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    I've always loved music and like all kinds of genre of music but actually don't have a favourite-I am partial to MJ, but have no favourite. Who is your favourite artist?


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    I'd say 'band' more than 'musician,' but I don't have one. To me, every band is absolutely unique and I can't even begin to choose a favorite or even say that I prefer one over another. They all have a unique sound and style and I find it utterly pointless to say that one band is better than another. Of course that's not to say that they aren't bands or music styles that I don't like, because those certainly exist, but among the bands I do like, I cannot pick favorites because they're all completely unique.


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    I have many favourite artists, but if I'm going to pick one it's either going to be Maynard James Keenan or Mike Patton. :wink:
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    Favourite musician would be Jeff Buckley, for his amazing vocal abilities, lyrics and his philosophies. Ian Curtis for his lyrics and voice. Vincent Cavanagh (Anathema) for his voice and lyrics. Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) for his guitar style. Mark Burgess (The Chameleons) for his lyrics, Michael Gira (The Swans) for his voice.

    If I had to go with only one musician: Jeff Buckley. If I'm allowed one band as well: Joy Division.
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    Quote Originally Posted by svwillmer
    I've always loved music and like all kinds of genre of music but actually don't have a favourite-I am partial to MJ, but have no favourite. Who is your favourite artist?
    Yes ,and if you were a few years younger he would be partial to you.
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    I go through moods with music, and I like a really wide variety of stuff - but I'd have to say one of my absolute favorites is Juno Reactor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33
    Quote Originally Posted by svwillmer
    I've always loved music and like all kinds of genre of music but actually don't have a favourite-I am partial to MJ, but have no favourite. Who is your favourite artist?
    Yes ,and if you were a few years younger he would be partial to you.
    Multi million dollar court proved him innocent. Your judgement against theirs pal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by svwillmer
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    Quote Originally Posted by svwillmer
    I've always loved music and like all kinds of genre of music but actually don't have a favourite-I am partial to MJ, but have no favourite. Who is your favourite artist?
    Yes ,and if you were a few years younger he would be partial to you.
    Multi million dollar court proved him innocent. Your judgement against theirs pal.
    Didnt he have the same lawyer as OJ ?
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    Same again.
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    Queens of the Stoneage, Kyuss, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles. weird combination I guess :wink:

    edit: you asked favourite musician, so I'll keep it at Jimi Hendrix.
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    I don't really have a favorite. If the music is good it doesn't matter if its opera or hillbilly.

    Nothing like a good musical though.
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    hmm.. I would have to agree with Chemboy that each artist is unique and thus incomparable with the rest.

    I used to love Queen. These days I'm really into the Industrial stuff and my current favorite is probably Assemblage 23; but, again, I like each artist for different reasons.
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    Trent Reznor, definitely.
    Nine Inch Nails' music is amazing, and important to me emotionally. Year Zero and ARG were so outstanding that I really started to worship that band.
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    Disturbed
    30 seconds to mars
    system of a down
    drowning pool
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    Enya
    Osborn brothers
    Bella Fleck
    classical music (I play the violin)
    I just played "Hornpipe" in a quartet for the comunity
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaderwolf
    Enya
    Osborn brothers
    Bella Fleck
    classical music (I play the violin)
    I just played "Hornpipe" in a quartet for the comunity
    8)
    Bella Fleck? She isn't related to Ben Fleck is she?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elina
    Trent Reznor, definitely.
    Nine Inch Nails' music is amazing, and important to me emotionally. Year Zero and ARG were so outstanding that I really started to worship that band.
    I used to vaguely follow them when they were good 10 years ago

    Even the perfect drug was great compared to almost anything they released since ,the video is very stylish - right out of Edward Gorey

    There days I prefer my own music though Im partial to the odd song here and there I think the only band I could say is my favourtite is probably depeche mode
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33
    ...the only band I could say is my favourtite is probably depeche mode
    I need to listen to more of them. Aren't they considered one of the first industrial bands, or something like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB
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    ...the only band I could say is my favourtite is probably depeche mode
    I need to listen to more of them. Aren't they considered one of the first industrial bands, or something like that?
    Man , no offence but you need to brush up of your Industrial if your gonna call yourself a Rivethead.

    Throbbing Gristle was the band that intially defined Industrial.

    Bands that made it more accessible ( personally TG bored me ) to the mainstream were Ministry and NIN .

    Depeche Mode certainly influenced a lot artists and lot of their songs ,though more " poppy " ,than than the likes of throbbing gristle still have lot of Industrial like elements in them i.e. keyboard mashing so on.

    An underrated band too that influenced folk and have some really cutting edge stuff for their time was the Australian band " SEVERED HEADS ".

    Some of their songs are pretty out there but as far as pushing musical boundaries go great.

    The albums " bad mood guy" or " Rotund for success " and ones that come to mind.

    BUT if you were going to pick any one who influenced industrial the most is would probably be the legendary SKINNY PUPPY..

    They set the mark which has unforunately been duplicated to hell since and the reason why I stopped listening to mist Industrial or anything lke it after the likes of NIN and Ministry went awol.

    You could take just about any Industrial act theres ever been since and probably find more than one element of them from SKinny Puppy.

    I perosnally dont like all their stuff but some of their songs are outstanding .

    I especially like some of the songs of their Bites album - i think its that one but search will tell you any way.

    Last Call
    The Centre Bullet

    Are probably 2 of the most haunting beautiful songs ive ever heard.
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    i don't know if it's a good thing that someone as young as i is enjoying music from the likes of Frank Sinatra, but then again i never was normal.

    since we're all listing bands i'll say Pink Floyd, i go through many phases listening to various bands but i never get sick of listening to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33
    Man , no offence but you need to brush up of your Industrial if your gonna call yourself a Rivethead.
    Haha, the Rivethead thing is funny. I just started listening to industrial almost a year ago. Ironically I've probably matched the physical appearance of a
    "Rivethead" for a while. Not really for style though, it's just how I am. Anyways I thought that was kind of weird.

    I learned about Industrial through the Pandora website. The first song I heard was by Assemblage 23 and I thumbed it up. There seems to be only a few other industrial bands with a similar sound. So it's not so much the Industrial that I like but instead just a few bands that happen to fall into the industrial category.

    Thanks for the history lesson though. I already knew about NIN and Depeche Mode but I'll try to look up some of the others. Even if I don't like them it would be nice to here how things were in the beginning.

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    i don't know if it's a good thing that someone as young as i is enjoying music from the likes of Frank Sinatra
    The ol' Jazz eh. I wish I had more of that stuff.
    Kids these days think they're all bad but those guys back then were the real gangsters/mobsters.
    Ahh.... brings back memories I have never experienced. Funny thing, music.
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