The Other music cafe, speak your mind on music in general and your tastes besides SW

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  1. Tellesto Jedi Knight

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    Dec 7, 1999
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    Well, this is basically a thread for general music discussion.
    We may listen to Star Wars ever waking second in our lives, but I tend to listen to more.
    Techno, Punk, Emo, Alternative, Ska, Japanese, it's all game in my personal CD collection.

    Right now my fave bands and artists are:

    Face to Face
    Moby
    Radiohead
    Aquabats
    Casket Lottery
    Get up Kids
    Braid
    Firebird Band
    HUM

    Basically, just talk about music in general!
    What do you listen to?
    What do you feel like listening to next?
    Which bands do you like and which ones do you tend to not favor?
  2. Calli Jedi Master

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    Aug 17, 2000
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    Well I listen to all kinds of music. I don't care for that whole boy/girl pop band sound.

    My fave. singer is Tori Amos. Any other Tori fans out there?

    Calli~
  3. Demon_Lord_Piccolo Jedi Youngling

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    Feb 22, 2001
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    I like pretty much all kinds of music except rap. I never got into rap. It's not music IMO.
  4. Y2Jedi Jedi Youngling

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    Jan 9, 2001
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    I'm not huge on rap either, although some of it I can stand. I really don't like crappy boy bands either. I'm much more into alternative and rock, but I'll listen to almost anything. Right now I'm really digging Lifehouse, and I'm going to see them and Matchbox 20 on Tuesday in Indy.
  5. Mos_Eisleian_Radio Jedi Master

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    Nov 26, 2000
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    My favorite rapper is The Great Luke Ski. Check out http://www.lukeski.com/

    Phil
  6. Boba_Phat Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 29, 2000
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    I listen to alternative mostly. I don't really care for rap, and I can't stand pop music.
  7. skawookiee Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 12, 2000
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    I'm not big on rap. Every once in a while it's tolerable. I like ska. Five Iron Frenzy, Less Than Jake, Jeffries' Fan Club are all good. I like rock too, Metallica has some good stuff. I'm also in to jazz, especially swing, and punk. I like most everything except rap and country. Even some pop music is tolerable, but not much of it. I can't stand boy bands, either. I want music, not commercialism.
  8. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Another Saga & CT Manager

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    I listen most to SW (No joke, I'm pathetic, I know. ;))

    But other than that, I like:
    Blink 182 (I don't have any of their CDs but I like what I've heard)
    They Might Be Giants
    Moby
    Propellerheads
    Metallica has some good stuff, too.
    Queen
    The Beatles
  9. klingklang Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 12, 1999
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    I pretty much like everything except country. Some of my favorites are:

    Kraftwerk, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Orb, Banco de Gaia, Blur, Radiohead, David Bowie, Air, Underworld, Orbital, Loop Guru, King Crimson, Yes, Tool, Sven Vath, Fila Brazillia, Genesis/Peter Gabriel, Mike Oldfield, Marillion/Fish, Magma, Kula Shaker, Doves, Mansun, Dream Theater, Spiritualized, Rush, Suede, Supergrass, Travis, Primal Scream, Coldplay, Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, Leftfield, Skinny Puppy, Barry Adamson, FSOL, and Muslimgauze.
  10. JediGemini Jedi Padawan

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    Nov 28, 2000
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    Let's see. I'm not big on rap myself, too, but some is bearable. Same goes for country.

    My fav. groups/people are:

    Dido
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    Destiny's Child
    Creed
    Vertical Horizon
    3 Doors Down
    Mya and so on...

    Anything Opera or Classical, too.
  11. DarthHomer Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 29, 2000
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    My fave musicians:

    The Beatles
    Rolling Stones
    Alice Cooper
    The Sex Pistols
    The Stranglers
    REM
    Danny Elfman
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    Nirvana
    Hole
    Green Day
    Blur
  12. MusicJedi Jedi Youngling

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    Jan 5, 2001
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    I'm a Troi fan too! Aslo I'm really diggin' the new Maiden album, along with the lst movemnt to Copland symphony 3. It kicks.
  13. Calli Jedi Master

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    Aug 17, 2000
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    Thats cool MusicJedi!

    I got too see her while she was touring to support her 'From the Choirgirl Hotel'. Me and some friends were 3rd roll, center from the stage! I swear she was looking at me a few times when she sang 'NothernLad'. Course I was crying during that song, but anyway. It always strikes a cord with me as does 'Boys for Pele'. Hehehe you can tell which 2 of her CDs are my fave.

    Calli~
  14. darthmorgan Jedi Youngling

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    Nov 12, 1999
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    Hey Calli, I'm a pretty big Tori fan. Don't listen to her a lot anymore, but her first two CDs are still a couple of my favorites. I swear, I really thought I was falling in love with her the first time I listened to "Little Earthquakes."

    I listen mostly to progressive rock, so some of my faves include: Spock's Beard, Dream Theater, Yes, King's X, and Fates Warning. As far as pop goes, I'm big fan of Steve Winwood, one of the best musicians of all time. My favorite new band has to be Tonic. And, like most people in their twenties I'm a big U2 fan.

    My favorite recent CD purchase was the soundtrack to "O Brother Where Art Thou?"

    I'm not a big rap fan either, but I do like Rage Against the Machine. Some people consider them as much hip-hop as rock.

    As you can see, I have a pretty wide range of tastes.
  15. Tellesto Jedi Knight

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    Dec 7, 1999
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    Defenatly a good thing to have though.

    Any Emo-Punk fans around?
    Some fave Emo bands of mine are as follows:

    Saves the Day
    Reggie and the Full Effect
    Braid
    Hey Mercedes
    Firebird Band
    Get up Kids
    Casket Lottery
  16. Calli Jedi Master

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    Aug 17, 2000
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    Cool DarthMorgan!

    I listen to so many different types of music.

    I like Tori, Hole,Rage against the machine.I also like U2. I also listen to musicals as well. I have

    Rent
    Cabaret' the re-vamped cast
    Les Miserables and
    Passion

    I also listen to just music scores some of my faves are,

    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Interview w/ the Vampire
    Hannibal
    Young Indy Jones Chronicles volume 1 and 3.

    Calli~
  17. Tellesto Jedi Knight

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    wow, that's a very mixed variety.
    Is Hannibal any good?
  18. Calli Jedi Master

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    Very good. Parts are very beautiful and other parts are just scary and even sad.
  19. Fatboy_Roberts Jedi Youngling

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    What a shock. I'm the only Star Wars fan in this thread who's a hip hop fan.

    And that "it's not music" crap went out in 1985. Get with the times ;) I don't care if people say they don't like it, but you can bring up probably 10 of your artists and I can make the same claims that you'd make against hip hop and they'd stick just as well..yet I wouldn't begin to say that your preferred kind of music isn't music at all.

    Ya'll are missin out, that's all I'm sayin. I'm not gonna try to convince you. Maybe I'll pray for you or somethin ;)

    Peace,
    Fatboy
  20. Lieutenant Piett Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 19, 1999
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    Don't despair, Fatboy!

    In the last coupla years or so, I've found that What I Listen To is broadening its base . . . less restricted to genre or style or popular trends. This has been fresh air to me, in that I am "discovering" all kindsa new favorite songs -- never mind the stylistic trappings, or what section of the CD store you find them in!

    A typical "playlist" for me may read: King Crimson, Scud Mountain Boys, The L.A. Guitar Quartet, Belle&Sebastian, Wyclef Jean, Simon & Garfunkel, then Dave Brubeck.

    But this of course only came about after long periods of single-genre focus -- originally, and at heart, a la klingklang above, I'm a Prog Rock freak -- '70s Genesis, Marillion, Yes, Rush, Peter Hammill, etc.

    If its good, it's good. I find I take to stuff that is solidly written, has a strong melody, and a lyric (if applicable) that isn't trite, crass, or saccharine.

    As for Tori Amos - I like her first two (solo) albums more than her later stuff; the 'Under the Pink' B-Sides ("Sister Janet", "Daisy Dead Petals", etc.) are my favorite batch. I saw in concert often in '92-'93, when it was just her and her piano. Intense.

    What is 'Emo'? (Phillips...?)
  21. Tellesto Jedi Knight

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    Dec 7, 1999
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    Emo is another style of music that is sort of a mix between Punk rock and Alternative.
    Very mellow at times with an even tone that can break out and change speed at any time in the song.

    Some good examples of emo are Braid or Get up Kids.

    btw: I actually have nothing against hip hop, seeing as how just the other day my friend and I where listening to this CD we bummed off a friend by an artist known as "White Cleft".
    As far as I know he used to be in the group "Fuji"
  22. Calli Jedi Master

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    Aug 17, 2000
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    I don't have anything against Hip Hop or that whole Rap/Metal scene.

    I like Outkast, Rage against the Machine, The Fugees and I have some other Mp3s by Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit. I don't like to limit myself to 1 genre. Music seems to represent the mood I am in that day. Is it that way with anyone else? If you hear Hole blasting from my Ram Charger, then don't mess with me that day or if I am playing musicals that means I am in a sing song mood. :) Ok myabe I should get off my soapbox.

    Calli~
  23. Tellesto Jedi Knight

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    Dec 7, 1999
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    Music does show my emotional stance for that day, but often it can change it as well.
  24. Rokangus Jedi Knight

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    Oct 18, 2000
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    My music tastes range from Heavy Metal to Jazz and from Classical to Funk. :eek:

    Pretty much the only genre's I don't care for are Country, Rap, and Emo.

    Here are some of my favorite bands:

    Dave Matthews Band
    Jars of Clay
    Metallica
    Ambrosia
    Third Eye Blind
    Wierd Al
    Dave Koz
    AC/DC
    Fastball
    The Bobs
    They Must Be Giants
    REM
    Michael W. Smith
    OC Supertones
    Sugar Ray
  25. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Another Saga & CT Manager

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    They Might Be Giants??!

    Woohoo!

    How many other fans do we have here?
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