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What Music Do You Listen To?

  1. Oct 18, 2003 #1


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    Right now i'm listening to indie groups such as E.S. Posthumus and Blue Man Group with a mix of new age from David Arkenstone and soundtrack music from gladiator and lord of the rings.

    If anyone can recommend good avant-garde / indie experimental, please post the person or group's name. I'm always interested in finding new types music other then whats played on the radio.
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  3. Oct 18, 2003 #2
    I saw Blue Man Group at the Astor Place Theater a few years ago. Amazing performance!

    Have you ever heard Symphony X? I like their cd "V" a lot. [But it's hard to do physics while listening to this, as I "rediscovered" a while ago after posting a completely stupid reply to someone's homework question -- subsequently deleted ].

    Since you reminded me of them I just took a look at their website & I see that they are performing at a place called Melkveg in Amsterdam on Oct. 21. Maybe Monique can check them out for you.
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  4. Oct 18, 2003 #3
    If you're into piano, I recommend robert miles' children.

    I've run the gamut from GNR,OZZY, and metallica to green day, STP, to billy joel. But lately I've aquired a taste for fusion jazz. Very upbeat, yet mellow
  5. Oct 18, 2003 #4
    The Pixies, The Doors, The Misfits, AFI, Refused, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Tom Waits, Sonic Youth, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, etc.
  6. Oct 18, 2003 #5
    I haven't headr much new music in a long time...I would recommend Thursday's newest CD, though...some seriously intense stuff...
  7. Oct 19, 2003 #6
    If you like acoustic guitar, give a listen to http://www.anetstation.com [Broken]
    out of Antarctica, of all places! There's some really nice music there.

    Here's two that you may not have come across:
    Have you heard "Anugraha" by Aghora, and "Reflections" by Gordian Knot? Definitely try to find them. I'm pretty sure you'll like them. (Nothing at all like the Antarctica stuff.)

    It's not new, but it might qualify as "experimental": if you haven't listened to all of Metallica's S&M CD, do. Same songs appeared on other CD's, but definitely not the same sound. Metallica + Michael Kamen & the SF Symphony make this without doubt one of the best Heavy Metal recordings of all time (even if Lars IS a greedy sob).

    And I have to say, no matter how much I want to dislike him, every time I hear Eminem I like what I'm hearing.
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  8. Oct 19, 2003 #7


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    For the most part, I listen to country/bluegrass music. Sometimes I'll jam to classic rock (Zeppelin, Skynyrd, etc.) and the oldies.
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    I like Alanis Morissette a LOT because of her lyrics, then I like the sound of the Cranberries, Enya can be good background music and Hindi movie soundtracks for just about anytime.

    I wonder though: what exactly is meant with Indie?
  10. Oct 19, 2003 #9


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    Indie = Independent
  11. Oct 19, 2003 #10


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    Ahh, things all make sense now
  12. Oct 19, 2003 #11
    Hindi: OK
    Indie: OK

    But Cranberries

    How can you stand that whining???
  13. Oct 19, 2003 #12
    gnome symphony x is one of my favorites. I saw them in chicago last year and in a month they are coming to milwaukee! I a huge metal fan, especialy if they have classical roots. You must get thier newest album called the odyssey, it blows all the other out of the water. By far thier best work.
  14. Oct 19, 2003 #13
    Bach, mostly The Goldberg Variations (I have about 20 different recordings of this). Also: The Well-Tempered Clavier (in general I enjoy book 2 more than book 1). The English Suites, The French Suites, the bigger, more energetic pieces for organ, and the Brandenbergs. I don't "get" the Cantatas, Masses, and Orgelbuchlein.

    My taste in pop is all old stuff: Police + Sting, The B-52s, Steely Dan, Beach Boys, Beatles, REM, and Kate Bush. I like alot of individual songs by newer people but not necessarily the rest of their stuff.
  15. Oct 19, 2003 #14
    I think I'll stick with Mozart, Beethoven (classical), some oldies and a bit of classic rock.
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  16. Oct 19, 2003 #15

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    I like the 60's the best, both for the rock and the soul. On the one hand, you've got the Beatles, the Stones, Cream, Hendrix and Zeppelin (just starting out then), and on the other you've got the Temps, the Tops, James Brown, and Aretha. It really was an incomparable decade of music, IMO.

    I must say though that I cannot stand the Grateful Dead.
  17. Oct 19, 2003 #16
    Hey Tom, what about the Byrds, Doors, Dylan, Creedence, Crosby,Stills, etal, Pink Floyd?
  18. Oct 19, 2003 #17

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    Never got into the Byrds or Floyd. I think the Doors are ok, but I don't collect their albums. That 2-CD "best of" set is good enough for any Doors fix I might have. I do like Dylan and CSN, and I love Creedence.
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    This comes from a guy who like what he hears when he listens to eminem?
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    I like lots of rocky stuff but I'll keep it to my top 10s--

    older stuff: Beatles, Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground, Zeppelin, Hendrix, Stones, Doors, Grateful Dead (sorry Tom ), Neil Young, King Crimson

    newer stuff: Radiohead, The Verve, White Stripes, My Bloody Valentine, sub.bionic, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Soundgarden, Talking Heads, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana

    Basically I like straight up good rock but I also love the more ambient/darker stuff when I'm in the right mood.
  21. Oct 20, 2003 #20
    Fu Manchu, Kyuss, Brant Bjork solo project, Unida, Hermano. Also Incubus and Van Halen. Dancing to 70's disco music is, however, compulsory.
  22. Oct 21, 2003 #21
    Hi Doc.

    A scientist should always keep an open mind. :smile:

    Now, I don't claim he's the next Bob Dylan, and I guess if you are offended by his profanity or white-boy pseudo-ebonics, you're entitled, but I still say that Eminem has done some interesting & original stuff. Give a listen to The Way I Am, or Real Slim Shady, or Ain't Nuttin But Music (on the D12 Devil's Night album).

    Cranberries, on the other hand, belong on turkey, not on cds. :wink:
  23. Oct 22, 2003 #22

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    I would like to think i have a broad range in the rock genre

    CLASSIC: Beatles, Rolling Stones, Hendrix, Alice Cooper (he started in 60's)Led Zeppelin, Santana, Slade

    Harder rock: Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden, Meatloaf, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Alice in Chains, Hanoi Rocks, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, WASP

    Poodle/Balladic Rock: Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Poison

    Softer Rock:Counting Crows, Dire Straits, Crowded House, The Cardigans, The Cure

    A few other bands as well, ooh and neo-classical guitarist Yngwie J. Malmsteen!
  24. Dec 11, 2003 #23
    I like quite a bit of everything imaginable. Two days ago I heard a song from the 1980's that moved me. It was Wishful Thinking, by the group China Crisis.
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    radiohead, NIN, Floyd, Zeppelin, The Cure, Nirvana, White Stripes, Interpol, The Strokes, Yes, Luscious Jackson, Beastie Boys, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Depeche Mode, Moby, U2, Queens of the Stone Age, Portishead...
  26. Dec 11, 2003 #25
    Okay, you've asked for it:

    Led Zeppelin
    Rage Against the Machine
    The Beatles
    Pink Floyd
    Bob Marley and The Wailers
    Chris Isaak and The Silvertones
    Stone Temple Pilots
    Jimi Hendrix
    Black Sabbath
    Blue Oyster Cult
    The Wallflowers
    Van Halen
    The Kings
    Breaking Point
    Thin Lizzy
    Dave Brubek
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    Ted Nuggent
    The Rolling Stones
    Bob Dylan
    The Scorpions
    Iron Maiden
    The Ramones
    Diamond Head
    The Smashing Pumpkins
    The Sex Pistols
    The Offspring
    The Misfits
    Killing Joke
    Kylie Minogue
    James Brown
    Eric Clapton
    The Doors
    Bob Seger
    Billy Idol
    Nine Inch Nails
    Tom Waits
    Tabla Beat Science
    Pearl Jam
    Tygers of Pan Tang
    John Estes
    Elvis Presley
    Deep Purple
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
    The Birthday Party
    Sweet Savage
    Rollins Band
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