Do others here have an unusual taste in music?

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18 Apr 2007, 8:13 pm

I definately have unusual taste--I can't find anyone at my school with that similar taste in music to mine. I listen to a lot of Death-Pop, Industrial Metal, Gothic/Industrial, Gothic Rock (not the Bauhuas style, the Evanescence/Within Temptation style--which I know is borderline pop, but significantly darker and more depressing), Symphonic Metal (think Nightwish, Dimmu Borgir), Alternative Metal, Neo-Classical, Movie Soundtracks, etc. Some of my favorite bands are fairly mainstream but I still can't find too many people who like them--hell, most people I've ever known haven't even known what Industrial WAS. Sooo many people are like, "Oh I like all kinds of music," and then I'm like, "So what about gothic, industrial, metal, or neo-classical?" "Uh...except those."

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18 Apr 2007, 8:17 pm

gekitsu wrote:
you just cant not like rammstein. :)


I'm actually not that big on Rammstein overall, even though I like Industrial/Metal. "Du Hast" is a great song, yes, but they have no variety--practically all of their songs sound the same, which is one of the things I dislike about pop music in the first place. I'd probably like them better if they weren't so popular, though...I guess I just feel like there are a lot of way better bands of their type that nobody's heard about.



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18 Apr 2007, 8:32 pm

I rarely listen to anything Top 40..

Most of my music is unusual (Kraftwerk, Mike Oldfield, Yanni, Tanita Tikaram, Annie Haslam...)
I've got a passion for Prog-Rock (progressive rock).


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18 Apr 2007, 8:37 pm

My tastes in music are incredibly varied, and can be quite obscure. I like the Residents, Boris (Stoner Rock from Japan), Can, Faust, Zeni Geva( Avant Garde Experimental Death Metal, from Japan) Boredoms, Fela Kuti, Junior Kimbrough, The Wipers, Bongwater, Pere Ubu, Peter Brotzmann ,Sun Ra, The Ex, MC-5, Jucifer, The Monks, Sunn 0))), ...... This is only a small sample of artists in my collection.


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18 Apr 2007, 9:06 pm

veresae: musically, you are spot-on on rammstein. yet, i guess its because i speak german natively - the whole phenomenon is just great. they are borderlining on so many things, being so much at once, that no one knows how to react to them properly.

as for industrial: there is alot of confusion over the term industrial because several things are labelled industrial - things that dont have much, if anything, in common.
there is the classical (first) industrial movement, of which music was only one facet. bands like genocide organ, brighter death now, deutsch nepal etc... play this kind of music.
then, there is some kind of american industrial, which nine inch nails, skinny puppy and the like are meant with. also, rammstein is often labelled industrial... this kind of industrial seems to be more closely related to a rock/electronica crossover background.
and then, a lot of electro is classified as industrial, as soon as it sounds stomping and machinery-like enough. see :wumpscut:, feindflug, etcetera...

yet, the term industrial didnt derive from a specific sound but a label: industrial records, founded by members of throbbing gristle.



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18 Apr 2007, 9:53 pm

I'm really into ska.
Stuff like The Specials, Big D and The Kids Table, Madness, Operation Ivy, ect.

Bands like Bomb! The Music Industry, Treephort, Arrogant Sons Of b*****s, and The Emotron are amazing aswell.

I'm also I big fan of Trance and industrial.

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18 Apr 2007, 10:07 pm

Music makes me feel like I can't breathe. It takes over my whole brain- I can't hear or think about anything else when music is playing. It drives me crazy.

I do appreciate it a little bit sometimes, though. It's not that I actually hate music. If I am doing absolutely nothing else then music is really nice (although it's boring to do nothing but listen to music so I almost never do it).

When I'm at a bar or something and music is playing then I don't have much of a choice. I sit there holding my ears plugged because it's so loud and listening to the beat and tune and lyrics. I like 80s electronica/pop like Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, etc. I also like swing music... like... see, I listen to it so infrequently that I can't even remember my favourite singers' names.



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18 Apr 2007, 10:13 pm

Nightwish is the best band there ever was.



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18 Apr 2007, 10:48 pm

I have a very unusual taste in music, but it somewhat similar to what Fogman's appears to be. One thing about me is that I don't like to listen to a bunch of music of the same mood of genre. My tastes are strongest when it comes to experimental rock though. The bands I listen to most often include Tortoise, Can, Joy Division, Merle Haggard, Zeni Geva, Fushitsusha, Nurse With Wound, Jeff Beck, John Coltrane, John Zorn, Elliott Smith, Nick Drake, Iannix Xenakis, Don Caballero, and Fennesz.



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19 Apr 2007, 6:50 am

Santa_Claus wrote:
Nightwish is the best band there ever was.



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19 Apr 2007, 8:26 am

I like the real Punk from the late 70s and early 80s. The type that was recorded by British bands, mainly from London. The stronger the Cockney accents are, the better the music is. 8)



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19 Apr 2007, 9:45 am

John Zorn, Naked City, Fantomas, Bjork, Jorane, Secret Chiefs 3, Trio Convulsant



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19 Apr 2007, 10:45 am

I like most instrumental stuff.

Songs with no lyrics.

I wish there was an instrumental metal band. :)



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19 Apr 2007, 11:09 am

you mean something like:
AFI, Alien Ant Farm, The All American Rejects, Anti-Flag, Arctic Monkeys, The Ataris, Autopilot Off, Bowling For Soup, Fall Out Boy, Finger Eleven, Five For Fighting, Frank Klepacki, Gagorder, Gob, Green Day, JET, Less Than Jake, MxPx, My Chemical Romance, Panic! At The Disco, Relient K, Simple Plan, Story Of The Year, Useless ID, Weezer, Wolfmother and Yellowcard



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19 Apr 2007, 11:58 am

JonnyBGoode wrote:
I like swing, especially Sinatra/Deano style. Thought I was an odd duck, as most people my age don't. But I'm finding a lot of younger people dig the Rat Pack. So I'm cool... 8)


Although not exactly the same, I like some female jazz vocalists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie.

Overall, I wouldn't say my tastes were wierd but I guess I do listen to some non-mainstream stuff.