#1
I was thinking about posting a topic on what rock n roll needs to survive , but I realized a lot of people think rock is doing great ( thanks to underground bands etc ) and I thought ok well regardless if it's alive or dead. What does a "good" band mean to you? Where is it that you say , Damn now that was something?
#2
originality with a shred of the familiar. keeping me interested for a long period of time.
#3
Dark, trivial, intellegently writin lyrics and well composed music to go along with it. Prefferably guitar.
#6
Originality, passion, and melodic sensibility. Genre is irrelevant.
#7
Originality, something new, but still with a few influences from past great bands. They also need to have meaning whether it be them emotional music or the fun riffs any all quality songs with no fillers.
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#9
A distinctive characteristic in the song which sets it apart from other songs by that band...

Also little build up's to a climax of the song is always cool.
#10
To me, a good band is anything that i find interesting. To be "Good" they dont even necessarily be the best at what they do, or the most awesome thing ever. If they are listenable, to me, that makes them a good band.
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#11
a good balance between originality and technical/compositional skill usually makes for a killer band.
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#12
I like almost anything as long as it has good vocals. If you have an extremely powerful voice - James Labrie, Tom Englund, Rob Thomas, James Hetfield, Robb Flynn - then you should use it to the fullest.
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#13
intelligent lyrics
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#14
a good band to me is one that writes songs that i like. simple as that.

i cant say one thing that makes a good band, ie i really like guitar solos, but there are heaps of songs i like that dont have guitar solos or whatever, you get the idea
#15
I was just thinking about this the other night and I came up with something that I really think describes music.

Good band = A band with the ability the write pretty catchy songs, somewhat intelligent lyrics and that work well together "sonically" as it were. (yeah sonically is probably not a word)

Great band = When you listen to their songs, every single one makes you go "F.UCK! why didn't I think of that first?"
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#16
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I was just thinking about this the other night and I came up with something that I really think describes music.

Good band = A band with the ability the write pretty catchy songs, somewhat intelligent lyrics and that work well together "sonically" as it were. (yeah sonically is probably not a word)

Great band = When you listen to their songs, every single one makes you go "F.UCK! why didn't I think of that first?"


Yea I agree with you on that , man they're are A LOT of great rock bands know that I think about it. ...
#17
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#18
It has to be something new and interesting, or they have to do something familiar really well. I'm also a sucker for downtuned guitars/7-strings...if I hear that in a song, unless it's a really bad song, I'm gonna like it. Good lyrics are a plus, too...if I can relate to a song, I'm gonna like it.
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#19
Something that isnt generic. Thats why pop, rap, etc is ****, its so easy to make. I find that "good bands" can be found in rock, alternative and my favourite, metal. However i hate generic thrash which consists of power chords with a solo over them or generic hardcore. But if a band can play those genres and still play something new, i appreciate them
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#20
Its all about the vocals for me. Great vocal range, the higher the notes the more into it I am. Skid Row FTW
#21
Well, first it shouldn't contain any combination of the following three words
Fall
Out
Boy

Second of all, the band shouldn't suck

Third of all, the band members shouldn't be complete homos, trying to be cool and edgy.

fourth of all, wait.. what was the question again?
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#22
honesty, emotion, good songwriting and something that listeners can connect to. skill and originality comes second. I'd rather buy a cd from a slightly mediocre, mainstream-sounding band but can write great meaningful tunes than one from a highly skilled band who sings about partying.
#23
This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAutUObokCM

Blindfolds aside - Protest the Hero


This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1vHa00NDlY

Aesthetics of Hate - Machine Head


This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAmq-y3sgBM

A Night Away - Pat Metheny/Brad Mehldau


This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-T_CduZSLw

Accidents - Alexisonfire


This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy1Jki4TT9c

Oops i did it again - Children of Bodom cover


This

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9cBhrhPDNw

Good Die Young - D12 (yes really)


Basically to me a great band can be from any genre, write in any style just aslong as they can either have fun (the bodom clip) or have a sence of meaning to their music.

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#24
Gotta hit heavy sa hell.
Guitar solo's are a plus.
Getting chills on the back of my neck whilst listening makes them perfect.
#25
A band that can entertain me or hold my interest for longer then two minutes.
#28
If I can feel there sound and soul through my body. Great melodic lines and chords progressions. Rhythm has to be abit loose and free but not loose cuz then its sound sloppy and ****. Music today is too tight and sounds robotic.
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originality with a shred of the familiar. keeping me interested for a long period of time.

Yeah!
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