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and reasons why the hell we should listen to them
Well since the other thread posted by some new guy is just a pointless spam thread, and music is actually something which interests me, here's an all new, spangly favourite bands thread.

First off, this isn't a spam post or a lists post. If you're just going to drop your last.fm profile or a short list of some random bands, don't bother posting, it's not contributing and, well, it's just thread ######ting. Keep your lists short, make it only bands you really would consider your favourite, not just a list of bands you might just like at the moment, and also post either a description of the band, why you like them, recommendations for listening and possibly comparisons between other bands so people can get a feel for what they're like if they've not heard them before.

Now, to start out.

The Aquabats: I think it was our own AllUrHive who put the bandname in my head before now, but they're a band that i fell in love with so quickly. The Aquabats, to put them as uninspiring and ill-fittingly as possible are a ska / punk band. That's not a very good description at all for The Aquabats, but it's the only one that's fairly consistant with them. Yes they play ska, yes they play punk, they also play a lot more stuff too. If i were to describe The Aquabats properly, the only term that would fit would be either "Serious Awesomeness" or "Super Rad." Ok, they're super heroes. They fight off nefarious villains like Powdered Milk Man, they never swear, they're almost always upbeat and they never, ever fail to make me smile. Recommended watching - Pool Party (On some kids' show, Yo Gabba Gabba that MC Bat Commander made) - Fashion Zombies - Super Rad.


Streetlight Manifesto: A little easier to pigeonhole this time, Streetlight are a ska band. Formed from the ashes of Catch 22 they skanked their way into my heart. The arrangements of their songs set them apart from most ska bands, it's a little more complex and they actually have a proper brass section that rather than playing boring little harmonies with keyboard or guitars, they actually have their own fully fledged part, something that more ska bands really need to do. They're maybe not the best ska band in the world (see: aquabats) but they are extremely competant and write absolutely amazing songs. Recommended watching - Point / Counterpoint - A Better Place, A Better Time (live) - A Moment Of Silence.


Gogol Bordello: This is a fairly recent obsession of mine. Gypsy punks through and through they make ridiculously offbeat punk that just really sets themselves apart with eastern european influences. It's like Borat had his very own band. I'm not going to ramble on about them, i'm not sure what else to say, just watch, appreciate and wonder what the hell is happening. Recommended watching - Start Wearing Purple - Not A Crime.


The Levellers: This is a band that's always stuck with me. My first ever live gig was to see The Levellers play. They're a bunch of activist, hippy ######s who are always trying to stick it to the man, but they write such great music to back up their ordeals. Some people have compared them to stuff like the Lemonheads or The Mission, but screw them, this is the Levellers, crusty alternative folk. Recommended watching: One Way Of Life - Carry Me - Julie (live) - Hope Street (live).


Anyway, i may add more lately, but get watching get appreciating music you may not have heard before. smile-fix.gif
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  • XythXyth Avatar Join Date: 2003-11-04 Member: 22312Members Posts: 2,625
    Way to spell 'favorite' like a communist!

    Why am I even posting in this thread? I can't lie, and I didn't read anything you wrote past the first paragraph. I never do. I like listening to classical music while playing video games. In particular, violent video games. There is something humorous about the contrast between mozart and shooting somebody in the face with a shotgun. I like it.
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  • DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Join Date: 2003-08-05 Member: 18951Members Posts: 4,521
    I like electronic music and dance music, even though I don't dance... also, trip-hop is awesome. basically any quality music I can zone out to is what I'll usually listen to. Also, I won't touch angry music with a 10 foot pole, because I never want music to help me get worked up, I always want it to help me chill out.

    with all that in mind, some bands I like: Ladytron is awesome. electronic, kinda retro sounding, kinda pop-y, generally very sweet. Frou Frou/Imogen Heap is also awesome. she does some terriffic things with her voice (this video was discussed on these here forums in an earlier thread: http://youtube.com/watch?v=pSIbfzK2spg ). Also Portishead is great. I'll just stop here because I don't have time to name drop forever and I don't have the music vocabulary to do any artists justice =p I have a thing for trance-inducing female vocals, not much more to say.
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  • esunaesuna Rock Bottom Join Date: 2003-04-03 Member: 15175Members, Constellation Posts: 5,578 Fully active user
    QUOTE(DiscoZombie @ Sep 24 2007, 06:27 PM) »
    I like electronic music and dance music, even though I don't dance... also, trip-hop is awesome. basically any quality music I can zone out to is what I'll usually listen to. Also, I won't touch angry music with a 10 foot pole, because I never want music to help me get worked up, I always want it to help me chill out.

    with all that in mind, some bands I like: Ladytron is awesome. electronic, kinda retro sounding, kinda pop-y, generally very sweet. Frou Frou/Imogen Heap is also awesome. she does some terriffic things with her voice (this video was discussed on these here forums in an earlier thread: http://youtube.com/watch?v=pSIbfzK2spg ). Also Portishead is great. I'll just stop here because I don't have time to name drop forever and I don't have the music vocabulary to do any artists justice =p I have a thing for trance-inducing female vocals, not much more to say.

    Heh, seems like you've taken the opposite route to angry music. I love trip-hop, it's beautiful in it's own way, but i'll be damned if its not some of the most depressing music ever, especially Portishead.
  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Members Posts: 10,501
    edited September 2007
    Music is an irritating topic for me because it doesn't work in my head like it appears to work in everyone else's head. I don't generally like bands, just certain songs. Like, I'm not a huge fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers, but I like their rendition of Higher Ground and Otherside. I'm not huge on Incubus but I like Stellar and Love Hurts. Infected by Bad Religion, Hotel California by the Eagles, 5 songs by Flogging Molly, Carry on Wayward Son by Kansas, Rock is Dead by Marilyn Manson, Surrender and Blast to the Past by Quiet Riot, Sunday Bloody Sunday by U2, etc. I like 'em, but I'm not really in to anything else by the band. Of course, there are a few bands that I like a lot more of their stuff (The Beatles, Breaking Benjamin), but generally it's just one song or two off of an album.

    That's just for normal people music, though. Most of the time I listen to more obscure stuff, which basically consists of soundtracks to movies and sometimes games. John Williams, Jason Horner, Jeremy Soule, Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, Harry Greggson-Williams, David Newman, etc. Some songs I don't even know who composed them, like the soundtracks to Mechwarriors 2: Mercenaries, Starsiege: Tribes, No One Lives Forever, etc, but they're some of my favorite songs. I can have the entire Crimson Skies album on my playlist but I don't want more than a couple songs from, say, Queen.

    As to what I'd recommend, well, it obviously depends a lot on taste, but here goes:

    Lucasarts/ Lucasfilm Games Soundtracks mostly by Clint Bajakian and Michael Land. The "must listen" soundtracks are the first 3 Monkey Island games, the "The Dig" soundtrack, Grim Fandango, and Outlaws. Absolutely spectacular stuff.

    Darling Violetta: They're not really a popular band I guess but I heard their song "A Smaller God" on the Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines soundtrack and enjoyed it. They're on Pandora so you can search for them and similar stuff via that.

    The Beatles: These guys are an old British rock band, sort of hippies but it's good music - wait, you all know about them. Right.

    Some sort of movie soundtrack: The first time through listening to a soundtrack you hear a ton of stuff that there's no way you could ever have caught during the movie, not to mention you hear the audible parts unobscured. Even something you think you know pretty well like the Star Wars soundtrack picks up huge amounts of nuance and variation when you just sit and listen to it. Epic orchestral stuff is pretty well represented in good movie soundtracks, but there's a ton of variation, like the techno sort of stuff you get in The Matrix, or the mix between classical and, uh, something else in something like Ratatouille, or jazz in Catch Me if You Can, etc. Pick a movie that's got a soundtrack vaguely related to a soundtrack you like and you might be surprised at how much you enjoy it.
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  • enf0rcerenf0rcer intrigued... Join Date: 2003-03-16 Member: 14584Members Posts: 2,473
    edited September 2007
    QUOTE(TychoCelchuuu @ Sep 24 2007, 01:50 PM) »
    Rock is Dead by Marilyn Monroe,


    hehe, funny.

    Favorite band: Muse.

    Very easily my fav just because they are the total opposite of generic in my mind. Very talented musicians, not just because they play their instruments well but because they play them with just enough of a new angle that they make it sound fresh. Mathew Bellamy is also practically a concern pianist (ok not quite, but he's very good) and when he's playing keyboards or piano is just adds to the variety of the venue. Granted every some shares the same vocal style, but it's one that I personally love. Sometimes it's a Queen-esque a capella thing, or it's just very melodic. They have both punchy songs and more relaxed ones, but always with a core tune that sets the bar high in my mind.

    Reasons you won't like them: if you don't like the vocal style, you won't like their music. period. It's also often got a synth element to it, and sometimes a bit of grunge (voicebox thingers that take out the highpass of the sound). So if you're more of a traditionalist with your music style and instruments these guys might be a bit too, for lack of a better word, advanced.

    e/ examples of their stuff. Knights of Cydonia, Supermassive Black Hole, Butterflies And Hurricanes, Blackout

    If you didn't like the first couple the last 2 are a bit more mellow, especially blackout.
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    Gah. If it starts with Marilyn and ends with a last name starting with "M" it all blends together. Maybe Marilyn Monroe did a cover of it via time machine.
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  • locallyunscenelocallyunscene Feeder of Trolls Join Date: 2002-12-25 Member: 11528Members, Constellation Posts: 4,022 Fully active user
    There are a lot of bands I could write about but I guess my true favorite band is Phish:

    You've probably heard something by them, you may or may not like it, but they are my favorite. The music drifts from place to place, even within the same album, but somehow is always recognizable. The main reason for my affinity is the time I discovered them was during my adolescence. Their often nonsensical lyrics maintaining the barest forms of sentence structure appealed to me, and still do. Bands that take themselves too seriously are just boring.

    I've been listening to trip hop and some rap recently as well, specifically anything produced by Dan the Automator:

    I first heard his hand in the background beats to Deltron 3030, which is enhanced to no small effect by Del the Funkee Homosapien's lyrics. However the beats themselves are great to listen to, spacey as well as spooky, and were released in an instrumental album. He also produced Kool Keith's Octogynecologist which I like less as an album compared to Deltron 3030 but the instrumental version is better than the original in my opinion and on par with Deltron.
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  • QuaunautQuaunaut The longest seven days in history... Join Date: 2003-03-21 Member: 14759Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 7,221 Advanced user
    The Mars Volta

    Probably the best progressive rock band still making new music, they've really been innovating and providing some of the most unique experiences you'll ever hear- combining Mahavishnu Orchestra with a more mariachi flavor, grand, complicated rhythms with powerful melodies, and only the best performances from some of the world's best musicians(its hard to not be in complete awe of what the drummer, formerly Jon Theodore but now Thomas Pridgen, can do), their music lives up to every definition of epic in the book.
    Roulette Dares, live from The Big Day Out
    Concertina live, from The Electric Ballroom
    Televators, music video


    Circle Takes the Square

    The only hardcore band I can claim to like, their screaming isn't as thickly indistinguishable as many bands- instead surprisingly clear as to let you hear the brilliant lyrics. Twisting melodies full of the trade off between the male and female singers, crushing moments of doom followed by the best grandiose feeling of brilliance, its hard to figure out why these guys aren't more popular. Whats more, me and my buddy are the webmasters of their official fansite.

    Lyrics from the end of In the Nervous Light of Sunday,
    From six states away, five years of guilt postmarked four days before my escape.
    All I ever asked was for a clean break.
    In the first nervous light of the day, collecting the novels whose scribes sought to keep me contained.
    My dad's favorite novel on top of the pile, in the self conscious first light shake the memory of his smile,
    igniting these volumes, igniting these volumes I'm warmed by the flames.
    Alter the deafening earthen tones... In the nervous light, I dance in the nervous light and I'm warmed by the flames.
    Dance to the sound of his weight bearing back ######ing breaking.
    Alter the pitch of his weight bearing back breaking,
    dictate the pitch of his weight bearing back breaking,
    Alter the tone of your weight bearing back breaking,
    we can mend all the seams that were torn during our backs slowly breaking.
    In the nervous light...


    Its hard to find good live recordings, but their site, www.circletakesthesquare.com , has a few song's complete tracks. I reccomend the above, and also the Same Shade as Concrete.
    The only live recording with a decent audio quality I could find was this(still not the best): Interview at the Ruins, live from Austin, Texas '06

    Queens of the Stone Age

    One of the most popular bands formerly of the stoner rock genre, they defined their style early on by "drilling the sound in you until it felt good to tweak it", they now are perhaps one of the best pure ol' rock bands in the world. Complicated guitar rhythms that feel like solos strewn throughout, and a brilliantly different sound from every song, they're a perfect band for rocking out.
    Go With the Flow, music video
    Song for the Deaf, Live at Rock Am Ring 2003

    More to come in a later post.
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  • GwahirGwahir Join Date: 2002-04-24 Member: 513Members, Constellation Posts: 4,272
    I'm more of a songs over bands kinda guy too. But lately I've been listening to Nightwish. It's a Finnish symphonic metal band whose lead singer is Opera trained.
    Many people have run across their song "Nemo"
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  • esunaesuna Rock Bottom Join Date: 2003-04-03 Member: 15175Members, Constellation Posts: 5,578 Fully active user
    edited September 2007
    QUOTE(Gwahir @ Sep 24 2007, 08:29 PM) »
    I'm more of a songs over bands kinda guy too. But lately I've been listening to Nightwish. It's a Finnish symphonic metal band whose lead singer is Opera trained.
    Many people have run across their song "Nemo"

    Just to throw out some suggestions, if they whet your whistle, give Lacuna Coil, Theatre of Tragedy, The Gathering or Nevermore a try, you might like what you hear. smile-fix.gif

    Also, Come Cover Me by Nightwish is probably the funniest song ever.
  • DiscoZombieDiscoZombie Join Date: 2003-08-05 Member: 18951Members Posts: 4,521
    as far as lyrics go, my favorite artist/band is Mike Doughty, formerly of Soul Coughing. His lyrics are such awesome urban poetry. I hate to say it, but I think his music was generally more interesting when he was part of Soul Coughing and addicted to heroin... but when he kicked the habit and went solo, his music got (understandably) less trippy but more poetic. The Only Answer is one of my favorites... he paints such a vivid picture even though his words are so minimalistic...

    QUOTE
    you were
    the only answer
    my plans
    spun all around you
    five years in the wrong, i am assured
    my name to you is just another word


    it's hard not to feel that...

    Down On The River By The Sugar Plant is another one of my favorites... he describes girls in a lot of his songs, so vividly, like a portrait artist with words instead of a brush. I've listened to this song on repeat for like an hour at a time confused-fix.gif

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  • enf0rcerenf0rcer intrigued... Join Date: 2003-03-16 Member: 14584Members Posts: 2,473
    QUOTE(Quaunaut @ Sep 24 2007, 03:05 PM) »
    Queens of the Stone Age

    One of the most popular bands formerly of the stoner rock genre, they defined their style early on by "drilling the sound in you until it felt good to tweak it", they now are perhaps one of the best pure ol' rock bands in the world. Complicated guitar rhythms that feel like solos strewn throughout, and a brilliantly different sound from every song, they're a perfect band for rocking out.
    Go With the Flow, music video
    Song for the Deaf, Live at Rock Am Ring 2003

    More to come in a later post.


    got my vote on that one. If you like them you may like A Perfect Circle too. Other obvious mainstream artists that would be on my 'best of' list: Tool and NIN.

    Tycho, have you listened to the hitman blood money soundtrack? It's operatic, orchestral and part drum beats, I think you'd like it, if not the whole thing than one track called Apocalypse (sortof a monk choir/ deep brass component). The intro music isn't included in the album, but it's also worth a look. you can find it here on youtube (read the description).

    I think you may also like stuff by Rob Dougan. That youtube link is misleading though, because there's instrumental versions to all his songs. Just try and ignore the vocals.



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    Nickel Creek


    They are going to split up after this tour so see them while you can. They are excellent musicians. In particular, Chris Thile is probably the best mandolin player in the world. There stuff isn't always the most refined lyrically, but I admire them for their technical virtuosity, and simple musical genius. Chris Thile has been known to periodically throw in snippets of Bach in the middle of his mandolin solos, and then slip seamlessly into "Jungle Boogie." Also check out the band that Chris Thile has been forming recently: http://www.myspace.com/christhile They are tight as hell and their instrumental numbers are brilliant. They've taken me to places I've never been before musically, even within a the familiar context of bluegrass.

    Indian Ocean.


    In that video you are watching the Tabla player beating on the bass player's strings and passing the rhythm back and forth with the drummer. That should give you a sense of the intensity of their live performances.

    Unfortunately they don't have full mp3s online, but here are snippets of two of my favorite songs of theirs:
    Kandisa
    Bhor
  • GwahirGwahir Join Date: 2002-04-24 Member: 513Members, Constellation Posts: 4,272
    edited September 2007
    Esuna, just so you know, I'm not a metal fan.

    edit: what things I do tend to listen to: classical, certain electronica, some jazz, a little tiny alternative, a smattering of other things, not country or hardcore or rap. Really depends a lot more on the song itself than the band or genre most of the time.

    You really can't nail down what I'll listen to but there are some things that I simply don't like.
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  • esunaesuna Rock Bottom Join Date: 2003-04-03 Member: 15175Members, Constellation Posts: 5,578 Fully active user
    QUOTE(Gwahir @ Sep 24 2007, 09:13 PM) »
    Esuna, just so you know, I'm not a metal fan.

    Then The Gathering and Lacuna Coil may still be up your alley, neither of them are any more metal than Nightwish, really.
  • GwahirGwahir Join Date: 2002-04-24 Member: 513Members, Constellation Posts: 4,272
    I think lacuna coil came up on Pandora, I'll have to pay more attention next time. But, really, I doubt we have much in common here.
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  • CrispyCrispy Jaded GD Join Date: 2004-08-22 Member: 30793Members, Constellation Posts: 3,225
    Rubber, elastic, hair, cigar, frequency, wave and energy are my favourite bands.

    [Edit] I also like nuptial. biggrin-fix.gif
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    Also, here is something I think any fan of Tool who didn't know this might find pretty interesting: The Fibonacci Sequence in Lateralus.
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  • enf0rcerenf0rcer intrigued... Join Date: 2003-03-16 Member: 14584Members Posts: 2,473
    that is kindof interesting. I never analyze my music, I don't even know the lyrics to most of my favorite songs. I just listen.
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  • schkorpioschkorpio I can mspaint Join Date: 2003-05-23 Member: 16635Members Posts: 3,543 Fully active user
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    My Favourite Bands of All time

    Kyuss (some offshoots like the desert sessions)
    Acid Bath (and offshoots like Agents of Oblivion)
    Tomahawk
    Alice in Chains


    These bands all had the biggest on my musical life, and the way I see music. And while they did spark my interest on a first listen, its that they took me a few months to really appreciate all of the songs - kind of like learning to bhop lol

    Kyuss for their low tuned grunty guitar riffs, some songs the way the music just builds up and then keeps an awesome mood is just well, awesome - a must for anyone driving a car for more than 5 minutes. Especially Album "....And the Circus Leaves Town" Track 1, 5, and 10 (but the whole album has its moments)

    Acid Bath "Pagan Terrorism Tactics" album
    Songs 1-4 mainly
    Very morbid lyrics, to some powerful (but not necessarily aggressive) sludge guitar riffs. Dax Riggs is one of my favourite singers of all time - deep, smooth vocals are just hypnotizing.
    Probably not the best band if you are on anti depresents lol


    Tomahawk "self titled" and "Mit Gas" Albums
    Formed from members of other bands (that i dont really like lol) Its very much a science project for mike patton (ex faith no more singer) I found out about this band just at the right point in my life - when I thought that music could produce nothing new, i thought that it all had been done, and then I was blown away by what I heard. All of the tracks (except for some of the more electronic ones on Mit Gas) are amazing.
    Check out track 1 from Mit Gas - infact listent to every song with some headphones , have a beer or whatever takes your fancy and just listen to every little sound.


    Alice in Chains
    Seattles best of the grunge , awesome vocals, clever guitars riffs(at the time) Fav songs
    Album Facelift - Track 1
    Album Unplugged - Track 8 or 7 (which ever one is "got me wrong")

    Sadly except for Alice in Chains all of these bands never "made it" which is probably a good thing for us listeners as they remain hidden treasures.

    I would suggest to everyone that says they don't like bands but certain songs to switch of the radio and throw it in the river - you won't find any real music there, unless its a station that plays exactly the genre that you like. EDIT - the "I like all music" isnt a genre.
    I won't go into why pop/radio music is bad for your soul (and good for record companies wallets). thats for another thread.
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  • lolfighterlolfighter Snark, Dire Join Date: 2003-04-20 Member: 15693Members Posts: 9,006 Advanced user
    QUOTE(TychoCelchuuu @ Sep 24 2007, 07:50 PM) »
    Music is an irritating topic for me because it doesn't work in my head like it appears to work in everyone else's head. I don't generally like bands, just certain songs. Like, I'm not a huge fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers, but I like their rendition of Higher Ground [...]. I'm not huge on Incubus but I like Stellar [...]. Infected by Bad Religion,[...] Carry on Wayward Son by Kansas,[...] Surrender [...] by Quiet Riot,[...]

    Well, the Guitar Hero 1/2 soundtracks generally only have a single song from each band. >_>
    And I haven't been able to find a song called Surrender that Quiet Riot did. Maybe they covered Cheap Trick's song by that name? <_<
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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu Anememone Join Date: 2002-03-23 Member: 345Members Posts: 10,501
    QUOTE(lolfighter @ Sep 24 2007, 05:14 PM) »
    Well, the Guitar Hero 1/2 soundtracks generally only have a single song from each band. >_>
    And I haven't been able to find a song called Surrender that Quiet Riot did. Maybe they covered Cheap Trick's song by that name? <_<


    Yeah actually a lot of the "one off" songs I like come from the Guitar Hero soundtracks. After watching some people play the games I thought I had discovered huge amounts of music that I loved, but it turns out I mostly only like the songs included in Guitar Hero. Figures.

    And apparently Surrender is by Cheap Tricks. Weird. I'm not really up, or down, or with, all the music stuff. I would have trouble naming which genre certain famous bands belong to, for instance. Oh well.
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    Schkorpio beat me to mentioning Acid Bath. I prefer When the Kite String Pops though. Musically, it's pretty close to NOLA Sludge Metal (Corrosion of Conformity, etc). I like Kyuss too, although it's not really a favorite of mine. (A tip - listen to it while intoxicated)


    Godflesh (Industrial)
    Cursive (Indie)
    And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Rock/Post-Rock?)
    Einherjer (Viking Metal, pretty much)
    Isis (Post-rock/metal?)

    I've got a lot of bands I like, but I tried to select the ones that have a more distinctive sound.
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  • CrispyCrispy Jaded GD Join Date: 2004-08-22 Member: 30793Members, Constellation Posts: 3,225
    QUOTE(enf0rcer @ Sep 24 2007, 09:58 PM) »
    that is kindof interesting. I never analyze my music, I don't even know the lyrics to most of my favorite songs. I just listen.
    I'm exactly the same. People ask me to sing my favourite song, I can usually only hum or 'la' or 'doo' it. The only lyrics I remember are rap lyrics like Grand Master Flash or the Sugarhill Gang or Beastie Boys, but even that's a rarity.
  • torquetorque Join Date: 2003-08-20 Member: 20035Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation Posts: 862 Advanced user
    My two favorite bands in high school (and still among my favorites) are Luna Sea (more 'classic' rock feel, I guess) and Dir en grey, both of which have evolved quite a bit in style. Luna Sea's lead guitarist has some really interesting solos - he uses a lot of guitar tricks that aren't so much about technical skill as they are the raw sounds he can produce (squeals, harmonics, etc), while Dir en grey I like for their raw power (and occasionally some lyrics that convey pain and anguish in a poetic way I've never heard before).


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    QUOTE(Quaunaut @ Sep 24 2007, 08:05 PM) »
    The Mars Volta

    Probably the best progressive rock band still making new music,


    I believe the phrase you're looking for there is King Crimson.

    Not that the Mars Volta aren't great though.
  • DY357LXDY357LX Playing since day 1. Still can&#39;t Comm. England Join Date: 2002-10-27 Member: 1651Members, Constellation Posts: 2,309 Fully active user
    I'm enjoying the new "InMe" album called "DayDream Anonymous".
    There's a video on YouTube which plays 20 seconds or so of each song.

    You can view it here.

    Apparently the new Nightwish album ("Dark Passion Play" ?) is good too
    but I haven't had a chance to give that a try yet.
    "And so is the Golden City blackened With each step you take in my Hall. Marvel at perfection, for it is fleeting. You have brought Sin to Heaven And doom upon all the world."
  • pardzhpardzh Join Date: 2002-10-25 Member: 1601Members Posts: 3,137
    edited September 2007
    Again I bite at your dangling lure of music threadz.

    Yonder Mountain String Band has been a huge favorite of mine lately. They're (obviously) a string quartet, and they play some really great folk/bluegrass. They're a young bunch of guys but they keep it pretty traditional, at the same time adding their own modern-ish touch.

    Plenty of stuff to listen to here: www.yondermountain.com
    the artist formerly known as duff-man
  • QuaunautQuaunaut The longest seven days in history... Join Date: 2003-03-21 Member: 14759Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Posts: 7,221 Advanced user
    QUOTE(Insane @ Sep 25 2007, 02:49 AM) »
    I believe the phrase you're looking for there is King Crimson.

    Not that the Mars Volta aren't great though.


    I've been trying to find *any* full songs of King Crimson ever since I heard their song in Children of Men, "Court of the Crimson King", then saw a few on Youtube. No one has any of their albums though, illegally or legally. sad-fix.gif
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    You should be able to find some in some independent record stores, or even some of the larger non-independent ones. Whenever I go looking, I always at least find copies of In the Court of the Crimson King and Larks' Tounges in Aspic (which are the ones you want to start with anyway).

    I trust you're familiar with this song?
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