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What bands or musicians do you listen to?

Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 14:20
by Syllypryde
Here is my list in no particular order:

Clutch, The Bakerton Group, The Company Band, Dunsmuir, Deep Swell, Metallica

Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Cyco Miko, Jinjer, Infected Rain, Napalm Death

Cannibal Corpse, Pig Destroyer, Suffocation, Immolation, Dying Fetus, Incantation

Overkill, AC/DC, Beastie Boys, Dehydrated, Butcher Babies, Tool

A Perfect Circle, Crowbar, Kirk Windstein, Slayer, Rob Zombie, White Zombie

M.O.D., S.O.D., Mastery, Body Count, L7, Donita Sparks and the Stellar Moments

The Shocker, Once Human, 20 LB Sledge, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Salome, Intense Hammer Rage

Circle of Dead Children, Down, Pantera, 7 Year Bitch, Abnormality, Castrator

Nidorous, Parasitic Extirpation, Arch Enemy, Biohazard, Coalesce, Death

Kittie, Lacuna Coil, Machine Head, Meytal, Monochromatic Black, Motorhead

Obituary, The Tardy Brothers, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Primus

Les Claypool, Rollins Band, Soulfly, Sepultura, Cavalera Conspiracy, Killer Be Killed

Nailbomb, Nita Strauss, The Machinist, Type O Negative, Carnivore, Van Halen

Re: What bands or musicians do you listen to?

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 18:05
by Benvolio
Alright the miscellaneous section is my most posted in topic and music threads my most posted to thread. However in recent months to years I've been posting mostly Keen related stuff. The following post does not fully answer your question as I have of course many many favourites that continue in my rotation after years to decades. This post is about new additions to my regular rotation.

So let me dump a massive list of albums I've started listening to in the past couple of years. Broadly speaking, my habits have changed regarding music because 1) I started using spotify premium which frankly is an exemplary platform for rapidly broadening musical tastes. 2) I stopped buying CDs (I used to frequent the only remaining good independent store in Dublin (Freebird Records) and buy second hand CDs typically for 4 or 5 euro). I think the guy running the shop was amused at my persistence with the CD format despite it being unfashionable. My beloved mp3 player lies idle, its very existence fragile as it relies on a proprietary charging cable and would be null and void if said cable went missing. 3) After moving to England, my girlfriend bought me a record player as a present so now I delve through the numerous excellent record shops in London picking up all manner of discs (as well as occasional trips to other cities where second hand records are markedly cheaper than in London).

So in absolutely no intended order (apart from possibly alphabet) and categorised only by format (definitely not by genre as I listen to almost all genres), here are *some* of the albums I have had on persistent rotation since about 2018.

Compact Disc: "We Are Not Your Kind" - Slipknot.

Spotify: (these are just downloaded ones on my phone indicating that these ones have probably appealed to me most): "Alice In Hell" - Annihilator, "Never, Neverland" - Annihilator, "2 Future 4 U" - Armand Van Helden, "Suffer" - Bad Religion, "1999" - Cassius, "Le Dernier Crépuscle" - Chthe-ilist, "The Age of Quarrel" - Cro-Mags, "La La Means I Love You" - The Delfonics, "Sunday 8pm/Saturday 3am" - Faithless, "Reverence/Irreverence" - Faithless, "You've Come A Long Way Baby" - Fatboy Slim, "Better Living Through Chemistry" - Fatboy Slim, "Then Play On" - Fleetwood Mac, "America Eats Its Young" - Funkadelic, "One Nation Under a Groove" - Funkadelic, "Lifeforms" - The Future Sound of London, "Accelerator" - The Future Sound of London, "The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death" - The Housemartins, "Zen Arcade" - Hüsker Dü, "Flip Your Wig" - Hüsker Dü, "Candy Apple Grey" - Hüsker Dü, "New Day Rising" - Hüsker Dü, "Warehouse: Songs and Stories" - Hüsker Dü, "Black Moses" - Isaac Hayes, "Setting Sons" - The Jam, "Life Is Peachy" - Korn, "Issues" - Korn, "Untouchables" - Korn, "Storm The Studio" - Meat Beat Manifesto, "Up On The Sun" - Meat Puppets, "Dangerous" - Michael Jackson, "Everything Is Wrong" - Moby, "Silentintroduction" - Moodymann, "Introduction" - Mr. Fingers, "Zuma" - Neil Young, "Time Fades Away" - Neil Young, "Ready To Die" - The Notorious B.I.G., "In Sides" - Orbital, "Snivilisation" - Orbital, "Orbital" - Orbital, "Orbital 2" - Orbital, "Seven Ways" - Paul Van Dyk, "Disco" - Pet Shop Boys, "Their Satanic Majesties Request" - The Rolling Stones, "Double Dynamite" - Sam and Dave, "East Side Story" - Squeeze, "Boulevard" - St Germain, "Raw Power" -The Stooges, "Spirit of Eden" - Talk Talk, "Soul Mining" - The The, "Fear Inoculum" - Tool, "The Low End Theory" - A Tribe Called Quest, "People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm" - A Tribe Called Quest, "Midnight Marauders" - A Tribe Called Quest, "Dubnovasswithmyheadman" - Underworld, "Youth of America" - Wipers, "Is This Real" - Wipers, "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)" - Wu-Tang Clan.

Vinyl:: "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Messenger" - Elton John, "Hot Buttered Soul" - Isaac Hayes, "Shaft" - Isaac Hayes, "Chocolate Chip" - Isaac Hayes, "A Secret Wish" - Propaganda, "Hold On I'm Comin'" - Sam and Dave, "New Gold Dream" - Simple Minds, "Crusade" - John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, "Sailor" - Steve Miller Band (the one I have is some odd print of the Sailor album renamed "Living In the U.S.A."),"Lonely Girl" - Eddie Holman, "Close To The Bone" - The Tom Tom Club, "The Age of Consent" - Bronski Beat, "Welcome to the Pleasure Dome" - Frankie Goes to Hollywood, "Pleased To Meet Me" - Replacements, "Gala" - Lush, "Rio" - Duran Duran, "October" - U2, "Climbing!" - Mountain, "Nantucket Sleighride" - Mountain; a whole load of early Ultravox albums. Have a growing collection of great 12 inch singles from mostly 80s groups such as Depeche Mode, New Order and Pet Shop Boys as well as the excellent "Land Of Confusion" single by Genesis, "Your Love" - by Frankie Knuckles and "Chase" by Giorgio Moroder. I also received an excellent Christmas gift from a friend, a record from Japan called "Houses of the Unholy" by Church of Misery.

In an effort to digest the above excellent music I would suggest the following:
For the alternative/hard rock listener: The Wipers and Hüsker Dü (hopefully pckf can render the name properly with umlaut diacritics)
For the soul listener: "Black Moses" by Isaac Hayes
For the enthusiast of thrash metal, check out the first two albums by Annihilator.
For the rock music fans: for too many years I disregarded "Their Satanic Majesties Request" by the Stones as it is derided by so many. But don't disregard it. Although it lacks much of the direction and focus of the many Stones records preceding and following it, there is so much good stuff on this record and 100% worth a listen. I personally have disdain for most Britpop but if anyone is big into Britpop from the 90s then they will probably love "Their Satanic Majesties Request".

Now looking forward to 2021 where I hope to consolidate my love for the albums on the spotify list by finding some of them cheaply on vinyl. ( I was tantalised by a "La La Means I Love You" for six pounds however the disc had a massive visible scratch across one whole side so it was a no). Meanwhile I'll be discovering a whole lot more music via spotify. Of course, one of the hugest thrills in my opinion is discovering music for the first time directly from the vinyl. (Of the above, the Mayall and Miller albums amongst others are ones I had never heard before getting the LP). I'm not one of these people who put vinyl on an unwarranted pedestal. But for so many decades part of the presentation and the mystique of popular music has been in the physical item which you hold in your hand. Particularly second hand vinyls (ideally a pressing from roughly the same era as the music - I see no point in me personally paying above the odds for an absolute original pressing but something similar is nice. For instance my 1969 Sgt Pepper is more than good enough for me.)

Re: What bands or musicians do you listen to?

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 13:17
by Commander Spleen
I don't even think I could summarise this without a very long and very specific list. There are so many things I don't like that are basically the same kind of music as other stuff that I love.

These days I listen to a lot of nightcore, trance and j-pop but it's a very precise segment of those genres. EBM and alternative metal were among my primary genres for a while but they crash my mood too easily these days.