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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino Derval View Post
    The Dresden Dolls - "dark cabaret," quirky two-piece
    I adore The Dresden Dolls, as well as Amanda Palmer alone as a single artist.
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    This could take awhile, but I'll try to keep this list short. I'm a music fanatic and have a lot of music that I like.

    Rasputina, Zoe Keating, Voltaire, Amanda Palmer
    The Dresden Dolls, Karkwa, Catherine Major

    Lindsey Stirling- "hip-hop violinist" although I really wouldn't call her hip-hop more dance music.

    Michael Grimm, Arcade Fire, The Moody Blues, David Garrett
    Natalie Merchant, Sigur Ros, Heart, Eric Clapton, QUEEN

    Nightwish, Lacuna Coil, Within Temptation, Amorphis, Sirenia, Queens of the Stoneage, Adam Lambert

    Florence + the Machine, The Beatles, R.E.M, Radiohead, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, The Black Keys, The Cranberries

    Genesis, Imogen Heap, Jimmy Eat World, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Loreena McKennitt , Matson Jones, Jorane, Melissa Etheridge

    Natalie Macmaster, The New Pornographers, Peter Gabriel, The Police, Santana, Sarah McLachlan, Sonata Arctica, 10,000 Maniacs

    Sixpence None the Richer, Tarja, Simon and Garfunkel
    Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes, Grouplove

    I'll stop now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zefiris View Post

    1. Emilie Autumn (Without a doubt, the most creative and singer in the world today and she is so sadly underated. It's a shame she's not more well known )
    I know her, but why I didn't add her I don't know why
    I like her stuff quite a bit too. Also, my sister and friend know her as well.
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    Too many to name...

    Tool/APC
    NIN
    STP
    Creed
    Metallica
    Pink Floyd
    Korn
    Disturbed

    ...ok I'm just going to stop there, it's past my bedtime
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    Alotta Old School Stuff for me- bands and artists--

    Sinatra, Bennett, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Trane, Beatles, Stones, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Love the melodic compositions of Burt Bacharach, I like Dylan- I know many don't. Steely Dan- Didn't do much, but what they did is great. I like the Eagles- remind me of Dan but the West Coast version. I like Tom Petty a lot. Sheryl Crow's "Globe Sessions" is a classic album for me. Led was an amazing band- with Page and Plant- so many, so much music, I listen a lot- what helps me reconnect to a good place. I'm into Sirius Radio these days- some great stuff- especially like Deep Tracks, a station that plays more obscure stuff from the Classic Rock guys/gals. Petty and Dylan have their own shows. Their taste, as you might expect is transcendent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bebop View Post
    Steely Dan- Didn't do much, but what they did is great.
    ... agreed. Great instrumentals, along with the singing. One of these days I've got to pick up their albums so I can listen to their other, not-as-famous, stuff.

    My own favorite group is the Charles Mingus Quintet. I like that group so much that it's difficult to list any others alongside it. Music began and ended with them as far as I'm concerned.

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    Black Sabbath, Captain Beyond, Uriah Heep, Hawkwind, Gentle Giant, Return to Forever, Weather Report, Magma, Dream Theater, Drain STH, Metallica, Allan Parsons, Arch Enemy, Atomic Rooster, White Zombie/Rob Zombie, Savoy Brown, Robin Trower, The Stranglers, Nektar, Mott the Hoople, Montrose, Moody Blues, Linkin Park, Mahogany Rush, King Crimson, The Mars Volta, Kansas, Jethro Tull, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Electric Wizard, Flash and the Pan, The Chrystal Method, The Dictators, Blue Oyster Cult, Led Zepplin, The Monkees, Public Image Limited, Sharp Three, Santana, Rush, Tuxedomoon, ZZ Top

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    ... agreed. Great instrumentals, along with the singing. One of these days I've got to pick up their albums so I can listen to their other, not-as-famous, stuff.

    My own favorite group is the Charles Mingus Quintet. I like that group so much that it's difficult to list any others alongside it. Music began and ended with them as far as I'm concerned.
    When I was a kid, my father had a contact with a record label and got any album, on any label, free! We had rows and rows of LP's in our basement, all stamped- PROMOTION NOT FOR SALE. He was a big jazz guy so while my friends were listening to rock 'n roll, I was nose deep into jazz. My favorites right away were Miles and Trane. Just about wore out Trane's Plays for Lovers. His interpretation of Time After Time, I can still hum along with his improvisations. To me, what makes jazz guys great is when it's working, even for a line or two, they're creating stuff right on the spot that many times, is better than the original composition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bebop View Post
    When I was a kid, my father had a contact with a record label and got any album, on any label, free! We had rows and rows of LP's in our basement, all stamped- PROMOTION NOT FOR SALE. He was a big jazz guy so while my friends were listening to rock 'n roll, I was nose deep into jazz. My favorites right away were Miles and Trane. Just about wore out Trane's Plays for Lovers. His interpretation of Time After Time, I can still hum along with his improvisations. To me, what makes jazz guys great is when it's working, even for a line or two, they're creating stuff right on the spot that many times, is better than the original composition.
    ... Trane is awesome. I never get tired of listening to him. Giant Steps and Niama are two of my two favorites. I also love the free-jazz stuff he did towards the end. Yep. Improvisation is a vital ingredient. You're lucky to have had that treasure trove of records. I got into jazz from a college radio station I listened to and also from Looney Tunes. There are a fair number of jazz soundtracks to the cartoons, since many were made in the 40s and 50s :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing the Horizon View Post
    Nightwish (simply the epitome of music. Period.)
    Within Temptation
    Epica (I only choose Nightwish over them because Nightwish has more variety--Epica is pretty much the height of symphonic metal, with vocals for the ages)
    ...
    Sarah Jezabel Deva/Angtoria (a little on the emo side but her voice is amazing)
    ...
    Xandria (only band to ever do love songs actually worth listening to)
    ...
    Cradle of Filth
    We like a lot of the same bands, it seems. Nightwish, Within Temptation, Epica are all bands I adore. (I'm actually wearing a Nightwish T-shirt right now, funnily enough.)

    Those are all bands I got into after posting last in here, which is why I hadn't mentioned them before. Cradle Of Filth remains a top pick of mine. (I assume you know, and don't need me to tell you, that Sarah Jezabel Deva was guest vocalist with Cradle for a long time.)

    I've only heard a little of Xandria, but I may have to check them out some more.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty27 View Post
    Nightwish(Tarja Era Only. Their new stuff is okay but lacks the sheer epicness when Tarja was with them)
    Did you know Tarja has been releasing albums under her own name? I actually bought a Tarja CD before I bought a Nightwish one, and was blown away when I realised the connection there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zefiris View Post
    1. Emilie Autumn (Without a doubt, the most creative and singer in the world today and she is so sadly underated. It's a shame she's not more well known )
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