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Title: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Ammon on May 05, 2007, 12:31:04 AM
i'll go firstest

Black Sabbath, are awesome
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Atcote on May 05, 2007, 05:01:59 PM
Um, I'm a big fan of Startovarius, Dragonforce and Rhapsody of Fire, and my fave solo signer is Meatloaf, but besides that this is too big of a question for me...
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Ammon on May 05, 2007, 06:29:43 PM
fair enough
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Keaton on May 05, 2007, 11:38:05 PM
Big strokes fan, and the song that started it was 'Hard to Explain'.
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Ammon on May 05, 2007, 11:39:37 PM
Big strokes fan, and the song that started it was 'Hard to Explain'.

I haven't heard much strokes stuff. i should track some down
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: UNGCO on May 06, 2007, 12:06:28 AM
Sure they've only made one album (currently working on another), and sure they're made up of the vocalist from one group and the vocalist of another... but The Postal Service are a great band. Great music to be had. Examples include: Such Great Heights, Nothing Better, and Brand New Colony.

Björk, Relient K, Imogen Heap, Weezer and Death Cab are a few other favourites of mine among many others.

I actually don't have one absolute favourite.
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Ammon on May 06, 2007, 12:07:20 AM
I actually don't have one absolute favourite.

and thats the way it should be
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: D. on May 06, 2007, 12:53:41 PM
I dont play faves with music. Im prty much up 4 anythin... Except rap. Never rap.

But yeh.. a few bands that comes to mind tho are Aerosmith, 36 Crazyfists, In Flames, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Transplants, Lostprophets, Soilworks, Killswitch Engage, Godsmack, Pelican, Queens of the Stone Age, Rage Against the Machine... and so on and so forth.
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Ammon on May 06, 2007, 12:54:59 PM
I dont play faves with music. Im prty much up 4 anythin... Except rap. Never rap.

thats the spirit *hugs (but in a manly not suss kinda way)*
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: rdarnz on May 06, 2007, 01:01:35 PM
Agree with the anything but rap sentiment...

Seems my music taste is a little more relaxed than most of yours...
I love good acoustic rock and just generally decent rock; but nothing too heavy...
Think REM, 3 Doors Down, Grinspoon, Nickelback, Coldplay...
Kinda main-stream but it's what I likes!!
And of course, I like aplonea (http://www.myspace.com/aplonea)... If anyone here buys their album, they get a free aplonea sticker (just yell at me!!)... Sorry, had to advertise my mates' band... :D
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Ammon on May 06, 2007, 01:09:17 PM
Agree with the anything but rap sentiment...

Seems my music taste is a little more relaxed than most of yours...
I love good acoustic rock and just generally decent rock; but nothing too heavy...
Think REM, 3 Doors Down, Grinspoon, Nickelback, Coldplay...
Kinda main-stream but it's what I likes!!
And of course, I like aplonea (http://www.myspace.com/aplonea)... Sorry, had to advertise my mates' band... :D

nothing wrong with that selection, i like kicking back to some REM and Grinspoon.

shameless plugs are what makes the world go round :D
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: zam on May 06, 2007, 07:07:34 PM
nothing wrong with rap either...  as long as its done right that is.  bitches, bling, and guns (the parts im assuming people may have a problem with) are only a small part of what 'rap' really is.  maybe you were refering to rnb/mad ass gangsta hip hop?

i have a hard time believing someone is truly a music lover when they pigeonhole themselves from entire genres.
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: rdarnz on May 06, 2007, 07:15:50 PM
RnB/gangsta hip-hop is not enjoyable music...
On the subject of rap, Eminem's 'Stan' is a really great piece and the video is awesome too...
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: JimWard on May 07, 2007, 01:21:37 AM
I like alot of things, I will object to nearly nothing... except Rap and R&B.

Preferences include Matchbox Twenty, Coldplay, U2, the Corrs, Bruce Hornsby, Sister Hazel... and anything - anything - classical. Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" is definitely one of my favourite overtures.

Yes, yes. I know. My taste ends at the year 2000.

Oh, and recently, I must say I'm utterly impressed by the Johnny Cash cover of NIN's "Hurt".
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Pamz0r on May 07, 2007, 08:06:13 AM
i have a hard time believing someone is truly a music lover when they pigeonhole themselves from entire genres.
rap isnt music! its just a beat and a horny black guy.

What i like is mainly metal, a little bit of rock and other random stuff from various places.
Ill Nino would have to be my favourite band. Godsmack r good, NIN-"hurt" quite possibly the best nine inch nails song!, Killswitch Engage (the end of heartache), Mindless Self Indulgence, Seether, Avenged Sevenfold, Coheed and Cambria, Slipknot, Flyleaf, Shinedown, Trivium, Alterbridge, Nonpoint, Saliva.... i could go on... but i'll stop the list before it gets too long  :-X
Imogen Heap is good- esp. Hide and Seek. i can listen to that song on repeat for hours...days!
Silverchair...tho they now have gone...weird.
I've always loved Creed, but their final album was crap, im talking about old school creed. My Own Prison etc.
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: zam on May 07, 2007, 09:59:49 AM
rap isnt music! its just a beat and a horny black guy.

as i said, bitches, bling, and guns are only a small part of what 'rap' is.  theres far more 'music' out there that doesnt simply consist of a drum + some toey afro-american.

i like everything as long as its good, although ill have to admit my tastes tend to sway towards the 'dance' side of things.  im guessing this will be considered blasphemous in this rock filled thread though!
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: orchard on May 07, 2007, 10:06:52 AM
i couldnt say what my favourite music is i like to listen to alot of different bands and music style, i have to agree with no rap and very limited on the rnb. I have to say no metal either, sorry! :-[
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Pamz0r on May 07, 2007, 10:23:23 AM
i dont see why it would be considered blasphemous, it was a question as to what music u liked, if someone judges you based upon your music tastes, thats quite silly.
I still think rap and rnb is crap, but thats my opinion, im not going to hold it against you for liking it.
When you say dance, do u mean techno? coz i dont mind a little bit here and there.

i wanna add some more onto my list!
The Beatles- Elenor Rigby
lol, i was way into the spice girls when i was a little girl... although i now think they're horrible, i still get a smile when i hear their songs...  :D
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: zam on May 07, 2007, 10:42:10 AM
no just from past experiences i have found people whose music taste primarily consists of some of those listed here already are pretty guarded and quick to slander all things 'dance'.  i usually keep my music tastes to myself in old wagga town for this very reason, which is a shame considering how passionate i am about music.

when i say dance though, yes i am refering to techno, but moreso breakbeat, funk, electro, house, tech-house, electronica, progressive, and a bit of minimal (if anyone knows what im on about there, then good!)

to answer the question of the thread though, although extremely hard to pick, i would have to say my fav band/group would be either the prodigy, or plump djs
Title: the most Caucasian thread ever!!!
Post by: Ormannov on May 07, 2007, 10:48:20 AM
rap isnt music! its just a beat and a horny black guy.

controversial!...i love it!!!
but seriously..thats the most generalised statement ever. i'm not the biggest rap fan, but its a serious genre of music and there are many different facets and branches of rap that aren't so "bitches and gats". I spose the best thing about about rap is theres not groups trying to be Pearl Jam *cough* Creed *cough*. but each to their own and granted i'm a big fan of Chincy, Glam, Kamp as F#*& 80s music so i can't point the finger. 

i like music from metal, industrial, FKN love 80s, Synth, Synth pop, Synth pop electro indie, electro, indie electro and world music.

So there aren't many beastie boys fans here then?..i guess they fall into the rap genre..

But most of all i'm a massive David Bowie fan.
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: UNGCO on May 07, 2007, 12:12:14 PM
So the defenders of rap/r'n'b come along!

Although I do like me some intelligently constructed lyrics and whatnot, I also have times where I just feel like listening to playful, or downright crude stuff, like most of mainstream r'n'b or hip-hop music... or crunk. Gotta love crunk. I also listen to bubblegum pop on occasion, and in general pop music is my friend.

I may have pigeon-holed the 'urban' genre in that previous paragraph, but like Orm's said, rap is quite a serious genre. Go back a few and you'll find more politically involved lyrics. Aussie hip-hop has quite a few good examples where the substance is actually there (not that I can mention any off the top of my head).

Hmm, I'll add on J-pop, K-pop, C-pop, house, electronica, trip-hop and rock to my previous list (even though that consisted of actual bands as opposed to genres).
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: chicken on May 07, 2007, 12:14:22 PM
Is it so wrong that I like some horrifically popy songs?
I don't know, I like dancy music as well, some 80's stuff ( wooh roxette ), music from games ( eg Final fantasy ) so nobu uematsu, Placebo, Madonna, Alanis morrisette, Bjork ( <3 ) Imogen heap ( twee ), Scissor sister, Seether, sigur ros and many more.
I just tend to go with things i like the sound of, not any potential emotional content of the song. I like music I can daydream to basically....that and dance to...when Im alone and my windows are sealed with ducktape lol.
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: zam on May 07, 2007, 12:36:05 PM
hmmm maybe people got the wrong impression from my previous posts?

like ormo too, im not the biggest rap fan myself, but the genre has taken influences, and indeed influenced from so much in the world over the last 40 or so years that it would just be plain ignorant to poo poo it based on the mainstream/commercial stuff of recent years.  im sure plenty of people (possibly even some of yourselves!  :o) at some point or another would have listened to and enjoyed something from rap influences, whether they knew it or not!

ugh. cant be bothered defending it anymore than that though...

p.s. chicken ->   sigur ros = the goods!
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: cheeseninja2002 on May 07, 2007, 07:33:11 PM
I'd have to say Rap is more than just bitches, hoes and beefy bass... still thats all we see in the consumer driven crap that ends up on the top 50 charts.
I personally like most music (minus Emo and mainstream rap), can't get enough of Butter Fingers, NIN (9th XD, can't wait), Nile (RoundHouse on the 27th XD), EDGUY and Sonata Arctica (the GODS of POWER Metal imo), Isis, Tool, Chemical Brothers, Crystal Method, The Smashing Pumpkins, the Pillows and Kelly Baily (wrote all the music to HL2... yes I'm a HL fanboy). I guess that show you my music tastes.

Still nothing tops Sepultura in my music library.

Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Pamz0r on May 07, 2007, 08:59:58 PM
Sepultura - roots bloody roots. infact i just finished watching that film clip!  :o

Rap is more than that? wow. lol nah, i figured it would be. i just like to generalize things... its fun...and mean.


l im sure plenty of people (possibly even some of yourselves!  :o) at some point or another would have listened to and enjoyed something from rap influences, whether they knew it or not!
I like outkast, well the andre side (his name is andre right?) like Hey Ya. awesome song, awesome film clip.
I also find it very fun to laugh at snoop dogg  "drop it like its hot" rofl  :D
but, thats basically as much as i know about it.

Tool are good! but their last album was rather....odd. im not sure that i like it as much as the others.
Schism is by far my fav tool song.
which reminds me, isnt it sad when the stupid media take a good band and destroy them?
I mean, yes My Chemical Romance are emo- but i didnt mind the old My Chemical Romance, before this "black parade" crap...
And what annoys me also "Last year it was evanescence, this year its within temptation" <-- quoted directly from the ad on tv. I mean WHAT THE! evanescence and within temptation, sure they both have female singers and guitarists... but... what brainwash is that!! I liked within temptation before evanescence even came onto the scene, and now their making it seem like within temptation are a new thing. what trash.
i've had my little rant now. i'm good.  ;D

Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: UNGCO on May 07, 2007, 09:39:49 PM
which reminds me, isnt it sad when the stupid media take a good band and destroy them?
I mean, yes My Chemical Romance are emo- but i didnt mind the old My Chemical Romance, before this "black parade" crap...

Granted, it's like what happened with Death Cab for Cutie and Fall Out Boy. However, I can't say that either bands have turned out crap music once they were signed to major labels. For example, Plans definitely isn't the best Death Cab album and it was a big disappointment after the epic that was Transatlanticism, but it wasn't a load of crap either and was in fact rather good in its own right.

I haven't heard The Black Parade yet but the album art's certainly enticing and it's been getting fairly good (critical) reviews.

I don't think it's the media that destroys a band, but rather the cultural environment surrounding the band's entrance into the mainstream - I mean, there's already been so much backlash against the emo culture that MCR's sudden appearance makes it worse for them. Yes, I know they've been around for a long time.
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: cheeseninja2002 on May 07, 2007, 10:08:04 PM
I liked within temptation before evanescence even came onto the scene, and now their making it seem like within temptation are a new thing. what trash.


If you like that style theres also Lacuna Coil... its goodness wraped in female vocalist... and they been around for a while now (it just hurts me when i hear people calling Lacuna a carbon copy of Evanescence.. THEY WERE FIRST!!).
I just wish i didn't miss their last tour... damn bank account I HAVE MUNNY... YOU JUST CANT SEE IT!!
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Keaton on May 07, 2007, 11:06:30 PM
I mean, yes My Chemical Romance are emo- but i didnt mind the old My Chemical Romance, before this "black parade" crap...

Yea i loved My Chemical Romance, with their first two albums they used to be more "vampire underground". Now they are just emo...
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Tabaris on May 08, 2007, 03:09:57 PM
My music tastes are... Strange I have a little bit of every thing in my collection, metal, classical, blues, jazz, rock, industrial, pop, a small amount of rap and country, and an unseemly number of anime soundtracks.
Current Favorites (in no order)
strange no?
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Pamz0r on May 09, 2007, 03:13:43 PM
Lacuna Coil are good, i failed to mention them before, but yes i've been listening to them for a while now.
i like tight rope best i think...
Go Rob Zombie-Superbeast! love it love it!!
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: rdarnz on May 09, 2007, 09:51:24 PM
My top five most played at the moment is reading...
Pretty mainstream stuff at the moment, so take that as you wish!?!
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Pamz0r on May 09, 2007, 11:44:51 PM
Iris- Goo Goo Dolls, great song. i love the film clip too.
Far Away- Nickelback is a good song, but very overplayed like on the radio etc.

Anyone heard Zero7- In The Waiting Line.
its on the Garden State soundtrack. it would have to be one of my "favouritest songs ever". :)
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: zam on May 10, 2007, 12:07:58 AM
yea im a big fan of zero 7 until their songs all start to sound the same...
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Pamz0r on May 14, 2007, 09:20:05 PM
i've been looking for more zero 7 stuff, but have failed in my search... :-(

I've recently discovered Korn, pretty sad i know to have only just discovered them now....
but i've never really been into them much...
the song "Coming Undone" has won me over. it is just excellent.
I'm addicted and i cant stop listening to it!
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: cheeseninja2002 on May 14, 2007, 10:07:05 PM
mmm... korn... korn korn korn, still can't get Korn Disturbed and Hatebreed live all at once outta my head. Mainly Wake up Hate - Korn and Down with the Sickness - Disturbed (that opening makes me tingle in ma Jibblets).

I've found myself stepping a little away from the metal side of things and getting into Serena-Maneesh, A Perfect Circle (13th step), At The DriveIn, The Pillows and the Chemical Brothers (New album Mid June XD ). Plus Isis... don't know what genre they sit in... must just be under Teh Sexy.

I personally discovered Serena-Maneesh by pure accident. They opened for NIN on the 9th and oddly found myself enjoying it (moreso than every1 else around me... not even bobbing da heads XC).
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: timmy on May 17, 2007, 01:31:43 PM
Um... I'd have to say my favourite artists at the moment are Ataxia, Tom Yorke, John Frusciante's solo stuff, Radiohead, RHCP, Fugazi and more... I don't really have one favourite band or song EVER... but I like a lot of music, so hey... excuses, excuses.

And zam, agreed with:

i have a hard time believing someone is truly a music lover when they pigeonhole themselves from entire genres.
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: zam on May 18, 2007, 01:22:39 AM
And zam, agreed with:

i have a hard time believing someone is truly a music lover when they pigeonhole themselves from entire genres.

BAM!
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: rdarnz on May 18, 2007, 08:09:08 AM
I have to agree; although I don't really pigeon-hole... There are maybe one or two rap artists that I enjoy; but then there's the annoying ones like Snoop Dogg that just get to me. Anyway back on the topic of what I'm listening to; at the moment I'm into a lot of old-school stuff...

- Play That Funky Music
- It's My Life
- Turning Japanese
- London Calling
- Eagle Rock
- Sweet Home Alabama (the live version rocks!!)
- Sunday Bloody Sunday
- Summer Of '69

Yeah; old-school is the best!!
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Pamz0r on May 18, 2007, 08:55:32 AM
i dont mind Gwen Steffani  :)
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Coma1 on May 18, 2007, 09:18:38 AM
I liked within temptation before evanescence even came onto the scene, and now their making it seem like within temptation are a new thing. what trash.
If you like that style theres also Lacuna Coil... its goodness wraped in female vocalist... and they been around for a while now (it just hurts me when i hear people calling Lacuna a carbon copy of Evanescence.. THEY WERE FIRST!!

I have been into Lacuna coil for about 7 years and I can say I am well and truly over them, there is just so many other female fronted "metal' bands that own the absolute f***ing jesus out of them. So now to prattle off a list of fem-fronted metal acts that kick their arse... Tristania, The Sins of Thy Beloved, Theatre of Tragedy, Sirenia, Epica, Trail of Tears, Beseech, Octavia Sperati, Madder Mortem, Collide, Orphanage, Satyrian, THERION, The Gathering, Bloodflowerz, Midnattsol, Leaves Eyes, Xandria, Mordiggan, Penumbra, Ataraxia, Lunatica, Summoner, DORO, To-Mera, Stream of Passion... can anyone tell im a female fronted metal band fan?
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: cheeseninja2002 on May 18, 2007, 11:04:03 AM
I have been into Lacuna coil for about 7 years and I can say I am well and truly over them, there is just so many other female fronted "metal' bands that own the absolute f***ing jesus out of them. So now to prattle off a list of fem-fronted metal acts that kick their arse... Tristania, The Sins of Thy Beloved, Theatre of Tragedy, Sirenia, Epica, Trail of Tears, Beseech, Octavia Sperati, Madder Mortem, Collide, Orphanage, Satyrian, THERION, The Gathering, Bloodflowerz, Midnattsol, Leaves Eyes, Xandria, Mordiggan, Penumbra, Ataraxia, Lunatica, Summoner, DORO, To-Mera, Stream of Passion... can anyone tell im a female fronted metal band fan?
You couldn't possibly like Fem-fronted metal bands.... you pick dandelines by the old swimming hole, play scrabble with gram gram and practice Church Hyms in your spare time XD

jkjk

Never really got interested with that scene at all.... I was mainly put off by evanescence and Nightwish (don't get me wrong Nightwish are cool by that vocalist sining is like an ethereal needle constanly passing through my skull).
I did however scare myself when at random i decided to download the first band that came into my head that WASN'T metal... I found myself enjoying the Flaming Lips. Theres something  about that statement that just makes me want to cry myself to sleep but at the same time dance in a white suit... in a feild of Sunflowers.
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Coma1 on May 18, 2007, 11:35:35 AM
I have seen the Flaming Lips live, they were awesome... the white bunny at their Sydney show was Adam Spencer, awesomeness. And Nightwish are poo.
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: LASERSPEWPEW on May 22, 2007, 05:52:18 PM
bands... bands... bands...

Damageplan, Demon Hunter, Dream Theater, Evanescence (on occasion), Frenzal Rhomb, Ill Nino, In Flames, Joel Hoekstra, Karizma, Killswitch Engage, Kyuss, Liquid Tension Experiment, Living Sacrifice, Machine Head, Mudvayne, Monty Python songs, On the Virg, Pain of Salvation, A Perfect Circle (except Emotive, which sucks), Planet X, Porcupine Tree (it's so erotic when your make up runs...), Primus, Probot, Rage Against the Machine, Rob Zombie, Sepultura, Sevendust, Shadow Gallery, Slipknot (old stuff), Spiral Architect, Static X, Strung Out, Sunk Loto, Symphony X, The Butterfly Effect, The Mars Volta, The Tea Party, The Vandals, Threshold, Tool, Victor Wooten, Virgil Donati, Michael Kamen, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Dan Gibson, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi - and many other random metal bands and classical composers.
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: Pamz0r on May 22, 2007, 07:05:04 PM
Monty Python songs FTW!
Title: Re: Favoritest Band/Song ever !
Post by: rdarnz on May 22, 2007, 11:29:42 PM
Very true. Especially The Penis Song... I freaked out someone who had never heard it the other day!
Of course in all honesty my favourite Monty Python song would be Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, but yeah...
That's my contribution for today... Haven't listened to much; although my mate and I have just compiled a CD for in his car containing only songs about or referencing California... Quite a good CD, I might add!!