Everyone seems to love Dimmu Borgir... they are a really talented band, but for some reason, I just don't dig 'em. It makes me feel ashamed... I feel like I don't know how to appreciate true black metal cause I don't own every single one of their albums. I feel like I'm not a true metalhead because I find their music boring. I really don't see how they're anymore special than Cradle of Filth.
Everyone loves Dimmu Borgir... I really don't see how they're anymore special than Cradle of Filth.
Orchestral elements on their new albums, I'd say. Actually, I haven't listened to much Cradle Of Flith (just their Hallowed Be Thy Name cover and a few random songs). I was thinking of getting some stuff from them sometime.
For the moment, I have but two favorite bands....and they be Ima Robot and Mindless Self Indulgence. I went to see Ima Robot at Buzzfest, but having to go almost first, not many people were very into it....quite sad really. I like Mindless Self Indulgence's sound, and trying to find out what the singer says when he's talking so fast is always fun.
radiohead, smashing pumpkins, neutral milk hotel, pj harvey, bjŲrk, sigur růs, my bloody valentine, death in vegas, goldfrapp, explosions in the sky, led zeppelin, the beatles, the who, pixies, godspeed you black emperor!, boards of canada, massive attack, rage against the machine, nirvana, alice in chains, jeff buckley, the smiths, johnny cash, james brown, neil young, mogwai, the pillows, sonic youth, REM, bob dylan, pink floyd, wilco, bob marley
etc, etc, etc.. i'm too tired to think of any more
I've been a Goldfrapp fan for many years, it's strange that it's only now that Goldfrapp's great music is starting to get attention. Both Nintendo and Coke (or was it Pepsi?) have created commercials with Goldfrapp songs.
wilco, belle and sebastian, bright eyes, the shins, azure ray, cursive, rilo kiley, the postal service, deathcab for cutie, coheed and cambria, aereogramme, damien rice, elliot smith, the getup kids, glassjaw, murder by death, and straylight run
I have tons of favourite bands, but to keep things brief I'll just list the ones I can't stop listening to.
In my CD player right now:
"Fever to Tell" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I heard their single "Maps" on the radio and bought the album. I am not disappointed.
In constant rotation:
"Boy with the Arab Strap" & "Dear Catastrophe Waitress" by Belle and Sebastian I came in on the B&S craze a little late, but man, is "BwtAS" ever a good album. "DCW" is pretty great as well.
"Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord is Dead" by Do Make Say Think Good mood music - the soundtrack of my life.
"100th Window" by Massive Attack Sinead O'Conner gets in on a few tracks. Haunting.
"All of Our Names" by Sarah Harmer Love Sarah Harmer. Not as good as her first album.
"KID A" by Radiohead This is the only Radiohead album I own, and I haven't stopped listening to it. So good.
"The Royal Tannenbaums Soundtrack" by Various Best. Soundtrack. Ever.
Gillian Welch, Melissa Auf Der Mar, Kelis, Black-Eyed Peas, Beyonce, Missy Elliot, Rufus Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake. I like a lot of differnet stuff.
[edit: based on what someone said in this thread, I downloaded a tone of Goldfrapp... and wow... wow... wow... same kind of vibe as Portishead, but cooler... Thanks for helping me discover my new favourite band. ]
- Iron Maiden
- Blind Gaurdian
- Motle Crue
- System of a Down (Don't be late to school again! XD *Headbangs*)
- Guns 'n' Roses
- Pink Floyd
- The Ramones
- The Sex Pistols
- The Offspring
- Blink -182
- Led Zeppelin
- Velaho (sp?)
I don't listen to many bands, but I like Linkin Park and Evanescence. I can listen to their CDs 100 times consecutively and not get tired of it.
I listen to far too many bands, well over 300. I'm familiar with well over 500. I'm one of those obsessive compulsive freaks that has to download every album he comes across, I'm a music pack rat. I don't have a life outside of my computer's music library.