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Dave S.
03-01-2008, 04:50 PM
Seems pretty clear, right? you have access to their whole music library, including stuff they only did live, or whatever.

Mine:

Belle & Sebastian
Ani DiFranco
The Walkmen
Jackson Browne
Radiohead

Shane W
03-01-2008, 04:54 PM
Josh Rouse
Beatles
Steely Dan
The Ocean Blue
The Shins

bachman
03-01-2008, 04:56 PM
Morrissey.

and um...

...Morrissey.

Alexander Hamilton
03-01-2008, 05:01 PM
Bright Eyes
David Bowie (earlier works)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (does that count?)
Ben Gibbard (might be cheating)
Dethklok (needs me metal)

Glenn H
03-01-2008, 05:02 PM
KMFDM
Danzig
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult
Poe
Siouxsie & the Banshees

runner up: Pop Will Eat Itself

AAlgar
03-01-2008, 05:03 PM
Beastie Boys
They Might Be Giants
Beatles
Frank Zappa
Blue Man Group

JoeE
03-01-2008, 05:05 PM
Radiohead, Beatles, Talking Heads, XTC (side-projects included), Pixies

TIP
03-01-2008, 05:05 PM
Frank Zappa
Adrian Belew
Robyn Hitchcock
Richard Thompson
Oingo Boingo

Bryan H
03-01-2008, 05:07 PM
Beatles
mc chris
Kate Nash (that might get old though...)
Aesop Rock
Phish, I guess.

Shane W
03-01-2008, 05:07 PM
Radiohead, Beatles, Talking Heads, XTC (side-projects included), Pixies

Damn.. XTC, how the Eff could I have forgotten XTC?

BCD
03-01-2008, 05:08 PM
the beatles
the clash
springsteen
damien rice
jeff buckley

Unicornucopia
03-01-2008, 05:10 PM
Jamiroquai
Tool
The Killers
Rhapsody
.....
#5 eludes me for now...

AAlgar
03-01-2008, 05:12 PM
(side-projects included)

I think that's cheating (regardless of the band).

MaccLad
03-01-2008, 05:13 PM
The Pogues
Tom Waits
Down
Billie Holiday
The Four Tops

Caley Tibbittz
03-01-2008, 05:23 PM
U2
Garth Brooks
The Verve Pipe/Brian Vander Ark
The Wallflowers
Dar Williams

Jim.
03-01-2008, 05:25 PM
Radiohead
Jimmy Eat World
Manchester Orchestra
Underoath
Say Anything

Alexander Hamilton
03-01-2008, 05:25 PM
U2
Garth Brooks
The Verve Pipe/Brian Vander Ark
The Wallflowers
Dar Williams

Really? I guess he has some catchy tunes... but, still... Garth Brooks.

JoeE
03-01-2008, 05:29 PM
I think that's cheating (regardless of the band).

Well, The Dukes of Stratosphear wasn't so much a side project as it was the two core band members recording under a different name with a different drummer and producer.

Jason California
03-01-2008, 05:30 PM
STP
Beasties
New Pronagraphers
Pearljam
Mosdef

TIP
03-01-2008, 05:31 PM
Well, The Dukes of Stratosphear wasn't so much a side project as it was the two core band members recording under a different name with a different drummer and producer.

That was a great side project.

Caley Tibbittz
03-01-2008, 05:33 PM
Really? I guess he has some catchy tunes... but, still... Garth Brooks.

I've been a fan of his since I was twelve. It's two parts talent to one part nostalgia. Plus, there is a lot of variety in his music (especially considering the Chris Gaines album), so that would help get me through the year of this thread's high concept.

JoeE
03-01-2008, 05:36 PM
That was a great side project.

Chips From The Chocolate Fireball is the best album nobody's ever heard.

amy
03-01-2008, 05:42 PM
Prince
Pearl Jam
Van Halen
Madonna

for the 5th one maybe U2 or STP...I'm still thinking on it.

Jason California
03-01-2008, 05:45 PM
Prince
Pearl Jam
Van Halen
Madonna

for the 5th one maybe U2 or STP...I'm still thinking on it.

GO with STP.

Uchtung Baby is really damn good and might be one of my favorite albums ever though.

lonesomefool
03-01-2008, 05:45 PM
Randy Rogers Band
Wade Bowen
Dierks Bentley
Gary Allan
Bruce Springsteen

iGotKittyPryde
03-01-2008, 05:48 PM
Radiohead
Okkervil River
Rilo Kiley
Nellie McKay
The Hold Steady

Hard to keep Wilco and Cat Power out, but oh well.

UltimateQuintessa
03-01-2008, 05:50 PM
2pac
Notorious BIG
Mobb Deep
Jay-Z
Beyounce

Hate_Prime
03-01-2008, 05:50 PM
Pearl Jam
Queen
Led Zeppelin
Beatles
... and I think I may be in a Bob Marley kind of mood this year.

Masculine Todd
03-01-2008, 06:19 PM
Brand New
Morrissey/The Smiths
Lifetime
Cursive
Umbrellas

Alexander Hamilton
03-01-2008, 06:20 PM
Brand New
Morrissey/The Smiths
Lifetime
Cursive
Kaki King

They're one of those bands I keep thinking I should like... but don't, for some reason.

Matthew
03-01-2008, 06:21 PM
Sam Cooke
The Slackers
Streetlight Manifesto
Social Distortion
Fishbone

iGotKittyPryde
03-01-2008, 06:26 PM
They're one of those bands I keep thinking I should like... but don't, for some reason.

Agreed. They're one of the few bands in the Bright Eyes/Rilo Kiley/Death Cab scene that I'm really not that familiar with.

Meteornotes
03-01-2008, 07:15 PM
Porcupine Tree
Devin Townsend
Dream Theater
Freak Kitchen
Ayreon

dt

jason hissong
03-01-2008, 07:18 PM
Wilco
Radiohead
Death Cab
The Beatles
The Frames

Nick Spencer
03-01-2008, 07:18 PM
David Bowie
Cat Power
Marvin Gaye
Daft Punk
The Hold Steady

Alexander Hamilton
03-01-2008, 07:21 PM
David Bowie

You, sir, are my new friend.

Hello, friend.
:wave:

Nick Spencer
03-01-2008, 07:26 PM
You, sir, are my new friend.

Hello, friend.
:wave:

Yup. Bowie is in my all time Top 10. It goes:

1. The Beach Boys
2. David Bowie
3. Marvin Gaye
4. The Rolling Stones
5. The Velvet Underground
6. Sam Cooke
7. Martha and The Vandellas
8. Queen
9. Joy Division
10. Stevie Wonder

Caley Tibbittz
03-01-2008, 07:28 PM
Agreed. They're one of the few bands in the Bright Eyes/Rilo Kiley/Death Cab scene that I'm really not that familiar with.

That's not my music scene either, but you must hear Death Cab For Cutie's album Plans. I don't know about their other stuff, but that album is great. My friend made me a copy, and I was really impressed by it.

Patton
03-01-2008, 07:31 PM
I'm going witrh people with new albums out this year:

Why?
My Morning Jacket
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Hayden
Weezer

costello
03-01-2008, 07:33 PM
Arthur Rubenstein
Elvis Costello
Emmylou Harris
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Miles Davis

Masculine Todd
03-01-2008, 07:36 PM
They're one of those bands I keep thinking I should like... but don't, for some reason.

I feel this way about many bands that receive praise from the Pitchfork-Spin mafia.

There's nothing wrong with not particularly enjoying a band, no matter how much critical acclaim they receive. It's very much steeped in the '90s Emo sound.


Agreed. They're one of the few bands in the Bright Eyes/Rilo Kiley/Death Cab scene that I'm really not that familiar with.

I don't get the association with Rilo and Death Cab.

Bright Eyes, of course, due to Saddle Creek and the Omaha indie scene. However, they have a sound that's Indie/Alternative that leans more toward the mid-to-late '90s Emo and Post-Hardcore than Rilo's Indie/Alternative with heavy country and Folk influences and Death Cab's radio-friendly Pop sound.

Masculine Todd
03-01-2008, 07:39 PM
Really? I guess he has some catchy tunes... but, still... Garth Brooks.

Don't be that guy.

Alexander Hamilton
03-01-2008, 07:42 PM
Don't be that guy.

Not sure i understand where you're coming from?

My statement comes from the fact that i went to a redneck school in Ohio. I have very distinct memories of only assholes liking Garth Brooks. So, I'm a little jaded.

Patton
03-01-2008, 07:43 PM
Don't be that guy.

You mean...you?

Girlfriend In A Coma
03-01-2008, 07:50 PM
Morrissey
Nine Inch Nails
Tool
hed PE
Danzig

I wish I could fit Judas Priest and She Wants Revenge on my list...

Masculine Todd
03-01-2008, 08:04 PM
You mean...you?

I've never chastised anyone or patronized anyone for enjoying music I don't personally dig.

I'm not bashful of stating what I dislike about a band, but I never question a person's taste. I don't know where you're going with this, but the insult fails.


Not sure i understand where you're coming from?

My statement comes from the fact that i went to a redneck school in Ohio. I have very distinct memories of only assholes liking Garth Brooks. So, I'm a little jaded.

Yeah, but that's incredibly odd that you'd associate anyone that likes the dude with those you despise.

I'm not a fan either, but when you type "really" after somebody lists their favorite musicians, it comes across as condescending.

Patton
03-01-2008, 08:11 PM
I've never chastised anyone or patronized anyone for enjoying music I don't personally dig.

I'm not bashful of stating what I dislike about a band, but I never question a person's taste. I don't know where you're going with this, but the insult fails.

It wasn't really an insult.

Masculine Todd
03-01-2008, 08:14 PM
It wasn't really an insult.

:surrend:

AAlgar
03-01-2008, 08:36 PM
I've never chastised anyone or patronized anyone for enjoying music I don't personally dig.

I'm not bashful of stating what I dislike about a band, but I never question a person's taste. I don't know where you're going with this, but the insult fails.


Man, you've been so defensive today.

WillieLee
03-01-2008, 08:40 PM
Is Todd being patronizing again?

Ashwin Pande
03-01-2008, 08:41 PM
Tom Waits
Joe Strummer
Michael Jackson
Led Zeppelin
Charles Mingus

Masculine Todd
03-01-2008, 08:44 PM
Man, you've been so defensive today.

Am I?



Is Todd being patronizing again?

Where's your list?

WillieLee
03-01-2008, 08:45 PM
Am I?




Where's your list?

ha ha. I saw that before the edit.

Masculine Todd
03-01-2008, 08:48 PM
ha ha. I saw that before the edit.

Yep. I typed "you're doing that thing you always do."

Then I realized, maybe Willie actually likes stuff. What kind of music does he dig? So, your list?

Masculine Todd
03-01-2008, 08:53 PM
:confused:

Ashwin Pande
03-01-2008, 08:56 PM
Yep. I typed "you're doing that thing you always do."

Then I realized, maybe Willie actually likes stuff. What kind of music does he dig? So, your list?

I doubt it. I think he survives on misery and cynicism.

AAlgar
03-01-2008, 08:58 PM
I doubt it. I think he survives on misery and cynicism.

Nah, mostly cocaine.

Ashwin Pande
03-01-2008, 08:59 PM
Nah, mostly cocaine.

I've heard from credible sources that it's a hell of a drug.

greg donovan
03-01-2008, 09:10 PM
stevie ray vaughan
eric clapton
the beatles
storyhill ( a folk duo from MN)
flogging molly

Donal DeLay
03-01-2008, 09:13 PM
Elvis Presley.
R.L. Burnside.
Flogging Molly.
Robert Johnson.
Ray Charles.

greg donovan
03-01-2008, 09:15 PM
Elvis Presley.
R.L. Burnside.
Flogging Molly.
Robert Johnson.
Ray Charles.

i saw R.L. several years ago at a local blues fest. he was amazing.

Mister Mets
03-01-2008, 09:20 PM
Just going with the guys who are good and prolific...

Bob Dylan
Bruce Spingsteen
The Beatles
Johnny Cash
The Rolling Stones

NeverWanderer
03-01-2008, 09:26 PM
GOOD question. I really had to think about this one. I think the key to not going insane would be making the decision based on quality AND diversity AND breadth of content...

Nine Inch Nails
James Newton Howard
The Beatles
Tori Amos (because I've only heard a few of her songs, and the occasional new content will be essential to my sanity)
Led Zeppelin

greg donovan
03-01-2008, 09:28 PM
the beatles was a pretty easy choice for me. they have so many good songs. and thier style is so diverse over thier entire library.

WillieLee
03-01-2008, 09:33 PM
Is Ashwin being patronizing again?

Donal DeLay
03-01-2008, 09:42 PM
i saw R.L. several years ago at a local blues fest. he was amazing.

<-- jealous.

AAlgar
03-01-2008, 09:45 PM
GOOD question. I really had to think about this one. I think the key to not going insane would be making the decision based on quality AND diversity AND breadth of content...

Nine Inch Nails
James Newton Howard
The Beatles
Tori Amos (because I've only heard a few of her songs, and the occasional new content will be essential to my sanity)
Led Zeppelin

I've never heard anyone accuse Tori Amos of helping them maintain their sanity. :lol:

Mind you, I dig a lot of the chick's stuff. But there's a reason Gaiman based Delirium on her.

greg donovan
03-01-2008, 09:46 PM
<-- jealous.

you just cant go wrong with a guy who names an album "An Asspocket Full Of Whiskey." RL put on a really solid classic gritty blues set.

it was a pretty fun night. we also got to meet joe satriani at a restaurant after the show. my friend was in a band at the time and gave one of his CDs to joe for the hell of it and then asked joe a really complex guitar technique question and had a little chat about playing guitar.

Mike
03-01-2008, 10:03 PM
PINK FLOYD

Neil Young

Led Zeppelin

Sufjan Stevens

Arcade Fire

NeverWanderer
03-01-2008, 10:06 PM
I've never heard anyone accuse Tori Amos of helping them maintain their sanity. :lol:

Mind you, I dig a lot of the chick's stuff. But there's a reason Gaiman based Delirium on her.

Hah! Is she really all over the place? I mean, I like what I've heard, and I'm pretty sure I'd like a lot more, but I've just never taken the plunge on her.

Plus, I'm the sort of person who is lulled to sleep by NIN, so she might not be so out there for me.

Donal DeLay
03-01-2008, 10:27 PM
you just cant go wrong with a guy who names an album "An Asspocket Full Of Whiskey." RL put on a really solid classic gritty blues set.

it was a pretty fun night. we also got to meet joe satriani at a restaurant after the show. my friend was in a band at the time and gave one of his CDs to joe for the hell of it and then asked joe a really complex guitar technique question and had a little chat about playing guitar.
That sounds like a hell of a night.

I'm hoping he comes to the next St. Pete bluesfest.

Afny
03-01-2008, 11:54 PM
Pixies
Andrew Bird
Pavement
Xiu Xiu
Sunset Rubdown

I tried to pick bands/artists with a semi-large discography, but in reality, I would still get bored too fast.

TheHanna
03-01-2008, 11:58 PM
Opeth
The Tossers
Strapping Young Lad
Nightwish
Mastodon

Hollingsworth
03-02-2008, 01:23 AM
Chips From The Chocolate Fireball is the best album nobody's ever heard.

Actually, that's not *really* an album in its own right. It collects their EP 25 O'Clock from 1985 and their LP Psonic Psunspot from 1987.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukes_Of_Stratosphear

Hollingsworth
03-02-2008, 01:36 AM
1. Ghorwane, from Mozambique.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghorwane

2. Alison Kraus and Union Station, nice Bluegrass/Shit kicker music.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alison_Krauss_%26_Union_Station

3. Fanfare Ciocarlia, Roma music from Romania.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanfare_Ciocarlia

4. The Klezmatics, Klezmer music from New York City.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Klezmatics

5. Otis Redding. Well, he's Otis Redding.

Hollingsworth
03-02-2008, 01:40 AM
2. Alison Kraus and Union Station, nice Bluegrass/Shit kicker music.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alison_Krauss_%26_Union_Station



BTW, people who know O' Brother Where Art Though, some of the guys from Union Station did the "Man of Constant Sorrow" song from the film.

Hyperstorm
03-02-2008, 03:23 AM
Probably possibly:

The Feeling
Sophie Ellis Bextor
Suede
A-ha
Moby

Think it's a well round blend to suit any mood. Of the stuff I like anyway.

The Human Target
03-02-2008, 04:08 AM
Bruce Springsteen
Bright Eyes
Queens of the Stone Age
Say Anything
Brand New

Finncognito
03-02-2008, 04:15 AM
The White Stripes
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pixies
Queen
Queens of the Stone Age

Thomas Mauer
03-02-2008, 04:39 AM
Wow, you're gonna hate each and every one of them after a year.

Guess I'll go with Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Haydn, and Verdi. They've got insane bodies of work, so it's not like the chance to tire of them is THAT big.

Thommy Melanson
03-02-2008, 04:45 AM
Concrete Blonde

Tom Waits

Pantera

Prince

NIN

copypastepuke
03-02-2008, 05:36 AM
the misfits
wu-tang clan
descendents
blonde redhead
le tigre


LOL

edit: im substituting blonde redhead for spoon. yep. its done.

Supajoe
03-02-2008, 05:52 AM
burt bacharach
black sabbath
sneaker pimps
mew
goldfrapp

Akira
03-02-2008, 06:28 AM
Wu-Tang Clan
Atmosphere
Queen
The Beatles
Portishead

greg donovan
03-02-2008, 08:28 AM
That sounds like a hell of a night.

I'm hoping he comes to the next St. Pete bluesfest.

dont hold your breath for a R.L. appearance. sadly he died in '05.

The Dyslexicon
03-02-2008, 08:48 AM
I would pick 5 bands that I currently donít lessen to but have been meaning to.

Radio Head
Tom Waits
Frank Zappa
Beethoven
Randy Newman

I sort of tried something like this. For one year I did not lessen to Rock and Roll. Now I would not run out of the room if someone else was playing it but I did my best. I got into some cool Country ant Rap.

smallchange
03-02-2008, 09:46 AM
Wilco
Tom Waits
Prince
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
Emmylou Harris (including all her side projects, Ryan Adams, Marc Knopfler etc).

Zeppe
03-02-2008, 09:51 AM
Spoon
Pearl Jam
Radiohead
Josh Ritter
The Hold Steady

Scotty
03-02-2008, 09:57 AM
Pearl Jam
The Beatles
Glen Phillips
Sam and Dave
The Band

Queen of the Ban Age
03-02-2008, 09:59 AM
Reel Big Fish
Flogging Molly
Michael Hutchence (so I can include INXS in that as well)
Electric Six
Johnny Cash

If I could shoehorn another it'd be Theo from the Lunachicks/Skyscrapers.

R0cketFr0g
03-02-2008, 10:02 AM
Tell me again, why can I only pick 5 bands to listen to?

Raphael J
03-02-2008, 10:07 AM
Spoon
Led Zeppelin
Wilco
The Shins
the New Pornographers

I think.

Rod Nunley
03-02-2008, 10:10 AM
Foo Fighters
The Beatles
Ben Folds
Pearl Jam
The Police

HoldFastNow
03-02-2008, 10:14 AM
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
The Lawrence Arms
The Hold Steady
The Replacements
The Smiths

jess
03-02-2008, 10:34 AM
Social Distortion
Tiger Army
Nine Inch Nails
Descendents
Pantera or Lamb of God, I can't decide which.

Patton
03-02-2008, 10:43 AM
Tell me again, why can I only pick 5 bands to listen to?

It's one of President Huckabee's mandates.

Roman Noodles
03-02-2008, 11:09 AM
Right now?

Bjork
Coldplay
Interpol
Silversun Pickups
Lily Allen

But I could also sub in The White Stripes, Gorillaz, My Chemical Romance, or Nine Inch Nails for any of the 5.

Eric Williams
03-02-2008, 12:30 PM
The Beatles
Bjork
Radiohead
Beck
Eric Clapton

R0cketFr0g
03-02-2008, 12:33 PM
It's one of President Huckabee's mandates.

I figured. I'll keep the internet, XM, Sirius, and the radio thanks.

:)

NeverWanderer
03-02-2008, 12:50 PM
Thomas Mauer's musical selection has led me to believe that he will survive the nuclear apocalypse.

JoeE
03-02-2008, 12:54 PM
Actually, that's not *really* an album in its own right. It collects their EP 25 O'Clock from 1985 and their LP Psonic Psunspot from 1987.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukes_Of_Stratosphear

It's an album as far as I'm concerned, since vinyl doesn't exist for me.

Petey Parker
03-02-2008, 02:24 PM
Oasis
Ash
Muse
Suede
Blur

S. Earl
03-02-2008, 03:26 PM
Tom Waits
Nick Cave
Melvins
Hank Williams III
Bruce Springsteen

John M. Coker (Johnny C.)
03-02-2008, 04:59 PM
Muse
Cartel
Jay-Z
Garth Brooks
Killswitch Engage

Thomas Mauer
03-02-2008, 05:56 PM
Thomas Mauer's musical selection has led me to believe that he will survive the nuclear apocalypse.

:cool:

NeverWanderer
03-02-2008, 06:00 PM
:cool:

(though I personally think NIN's stuff could last as long as any classical collection...)

Thomas Mauer
03-02-2008, 06:08 PM
(though I personally think NIN's stuff could last as long as any classical collection...)

Oh, I was just thinking in terms of quantity so the playlist doesn't repeat too quickly. :)

costello
03-02-2008, 06:13 PM
I would pick 5 bands that I currently donít lessen to but have been meaning to.

Radio Head
Tom Waits
Frank Zappa
Beethoven
Randy Newman

I sort of tried something like this. For one year I did not lessen to Rock and Roll. Now I would not run out of the room if someone else was playing it but I did my best. I got into some cool Country ant Rap.

Hello. I'm your new best friend.

NeverWanderer
03-02-2008, 06:13 PM
Oh, I was just thinking in terms of quantity so the playlist doesn't repeat too quickly. :)

Well... yeah. :) But even then!

There are TONS of remixes and side stuff that Reznor does under the NIN name that could make for a nice, lengthy stretch of material.

Of course... I could just be riding the excitement wave from hearing about the new album. :D

Thomas Mauer
03-02-2008, 06:20 PM
Well... yeah. :) But even then!

There are TONS of remixes and side stuff that Reznor does under the NIN name that could make for a nice, lengthy stretch of material.

Of course... I could just be riding the excitement wave from hearing about the new album. :D

Hmm, I may have to kick Haydn off the list. :)

Adam Witt
03-02-2008, 06:27 PM
The National
Bright Eyes
Jimmy Eat World
Metric
Bob Dylan

Michael Wagner
03-02-2008, 06:29 PM
Radiohead
Death Cab For Cutie
Modest Mouse
Atmosphere
The White Stripes

Masculine Todd
03-04-2008, 02:53 PM
Bright Eyes
Say Anything
Brand New

I think we should make out.

Roman Noodles
03-04-2008, 02:55 PM
Gorillaz
Bjork
Coldplay
Lily Allen
My Chemical Romance (Solely for The Black Parade)

Your Pal, Carl
03-04-2008, 03:01 PM
Massive Attack
Nick Cave
Tool
Pink Floyd
Yo-Yo Ma

hveasey1213
03-04-2008, 03:08 PM
Tori Amos
Joni Mitchell
Bob Dylan
Jeff Buckley
Neko Case

Capt. Canada
03-04-2008, 03:43 PM
Hmmmm....this is tough, only five huh? well, here goes:
-Marty Robbins
-Merle Haggard
-Joe Pass
-Louis Armstrong
-Ella Fitzgerald

Criden
03-04-2008, 03:44 PM
Oasis
The Weakerthans
The Fray
The Killers
Bruce Springsteen