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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby krikitarmy » Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:54 am UTC

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby deathpangsofsorrow » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:22 am UTC

My top ten (no order):

Straylight Run
Jimmy Eat World
Making April
Mayday Parade
The Morning Of
Rookie of the Year
The Summer Obsession

For me, the only criterion for this list was that the artist had produced an album that, as a whole, truly moved me, made me think, and in some way affected my life. I love music and could name hundreds of bands that I love, but the ten above are special beyond just loving music. It's a combination of lyrics, music, and emotion that really gets me, and every one of these bands have that.

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Mzyxptlk » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:33 am UTC

Let's see now. In no particular order beyond the first three.

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Led Zep
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby aaron » Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:51 pm UTC

According to

Manic Street Preachers
Protest the Hero
Rilo Kiley
Against Me!
Ben Folds
Sufjan Stevens

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby neelakantankk » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:46 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:
Midnight wrote:>10 artists

Clearly, we should have sex.

I mean, once I've done neelakantankk.

Or we could just fuck it all and have an orgy. :P
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Midnight » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:13 am UTC

Felstaff wrote:
Midnight wrote:>10 artists

Clearly, we should have sex.

I mean, once I've done neelakantankk.

clearly. Cause really, liking ten artists only, or less, makes you some variety of retarded music sheep.

and those are not attractive to me.

edit: a three-man-orgy of all (presumably) straight men. Over music.
now that, that is attractive to me.
uhhhh fuck.

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Toeofdoom » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:54 pm UTC

Aethernox wrote:I must say that this is an excellent list.

Well thanks, actually I had noticed that your lists and were much closer to things I know and like than most peoples and it's all pretty damn good.

Interestingly many gaps in my list end up being because I haven't discovered the band yet, not that I don't like it, even when the band is quite well known.
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby OmegaLord » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:56 pm UTC

1. The Killers
2. The Decemberists
3. Keane
4. Death Cab For Cutie
5. Coldplay
6. Modest Mouse
7. Panic! At The Disco (I refuse to acknowledge their lack of exclamation)
8. Spoon
9. The Damnwells
10. Kaiser Chiefs

Just a strange list. I love them all dearly.
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Shadic » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:31 am UTC

Not in much of an order, whatever.

The Strokes
The Decemberists
The Flaming Lips
Jack Conte
Harvey Danger
The Shins

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby crucialityfactor » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:59 am UTC

Now THIS is a worthy question:

- The Matches
- Rise Against
- The Offspring
- Sum 41
- Ozma
- The Impossibles
- The Arrogant Sons of Bitches
- Don't Look Down
- Green Day
- So Many Dynamos

With nods to:

The Future Kings of Nowhere
Bon Iver
Immortal Technique
Motion City Soundtrack
The Slackers

I could go on and on...

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Megatriorchis » Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:28 am UTC

In no particular order:
Nine Inch Nails
Aphex Twin
David Bowie
Pink Floyd
Danger Mouse

With nods to:
Explosions in the Sky
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby col4bin » Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:54 pm UTC

This seems like the right spot for my first post.

In no particular order..

Pink Floyd
Talking Heads
Disco Biscuits
Thievery Corporation
My Morning Jacket
Bob Marley
Railroad Earth

Honorable mention:
Lemon Jelly
The Bays
Steely Dan
Sigur Ros
Iron & Wine
Band of Horses

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Qoppa » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:37 pm UTC

Currently (in no order because that's impossible):

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby AustrianAndI » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:19 am UTC

oh... let's see...

Cobra Starship
Faber Drive
Franz Ferdinand
Matchbox Twenty
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Kaiser Chiefs

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Stabable Offense » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:19 am UTC

Green Day
The Pietasters
Operation Ivy/Rancid
Less Than Jake
Against Me!
Death Cab for Cutie
Streetlight Manifesto
I Voted for Kodos
The Offspring
Bright Eyes

This is a bit of a mix of all time and what i'm currently listening to a lot.

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby korora » Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:20 pm UTC

From, since May 3rd '07, with playcounts. Standard disclaimer about drifting musical taste applies (natch).

1. Regina Spektor (567)
2. Beth Orton (547)
3. Cowboy Junkies (504) [I'd wager most people here know exactly one or zero songs by them...]
4. The New Pornographers (501)
5. Erin McKeown (490)
6. Rilo Kiley (463)
7. Hem (337)
8. Metric (319)
9. Spoon (293)
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby tryptanymph » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:53 pm UTC

Children Of Bodom
Gary Moore
Black Label Society
Paul Gilbert
Steve Vai
Dream Theater
Lamb of God

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby |Erasmus| » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:40 am UTC

Based on what i've been listening to recently...

Porcupine Tree
Hiromi Uehara
Blue Oyster Cult
Pink Floyd
Mike Oldfield
Dream Theater
Billy Joel
Deep Purple

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby arcana07 » Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:11 am UTC

Hi dere. A longtime xkcd fan who had to join this forum just for this topic, so that's something. I'm a big music fan but I've typically latched onto artists that haven't ever seemed to be considered "cool". See, for example, this list of longtime favorites (read: I've been into these artists since my preteen years):

Duran Duran
Spandau Ballet
Naked Eyes
Human League
Scritti Politti
Heaven 17

But I've found out that some other favorites of mine -- either old favorites from my early childhood I abandoned in early adolescence but picked up again later or favorites I developed later on in adolescence -- have been more critically accepted. This is a list of the top ten from that list:

Frank Sinatra
Glenn Miller
The Kinks
The Rolling Stones
The Four Tops
Gang of Four
The Fall
Josef K
The Scars

And then there are my most recent "personal favorite" discoveries. Not that many because I find that a lot about new music disappoints me (I guess I'm still an old person trapped inside a younger person's body), but there have been some newer discoveries I've latched onto:

Alden Tyrell
Chris Meloche
Sally Shapiro
Division of Laura Lee
Franz Ferdinand (though I consider them more of a "guilty pleasure" than anything)

I know I've posted way more than 10 artists, but music is really important to me, and this is the shortest encapuslation of what I particularly enjoy musically. And I haven't even touched the especially obscure stuff; rare/obscure New Wave and disco is what I particularly enjoy and I could go on forever with *that*. Hence my need to register for this board upon my viewing of this topic.
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Hollandb » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:55 am UTC

I don't see U2 on anyone's lists :o

Anyways, uhh here's mine:

Ben Folds
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sum 41
Barenaked Ladies
The Police
The Ramones

I know that isn't 10... but my mind is kind of blank right now.

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Cherry Kiss » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:03 pm UTC

From Autumn to Ashes
Jack Johnson
36 Crazyfists
The Number Twelve Looks Like You
Marilyn Manson
Across Five Aprils

Yeah I know I have eclectic taste, but it was really hard breaking it down to 10, and I'm not even sure its right.
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Themata » Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:29 pm UTC

My list always changes, but at the moment:

1. Strapping Young Lad
2. Devin Townsend
3. Opeth
4. Tool
5. A Perfect Circle
6. System of a Down
7. Paradise Lost
8. Iron Maiden
9. Arcturus
10. Foo Fighters

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Nemphael » Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:49 am UTC

(In some particular, although not necessarily important, order)
Elvis Presley
3 Doors Down
Koji Kondo
Poets of the Fall
Øystein Sunde
Sarah McLachlan
Toshio Masuda
Vienna Teng

Two of these artists are from Norway (Comedic genius Øystein Sunde and Alak (Who has some lovely Zelda covers/music for free on Then there's Koji Kondo and Toshio Masuda with music from Japan (Zelda/Naruto). And, well, the rest are international pop/rock artists.

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby scrt_rbt_agnt » Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:02 pm UTC

for some reason, i thought i had already posted in this thread. here are some bands i am currently dancing to in no particular order:

deerhunter/atlas sound
the arcade fire
animal collective
the microphones
the constantines
los campesinos
the hold steady
the beach boys
the flaming lips

my lastfm tells me that i'm also into:

xiu xiu
modest mouse
yo la tengo
the beta band
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Thomometophobia » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:42 am UTC

Hmmm.. No real order, my music is to varied to define them in an order of preference.

Say Anything :mrgreen:
Bob Dylan
The Subways
Regina Spektor
As Cities Burn
Joanna Newsom
The Datsuns
Ben Folds
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!

.. That's sorta placed by my play count on iTunes. But Say Anything is definitely number one.


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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Lt Greatsocks » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:16 pm UTC

1. Coheed and Cambria
2. The Prize Fighter Inferno
3. Steely Dan
4. Fall Of Troy
5. Gorguts
6. Bob Dylan
7. The Fiery Furnaces (Seeing them on the 8th. :D )
8. Jimi Hendrix
9. The Clash
10. The Arcade Fire. (I just started listening but I think I really like them.)
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby josephoenix » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:13 pm UTC

I've heard Sigur Ros and Mogwai from several people. Which, anywhere other than this forum, would normally surprise me.

My bands:

Coheed and Cambria [definitely number one, then all others are just random.]
Against Me!
Circa Survive
Dir En Grey
ムック [MUCC]
The Killers
Blaqk Audio
Tiger Army

[yes, i realize it's nine, but i don't have any other bands that are on the same level as these (aka i know all the words to at least 85%of the songs).]
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Cherry Kiss » Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:01 pm UTC

josephoenix wrote:Tiger Army

This is love that I have for you. I had completely forgotten about them. Yay! for rediscovery!
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Oflick » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:43 am UTC

Hard, but I'll try:

Dire Straits
Frank Zappa
System of a Down
Faith No More
Alice in Chains
Naked City
Mr. Bungle

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby rubber314chicken » Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:30 am UTC

no particular order... that'd be even harder....

Dream Theater
Symphony X
Liquid Tension Experiment
Sonata Arctica
Iron Maiden
Bob Dylan
Pain of Salvation
King Crimson
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby oohal » Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:45 pm UTC

According to

1. Assemblage 23
2. VNV Nation
3. Colony 5
4. Boom Boom Satellites
5. Apoptygma Berzerk
6. Neuroticfish
7. Ensiferum
8. Machinae Supremacy
9. Placebo
10. Tool

Which is more or less what I listen to, but I'd swap Tool for Apocalyptica.

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Sandry » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:06 pm UTC

Huh. oohal, that list is pretty much pure awesome, except for three artists I haven't heard of, which makes me wonder if perhaps they, too, are pure awesome.

Any particular recommendations from Colony 5, Boom Boom Satellites or Ensiferum?
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Sea Ferring » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:29 am UTC

(No Particular order)
Bob Dylan
Animal Collective
Violent Femmes
The Pixies
The Butthole Surfers
Soul Coughing
The Unicorns
Oingo Boingo
Iron Maiden

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Immortal_Z » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:43 am UTC

Sans order,
Modest Mouse
The Beatles
The Who
Green Day
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Bob Dylan
Black Sabbath (when the mood strikes)
An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Alefgard » Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:34 am UTC

Amon Amarth
The Absense
Heaven Shall Burn
Ash and Elm (A band I can say you haven't heard of)
Led Zeppelin
Blind Guardian

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby TheAmazingRando » Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:02 am UTC

Alefgard wrote:Ash and Elm (A band I can say you haven't heard of)
No you can't. A friend of mine knows one of the members, or at least used to.

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby sje46 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:31 am UTC

Immortal_Z wrote:Sans order,
Modest Mouse
The Beatles
The Who
Green Day
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Bob Dylan
Black Sabbath (when the mood strikes)

I like your list because I actually know all the bands
(except for Frenchy there)
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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby Guy_At_A_Keyboard » Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:38 pm UTC

Elvis Costello
The Kinks
The Decemberists
Tom Waits
Bob Dylan
The Weakerthans
Talking Heads
Sufjan Stevens
Modest Mouse

Honorable Mention:
The Pogues
Pink Floyd
The Beatles
Belle & Sebastian
Ben Folds
Simon & Garfunkel
Death Cab
The Arcade Fire
Art Brut

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby LittleKey » Mon Dec 01, 2008 6:38 pm UTC

More of a list of the first 10 artists i could think of that i enjoy a lot. deciding on a real top 10 would take a long time for me.

-Killswitch Engage
-Red Hot Chili Peppers
-Jack Johnson
-Jason Mraz
-System of a Down

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Re: Top 10 Artists

Postby novax6 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:31 am UTC

Themata wrote:My list always changes, but at the moment:

1. Strapping Young Lad
2. Devin Townsend
3. Opeth
4. Tool
5. A Perfect Circle
6. System of a Down
7. Paradise Lost
8. Iron Maiden
9. Arcturus
10. Foo Fighters

Nice man, I'm a big Devin Townsend fan myself, he's a genius. I also wish I could fit Arcturus in my list because they're amazing as well...

There is no way i could pick just 10, but based on my current listening:
-Devin Townsend (both DTB, Ocean Machine, and SYL)
-Ensiferum (and by extension Wintersun)
-High on Fire
-Amon Amarth
-Candlemass (or maybe Solitude Aeturnus...tough choice)
-Neurosis (or maybe Isis, or Cult of Luna)

....I'm not happy with that, but it will do for now.

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