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I couldn't find a thread like this, so here we go. 
I listen to a lot of music. My favorite bands in no particular order are
Nirvana 
System of a Down 
The Megas
The Protomen
Crush 40
Disturbed
Ninja Sex Party

I enjoy
Slipknot and Korn, but I don't listen to them enough to say if they're favorites. 

I'm starting to get into
R.E.M, and I love them. 
Smashing Pumpkins- I've heard two songs by them that I love. 

My favorite singers are
Aurelio Voltaire
Jonathan Coulton
Avril Levigne

I'm starting to get into
Bob Dylan, because of Watchmen. 

I also love AmaLee/LieandLee, she does wonderful covers of anime theme songs, I'm a sucker for it all.

For CDs I physically own, I have like 5 Disturbed CDs, and Iowa by Slipknot.
 

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I'll have to check out Ninja Sex Party, awesome name.

Some of my favs...

2Pac
The Beastie Boys
The Beatles
The Descendents
The Doors
Jimi Hendrix 
Kendrick Lamar
King Crimson 
Led Zeppelin 
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Pantera
A Perfect Circle
Pink Floyd 
Prince
Radiohead
The Reverend Horton Heat 
Sublime
System of a Down
Tool
 

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Depeche Mode
Green Day
New Order
bananarama 
Suede
Manic Street Preachers 


And that's just to name a few from my massive list.
 

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Rock
Mutemath
White Denim
Dave Matthews
Imogen Heap
YES

Jazz
Pat Metheny
Homenaje
John Scofield
Miles Davis

Composers
James Horner
Hans Zimmer
John Williams
Gustav Holst
Claude Debussy
Bernard Herrman
George Gershwin
Nicholas Hooper
Alexander Desplat
Alan Silvestri
Cliff Eidelman
Randy Edelman
John Barry
Howard Shore
Harry Gregson Williams
Steve Jablonsky

There's more, but those come to mind.
 

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Neglify said:
I'll have to check out Ninja Sex Party, awesome name.

Some of my favs...

2Pac
The Beastie Boys
The Beatles
The Descendents
The Doors
Jimi Hendrix 
Kendrick Lamar
King Crimson 
Led Zeppelin 
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Pantera
A Perfect Circle
Pink Floyd 
Prince
Radiohead
The Reverend Horton Heat 
Sublime
System of a Down
Tool

 
Ninja Sex Party is amazing. It consists of Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian. Danny is more well known for being the co-host of the Game Grumps YouTube channel. 
They're music consists of sexual comedy and fantasy themes, as well as ninjas. They also have two really good cover albums.
Haven't listened to their new album yet, but I recommend anything from the first three albums. Manticore, Dragon Slayer, I Just Want to Dance, Everybody Shut Up, Attitude City, and You can do Us are all good, to name a few songs in particular. Oh, and 6969.
 

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wilhelm scream said:
Depeche Mode
Green Day

Both bands I need to listen to more. Love every song I've heard by them. 

Also, Neglify has some good ones on his list. Haven't heard anything from Digimodification's list, other than some of the composers.
 

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Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Children of Bodom, Kalmah, Slayer, Northern, Collective Soul, Alice Cooper, no particular order.
 

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Led Zeppelin I really need to listen to more of. I've only heard one song by them, and I think you can guess which one.

I don't like Pink Floyd, and for years I constantly got the two mixed up for some reason.

I'll admit, I'm a youngin.
 

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jrWHAG42 said:
Led Zeppelin I really need to listen to more of. I've only heard one song by them, and I think you can guess which one.

You've heard a lot more than that, you just don't realize you have.

I don't like Pink Floyd, and for years I constantly got the two mixed up for some reason.

This cracks me up since they're so massively different in almost every way.

Anyway, it's hard for me to pick favorites, so I'll just go with what I've been listening to recently:

Dead Sara
M83
Dr. Dog
Radiohead
Muse
Bedouin Soundclash
Secret Machines
 

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BANDS

 
  • Alice in Chains (with Layne Staley)
  • The Cranberries
  • Dance With the Dead
  • Genesis
  • I Mother Earth
  • Matthew Good Band
  • The Motels
  • The Sisters of Mercy
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Tangerine Dream
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket

ARTISTS

 
  • Tori Amos
  • Linn Berggren
  • Kate Bush
  • Neil Cicierega
  • Lene Lovich
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alannah Myles
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Suzanne Vega
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

 
  • Bryan Adams (he was only good in the '80s)
  • Laura Branigan
  • Peter Gabriel
  • Michael Jackson
  • Live
  • The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Kim Wilde (absolutely love her first four albums; everything thereafter ... :-/ )
 

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The classics, Beatles, Beach Boys, Stones, Floyd, Zep, are all good in their own way. Love the Beatles in particular.

But my favorite is stuff like:
The Rapture (album: Pieces of the People We Love) 
Arctic Monkeys (album: Whatever You Say I Am That's What I'm Not) 
and The Hives (album: Tyrannosaurus Hives). 

Modern post punk / dance rock kinda stuff. 

Also Daft Punk (album: Random Access Memories) 

Recently got into the synthwave genre, and specifically the artist Perturbator, but also the genre as a whole in random playlists on Spotify or YouTube. Good to work to, imo.
 

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Ooh, Perturbator's good stuff! "Sentient" is on heavy rotation on a few playlists of mine.
 

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ChainsawAsh said:
jrWHAG42 said:
Led Zeppelin I really need to listen to more of. I've only heard one song by them, and I think you can guess which one.

You've heard a lot more than that, you just don't realize you have.
 
You are probably right. 

I don't like Pink Floyd, and for years I constantly got the two mixed up for some reason.

This cracks me up since they're so massively different in almost every way.
It's the same way I used to get Clerks, Pulp Fiction, and Seinfeld mixed up with eachother. I hear mention of things when I'm younger, and they just blend together. 

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BANDS


  • Alice in Chains (with Layne Staley)
  • The Cranberries
  • Genesis
  • Stone Temple Pilots

 More bands that I enjoy but don't listen to enough. 


Oh, I'd like to add to my original list. I absolutely love Styx, another of my top bands. I actually saw Dennis DeYoung live earlier this year.
 

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Way too many to list.  I'll just go with what is in heavy rotation for me right now, pulled from the "Recent" tab on my phone's music player.

Aquabats
Johnny Foreigner
Los Campesinos
Frost
The New Pornographers
The Gregory Brothers / Schmoyoho
Ben Folds
Grim Luck!
The Go! Team
Cassettes Won't Listen
Armcannon
Five Iron Frenzy
Ratatat
So Many Dynamos
Len
The Bird and the Bee
Flobots
The Octopus Project
Goldfinger
Maynard Ferguson
Pink Floyd
Psychodelic Zombiez
Genesis
 

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The Beatles are awesome, but I only really listen to them from time to time, I don't usually purposefully go to listen to them. I'm more interested in them in aspects other than their music.
 

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I’m old and I’ve enjoyed a lot of music in my lifetime. I’ve got over 200 days of continuous play time on my hard drive. Terabytes of data. But looking at my “most played” list on my iPhone, this is what comes up. 

Wilco
Radiohead
Andrew Bird
Super Furry Animals 
Flaming Lips
Radiohead
Ween
Stephen Malkmus/Pavement
Grateful Dead
Raconteurs
Sufjan Stevens
Frank Zappa
King Crimson
Thelonious Monk
Cannonball Adderly
Miles Davis
John Coltrane 
Led Zeppelin 
Jimi Hendrix
Beatles
David Byrne/Talking Heads
Phish
Beck
Pink Floyd 
CSN(
Neil Young
Rolling Stones
Dixie Dregs
Jimmy Herring
Aquarium Rescue Unit
Little Feat
The Police
Stevie Wonder
Allman Brothers
Pearl Jam
Nirvana 
Django Reinhardt 
Menomena
 

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jrWHAG42 said:
The Beatles are awesome, but I only really listen to them from time to time, I don't usually purposefully go to listen to them. I'm more interested in them in aspects other than their music.

Try listening to Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band (the Beatles album) from beginning to end, without skipping tracks or anything. Maybe in the car or at work/in class. If the whole album isn't stuck in your head for the next week at least, they're probably just not your thing. But it probably will be stuck in your head for more than a week.


I used to do a lot of "just listening" with music when I was younger, now I tend to do a lot more secondary listening whole doing something else. I'm less picky than I was back then, but the stuff I enjoy doesn't "speak to me" as much anymore. I played in a band for years though and probably got burnt out on the whole concept.
 

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addiesin said:
jrWHAG42 said:
The Beatles are awesome, but I only really listen to them from time to time, I don't usually purposefully go to listen to them. I'm more interested in them in aspects other than their music.

Try listening to Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band (the Beatles album) from beginning to end, without skipping tracks or anything. Maybe in the car or at work/in class. If the whole album isn't stuck in your head for the next week at least, they're probably just not your thing. But it probably will be stuck in your head for more than a week.


I used to do a lot of "just listening" with music when I was younger, now I tend to do a lot more secondary listening whole doing something else. I'm less picky than I was back then, but the stuff I enjoy doesn't "speak to me" as much anymore. I played in a band for years though and probably got burnt out on the whole concept.
I was invited by a local band to sit-in last spring for a Beatles tribute show. I was tasked with coming up with arrangements for the setlist. We had no keys, so that was challenging for songs like Strawberry Fields and I Am the Walrus. Ultimately I put together a lot of demos and the show ended up being canceled because the lead singer was getting married and didn’t have the time to rehearse. Still, it ended up being a fun exercise that really revealed a lot about their music for me. I also do the Abbey Road B-Side suite in my solo acoustic set.
 
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