Music Genre music with big soundscape type arrangements

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I love conventional genre music which has really elaborate and full instrumentation going on in the background. Such as hip hop with live jazz beats, or folk music with a string section, or anything that has the full complement of horns and strings and whatever else.

Examples; Aussie hip hop group Hilltop Hoods remixed with instrumentation by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra:



Polyphonic Spree with feck knows how many musicians playing poppy indie stuff


Please post more, I love this sort of shit.
 

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If you like Polyphonic Spree, you might like these
 

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Well familiar with the Fleet Foxes but open to any suggestions for other bands with the same sort of sound

Good shout with Heroes and Villains btw, haven't heard that for years
Have you heard any Joanna Newsom? The album 'Ys' might be up your street.

Also, The Roots have some lush arrangements

 

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Have you heard any Joanna Newsom? The album 'Ys' might be up your street.

Also, The Roots have some lush arrangements

I love the Roots but could never get into that Newsom album. Too many words being crammed into bars they didn't fit and I suppose I just don't love the harp that much.
 

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Obviously you'll have heard of (at least some of) these if you're into The Polyphonic Spree but, my two cents:






 

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It should have been much bigger than it was I reckon. Really underrated British album.

Pure Phase was amazing too.
It was rapturously received at the time and is often talked about as one of the best of the 90s by critics.

Pure Phase was great, as was Laser Guided Melodies. That's it, I'm listening to some Spiritualized.

Cheers for the reminder!
 

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It was rapturously received at the time and is often talked about as one of the best of the 90s by critics.

Pure Phase was great, as was Laser Guided Melodies. That's it, I'm listening to some Spiritualized.

Cheers for the reminder!
Critics maybe loved it, but Ok Computer overshadowed it in the public arena. Still, spiritualized were brilliant back then and live shows were something else too.