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  1. Synergistic

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    I'm curious to what kind of music you all listen to, genres and artists, and what you reccomend.

    I listen to ska, punk, and alternative mostly.

    If I had to reccomend any albums (Best songs in parentheses) that are recent, in the past year or so, I'd go with:

    Weird Al - Poodle Hat (A Complicated Song, An Ode to a Superhero, Ebay)
    Less Than Jake - Anthem (The Science of Selling Yourself Short, Plastic Cup Politics)
    Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Jackknife to a Swan (Go Big; You Gotta Go)
    Reel Big Fish - Cheer Up! (Good Thing, Dateless Loser)
     
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    Instrumentals: Hands down, latest and greatest find is Keiko Matsui... gets the productive juices flowin' in my brain.

    Rock: Poe, Good Charlotte.

    R&B: Really, always been a fan of the female singers i.e. Toni Braxton, Kelly Price, Tamia -- really soothing stuff.
     
  3. Imported

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    mindseye: Oooh, music -- my favorite topic!  ;)

    RBF is okay enough (I've got Why Do They Rock So Hard?), but I could never get into Less Than Jake.  I bought Hello Rockview, and thought it was just okay.  Apart from their hit ("The Impression That I Get"), I'm not so familiar with Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

    But mark my words:  You'll grow out of Weird Al eventually.  He's done the same schtick for over 20 years now.  Sure, I liked "I Love Rocky Road" when it came out in ninth grade (I've even got it on 45!), but jeez -- at this point, I'm just plain tired of it.

    I confess:  I'm a music junkie.  I've got over 2500 discs in my CD collection.  

    Recent CDs that I recommend:
    • Marillion, Anoraknophobia:  Easily their best album in over 10 years.  "Quartz" and "Between You And Me" will blow you away.  Steal it if you have to.
    • Laurie Anderson, Live In New York: September 19, 2001:  New York resident Laurie Anderson was returning home from a concert the morning of September 11, and was stuck in traffic on a bridge the moment the first plane struck.  She was scheduled to perform in New York the following week, and decided not to postpone that show.  This album is unbelievably intense; you can hear not just the performer's intensity, but the audience's as well.
    • Bob Mould, Modulate: Not his best work, and not in the same class as the two discs above, but good enough to prove he's still got it.
     
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    I like classical (especially getting into opera lately), Latin, reggae. I also like 80's pop/rock ... kind of strange considering I was just a tot when those songs came out!
     
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    Classical.

    Baroque, mainly.

    Pecker
     
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    7x6andchg: Oh, let's see....

    I like:

    80's (I was not, sadly, a tot, I was 7 in 1980 and 17...well, you get the idea)
    country - specifically the newer stuff
    blues
    Top 40
    Hip Hop
    Classical - Pecker - I love Baroque!  Gimme more Vivaldi!
    70's disco
    Merengue/Salsa

    Pretty much anything but metal...is where I'm at right now.  Right now in my MP3 collection of songs I wouldn't buy the whole disc for:  Audioslave "Like a Stone" and "Three Wooden Crosses" by Randy Travis, as well as "In the Club" by 50 Cent. I find I go through phases - some weeks it's country, others it's Top 40, etc., etc.

    Diverse enough for ya?    ;D

    7x6&C
     
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    awellhungboi: Coincidentally enough tonight I finally gave in and jumped on the whole music pirat--ahem, file sharing--bandwagon, after resisting for a while.

    Here's what I downloaded:

    Rossini's Overture to The Thieving Magpie

    VNV nation: Left Behind

    Roxy Music's version of I Put A Spell On You

    Genitorturers: Sin City

    Lords of Acid: Rough Sex

    Throbbing Gristle: The Process

    Psychic TV: Godstar

    Then I got bored with it.

    My all time favorite piece of music is The Goldberg Variations, however--either Glenn Gould's 1981 recording on piano, or Gustav Leonhardt's on the harpsichord.

    And I don't know, I think Weird Al's pretty funny!  But, then, I'm pretty weird myself.
     
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    7x6andchg: My biggest problem with the filesharing thing.....

    Legal or not, it's like being at the world's biggest jukebox with a bag full of quarters. I have tended to run out of things to download because my mind overloads with everything I want....

    So I download 1 or 2.
     
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    Classical and mostly baroque (here we go, Bilbobagginsx !!) - Bach, Haendel, Mozart, Haydn, Telemann, Beethoven, Purcell, Vivaldi, Corelli, Locatelli, Rameau, Lully, Marc-Antoine Charpentier. I also like Gregorian cantatas and Byzantine chorals.

    Baroque opera: Gluck, Mozart. Even Salieri.

    Then... Tchaikowsky, Vincent d'Indy, Ravel, Enesco, Wagner (such a barbarian beauty !).

    Concerning the nowadays music... I'm crazy about rave, house and trance, but I cannot forget my other favourits (George Michael, Madonna - especially the '80s of their career) or this divine Ofra Haza.

    And so many others. But classical rules.
     
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    [quote author=bilbobagginsx link=board=99;num=1053734375;start=0#4 date=05/23/03 at 20:18:23]
    Baroque, mainly.[/quote]

    I love, especially, Manfredini, Daquin, Marcello, Handel, Corelli, Locatelli, Corrette, Telemann, Pachelbel, and Albinoni. Vivaldi and Bach? Well, that's a given!
     
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    sammygirly: I'm afraid it might take me way too long to answer this question...I like pretty much anything but country.

    But Im a top 40 whore at heart.

    And tons of underground house music - Who da Funk, Thunderpuss mixes, Darude, Sanchez mixes, and other such bass pounding one hit wonders there's no point in mentioning because they aren't recognizable LOL
     
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    i guess that i would have to say that i like classical best...it calms the beast but really stimulates the mind and get the creative juices flowing..but i enjoy most music...across the globe from brazil to africa to india...jazz to hip hop.

    classical: mozart, vivaldi, borodin, copeland, pokoviev, stravinski, shostakovich, stravinski, gershwin.

    jazz: king oliver, satchmo, miles, billie holiday, lena, horne

    indian: ravi shankar

    jay
     
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    tott666: Genres I *generally* don't like are rap, techno, reggae and metal. I appreciate some of that stuff though.

    Basically, I appreciate "clean" music of almost any genre. "Clean" as in by harmony, sound, melody and/or arrangement, I guess; I haven't really given it much thought until now.

    I guess I prefer structured music?

    Some of my favourites are Black, Philip Glass, Weeping willows, Enya, Mozart, Marc Almond, George Michael, Bach, ABBA, Kate Bush, Michael Nyman, Madonna... The list is endless.
     
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    I like most kinds of music, but I can't stand boy bands. Every time I hear *NSYNC on the radio, that night, I dream of clock towers and rifles.
     
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    Uuuh, I forgot Chopin and Berlioz ! Also, Glinka and Rimsky-Korsakoff are a delight, and - oh, yes ! - both Smetana and Dvorac (Czechs). [I am just to attached to the XVIII-th century music to completely recall my preferences from the XIX-th.]
     
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    mentatzps: I have very special tastes about music.

    Generally, I don't like much "songs" (music and lyrics). I prefer "instrumental songs"; there are some exceptions, tough. I like some classical music too (especially "The Nut Cracker" by Tchaikowski, my favourite). For the artists I mentioned below, I like only some of their songs, not all their works.

    What I listen to :
    - Video games music & remixes
    - Cartoon/TV series songs & remixes
    - Soundtracks
    - Electro / dance / techno / dream music

    Some of the artists I like :
    - Jean-Michel Jarre
    - Vangelis
    - Era
    - Enrique Iglesias
    - Gareth Gates
    - Barry White
    - Rondo Veneziano

    A excellent site for video games remixes : http://remix.overclocked.org
     
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    Javierdude22: It all depends on my mood what i like....i pretty like th 'best' :) of every gnre though....excpet for Rap and hardcore house music...

    I like the old Soul music: Gladys Knight, Ottis Reding, but also Indie Arie, Kelly Price

    I like alternative and rock the most though: Counting Crows, Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead, U2, Creed

    My favourite album though would be Surfacing by Sarah Mclachlan...great singer....great album....got me 'through' some rough times.
     
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    I'm not much into classical, but I loved the movie 'Shine' so I started getting into a bit of Rachmanicoff. Not to mention who doesn't love Air on the G String. :p

    I've been into Weird Al as long as I can remember, I'm part of the MTV generation, a new song comes along as soon as one has been played on TRL for more than a month. The only reason I ever recall half the songs is through parody.

    I love comedic music, Weird Al, Jeff Foxworthy, and Ray Stevens. I love Ray Stevens' 'Three Legged Man', of course it has nothing to do with the main theme of this site.

    I love alot of the oldies, 50s and 60s, its what we play at my work most of the time (except during Christmas, if I hear Jingle Bells one more time... BOOM). I was raised on Chicago though, 9 and 18 being some of my favorites.
     
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    Finedessert: NLATIMER: On this board I think it would be OK to replace Bells with  BALLS.

    Grandpa
     
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    H8Monga: I love so much...

    Music: the soundtrack of our lives!

    My soundtrack has many genres.
    I am a huge Motown fan for my age and older folks who grew up on it are amazed how much I know and appreciate it. I listen to smooth jazz, R&B, rap... rock.. bluegrass.. gospel... techno.. dance.. electronic... classical.. on and on...
     
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