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Well, what type of music does everyone listen to?

  1. Sep 11, 2004 #1
    Well, what type of music does everyone listen to?
    As for me, I'm into Power Metal mainly.
    Some of my favorite bands are...

    - Blind Guardian
    - Edguy
    - Ayreon
    - Kamelot
    - Angra
    - Symphony-X
    - Children of Bodom
    - Sonata Arctica
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    Mostly Classic Rock. Many bands that were popular in the 60s and 70s are my staple diet. Jazz, Blues and Classical, I consume on rare occasions.
  4. Sep 12, 2004 #3
    5 of my favourite bands are:
    Green Day

    5 bands that I hate:
    Blink 182
    Billy Talent
    Sum 41
    Limp Bizkit
  5. Sep 12, 2004 #4
    Electronic music!
    Too many djs to list.

    I listen to other things too.. hrm. All depends on my mood, though I tend to be listening to trance, techno, or some derivative.
  6. Sep 12, 2004 #5
    Guns N Roses
    Velvet Revolver
    Led Zeppelin
    Rolling Stones
    Motley Crue

    and other stuff like that, but mostly that kinda stuff.
  7. Sep 12, 2004 #6
    Mostly mixtures of jazz and movie soundtracks. Some alternative rock when I feel like it (Linkin Park, 3 Doors Down). Favorite composers are Klaus Badelt, Michael Kamen, and others.

    Right now im listening to the 1938 instrumental version of 'Begin the Beguine' by Cole Porter played by the modern BBC Big Band Orchestra.
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    Pink Floyd
    A Perfect Circle
    The Smiths
    Depeche Mode
    The Cure
    The Walkmen
    Mars Volta
    Beastie Boys

    my current favorites...
  9. Sep 12, 2004 #8
    Somewhat related to an earlier thread... I'm currently listening to Pink Floyd's Terminal Frost. Very nice.
  10. Sep 12, 2004 #9
    Nice we have a metalhead! :smile:

    Let me add to that list!

    - Arch Enemy
    - Kalmah
    - Stratovarious
    - Sinergy
    - In Flames
    - Soilwork
    - Dark Tranquility
  11. Sep 12, 2004 #10
    Good gief. Very few mentions of classic rock here.

    Pink Floyd.
    Dire Straits.
    Creedence Clearwater Revival.
    The Atlantics.
    The Shadows.
    Australian Crawl.
    David Bowie.
    Hoodoo Gurus.
    Hunters & Collectors.
    Guns n Roses.
    Billy Idol.
    Rolling Stones.
    The Doors.
    Tracy Chapman.
    Skunk Anansie.
    Tone Loc.
    Some other stuff...
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  12. Sep 12, 2004 #11
    Music is essential to me. I quote a few in order of preference :

    Whenever somebody would like to discover modern music, I would advise the great : Pierre Boulez

    Classical music (especially quartets : favorite is "Death and the Maiden" by Schubert)
    (also anything written by Shostakovich, but his 8th quartet is a miracle)

    Less boring to most of people :
    Old Jazz (Thelonious Sphere Monk, Mingus, of course the Duke) and modern Jazz too.
    Classic Rock and here I mention the greatest of all : Frank Zappa

    And then so many others : the Beastie Boys are amazing.

    Electronic music of quality is almost impossible to find.
  13. Sep 12, 2004 #12
    I didn't really like Frank Zappa much. However, I love good jazz. Recently I bought a sample CD demonstrating local (Melbourne) jazz. Quite good.
  14. Sep 12, 2004 #13
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Giuseppe Verdi

    Guns N Roses

    Giacomo Puccini

    Georges Bizet
  15. Sep 12, 2004 #14
    I think Zappa made so many different things, you might have heard something too weird. Jazz players usually recognize him is a major artist. Boulez conducted the "Perfect stranger" and other stuff by Zappa. That is a serious reference.
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    Nothing high-brow for me. Jazz must be over my head, because I don't get it--except maybe for some New Orleans style jazz, such as Professor Longhair, Alan Toussaint and Pete Fountain.

    These never disappoint me:

    Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
    Diana Ross & the Supremes
    (early) Rolling Stones
    Johnny Cash
    Kingston Trio
    Charleston Trio
    Buck Owens and the Buckaroos
    Timi Yuro

    I should have been born 10-15 years earlier, so I could have listened to them in their primes as they were putting out their releases. Instead, I discovered them on oldies radio amidst the barren wasteland of 1970s disco music.
  17. Sep 12, 2004 #16
    JS Bach and Led Zeppelin all the way baby.
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    Mostly acoustic folk music with just a touch of bluegrass

    Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer: Drum Hat Buddha is a great CD - great violin by Tracy Grammer)
    Richard Shindell: Sparrow's Point is a classic and the Cry, Cry, Cry CD album he did with Dar Williams and Lucy Kaplansky is also great
    Lucinda Williams: Still I Long for your Kiss is a great song, as is the Return of the Greivous Angel that she performed with Graham Nash
    John Prine: okay, he can't sing or even play guitar, but his songs are great when someone else plays them
    Paul Simon: too many to list, although the production of his songs are usually so overly professional as to lose just a touch of their spirit
    Eric Taylor: I love his song All Day Saturday and Dean Moriarity is a great song as well
    Bruce Springsteen: his early, early albums such as Asbury Park and E Street Shuffle
    James Taylor
    Norah Jones
    A few Jewel songs and Paula Cole songs
    Michelle Shocked: especially her song 'Anchorage'
    Native Flute Ensemble: definitely different
    Willie Nelson
    Nanci Griffith
  19. Sep 12, 2004 #18
    How do you feel about Buddy Rich's Sing, Sing, Sing?
  20. Sep 12, 2004 #19

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    Power Metal eh? Bands like Primal Scream, Power Quest and Lost Horizon? cool.

    I'm more into rock now as opposed to metal music.. I have mellowed in my old age.

    Bands like:

    Hanoi Rocks
    Rolling Stones
    Guns N Roses
    Matchbox 20
    Motley Crue
    Goo Goo Dolls
    A Perfect Circle
    The Cure
    Van Halen
    Velvet Revolver
    Hootie and the Blowfish
    WASP they are legends!

    and many more...
  21. Sep 12, 2004 #20
    It is very fine, but not among my favorites. Sorry :redface:
    Tastes and color...
  22. Sep 12, 2004 #21
    Well, the reason I ask is because I'm unsure as to what type of jazz it is. I want to find more stuff like it, but I don't know where to start.
  23. Sep 12, 2004 #22
    Sing Sing Sing is big band music, and was used in the chips ahoy commercials. I dont think its written in twelve-bar blues chord progression like many other big band jazz pieces. Other popular songs are Makin' Whoopie, Take the A Train, and Caravan.
  24. Sep 12, 2004 #23
    I have said in other threads my favourite kinf of music, but I will do like check and will say the musics that I can't stand
    - Jazz
    - Traditional spanish music (flamenco, zarzuela,... for example)
    - Gospel
    - Opera
  25. Sep 24, 2004 #24
    I haven't really been listening to much but I like Weezer, U2 just to name a couple.
  26. Sep 24, 2004 #25
    Just wondering, has anyone bought the new Green Day album, American Idiot? I just got it and it's amazing.
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