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post #166 of 169

I guess my favorite bands, in no particular order, would be:


The Clash


Camera Obscura

Maximum the Hormone

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

Dave Brubeck Quartet


The Slackers

They Might Be Giants

Whenever Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma play together


On a side note, to the previous poster that mentioned Operation Ivy, while they'll always be a band I remember first listening to via a cheap CD player and the headphones that came with it, I was pleasantly surprised at how good "Energy" sounded on a more "head-fi-esque" setup, despite having the kind of recording quality you'd expect from a punk album of that time. I guess just like Louis Armstrong and Fritz Kreisler, who unfortunately didn't leave behind recordings of a particularly great sound quality either, the music they made transcended any technological limits that they may have met.

post #167 of 169

In Flames! <3 \m/


They are melodic death metal, melodic groove metal, alternative metal, hard rock, and mix in other influences like electronic, folk, and blues. To me, no other band can match the energetic and epic, yet positive feeling I get from them, especially in the guitar solos on their mid-to-late '90s albums.


I only saw them live once, in 2004, but got to meet Jesper Strömblad, the founding member of the band. He signed my shirt, which I never washed again. They were filming the concert for a DVD release, so I got my friend to lift me up on his shoulders so I could let loose like a banshee in hopes of being immortalized on it. Too bad they didn't use any of that footage...


Informative link: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/In_Flames/11

Edited by Music Alchemist - 7/5/14 at 7:56pm
post #168 of 169

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

I love Mike Campbell's guitar playing and Tom's songwriting is something special.  He's one of the greats in my book.  I also enjoyed Stan Lynch's drumming quite a bit.  I prefer him to Steve Ferrone.

post #169 of 169
The Knife
- Somehow poppy, subversive, creepy and fun all at once.

Autechre, Aphex Twin, U-Ziq
- The combination of almost placid synth melodies with aggressive, disorienting rhythms brings me back year after year.

Pantha du Prince
The Clash
Wolves in the Throne Room, Altar of Plagues
- They capture the best of my two favorite Rock subgenres (Post-Rock, Black Metal). Among the few bands that deserves the "epic" tag IMO.
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