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  1. #1 Bands/Music Groups discussion 
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    I would like to start a thread simply to talk about bands or music groups that we may happen to be into at the moment, with more discussion taking place than in the "what are you listening to?" thread. Pick a group, talk about why you like them, what makes them unique, favorite albums, etc. So, who would like to be the first brave person to post?


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    Hey guys!!

    My top favourite bands of all time are (not in order);

    My Chemical Romance
    AFI
    Aiden
    Slipknot
    Greenday

    All of these bands are just so unique, and the fact that some of them can maintain a huge following after so many years (Greenday especially) just shows how talented they are.

    My favourite albums are

    MCR - Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge (Absolutely love "I Never Told You What I Do For A Living")
    AFI - Sing The Sorrow (The best songs are no doubt "This Celluloid Dream" and "This Time Imperfect" in my opinion)
    Aiden - Nightmare Anatomy ( i LOVE Knife Blood Nightmare... I know it sounds heaps emo but it's really good)
    Slipknot - Iowa (Disasterpiece has the best opening line. Check it out it's awesome)
    Greenday - International Superhits (Some of the greatest songs ever recorded.)

    Well there's my 2 cents worth... Anyone else like the same kind of music as me?? :wink:


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    Quote Originally Posted by DanceAndExplode
    Hey guys!!

    My top favourite bands of all time are (not in order);

    My Chemical Romance
    AFI
    Aiden
    Slipknot
    Greenday
    My Chemical Romance: Good, haven't heard Welcome To The Black Parade yet, need to buy that some time. Love Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge.

    AFI: Awesome, love Decemberunderground, Sing The Sorrow (yes, This Celluloid Dream is amazing), and The Art Of Drowning. The latter is so addictive, cannot get enough of it.

    Aiden: never heard of them.

    Slipknot: Not bad, but I don't listen to them.

    Green Day: Up there with AFI. Love American Idiot and Nimrod. Going to buy Dookie and the rest eventually.

    The two bands I've really been listening to the past couple days are Blink-182 and Anberlin. The new Anberlin album out, Cities, is amazing. It's heavy like their first album, Blueprints For The Blackmarket, but more in the style of their second album, Never Take Friendship Personal (if that means anything to anyone).
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    I've heard alot about Anberlin... Apparently they're really good. So what are they? Hardcore?

    Aiden are an amazing band. They're kinda emo/punk/gothic... I remember i read in a magazine that they said something like "AFI are our idols," and the guys from AFI just pretty much said, "Who the hell is Aiden? We don't like that kind of music, so the band Aiden means nothing to us!" I laughed pretty hard when I read that interview! I mean, imagine your idols saying that you mean practically nothing to them... How heartbreaking?!

    Anyway i forgot to add these favourite bands...

    Korn
    System of a Down
    Hellogoodbye
    Fall Out Boy
    Cradle Of Filth
    Job For A Cowboy

    and pretty much any other metal, punk, or emo band...


    By the way Chemboy, you have gotta check out The Black Parade. It's an amazing album, full of absolute gems, especially "Teenagers" and "Dead!"
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  6. #5 Dude, I'm going to see The Police 
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    My two cents? I'm seeing The Police tonight. Sorry, I can't screech in that little girl voice: STIIIING! WE LOOOVE YOOOOU! Besides, it's not about Sting, per se. It's about getting to hear pop music that doesn't suck.

    Other than that ....

    Favorite listening at present: Floater, Monster Magnet, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Screaming Trees, Beach Boys/Brian Wilson

    Longstanding favorites: Styx, Tanita Tikaram, The Rheostatics, Elton John, Peter Gabriel

    Least favorite: What? I would have to listen to them to know. But I strenuously avoid things like Blink 182, Linkin Park, and other crap factories.

    Biggest disappointments of late: Coldplay, The Killers

    Biggest surprises: Paul Simon (I like his music, but last year's album, coincidentally called Surprise, blew my mind), Monster Magnet's cover of "There's No Way Out of Here".

    Best shows seen in the last year: The Melvins @ Showbox (New Year's w/Big Business, Porn, and guests); Mastodon @ Showbox (who the hell opened ...?); Roger Waters @ Mercer Arena.

    Nods also to Belle & Sebastian, My Bloody Valentine, and Band of Susans. I'm not sure what comment to give on this point. Let's see .... Screaming Trees fans should check out (and this is no surprise to Trees fans) Mark Lanegan's work with Soulsavers. Those who haven't yet heard Monster Magnet would do well to check out their 1994 (or so) Lp Dopes to Infinity. It's been a while since I've seen them live, but while touring Monolithic Baby!, they played Neumo, in Seattle, and my respect for the band increased even more; Monster Magnet is the testosterone-charged force that will save rock and roll from the myriad crap factories mucking up the airwaves. Their cover of "There's No Way Out of Here", recorded originally--I believe--by David Gilmour around 1977, reminds us that for no reason must the "power ballad" be a cheap love song.

    The crap factories I loathe will occasionally do some entertainingly risky things. For instance, if you're going to name your band after someone else's song, don't suck! As an example, I would ask Godsmack fans to go out and find a copy of Mondo Generator's Cocaine Rodeo. Mondo Generator is, I believe, a Kyuss title. And if the Godsmacks and other "heavy" bands of popular culture could wake up for a moment, they would realize they are years behind in their sound. Only one band has matched Kyuss, and that is its offspring, Queens of the Stone Age. While MG isn't my favorite band by a longshot, and I don't listen to their album as much as others, I have virtually no complaint with the band. The point is that they don't suck compared to their inspiration. And that's one of the worst things you can do, to claim an inspiration and then blow it for the sake of apathy.
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    whoa... I totally forgot about this thread. And my musical tastes have changed dramatically from roughly a year and a half ago. In response to my second post in this thread, I still listen to MCR, Green Day, Blink-182, and Anberlin, and AFI remains one of my favorite bands (I love all of their music, not just Decemberunderground), but I've definitely progressed toward much heavier bands as far as what I listen to most is concerned.

    I do listen to Slipknot now, and they're one of my favorites. My other favorite bands currently are As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Rammstein, Gojira, Demon Hunter, and Project 86.
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    Always into these guys though I don't listen to music unless in the city, while I'm living in the country I prefer the unpredictable polyrythms of nature. When I really want to listen to music, I make it.

    Eric Peterson and his band Mischief Brew and his old band The Orphans
    Eric peterson is probably one of the most creative and inspirational musicians I have ever heard. He and mischief brew are folk punk with gypsy swingin jazz styles. The orphans are punk.
    Propaghandi: the only hardcore band I will ever like
    Fifteen: folk punk, lots of inspirational and honest protest music for social/political change
    David Dondero: he's alright, very cynical folk rock blues
    Robert Blake (the swingin folk guitarist, not the hiply hopster)
    and if you don't know these bands, I'm sorry
    Pink Floyd: something has been lost through the ages, people can't free style on guitar like they used to, I can jam pretty hard too, but those guys, clean and clear and simple, straight to the point, no funny bussiness, not like today, it's all funny bussiness and empty chords, no depth
    Rush
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Primus(although I can't stand listening to it, I use it as psychological warfare when playing poker, he is my standard for musical virtuosity)

    No offense but just to comment, I dislike all the bands others have mentioned so far. So you will all probably hate the music I like. David dondero and all the older bands are pretty popular though. I've heard david dondero sounds like bright eyes, but Ive never heard them, I've only heard of them quite a lot, so I asume they are somewhat popular amongst the alternativists.

    anyway, please check these guys out on youtube, they have many videos of small shows, actually they only do small shows and festivals. Their tickets are never more than 20 bucks, and sometimes they are free. They are not capitalists, they are artists. Some of their recordings are pretty low quality, actually they all are, but some are VERY SHITTY, so please look for a few of them before judging them if you do.
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    ooh

    What am I into right now..

    A Silver Mount Zion, Say Hi, Fever Ray are what I'm currently listening to a lot.

    Old favourites:

    Broken Social Scene, Metric, Feist, The Stars, and a lot of old rock.
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