View Full Version : Top 5 Artists/Bands

05-05-2008, 09:30 PM
Ok SOC, I'm sick of browsing the "what are you listening to" thread to get a feel for what you guys listen to. I know this type of thread has been done before, but I find this stuff interesting since music is a huge part of my life. So, getting to the point, its too hard to ask someone their favorite band (i at least have a difficult time picking just one) so list your top 5 favorite bands here!

As for me, my day to day, week to week listening habits change frequently, but here are my top 5 bands (in no particular order):

Mark Knopfler / Dire Straits (Classic Rock)
Dream Theater / Liquid Tension Experiment / John Petrucci (Progressive Metal)
Rx Bandits (Rock/Progressive)
Muse (Alternative/weird genre of their own)
The Devil Makes Three (Folk/rock... somewhat local band from Cali)

Yeah, I kinda cheated at my own rule by listing more than one band in two spots, but they are closely related. Mark Knopfler formed a solo career after the Dire Straits broke up, and Liquid Tension Experiment and John Petrucci's solo career are spin offs of Dream Theater.

My tastes vary quite a bit, and I will listen to pretty much everything except almost all rap, and most country.

EDIT: By the way, if anyone uses Last.fm, add me! ArmyOfOrr42

VS3 Sniper
05-05-2008, 09:45 PM
Some of my top 5 are -

ACDC (Rock)
Eazy E / NWA (Rap/hip hop)
Modest Mouse (Alternative Pop/Rock)
Black Sabbath / Ozzy Osbourne (Rock/Heavy Metal)

There are a lot more artists I listen to but those are just some off the top of my head. My top 5 changes often tho.

05-05-2008, 09:55 PM
Wow. Narrowing it down to 5 is REALLY hard for me. But I'll try.

Jack Johnson (Acoustic)
My Morning Jacket (Rock/Alternative/Sound of their own)
Coldplay (Alternative/Rock)
John Mark McMillan / Jonathan David Helser (Christian/Folk) - I cheated like Moo :p
Misty Edwards (Rock/Piano/Christian)

I bounce around different artists a lot, but those are 5 that I listen to very frequently. My last.fm tells a different story, but if it showed artists most listened to for the last few months..it would line up with those 6 artists listed, haha.

By the way moo, I added you.

05-05-2008, 10:00 PM
Pretty simple for the first few, a bit harder for the others...

Motley Crue
Guns N Roses
Raconteurs/White Stripes
Local Bands

05-05-2008, 10:10 PM
Wow alot of classic rock here... I grew up on the stuff, I love it too!

Durrell: Jack Johnson is awesome!

05-05-2008, 10:15 PM
Notice my number one artist on last.fm. He is by far my favorite.

Going to see him on August 12th. ;)

05-05-2008, 10:22 PM
Lucky! I really need to get some more of his stuff. All I have is the Brushfire Fairytales album (which is excellent).

I am going to see Dream Theater on the 20th though... I'm pretty pumped about that!

VS3 Sniper
05-05-2008, 10:31 PM
I like Jack johnson too.

And I LOVE classic rock, its mostly what I listen to.

05-06-2008, 03:07 AM
Wow. Narrowing it down to 5 is REALLY hard for me. But I'll try.


i grew up on classic rock and 80s metal, but lately i've been listening to a lot more punk.

AFI (Punk/Rock. Pre-Decemberunderground)
The Cult (Rock?)
Bouncing Souls (Punk)
Linkin Park/Fort Minor (Two completely different sounds, but lets face it, Mike Shinoda is awesome!)

ninja edit: i'm probably going to go see ZZ Top and Blind Melon on post at the end of may!

05-06-2008, 03:29 AM
Iron Maiden (Metal)
Serj Tankian (Rock)
Gangstarr (Hip-Hop)
System Of A Down (Hard Rock/Metal)
Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath (Metal)

05-06-2008, 06:21 AM
Beatles/Styx (Classic rock)
Iron Maiden
The Last Goodnight
Led Zeppelin

No order, just the top 5.

05-06-2008, 09:57 AM
Top 5 i listen to and know almost every song, no order really:

Metallica (although st. anger sucked the big one)
Foo fighter (skin and bones, the acoustic album was amazing)
Seether (they have a good acoustic one to)

05-06-2008, 11:09 AM
Kinda hard, but i listen to these the most.

Breaking Benjamin-Rock
Three Days Grace-Rock
Linkin Park-Rock/Alternative
Serj Tankian-Rock

05-06-2008, 11:25 AM
Very tough for me too and looks like I will be one of the only ones sporting country again.

1) Dierks Bentley
2) Emerson Drive
3) Kenny Chesney
4) Metallica
5) Brad Paisley

That was tough.....

05-06-2008, 12:31 PM
Avenged sevenfold
The Offspring
Rev Theory

05-06-2008, 05:09 PM
Aww. No instrumental music love so far!

Explosions in the Sky (post-rock instrumental)
A.R.E. Weapons (dirty hardcore rock)
The Doors (awesome)
El Ten Eleven (post rock instrumental)
Mogwai (post-rock instrumental)

I think more people would be into instrumental music if they gave it a try...The musicians are absolutely amazing, and you don't have someones annoying voice covering up the awesome that is being played. Stop finding comfort in lyrics, listen to real music!:p

05-06-2008, 05:25 PM
the only instrumental songs i really like:
ELO - Fire on High
Allman Brothers - Jessica
anything by Enigma (thats some good stuff!)
Metallica - Call of Ktulu
SRV - Riviera Paradise
Metallica - Orion
the last half of Layla (better than the actual song IMO)
anything by Joe Satriani
Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
some Yngwie songs
wow, i had no idea this was on GH2. not a very well known band (Janne Warman, keyboardist from CoB's side project).
John Williams - some of the more famous Star Wars scores
Racer X - King of the Monsters (Paul Gilbert's old band)
some Clint Mansell scores. mostly from Sahara and Requiem for a Dreams' Summer Overture
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Carmina Burana (Introduction) from The Doors soundtrack

wow, didnt realize i had that many instrumental songs...

05-06-2008, 05:35 PM
oh god....I listen to all kinds of rock
Ozzy/ Black Sabbath
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Guns n Roses
Pearl Jam
sort of in that order AC/DC is my favorite

lol at hoppy, 4 country artists, then metallica

05-06-2008, 05:39 PM
jack johnson
the shins
daft punk
steve aoki

05-06-2008, 05:59 PM
Moe: I love instrumental stuff... Liquid Tension Experiment is all instrumental, and i like Dream Theater's instrumental stuff the best, I'm not really a fan of James Lebrie's voice. I also listen to some jazz/fusion (Weather Report).

05-06-2008, 06:20 PM
System of a Down
Serj Tankian
Scars on Broadway
original Guns N' Roses
Panic at the Disco

05-06-2008, 06:25 PM
i forgot kenny g... silhouette is an amazing song. i havent listened to that since i was about 6. wow that brings back memories!

05-06-2008, 06:27 PM
because you fools arent reppin my style ima have to add

Weezy F Baby
Brad Paisley
Kenny Chesney

Eh I only really have three-
oh wait

Miley Cyrus :dodgy:

05-06-2008, 06:31 PM
Miley Cyrus :dodgy:

i'm gonna steal this one before chris does: <3


VS3 Sniper
05-06-2008, 06:33 PM
Miley Cyrus

Fixed hossy. We all know how much u like Miley Cyrus. :D

05-06-2008, 06:36 PM
lol, whats 3-4 years anyway?