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Old 03 March 2013   #31
My music taste has no limit but when I'm working and need to concentrate my brain works better with no vocals to concentrate on so its a lot of soundtracks, classical and The Seatbelts. And I'll throw in Primus as a pick-me-up.

But honestly, silence is golden.
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Old 03 March 2013   #32
Every month I change my loop cycle, usually there are some bands like Rammstein that always pop up in my playlist (it's funny how many people here like rammstein.), but I usually have very different music styles every month.

Last month it was mainly Infected Mushroom and Pendulum.
This month I started with Parov Stelar and found an AMAZING artist named Grifta. I don't know why, but I feel so happy and relaxed when I listen to his tunes
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Old 03 March 2013   #33
Originally Posted by Geta-Ve: Things I can't stand however, screamo and Death Metal, especially the ones that have insanely great rhythm, beats, vibes, etc, and then ruin it by just raging over everything. I DON'T F* GET IT! Please someone explain its appeal!?

Anyhoo. Any Canadians here should check out Grooveshark.com; it's pretty much Pandora / Spotify for Canada.


I'm with you on this. I have incredibly varied taste in music (and some really weird stuff that I wouldn't call music at all), but this genre has me baffled. I'm amazed that it's even a genre unto itself as it is just so...comical. Is it trying to be? Are they being serious? I can't even tell. I mean, do special ops teams listen to it before raiding a house or do methed-up junkies just zone out to it or what? All I know is that there is no situation on earth - even back in my heavy metal days - where I would listen to something like that for fun.

I'll second the Grooveshark rec. While it's not as slick or organized as Spotify or Rdio, it has a better selection of rare stuff if you're willing to dig through the collections.
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Old 03 March 2013   #34
Originally Posted by Artbot: I'm with you on this. I have incredibly varied taste in music (and some really weird stuff that I wouldn't call music at all), but this genre has me baffled. I'm amazed that it's even a genre unto itself as it is just so...comical. Is it trying to be? Are they being serious? I can't even tell. I mean, do special ops teams listen to it before raiding a house or do methed-up junkies just zone out to it or what? All I know is that there is no situation on earth - even back in my heavy metal days - where I would listen to something like that for fun.




Maybe its not trying to be anything than simply playing Brutal Music and having tons of fun doing it

Why do the "outsiders" always try to come up with reasons why headbangers like what they like... I cant for me understand why anyone likes Britney Spears or Justin Bieber or Beyoncé or Lady Gaga etc etc... and cant even for instance stand Rap/ Hip Hop and all the genres associated with them, they all sound the exact same to me and all videos look the same.. Thugs full of Gold with voluptuous women that look like Porn Starts and expensive cars.

I personally don't care much about HardCore Music or Black Metal or Grind Core or the new trend Metal Core and simply hated Nu Metal bands like Korn and Spliknot's etc... but they exist and I'm glad they exist because they make people feel good listening to those Artists/Genres of music and theres a place for all.
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Old 03 March 2013   #35
I'm not a fan of screamo but I dig some death metal, particularly the more melodic death bands like Amon Amarth, and, more specifically, the actual subgenre of melodic death metal, which is typified by the "Gothenburg sound" - bands like In Flames, Dark Tranquility, etc. I know the term "melodic death metal" may sound strange to the uninitiated, but it's good stuff.

Having said that, I do have a somewhat limited tolerance for Cookie Monster vocals and don't really listen to old school death bands like Cannibal Corpse, et al, although I go to a lot of those types of gigs and usually enjoy myself regardless. It's a genre that doesn't take itself toooo seriously; it's more about thrashing around and having fun.
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Old 03 March 2013   #36
Originally Posted by Sil3: Maybe its not trying to be anything than simply playing Brutal Music and having tons of fun doing it

Why do the "outsiders" always try to come up with reasons why headbangers like what they like... I cant for me understand why anyone likes Britney Spears or Justin Bieber or Beyoncé or Lady Gaga etc etc... and cant even for instance stand Rap/ Hip Hop and all the genres associated with them, they all sound the exact same to me and all videos look the same.. Thugs full of Gold with voluptuous women that look like Porn Starts and expensive cars.

I personally don't care much about HardCore Music or Black Metal or Grind Core or the new trend Metal Core and simply hated Nu Metal bands like Korn and Spliknot's etc... but they exist and I'm glad they exist because they make people feel good listening to those Artists/Genres of music and theres a place for all.


Really? You can't understand why people like Spears or Bieber or Gaga? I think it's pretty straightforward, actually. It's like food, and those acts are the mainstream junk-food of the music world. They don't need to be nutritious, just consumable. And I think that dimissing all hip-hop is just...short-sighted. True, most modern hip-hop blows giant donkey balls. But the golden era of hip hop (about '78 to '91, especially the late 80s) produced some of the greatest music ever recorded, imho (even thinking about it makes me have to put on some Ultramagnetic MCs!). And "rap videos"? Who the hell makes rap videos anymore?
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Old 03 March 2013   #37
Originally Posted by Zykras: Every month I change my loop cycle, usually there are some bands like Rammstein that always pop up in my playlist (it's funny how many people here like rammstein.), but I usually have very different music styles every month.

Last month it was mainly Infected Mushroom and Pendulum.
This month I started with Parov Stelar and found an AMAZING artist named Grifta. I don't know why, but I feel so happy and relaxed when I listen to his tunes


Man, haven't listened to Infected Mushroom in years, which is odd since I've been listening a lot of that kind of music lately like Daft Punk and some smaller guys like Garth Knight and Lazerhawk.

I should revisit them.
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Old 03 March 2013   #38
Originally Posted by leigh: ...Having said that, I do have a somewhat limited tolerance for Cookie Monster vocals...


Cookie Monster vocals! LOL, so true... Can't stand it either. Too bad, totally spoils some really good riffs sometimes...


On the shuffle right now :

Tomahawk - Oddfellows
Kilimajaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Here Be Dragons
Nick Cave - Push The Sky Away
Tin Hat - The Rain Is A Handsome Animal
Univers Zero - Ceux Du Dehors
Meshuggah - Koloss
Buke and Gase - General Dome
El Creepo - Aloha
Guapo - History Of The Visitation
Bernard Adamus - No 2
Soulsavers - The Light The Dead See
Mono - For My Parents
The Samuel Jackson Five - Eponymous
Helmet - Seeing Eye Dog
Louis-Jean Cormier - Le Treizieme Étage
Patrick Watson - Adventures In Your Own Backyard
Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
Broken Bells - Eponymous
Fantomas - Suspended Animation
Genghis Tron - Board Up The House
John Zorn - The Gnostic Preludes
Devin Townsend - Epicloud + Epiclouder
Byzantine - Eponymous
Shining - Blackjazz
Lovage - Songs To Make Love To Your Old Lady By
Hunab Ku - The Rewiring Process
Mogwai - Les Revenants

err, what else...

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Old 03 March 2013   #39
Nice to get a few weigh-ins on the screamo / cookie-monster vocals (nice description L.).

I tried out a few bands from folks around here, nothing that I am going to keep on my list as of yet. A few intrigues; Infected Mushroom, surprisingly diverse; In Flames, almost loved it, I just wish the vocals were slightly clearer. Though I appreciated the halfway point that they seemed to sit in, where they weren't full out screaming, nor were they entirely singing.

What really gets me going is things like Disturbed, Kamelot, Rhapsody of Fire, System of a Down, etc. If anyone knows anything similar to them I would love to hear it! Speaking of Disturbed, is anyone else excited for Device?! The two tracks they've released thus far are awesome.

http://deviceband.com/

That is the kind of music I love.

Also, Tenacious D.
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Old 03 March 2013   #40
Just this, on a loop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji4a-cEr2Ek
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Old 03 March 2013   #41
I Listen to the Radio in the morning, Depeche Mode and the Hurts in the afternoon and if I'm under pressure to get a job finished I throw on the Prodigy

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Old 03 March 2013   #42
Trance and buddha bar music...
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Old 03 March 2013   #43
I'll throw in another interesting artist known as Dub FX, he is known for creating music only with his own performance aided by live looping and effect pedals combined with his voice.
Really nice to chill out!
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Old 03 March 2013   #44
Huge fan of Industrial and Electronica and their many sub-genres so probably mostly this and some select metal when I work. But I enjoy anything that feels fresh and different and to a certain extent 'timeless'. If I listened to something today that I enjoyed 30 years ago than I can usually remember 'why' when I listen to it again.

I like the best of alternative music of the 80s and 90s. Classical, some jazz, certain classic rock bands. Country is limited to say Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline.

But I despise anything that feels like it is following a formula or recipe. A 'product'. Most of today's 'popular' music genre's be it pop, hip-hop or metal all seem to suffer a flash-in-the-pan formula that frankly makes them sound the same and forgettable within their category's. And so I can't be bothered to listen to most media outlets because of this. I'll find my own way thanks.

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Old 03 March 2013   #45
I mostly listen to music when I'm doing some stuff, that is not challanging my technical skills, if i have to start thinking on how to do some particular effect, i turn off music.

When its online music, then mostly:
->This playlist in shuffle mode
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fEg...QAQ&shuffle=409
-> My soundcloud feed
-> Bunch of other youtube music channels, i just realy like them

Also, lots of Two steps from hell and movie OSTs
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