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Jul 10, 2009
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Michielveedeebee said:
I see a new moon rising :D
Nah, you're just behind someone in a Footon kit!

I'm kinda surprised Jazz isn't its own category, but so far other's lists of rock have been outstanding.

Now, Ella, Etta, Nina, Billie, Yardbird, Satchmo, Miles, Sarah...the list goes on for Jazz and they're all identifiable with ONE name. :D
 
Jun 2, 2010
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In General I like Rock, but depends on my mood I listen to any other types as well.
My fav bands would be
3 Doors Down
Daughtry
Life House
 
titan_90 said:
I can listen to anything except country and rap which I can't stand.
Good country=Damnations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEefEx28A8U

good rap (hip-hop, really)=

Heiruspecs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc9BjyRhxYk
Del(tron 3030) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oCXwl7XBiQ&feature=related
And, of course, Jurassic 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZmQIGLNxBs

My tops from 2009:

F*ck Buttons - Tarot Sport (esp. The Lisbon Maru, which is the best song I heard in 2009)
St. Vincent - Actor
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post & Fall Be Kind
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest (esp. While You Wait for the Others, which really shows off these guys' talent. If you've ever enjoyed listening to a guy sing and play guitar, check this one out.)
 
Apr 25, 2009
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My favourite band ever is The Who.

But I also love The Beatles, Side 2 of Abbey Road is the best side ever.

The new Paul Weller album is his best ever imo, and as it's TDF season The Small Faces, Kinks and the Jam should get a mention...!
 
Sep 23, 2009
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Andrichuk said:
I'm surprised at how many people like U2. I can't stand to listen to them live, once Bono starts singing its terrible. He doesn't have a very delightful voice live. Far to much work done by the sound engineers in the studio.
I saw them in Feb 22 1980, then again on 27th July, rubbish the first time, passable in July, the Police headlined and Squeeze stole the show, my friends dad promoted, even though she was only 13, she was in great demand from a singer with an awful voice, either that or she's lying. But yeah, rubbish band, although I heard Zooropa and thought this is really good, turns out they aint really on it. I did not know her until 99 or so.
 
Sep 27, 2010
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I voted rock, but i also like the Blues ie Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, john Mayer...................................
 
Other as in pretty much everything.

Some of my fave bands and singers (in random order)

Lordi
Within Temptation
Evanescence
Simple Plan
Green Day
Shu-bi-Dua
Ana Johnson
Juanes
Saybia
Michael W. Smith
Disney (not a band, I know, but I just refer to it as one thing)
Outlandish
John Williams
Howard Shore
Hans Zimmer
Runrig
The Corrs
Coldplay
30 Seconds to Mars
Neighbours
+ an insane list of Eurovision stuff...
 
Aug 1, 2009
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TeamSkyFans said:
NObody ever heard of folk? :/
Lately I have actually listened quite a lot to a Norwegian folk band from the 70'es called Folque:

Reinlender:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12_2IOnR7N0&p=E9FD6D40C53590DB&playnext=1&index=9

Eg vil ingen spelemann ha:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujBtQ_XsOX4&feature=related

Sinclairvise - a warning to any Scotchman considering to invade Norway:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzkg6waxfVw

I also like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CZpJ2Osrtw
 
I listen to some folk. The Incredible String Band, Phil Ochs, The Dubliners, The Pogues, several artists from the Riot Folk collective (especially Brenna Sahatjian), and tiny amounts of others. But most stuff I listen to is punk, with some pop and country thrown in for good measure.
 
Jan 18, 2010
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The pogues are great.

I tend to listen to-

Autechre
The Black Dog
Higher Intelligence Agency
Radiohead
Nirvana
Ride
Plaid
Green Day
Stone Roses
AFX
Boards Of Canada
LFO ( Bell/Varley not the the lame US boy band with the same name)
Speedjack
Coldplay
Joy Division
Sex Pistols
Devo (they crack me up, barking mad but great)
Talking Heads
REM
 
RedheadDane said:
Disney (not a band, I know, but I just refer to it as one thing)

YES YES YES YES YES


Disney songs = genius,

funny, entertaining, nicely coriographed. Sometimes very emotional. Few songs can make you cry like Disney can. Did i mention genius?

Especially from the Disney Renaissance of 1988 - 1999. Every song in Little Mermaid Beuaty and the Beast and Alladin deserves a Oscar.

Not just those though. Classics like Dumbo, Jungle Book, Peter Pan have intelligent songs too.

I would make a list but theres too many.

Here are some

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VerA26kTlxM

And of course the greatest piece of art in movie history - "Fantasia".
 
How is Jazz not big enough to make it as its own genre here?
Anyway.. where to start? Not in any order of presedence, pretty much all the music I massively like:

Jazz
-Swing/popular: Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Ellington
Bop/Free: Coltrane, Mingus, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins (whom I've seen live.. awesome)
Fusion: Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Frank Zappa
etc: Mulligan, Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Larry Carlton...

Rock
Early: Beatles, Stones, Doors, Kinks
Psychedelic/Prog: Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, T. Rex, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Yes, Genesis, Hawkwind, Asia, Uriah Heep, Kansas
Hardrock/heavy rock/proto-metal: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Rainbow, Deep Purple, ZZ Top, Foghat, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Mr. Big, etc
Instrumental: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Buckethead
Needs seperate mention: Queen, Rush

Metal:
Classic: Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Dio
Power: Helloween, Nightwish, Sabaton
Thrash: Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Venom
Prog: Dream Theater, Symphony X, Queensryche, Opeth, Tool
Neo-classical: Yngwie Malmsteen, Symphony X,
Folk: Ensiferum, Skyforger, Korpiklaani

Classical:
Early/Baroque: Purcell, J.S Bach, Händel, Vivaldi
Classical period: Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Schubert
Romantic: Chopin, Liszt, Strauss I & II, Paganini
Modern: Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich

There's definitely a LOT I left out... but w/e
 
jsem94 said:
I find Country to have by far the best lyrics. More than any other genre Country songs tell short stories. Its not "i love you i love you la la la " or " _ this _ hos _ you, etc". They just tell short stories which i love.

For example "Coward of the county" - a very famous country song is a short story about a boy who promises his dying father not to fight, has to break this promise when his family is attacked.

"I hung my head" is a very interesting short story about a man who accidentally commits a murder.

"Hurricane" by Bob Dylan might be a country song. That tells the story of the Boxer who was jailed for a crime he didnt commit. Very well written.

Im not sure if "Me and Bobby Mcgee" is a story but i know other Kris Kristofferson songs are.

When a song tells a story, its all the more enjoyable to listen to.
 
HL2037 said:
That's really all the excuse I need to post this:

Gaston "I use antlers in all of my decorating" :-D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhG9hKiplfQ

Be our guest:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE6L7ID1kS4&feature=related
Yep as i said

Especially from the Disney Renaissance of 1988 - 1999. Every song in Little Mermaid Beuaty and the Beast and Alladin deserves a Oscar.
These ones are the ones from the film which are upbeat and have comedy. You dont really get comedy in songs outside of Disney

The finale on the other hand is more the emotion part, which gives you teas in your eyes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yJnvv_R2rk


However for Comedy this is the king of kings:

Alladin - Prince Ali

JAffars parody revenge to this aint bad either.
 
Listen to a lot of things, but foremost Soul, RnB, Etc. from Chuck Berry and John Lee Hooker to Sam and Dave; Stevie Wonder to Prince*. Aretha franklin! Etc. Also 80s and 90s hiphop. Krs, Eric-B and Rakim, Wu-tang, that sort of thing.


*can't stand michael jackson, though.
 

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