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Rank : 25
Posted : 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 6 12:03 -
Jeez guys, how hard is it to combine the alphabet and counting to ten!?

I will wrap up the Ks as I am sick of that letter!

Jesper Kyd

He writes game soundtracks, and impressive ones at that. There is sadness in my heart when I consider that game soundtracks are no longer 8-bit computer chip medleys, but when they're evolving into truly listenable efforts like Kyd mustered for his Assassin's Creed scores, I maintain some hope.

Album: Assassin's Creed 2 Soundtrack
Song: Flight Over Venice

We are now onto the letter L and the next person to suggest a band will be the #3rd entry for that letter.

Tard, start writing in full sentences, because I haven't got a scooby what you're on about.
Rank : 123
Posted : 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 6 20:57 -
#3.
JobForACowboy

This technical, (I guess) Death Metal band, hails form Arizona and is rising to worldwide recognition in the metal world. The vocalist has an amazing scream/growl range and the technicality of the drums and guitars, makes me laugh at most other "insane" bands. They're my 6th favorite band.

Album: Ruination
Song: Entombment of A Machine.
Rank : 1363
Posted : 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 6 23:34 -
i have....nothing more...i desire to add.....to L.

goddamn that was hard. i'll do my best chief, though i can't promise coherence. heh. i'll come back for M, i bet the movie thread was a bit more fruitful. its a fun idea though.
Rank : 25
Posted : 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 7 1:08 -
Dylan, we are on L, comes after K. Oh boy.
Rank : 123
Posted : 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 7 1:33 -
Blonde moment my bad hahah it happens.
I was ignorant and not paying attention hahahha.


Rank : 1363
Posted : 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 11 18:23 -
i'm getting more enjoyment out of watching Grand Assault trying to moderate this thread than its actual desired contents.
Rank : 80
Posted : 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 12 3:42 -
3. Liars

Three-piece band formed in New York in 2000. Known for changing up their sound with every album, so I guess that makes them experimental or art rock. With the exception of their 4th, self-titled release (which was comprised of individual songs), their albums have had a unifying theme (lyrically &/or sonically). They're very into sonic exploration, and they clearly follow their own unique musical/artistic vision without regard for whether anyone else will like it. Plus they're amazing live.

Favorite album: They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
Favorite song: "the other side of mt. heart attack"

*For those who follow me* I left a list of potential L bands on the previous page if you need suggestions.
Rank : 145
Posted : 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 16 6:11 -
4. Less Than Jake

Currently a five-piece band that got their start in the early 90's, Less Than Jake is ska-punk outfit out of Gainsville, Florida. A high profile band from a genre that is easy to criticize, nearly anyone who's seen their live act can't help but pay them some respect. One of the hardest working bands I can name, these guys are known for their energetic live shows and extensive touring. Metal music seems to influence LTJ's sound more than it does with most ska-punk bands, a big reason I can still listen to these guys, but have now ignored many of their peers for years. Most of their songs are lyrically simple, stories about girls that wound up going down the wrong roads, the urge to leave their neighborhood/past/identity behind, booze and cigarette fueled angsty antics. But there's a sincerity to their work, and the live show is always a blast.

Favorite album: Varies, but I've found my self listening to "Borders and Boundaries" a bit more lately.

Favorite song: "Is This Thing On?"
Rank : 80
Posted : 3 years, 8 months ago at Dec 2 6:39 -
*BUMP*

Can we PLEASE keep this moving? At this point I'm tempted to go ahead & nominate bands for the rest of the alphabet regardless of the fact that we're still stuck on the letter L.
Rank : 123
Posted : 3 years, 8 months ago at Dec 3 3:04 -

1. Mastodon

They're pretty much unstoppable and the prog/technical metal dudes that all vocalize in the group, will become titans of metal for this generation.

Favorite Album: Crack The Skye

Favorite Song: Iron Tusk
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Rank : 86
Posted : 3 years, 8 months ago at Dec 22 9:21 -
I guess L got a short run...

2. Megadeth

Most people know Metallica and are associated with most peoples thinking of metal.
But after being kicked out Metallica, Dave Mustaine went to form Megadeth and in doing so created a better band than his old one. Because while both "sold out" in the mid 1990's due to grunge, Metallica has yet to gain back their old sound and popularity and Megadeth has returned to form and is kicking ass.

Best Album: Rust in Peace
Best Song: ARGH!!! Too many to choose from.
Rank : 25
Posted : 3 years, 8 months ago at Dec 23 23:47 -
Tell me about it e_tard.

I will go back and personally add six nominations for the letter L myself. If anybody in the future thinks of an L, I will replace one of my suggestions. This thread makes me cry some times.
Rank : 25
Posted : 3 years, 8 months ago at Dec 24 0:34 -
Ok, if anyone, even if it's on behalf of their gran, can come up with one more L, then we'll move onto M. I bit off just more than I could chew.
Rank : 145
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Dec 27 20:01 -
A few suggestions off the top of my head:

Lemonheads
Lush
Lagwagon
Lifterpuller
The Living End

Wait, no one's done Love and Rockets yet?! C'mon guys. Surely somebody out there is a Love and Rockets fan.
Rank : 920
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Dec 29 21:09 -
damn it, I read the second page thinking it was the last one.
Rank : 920
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Dec 29 21:28 -
5. LCD Soundsystem

They are a dance-punk (a style that mixes some electronic rhythms with a punk beat) band from the US, one of the most important bands of the 2000s, and probably the most one of the dance-punk scene. They are widely influenced by classical bands such as Joy Division, Talking Heads and The Velvet Underground. If you love keyboards you should check the song "All My Friends" out, because its keyboard riff is one of the best ever, in my opinion.

Favourite album: Sound of Silver
Favourite song: All My Friends

Rank : 25
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Dec 30 16:57 -
Renan, you are a hero amongst men.

OK folks, we're now back on track with the M's.

3. Mice Parade

One of the most solid acts I've heard in recent years, I have three albums worth of material from this guy and it's the kind of stuff you can line up, press play, and not have to come back to skip a single track. A splendid mix of electronicy rock.

Favourite Album: Mice Parade
Favourite Song: Focus on the Roller Coaster

Rank : 80
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 11 4:13 -
Progress at last!

4. Mr. Bungle

Mike Patton's first band, known for their musical experimentation which often led to genre-hopping more than once within the course of a single song. Formed in 1985, they released 4 demo albums and 3 amazing full-length albums before (sadly) breaking up in 2004. While they never achieved commercial success they acquired a devoted following in underground circles. Their uncompromising artistic vision and complex song structures earned my love and respect, and I'll forever regret not catching one of their live shows.

Favorite Album: California
Favorite Song: "The Bends" off Disco Volante or "The Air-Conditioned Nightmare" off California
Rank : 80
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 11 4:35 -
And since I know it'll be a while before the M's get done, I'll go ahead & throw another on the pile to make it 5.

5. Murder By Death (Feel free to change the number if you like)

Bloomington, Indiana band named after the 1976 film by the same name. Their music is an alternative rock/gothic/old-style country hybrid that sounds at once timeless and current. Singer-guitarist Adam Turla's vocals have been likened to Johnny Cash, and their songs have recurring themes of pirates and whiskey among others. I got into them on their 2nd album and have been a fan ever since, encouraged by their excellent live shows and the fact most of their albums are worth listening to on a regular basis. One of the few younger bands that still creates full album experiences (one had the concept of the Devil going to Mexico, another was on sin as explored in Dante's Divine Comedy), which also gains my respect.

Favorite Album: Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them?
Favorite Song: "End of the Line" off the above album
Rank : 112
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 13 1:46 -
Here Is My 'M'......

6. Megadeth

One Of The Pionners Of Thrash Metal And One Of The Big 4 (Others Are Metallica, Slayer & Anthrax). Known For Their Fast Speed Heavy Metal Rockery And Frontman Dave Mustaine's Snarling Voice! The Brainchild Of Thrash Metal! I Got Exposed To Them After When My Friend Gave Me His Truck-Load Of Music Collection In Which 'Countdown To Extinction' And 'Peace Sell.. But Who's Buying' Was Included! After Listening To Some SERIOUSLY Sick Titles, I Started Downloading More & More & More.... And More!

Favourite Album: Countdown To Extinction
Favourite Song: 99 Ways To Die (Off 'Hidden Treasure')

Rank : 25
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 13 18:08 -
Megadeth has been nominated already my friend. They were M number 2.
Rank : 112
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 14 2:22 -
Oh Yea, I Didnt Read That One!
Rank : 1363
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 15 17:46 -
haha
Rank : 112
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 15 22:12 -
How About Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch?
Rank : 25
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 16 12:18 -
If such a band exists, write a little bit about them and I'll put them on the list. In fact, even if the band doesn't exist, I'll add them anyway.
Rank : 1363
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 16 17:14 -
it's young Mark Walhberg, mr. Assault.

how about Megadeth?
Rank : 112
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 16 19:08 -
Megadeth Has Been Done, Dude!

Anyways, Heres Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch

Mark Wahlberg, Before He Became An Actor, Was A Rapper In The Early 90's And He Spawned Quite A Few Hits Like 'Good Vibrations' - 'Wildside' & 'Peace'! The Band Disbanded But Mark Continued Till 1998 And Then Became A Succussfull Actor As We Know Him Today!

The Members Were: Mark Wahlberg (Marky Mark)
Scott Ross (Scottie Gee)
Hector Barros (Hector the Booty Inspector)
Terry Yancey (DJ-T)
Anthony Thomas (Ashey Ace)

On An Aside Note: I Ranked 'Good Vibrations' 495 In MY List Of 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time!
Rank : 3038
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 17 20:45 -
Yo how can you all forget ma boy MA$E up in here?

If you are still takin Ms then Ma$e deserves his spot. Man the harshest thing GOD ever did to this planet was take Ma$e away from the people!!! Harlem World is 1 of tha illest albums i ever heard, such a shame he quit so close to the beginnin of his career, his comebacks werent nuthin.

best album: Harlem World
Rank : 920
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 20 15:18 -
ok, so it's the 8th, isn't it?

8. Os Mutantes
The best brazilian band EVER. One of the most influential from the psychedelic era, they put samba, mpb, progressive rock and, obviously, psychedelic rock all together making one of the most original mixes that rock'n'roll ever witnessed.

Best album elected by the critic: Os Mutantes (debut)
My favourite album: Jardim Eletrico
Also highly recommended: A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado
My favourite songs: Jardim Eletrico; Ando Meio Desligado; Lady, Lady

http://www.last.fm/music/Os+Mutantes
Rank : 112
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 22 7:24 -
Any More?
Rank : 257
Posted : 3 years, 7 months ago at Jan 22 14:35 -
Os Mutantes.
Rank : 112
Posted : 3 years, 6 months ago at Jan 23 8:35 -
Cant You Read?

Its Already Done....
Rank : 80
Posted : 3 years, 6 months ago at Jan 28 18:41 -
We still need 2 for the letter M.

Possible suggestions:
Marilyn Manson
My Ruin
Mindless Self Indulgence
Peter Murphy
Minor Threat
Ministry
Metallica
Metal Church
Morbid Angel
My Bloody Valentine
Muse
Murs
mewithoutYou
Men Without Hats
Midnight Oil
MXPX
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
Medicine
Metric
Rank : 25
Posted : 3 years, 6 months ago at Jan 28 23:39 -
Just writing two sentences about ANY of those would be more helpful than just listing them, man!
Rank : 80
Posted : 3 years, 6 months ago at Jan 29 7:23 -
Well, I figure I already did 2 for M, so I'd let others do the last 2 needed. :P

But hey, I'll do another if you want...

9. mewithoutYou
I got into mewithoutYou when they opened for some other band and played one of the best sets I've ever seen, and they've been consistently excellent live. Their music is alt-rock influenced initially by hardcore and punk but later moving into more experimental territories. They're one of the rare bands working today that still construct a full album experience every time (4 albums so far), and their lyrics mostly explore religion (without ever being preachy or one-sided) and relationships.

Best album: All of them are amazing, but Catch for Us the Foxes is my personal favorite
Favorite song: "Tie Me Up! Untie Me!"
Rank : 71
Posted : 3 years, 6 months ago at Feb 3 13:16 -
If I got this idea right, I could nominate one artist/band for the letter M...
This is new to me, so be kind :D

SO I must nominate Marilyn Manson
The songs from albums like Antichrist Superstar and Portrait of an American Family are just insanely weird, yet so intriguing. In its early years Marilyn Manson did shock us pretty good but it's not just about the horror looks. I find the lyrics actually pretty clever, and there's some serious middle finger pointing in those lyrics. The most important part is that the songs make us think about things and wonder that maybe everything isn't so black and white in the world after all.

Best album: Antichrist Superstar
Favorite song: The Beautiful People
Rank : 1363
Posted : 3 years, 6 months ago at Feb 3 23:45 -
11. Melvins

these guys have been putting out an album a year for nearly 30 years. no greatest hits bullshit, never any artistic compromise. these guys love what they do and they love to fuck with their fans. ever since signed to Ipecac (though i don't know about the latest few) they've packaged their cd's backwards and i can't tell you how many times that has tricked me.

if you get the chance GO see them live, the two drummer action is one of the heaviest sets i've ever witnessed.

First album i heard: Stoner Witch
Rank : 80
Posted : 3 years, 6 months ago at Feb 4 4:05 -
Time to start the Ns!

1. nine inch nails

I got into NIN by word of mouth in high school & picked up the EP broken, which blew me away with its honesty, sincerity, abrasive sound, and anger that's felt as much as it's heard. During Trent Reznor's 20 year run with NIN he always followed his own artistic vision, from its industrial-ish beginnings to a multimedia masterpiece (year zero) to his post-major-label experimentation (Ghosts I-IV and The Slip). NIN remains the best live band I've ever seen (1994 and 2005 hold the 1 & 2 spots for my favorite shows) and is perhaps my favorite band of all time for providing a voice I could identify with and some of the best music I've ever heard throughout the 90s and beyond.

Best album: broken/the downward spiral/the fragile/year zero (tie)
Favorite song: "gave up"
Rank : 80
Posted : 3 years, 6 months ago at Feb 4 5:02 -
2. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave is one of the best lyricists and has one of my favorite voices in music. Add to that his revolving supporting line-up he refers to as the Bad Seeds, and they've come up with several albums full of interesting music expertly composed. Each album often has a theme or unifying concept, and they sound just as enthusiastic and vital today as when they first started out.

Best album: Murder Ballads/Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (tie)
Favorite song(s): "As I Sat Sadly By Her Side"/"Stagger Lee"/"From Her to Eternity"/"More News from Nowhere"
Rank : 1155
Posted : 3 years, 6 months ago at Feb 6 17:24 -
3. New Order

I was really into the club scene back in the mid-late 80s and 90s, when this Brit band came out of post-punk Joy Division and became one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of the 1980s. They fused new wave and electronic dance which was a relief for those of us who despised the “New Romantics” (although Duran Duran might have been an exception). New Order was a highly influential force in the alternative rock, dance and rave music scenes, and they had a pretty devout following in the circles I was in back then.

Best Album: Power, Corruption and Lies (1983) - brilliant! The album pops with energy. Aside from all the stunning dance music and production on display, it also portrays New Order's penchant for beauty: "Your Silent Face" is a sublime piece of electronic balladry.
Best song on the album: Blue Monday, released as a single and which went on to become the best-selling 12” release of all time with over 3 million copies worldwide (I’m privileged to own one).
Rank : 1155
Posted : 3 years, 6 months ago at Feb 8 13:02 -
O.K., here's another one.

4. Nirvana

I've always had an interest in the "alternative music" scene courtesy mainly of pirate and campus radio stations, and a general aversion to mass-produced pop. But it was always on the fringe. Then along came Kurt Cobain and Nirvana and 'alternative' became cool, and I learnt a new word - grunge. Nirvana's sound was both fiery and melodic, the band were anti-rock rock stars, so paradoxial. As one girlfriend commented, "An angry young man's sound", but I think grunge got a bad rap in the end. A lot of artists would (reluctantly) admit they were influenced by Nirvana.

Best Album: Nevermind (1991) - exhilarating raw music and haunting songs. Became one of the best selling alternative albums of the 1990s.
Best song on the album: Smells Like Teen Spirit. Hit #6 in the US Hot 100, here in NZ where we truely love great music, it hit #1.
Rank : 80
Posted : 3 years, 6 months ago at Feb 22 0:31 -
I fail to comprehend how this goes ignored for so long by so many.

5. Nailbomb

Short-lived side project of Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly) and Alex Newport (Fudge Tunnel/Theory of Ruin) that recorded one studio album and played one show (also recorded) before disbanding. Their songs are some of the most brutally intense, face-meltingly awesome songs ever recorded, and I wish they'd managed to make more of them.

Best album: Point Blank/Proud to Commit Commercial Suicide (tie)
Favorite song: "While You Sleep, I Destroy Your World"
Rank : 123
Posted : 3 years, 5 months ago at Feb 26 15:44 -
6. Nightwish

It's difficult to even attempt a new style of music, yet Nightwish does this with success. The genres combined: symphonic music, Opera and metal. They're still playing it coool since 1996 and show no signs of calling quite. They're uber unique and influential.

Favorite Album: Dark Passion Play
Favorite Song: Wishmaster
Rank : 3038
Posted : 3 years, 3 months ago at May 3 17:48 -
Yo we still taking Ns??

No?

no?

NOTORIOUS!

Da notorious BIG dats who! Undoubted king of rap & a man taken from us way 2 soon (just like all da greats). still remember I was shootin' dice in the square when I heard about his death - total shock (i still won da game like he wouda wanted).

Best Album: Life after death! Diamond status
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Rank : 35
Posted : 3 years, 3 months ago at May 4 17:06 -
8. Nobuo Uematsu

I could sit for hours listening to the Final Fantasy soundtracks. Each song is as epic as the last and it accompanies the games so well. Sometimes I get lost in my thoughts, think of places otherwhere...

Favourite Album: Final Fantasy VII OST
Favourite Song: Highwind Takes to the Skies
Rank : 1010
Posted : 3 years, 3 months ago at May 9 22:33 -
9. Nana Mizuki

For me as a Mini-Otaku (google it) Nana Mizuki si not on of the best voice actrs but also an awesome singer. Her style of singing is not for the ones, who don't liek J-Pop, but for every one else - awesome!

Fav Album: Starcamp
Fav Song: Dancing In The Velvet Moon
Rank : 3038
Posted : 3 years, 3 months ago at May 10 16:10 -
N-DUBZ LOL

Imma play it straight and say these crackers need 2 learn a thing or too before they be considered half decent rap stars. but somehow they still got what it takes to pull in some heavy hitters like wiley and tinchy. Not bad for some middle class english white boyz.

Song; Papa Can you hear me!

Album; Against all odds
Rank : 25
Posted : 3 years, 3 months ago at May 10 17:21 -
...

Right guys, in the words of The Wire, we're only doing 5 O's. It's a tricky letter. You'd better get in fast before someone steals your idea!!!
Rank : 112
Posted : 3 years, 3 months ago at May 12 5:44 -
Opeth

One of the best Death Metal bands around. I don't listen to them thaaat much but their vocals sure are great!

Best song: Demon Of The Fall
Best album: My Arms, Your Hearse
Rank : 80
Posted : 3 years, 3 months ago at May 17 4:52 -
2. OutKast

OutKast is the only artist in mainstream hip-hop I can think of that I enjoy listening to. They're not afraid to mix up genres because they're influenced by all kinds of music, and their lyrics aren't your typical rap bullshit. Andre 3000's weirdness keeps them interesting, while Big Boi keeps them grounded in their common funk and Dirty South roots. I respect them for their progression through experimentation, which has led them to record one great album after another.

Best album: Since The Love Below wasn't released by itself, I have to go with Stankonia
Favorite songs: "Elevators (Me & You)", "Behold a Lady", and "Humble Mumble"