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ShadowRatchet6
26th Mar 2011, 16:00
So, to get to know a little more about everyone, what's everyone's favorite bands/music? I personally like the band called Beirut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc3ZAs17uAg

Srosa
26th Mar 2011, 17:50
Recently, thanks to Tron Legacy, Daft Punk, and others too.

Ashpolt
26th Mar 2011, 18:08
Heh, I was thinking of starting a thread like this yesterday, only with TV shows, films and books as well as music. How about we expand the thread a bit to cover everything? Otherwise we'll probably just get multiple similar threads over time.

So here we go, here's my top 3 bands, albums, TV shows, films and books:

Bands:

1) Pink Floyd
2) The Eagles
3) Coheed & Cambria


Albums:

1) The Wall - Pink Floyd
2) In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 - Coheed & Cambria
3) Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World


TV shows:

1) The Wire (seriously, watch it)
2) The Sopranos
3) Battlestar Galactica (reboot)


Movies:

1) 2001: A Space Odyssey
2) The Shawshank Redemption
3) Lost in Translation / Transformers (1986) (Couldn't decide)


Books:

1) Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
2) We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
3) One Day - David Nicholls

MaxxQ1
26th Mar 2011, 18:33
Heh, I was thinking of starting a thread like this yesterday, only with TV shows, films and books as well as music. How about we expand the thread a bit to cover everything? Otherwise we'll probably just get multiple similar threads over time.

So here we go, here's my top 3 bands, albums, TV shows, films and books:

<snippage>

I'm just gonna use your format...

Bands:

1) Rush, Yes
2) Vangelis
3) Pink Floyd


Albums:

1) Hemispheres - Rush, Close to the Edge - Yes
2) Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
3) Albedo, 0.39 - Vangelis


TV shows:

I don't watch TV - hell, I don't even *own* one, but:

1) Babylon 5 (watched it back when I used to actually have a TV)
2) WKRP in Cincinnati (refuse to buy the DVD's, since licensing issues forced them to remove all the real music from the show and add generic crap)
3) Battlestar Galactica (reboot) (only started watching it because I work for Netflix and have a free account)


Movies:

1) 2001: A Space Odyssey
2) Rollerball (1975)
3) The Lord of the Rings (Jackson version, although the Bakshi animated wasn't *too* bad)


Books:

1) The entire Honor Harrington series - David Weber
2) The entire Humanx Universe-related books - Alan Dean Foster (not so much a series as a bunch of books set in the same universe)
3) Red Storm Rising - Tom Clancy

SageSavage
26th Mar 2011, 18:49
IMPOSSIBLE to name only one or three as the alltime best. I'd have to go through each genre/sub-genre and post at least one for each mood...

Anyway, based on my mood today (at the moment of writing) and in no particular order:

Grinderman (Nick Cave is a genius and this is him at his best)
Court Jester's Crew (which is a very personal thing, since they're local and I've pretty much grown up with them)
Elvis (will always be the King - early Elvis that is...)
Pantera (the gods of Metal)
The Doors (always hold a special place in my heart)
Howlin' Wolf (one of the greatest Blues men of all time... of all time)

Umodian
26th Mar 2011, 20:30
Similarly, I find it pretty impossible to put my favorites in 'top 3's' and so on, far too many good ones out there to pick sides. So just gonna list some of favorites in no particular order..

But, as far as music goes I'm a bit of a Metalhead, namely listen to Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Exhorder, Iron Maiden etc. but I'll happily also listen to 'softer' things like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Tool, Jimmi Hendrix and others depending on the mood..


And, continuing the trend of listing TV shows/movies/books...

TV shows: Dexter, Chuck, Criminal Minds and House.

Movies: Memento, The Empire Strikes Back and Pulp Fiction.

Not sure I'm the right to ask for books, but I'm really digging the Dexter books, as well as the Mass Effect and Dragon Age books.


(Edit: @-=fox=- : Pantera ftw. :p )

Von Paulus
26th Mar 2011, 20:48
Bands:

1) Joy Division
2) King Crimson
3) Talking Heads

Albums:

1) My Life in a Bush of Ghosts - Brian Eno and David Byrne
2) Secrets of the Beehive - David Sylvian
3) Discipline - King Crimson


TV shows:

1) Brideshead Revisited
2) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
3) Battlestar Galactica (new one)


Movies:

1) Blade Runner
2) Apocalypse Now
3) Touch of Evil (1958)


Books:

1) Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
2) The Spy Who Came In from the Cold - John Le Carré
3) Ubik - Philip K. Dick

cavefish
26th Mar 2011, 20:50
I didn't think I would see threads like that on this board. Come on, seriously? The only thing left is "asl" and we will have a regular thread of people spending too much time on internet. Besides, some of these choices are clearly show offs (look at me, I listen to...). It is nothing personal, but I just had to comment on that, this thread is ridiculous.

SageSavage
26th Mar 2011, 20:58
This is a local thread for local people.

Deltaslayer
26th Mar 2011, 21:05
some of these choices are clearly show offs (look at me, I listen to...)

:lol:

MaxxQ1
26th Mar 2011, 21:11
...but I'll happily also listen to 'softer' things like... Jimmi Hendrix and others depending on the mood..


Jimi? "Soft"? In many cases, not all, but many, he outstrips Metallica and Megadeth on the hardness scale.

I want what you're smoking. :D

Umodian
26th Mar 2011, 21:15
Jimi? "Soft"? In many cases, not all, but many, he outstrips Metallica and Megadeth on the hardness scale.

I want what you're smoking. :Dx) He's indeed awesome, wasn't sure where to list him.. so just put him there. :p

Wouldn't exactly call the others very "soft" either just... for lack of a better word if ya know what I mean. :D

MaxxQ1
26th Mar 2011, 21:26
x) He's indeed awesome, wasn't sure where to list him.. so just put him there. :p

Wouldn't exactly call the others very "soft" either just... for lack of a better word if ya know what I mean. :D

Okay, I can live with that.

Pretentious Old Man.
26th Mar 2011, 21:34
Books:

1) Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand


All my respect for you just evaporated. :(

http://www.bluemoonblog.co.uk/img/sad-face.jpg

Ashpolt
26th Mar 2011, 21:38
All my respect for you just evaporated. :(

I didn't say I agreed with it. ;)

Graeme
26th Mar 2011, 21:49
Bands/Artists

Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Joe Satriani, Bon Scott-era AC/DC, the Eagles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, some Fleetwood Mac, some Queen, some Black Sabbath, some Hendrix.


Movies

Pulp Fiction, Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, The Deer Hunter, The Matrix, Waltz with Bashir, Indiana Jones, and the original Star Wars trilogy.


Books/Authors

Tom Clancy (Rainbow Six, Clear and Present Danger, and Without Remorse are probably my favourite ones of his). Stephen King (The Shining, It, and The Green Mile...getting through The Dark Tower Series as well). Also: Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and anything written by Christopher Hitchens.

Pretentious Old Man.
26th Mar 2011, 21:49
Following Ashpolt's rather excellent format, here we have my top three of everything.

Bands/Ensembles:

1) The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
=2) The Human League
=2) The Kinks
=3) The Beach Boys
=3) The Rolling Stones


Composers:

1) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2) George Friedrich Handel
3) Henry Purcell
4) Tomaso Albinoni


TV shows:

=1) The Prisoner
=1) House of Cards
=1) Yes, Minister


Movies:

1) The Godfather (parts 1 and 2)
2) The Remains of the Day
3) The Man Who Haunted Himself


Books:

1) War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
2) Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
3) The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro


Heroes:

1.) Clement Attlee
2.) John Maynard Keynes
3.) William Pitt the Elder

AlexOfSpades
26th Mar 2011, 21:50
Bands:

1) Poets of the Fall
2) Pendulum
3) Fear Factory

I know, i'm rather eclectic

Albums:

1) Revolution Roulette (Poets)
2) Mutter (Rammstein)
3) Guilty Gear Soundtrack (Any of them!)


TV shows:

1) Scrubs (Its funny, come on.)
2) Dexter (Inspirational, at least)
3) Seinfeld.


Movies:

1) Blade Runner.
2) Sin City.
3) Alien series, just because of the Giger designs. They're lovely.


Books:

1) Songs of Ice and Fire, George RR Martin (that book kicks ass)
2) The Book Thief, Markus Zusak (Its touching!)
3) The Doomsday Conspiracy, Sidney Sheldon (Erotism, action and suspense mixed with alien conspiracy)

That's it.

The poor opionion of a 19 years old boy, too eclectic.

Edit:

I'd like also to give a bonus award to Vanessa Mae, the best violinist i've ever seen, and the cutest too.

sonicsidewinder
26th Mar 2011, 21:56
Tough to choose...

Bands:

1) Oasis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p29MG7wn4F8)
2) Van Halen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LOkTGpaTYA)
3) Def Leppard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ5bS3_BCDs)
4) Iron Maiden (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWr-HtpTOyI) - Goin to see these this year with ma Daddio.
5) Gorillaz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nX-A061-9k) <<< beautiful song
6) Duran Duran (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhQNz2AszDI)
7) Go West (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl3PYk_s4Kk)
8) Pendulum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtD1IpH5a5Q)

TV shows:

1) Law & Order (SVU & Crim Intent)
2) Lost
3) Battlestar Galactica
4) Boardwalk Empire
5) Sharpe


Movies:

1) Lethal Weapon ( "On 3...")
2) Die Hard
3) Waterloo ( "I WILL NOT! NOT!! NOT!!!" )
4) Reservoir Dogs
5) Starship Troopers
6) Jurassic Park 1, 2 & 3 (3 doesn't get much love by most but some of the scenes are classic!)


Books:

1) Lord of the Rings -JRR T
2) Dune series - Frank Herbet
3) Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series - Michelle Paver

NKD
26th Mar 2011, 21:57
I didn't say I agreed with it. ;)

As long as you're not another cliche Interwebs Randroid...

Pretentious Old Man.
26th Mar 2011, 22:00
As long as you're not another cliche Interwebs Randroid...

You're winner.

pha
26th Mar 2011, 22:31
Bands:
1. Nevermore
2. Iron Maiden
3. Porcupine Tree
Honorable Mentions: Dream Theater, Opeth, At the Gates, Vader, Machinae Supremacy

Albums:
1. Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
2. Dream Theater - Awake
3. Cynic - Focus
Honorable Mentions: Opeth - Morningrise, Cynic - Traced in Air

TV Shows:
1. Oz
2. The Sopranos
3. Battlestar Galactica
Honorable Mentions: Kaygısızlar, earlier seasons of South Park

Movies:
1. Blade Runner
2. Dark City
3. 2001
Honorable Mentions: Heat, A Clockwork Orange, After Hours, Terminator I and II, Der Untergang (source of the "angry Hitler" vids)

Books:
1. Hayyam's verses
2. LotR Trilogy
3. Crime and Punishment
Honorable Mentions: Fahrenheit 451, War and Peace, basically any book by Aziz Nesin


I didn't think I would see threads like that on this board. Come on, seriously? The only thing left is "asl" and we will have a regular thread of people spending too much time on internet. Besides, some of these choices are clearly show offs (look at me, I listen to...). It is nothing personal, but I just had to comment on that, this thread is ridiculous.

After enough people participate, those of us with matching interests will have hawt sex in the tub, and we won't let you watch because of this post.

biofuel
26th Mar 2011, 22:32
Me.

TrickyVein
26th Mar 2011, 22:48
Ho HO! This is where our members show their true colors, I think.

Since the topic of this thread is favorite bands/music, that's where I'm sticking (I have ~70 GB of music on my hard drive and it's been worrying me that I'll lose it all in some horrible, unfortunate way):

Current:

Gridlock
Moloko
Aes Dana

Female vocalists:

P. J. Harvey
Kristin Hersh
School of Seven Bells
Alela Diane
Lamb
Heartless Bastards (YES!!!)

...have set my musical standards for everything else:

Boards of Canada
Autechre
Pixies
Tom Waits
Helios
Radiohead

now to browse through the replies here - say, Von Paulus has got Talking Heads! Good.

TrickyVein
26th Mar 2011, 22:52
Composers:

1) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2) George Friedrich Handel
3) Henry Purcell
4) Tomaso Albinoni



Tame. Much too tame! Gotta break out of that olde-time musical tradition there, POM. Us younger fold need composers to say something with their music, and not just "look how well versed I am in strict adherence to Classical form." :)

sonicsidewinder
26th Mar 2011, 23:06
Bands:

1) Joy Division
2) King Crimson
3) Talking Heads



Dude, i'm likeing your style ;)

IdiotInAJeep
26th Mar 2011, 23:18
Bands:

1) Pantera
2) Death
3) Slayer
4) Kamelot
5) Rage against the Machine

-Films
1) Shawshank Redemption
2) Citizen Kane
3) Saving Private Ryan
4) Blade Runner
5) Matrix

-Books
1) 1984
2) Animal Farm
3) The Hobbit
4) LOTR trilogy
5) Sherlock Holmes (Any one)

Also, come at me bro.

Pretentious Old Man.
26th Mar 2011, 23:34
Tame. Much too tame! Gotta break out of that olde-time musical tradition there, POM. Us younger fold need composers to say something with their music, and not just "look how well versed I am in strict adherence to Classical form." :)

Only Mozart was classical, the other three were baroque. But your point is utterly wrong. Every single composer I quoted broke the mould. Mozart took the developments of Haydn in musical classicism, and wrote some of the most beautiful music ever, actually discarding many old baroque ideas. Purcell was the architect of the baroque era, and is probably the man most reponsible for the compex litany of musical tradition we have today, as well as the shift from the modal forms of the renaissance to the more complex tonality that we use to this day. Handel fused the German and English baroque models in an incredibly engaging way, and also established the use of the Continuo (cello and harpsichord) that would dominate western music for a hundred years. As for Albinoni, he was the pioneer of the idea of an instrumental concerto, in which one instrument is truly exploited to its fullest. He wasn't the first to do it, but he was the first to do it so well.

Some educative pieces for your young mind ;) :

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And of course, the abiding classic, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

sonicsidewinder
26th Mar 2011, 23:51
Love a good war march.

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Pretentious Old Man.
26th Mar 2011, 23:59
^^This guy gets it.

TrickyVein
27th Mar 2011, 00:58
Well defended, POM.

I would argue that JSB was more influential in ushering in the new Baroque and redefining tonality (especially with the Well Tempered klavier/Clavier in which he flattened/sharpened/adjusted each note along the entire range of the harpsichord to accommodate every key) though I haven't listened to Purcell much at all - of course, musical tradition did not stop at the end of the 18th century, which seems to be as far along as any of the composers who you listed have lived.

I'm thinking my tastes lie more in the 20th century: Holst, Stravinsky, Alan Hovhaness, Glass, Villa-Lobos, and of course, Jazz or what actually should just be called "good music." But that's a whole 'nother discussion.

MaxxQ1
27th Mar 2011, 01:04
I don't know enough to know whether anything is classical, neoclassical, baroque, or broke. Just a few pieces that I enjoy immensely:

Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
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Firebird Suite - Igor Stravinsky by way of Fantasia 2000 (best visual presentation of this piece I've ever seen)
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My first introduction to J.S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor as used in the opening to the 1975 version of Rollerball:
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The Planets (Mars - The Bringer of War) - Gustav Holst as interpreted by Isao Tomita
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IdiotInAJeep
27th Mar 2011, 01:53
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0

MaxxQ1
27th Mar 2011, 02:55
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0

I finally saw this earlier today, and all I can say is this is the essense of modern pop distilled down into 190-proof ****. What amazes me even more is that this "song" is no different than 98% of the other pop **** out there, so why aren't all these people deriding her, doing the same thing for everyone else?

TrickyVein
27th Mar 2011, 02:57
Did you mention pop-music?

Not even going there. That stuff doesn't exist to my ears.

It's embarrassing in conversation when people start throwing these names around that I know are probably current "artists" somewhere in the back of my mind but I've no idea who they are. Completely different λ.

MaxxQ1
27th Mar 2011, 03:06
Did you mention pop-music?

FabM1RJTkrY

Neuromancer07
27th Mar 2011, 04:43
Musicians & Bands
(None of these are in any particular order though John Coltrane would be my God, were I not an atheist)

The John Coltrane Quartet.
Charles Mingus.
Art Tatum.
Miles Davis.
Igor Stravinsky.
Charlie Parker.
Nina Simone.
Billie Holiday.
Derek Trucks.
Sun Ra.
Jimi Hendrix.
Duane Allman.
Bob Dylan.
Grant Green.
Sarah Vaughan.
Patti Smith.
The three Kings; Albert, Freddie & B.B.
Radiohead.
Led Zeppelin.

Films
(Too many I could name and there's far too many masterpieces made by the Coen Brothers, so these are but a few or else this list would be prohibitively long)
Fritz Lang's M.
Citizen Kane.
Vivre sa vie.
Chinatown.
There Will be Blood.
Lars Von Trier's Europa.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Third Man.
Herzog's Woyzeck.
Taxi Driver.
On the Waterfront.
Naked Lunch.
Stalker.
Fitzcarraldo.
A Serious Man.

Books
Gravity's Rainbow.
The Crying of Lot 49..
Ulysses.
Tropic of Cancer.
Sartre's Age of Reason.
The Great Gatsby.
Nostromo (Perhaps Conrad's Heart of Darkness is the more perfect book, but Nostromo is more powerful).
Neuromancer.
The Idiot.

Television
The Wire.
Boardwalk Empire.

After that no other television drama really comes close which is either an indictment of television or a statement of how brilliant both shows are. Though there are excellent comedies like Arrested Development, Garth Marenghi's Dark Place, I'm Alan Partridge and others.

Also there's a literally dozens more I could name in each category (it really is so hard to pick favourites without implicitly spurning other equally meritorious or enjoyable things) but I don't want this list to get ostentatiously long.

chip5541
27th Mar 2011, 09:09
Really depends on my mood. I can range from Rock, country to new age or classical or even video games.

Some samples

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I feel this song in my soul

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Lets kick it up a notch

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E.L.O.

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While Not much beats older Ozzie this newer stuff kicks major A...

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Since this when I think Foo Fighters I think FMA.

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For when I am in a reflective mood.

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mentalkase
27th Mar 2011, 09:16
Bands:

1) The Beatles
2) Radiohead
3) The Pixies


Albums:

1) The Beatles - Revolver
2) Radiohead - Kid A
3) The Pixies - My own collection


TV shows:

1) QI
2) Lonely Planet
3) Press Gang


Movies:

1) 2001: A Space Odyssey
2) Blade Runner
3) Amelie


Books:

1) All Tomorrow's Parties - William Gibson
2) Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
3) Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

ThePrecursor
27th Mar 2011, 11:26
These are not necessarily my absolute favorites (and not in order either).

Bands/artists:
- Toxik
- Vangelis
- Allan Holdsworth
- Happy The Man
- Atheist
- Jefferson Airplane (their first three albums mainly)
- Greg Howe
- U.K.
- Bill Bruford
- Jason Becker
- Brand X
- The Ventures
more...

Albums:
- The Fusion Demos (Reb Beach)
- Omnidirectional (Scott Mishoe)
- Atavachron & Metal Fatigue (Allan Holdsworth)
- Think This ( Toxik)
- Crafty Hands (Happy The Man)
- U.K. (U.K.)
- Albedo 0.39 & Direct (Vangelis)
- Labyrinth (Kit Watkins)
- Introspection (Greg Howe)
- The Warning (Queensryche)
- Digital Dictator (Vicious Rumors)
- Focus (Cynic)
- Unquestionable Presence (Atheist)
more...

As you can see I'm big into progressive/jazz fusion, power/progressive metal, instrumental bands and the like, even though I like many more types of music.
Movies:
- Chinatown
- 12 Angry Men
- Last Tango in Paris
- Apocalpyse Now
- Taxi Driver
- Annie Hall
- Blade Runner
- Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Stopped Worrying And Love The Bomb
- Sunset Blvd.
- Pulp Fiction
- No Country For Old Men
- The Third Man
- The Deer Hunter
- Reservoir Dogs
- Fargo
- After Hours
- Goodfellas
- La Dolce Vita
- On The Waterfront
- Blue Velvet
- La prima notte di quiete
more...

Books:
- Flow My Tears... The Policeman Said (Philip K. Dick)
- Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (Philip K. Dick)
- Blacksad series (Juan Diaz Canales - graphic novels do count as books)

Himmelgeher
27th Mar 2011, 11:26
Bands:
1. Blink-182
2. Rise Against
3. Yellowcard

Albums:
1. Untitled- Blink-182
2. The Sufferer and the Witness- Rise Against
3. Green Album- Weezer

TV Shows:
1. Firefly
2. Doctor Who (Revival)
3. Supernatural

Movies:
1. The Boondock Saints
2. Memento
3. The Empire Strikes Back

Books:
1. The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. At the Mountains of Madness- H.P. Lovecraft
3. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain

68_pie
27th Mar 2011, 12:12
Music:
Bruce Springsteen
David Bowie
Frank Sinatra
Fleetwood Mac
Frightened Rabbit
Jimmy Eat World
Marcin Wasilewski Trio
Neil Young
Sam Cooke
Tomasz Stanko
Yes

Film:
Casablanca
The Big Sleep
The Lives of Others
The Hurt Locker
Vertigo
North by Northwest
A Prophet
Waltz with Bashir
Brick
Master and Commander
The Graduate
Narc

Film (Documentaries):
Dear Zachary (if you ever need to cry then watch this film)
Sleep Furiously
Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno
My Winnipeg
Spellbound
Man on Wire
The King of Kong
Marwencol

TV (Pretty much givenup on British TV other than BBC4):
Archer
Community
Dark Angel
Dexter
Rubicon
Southland
Spartacus
Supernatural
The Killing
Wallander
White Collar

Books/Graphic Novels:
Pattern Recognition - William Gibson
The Wheel of Time (series) - Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (only one book to go!)
Y: The Last Man - Brian Vaughn
Scott Pilgrim - Bryan Lee O'Malley
Cat's Cradle- Kurt Vonnegut
Pale Fire - Vladimit Nabokov

Podcasts:
Being a Dudecast
Doug Loves Movies
Criterion Cast
Fighting Talk
Mark Kermode's Film Reviews

Pretentious Old Man.
27th Mar 2011, 13:46
Well defended, POM.

I would argue that JSB was more influential in ushering in the new Baroque and redefining tonality (especially with the Well Tempered klavier/Clavier in which he flattened/sharpened/adjusted each note along the entire range of the harpsichord to accommodate every key) though I haven't listened to Purcell much at all - of course, musical tradition did not stop at the end of the 18th century, which seems to be as far along as any of the composers who you listed have lived.

I'm thinking my tastes lie more in the 20th century: Holst, Stravinsky, Alan Hovhaness, Glass, Villa-Lobos, and of course, Jazz or what actually should just be called "good music." But that's a whole 'nother discussion.

"There are only two kinds of music, good and bad" --Duke Ellington.

;)

sonicsidewinder
27th Mar 2011, 15:59
FabM1RJTkrY

How i feel before i'm out on a Friday night :cool:

ShadowRatchet6
27th Mar 2011, 16:17
Bands:

Movies:

1) 2001: A Space Odyssey
2) Blade Runner
3) Amelie


Holy **** Amélie was good. Very good storytelling. Also, excellent soundtrack. Just watched it yesterday and saw the genius in it.

TrickyVein
27th Mar 2011, 17:15
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Srosa
27th Mar 2011, 19:55
Heh, I was thinking of starting a thread like this yesterday, only with TV shows, films and books as well as music. How about we expand the thread a bit to cover everything? Otherwise we'll probably just get multiple similar threads over time.

So here we go, here's my top 3 bands, albums, TV shows, films and books:

Bands:

1) Pink Floyd
2) The Eagles
3) Coheed & Cambria


Albums:

1) The Wall - Pink Floyd
2) In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 - Coheed & Cambria
3) Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World


TV shows:

1) The Wire (seriously, watch it)
2) The Sopranos
3) Battlestar Galactica (reboot)


Movies:

1) 2001: A Space Odyssey
2) The Shawshank Redemption
3) Lost in Translation / Transformers (1986) (Couldn't decide)


Books:

1) Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
2) We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
3) One Day - David Nicholls

Stargate Universe is very nice too. Forgot to mention it? :p

Lady_Of_The_Vine
27th Mar 2011, 20:02
I didn't think I would see threads like that on this board. Come on, seriously? The only thing left is "asl" and we will have a regular thread of people spending too much time on internet. Besides, some of these choices are clearly show offs (look at me, I listen to...). It is nothing personal, but I just had to comment on that, this thread is ridiculous.

This kind of thread would normally be found in Community Chat section; but no harm leaving this one here for the locals. We'll see if it stays classy. :)

Ashpolt
27th Mar 2011, 20:09
Stargate Universe is very nice too. Forgot to mention it? :p

Never seen any Stargate beyond the original movie, tbh, and there's just too much of it now for me to want to start - especially when I've already got a pretty big backlog of TV DVDs to watch!

uberajnn
27th Mar 2011, 20:52
Bands:


Honorable Mentions: Cynic - Traced in Air



:thumbsup:

Did you catch them when they were in Istanbul?

pha
27th Mar 2011, 21:27
Did you catch them when they were in Istanbul?

I really wanted to, but I couldn't unfortunately. I'll be in the front row next time.

Deus_Ex_Machina
27th Mar 2011, 21:31
All I could think of at the moment. Sorry I put so many, I just have LOTS of favorites.



Favorite Bands: Metallica, Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, The Crystal Method, Guns 'n' Roses.

Favorite Music: Metal, Rock and SOME Techno.

Favorite Books: 1984, Animal Farm, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Snow Crash, The Watchmen (graphic novel), V For Vendetta (graphic novel), Confessions of an Economic Hitman, Of Mice and Men, War of the Worlds.

Favorite TV Shows: Heroes (season one ONLY), LOST, The Walking Dead, Supernatural, Generation Kill, Dexter, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Into The West, The Shield, Justified, Sons of Anarchy.

Favorite Films: The Dark Knight, Signs, Cloverfield, The Lord of the Rings (trilogy), Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Watchmen, V For Vendetta, American Psycho, Night of the Living Dead (original), Dawn of the Dead (original), Alien, Aliens, Che (2008), The Blair Witch Project, Blade Runner, The Matrix (trilogy), The Village, Secret Window, Leon: The Professional, Shooter, The Shining, Sunshine, A Scanner Darkly, The Thing, Prince of Darkness, They Live, Halloween (original).

Favorite Games: Deus Ex (original, both on PC and PS2), Metal Gear Solid (all of them), The Darkness, Alan Wake, Dragon Age: Origins, GTA series, Beyond Good and Evil, Duke Nukem 3D, Brothers In Arms series, Dead Space (original), Perfect Dark (N64), Mass Effect (original), Operation Flashpoint (original), Hitman series, Freedom Fighters, System Shock 2, Assassin's Creed series, Splinter Cell (the first three), Return To Castle Wolfenstein, Call of Duty (the first two), Doom 3, Red Dead Redemption, Call of Juarez series, Fable (the first two), Halo (the first two), Sonic Adventure, Dead Rising (original), Left 4 Dead (original), Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion, Resident Evil series (the first three, the Gamecube remake, Resident Evil 0 and Resident Evil Code Veronica), Deadly Premonition, AVP (original on PC in 1999), Max Payne series, Condemned: Criminal Origins, F.E.A.R. (original), Far Cry (original), Rainbow Six (the first three), Ghost Recon (the first two), Unreal Tournament (original), Half-Life (original), Batman: Arkham Asylum, Silent Hill (the first two), Red Faction (original, on PC and PS2), The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, The Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.

bukkit
27th Mar 2011, 21:32
music:

British folks : Aphex Twin, Autechre, Boards of Canada, Chris Clark
French folks : Justice
_________

films&books:

American Psycho, Fight Club
_________

animation:

Fantastic Planet (La Planete Sauvage)
Akira, GITS, Jin Roh, Mononoke

oh, and of course SUPERJAIL!

xAcerbusx
27th Mar 2011, 21:46
Favorite Movie: Blade Runner
Favorite Band: Bathory
Favorite Book: Atlas Shrugged
Favorite TV Show: Deadwood
Favorite Game: Thief II

TrickyVein
27th Mar 2011, 21:49
Might as well list everyone on the warp20 label, bukkit :)

bukkit
27th Mar 2011, 21:52
Might as well list everyone on the warp20 label, bukkit :)

true ;)

Srosa
27th Mar 2011, 21:53
Never seen any Stargate beyond the original movie, tbh, and there's just too much of it now for me to want to start - especially when I've already got a pretty big backlog of TV DVDs to watch!

What a shame.

Von Paulus
27th Mar 2011, 21:56
Well defended, POM.

I would argue that JSB was more influential in ushering in the new Baroque and redefining tonality (especially with the Well Tempered klavier/Clavier in which he flattened/sharpened/adjusted each note along the entire range of the harpsichord to accommodate every key) though I haven't listened to Purcell much at all - of course, musical tradition did not stop at the end of the 18th century, which seems to be as far along as any of the composers who you listed have lived.

Yes couldn't agree more. Well, for me, JSB is the peak of Baroque. I carry always with me, in my portable player, the Gould's last Goldberg Variations and the Partita 2 for violin.
But I too didn't list much Purcell beside Dido and Aeneas. Recently I've been rediscovering Vivaldi. Specially enjoying both the sacred and the profane cantatas.
I like this exchange of ideas, but always end with someone calling pompous and pretentious.

TrickyVein
27th Mar 2011, 21:59
I own a copy of NPR Listeners Encyclopedia of Classical Music.

Don't know if you can get more "pretentious" and "pompous" than that. ;)

Lady_Of_The_Vine
27th Mar 2011, 22:00
^
Very classy! :cool:

Ilves
27th Mar 2011, 22:09
While we're on the topic of classical music, here's some more soulfood. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiSiRAZRCVA)

ChrisVCB
27th Mar 2011, 22:21
And whilst we're on Favourite Music, i'm going to link to something i've been listening to solid all day today, because its awesome. It's only got 140 views and deserves so many more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sN-oYy77XE

Daft Punk + Deus Ex? :nut:

Ilves
27th Mar 2011, 22:29
Having a hard time distilling the Hong Kong theme from it, but it's in there allright. Catchy! http://cache.hyves-static.net/images/smilies/default/smiley_breakdance.gif

Lady_Of_The_Vine
28th Mar 2011, 00:30
^
Love the dancing smiley...

... and I love the tune, thanks for sharing ChrisVCB. Wish it was longer. :)

neoWilks
28th Mar 2011, 00:51
Oh boy, tough to narrow things down so much. I think, The Wire is really the only thing I can say is unequivocally a favorite. The show is simply perfect. I start trying to think of my favorite character and realize I love pretty much everyone. It'd been said, but if you haven't seen, then ******* rectify that immediately.

I love movies, but I'm really hard-pressed to pick any favorite. Charlie Kaufman is probably the best writer out there now, but I think of his films as "very, very good" rather than "best". Personal tastes, maybe. Synechdoche, New York is his latest (and the first he's directed himself). Funny, but I think it's probably the most depressing movie he's made.

I really like the idea of heist movies, too, but I find I'm not too impressed with most I see. Inside Man is probably the best recent heist flick. I enjoyed the Thomas Crown Affair remake, really slick beginning and ending. The sequels in the works. Not sure how I feel about the prospect of Old Pierce Brosnan and Old Rene Russo in a sexy, art-theft flick. Rififi is a very good old one. The near total silence of the heist is brilliant.

Since I can't really narrow it down, favorite films of last few years:

-Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5M8fNc68xCU&feature=related); Nic Cage is totally underrated and this movie was crazy. My favorite of last year
-Fantastic Mr. Fox; one of Wes Anderson's best. Should have won the Oscar, but Pixar has a ******* stranglehold on that award.
-Exit Through the Gift Shop; Banksy skewers like everything. No excuse not to see it, should be available on Hulu and Netflix.

As far as music goes, I used to be a metal fanatic (Manowar, Overkill, Judas Priest, Reverend Bizarre, etc), but I've been in a real ska/punk sort of kick recently. Classics like The Beat and The Specials are always cool. Been really into Sonic Boom Six (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-4KokEQDXQ). Great genre mashup seamlessly blending punk, ska, hip hop, hardcore. ****in' love it.

Ashpolt
28th Mar 2011, 02:02
Oh boy, tough to narrow things down so much. I think, The Wire is really the only thing I can say is unequivocally a favorite. The show is simply perfect. I start trying to think of my favorite character and realize I love pretty much everyone. It'd been said, but if you haven't seen, then ******* rectify that immediately.

Hooray! I'm not the only one! I totally get where you're coming from. I was tempted to add in another category in my list, of "Favourite thing overall", just for The Wire. I like that show more than I like Deus Ex or Pink Floyd. That's saying a lot. I'd put a bunch of memorable quotes here now except that most of them involve excess swearing, so I'll just go with this one:

McNulty: "You know what they call a guy who pays that much attention to his clothes, don't you?"
Bunk: "Mm-hmm. A grown up."

neoWilks
28th Mar 2011, 03:25
Hooray! I'm not the only one! I totally get where you're coming from. I was tempted to add in another category in my list, of "Favourite thing overall", just for The Wire. I like that show more than I like Deus Ex or Pink Floyd. That's saying a lot. I'd put a bunch of memorable quotes here now except that most of them involve excess swearing, so I'll just go with this one:

McNulty: "You know what they call a guy who pays that much attention to his clothes, don't you?"
Bunk: "Mm-hmm. A grown up."
Have you seen any of Treme? It's another drama (still running, I think) by David Simons. If I remember right it has the Bunk and Freeman in it, maybe some other folks from the Wire. Takes place in New Orleans. Deals with Musicians or something, I think, so it might not be quite the same vehicle for social commentary that the Wire was with it's insights into the police, school system, politics, etc. I've been meaning to check it out, haven't heard anything as far as reviews go.

Ashpolt
28th Mar 2011, 03:28
Have you seen any of Treme? It's another drama (still running, I think) by David Simons. If I remember right it has the Bunk and Freeman in it, maybe some other folks from the Wire. Takes place in New Orleans. Deals with Musicians or something, I think, so it might not be quite the same vehicle for social commentary that the Wire was with it's insights into the police, school system, politics, etc. I've been meaning to check it out, haven't heard anything as far as reviews go.

I haven't, but it's on my radar, I'm just waiting for the DVD / Blu-Ray release. After The Wire, Generation Kill and reading Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets (which I finished about 10 minutes ago!) I trust David Simon enough to buy something on the strength of his name alone.

Anyway, I'll PM you to continue this discussion. For anyone else reading this: Buy The Wire. Watch it. Go now.

MaxxQ1
28th Mar 2011, 03:42
Anyway, I'll PM you to continue this discussion. For anyone else reading this: Buy The Wire. Watch it. Go now.

Don't need to buy it. As I mentioned elsewhere, I work for Netflix and have a free account. I can either stream it to my computer, my brother-in-law's 360, PS3, or Wii, or have the dvd's mailed to my house in a day.

Doesn't mean I'm gonna, though. Not my thing. :rasp:

Ashpolt
28th Mar 2011, 03:55
Doesn't mean I'm gonna, though. Not my thing. :rasp:

....Is the response I get from literally everybody I recommend it to, except for the people who have already watched it, who respond with OMIGODIKNOWISN'TITTHEBESTTHINGEVERWEHAVETOTALKABOUTEVERYTHING!

I am a middle class white guy from England whose idea of taking drugs involves drinking cough medicine. If I can appreciate The Wire, pretty much anybody can. :rasp:

But Charlie Brooker explains it better than I do. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ2iGYwdEi8) And does so again, in more depth and with other people, starting here. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz99jZRqZwA&feature=related) As he says, "Sod your whole 'pfft, I don't care what The Wire is' attitude, you will get into it or die trying!"

But enough derailing this thread, even if it is for the very best of reasons! Anyone else want to tell us about their favourite stuff?

TrickyVein
28th Mar 2011, 06:44
While we're on the topic of classical music, here's some more soulfood. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiSiRAZRCVA)

Beautiful piece.

I love the human voice. Hauntingly beautiful. Do you know Arvo Part? Contemporary fellow whose music (probably along with John Tavener) brought the term "holy minimalism" into being. Really beautiful stuff - here's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIbwtzw8A7A)the Sanctus movement from Part's Berliner Masse.

You can physically feel the space between the notes - it's chilling - the back and forth between heavy, and brooding, almost marching forward, and the almost shimmering, frail strings/organ (depending on which version - the link on youtube is scored with strings) - the resolution of tension at the end of each "stanza" (or whatever) before repeating - it has a clean, brisk, purging quality.

OK! Enough of that. :)

AxiomaticBadger
28th Mar 2011, 15:07
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0Oh gods. Oh wow. This is just amazing, this song has awoken in me something that no other song has ever managed.
Actual, physical nausea.
This isn't a song, it's a prototype illuminati crowd suppression weapon. And possibly a war crime.

Music:
Dido (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKwBNIQOV8A)
Sleepthief (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWC1t_YzDsI)
Oceanlab (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myC77TiAlkA)
Amethystium (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9SUKTdTv7Y)
Faun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGE44cMWZ3I)

Films:
Dark City
Evil Dead 3
Serenity
Fifth Element
Highlander

Authors / Sequences: (Because I pretty much never read standalone novels)
Peter Hamilton - Void Trilogy
Robin Hobb - Tawny Man Trilogy
Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn Trilogy
Neal Asher - Spatterjay Series
Pretty much everything by Terry Pratchett.

Series:
Chuck
Firefly
A town called Eureka
Due South
Babylon 5


And two that really need to be mentioned: Starcrash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzfuNSpP0RA), and The IT Crowd (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rNgCnY1lPg).

AlexOfSpades
28th Mar 2011, 17:25
I'll just leave this here..

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sonicsidewinder
28th Mar 2011, 20:31
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SageSavage
28th Mar 2011, 20:34
+1 for La Bamba

MaxxQ1
28th Mar 2011, 21:47
Jp6j5HJ-Cok


+1 for La Bamba

Funny... he doesn't *look* like Lou Diamond Phillips...

:rasp:

Pretentious Old Man.
28th Mar 2011, 21:58
Right guys: man up.

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sonicsidewinder
28th Mar 2011, 22:28
Right guys: man up.

Bahaha!:lol: The Sweeney, mate.

Morse going sick back in the day. Alas...i was not of this world.

Me Mam watches it on ITV4. :D

AxiomaticBadger
29th Mar 2011, 13:16
On the other hand...
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mentalkase
31st Mar 2011, 02:56
Yes couldn't agree more. Well, for me, JSB is the peak of Baroque. I carry always with me, in my portable player, the Gould's last Goldberg Variations and the Partita 2 for violin.
But I too didn't list much Purcell beside Dido and Aeneas. Recently I've been rediscovering Vivaldi. Specially enjoying both the sacred and the profane cantatas.
I like this exchange of ideas, but always end with someone calling pompous and pretentious.

I don't see what's pretentious about liking Baroque music, I quite enjoy it myself. Not giving other forms of music (or any other art form) a chance because you think it's intrinsically inferior is snobbery, but I doubt very much anyone on this board is without some form of snobbery.

TrickyVein
31st Mar 2011, 04:01
He's being tongue-n-cheek, pal

Reven
31st Mar 2011, 16:02
I see P.O.M hiding up there with the Sweeney.

Have Some Avengers

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Ilves
31st Mar 2011, 19:31
Do you know Arvo Part? Contemporary fellow whose music (probably along with John Tavener) brought the term "holy minimalism" into being.


I actually own Pärt's Tabula Rasa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhzEFZnGWZ0) on cd but never got around to listen to it- I just gave it a spin, and in all honesty find it rather taxing... :o Modern classical music -besides Rautavaara- is uncharted territory for me, so I'm gonna need some time to get into it....

Piece you linked to is totally chilling, though. :thumb::thumb:

TrickyVein
31st Mar 2011, 20:04
By around the fifth minute in to Tabula Rasa, it begins to get a little too sparse. I guess you need to have that depth of religious understanding/dedication to be able to really enjoy it? Or feel absolutely desolate and miserable so that the music reflects your mood...

Listening to this kind of vocal music though might be the closest to a belief in a divine creator that I'm willing to go.

sonicsidewinder
7th Apr 2011, 12:38
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Motown baby!

sonicsidewinder
11th Apr 2011, 01:22
My Thread now :rasp:

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Reven
11th Apr 2011, 01:31
Kate Bush is so damn good...someone needs to 80's up this thread.

mentalkase
11th Apr 2011, 01:39
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I've always enjoyed this video, can't put my finger on why.

Reven
11th Apr 2011, 01:47
Excellent !. got any Cyndi lauper as well ?.

Ps. Something tells me that Kate bush is Pinky's kind of woman.

Edit. Might as well beat everyone to the punch.

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sonicsidewinder
11th Apr 2011, 02:30
Ps. Something tells me that Kate bush is Pinky's kind of woman.


Kate is/was my dad's fantasy woman when young. I dont blame him :P

Reven
11th Apr 2011, 02:42
Kate is/was my dad's fantasy woman when young. I dont blame him :P

I can't either, true beauty, talent and a magnetic personality what more can one man possibly ask for ?.

Here is one for My Lady Immortal.

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Ashpolt
11th Apr 2011, 03:17
I've just recently (read: as of Friday) got into Tracy Chapman. I've known Fast Car (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl6yilkU1LI) for a fair while (because it's brilliant) and was vaguely aware of Talkin' About a Revolution (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVKLmpALMFc) and Baby Can I Hold You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzIE3mRFypQ) (though sadly mostly due to the Boyzone cover....eurgh) but I'm really liking a lot of her other stuff too, with the following being standout tracks IMO:

Subcity:
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Bang Bang Bang:
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All That You Have is Your Soul:
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Reven
11th Apr 2011, 03:26
Say Ashpolt, everyone else is in bed so it looks like this thread is ours now.

Ashpolt
11th Apr 2011, 03:28
Say Ashpolt, everyone else is in bed so it looks like this thread is ours now.

Hooray! Don't know why that is, the Americans are 5-8 hours behind us, what's their excuse? :P

That said, I'm going to bed now, so you're on your own!

Senka
11th Apr 2011, 03:47
Or is he?

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sonicsidewinder
11th Apr 2011, 13:24
Baby Can I Hold You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzIE3mRFypQ)

Wow Ashpolt. Classic throwback.


(though sadly mostly due to the Boyzone cover....eurgh)

Same lol. I would've had about 6yrs to my soul.

sonicsidewinder
12th Apr 2011, 01:22
I'd like this thread to continue. Some really nice memories have come out of it so far.

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Reven
12th Apr 2011, 01:33
Something Romantic ?

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And some More Cyndi Lauper

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EbolaCola
12th Apr 2011, 08:14
Music
-Xploding plastix
-Vessels
-Timo Lassy
-Slowhill
-RJD2
-Quantic
-Nils Krogh
-Mr.Scruff
-Marc Moulin
-Luomuhappo
-Luke Vibert
-Gold Panda
-Free the Robots
-Frank Zappa
-Felix Laband
-EMU
-DJ Shadow
-Cujo
-Bonobo
-Unkle
-Tom Waits
-Massive Attack
-King Crimson
-Astor Piazzolla!!!

Films
-Leon
-The fountain
-Shawshenk Redemption
-Bringing out the Dead
-The Fall
-No Country for Old Men
-Pans Labyrinth
-Old Boy
-Limits of Control
-Matrix

Books / Comics

-Crooked Little Vein
-World War Z
-The Translator
-Naked Lunch
-Transmetropolitan
-Sandman
-The Walking Dead
-Planetary

I had a hard time to choose only few for each category, so i listed more than few :D
To be honest, still im not sure if this list is right. I'll roll whit it :)

Ashpolt
12th Apr 2011, 12:50
-Crooked Little Vein
-Transmetropolitan
-Planetary

Someone's a fan of Warren Ellis I see! Gotta admit that I wasn't that fond of Crooked Little Vein - to me, he seemed like he was trying to be shocking just for the sake of it - but I love a lot of his comics work, particularly Transmet, Planetary, The Authority (and his run on Stormwatch) and Orbiter.

Kvltism
12th Apr 2011, 15:21
Ugh, lists. I'm no good at this caper. My favourites tend to fluctuate.


someone needs to 80's up this thread.

I'll gladly drop a pile of 80s favourites. Some you might already love, others you may come to love... and you'll possibly feel glad to have avoided some of these tracks in the first place. :D


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mentalkase
13th Apr 2011, 02:50
Some of the stuff I like from all through the 80's

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AxiomaticBadger
13th Apr 2011, 12:45
Sooo we're doing Oldish stuff now, are we? That I can't watch because I live in germany sodding Youtube.
Fair enough...
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Aaaand, a bit if humour. Bask in the funny. BASK!
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Boxsmith
13th Apr 2011, 13:49
Favourite bands/musicians/composers:
- Cabaret Voltaire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gllp8gvwSI8)
- Amon Tobin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx4WslqPy34)
- Skinny Puppy
- Pig
- Johann Strauss
- KMFDM
- Parov Stelar
- Spahn Ranch
- Rammstein
- Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrkvAU7-AGA)
- Laurie Anderson
- Saint-Saëns

Albums:
- Foley Room (Amon Tobin)
- 2x45 (Cabaret Voltaire)
- Big Science (Laurie Anderson)
- Symbols (KMFDM)
- Nihil (KMFDM)
- Coco (Parov Stelar)

Movies:
- Pretty much everything by Kubrick, especially 2001
- Metropolis
- The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
- The Brainiac (entirely for the wrong reasons, mind you)
- Back to the Future

Books:
- Neuromancer
- Atmospheric Disturbances
- Clarke's Space Odyssey novels

I would've put Either/Or on that list, but I'm not sure why I like it. I read a great deal but not a lot of books stick with me, as you can probably tell. :hmm:

EbolaCola
13th Apr 2011, 14:40
Someone's a fan of Warren Ellis I see! Gotta admit that I wasn't that fond of Crooked Little Vein - to me, he seemed like he was trying to be shocking just for the sake of it - but I love a lot of his comics work, particularly Transmet, Planetary, The Authority (and his run on Stormwatch) and Orbiter.

Indeed Warren Ellis is my favorite writer of comic novels and i found his book also quite good, no probably the best, but good.

Also for some reason i forgot to put Desolation Jones on the list, one of the best comics by Warren. Oh and the new SuperGod is quite interesting.

Absentia
13th Apr 2011, 14:55
Musicians/Bands:
I tend towards proggy music because I'm a sucker for odd time, but more than anything I just appreciate stellar song-writing.

-Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, No-Man, Blackfield)
-Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, O.S.I)
-Elliott Smith
-Rush
-King Crimson
-Pink Floyd
-Oceansize
-Radiohead
-The Pineapple Thief
-Opeth
-Tori Amos (yeah, what of it!?)
-Ladytron

I also like a small selection of downtempo/ambient stuff - Bonobo, Kruder & Dorfmeister, TM Juke, Zero 7

Albums:
-Stupid Dream - Porcupine Tree
-Either/Or - Elliott Smith
-Traced in Air - Cynic
-The Shape of Punk to Come - Refused


VG Composers:
-Alexander Brandon (obviously)
-Michael Land
-Peter McConnell
-Jesper Kyd
-Sascha Dikiciyan
-Jeremy Soule
-Jack Wall
-Frank Klepacki

...I don't tend to remember movies very easily, or even be affected by them that much, crazy as that may sound. I'll skip them.

Books
-Neuromancer
-Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
-a bunch of stuff by Garth Nix, notably the 'Abhorsen' trilogy. Children's books I know, but they have too special a place in my childhood not to be mentioned.

sonicsidewinder
13th Apr 2011, 14:56
An 80's bar is THE choice for a night out in Liverpool, ses I. Plus you get to wear sunglasses at night. :cool:

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I find DX relevance in this one. (Jensen has just been augmented - Cue song...)

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Shralla
13th Apr 2011, 18:48
-Tori Amos (yeah, what of it!?)

There's nothing wrong with that. She makes beautiful music. :)

neoWilks
13th Apr 2011, 19:24
Anyone else watch Peep Show? David Mitchell and Robert Webb, the whole series is up on youtube. Finally got around to watching series 7 and it still ******* amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8zMlpqNLxI#t=5m53s

mentalkase
13th Apr 2011, 22:22
Anyone else watch Peep Show? David Mitchell and Robert Webb, the whole series is up on youtube. Finally got around to watching series 7 and it still ******* amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8zMlpqNLxI#t=5m53s

It's only the best show of the last 20 years that's all. Freakin' hilarious.

AlexOfSpades
14th Apr 2011, 16:38
Just had to mention this:

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I'm sure no one will ever care about this song, since there are other thousands in this page, but oh well

sonicsidewinder
17th Apr 2011, 23:52
Okay: Take me to the 90's. :cool:

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Alai
22nd Apr 2011, 04:31
My favorite book is "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card. Any sci-fi fans should read this.

Nyysjan
23rd Apr 2011, 08:32
My favorite book series is the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett.
No favorite Book in itself though, too many ood ones to start comparing.

Favorite TV i don't have (i never watch it anyway), well, maybe Darker than Black, or Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex animes but i did not use TV to watch those), or Irresponsibly Captain Tylor (hilarious)
Same for movies, fond of original trilogy Star Wars, and Batman Begins had that awesome warehouse fight scene.
Music would be Poets of the Fall i think (i listen to about anything).

Arbie
23rd Apr 2011, 08:50
Music at the moment:
Death from Above 1979, Electric Wizard, GZA, Protest the Hero, Parov Stelar
Always going to be a guilty pleasure but my favourite band is Coheed and Cambria

Books:
Faust/Eric, The Brothers Karamazov, The Dark Tower series

Movies:
Die Hard, Twin Town, Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers

Kvltism
23rd Apr 2011, 09:13
I saw Protest The Hero earlier this year; wasn't too impressed. Then again, they were playing with Kylesa, Trash Talk and High On Fire, and all three were fantastic.

sonicsidewinder
3rd Jul 2011, 17:06
bump.

bringing it all back like s club 7. :D

Reven
3rd Jul 2011, 17:38
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sonicsidewinder
4th Jul 2011, 19:33
^ Just CLASS! :D

HWZisnZ-RGE

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really get you boogieing on down.

And Toto lol

curtis ward
20th Jul 2011, 16:01
Bands/Musicians :

1.August Burns Red
2.Animals As Leaders
3.Yasunori Mitsuda
4.Misery Signals
5.The Reign of Kindo
6.Nujabes
7.Chick Corea
8.Nicolo Paganini
9.Guthrie Govan
10.Pat Metheny

Movies

1.Spirited Away
2.Ghost In The Shell
3.Magnolia
4.2001 : A Space Odyssey
5.The Prestige
6.12 Angry Men
7.21 grams
8.Inception
9.Seven Samurai

TV Shows :

1.Family Guy
2.I, Predator (Animal Planet)


Books :

'I'm not big into books' -JC denton