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Listal's A-Z of favourite bands!

johnny obelisk 9 years ago at May 22 19:47 -
9. Herbie Hancock

Favorite Album - Head Hunters
Favorite Song - Chameleon

Zozoulini 9 years ago at May 25 1:02 -
10. The Hooters

There aren't many people of the 30+ age group who don't know the songs Johnny B, All You Zombies and 500 Miles. The easily recognisable rock music with the folk characteristics and the interesting lyrics make this band one of my favorites from the 80's.

Favourite song: 500 Miles
Favourite album: Nervous Night
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Deleted 9 years ago at May 25 2:49 -
1. Interpol

Of a small handful of "mainstream" bands/artists I listen to, Interpol is one of the most talented. A dash of rock, indie, electronic and post-punk, these guys have released some great albums. Their videos are pretty memorable too. Great driving music.

Favourite Album: Antics
Favourite Song: Slow Hands
Rayquan 9 years ago at May 25 12:30 -
I, how bout a shoutout for my boy Ice Cube?

2. Ice Cube

da original and best west-coast superstar. Ignore his latest throw downs and actin' career and take a step back in tyme to the early 90s where cube was shredding it up with NWA (for life). No one rocked a beat like da cube.

Fave album: The PREDATOR
Fave song; gotta be "Good Day".
Nonfictionguy 9 years ago at May 25 14:42 -

For twenty years they were fronted by Michael Hutchence on lead vocals, whose looks and stage presence made him the focal point of the band. Initially known for their New Wave/ska/pop style, they later developed a harder pub rock style, including funk and dance elements. Although Hutchence died in 1997 and INXS did not perform publicly for a year, the band did continue in his absence. The band have sold in excess ;-) of 30 million records!

Favourite Album: Kick
Favourite Song: Mystify

Zozoulini 8 years, 12 months ago at May 27 1:23 -
4. Indochine

I'm adding another band from the 80's here. A french one this time, still active after almost three decades. If you love New Wave/Pop and the french language isn't a problem, listen to the band. I believe that you won't regret it.
The fans of Brian Molko (Placebo) check out the tracks Pink Water 2 and Pink Water 3 from the album Alice & June (2006) by Indochine.

Favourite Song: L' aventurier
Favourite Album: Le Péril Jaune
Uber 8 years, 12 months ago at May 27 7:54 -
5. Iron Maiden

One of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands, Iron Maiden were one of the best in the 80's and still crank out progressive metal songs that still influence many artists today.

Favorite Album: The Number Of The Beast
Favorite Song: Run To The Hills
edwardsheroin 8 years, 12 months ago at May 27 12:59 -
6. Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine is the stage and recording name of folk rock singer-songwriter Samuel Beam. He has released three studio albums, several EPs and singles, as well as a few download-only releases, which include a live album (a recording of his 2005 Bonnaroo performance). He tours with a full band. He was raised in South Carolina before moving to Florida to attend school, but now resides outside Austin, Texas. The name Iron & Wine is taken from a dietary supplement named "Beef Iron & Wine" that he found in a general store while shooting a film.

Favourite Album: The Shepherd's Dog
Favourite Song : Flightless Bird, American Mouth
johnny obelisk 8 years, 12 months ago at May 28 22:29 -
7. Isis

Favorite Album: Panopticon
Favorite Song: In Fiction

I guess this is technically a metal band, but they go more for a droning sound. vocals are sparse and pushed way too the background, very thick guitars, lot's going on sonically. a great listen from beginning to end.
ANBU Sasaki 8 years, 12 months ago at May 29 10:08 -
8. Immortal Technique

Favorite Album: Revolutionary Vol. 1
Favorite Song: Dance with The Devil

Although I damnly love their style of music and Revolutionary Vol. 1 is my favorite album, Revolutionary Vol. 2 is full of enough heat to light a fire under George W. Bush’s ass, which would be amazing.
Dionysian Child 8 years, 11 months ago at May 31 16:47 -
9. Idlewild

To be honest it's the only artist that I have with an 'I'.

Favorite Song: You held the world in your arms
Uber 8 years, 11 months ago at Jun 12 23:34 -
Lets keep this thing alive people.
Zozoulini 8 years, 11 months ago at Jun 13 3:11 -
10. Iced Earth

It isn't one of my favourites, but I'll add this american heavy metal band because we have to move on and it has many friends in my country, Greece. The only live album of Iced Earth so far was recorded in Athens, during two sold-out concerts in 23 and 24 January 1999.

Favourite album: Alive In Athens
Uber 8 years, 11 months ago at Jun 15 20:18 -
1. Jimmy Eat World

I've been a fan since "The Middle" was first hitting the radio waves and they have since grow and now I can find a song for almost any occasion.

Favorite Album: (Tie) Bleed American and Futures
Favorite Song: Pain
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Deleted 8 years, 11 months ago at Jun 15 21:06 -
2. Joy Division

One of my all-time favourite bands, and a band I've loved for a long time (as if my screenname wasn't a tip-off). Each album is similar to a great masterpiece, and their influence on music to come after is undeniable. After the tragic death of Ian Curtis, the other three members of the band went on to form New Order, another of my favourites.

Favourite Album: Unknown Pleasures
Favourite Song: Warsaw
nirvana_fan 8 years, 11 months ago at Jun 16 16:59 -
Nonfictionguy 8 years, 11 months ago at Jun 17 21:52 -
3. The Jam

This isn't just for me, its for all my now mature schoolmates. When I left they all signed a card - it is plastered with good luck's and 'The Jam' logos. The Jam had eighteen consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their breakup in 1982, including four number one hits. They released one live album and six studio albums, the last of which, The Gift, hit number one on the UK album charts. When the group split up, their first 15 singles were re-released and all placed within the top 100.

Favourite Album: The Gift
Favourite Track: That's Entertainment
Miasma 8 years, 11 months ago at Jun 19 9:47 -
Are you still taking nominations for this list?

if so I want to do it some JUSTICE!

Justice are an excellent party band, playing furious electro beats. The only album i have heard is cross but it's an excellent album that reminds me of daft punk. that can only be a good thing in itself. they film some great videos too!

Greatest Album: Cross
Greatest Song: We are your friend
Miasma 8 years, 11 months ago at Jun 19 9:54 -
OK sorry for two in a row but you siad we're allowed two!

5. Jurassic 5

I saw these guys live once and they were fantastic even though they looked like the grandads of rap music. Hooray for hip hop that doesn't profit from drugs, violence, pimping and degradation! they are both funny and intelligent in their lyrics too, it is a shame they arent around any more.

Greatest Album: Jurassic 5
Greatest Song: Concrete schoolyard!
Rayquan 8 years, 11 months ago at Jun 21 13:31 -

Seen as I am the only brother reprasentin the brothers on this list then I gotta holla the jigga man. Even now years after his feud with Nas he is still pumpin out some prime rap beats and the work he does behind the scenes creates some of the most popular songs of recent times yall. Any cat that can get beyonce as his cream with a face like his is worthy of respect from mankind all over!!

Fave album: da blueprint
Fave song: mainly jiggaz freestyles, but i go with girls girls girls.
The Flagship 8 years, 10 months ago at Jul 1 9:08 -
7, Michael Jackson

Rude not to really. I am a big fan of his music myself and still regard it as an absolute cut above most pop that I hear today. To me his music has longevity, despite the use of a lot of 80s synthesiser effects which age horribly! Excellent singer, a creative genius and an excellent dancer, he was the whole show.

Favourite Song: Beat it
Favourite Album: Thriller
Zozoulini 8 years, 10 months ago at Jul 4 23:19 -
8. Journey

The american rock band, formed in 1973 by ex-members of Santana, is still active in 2009 after many ups and downs, a change of music style in late 70's, break-up in 1984 and reunion in 1995, different line-ups. All these years, Journey gave some great quick, dynamic songs and very melodic ballads. I really love the covers of their albums with the beautiful 'electric' colours and the scarab.

Favourite song: Separate Ways
Favourite album: Escape (1981)
nimimerkillinen 8 years, 8 months ago at Sep 9 11:32 -
Hmm, this is jammed, I'll help a bit

9. Joensuu 1685

Shoegaze from Finland sounding fine.

10. The Jesus Lizard

One of the biggest Noise Rock groups, solid ass-kicking band.
schwarzerabt 8 years, 8 months ago at Sep 14 16:14 -
So this is it for J? Otherwise I would have nominated:

Jane's Addiction

An alternative Rockband from Los Angeles formed in 1986. The members of the band are as different as one can imagine and this transfers directly to their sound. Unfortunately it also tranfered to their relationships and so after one EP and two albums (which included the hit single "Been Caught Steeling" and one of the greatest songs of all time "Three Days") they broke up in 1991. A faction of the band realesed another album in 2003, but it was only last year that the original line-up has once again reunited to play exclusive shows, jam and re-record old material.

But if that doesn't count anymore I will have to wait. None of my favorites begins with K...
johnny obelisk 8 years, 7 months ago at Oct 5 21:41 -
how 'bout The KLF

favorite album: Chill Out
favorite song: "Elvis on the radio, steel guitar in my soul"
The_Dash08 8 years, 7 months ago at Oct 7 1:27 -
I know he's a product of a tv show, but as someone from Arkansas:

1. Kris Allen
I'm looking forward to his album, so we can see what type of music he does.

OR Kid Rock
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Deleted 8 years, 1 month ago at Apr 16 21:07 -
Are we ever going to finish this? :/
dbutler69 8 years ago at May 19 14:24 -
Killing Joke. Great industrial band, with danceable goth type music. They're so good, even Nirvana ripped them off! ("Come as you are" = "80's" guitar riff) Plus, they're pretty interesting, with the eccentric Jaz Coleman.
Nonfictionguy 8 years ago at May 19 19:35 -
3. The Kinks
Recognized as one of the most important and influential rock acts of the 1960s. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website states that "Ray Davies is almost indisputably rock's most literate, witty and insightful songwriter." Artists influenced by The Kinks include punk rock groups such as the Ramones, The Clash, The Jam, and The Pretenders to name but a few.

Favorite Album: The Singles Collection
Favorite Song: All Day And All Of The Night

To help move this list along here's a few other suggestions...
Kaiser Chiefs
Alicia Keys
Lenny Kravitz
Mickey Mickenson 8 years ago at May 20 12:15 -
4. Kingston Wall
Some fans call this Finnish trio the greatest band anyone has never heard of. During its short existence in the years 1987-1994 (ending to leading member Petri Walli's suicide) the band released three albums with psychedelic and progressive rock played by three extremely talented virtuosos (Sami Kuoppamäki being in my opinion one the sickest drummers ever lived), which could be called one of the greatest moments in Finnish rock music, especially the second album.

Favorite Album: II
Favorite Song: Shine On Me
dbutler69 8 years ago at May 20 14:12 -
Well, if we're allowed to throw multiple suggestions out there, here are a few that nonficiont guy didn't list:

The Knack
Chaka Khan
Kings of Leon
Kool and the gang
Nonfictionguy 7 years, 12 months ago at May 26 21:26 -

@350125g0 No, its never going to finish at this rate :(
The Flagship 7 years, 10 months ago at Jul 13 18:59 -
Ok guys, I have tried to resurrect and tidy up this list! As far as I am concerned, Mihail was the last acceptable entry and he was the third entry for the letter 'K'. Let's get this ball rolling again!

4. The Knife
These electro merchants are capable of producing some huge tunes interlaced with some massive beats. I also love the singing voice of Karin Andersson which puts a cherry on top of any song that she sings on. Her accent is so prominent, but somehow great.

Favourite Album: Silent Shout
Favourite Song: You Take My Breath Away

Uber 7 years, 8 months ago at Sep 23 6:16 -
5. Killswitch Engage

Part of the New Wave of American Metal, KSE has been one of the best by bringing the fast hard sound of metalcore but also having fun through hooks and playful melodies and having a positive outlook with their lyrics.

Favorite Album: The End of Heartache
Favorite Song: My Curse or Holy Diver cover
4crazyweldermen 7 years, 7 months ago at Oct 15 18:43 -
6. Kamelot

Melodic/symphonic power metal band from(surprisingly) the USA. Roy Khan is an excellent singer that can hit many notes. Their melodies are also exceptional.

Favorite Album: The Ghost Opera
Favorite Song: Rule The World
death shade 7 years, 7 months ago at Oct 24 7:16 -
killdozer.. maybe khanate
The Flagship 7 years, 7 months ago at Oct 24 12:22 -
You can't get into the list without a bit of text on your choice.
death shade 7 years, 7 months ago at Oct 24 14:14 -
7. killdozer

noise, dark humor, a tune about Irwin Allen movies.

HE DIED SHOUTING!! HOW MANY MORE LIVES???!!! oh, and Ed Gein was a real cool guy.
the giraffe 7 years, 7 months ago at Oct 28 3:46 -

One of the longest lasting Industrial bands, KMFDM began in France in 1984, relocated to Germany in 1985, then Chicago in 1991, and is still around today (apparently they've moved back to Germany as of 2009). Their musical output has been uneven over the years, but albums like Angst, Nihil, and Xtort helped their music reach mainstream audiences in addition to helping them rack up many hit singles in the club circuit. They're an Industrial institution, having helped shape the sound of the genre, and their line-up changes and frequent collaborations have spread their influence far and wide.

Favorite album: Nihil
Favorite song: "Brute" www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjmMievWIj4
4crazyweldermen 7 years, 6 months ago at Oct 28 17:42 -
1. Living Sacrifice

--One of the most influential Christian metal bands since 1989. They combine thrash with modern day metal. Even after 20+ years, they're going strong and have a solid fanbase. A must listen for metalcore/thrash metal fans.

Favorite Album: The Hammering Process
Favorite Song: Local Vengeance Killing
the giraffe 7 years, 6 months ago at Oct 28 22:18 -
If we're already moving onto the letter L, then I nominate....

Led Zeppelin

If I have to explain why, I question whether you're alive. One of two bands that laid the foundation for heavy metal, but their music wasn't limited to that genre thanks to their commitment to evolving as a band. Zeppelin will forever be gods in rock n roll, and I personally believe that no human male lives his life without them being his favorite band at some point (even if only briefly).

Favorite album: Led Zeppelin IV aka ZOSO
Favorite song: any song on their first 4 albums

And they should hold the number 1 spot, because no other band that starts with an L can compete.
4crazyweldermen 7 years, 6 months ago at Oct 29 4:23 -
This isn't an enry so I apologize, but shocker..lol one word for Zepp :OVERRATED . BOOM someone has to not like them as the number one band. Don't say they're the best, that's not the way to go.
RJ4 7 years, 6 months ago at Oct 29 4:32 -
black sabbath started heavy metal, their sound was darker and much much heavier than zeppelin, zeppelin have a powerful sound, but dont come anywhere close to how heavy sabbath was especially for 1970
the giraffe 7 years, 6 months ago at Oct 29 21:20 -
Zeppelin & Sabbath are equally responsible for metal as a whole. Zeppelin's blues-rock songs inspired countless bands that have fallen under the metal tag (Aerosmith, GNR, etc.), "stairway to heaven" is what every power ballad aspires to be, their lyrics occasionally contained mysticism and fantasy (including references to Lord of the Rings) which a lot of prog-metal is overrun with, and they even worked their way into rap-metal thanks to Tom Morello stealing their riffs for Rage Against the Machine. One could also argue that their image directly inspired plenty of metal bands.

From wikipedia: "It has been suggested that Led Zeppelin II largely wrote the blueprint for heavy metal bands that followed it." ...feel free to go there for the citations on that.

Also from wiki: "Heavy metal (often referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues-rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are generally associated with masculinity and machismo.

The first heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple attracted large audiences, though they were often critically reviled, a status common throughout the history of the genre"

And Zeppelin are accurately rated. :P
4crazyweldermen 7 years, 6 months ago at Oct 29 22:20 -
Wikipedia is inaccurate hahaha and Aerosmith and GNR aren't metal same with Rage.
I'm not denying their influence. But Sabbath and Deep Purple were heavier and gave more influence to that particular type of music: metal. That definition of heavy metal isn't quite there anyways. Either way Zepp was influential, VERY influential..but not the "best" nor started heavy metal.
the giraffe 7 years, 6 months ago at Oct 30 3:15 -
In case we need more for the letter K, may I suggest...

Kris Kristofferson
Kiss (can't stand them, but surely someone likes them? surprised they're not here already)

More L bands:

Langhorne Slim
The Left Rights
Life of Agony
Legendary Pink Dots
Les Savy Fav
Less than Jake
Local H
Liam Lynch

To Grand Assault: I saw The Jesus Lizard above, but not much written for them. If you need more than what was there, I'd be glad to help out. Also, I know you want to limit suggestions from people, but I have another L band I'm holding back on mentioning if it's cool for me to do another. Let me know...
RJ4 7 years, 6 months ago at Nov 2 4:48 -
just because wikipedia said it, doesnt mean its true
Uber 7 years, 6 months ago at Nov 4 20:29 -
This is not a thread to fight about music and their genres. If you want to fight start a new thread and fight there. This thread is about Listal's users favorite bands and why they're so.

So back to K since the list is good to keep 10 bands per letter.

8. Kansas

Some people discount Kansas because of one song to just another 70's white boy ballad band but anyone that has ever listened to some of there other works would know that they were one of the more influential progressive rock bands that stood toe to toe with Yes, Rush, Pink Floyd, and Queen.

Favorite Album: Leftoverture
Favorite Song: Dust in the Wind or Carry On Wayward Son

P.S. Good to see Living Sacrifice represented.
death shade 7 years, 6 months ago at Nov 5 2:43 -
#? Leechmilk

sludge metal. they start off their split with Sofa King Killer with the audio from an execution.
the giraffe 7 years, 6 months ago at Nov 5 6:14 -
@Uber I agree with you, hence why I responded to them on their profiles instead of continuing the discussion here. The Zeppelin subject is (and hopefully will remain) closed.

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