Your favourite Music bands/singers?

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In summary,Evanescence is a very commercial band with a better vocalist, Cristina Scabbia. Nirvana is a depressing group that I never liked. REM is still around, and their last album was PSA. Smile Empty Soul is a band that I've never heard of. Nirvana, REM, and Goo Goo Dolls are all popular in different parts of the world. The Beatles, Radiohead, and Led Zeppelin are all worthy of a top ten album list. There are dozens of songs that could qualify for this list, but these are my top ten favorites.
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Beginning with me:

Smile Empty Soul
Goo Goo Dolls
Pin Drop Violence(Indian Metal Band)
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Dr.Brain said:
Is REM still alive and kicking? What was their last album?
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Evanescence-----------Very commercial. i prefer Lacuna Coil, not so well
known, but with better vocalist, Cristina Scabbia

Smile Empty Soul--------Who? :rolleyes:
Nirvana-------------Depressing, depressing. Never liked this group
REM---------------Are you serious? :smile:
Goo Goo Dolls------Never heard them
Enigma------------I have various albums. Good for meditation
Pin Drop Violence(Indian Metal Band)----Possibly only known in India

My favourite singer is precissely the singer of Enigma, Sandra Cretu
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zoobyshoe said:
Is REM still alive and kicking? What was their last album?

They're deffinately around. I recall a single last year (maybe 2), but i can't remember its name. I think they are touring shortly too.
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REM released PSA last year, they're still going strong. They're touring in the summer.

Ok, I think people should list their top ten albums of all time. Did we do this a while ago? I can't remember. Anyway...

In no particular order, mine are:

Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
Damien Rice - O
Pulp - Different Class
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Ash - 1977
Radiohead - The Bends
Faithless - Reverence
Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen
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brewnog said:
Ok, I think people should list their top ten albums of all time. Did we do this a while ago?

If we did, I missed it. I won't try to order them, but...

The Beatles - Abbey Road
Radiohead - OK Computer
Pearl Jam - Ten
Blur - Blur
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Nirvana - In Utero
Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
REM - Automatic for the People
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
Soundgarden - Superunkown
White Stripes - White Blood Cells

I intentionally only listed one from each band, but the Beatles, Radiohead, and Led Zeppelin really have three or four worthy of the list. It's a sad statement about the way music is marketed that albums are so seldom done well. This list is nearly complete, while I could list thousands of songs that could qualify as "favorites".
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OK my 10 fav. songs of all time:

Silhouttes-Smile Empty SOul
Bottom Of a Bottle: smile empty soul
Stairway To Heaven-Led Zepplin
St.Anger- metallica
Knocking On Heaven's Door: GUNS N ROSES
Smoke On The Water-Deep Purple
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Slow rocks, my favorite. I don't like noisy stuff, like hardcore, or metal.
Don't ever ask me about classical music. I can stand it only when I am extremely sleepy.
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Fozzy - All That Remains
The Gathering - Nighttime birds
Devin Townsend Band - Ocean Machine
Strapping Young Lad - City
Mastodon - Leviathan
Stuck Mojo - Pigwalk
Steve Vai - Sex and Religion
Anthrax - Greater of Two Evils
Corrosion of Conformity - In the Arms of God
Enya - Watermark

That's my ten :)
These are the ones that I've been listening to the most this year so I guess they are my favourites at the moment.
Pearl Jam and Pink Floyd are awesome :)
I tried some of Damien Rice's stuff the other day because he was on the new Tori Amos album, but yeah couldn't get into it really
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A great jazz singer I just started listening to is Michael Buble. Discovered his music from that new Starbucks commerical.
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This is a nice thread. It's nice finding out what music people listen to. My top 10 albums are, in no particular order.
Eliot Smith - s/t
Weezer - Pinkerton (or maybe the blue one, I'm not sure.)
Green Day - Kerplunk (hmm, or maybe 1001 Whacked out Slappy Hours LP, this is harder than I thought.)
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate
The Pixies - Doolittle
Billie Holiday - Live at Carnegie Hall
Frank Black - S/T
Dressy Bessy - Pink Hearts Yellow Moons
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Radiohead - Pablo Honey. Or maybe The Bends : )
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Rammstein rocks.Too bad i don't understand german.
My other picks-

Korn,Iron Maiden ,Fear factory ,Metallica,Adema, Megadeth
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Lynard Skynard
Don Mclean
Jimi Hendrix
Led Zepplin
Norman Greenbaum
The Rolling Stones

We already did this, but who cares.

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Anything by Queen or David Gray. Most of Aerosmith's older work. I liked the first albums of Matchbox 20, Counting Crows, and Train, but every successive album gets worse. The only rap I still listen to 2Pac. Chopin's Nocturnes performed by Claudio Arrau or Ivan Moravec and Bach's Cello Suites performed by Pablo Casals. Various oldies and Motown cds I've burned for listening to at work .
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[Bands - Albums]

Tool - Aenima is the very best album...EVER !, followed by Lateralus, then Undertow

Dream Theater - A Change of Seasons, Images and Words, Awake, Scenes from a Memory

A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms

Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger, Superunknown

Nine Inch Nails - Broken

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Slayer - Reign in Blood, Decade of Aggression (Live)

Metallica - Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, Kill 'em All, And Justice for All

Megadeth - Rust In Peace

Testament - New Order

Rage Against the Machine - (Eponymous Debut)

Led Zeppelin - Led Zep IV (practically all of it), then Led Zep III (mainly for Immigrant song and Since I've Been Loving You)

Guns n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction (all of it), only a few songs from Use Your Illusion I (Don't Cry, November Rain, Coma) and II (Locomotive, Civil War, You Could be Mine, Estranged)

Anthrax (older Anthrax, when they never used to take themselves too seriously)

Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
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Bad Religion
Tom Waites
Soul Coughing
Darkest of the Hillside Thickets
Flogging Molly
Frank Sinatra/The Rat Pack
The Presidents of the United States of America
John Lee Hooker
Squirrel Nut Zippers
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haha Tom Waites is absolutely hilarious :)
He has such a cool voice.
It's a pity soul coughing have broken up... oh wells
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Tom Waits, oh yes! The man is god! ish.
Hot Chip
Seven Ascended Masters
12 Skin Carrot
The Fatal Mistake
Saul Williams
Polysics for comedy value.
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B-m, I forgot Bowie.
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I am a fan of the loud, nasty, and noisy punk stuff

GBH (one of the most famous old school '82 punk bands of all time. Anthrax does a cover of them)
The Boils (incredible philly punk band that still produces awesome stuff today)
Discharge (heavily influenced metallica. metallica has done a cover of them)
blitz ( another very famous '82 band)
the cuffs (great 90s punk band from PA)
the clash (i think you know who they are)
the partisans ( another famous old school punk band)
creedence clearwater
blind society (good hardcore punk)
rudimentary peni (pretty famous punk/crust band)
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amazing - no one even mentioned SlipKnot...
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Soilwork said:
haha Tom Waites is absolutely hilarious :)
He has such a cool voice.
It's a pity soul coughing have broken up... oh wells
Mike Doughty, the lead singer from Soul Coughing, has been doing solo work. Just recently I found his albums Skittish and Rockity Roll for sale in a music store. They used to only be available online or at one of his shows. Doughty has also done quite a few calabrative efforts with various bands, most notably They Might Be Giants.
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Canadian content regulations mean that I primarily hear Canuk stuff. Even if that weren't true, a lot of them would be amongst my favourites anyhow. The Canuk groups/artists that constantly impress me are:
Burton Cummings (including 'Guess Who' stuff)
Barenaked Ladies
Doug and the Slugs (I saw Doug at a local bar a couple of months before he died, and I'd never have forgiven myself if I'd missed it.)
Neil Young

Non-Canuk stuff that I consider indispensable includes:
Beatles (of course)
The Beach Boys
The Kinks
The Go-Gos (sorry, but I love their stuff—and their music)
Adam Ant
Elton John
Green Day
John (Cougar) Mellencamp
Billy Joel
Bruce Springstein
There are lots more, but those are the top ones.
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El Hombre Invisible said:
Tom Waits, oh yes! The man is god! ish.
Saul Williams

I love that guy.. Even though his work would be considered more of poetry put to light music, the words are beautiful.. I forget but during the war, he put out a song called Not in my name, one of my favourites of his music..

Bob Dylan - Hurricane, Masters of War
Bob Marley - Redemption Song, Red Red Wine, No woman no cry, Is this love
Ziggy Marley - Looking, True to myself, Dragonfly, Never deny you
Bruce Springsteen
System of a Down
A.R. Rahman - Indian singer
Salif Keita - African singer, two of his songs were in Ali (Will Smith)
The Beatles
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Mmmmm, someone said They Might Be Giants, I love them! And Bob Dylan and the Kinks and the Beach Boys! How did this thread get by without them?!? I can't believe I didn't put them on my list. I can't believe I forgot Pet Sounds. To all the bands/solo artists that I love and forgot, I apologise. And Simon and Garfunkel! I apologise. You're fantastic.

Related to Your favourite Music bands/singers?

1. Who is your favourite music band/singer?

As a scientist, my favourite music band/singer is not relevant to my field of study. However, I do appreciate various genres of music and the talent of different artists.

2. What do you like about your favourite music band/singer?

I am drawn to artists who have a unique sound and meaningful lyrics. I also admire musicians who are able to play multiple instruments and write their own songs.

3. How does your favourite music band/singer influence your work as a scientist?

Music is a form of art that can inspire creativity and help with focus. As a scientist, I often listen to music while working in the lab or writing research papers. However, the specific artist or band does not have a direct impact on my work.

4. What is your favourite album/song from your favourite music band/singer?

It is difficult for me to choose just one favourite album or song as it often changes depending on my mood. However, I do enjoy listening to the entire discography of certain artists, such as The Beatles or Beyonce.

5. Have you ever attended a concert of your favourite music band/singer?

Yes, I have attended concerts of various artists in the past. It is a great way to experience their music live and feel the energy of the crowd. However, it does not impact my appreciation for their music in any significant way.

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