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#1
Okay, I know it has been done a million times, but I'm making a yet another favorite band thread.
It can be individual artists if you like.
try to diversify the genre if you can and not just do heavy metal...

For example,

1. Led Zeppelin - Heavy metal, world music, blues-rock
2. The Corrs - Folk Rock, Pop, Celtic
3. Cream - Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock
5. The Black Crowes - Hard rock, Blues rock, Southern Rock
6. Whitesnake - Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
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#2
I,ll take it from a guitar playing perspective...

1- Slayer; greatest riffs ever and a great way to loosen up...releasing tension!!

2- U2 ; Love the dexterity and sound

3- YES ; Pure technique

4- Anthrax ; Just love it!

5- Pink Floyd ; David Gilmour is God.... LOL
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#3
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I,ll take it from a guitar playing perspective...

1- Slayer; greatest riffs ever and a great way to loosen up...releasing tension!!

2- U2 ; Love the dexterity and sound

3- YES ; Pure technique

4- Anthrax ; Just love it!

5- Pink Floyd ; David Gilmour is God.... LOL


Both irish bands on no.2
#4
1.Hurt-Thoughtful songwriting and loads of great catchy guitar hooks

2.Pink Floyd-Who can't love this band? At least before Roger left and all hell broke loose.

3.Combichrist-Not too cool to have an industrial group with no guitar as one of your favorites on this site( ), but screw it, they rule.

4.Circa Survive-Their guitar playing is almost always spacy and solo-esque, no matter what part of the song they're in, and that takes a lot of talent to pull that off!

5.Job For A Cowboy-Best Metalcore band out there. Doom is probably the best album that genre has ever spawned. And before someone attacks me, I know they're more Deathcore now.
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1.Hurt-Thoughtful songwriting and loads of great catchy guitar hooks

2.Pink Floyd-Who can't love this band? At least before Roger left and all hell broke loose.

3.Combichrist-Not too cool to have an industrial group with no guitar as one of your favorites on this site( ), but screw it, they rule.

4.Circa Survive-Their guitar playing is almost always spacy and solo-esque, no matter what part of the song they're in, and that takes a lot of talent to pull that off!

5.Job For A Cowboy-Best Metalcore band out there. Doom is probably the best album that genre has ever spawned. And before someone attacks me, I know they're more Deathcore now.


I weirdly loved Floyd's frist album the most...
#6
I'm going to give my list as far as overall listening time and influence on my music journey.

They're only listed in the order I listened to them in...

1. Oasis
2. U2
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bloc Party
5. The Fall Of Troy
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#7
FZ and the Mothers
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Jeff Beck
Emerson Lake and Palmer
Cream

no order really, and always changes..i jus picked 5 that came to mind
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#8
Soundgarden-Chris has some of the best vocals of all-time.
Jane's Addiction- Two words: Three Days
Clutch- Catchy stoner rock
Phish- Amazing musicians
Grateful Dead/The Mars Volta- both great, the Dead are some of the best musicians and TMV are very original.
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#10
Billy Joel: Fantastic musician. Brilliant songwriter. All the lyrics are about his personal life and real experiences. He also has quite a versatile and flexible voice. He can go from southern preacher voice (As seen in 'Tomorrow Is Today', about halfway through or so) to quite a high tenor ('Why Judy Why'. That is NOT a falsetto!). Great pianist as well.
The Killers: Not only do I like them because the lead singer is Mormon, but they are quite fantastic. Lyrics are super personal (About relatives, girlfriends, personal beliefs/philosophies, etc), the music is well produced, and it has a certain feel that you can only get from some bands.
Buckethead: Best guitarist alive, in my opinion. Can play every style, has fantastic technique, fantastic emotion, a great character (Whole chicken thing is pretty sweet), and I think he looks fantastic live (Haven't seen him yet though). Also, he has the greatest respect for other people. Has tributes to over ten different people, including Hendrix, Dimebag, ODB from Wu Tang, Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Paul Gilbert, and I guess his parents if you want to count that.
Rise Against: Good ole punk. New album was a disappointment though. Old stuff though in Siren Sound of Counter Culture, and even in Sufferer and Witness, they were quite political, well produced, and Tim's vocals are just superb. Helps me to get my angst out.
Serj Tankian: Basically everything in Rise Against, but Serj is a bit more atonal/serial/strange, and I love it. His voice is so unique. I really don't have to explain more, and my fingers hurt anyways.
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#11
1. The White Stripes
2. The Raconteurs
3. Anberlin
4.U2
5. Disciple
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#12
Talking Heads-Coked up art school nerd funk/punk, what's not to love?

Can-Seriously, did these guys have some sort of telepathic bond with one another or something?

King Crimson-The band that got me into progressive rock. So many lineups, so many different styles tries out.

(Syd-era) Pink Floyd-LSD-inspired fairy tales! Yippee!!!

The Fall-Rhythm-heavy fun-uh!

Solo artists/Singer-Songwriters:

Tom Waits

Bob Dylan

Frank Zappa

Captain Beefheart

Nick Drake
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#13
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1. The White Stripes
2. The Raconteurs
3. Anberlin
4.U2
5. Disciple

Raconteurs' latest album is amazing
#15
BTBAM - the most killer prog metal i've ever heard. still. i know some people have problems with them, but they're honestly ****ing fantastic. Alaska was an awesome death metal album and Colors was one of the top 10 albums of '07. whether you want the epic feel, the brutal, chaotic approach, or the soaring acoustic melodies, BTBAM does it, and does it well.

Misery Signals - true innovators of metalcore. Mirrors and OMatMH were truly reminiscent of Botch's best days. the math-rock influence they stick in all their songs is fantastic and makes a much better sound to listen to than your standard metalcore.

Circle Takes The Square - possibly the best lyrical band this side of... well, anything, really. if that's too controversial for you, say "the decade". seriously, though, this band constantly pushes out the lyrical boundaries and always manages to remind me that the true meaning of "emo" is "emotion".

Botch - i've been blathering about them quite a bit all around, but these guys invented metalcore for BFMV and Trivium to wreck. they're completely classic and i would love to have them back.

Krallice - now THAT'S (prog) black metal. all of their songs are a wonderful waterfall of tremolo picking, endless blastbeats, Mick Barr's harsh witch-shriek, and each band member playing their own different song. when Colin Marston said "we're a nature band" he must have been kidding, because nothing natural is this good.
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BTBAM - the most killer prog metal i've ever heard. still. i know some people have problems with them, but they're honestly ****ing fantastic. Alaska was an awesome death metal album and Colors was one of the top 10 albums of '07. whether you want the epic feel, the brutal, chaotic approach, or the soaring acoustic melodies, BTBAM does it, and does it well.

Misery Signals - true innovators of metalcore. Mirrors and OMatMH were truly reminiscent of Botch's best days. the math-rock influence they stick in all their songs is fantastic and makes a much better sound to listen to than your standard metalcore.

Circle Takes The Square - possibly the best lyrical band this side of... well, anything, really. if that's too controversial for you, say "the decade". seriously, though, this band constantly pushes out the lyrical boundaries and always manages to remind me that the true meaning of "emo" is "emotion".

Botch - i've been blathering about them quite a bit all around, but these guys invented metalcore for BFMV and Trivium to wreck. they're completely classic and i would love to have them back.

Krallice - now THAT'S (prog) black metal. all of their songs are a wonderful waterfall of tremolo picking, endless blastbeats, Mick Barr's harsh witch-shriek, and each band member playing their own different song. when Colin Marston said "we're a nature band" he must have been kidding, because nothing natural is this good.


Interesting because I've never even heard any of those bands...
#18
^ it's cool. they don't mind.

but you should eventually. check every single one of them out.

and now to piss everyone off i'll list some recommendations:

BTBAM - All Bodies, Ants Of The Sky
Misery Signals - The Failsafe, Five Years
CTTS - Non-Objective Portrait Of Karma, A Crater To Cough In
Botch - Japam, Frequency Ass Bandit
Krallice - Forgiveness In Rot. nothing else suffices for that band; it's undoubtedly their best song. 15 minutes long, so plug and play... and play... and play... and play...
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#19
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Interesting because I've never even heard any of those bands...

Do you live under a rock
#20
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No, I'm just not interested in contemporary heavy metal that much or Prog rock.
#21
Lamb Of God - The best band ever imo. Metal as it was meant to be.
In Flames - Great metal with beautiful clean peaces. And there live shows are amazing.
Black Label Society - Just love 'em. Great solo like playing.
Heaven Shall Burn - Just brutal.
Fear Factory - Great power in the music.
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#22
This my top five atm but it changes all the time.

Rage Against The Machine - my favourite band by a heap fantastic vocals and lyrics writing, tom morello is a brilliantly inventive guitarist and timmy C's bass is compelling.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Great band, i go through phases where they are all i listen to. First rock band i was ever into.
Nine Inch Nails - Fantastic espeically with teeth and year zero. Trent Reznor is a genius.
Mastodon - I love blood mountain an almost perfect prog metal album. Can't wait for crack the skye.
Rise Against - My favourite punk band by a heap.
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Lamb Of God - The best band ever imo. Metal as it was meant to be.
In Flames - Great metal with beautiful clean peaces. And there live shows are amazing.
Black Label Society - Just love 'em. Great solo like playing.
Heaven Shall Burn - Just brutal.
Fear Factory - Great power in the music.


Nick Catanese is pretty good, I agree
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#24
Broken Social Scene - Proof that big bands don't always have wasted members
Pavement - Proof that Lofi works
Daft Punk - catchy as hell
Primus - Great Bass playing and crazy
Johnny Cash - He is the man in black
#25
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No, I'm just not interested in contemporary heavy metal that much or Prog rock.

Hmm, you would probably like them though, they are pretty interesting if you give em a chance.
#26
Buckethead
mewithoutYou
Rammstein
Bright Eyes
System of a Down

It's hard to say my absolute favorites, those are just the first 5 I thought of that are high up there. The amount of variety in the music on my computer is ridiculous.
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#27
Frank Zappa
King Crimson
Gentle Giant
Mr. Bungle
Estradasphere

Honorable mentions:
Camel
Yes
Born of Osiris
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#28
Bob Dylan
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Old Crow Medicine Show
The Beatles

Close Runner Ups:
Joan Baez
Woody Guthrie
Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble
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#29
hard to pick only 5, only the first three here are definite

Pink Floyd
Grateful Dead
Umphrey's McGee
Streetlight Manifesto
Sound Tribe Sector 9
#30
Nirvana
Soundgarden (close second)
Metallica
Alice in Chains
Black Sabbath

Honorable mentions:
Opeth: Just started listening to them and LOVE them.
Led Zeppelin: Used to be in my top five but have since fallen out, regaining some ground recently.
Jimi Hendrix: Who doesn't love Jimi? Hell, my username is from him.
Van Halen: Who doesn't love Van Halen? Hell, my username is from Eddy.
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#31
Tool
Pearl Jam
A Perfect Circle
Chevelle
Green Day
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#33
In no particular order:

King's X
The Beatles
The Police
Led Zeppelin
Jimi Hendrix
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#34
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In no particular order:

King's X
The Beatles
The Police
Led Zeppelin
Jimi Hendrix

nice taste of music
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#35
I hate doing top lists, it's hard and i always have to eliminate bands i love.
Luckily, somebody else already did it for me

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Frank Zappa
King Crimson
Gentle Giant
Mr. Bungle
Estradasphere


Well except for Zappa... i'd probably put Can, Mingus, Deerhoof or Ween instead.
#36
Sigur Ros: No words.

RATM: Rap and rock as it should be done. Zack's anger is honest and brutal.

Nick Drake: I love his fingerstlye and warm voice. I find his songs are hard to play.

Radiohead: Took me a while to get into them but I then became hooked on OK Computer for weeks. Let Down goes down as one of the most beautiful songs ever for me.

John Frusciante: Got me interested in synth music and an all round brilliant vocalist and songwriter. I love the way he has adapted over time.
#37
STS9
Atmosphere
Umphrey's McGee
Pepper
Allman Brothers Band
Jah Roots

Others (the top 5 changes constantly):
moe.
String Cheese Incident
Clear Conscience
Incubus
Derek Trucks band
Matisyahu
Felt (and anything with Slug)
NoNeedz
High Tide
Slightly Stoopid
#39
Simon & Garfunkel
Pat Metheny Group
Between the Buried and Me
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Tool
#40
I couldn't possibly do a top 5 all time list, so I'll do one for the past week or so.

1. Bill Evans Trio
2. Kyuss
3. Gorguts
4. SikTh
5. Slowdive
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