Just out of curiosity, I was wondering what the most popular music is on AF. I personally listen to Europop / electronic and alternative.
I think that, like the computers we own, the AF music collection would be pretty ecclectic. I personally run the gamut... Braums to BOC, Eminem to ELO, Mozart to Metallica, Dvorjak to Depeche Mode...
Currently, I've been listening to a lot of Breaking Benjamin, Franz Ferdinand, AFI... I consider what I'm hearing as Rock, sometimes even Metal, but I was told by an 8 year old that they are Alternative... All I know is that I can still mosh with the best of them. My catchphrase in the midst of a pit: "Bring it on, Junior! I'll beatcha like yer Daddy shoulda!"
Of course, this month means a lot of Tocatta and Fugue, Hall of the Mountain King, Night on Bald Mountain, John Carpenter's Greatest Horror Hits, throw in some Tubular Bells, and 8 different remixes of the "Halloween" theme... muwahahahaHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!
Like the Rev. pretty eclectic, but I listen to a lot of rock. My current iTunes Library starts at A-ha and works it way through 257 artists to finish with York...
And why leave Tubular Bells for October? It's great all year round (as is most Mike Oldfield IMHO)
My favorite music is good music. The only genre I don't like is bad music.
edit: just noticed my sig that I ripped off from the Onion. LOL. Guess I consider the Dixie Chicks bad music.
Like most on AppleFritter, I've got a fairly eclectic taste in music. My top ten artists would have to be:
Different days call for different artists, depending on my mood. It can be difficult to get foreign albums in Canada, although it is markedly easier than in the US, because of the large Francophone population in Canada, but without the internet and sites like eBay I wouldn't have half of my music collection.
Classic rock. just about anything between 70 and 80
I have trouble keeping up with music genres, but I can tell you that I hate rap. I HATE RAP.
Here's some of my favorite artists:
System of a Down (their first album is better than their second)
Slipknot (all of the albums)
Funeral for a Friend
However those are classified, I don't care.
EDIT: Oh duh, I forgot my avatar! Finch is also another great band.
anything other than rap, Huh? I always thought that the Rock/Alternative type was growing in popularity. I happen to have a loud neighbor that likes to play LOUD rap Music at about 10:30 at night. The problem is when the Cops are called on the guy. The cops say "we can't do anything until after it's 11:00 at night. That's when the silent curfew goes into effect" There are sometimes that I wish I had a Sniper Rifle to take out the speakers and stereo in the car. (I have a perfect view of the Right door Speaker when he pulls into the apartments across the alley.) Therefore, everytime I hear Rap, Cringe.
I have 1,211 albums in my iTunes library. The list starts at 10,000 Maniacs and ends at Zwan, but has all sorts of stuff in between, including 2Pac, Al Jarreau, David Bowie, Frank Sinatra, Keri Noble, Rachael Yamagata, Semisonic, Snoop Dogg, Spinal Tap and West Side Story.
Which reminds me, I've been meaning to put my album list up on the Web for a while now...
Well... I like.. a lot. I have 4651 songs (almost 13 days of music) in my iTunes library. I import every CD I own. As for the Genres. I cant stand Rap, Pop/R&B (britney spears, etc), and i dislike most country. I list to a lot of metal. But I have lots of different types, from Beethoven to Killswitch Engage. I also have LOTS of music from http://www.ocremix.org/index.php (some awesome stuff, lots of genres) My most favored group however is Megadeth. Not only is it technical, articulate music. But Dave Mustaine is one of the most fan devoted artist I know of. He goes well out of his way to do things for fans (unlike most other big artist who could care less)
same. I especially like Rush. Im watching their Rio DVD right now.
HATE RAP. Despise it. I mean, don't get me wrong, as an (albeit bad) emo musician, I have to at least give music it's due consideration. So in some extremely rare cases, I have to admit that I have to respect rap music - but I still don't like it. Ditto dusty old rock n' roll like Led Zeppelin. I respect it - but I just don't personally enjoy it.
The problem, as far as i can see, with modern rap and hip hop is that it's just too packaged, it's too commercial. It's too caught up in the drudgeries of it's own gaudy image and too busy treating women like cattle and preaching about the glories of the so-called "ghetto experience" (which, btw, is hilariously ironic, considering the rich kid suburbanites who ::insert your best Dr. Evil quote fingers here:: "connect" with it), drug use, owning fast cars and being rich. Urgh. It's so unbeleivably rare to find a hip-hop artist who **actually** has something different to say or to express these days... which, I suppose is why modern rap artists seem to have no more than a 15 minute shelf life.
Ditto the disposable musical kleenex of pop princess divas who put out multiplatinum albums before they're old enough to shave. Yes, they sell lots of records - and Dell sells lots of PCs. But, as no doubt many applefritterers already know, higher numbers do not signify a better product.
Soooo, forgive my long winded-ness... I get ranting about music and I'll go for hours. hrmmmm, favorite music... ok, the short version, herewith:
•Saves The Day
•Jimmy Eat World
•A Far Cry (shameless self-promotional plug. )
I guess that's good for starters... I love these threads
I'm with everyone else here... NO RAP!!!
I tend to like music from most artists out there... though I haven't heard all of it obviously so I may not know of some of these artists. A few current favs artist wise:
* Barenaked Ladies (always a favorite)
* Goo Goo Dolls
* Bowling for Soup
* Bon Jovi
* John Mayer
* Karl Jenkins (the composer, only because we're playing his music in marching band right now... it's actually rather spiffy)
So there it is... 1670 songs and about 1,000 still have a 0 for playcount on my computer. But, I have an iPod and I use music sharing in iTunes, plus my music library has been transferred through 3 computers (about to be 4), so my playcounts are all off.
Eminem (or D12) has got to be one of the most entertaining rappers out there... I ain't lookin for no gangsta rap or nuttn, but I like certain types of delivery... Ice Cube has a nice, rolling smooth to him that I can dig, and Eminem's rhythm is unmatchable.
As far as rap goes, ax0n and I both have agreed independantly that if you drop the lyrics, rap suddenly become a nearly standard electronic subset. ax0n also noted a person listening to rap/hip-hop commented that they didn't like his techo-whathaveyou-genre music because it was too "repetitive". Guess that hook for the beat in their rap didn't bore them... ::) Rap is way too tied up in image and posturing, much like the current state of "alternative" "emo" "punk". Go ahead, complain. I'm calling out those genre-igots who think of themselves as "independent", but sound like all the rest. "You only an independent/alternative is you sound like su!!1!" I say ust go play some music and quit the crap, for all the posuers.
Any and All Progressive Rock:
Plus Alternative and Punk:
I only have 1 rap song and that is " Lose Yourself" by eminem. It seems to have a good message about making the most with what you have. As far as things like the beastie Boys, Linkin Park, and a lot of other alternative music has a rap background, if you think about it. One reason I like Europo ( I like to listen to the Dl.fm Eurodance station on iTunes) Is that there is hardly a specific centered around topic that they all use. Which leaves a lot of room for creativity.
I am very much into the song "Moonlight Sonata (I think it's by Beethoven, Or it could be By Mozart, I'd have to check), and I try to get my friend's dad to play it on the Piano as much as possible. ( he used to play in the Army Band to he lost hearing in one of his ears (it's a long story). He's really good at the song.
Thx everyone for responding!
-> Me: Rap hater. Should be called TAD, Talking And Drums, 'coz thats all it is. Rhythm and percussion? HAH. Maybe CRAP. Or CIORAP(Crappy Implementations Of Rhythm And Percussion).
What I do like is anything that I like the sound of. My iTunes music library is currently loaded with everything from Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails to ABBA and Delta Goodrem. My favourite all-round groups are The Cure, Manson and Franz Ferdinand. Others include The Rasmus and the Bee Gees... damnit I could list em all but it'd take me a few hours. I like a fair bit of dance music too, but only the well-mixed stuff like Madison Avenue(who seem to have disappeared...)
But I do despise rap.
im into mostly metal like between the burried and me or demon hunter
I dunno, I mostly listen to Jazz/Blues or even a little Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass once in a while. Though, I find myself shuffling through this library to Guns 'N Roses, Aerosmith, and Van Halen.
Starting at 10,000 Maniacs ending at Yo Yo Ma
4.2 days worth with 1,506 songs and 8.24 gigs.
Thats just whats on my iPod, ie what I got with me all the time
However, I hav about 3 Days on my Powerbase desktop, and another 10 days on my Powerbook G3 Pismo. It totals about 36.7GB. Most of it I own. A lot of it comes from a few Local Artists that I know, (ranging from Blues to Rock, to Jazz, and even Electronica.) To give you a hint: U2 and Pomeroy come from here. I have been to a couple of their concerts and bought a lot of their music. I own about 99.7% of my Music.
well seeing as how i have 7days worth of music on my ipod, and most of it is trance, ill have to say my favorite genre is electronica and trance.
my favorite group is most definately
My favourites are pretty diverse. To put it mildly, my iTunes library has everything from ABBA to Rammstein. However, my favourite genres are Progressive Rock and Japanese Pop.
Nobuo Uematsu (music from Final Fantasy)
Do as Infinity
I have a lot of forein music, but Japanese music accounts for roughly 1/3 of my collection. I have a lot of music from Yoko Kano.
almost all of my Japanese music originates from Anime that i have seen. that includes Kare Kano (His & Hers Circumstances, Fruits Basket, CowBoy Bebop, and even the Hayio Myazaki Flicks. (which I am a Really BIG fan of Hayio's work) I also have a lot of music that was in the game's of Dance Dance Revolution.
Chow for now
(hehe that rhymes. nvm..)
Just for the heck of it. I have an average of 100 songs/band.
Nine Inch Nails
Velvet Acid Christ
The Dandy Warhols
Cradle Of Filth
3 Doors Down
Pet Shop Boys
KC and the Sunshine Band
Yeah, I'm quite bored at the moment.
EDIT:um...oops. Aphex Twin should be on there, but isn't. Stupid me.
My taste in music varies radically with my mood. It's easier to declare what I don't like. I don't like nearly all rap, country, manufactured pop, and anything that sounds like a cat being attacked with a weedwhacker.
Thankfully at just over 27,000 MP3's, I can usually find something of interest in my collection.
But mostly Baroque, Classic Rock, and some grunge.
* Johann Sebastian Bach (best music ever)
* Beatles (also best music ever)
* Antonio Vivaldi (plus some other Italian baroque composers)
* Rolling Stones (though not their stuff after say 1975)
* George Frideric Handel (and some, but not many, Purcell pieces)
* Led Zeppelin (just albums I - IV, rest is crap IMNSHO)
* some renaissance vocal masses (requiem by Da Victoria is outstanding)
* Screaming Trees
* Foo Fighters
* Queens of the Stone Age
I can't stand rap, except for some
* Beastie Boys
* MC Frontalot
Oh, and I like indie/garage guitar rock such as
* Dead Moon
Oof.. I'm too tired to do it tonight, and there is NO way that I can pick any of my music out from the crowd, so I'll have to make a PHP frontend to a copy of my iTunes XML database thingy tomorrow..
(It's really a lot less complicated than it sounds, really!)
I listen to whatever song is stuck in my head at any given time.
My taste in music is manic, hypocritical and often just plain dumb.
I listen to GBS FM (SomethingAwful forums radio) a lot, and when a song gets stuck in my head from there (or any other source really, video games,TV, movies, other people) I grab a few songs by that particular artist including that which plays on loop behind my thoughts. I then explore that particular genre and decide what I think of it as a whole.
I love Primus and I passionately loathe Celine Dion and everything related to her.
I haven't heard a metal song I didn't like. Then again I haven't heard many later Mettalica songs.
I like rap. I like it a lot. And yet I hate a lot of rap.
My playlist features "Don't Rock the Jukebox" by Alan Jackson. Immediately following it, "Five Minutes Alone" by Pantera.
In My opinion, any song that one can breakdance to wins.
I think I might have amassed a collection of all the remixes of "I can't stop raving". A Dozen last I counted.
I can't find the Aphex twin song whose title is a long equation, and which when viewed with a voiceprint visualizer displays a really creepy picture of a face.
But despite all this I'm really big on early classic rock right now.
Up to today...
Yeah! Baby Yeah!
Today until something better comes along...
But my favourite artist of all time would have to be NZ's very own Split Enz. Cheerful, creative, energetic and simple melodies - rockpop at its best, if I may say so myself - plus it's good to hear an honest NZ accent in a piece of music, not that awful psuedo-american voice that most musicians seem to adopt these days regardless of where they're from.
I'm also partial to a bit of the old Talking Heads, Duran Duran, Moloko, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Michael Jackson, Spike Jones, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Queen and Weird Al, but not necessarily in that order
$5 80s compilation CDs often hold the odd gem too, and my music library has quite a few nice singles (by too many artists to list) thanks to the bargain bin at The Warehouse.
I'd also have to voice my distaste for rap and hip-hop, although I've heard some very decent Australian hiphop by a group called The Herd.
I think the only NZ band that I know of besides Split Enz would be The D4, of whom I like "I'm Out Of Blues" a lot.
See and hear on http://www.thed4band.com/
It's probably high time I add local industrial metal rockers SWiLL (also on MySpace) to the mix. They sound awesome live, and have a raucous and messy live show, if the clubs permit the mess that is! Being a SWiLLage person means I have an alter-ego but, thats industrial Jon vs. technical Jon here...
EDIT: And kiddies, treat SWiLL like primetime cable TV and ask mommy if it's ok to check, 'em out. They aren't singing about puppies and flowers and nice little candies... That's why they called the CD KillKillKill.
A Flock of Seagulls, AC/DC, Aerosmith, B-52’s, Beck, Billy iIdol, Black Sabbath, Blondie, Blue Oyster Cult, Boston, Britsh Thermal Overdrive, Camper van Beethoven, Cardiff Reefers, Cindi Lauper, Cracker, Cradle of filth, Cream, Culture Club, David Bowie, David Byrne, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode, Devo, Duran Duran, Elton John, Elvis, Field Trip, Fleetwood Mac, Flogging Molly, Foreigner, Grateful Dead, Green Day, Iron Butterfly, Iron Maiden, Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Joe Walsh, John Cougar Mellancamp, John Lennon, Journey, Kiss, Lars Horris, Led Zeppelin, Linkin Park, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Madness, Mamas and the Papas, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Modest Mouse, Motley Crue, Mumbo Gumbo, Neil Young, Nirvana, Offspring, Oingo Boingo, Ozzy Osborne, Pat Benetar, Pink Floyd, Polaris, Primus, Psycho Betty, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rolling Stones, Rush, Sex Pistols, Social Distortion, Sonic Youth, Spin Doctors, Status Quo, Steel Pulse, Steve Miller Band, Sublime, Super Tramp, Talking Heads, The Bangles, The Beatles, The Buggles, The Cars, The Casualties, The Cure, The Doors, The Eagles, The Monkees, The Ramones, The Scorpions, The Styx, The Temptations, The Untouchables, The Who, Tom Petty, Twisted Sister, Van Halen, Ziggy Marley, Zz Top
anyone else like Camper Van Beethoven or Cracker?
or MC Lars?
I think you'll get an idea of what I listen to from there ;-). I have a tendency to listen to a lot of French music. Don't ask me why, but music sounds better in French IMHO (and not in Russian, ironically enough ;-)).