Okay, so I'm bored, and with little else to do, I decided to comment on my having played 20,000 songs on this here last.fm thing.
Well damn. I haven't even listened to Muse in at least six months. Maybe a song here or there, but hardly enough to have them this high on my charts still.
They're good though. Just not what I'm in to now.
14.) A Perfect Circle
Ditto for APC as it is for Muse.
Still a great band, just not my style now.
13.) Charlotte Church
Ka-boom! She explodes out of nowhere, and gets a high position on my charts. Then I get sick of her pop album really quickly, and stop listening to her. *shrug*
Now that's what I'm talking about. Steady climbing for these amazing four musicians over the next few months.
With a new album on the way, they are certainly going to do very well in my charts, as well as other peoples.
11.) Modest Mouse
One of those bands I need to listen to more, but just don't. They are awesome. Quite totally awesome. I often have trouble describing them to people. "Poppy, rockish, strange, somewhat drug inspired, ranty, cool music". Doesn't have a good ring to it.
And I refuse to describe them as "indie". That is a stupid term to try to describe music. It has so many conotations, and it's far better to describe music based on the simple things. Guitars, drums, strings, vocals. Describe these to me, don't use "indie" god damn it.
Ah, the real stars of the show! The top ten!
10.) Explosions in the Sky
Some of the most amazing instrumental post-rock music out there. Music I'm listening to while typing this even.
It fits so many situations, and if I had to have bands (and could get ideal bands to do it) write a soundtrack to my life, there would be some Explosions in the Sky on there.
How they do all the things they do with ordinary instruments is beyond me.
9.) Conjure One
Ah, how the mighty have fallen. I'm really not into Conjure One anymore, as the time where I needed Mr. Fulber's help seems to have gone away.
I should put some on one day, see if the vocal electronic mixture of Conjure One still holds any interest for me.
8.) Queens of the Stone Age
One of the bands I like, but don't listen to in many moods. They rank with some of the best modern rock bands, but I just can't seem to enjoy them all the time.
Songs for the Deaf, incidentally, was one of my favourite albums of 2005.
7.) Ray Montford
Another incredible artist. Lately, however, I've been growing away from music I've listened to a lot. Ray Montford is someone I'd suggest everyone give a chance. His music can bring forth incredible emotion, and he is an amazingly good guitar player and overall artist.
His music is almost completely instrumental, and is the perfect music to bring to the forefront, and to function as a background if you need it.
6.) Tom Waits
Ah the incredible gravely voiced man. A few years ago, I wanted to be able to sing like him. Now that I realize the life he's lived to get a voice like his, I think I'm happy with my own voice.
He's still amazing though.
5.) The Tea Party
How many bands have saved your
life? They saved mine. No, no one hears that story. I can count how many people know what happened on one hand, and I intend that to stay that way.
Amazing rock band.
I still feel that if they'd stayed together and gone down the right roads, they could have been the next Led Zeppelin.
4.) Nine Inch Nails
Oh yes. Angst rock! Er. Industrial music. <3 Trent.
One of the few trip-hop acts to stay on my charts. I still think Lunik are the best band you've never heard. Artists from Europe rarely get to make a splash in North America. A pity.
And holy crap! I just checked their website, and realized they are in the studio right now!
Arguably my favourite band, considering they have only one album out for now (new on on May 30th!) and are just short of 1150 plays on my chart.
They still seems to have fused the best aspects of pop music with the lightest elements of industrial music. From what I've heard, the concert they had this past weekend showcased some much more pop oriented songs, but I'm okay with that.
I can't wait.
Also, arguably my favourite band. Considering that in the span of a few months I've played them 1200 times...I've said all I can say about Mogwai. I post about them anytime I do a weekly chart, because they end up near the top.
So, in my top fifteen it appears I only have four predominately female vocal bands (if you count Conjure One). I also have three bands that play primarily instrumental music.
I also don't think there is a single band in the fifteen that doesn't use a guitar on at least one song.
Hurrah. Analysis done.
Time has been eaten.
End of journal.