20 Oct 2009, 16:37 by RC_Mowgli
10 Jul 2009, 15:43 by Alewhatsername30 questions about the first 30 artists of my library. Yeah, I was bored to death XD
1. How did you get into 29?
Hans Zimmer » The Gladiator, I think. And King Arthur, too. He's a great composer.
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
Blind Guardian » Nightfall In Middle Earth =w=
3. How many albums by 13 do you own?
Muse » Absolution
4. What is your favourite song by 15?
Kamelot » March of Mephisto (but I have to mention Un Assassino Molto Silenzioso, too <3)
5. What is your favourite song by 5?
Evanescence » Going Under
6. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
Within Temptation » Gothic Christmas
7. What is your favourite song by 10?
Disturbed » The Game
8. What is a good memory you have involving 30?
Iron Maiden » covering Fear of the Dark with my band
9. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy?
Sound Horizon » 冥王
10. How many times have you seen 25 live?
YUI » Never, and I don't think I'll ever go to see her live (unless I transfer to Japan…
8 Nov 2008, 08:32 by nDroaeUPDATE: Current favorite female (and male) vocalists here :)
This was written in June 2008 for friends who generally don't know symphonic/gothic/female-fronted metal/rock or whatever it is. Thus it is a general introduction, rather than a defense for you, dear reader, who probably already have opinions on all of these noble women. But if you're just starting to listen to the aforementioned kinds of music, you may find this helpful. It's a numeric ranking based on how many plays I had in June of each singer. I had to factor in plays of certain songs by certain bands (Nightwish, Theatre of Tragedy) to figure this out, making it unlikely I'll ever do it again.
1. Liv Kristine of Norway
Liv Kristine Espenaes Krull was the original singer of Theatre of Tragedy; she sings with her husband in his death metal band, Atrocity; she leads the symphonic metal band Leaves' Eyes; and she has a solo career as a pop singer.
27 Jun 2008, 19:17 by SoshialPost-rock artists:
1) Sigur Rós
2) Explosions in the Sky
3) God Is An Astronaut
4) A Silver Mt. Zion
5) Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Neoclassic / new age / ambient artists:
1) Alexandre Desplat
2) Ludovico Einaudi
3) Paul Schwartz
7) Jeff Beal
8) Zbigniew Preisner
9) Yann Tiersen
10) Алексей Айги
11) Max Richter
13) Philip Glass
14) Secret Garden
15) Klaus Badelt
16) Bruno Coulais
II. Very good:
18) Anne Dudley
19) Rondo Veneziano
20) Sylvain Chauveau
21) E.S. Posthumus
23) Divine Works
24) Dario Marianelli
28) Hans Zimmer
29) Harry Gregson-Williams
30) Jeremy Soule
31) Kevin Kern
Out of genre:
Carbon Based Lifeforms
18 Mar 2008, 17:10 by zoepapiliaI've made a list of artists recommended to me through the scripts in my previous 2 posts:
removed the artists I am already familiar with, resulting in a list of recommended artists that are completely new to me (I may or may not have heard of them, but never listened to them.) Asterisks indicate artists that were repeated multiple times between lists.
AND here they are...
Ben Del Maestro
Don Davis *
Harry Gregson-Williams *
Hot Hot Heat
JUDY AND MARY
James Newton Howard *
Jerry Goldsmith *
Jon Oliva's Pain
Leaves' Eyes *
Meg & Dia
22 Feb 2008, 07:36 by JitterroI binge on songs. Like crazy. Most of the time, this leads to my sampling some of the artist's other songs and gradually developing a fondness for his/her/their work.
Sometimes, however, I'm not that fond of the artist's work in general, and in a few cases, I might even believe the artist's overall work to be total crap. What can say, though? Some songs are so catchy that I just can't get rid of them. This has led to my charts being quite unbalanced.
Artists that have made it onto my Top Artists chart solely because I binge(d) on one, two, or three of their songs:
Songs to wear pants to - Okay, this isn't entirely accurate. Andrew actually has a massive amount of songs that he wrote at the requests of numerous people who sometimes make rather odd demands (such as a cover of Experimental Film in a bizarre style the requester called "Celtic/punk." The end result was somewhat obnoxious). Since the vast majority of his songs are a minute or less in length, he shot up my charts quite rapidly. …