I've seen Pearl Jam about 10 times and Foo Fighters maybe 5 times. Both put on a really great show, but PJ blows FF out of the water. I think the live experience really made me appreciate PJ and Eddie Vedder a lot more than I originally did. I can totally understand why people rag on Eddie's voice, but I love it and I think it's gotten much better over the years.
Where does everyone stand on Queens of the Stone Age? They seem to bridge a gap between PJ and Nirvana, artistic but no-nonsense at the same time.
It's amazing how different styles/songs/artists strike different chords with different people. Even though the '90s is my "generation" I can't stand the bands you've listed. Not a one. Give me some Muse or some ACDC please!
Little something for everyone for some lesserish known bands/artists: (outside of Aldean)
Black Keys - I Got Mine
I Got Mine - The Black Keys - YouTube
Dr. John - Revolution
Dr. John - Revolution [Official Video] - YouTube
Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights
Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights [Official Music Video] - YouTube
Knife Party - Bonfire
Knife Party - 'Bonfire' - YouTube
Matt & Kim - Lets Go
Matt & Kim - Let's Go - YouTube
Jason Aldean - Dirt Road Anthem
Jason Aldean - Dirt Road Anthem - YouTube
Childish Gambino - Freaks & Geeks
Childish Gambino - Freaks And Geeks (Official Music Video) - YouTube
Atmosphere - Puppets
Atmosphere- Puppets (w/ Lyrics) - YouTube
ZZ Ward - Put The Gun Down
ZZ Ward - Put the Gun Down (Official Lyric Video) - YouTube
I've listened to so much rap lately, just because of the sad state of rock bands on the radio currently. It's tough to think of any rock bands outside of the Dave Grohl led bands, The Black Keys, Muse, Pearl Jam, and Tool that are consistantly making good rock music. Wolfmother maybe? RHCP's last album was pretty much a death wish. They used to be great. I love Jack White's bands, but realize he is pretty niche and not really for everyone. I guess I'm just try to say, the Shinedown, Chevelle, and Nickelback sound is getting overbearing. Please no more Shinedown. It's awful.
I always liked listening to some of the bands that Kurt Cobain found so intriguing (Flipper, Pixies, The Vaselines, to name but a few). The man was a phenomenal talent in that not only could he produce great music, but he also had a good ear for it as well.
Brian Johnson is a screamer... Looks like he's taking a dump on stage just getting the notes out.
Bon Scott is the clear winner and I don't think it's that close.
No classical love anyone? I could never live without a little Bach. It's a good way to start and end your day, no matter what one listens to in between ... and I do listen to quite a lot in between.
I love classical music. Listen to some every day. I used to have a great weight-lifting mix that was all classical music, and people who heard it thought it was great. Then that mp3 player was stolen, and I haven't been able to find the songs again (I mixed it from a friend's computer who has as many days and hours of classical music on his computer as I have total music). Classical has a lot of different stuff, depending on my mood. Debussy for some relaxing music, Tchaikovsky for more upbeat stuff, Beethoven for a good collection of combination sympony/vocal, and Mozart/Bach for background music as I work around the house. I do feel blessed to have been exposed to a lot of different classical music when I was in college as a vocal performance minor.
hey drjim and brad swanson, what is your thoughts on Binaural? It seems like PJ fans either love it or ignore it. Personally i think it's their best album.