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I realized I'm generally listening to the same library of songs over and over, and even on Pandora I'm getting a bit stale.

So I thought I'd ask, what are some of your favorite songs? Bands? Do you have a favorite pandora station?

I like pretty much all music, save for rap. If you suggest something, I'll give it a try!

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zenedai
Jun. 17th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
My favourite song is The Riddle by Nik Kershaw, I can listen to it and a couple of variations for HOURS XD
thornwolf
Jun. 17th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
I honestly like the Gigi D'Agostino version myself :)
zenedai
Jun. 17th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
That's one of the ones I enjoy and the first version I heard, so I love it too.

I'm also a sucker for '80's too >_>
lo8a
Jun. 17th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
When I'm painting I'm usually listening to the Niyaz or Azam Ali station, or the Shpongle one. Those are Iranian/Middle Eastern and psychedelic downtempo, respectively. I bought all three Niyaz/Azam Ali albums on iTunes and I don't regret it.
thornwolf
Jun. 17th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
Stations on Pandora: Muse, Yann Tiersen, Mozart, Amethystium, Cusco
rmoorcat
Jun. 17th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Cusco YAY!!! Ive got alot of their stuff...how bout Penguin Cafe Orchestra, or Ray Lynch, or EKo...
westly_roanoke
Jun. 17th, 2009 04:22 pm (UTC)
I like:
Fall Out Boy (Dance, Dance; Thnks fr th mmres; Arms Race)
Panic! At the Disco (There's a reason these tables are numbered, honey, you just haven't figured it out yet)
The Offspring (The Kids aren't alright; You'll go Far Kid)
Green Day (Boulevard of Broken Dreams; Holiday; American Idiot)
Jimmy Eat World (Pain)
ON/OFF (ふたつの鼓動と赤い罪)
Kanon Wakeshima (Still Doll)
gishkishenh
Jun. 17th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
Oh man, can I give you an ENDLESS list!

Bands:
Secret Garden [Alternative]
See-saw [Japanese]

Songs:
Ai No Uta - Chouwa oto ~with reflection~
Alegira [Cirque Du Soliel]
Celtic Women of Song: Yundaa/Seal Woman

Album:
Ka [Album of Cirque Du Soliel]
Duma [ost]
Dr. Horrible Sing Along Blog
Tales from Earth Sea [ost]
Wicked [ost/musical]

That's it for now... I can give you more, but let's see if you like these first. XD
rmoorcat
Jun. 17th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
with 800 cds to choose from I kin offer many suggestions...name a genre.
corvidophile
Jun. 17th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Frank Sinatra, Rush, Yes, Supertramp, Michael Buble', Matt Dusk, Diana Krall, Dallas Green, Eales, Gorillaz, Jann Arden, Jimmy Buffett, The Killers, Paramore, Sarah McLaclan.... so many more
ssantara
Jun. 17th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
I am so mood originated, hard to say one or another type of music but some I enjoy is: On Pandora - Afrocelt Sound System for tribal techno; Pat Metheny Group or with Lyle Mayes for fusion jazz; VNV Nation for techno; Ralph Van Williams for romantic era classical.... I just jump around through all the different genres, I like country Tim McGraw and Trace Adkins, Bollywood is love particularly with Shah Rukh Khan, Rob Zombie and techno hard metal..... So many sounds so little time! ;) Have fun trying some new stuff!
white9_fox
Jun. 17th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Red Hot Chili Peppers (Stadium Arcadium is the newest album), Styx (70's rock, yay!), Disney's Greatest Hits (lol, can't go wrong with Disney songs), Pink Floyd, Yeti....

All rock genre, those are. I'm pretty limited in my music, and I have a lot of random songs that I don't know the names of (cept for Time Warp and Macho Man, lol), so I can't say more off the top of my head.

But you definitely need to listen to Styx, their songs are awesome.
mirsathia
Jun. 17th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
Bwhaha..

Regina Spektor
Yoav
PPK (Russian trance, no lyrics)
OceanLab (Techno/trance with lyrics)
The Microphones
The Decemberists

Humm.. c.c
peachtales
Jun. 17th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Music, yay! I like lots of different stuff, need to come up with a way of letting you peak into my collection :)
genmaicha
Jun. 17th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
I've been listening to a lot of Pink lately.

Angels & Airwaves is a band I discovered through Pandora on my Coldplay/Snow Patrol stations. Love them. "The Gift" and "True Love" are among my favorite AVA songs.

I listen to some post rock (long, wandering rock instrumentals). Explosions in the Sky is my favorite band there, "Yasmin the Light" my favorite song.

Darren Hayes was the lead singer of Savage Garden, and he has an amazing two-disc solo album called This Delicate Thing We've Made. The song "On the Verge of Something Wonderful" never fails to make me smile--it's very 80's-influenced, and the video even includes some Max Headroom sort of stuff. And "Casey" is a very important song to me.

My favorite band remains Def Leppard, though I know they're not for everyone.

And for something REALLY different, I listen to K-pop: specifically, a band called Super Junior, made up of 13 very talented young men. Yes, it's a Korean boyband, but it's weirdly addicting. Try out "Miracle" for more generalized boyband poppyness, "Don't Don" for a rock edge, and "Sorry Sorry" for brainwormy delicious technopop.
turbinerocks
Jun. 17th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Pyromania and High'n Dry era Def Leppard = <3
genmaicha
Jun. 17th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
Hysteria's got most of my favorite songs, but oh man Switch 625, Mirror Mirror, Die Hard the Hunter...
turbinerocks
Jun. 18th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
Mirror Mirror is my favorite song off H&D. :D I'd say most of my favorite songs are on Pyromania tough.

Oh! Also that Retroactive collection has some great stuff on it, especially Desert Song. *_*
siegewolf
Jun. 17th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
I have two words for you my friend.......
Could Cult.
^__^
dragonheadthing
Jun. 17th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
I have two Youtube playlists of stuff: Slower stuff, Faster stuff.
xxbalaaxx
Jun. 17th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
So much music! Ive been listening to mostly soundtracks for the past few weeks. A looot of anime soundtracks are gorgeous. Personally Ive been listening to the ST from Earth Girl Arjuna, Shadow of the colossus ST, Ico St, Battlestar Gallactica st (I never even watched the show but the music is so smushy and perfect for painting to!).

Also other kinda new agey stuff, Curacavi, Ceredwen, Sarah Brightman (if you haven't listened to her yet, start with the album 'Dive' c:)

Individual crack work songs: DJ Encore: Point of no return, Kokia: oto with reflection, Vivaldi's Four seasons but especially Winter (Allegro non Molto), Evergreen animation music video, The track Once from Brotherhood of the Wolf.

And Im not sure if you are interested in Opera at all, I have been heavily favoring opera music(which I neeever thought would happen!), but especially the soundtrack from Farinelli, the vocals in which has such a haunting effect on me. Also been digging male counter tenors and 'natural castrati'..whose voices sound like something out of this world!
turbinerocks
Jun. 17th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
(parentheses indicate that a specific album by the artist is more important to me)

RAWK:

Katatonia (Great Cold Distance)
Course of Empire
OSI
Mastodon (Crack the Skye)
Isis (In the Absence of Truth)
Monster Magnet
Clutch
Anathema (A Fine Day to Exit)
Floater
Killing Joke (Night Time, Pandemonium, Hosannahs)

SPACEROCK/SHOEGAZE

Slowdive
The Church
Blonde Redhead
Hawkwind (Live Chronicles)

INDUSTRIAL

Ohgr
Attrition
Front Line Assembly (Civilization and Epitaph)

ELECTRONIC/DOWNTEMPO

Conjure One
Saru
DJ Cary
Muslimgauze
Blind Divine
Holon
smellymo
Jun. 18th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
Can I challenge your "except rap" statement with Buck 65?
Try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wyyVh3uc5Y
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1qa4Sjpl68

Joel Plaskett
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkLB5-TiLxQ

Hey Rosetta
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXArk-xARS4&feature=related

Those 3 are from Atlantic Canada, could stick with Canadian content but I should mix it up..

some countryish.. Kathleen Edwards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-A2kbvsqCQ (also can-con and I love the hell out of this song, and this is a beautiful live recording)
Calexico http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFwYRh8sY8U
Uncle Tupelo (probably my favourite band) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT1EbMTqYek not much good stuff on youtube

I am going to guess that you might already have Fleet Foxes? If not you need some.

Chad VanGaalen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZScj4F9FA4 disturbing but amazing video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgzzNgQtiLA

Animal Collective http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxhaRgJUMl8 (this video is probably strange i'm only just watching it now)

I'll stop there. Hopefully you like at least 1 of those things.
maggock
Jun. 19th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
Here's some albums I like. There's a fair amount of brit-pop and an 80s sounding band or 2:

Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
Parts & Labor - Receivers
Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line
School of Seven Bells - Alpinisms
TV on the Radio - Dear Science
Arcade Fire - Funeral*, Neon Bible
Bloc Party, - Intimacy, Silent Alarm
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colors
Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
Keane - Perfect Symmetry, Under the Iron Sea, Hopes and Fears
Le Loup - The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly
Radiohead - all their albums
Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns
Stateless - Stateless
The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead
Bat for Lashes - Fur and Gold
The Submarines - Honeysuckle Weeks
The Notwist - Neon Golden

Hahaha I guess that's it. I listen to a lot of music.

*if you've seen the 'Where the Wild Things Are' trailer, that song is on this album.
vastatuuli
Jun. 19th, 2009 10:22 am (UTC)
I have only one recommendation right now as it's an album I used to listen to years ago and recently rediscovered. It's by a band that nowadays plays metal under the name Korpiklaani, but the stuff on this album is more like rock with native vibes from the Sami regions of Lapland. The band is Shaman and the album is called Idja.
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