I used to do this thread sort of on Oscar Buzz, and it's a good way to see what people like and some sort of connections, but it only works if you actually pick the "core" artists for you that make up your taste, otherwise you're just listing everything you like .
Say between 5 and 10, the stuff that sort of reflected your personality or worldview
Stones 68-72 Replacements 83-87 Big Star 74-75 (2nd and 3rd albums) Elvis Costello 77-80 Dylan Johnny Thunders/NY Dolls/Heartbreakers 73-78 Ramones 76-77 Stone Roses 87-89 (assorted pre-debut album singles and that debut itself and periphery stuff of the time)
And then there's some like Bowie and The Smiths where I don't care for a lot of their work, but their best songs are REALLY FUCKING GOOD.
I feel that way about Bowie too. Some great songs (Life on Mars, Heroes, Changes, Space Oddity, Ziggy Stardust, Rock n roll Suicide) but I don't think any of the albums are great. I haven't heard the weird shit he did with Eno, though, I'd probably like that.
Punk — everything from ’77 …and now a considerable favorite / can’t stop listening to them: The Cramps
77 is probably my favorite year for rock music. Nevermind the Bollocks, Marquee Moon, My Aim is True, The Clash and The Damned's self titled debuts, two Ramones albums. Would have been a great time to be 18 or 19 and just getting seriously into rock music with all that exciting new music coming out.
My favorite artists with my favorite period for them-
Radiohead- 95-97 The Beatles- 66-70 The Rolling Stones- 68-72 The Kinks- 67-70 John Coltrane- 59-64 Miles Davis- 59-70 Blur- 97-03 Queen- 74-78 Elvis Costello- 77-82 Arcade Fire- Funeral, The Suburbs, and Reflektor
Post by PromNightCarrie on Aug 18, 2017 20:40:05 GMT
The Velvet Underground's music represents my taste in rock music better than any band, I believe. Wu Tang Clan to represent my hip hop tastes perfectly Johann Sebastian Bach because the Baroque era music carries me away Ella Fitzgerald to represent the classic jazz I like to put on. She sang everything from the Great American Songbook better than anyone. Hole's first two albums have been a big part of me as an angsty female since my teen years Anything Hope Sandoval has sung on I obsess over and she represents the dream poppy, shoegazey side of my tastes And last, I have to put Bob Dylan, PJ Harvey and Neil Young, my songwriting gods and goddess. Pure poetry set to music.