I don't really have a favorite type of music. I agree with MrGuy. I like music where the all the instruments have importance. The basis of the music I listen to is rock, I guess. Because most of my favorite bands are in some sort of category that falls under rock. Rock N Roll, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Heavy Metal, Thrash Metal, Progressive Rock/Metal, etc.
I could list all the bands on my iPod to basically give you a feel of all the different genres and sub-genres that I listen to...
Alice In Chains, Audioslave, Baroness, The Beatles, Bright Eyes, Buckethead, Consider the Source, Devin Townsend, The Devin Townsend Project, Gorillaz, John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, Mastodon, Megadeth, Metallica, Muse, Nirvana, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Serj Tankian, Silversun Pickups, Smashing Pumpkins, Strapping Young Lad, System of a Down, Tenacious D, Tool, Weezer, and the White Stripes.
Linkin Park, orchestral and Japanese songs for me. Linkin Park rules I like orchestral music because I love the instruments, they just sound so nice to the ears. I like Linkin Park partly because it's in Transformers but mainly because my ears can't get enough of it. Lasty I love Japanese songs because they can be really nice, such as Clannad's soundtrack for example or Highurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry).
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Wow, Ayreon is REALLY good, thanks for referring me to 'em
Haha I love it how everyone here listens to SOME type of metal x)
Ayreon was my kind of 'gateway drug', if I didnt listen to it before I probably would have passed over on Protomen (Because I'm really picky with the music I listen to) and a few other bands like Stratovarious and Rhapsody of fire. I wouldn't call myself a fan of those two bands, but I like a couple of songs. To be honest though, I don't go much harder than Ayreon.
Lasty I love Japanese songs because they can be really nice, such as Clannad's soundtrack for example or Highurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry).
Back when I watched the Bleach anime, I used to love some of the songs they used in the opening and ending credits. Like Asterisk and Houki Boshi. I still like them today, but I'm not as drawn into them as I used to be.
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Punk... and Fire Bomber.
Punk because its far more intelligent than people give it credit for and is often about being proactive about modern sociological problems or identifying personal flaws and Fire Bomber because Nekki is the only man awesome enough to save the universe through Japanese-pop rock and sheer force of will.
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I love these discussions about one's favorite style of music, because I spent hours into them when I was younger. In fact, I fell in love with music with neo-metal : rammstein, linkin park, slipknot, korn.. these bands were like gods to me, and I thought there was nothing good in music but metal ! I was lucky enough to quickly discover how wide and rich the metal community was, by preparing a speech I had to give in front of my class for school (thx to a great music teacher !), and by searching on the Web for information about 'metal', I ran into websites about weird-named bands such as 'Iron Maiden', 'Led Zeppelin', or 'Deep Purple' ! During the following years, I was so into hard rock and metal stuff, that I used to go the library four times a week to borrow 3 cds (which was the limit), listen to them and copy them on my hard disk.
Of course, in this period, I spent hours defending the noble art of heavy metal on forums and chats, because I truly thought it was the only modern style of music worth listening to. It took me quite a long time to overcome this prejudice, because, like many teenagers, I loved having 'my own musical style'. It's like having a group of friend, an identity, it makes you feel like you're part of an huge community which shares more that musical taste with you. But I realized that enjoying music is just a matter of comprehension : once you've understood what the artist wanted to describe, you're gonna like it because not only does it remember you of something you've come through, but art is a spiritual elevation : it gives a global painting of a specific feeling/situation. And as a 'rebel' teen (or wannabe rebel ^^), I was receptive to the violence which oozed from these bands.
that's why I have quite ecletic tastes in music now : I love listening to an old blues by Johnny Winter, enjoying a glass of wine with music from Couperin, and partying with Shaka Ponk music ! (& I haven't forgotten my origins ; I'm still fond of metal, especially the 'metal geeks' : Bal Sagoth !)
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My favorite genres are Pop and Rock/Alternative. My favorite performer is...... >_> <_< Lady Gaga. I like the messages in her songs and they are nice to dance to. My favorite song is Schiebe....I'ts a female empowerment song but the beat and style is insane....and there goes my testosterone....
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I dunno. It's rad. It's so all over the place. Pretty much perfectly explains how I feel most of the time. I don't know whether to be happy or sad or what but I keep my chin up anyway, because. I dunno. It feels better. Genres aren't important. Only play the notes you like. If it sounds too happy so what.
And it's double refreshing because. It's all in good fun. But at the same time. It's straight up musicians music. It's so well built. Structurally unstructured.
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I like mostly Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, and Jazz. I'm open to pretty much any other style of music that's not mainstream. I agree with MrGuy, my favorite band is Led Zeppelin, but I also like The Beatles, Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Rush, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, etc. I could go on and on...
When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep... Not screaming, like the passengers in his car.
Like Albino, most of the music in my phone is Rock. But I can tolerate the 'mainstream' music from today because my roommates/best friends all like rap, hip-hop, r&b, etc. I'm the only "Rocker" in the group (that's how they call you here if you listen to rock, metal etc etc). So yeah, I never win when they are taking votes on what cd or radio station they are going listen.
This is some of the stuff I have on my phone (which I scrolled too fast and I'm 100% sure I missed plenty; too lazy to go back):
Avenge Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, Bullet for my Valentine, Five Finger Death Punch, Iron Maiden, Journey, Lamb of God, Led Zeppelin, Linkin Park, Mastodon, Megadeth, Metallica, Pantera, Radiohead, Rise Against, Skillet, System of a Down, Three Days Grace and some spanish rock bands.
I have many more bands in my old laptop and my iPod. Sadly the old laptop is having some problems with the screen so I can't transfer my music. And again I'm too lazy to bother getting that laptop checked.
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Video game music (derp), traditional Japanese music and a few forms of J-Pop. Also a lot of orchestrated music seems to be on my favored side. Also reggae quite a bit.
Why? Usually when I favor a song, it's because it's better than what I hear everyday when kids in the US pull out their iPods. Way better, in most cases. And most of these songs happen to be in the categories I listed above; other than that, I favor very few songs from other categories (and yeah, I've heard quite a few from each popular category; I'm not one of the people who'll troll on something they know nothing about).
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My favourite kind of music is hard rock/heavy metal..I don't have a favourite band, but like some pals up there, I like Led Zeppelin, Ozzy, Rush, Black Sabbath, and also Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Megadeth and Metallica.
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I dunno. I like ... some softer metal, I guess? Just... you know, with less screaming and interspersed satanic references and whatever. (I guess that song is called metal. For an aspiring musician, I have all the cultural acuity of a warthog when it comes to things like this).
Avenge Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, Bullet for my Valentine, Five Finger Death Punch, Iron Maiden, Journey, Lamb of God, Led Zeppelin, Linkin Park, Mastodon, Megadeth, Metallica, Pantera, Radiohead, Rise Against, Skillet, System of a Down, Three Days Grace and some spanish rock bands. [/s]
You sir, have a damn good selection on your iPod (or iPhone or whatever you have).
Paganini's caprices... excellent choice. I'm actually really surprised those made the way into the thread lol seeing how you like softer metal as well as Paganini, I shall post this link. Its Steve Vai being amazing and stuff, Paganini style. I can VERY easily see why some people may not like this, seeing how it was written for (and sounds better on) violin and not electric guitar, a very different instrument, but I think its damn cool. So you, along with anyone else that likes some cool guitar or a rendition of a famous classical piece, should listen :3
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Motherfuckin industrial, bitchesssss! Not like Rammstein or Static X kind either, that's more industrial metal. I'm talking Skinny Puppy and Velvet Acid Christ and Frontline Assembly and shit. Aw yeaaaah.
It's a tie between industrial and rhythm and blues LOL. Like legit, I am a sucker for ANYTHING that has either a rhythm and blues or southern rock feel, the basslines are too much to resist lol and the vocals cause they're usually wailed or crooned out *Sighs happily* so wonderful sounding.