    Ida Maria (Bad Karma)

    Inhaler (Ice Cream Sundae)

    In the Valley Below

    Io Echo (Ecstasy Ghost)

    Jade Bird

    Jake Bugg

    Jakob Dylan

    The Jam

    Jazmin Bean (Worldwide Torture)

    Joe Purdy

    John Wesley Harding

    Jonathan Fire*Eater

    Jose Gonzalez

    Joy Division

    Kaleo (Break My Baby)


    Lauren Jenkins

    LCD Soundsystem

    Lou Reed

    Matt Berninger

    Metric (I believe they were on my last list, but I forgot to specifically recommend their album "Live It Out" and songs "Combat Baby," "Dead Disco," and "Black Sheep")


    The National

    Neil Young

    Neutral Milk Hotel

    Nick Cave / Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    Nick Drake

    Nick Lowe


    Pale Waves

    Palma Violets



    Pepper (Probably the only thing on this list with any similarities to early RHCP)

    Peter Murphy

    PJ Harvey

    Primal Scream

    Psychedelic Furs


    The Replacements

    Rocket From the Tombs

    Sam Fender

    Sam Roberts/Sam Roberts Band

    The Secret Machines

    She Wants Revenge

    Siouxsie and the Banshees

    The Smithereens

    The Smiths / Morrissey

    Spacemen 3


    Suicide (Ghost Rider)

    Sundara Karma

    Teenage Fanclub

    The Temper Trap (Science of Fear)

    Townes Van Zandt (A lot of people with good taste in music like his music, but I've never been able to get into it)

    T. Rex

    Twin Peaks (Making Breakfast)

    The Velvet Underground

    Weathers (I'm Not Okay, Problems, etc.)

    Welles (Seventeen)

    Wet (Deadwater)

    Wild Nothing

    The Wombats

    Yukon Blonde (Love the Way You Are)

    Another good way to find music similar to a certain artist is to google "music similar to [band]." My personal favorite websites are music-map and lastfm.

  • 1 month ago

    There's nobody like David Bowie and Leonard Cohen as they were unique and I'm not even gonna attempt to similar them to anybody. the rest however are fair game.

    (like Johnny Cash)

    Dave Alvin

    John Doe

    Wayne Hancock

    Martin Zellar

    The Wood Brothers

    (like Pixies and everything else mentioned below) 

    Afghan Whigs

    All Them Witches

    A Slice Of Life

    Frank Black & The Catholics

    The Dandy Warhols

    Eleventh Dream Day

    Nova Mob (Grant Hart)



    Sugar (Bob Mould)

    The Swingin' Utters

    Twin Tribes


    (Like The Cure, DM and The Prodigy)   

    And One



    Clan Of Xymox

    The Crüxshadows

    Diary Of Dreams

    Ego Likeness

    Golden Apes

    In Strict Confidence

    Mono Inc.


    Project Pitchfork

    Purple Fog Side

    Pygmy Children

    Santa Hates You

    Scream Silence

    Sheep On Drugs

    Spahn Ranch

    Voices Of Masada

    This ought to keep you busy for awhile. Cheers!

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The Prodigy> Nookie, 4hero, Chemical Brothers, Goldie, Omni Trio. 

    Depeche Mode>Front 242,Yaz, Erasure

    The Pixies>Dinosaur Jr, My Bloody Valentine, Big Black

    The Cure>Katatonia, Rapture

    I dont like Pop Punk. There is nothing out there like RHCP. I already listed 2 bans similar to The Jesus & Mary Chain. 

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