Favorite Genre of Music?

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  1. don_nguyen11490

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    My favorite is Acid Jazz / House music. Especially Acid House!

    Good artists from these genres include:

    Mondo Grosso
    Clazziquai

    Well that's all I'm listening to really. I'd appreciate it if someone can recommend me some.

    Also, post your genre + recommended artists + recommended songs (using youtube links).

    Please no criticizing another one's musical tastes / sharing downloads (we all know that's illegal even if we all know everyone does it anyway).
     
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    House, DnB, Jungle and most other stuff except metal.
     
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    Macho music like Michael Jackson and Elton John.

    Michael Jackson is my fav genre.
     
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    Classic Rock, and basically most music except country.
     
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    Michael Jackson is a genre? hmmmm, I know there's a joke in there somewhere.
     
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    Have never been much of a fan metal either unless you classify Led Zeppelin as a metal band. Did appreciate a bit of Iron Butterfly, Blue Cheer & the very 1st Black Sabbath album in the late 60s. However, I was rather disappointed in later Sabbath and the evolution of metal in the 70s & 80s.

    However, I just recently heard some symphonic metal that has piqued my interest. It appears to have been influenced by progressive rock of the late 60s and the 70s (with such groups as Yes, Jethro Tull, ELP, ELO, Camel & Pink Floyd). Tho' I've not really listened to it, I might also be tempted to check out some progressive metal as well.
     
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    I have a lot of favorite genres, but I'll go with the bands I don't think many people have ever heard of. Most have at one time or another been classified as "folk". Some indie-folk, folk-rock, uhhh... maybe alternative folk? I'll post a few links to a live performance of a good song, but the albums by all these artists are extremely good - if you like this kind of thing. Just figured the live performances might give you a better idea of what the band is like.

    Fake Empire by The National (at least wait until the trumpets come in),

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBujZr20O6M

    Blue Ridge Mountains by Fleet Foxes,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx7_Gmr4qMM

    Rooks by Shearwater,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6WX69BlESY&feature=related

    and possible my favorite song of all time, Empty by Ray LaMontagne,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIUSikXex5w

    That is enough for now (leaving out A LOT!). I am also a huge fan of alternative (The Walkmen, Bloc Party, Arcade Fire, MGMT, etc...), but it's winter, so I'm in a worse mood than usual. The folk stuff works perfectly.
     
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    Hard core punk, Crass, Germs, Minor Threat etc
     
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    Jacko covering "Don't Let 'the son' Go Down on Me"

    Pardon the brief "Michael Jackson" hi-jack:

    Q: What's brown and found in infant's diapers?
    A: Michael Jackson's hand.


    Q: What's white and found in infant's diapers?
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    Q: Why would Michael Jackson like twenty eight year olds?
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    I listen to everything. Mostly hip hop and rnb. but i'm not talking the ghetto shooting drinking type. Lupe Fiasco, kanye west, just to name a few.

    and i LOVE Coldplay and Jason Mraz.
     
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    Metal is my favourite, then Alternative but some dnb/dance/rap has started to creep into my music collection recently.
     
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    Progressive / Symphonic Rock
     
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    Alt Rock would is what I listen to the most, but I'm pretty open with everything. Techno or anything along those lines as well.
     
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    ok, i was trying to be funny, and failed (as usual)... so many threads of late on same topic.

    I like all kinds of music, almost... classical, rock, pop, opera (is that classical?). Not into country, though. And sort of never got into rap and all the other variants (hiphop? ).

    Nice jokes, DP. I admire the way you can come out with jokes related to almost any topic instantly, almost like you have them on a hotkey or speeddial :)
     
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    Opera can be classical, baroque, romantic, post-romantic, and other 10 different """"genres"""". Classical is just a period, not a """""genre""""". You meant academic music.

    Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, those are CLASSICAL composers.

    Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, Händel, Monteverdi, Scarlatti, those are baroque composers.

    Wagner, Chopin, Debussy, Strauss, Brahms, Verdi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, those are ROMANTIC composers.

    Beethoven is more like a hybrid between classical and romantic.
     
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    x2, kind of a pet peeve of mine


    Any youtube videos of you playing piano?
     
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    Not really, but if you wait two weeks, I may upload a video of me playing a Hammond B3 live :)
     
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    cool .
     
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    No one likes 90's R&B? Old school rap?
     
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    I don't mind a bit of old school hip hop, I just don't listen to much at all.
     
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    I like 90's rnb. I've got Boyz II Men, monica, and some old songs of usher and mariah carey

    hiphop, pop, dirty rap , electronic, dance, rnb, slow jams, soft rock , christian music.. Basically i like almost every genre expect metal , hardcore rock , grunge and those with yelling /shouting
     
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    That's more like it...lol

    How about Nas, 2Pac, biggie, Rakim, KRS-One, Wu-Tang Clan??
     
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    B3 or not B3: that is the tonewheel question

    With a [size=+1] Leslie 122 ?! [/size] Ah, tonewheel heaven! Do post, Andres DiFrancesco! :)
     
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    70s Rock like Deep Purple, Zeppelin etc

    but mainly Heavy Metal from the 80s like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica
    not really a fan of a lot of current Metal..its either cookie monster vocals or that annoying scream style
     
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    that is true, maybe there is someone who do not know how...
     
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    Yeah, I don't know what to call it either, but me too.

    I'll add The Mountain Goats, Brett Dennen, Iron & Wine, Ben Harper, and some Neutral Milk Hotel stuff to the list as well.
     
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    WOW, andres. You really know your stuff !
    I have favorites in each category you have mentioned. altho must confess never heard of Scarlatti and Corelli.
     
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    I'll reserve comment (for now).

    gonzalocatlino: meaning?
     
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    The term "Classical music" actually has more than one common usage. Strictly speaking, for Western/European music, the Classical period started somewhat prior to the mid-18th century with the sons of JS Bach thru the 1st couple of decades of the 19th century with the music of Mozart (& Salieri).

    Schubert, like Beethoven, wrote music in both the classical & romantic styles.

    With respect to Western (European) music styles, the term, Classical music, is often broadly applied to "art" music that encompasses pre-Baroque, perhaps even pre-Renaissance (9th century), music to contemporary/modern music. Not really sure how the musicoligists refer to this broad range. Not heard the term academic music applied before but perhaps Western academic music or Western art music might be more appropriate -- tho' I don't really like either term.


    Very kewl. Do you play the Hammond in a jazz style of more of a rock or prog rock style?
     
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    Both actually. My latest project (Xhosa, we're recording an album), we play mostly black music (jazz, soul, blues, gospel, R&B) so I play a more jazzy style, but one of our songs is sympho-progressive, and the B3 plays a more rockish tune.
    But in general, I tend to play more of a prog rock style.

    We have a Facebook page and group, yet we haven't uploaded anything yet. We don't wanna upload rough demos. The album will be done around March or so :)
     
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    rap/hiphop. The only exception to that is Taylor Swift's country music. Those songs are deep, I really like them

    edit--booooooo for all the clasical music....
     
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    I grew up on 90's alternative, such as:

    The Afghan Whigs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJG-sW_Za8A

    Hum
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfbn3ieVUYU

    then I got into metal, and then into punk rock.

    My favorite genre is anything with loud guitars, more or less.

    Best of the punk genre (IMO):

    Bad Religion (basically brought vocal harmonies to punk)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66ncHBbK8vM

    No Use for a Name
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbt8q_qRCpU

    Alkaline Trio
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcfHBEX6VrY

    Hot Water Music (my personal all-time favorite band)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZUbuVokKc8&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_xgbIqlTlo

    and my favorite live band - Face to Face

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3VqxDGe-tg

    Right on! I dig the hell out of the Constellations.

    I also have gotten into lots of Minneapolis hip-hop stuff like:

    P.O.S.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGufRiMnpGI&feature=related

    Atmosphere
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPUGih3o268&feature=related

    Heiruspecs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPUGih3o268&feature=related
     
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    I tried 2pac yesterday. Each song on YT was full of the m-word, so had to stop each one. Then healed myself listening to Tina Turner's "What's love got to do with it" ;-)

    A question to AG, DP/ SA :

    Do you really need to understand music to appreciate it. I mean in terms of understanding its roots, understanding the lyrics, understanding the references in the lyrics.

    I've been a "classical" lover all my life, but really have no idea of all that you are mentioning, and I am not european. Loved Rock as a kid, but really don't understand the references.
    I like most of the opera I have heard - but do not know the european languages involved !
     
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    Nah. As for myself, it's impossible for me to hear lyrics. My brain can't process it. To my brain, the voice is just another instrument blended on the mix, and not lyrics.
    I actually have to make an EFFORT to hear the lyrics of a song... so unless I NEED to know the lyrics, my brain can't process them.

    Funny thing happened to me with Michael Jackson's 'Little Susie'. I LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED that song. When a friend of mine asked me what was it about, I had no idea, so I played the song to find out the lyrics, and I ended up pretty much like :shock:

    I'm quite fond with european bands like Okean Elzy (Ukraine) and Parni Valjak (Croatia), and 90% of the time, I have no idea what they're saying :p

    Music is not there to be UNDERSTOOD, is there to be enjoyed.
     
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    ^^ Man,
    I am so overjoyed to hear this. I thought some of you might diss me.

    e.g. Loved Pink Floyd but never knew what exactly the references were.
    Western Classical has a deep impact on me, especially the "romantics".
    Opera touches me deeply, I suspect I give it my own personal meanings.

    While browsing, i just discovered "Like A prayer" - enjoying it, don't know what Madonna really means yet .. nice version by Perrelli (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsINnWZjDu4).

     
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    Loved it. I really luv the gospel choir sound, specially live :)
    This one was particularly enjoyable. Like a Prayer is an awesome tune.
     
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    Kicka** Country!

    Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson.
     
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    Please mention a couple of your favorites for each artist.
    thx.
     
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  44. My favorite genre would have to be what is called Indie, I guess.

    Fantastic Bands:

    Bright Eyes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TZlrNZQbXg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pt7CuX7pbE (Live, great performance)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F14RWmh4ufA (I think Andrés migh appreciate this one)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5klz2-WT7r8&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6qLkaMa-Xc (live on Letterman)

    There are countless other songs, although I only really really love Bright Eyes' music up until around 2005. After that it's ok and still miles better than a lot of the tripe coming out.

    Rilo Kiley:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-bDOT5hw0s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qACCt2DMhDQ

    A similar thing happened with Rilo Kiley, I only really, really love their stuff up until around 2005.

    And, of course, the Beatles!
     
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    Rock and Roll and variations of it, of course.

    Oasis, Ride, Stone Roses, The Smiths, Hendrix, Beatles, Beach Boys, list goes on.
     
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    Yeah i like Jet and im not even a fan of that type of music. Rip it up is a nice song.
     
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    Definetely rock.
     
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    ballad is my favorite
     
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