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sk8er punk
19th Mar 2003, 23:03
Just curious to find more good artists...

Here are mine:

1 - Milla Jovovich (the divine comedy, the peopletree sessions)
2 - Kelly Osbourne (shut up)
3 - Good Charlotte (the young and the hopeless)
4 - Bif Naked (bif naked, i bificus, 5 songs and a poem, purge, and the talking one)
5 - Avril Lavigne (let go)(I still like her even if she is a poser)

Say the albums you have too plz:)

20th Mar 2003, 00:13
I don't know if you want individuals, but here are some of my fav. bands.
1. Black Sabbath (Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath and Paranoid)
2. Megadeth (Countdown to Extinction and Rust in Peace)
3. Rammstein (Sehnsucht)
4. Project 86 (Drawing Black Lines)
5. Mötley Crüe (Shout at the Devil)

20th Mar 2003, 01:54
Milla Jovovich: SHE SINGS!?!?! Huh!? I loved her in 'The Fifth Element' and 'Resident Evil' (that skirt! Daaaamn!!!).

Kelly Osbourne: AHAHAHAHAH!!! That song is so funny: "Bla blabla blablablablaaaah!"\

Bif Naked: She absolutely ROCKS!!! She's got this really special voice and her music is so great... Her lyrics are really deep too. I loved her album "I Bifficus". I like the songs "Any Day Now", "Chotee", and "Lucky Ones"... She's got a bit of an Indian tinge too... And SHE'S CANADIEN!!!

My Picks...

1. Alanis Morisette
2. U2
3. The Cranberries
4. Linkin Park
5. Eminem

*Bonus: Massive Attack
*Bonus #2: Prodigy

This is so hard... Picking 5 artists...

20th Mar 2003, 09:23
You young whippersnappers are gonna luv this .... my top 5 (and I have to say this changes frequently)

1. Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered .... by Ella Fitzgerald (in my opinion, THE definitive version)
2. She Loves You .... The Beatles (still gets me boppin' after all these decades)
3. Cry Me A River .... by Julie London (many have tried, but only Julie does it for me)
4. Losin' My Mind ... sung by Mel Torme (the old Sondheim song, but only Mel's version GETS to me)
5. The Nearness of You ... Norah Jones' version on her album. For some reason this song and the say she sings it, is stuck in my head.

20th Mar 2003, 09:58
In no order whatsoever:

U2: 'Elvis Presley and America'

Nine Inch Nails: 'Closer' (all variant mixes thereof)

Led Zeppelin: 'Ramble on'

Janes Addiction: 'Jane Says'

Nina Simone: 'Sinnerman'

Favourite performers and my fave songs from each.

20th Mar 2003, 10:18
I have some odd ones myself:

Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins)
Matt Johnson (The The just because of 'Soul Mining')
Morrissey/Jonny Marr (The Smiths)
Heppner/Reinhardt (Wolfsheim)
Marc Almond

A single song doesn't make an Artist my all time favorite. :p

The Godfather
20th Mar 2003, 13:02
Originally posted by GoranAgar
A single song doesn't make an Artist my all time favorite. :p

No? And what about "Hotel California" by the Eagles then? :p

Anyway - here are mine (in no particular order whatsoever):

* Roxette
* Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler (going solo)
* Martina McBride
* Shania Twain
* Faith Hill

just falling out of the top 5:

* Crash Test Dummies (only the first 3 albums however ... :( )
* Queen (only the 2 greatest hits-albums & Made in Heaven)
* AC/DC (but only from the mid '80s on - I dislike them back in the '70s)

20th Mar 2003, 13:20
Genres anyone? No one crosses over? Ah hell, I have to give best of in genres I'm afraid. :rolleyes:

At the moment:

Ella (Jazz)

Billy (Blues)

Cash (Country)

Eminem (Rap)

Rammstein (Loud)

Kate Bush and/or DeadCanDance and/or CocteauTwins (Art)

Catherine Wheel and/or Remy Zero (Rock)

Wolfsheim and/or Shriekback (Pop)

Enya or McKennit (New Age)

Lightfoot (Folk)

Rogers and Hammerstein (Musicals)

Hovhaness and/or Vaughan Williams and/or Holst (New Classical)

...incomplete....all is subject to change, but all is real at the time of posting.

To limit oneself to being crazy about music from just one branch is....crazy. There is SO MUCH good music out there. And you can't close your ears, so listen.

Can I go back to sleep now?

20th Mar 2003, 19:08
I love the female voice but don't generally care for the male voice, so my list is somewhat biased.

Enya........ 'Cursum Perficio'
Kate Bush.......'Wow'
Lesley Garrett........ 'Dome epais' (duet from Lakme - Delibes)
Yungchen Lhamo....... All
Bjork....... 'Human behaviour'

Tomb Raider Fan
20th Mar 2003, 21:16
Ok here are my 5 greatest artists of all time. They are a diff 2 yours cos i like trance music :)

1). DJ Tiesto
2). Push
3). Trance Allstars
4). DJ Irish
5). Ferry Corsten


20th Mar 2003, 21:25
- I love Enya and Laureena McKennitt... If you like that kind of mysterious celtic Irish music... Try some 'DEAD CAN DANCE'!!! You hear the heavens in their music!!!

- BJORK!!! Man she rocks... I love experimental music...

- I think Marilyn Manson is also great.

- I dunno much about trance... I like more hard edged techno/jungle/breakbeats n stuff... Anyone like BT, Dj Diesel Boy etc?

20th Mar 2003, 22:02
Originally posted by dhama
I love the female voice ...
And Liz Fraser is not in your list? :eek:

20th Mar 2003, 22:16
Originally posted by dhama
I love the female voice

Originally posted by GoranAgar
And Liz Fraser is not in your list? :eek:

Or me?? :eek:

:D Hehehehe! ;)

Originally posted by Cyber_Punk_303

....Didn't I say that? ;) Look under "(Art)" :D
"..while soft wind shook the barley..."

Ok, ok, I'll go back to sleep again. :p

20th Mar 2003, 22:46
Originally posted by GoranAgar
And Liz Fraser is not in your list? :eek:

Ah, she be the cute one from the Carry on films me thinks, but can she sing? I've never heard her..... :confused: ... and Catsuit i'm sure you have the voice of a heavenly choir, but alas...... I have to make do with thine scribblings........ :(

20th Mar 2003, 23:40
Hmmmmm let me see

1. Bon Jovi - (fave album - Keep the Faith, fave song - One Hundred Years, not from Keep the Faith album funnily enough.)
2. Bryan Adams - (fave album - The Best of Me, fave song - Cloud No. 9).
3. London Symphony Orchestra's soundtrack to the movie Braveheart.
4. Texas - (fave album - White on Blonde, fave song - Breathless)
5. Iron Maiden (with Bruce) - (fave album - The Number of the Beast & fave song the same)


21st Mar 2003, 07:39
Originally posted by dhama
Ah, she be the cute one from the Carry on films me thinks, but can she sing? I've never heard her..... :confused: ... and Catsuit i'm sure you have the voice of a heavenly choir, but alas...... I have to make do with thine scribblings........ :(
Liz Fraser is the singer of the band 'Cocteau Twins'. And she is the closest thing to an angel (except for my wife of course).

Want a sample of the Cocteau Twins? I recommend:

'Iceblink Luck'
'Heaven or Las Vegas'

21st Mar 2003, 17:58
The Stones
The Ramones
Louis Prima
Siouxie and the Banshees
Reverend Horton Heat

Lil Lara
21st Mar 2003, 22:53
man, all these bif naked fans running around here. how wonderful! she is awesome. i've only heard a few songs, but i like 'em. she's sxe, like myself, too. :D

ah, only 5 to list? too hard but here i go...

--sublime. all time favorite band ever. i suppose 40 oz or Second Hand Smoke are my top picks of their albums.
--poe. haunted is brilliant. and so is hello. but haunted more so.
--less than jake. i absolutely love hello rockview. such a great cd.
--no doubt. anything from them off of tragic kingdom and prior to. the rest of their albums are ok.
--skankin' pickle. i love all of their albums.

ok so there are my top five but here are so bands that i cant leave off-- suicide machines, minor threat, bad brains, goldfinger, suicidal tendencies, fiona apple, madonna, silverchair, conjure one, custom...i could go on for awhile but i'll just leave it at that. ;) :D

22nd Mar 2003, 00:08
*Norah Jones
*Bon Jovi
*Shakira :D
*Dixie Chicks

*Come Away with me in the night
*Gonna live my life everyday
*Underneath your clothes, there's an endless story
*Our love will never end, waitin' for the soldier to come back again
*And I'm the one who jaded you!


There are other artists, but I'm not going to go into them right now. :p

22nd Mar 2003, 08:04
Originally posted by GoranAgar
Liz Fraser is the singer of the band 'Cocteau Twins'. And she is the closest thing to an angel (except for my wife of course).

Want a sample of the Cocteau Twins? I recommend:

'Iceblink Luck'
'Heaven or Las Vegas'

Thanks Goran, i'll be looking at those (with my ears :D ), but I still think the Liz Frazer of Carry on films was cute in her day. ;)

23rd Mar 2003, 12:24
It's difficult to choose only five, heh...

1. Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
2. Bif Naked
3. Rivers Cuomo (Weezer)
4. Ben Kweller
5. No Doubt

Blind Intentions
24th Mar 2003, 04:39
I like the song closer too, esp the Madonna version ;)

Mine are
1. Bif Naked :D
2. Alanis Morissette (older stuff mainly, hate her new CD)
3. Fuel
4. Dashboard Confessionals
5. Missy Elliot

I love myself today :p

24th Mar 2003, 07:02
Originally posted by Blind Intentions
I like the song closer too, esp the Madonna version

You made that up, right? :eek:

Blind Intentions
24th Mar 2003, 07:27
Originally posted by GoranAgar
You made that up, right? :eek:

My bad, I meant remix version... She only says 2 words, but it's still *ahem* interesting.

25th Mar 2003, 14:31
Pink Floyd!!!!!!!
Van Halen/Queen/AC DC/Ozzie/Styx/Rush/Kinks!!!!!!!!

Alan Parsons Project
Fleetwood Mac
Dire Straits

Pousette Dart Band
Steely Dan

David Bowie
Billy Joel
Boz Scaggs
Elton John
Neil Young

Lynyrd Skynyrd
ZZ Top
Marshall Tucker
Pure Praire League
Ms.Twain/ Ms. Hill

I know, I'm old!!!!!!!
What can I tell ya, For the most part.... It's only Rock and Roll, and I like it, like it, yes I do.


25th Mar 2003, 19:46
I tend to like electronica, alt rock, lounge pop and classical the most out of all genres.

I love many artists here and there, even if I don't like every single song they come out with. Therefore, I don't have a top 5. Some songs I recommend:

Air - Playground Love; also Sexy Boy, one of their old songs which practically everyone knows (lounge pop/elec)
Amok - Energy [Rave Mix] (elec)
DJ Scott Henry - Are you ready to flow; The Raver Song (elec)
ATB - 9pm ['Til I Come] (elec)
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Face to Face (from Batman Returns)
The White Stripes - Fell in love with a girl (this one cracks me up every time I hear it after having seen these punk kitties: http://www.rathergood.com/punk_kittens/)
Evanescence - Fields of Innocence; Lies; Even in Death; (rock/elec/goth)
Ja Rule - Furious (rap)
Theme from the movie Hackers (elec)
Radiohead - I might Be Wrong (rock)
Natalie Imbruglia - Identify (from the movie Stigmata)
Marilyn Manson - Love Song (alt rock)
BT - Never gonna come back down; Race Wars (elec)
Project Medusa vs. Exor - Moonshine, parts 1 and 2 (elec)
Molotov - Pocas Palabras (Latin rock/rap)
Paulina Rubio - Sexi Dance (Latin pop)
Saliva - Superstar (alt rock)
Scooter - The Logical Song (elec)
Primer 55 - This Life (alt rock)
Nick Warren - Turn Me On [Bedrock Mix] (elec)

And that's about it! :)

DJ Tech
26th Mar 2003, 16:26
Only five? Forget that! :D

let me start by saying that Polar_Andromeda has great taste in music!

My list:

DJ Shadow
DJ Tiesto
nine inch nails
The Strokes
Layo & Bushwhacka!
So Solid Crew
Artful Dodger
The Ramones
Miles Davis
John Coltrane
Paul Oakenfold
Carl Cox
Dilated Peoples
The Roots (not Nappy Roots)
DJ Ferry Corsten
The Clash (especially London Calling)
Groove Armada
Bob Marley and the Wailers
King Britt
The Skatalites
The X-Ecutioners
The Hives
The Raveonettes
hed P.E.
Our Lady Peace
Beastie Boys
Sigur Ros
Authority Zero
DJ Johnny Vicious
Bad Boy Bill

......and that's just the beginning. :D

14th Apr 2003, 21:14
these arent in order...


anything echoey is wat i like...

oh and i hate pop boybands like linkinpark pod limpbizkit etc

15th Apr 2003, 12:25
Frank Zappa & the Mothers.......early stuff mainly.
Oninc.....great Aussie rap.
Groove Amarda........can't get enough of this stuff.
The Donnas.........Try to keep your head still.
The Androids......I'd like to do it with Madona!!!!

And maybe George,Faithless and Eminem in between the lines.

15th Apr 2003, 20:00
I just stumbled onto this site. Wow!!!! It's pretty cool.;) Anyway...here's my top5.

1. Beatles
2. Elton John
3. Tori Amos
4. Crowed House/Neil Finn Solo as well
5a. Jellyfish
5b. George Winston
5c. Sarah Mclachlan
5d. Barenaked Ladies (not just because of the name either!):D
5e. Yanni (I wish I was joking, but I'm serious.)

I was inclined to include "Megadeath", but if you look at my choices above it just doesn't seem to fit.;)

PS. I wouldn't know a "Megadeath" song if you hit me over the head with it. In fact, that's the only way I'd ever listent to it.

PPS. Nice to read your guys again...it's been a while.