What's your favorite music genre & artist/band(s)? List your favs' & discuss why…

Looking for a place to list your favorite types of music and music artists? Whether it may be a band, group, or solo artist… you have come to the right place! Heck, it can even be a Vocaloid singer too… sure thing! Feel free to list here any music you like and discuss why it makes your ears twitch! Also, you may discover new music from others that you may want to add to your own list. :smile::wink:


1.) Feel free to add a YouTube video of your favorite song by the band, group, solo artist, and/or Vocaloid singer to your list if you would like. Of course, it is hard to choose only one… right!?

2.) If you decide to post some song lyrics to your list as well, make sure to please not forget to cite the author or band name. We don’t want anyone getting in trouble for copyright infringement.

3.) Discussion is encouraged. As I said above, don’t be shy to ask a question. Go ahead and discuss your favs’ and why you feel that way about the music.

Foo fighters (best of you, everlong, pretender) three days grace (the good life, so cold) red hot chilli peppers (Under the bridge, the other side, scar tissue, dani California) slipknot (duality) system of a down (byob, chop suey, loneliest day) queen (bohemian rhapsity, killer queen) seether (truth) avenged seven fold (scream, so far away, come back, bat country) five finger death punch (hard to see, bad company)

No one knows what it’s like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes
And no one knows
What it’s like to be hated
To be fated to telling only lies

But my dreams they aren’t as empty
As my conscience seems to be
I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That’s never free

No one knows what its like
To feel these feelings
Like i do, and i blame you!
No one bites back as hard
On their anger
None of my pain and woe
Can show through


Discover l.i.m.p. say it [x4]
No one knows what its like
To be mistreated, to be defeated
Behind blue eyes
No one knows how to say
That they’re sorry and don’t worry
I’m not telling lies


No one knows what its like
To be the bad man, to be the sad man
Behind blue eyes.

Written by Pete Townshend

If you’re going to print/write lyrics, please cite the author or band name.

The Anime Network doesn’t need to be in any trouble for copyright infringement.

Slowhand is right regarding the legal mumbo-jumbo that can happen by simply just copy and pasting artist works without proper citation… sorry to say. Also, try to keep it in a list if you can, unless you are going to post why this song is special to you. But always, thank you for posting and taking interest in my post/thread… appreciate it.

Coming undone
Resembles me for me as I lived so long yet never got anything from any one

Hard to see
Five Finger Death Punch
Resembles the distence my mind can change the caliber of destruction I can see. How much I can see as only destruction

Well I’m back… it has been too long! During my travels, I have discovered some awesome music along the way. One band I found that I did not know had existed is Noctura. If you have not heard of them, Noctura has a female lead and has the musical qualities of contemporary/hard rock. When it comes to rock, in my opinion they have created a perfect balance of sound close to if not equal to some larger bands out there sharing the same musical qualities.

Listening to them, you would swear that the lead singer is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Lee’s sister from the sound and style of her voice. She does have a little ways to go though to be on the same level as http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evanescence’s lead however in my opinion. But, by listening to Noctura’s 2011 album http://www.last.fm/music/Noctura/+images/58205981, some of the sounds and vocals remind me of a slightly harder version of Evanescence’s first unofficial album release http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_(Evanescence_album). With all this, look at how Evanescence’s 2nd album release http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallen_(Evanescence_album) shot them to stardom. Hopefully the same can become true for Noctura it they release a second album soon.

There is not much about them in regards to Wikipedia, however I will post the link if anyone is interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noctura

You can find out more about them on their YouTube channel:

And, what band would be a band of today without a website:

Noctura Lead, Mandy Suiter [size=2](Image from Last.fm artist info library: http://www.last.fm/music/Noctura?ac=Noctura)[/size]

my favs are: Coldplay,the all american rejects,blink 182,UVERworld,Abingdon Boys School if u want to here my fav song from them heres my youtube page! https://www.youtube.com/user/vedderlover46

As I made edit to one of my posts above, I will be focusing all my attention on my music thread, https://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,183/catid,25/func,view/id,130919/, from now on sorry to say. Check it out to discover what I like, and maybe you will find some new music that you like too!

However, if anyone wants to share their thoughts about the music they love here, feel free to always post in. Thanx to all those that have given their thoughts so far… keep on rockin’ everyone!

Tell me what you like to listen to just put a link on my profile,what to look up on YouTube,or your favorite type of music

My musical taste is widespread but here are a couple related to anime/Japan I like:

Hatsune Miku - "Midnight Dreams"

I hopped on the vocaloid train a little late, but this has to be one of my Miku favs!! :woohoo:

Big Bang - "Bad Boy"

Big Bang’s “Still Alive” is probably the Kpop album I have listened to the most. This song’s my fav off of it.

Koneko Monogatari Soundtrack - "ヴォーカル・ヴァージョン"
80’s Jpop/synth magic :slight_smile: Forgot how I came across this, but I love this song a lot!! I love synths/electronic music and I think this song sounds so perfect, not to mention Ryuichi Sakamoto is a very well-known composer.

Enjoy! Who’s next? :whistle:

I guess this thread flew under the radar for me somehow. :huh: Well, they late is better than never! :stuck_out_tongue:

Going off of my favorite American bands, my #1 favorite of all time (and probably will stay that way) is Boston. This band was a favorite of my father and his siblings as well, so I have heard, and he would always let me borrow their “Greatest Hits” CD when I wanted to listen to it. I am not too well versed in the band itself or their history, but all I know is that I love their sound, have my own CD now, and will every once in a while throw myself back into it to have a good time. :laugh:

[spoiler]I am finding it impossible to pick a favorite song for them, so I will just not. :stuck_out_tongue:
Though, I will put Peace of Mind here as an example.

You should listen to all of their songs, though. :silly: [/spoiler]

When it comes to other American bands and singers, I rarely place them in any definable lists or orders. I do very much enjoy Billy Joel and Elton John (who I keep confusing with each other :S ), and would consider them favorites of mine as well. :slight_smile: I probably have forgotten a whole slew of them, but I guess I can always come back and add them in later. ^-^;

Just a quick Elton John favorite known as Your Song. :3

Then comes my list of favorite foreign bands; which, surprisingly enough, is dominated by Japanese artists (imagine that :lol: ).

There are so many artists that I could name off that have made it into my “favorites” category, but among all of them, I would say that Yoeko Kurahashi (倉橋ヨエコ) is at the top of my list. Even if I cannot understand half of what she is singing (and only understand the other half through possibly faux translations), her sound and the overall emotion she puts into her voice just makes me love it no matter what she ends up singing. And if any of the translations are to be trusted, the messages and stories she puts into her songs are absolute magic. B)

Out of all of her songs, I like this one the most; mainly because of its message.
The English title is called Raining Again Today.

Another Japanese band, comprised of three singers and known as Perfume (パヒューム), has made it into my favorites as well. I originally heard them first when I was playing http://osu.ppy.sh/, and they slowly began to grow on me. There will be times when I am not in the mood for some of their songs, but there is always one that will get me smiling every time. :side:

One of their songs that I know I will most certainly get a smile from is Kokoro no Sports.

Dipping more into the anime scene, I would have to say my favorite band that ever added to an anime’s soundtrack (which is getting a run for its money by the Seatbelts (シートベルツ)) would have to be The Pillows (ザ・ピロウズ). Most known by their work on FLCL, The Pillows became a long-lasting favorite of mine.

Here is one of their songs that got me into the strange (and seemingly foolish) habit of referring to them as the Japanese Beatles; Hybrid Rainbow.

And last, but most certainly not least, comes my favorite Touhou band of all time: Buta-Otome (豚乙女). The whole band’s line-up seems to impress me every time I hear a new song, or even an old one I had not heard in a while. I love this band so much, and even enjoy listening to their non-Touhou material to my heart’s content. Ranko (ランコ), their vocalist, is the crown jewel in this euphoric conglomeration of exceptional talent. Their sound, their lyrics, their feeling (even if I do not know a word they are saying). I love Buta-Otome, and I love Ranko; and it seems that many other circles love her as well, seeing how she appears in so many other circles’ releases. I could go on for days about how much I love this band, but I think this is enough. :blush:

For this band, I cannot possibly find any way to post one song over the other as far as favorites goes, so I will simply put the first song I ever heard: Fantasy Satellite (幻想のサテライト)

Sorry about the SUPER long post here, but I felt as though I had to include all of these or it would not be fair (however odd that may sound when I actually put it down :dry: ). I hope I did not go overboard. :whistle:

Hmmm… I am not sure if you were referring to me. If you were I pretty much like all things rock whether foreign or not… from the softer to the heavy. Don’t get me wrong, there are things that I still will pick and choose from in that genre though.

Also, anything with a really catchy electronic tune to it will get my ears to twitch. You can never go wrong with a bit of techno or dubstep. Other than that, the third thing that I have been getting into lately I would simply sum up as “epic trailer music”.

Like I said, feel free to check out my music post for stuff that I like too… and more that I will add from time to time. My music thread’s intro post sums it up the best there… https://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,183/catid,25/func,view/id,130919/.

No worries, Tager. I was going to post a lot more in this thread, but I decided to start a music thread of my own shortly after. I guess if I find something that really catches my fancy I could mention it here too. Kind of like when I first discovered those couple of songs from Noctura that I mentioned here. Anyway, you have really nice tastes so far and thanks for sharing!

I have like a lot of favorites so I’m going to choose my top two

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is a rap group that I grew up with. There fast rapping gangsta style lyrics and the fact that they are In Harmony (see what I did there) with each other puts them in my favorites

[spoiler]So hard to choose just one song, so I’m gonna put 1st Of Tha Month as an example


System of a Down is possibly my all time favorite. One of the two artists that I like all of there songs they made. [spoiler]Favorite album is Hypnotize. Choosing a song was quite difficult, but I chose Ego Brain


Some of my fav songs from other artists are

[spoiler]Halo by Foo Fighters http://youtu.be/zr-9SQdT4hI

Hitchin’ A Ride by Green Day http://youtu.be/8hhGH7d8qRw

Hey Bulldog by The Beatles http://youtu.be/t4Fe9PMNbWE[/spoiler]

Boston, Perfume, and Buta-Otome has been added to my music list. Thanks Tager :slight_smile:

I honestly see no problem with reviving this topic; I have something to add to my list. :stuck_out_tongue:

Well, add and take away. See, Perfume has been replaced by my new love for RADWIMPS. They seemed to come out of nowhere for me, but that kind of stuff keeps things fresh, I think. Ever since I heard my first song from them (Enren (遠恋)) I have enjoyed every song they have had to offer. I really became hooked once I heard what is now my favorite song by them:
いいんですか? (iin desu ka?)

I picked this video since it had the translation built in, but I like watching the music video a whole lot more. Also, the background shifts in this video are kind of odd.

I honestly would love to see this thread brought back, as there are so many people around that have not yet shared their favorites. I am really quite curious. :smile:

my favorite music would be pop and rock :slight_smile: anime wise

The most favourite for me are three Norwegian bands - Zeromancer, Seigmen and Ljungblut. Never heard such an amazing music and lyrics that can be found in their songs :sparkles::sparkles:
Then I like IAMX very much, If These Trees Could Talk, A Perfect Circle, Sneaker Pimps, My Chemical Romance, BlutEngel… :sparkles::innocent:

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