Music taste?

By frankiexctrack · 28 replies
Sep 23, 2009
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  1. Hey guys
    I'm new to this site. I'll be straight up and say i stumbled upon this site looking for help as i imagine most people do.
    I don't want to just spam and get 5 posts in so i can ask for help because that seems a bit rude..idk. So
    I want to know what kind of music are you guys into? Personally I listen to rock and hip hop. A little bit of everything.
    Some rock bands i like are: Bullet for my valentine, Atreyu, Escape the Fate The Killers, 30 seconds to mars, and others
    hip hop: Akon, flo rida, black eyed peas, lil wayne

    how about you guys?
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I think there is a pretty large number of users here - we even have a Techspot group. Take a look at - you'll also notice that many who did not join the group are actually just using the same nick on the TS forums as in
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Like Papa said, I'm in the TS group too, here is my individual page:

    Here are my top 15 artists and their play count.
    1 Ratatat 1,112
    2 System of a Down 1,027
    3 Sublime 981
    4 Portishead 699
    5 Regina Spektor 617
    6 Ludovico Einaudi 582
    7 Tori Amos 567
    8 Muse 554
    9 Ronald Jenkees 535
    10 Dido 522
    11 Rage Against the Machine 519
    12 Tool 464
    13 Eminem 463
    14 Nirvana 452
    15 Gorillaz 450

    Those are since I got my account, if you look at my last year/6 months/3 months its significantly different.
  4. BorisandBailey

    BorisandBailey TS Enthusiast Posts: 154

    I like electronica, techno, punk rock, and some new age.
  5. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    Not being prejudiced, to me there are just 2 kinds of music: what sounds good and what doesn’t. The sub-categories: rock, pop, folk, country, classical, foreign, oldies, instrumental etc, are only relevant for classification purposes, not for choosing.
  6. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Electronica mostly: The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, etc
    Some metal: Children of Bodom, In Flames, Iron Maiden, Dethklok

    +Muse, Chili Peppers, and USS (my favourite)
  7. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I listen to a mix of classical rock and classical music. There are some exceptions, but those are my main genres.
  8. ¼ of a hotdog

    ¼ of a hotdog TS Enthusiast Posts: 188

    Wow that's really close to what I like!

    I like classic rock bands like no connection, and orchestra music from games. I will also occasionally Liston to techno but only if its really good. I have had some trouble finding any music as good as the music in game soundtracks though.
  9. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Guru Posts: 445

    Classical rock like V.S.O.P. I'm into classical too, The Beatles, New Wave, Pop, Metal. I'm not into Hip Hop though.
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Starcraft ProScene music! Its mostly rock. Almost everything or band I listen to has been used in a starcraft intro, but theres also general techno, instrumentals, and some various others.
    The all-time proscene music thread at teamliquid. I'm hoping that isn't against forum rules..
  11. yangly18

    yangly18 TS Rookie Posts: 217

    My top bands are slipknot, metallica, muse, and system of a down. They are all in their own genre of music, so that tells you what I listen to. I think I'll look into the page now....

    oh and dont forget CCR
  12. Islay85

    Islay85 TS Rookie

    I thought I was largely ecclectic and could listen to almost any type of music - but having just had to endure 3 hours of Craftwerk at work, I now know what to use if I'm ever in a situation where I need to torture someone, Jack Bauer stylee!
  13. frenchi700

    frenchi700 TS Rookie

    Hi Guys,

    I really love ABBA.
    I went to the exhibition in london and it was fantastic. I found out loads of ABBA facts i didnt know.
    While i was down there i saw an ABBA Tribute Band called ABBA Sensation.
    They were fab.
    I found there website:
    Please check them out even if you arent a fan of ABBA.
  14. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,177   +990

    Chocolate - - - sometimes vanilla :)

    As a classical violinist however, its obviously classics and opera.
  15. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,986   +12

  16. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Barbershop all the way, lol. And no, i'm not talking about the movie, i'm talking about barbershop quartet. There's nothing like complex, 4 part, a capella harmony. There are some groups that really ruin the genre, but there are others (like OC Times, Vocal Spectrum, Max Q, Crossroads, and The Acoustix) that really bring a good sound to the genre.

    Other than that, I listen to some of the big bands (Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman), and some of the newer big band type stuff (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Cherry Poppin Daddies), I like stuff from World War II (The Andrews Sisters) and modern takes on them (The Puppini Sisters). I have to be in the mood for smooth jazz and classical, but they have been known to play on my computer. And then I like oldies, oldies rock, contemporary Christian, southern gospel (Gaither Vocal Band, Ernie Hasse and Signature Sounds, The Cathedrals), some pop and hip hop, choral, a LITTLE bit of rap, some metal and rock...and that's about all I can think of for now.

    As long as it isn't screaming and I can actually understand the words, chances of me liking it are good, lol
  17. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Guru Posts: 271

    something of an Australian theme / rant

    violin is kind on the ears but opera is for :zzz:
    go see the Musical or the Film or buy it for reminiscing purposes in theory it will last as long as you remember the last bar of harmony :rolleyes:
    I haven't really been disappointed by any of the posts in choices in preferred listening pleasure, although we in AUS have had the great fortune of witnessing Whitney Houston upon our shores. And the last bars of her current fixtures were less than can be imagined, apparently ear muffs could have helped the listener ;)
    so what to add 13Mb of listening pleasure (add probably as much again as is not on HDD)
    Midnight oil
    Hoodoo Gurus
    Kylie Minogue
    Crowded House
    Mental as Anything
    Kate Cerberano
    Kasey Chambers
    John Farnham
    Vanessa Amorosi
    Spider Bait
    Screaming Jets
    Powder Finger
    Paul Kelly
    Charlie Mcmahon & Gondwana
    Cold Chisel
    Jimmy Barnes
    Australian Crawl
    Black Sorrows
    Alex Lloyd
    Bee Gees
    Christine Anu
    Paul Mac
    Rouge Traders
    Something for Kate
    The Whitlams
    Yothu Yindi
    Then there is all the usual suspects; Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Ray Charles, BB King, Muddy Waters, Bob Marley and the Whalers, James Brown, Mary J Blige, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Tracy Chapman, Macy Grey, Michael Jackson...John Lee Hooker
    And back to mainstream with U2, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Evanescence, Bon Jovi, Billy Idol, Moby, Jet, Pink Floyd, Pink, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Scissor Sisters, Eric Clapton, ELO, ZZ Top, Audioslave, David Bowie, Guns n Roses, Alice Cooper with Slash, Phil Collins, Radiohead, The Doors, KD Lang, Jack Johnson.
    And big band sounds too Frank Sinatra, John Coltrane, Neil Diamond
    Did I forget John Lennon and the Beatles
  18. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Ooh, you got some great ones there. Sinatra, Coltrane...and I LOVE Evanescence. You should also check out Nightwish. Kind of the same type of style.
  19. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Guru Posts: 271

    so go Finnish

    only thing I had previously heard about them was a running - joke on 'the Late Show with David Letterman' must have been around 2005.....didn't quite get the humour at the time as the "pun" centred on the word 'dust'. Now though I understand because when you say of a band / music group, that the lead singer "must have some swallowed dust" it brings a theatrical "pose" of resting a handkerchief over the front-centre microphone. Something Whitney Houston may well consider it her current "cough-cough-cough" shows continue :p
  20. julien8866

    julien8866 TS Rookie

    I like Chris Brown and TS :D
  21. julien8866

    julien8866 TS Rookie

    Rihanna is great too!
  22. ultragrey

    ultragrey TS Rookie Posts: 61

    Leonard Cohen

    Hey, anyone ever tried Cohen? He is the poet of music. He can bring the right emotion to the right tune.
  23. ucould2

    ucould2 TS Guru Posts: 271

    on Leonard Cohen

    Don't think anyone could bridge the rift in Rihanna to Chris Brown tune that @julien8866 posted
    He has quite a following here Downunder akin to a "Frank Sintra \ Neil Diamond mash-up"
  24. grvalderrama

    grvalderrama TS Enthusiast Posts: 194

    I'm an alternative-rock, hard-rock and heavy-metal music lover, I also like rock, blues, some jazz, classical, flamenco, and so on. My all-time favourite band is Pink Floyd, I was born and I will die listening to it. Here's a list of my favourite bands:

    -Deep Purple (I've seen them twice!)
    -Led Zeppelin
    -Black Sabbath (and all Ozzy's material)
    -Iron Maiden
    -Creedence Clearwater Revival
    As I am from Argentina, these are some spanish-languaje bands/artists I love:

    -Everything related to Carlos Alberto "Charly" García (Rock, blues, and many others)
    -Everything related to Luis Alberto Spinetta (Rock, blues, jazz, and many)
    -Everything related to Norberto "Pappo" Napolitano (Heavy metal, hard-rock, blues, jazz, rock, others) -R.I.P-
    -Divididos (rock, hard-rock, folk-rock, blues, etcetera)
    -Almafuerte (Heavy metal, hard rock, argentinian folklore, tango - I strongly recommend this band for those metal lovers and guitar players)
    -Patricio Rey y sus redonditos de ricota (rock, blues)
    -La renga (rock, hard-rock, some blues)

    And lots of other bands I dont mention. I love playin guitar, so it's not a surprise that I'm into music with great guitar players. But, I just like guitar players playing in bands, I don't like solo players, like Satriani, Vai, and so on; except for "Paco de Lucia", he's probably the best guitar player on earth.

    Well, goodbye!
  25. kokoko

    kokoko TS Enthusiast Posts: 112

    I like electronica.

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