1930s vocal & british band sounds
Hank Williams and twangy cowboy styles
Classical all periods
40s big band
classic pop Ella/Sinatra
great show tunes
some march music
I both of them Rock and Roll
nice thread soulgoober...i like everything and the order changes daily......special affection for all the psych and prog circa 66 to 72.....you just can't beat lothar and the hand people....(well, maybe you can).
Saw your post for the radio show, right up my alley. My tastes are very similar, I would add sunshine pop from the 70's as one of my guilty pleasures. I usually listen to WCBN (University of Michigan student station), some of my recent favorites: Captain Beefheart, Eugene Chadbourne, Wild Man Fischer, Kindermusic (ambient music made by actual babies!), so I guess strange music would be another of my favrite genres.
Rock from 1960-1972/3 seems to do it for me every time. Who, Stones, Beatles, Dylan, Zep, Hendrix, Airplane, Kinks, Dead and the like.
Oh, but Lindisfarne and Hawkwind rule.
Old School R&B/Motown
80's New Wave
Anything with a beautiful female voice singing!
I'm just glad to know all audiophiles aren't into only jazz and classical (not like there's anything wrong with that ;) ). I went to my first meeting of a local audiophile club, and I sure got some strange looks when I played some rock music.
Jaybo - hey, Lothar and the Hand People were great, certainly far from the best act of the late 60's, but I like them.
Sns - I love Captain Beefheart - I definitely have a healthy tolerance for weird music.
Keep em' comin' peoples, and also feel free to check out my radio show (other thread in this forum).
Any good music(except country and rap), but favorite genres are:
Classical(Romantic and 20th century...not baroque),
Jazz(instrumental or vocal, anything but the commercial light). Favorites are Cassandra Wilson, Patricia Barber, Coltrane and Brecker.
Classic Rock, some blues, Heavy Metal(from '90s especially Metallica).
I can listen to almost everything, really no favorite for me...more of a mood thing, or....depends on what I'm doing thing.
I will say that I'm not much into most rap music, To much talking, not enough playin.
Let me list the cds sitting on top of my rack right now,
Jeff Buckley -- Grace
Ani Difranco -- Up, Up, Up
XTC -- Apple Venus
Joni Mitchell -- Night Ride Home
Joni Mitchell -- Court and Spark
Various artists from the Red House Record lable -- A Nod To Bob
Steely Dan -- Aja
Van Morrison -- Moondance
kd Lang -- Hymns From The 49th Parallel
Dead Man Walking soundtrack
Chicago Transit Authority -- self titled (first album)
Bjork -- Debut
Not sure what that means genre wise
I like virtually all genres of music If It has a melody or tune that one can follow.
My favorite genre Is GOTHIC doom and gloom music.Fav Artist Is SOPOR AETERNUS, Classical, Indie, Brit punk and anything strange, weird and out of the ordinary/mainstream are closely behind.
Ambient-Steve Roach(have about 60 of his discs), Michael Stearns, Pete Namlook(have about 200 Fax cd's), Global Communication, Irresistible Force, The Orb, FSOL, Lustmord...labels=Type, Leaf, Fax
IDM-Bola, Boards Of Canada...labels=Warp, SKAM
Techno-Derrick May, Ritchie Hawtin...labels R&S, Rising High, Plus8
Dub/Dub-Techno-Basic Channel and anything they touch or artists associated with the label, Yagya, King Tubby, Scientist, Mad Professor, Keith Hudson, Bullwackies
Turntablists-DJ Shadow, QBert & The Invisible Scratch Picklz, The Scratch Perverts, Kid Koala, Coldcut/Ninja Tune
Indie-Rock-Built To Spill, Neutral Milk Hotel, Phosphorescent, The Frogs, Sleater-Kinney...Kill Rock Stars
Outsider Music-Jandek, The Shaggs, Kenneth Higney
Glam/Hair Metal-Dokken, Ratt, Skid Row, Hanoi Rocks
Metal Guitarists-Ozzy w/Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen and all of the Shrapnel Records shred guitarists(Jason Becker, Vinnie Moore, Tony Macalpine, Joey Tafolla, Greg Howe, Michael Lee Firkins, etc.)
Misc. Metal-New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, Early Black Metal i.e. Bathory, Celtic Frost & Venom. Priest, Maiden and all the usual stuff.
British Rock/Shoegaze-My Bloody Valentine, The Smiths, Slowdive, Spiritualized, Ulrich Schnauss
Proto/Post-Punk/Punk-Joy Division, Wire, Suicide, Television, Buzzcocks & all the usual punk bands.
Hard Bop mostly with a little free jazz here and there-Miles, Trane, Green, Rollins, Breau, Coleman, Hancock, Burrell, Farlow...albums In A Silent Way, Midnight Blue & Way Out West
Mostly modern minimalists-Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Terry Riley
I could be typing all day so I'll just list some of my other artists I love to give you an idea: T.Rex, Mazzy Star, The Pixies, Japancakes, Ry Cooder, Michael Brook, Brian Eno, Black Sabbath, Autechre, Aphex Twin, Cat Power, Neko Case, Steely Dan, Susumu Yokota, Neil Young, Luke Vibert, NEU!, Popol Vuh, Vampyros Lesbos soundtrack, Cabaret Voltaire, Coil, John Fahey, Nick Drake, Ryan Teague, Stars Of The Lid, Van Halen...Just realized I could be typing THIS all day as well but I think you get the picture although I feel like someone accepting an Academy Award and I'm going to remember someone huge as soon as I press Submit as-is.
i always tell people that the sopwith camel's-the miraculous hump returns from the moon is the prototype for steeley dan's aja.......west coast pop art exp band, chocolate watchband, electric prunes, blues magoos(one of the great live bands of all time), yada yada......anything on vertigo..yowza
Female vocal - many genre.
I feel like I am in the presence of an angel when I hear my favorite recordings of them.
70's hard rock - Led Zeppelin and Nazareth on top!
Late 60's heavy psych - Cream on top (pun intended)!
70's heavy prog - Yes, Genesis, King Crimson and Gentle Giant on top!
Since I got the audiophile bug approx 2 years ago (it's not going away!) I listen a lot to jazz and classical and other music only to hear the fine sounds of these genres.
I was a record collector of rare pressings/groups etc for decades and have many a obscure vinyl that isn't up to highest standards sound wise (private pressings etc) - that never bothered me in the past, but now...oh well...have a GREAT one!
Gosh, I don't even know where to start. My collection is all over the map and I don't have any overall favorites. What I listen to depends on my mood at that moment and nothing else. I like electronic a lot like Fischerspooner, The Faint, Radiohead, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Air, etc. I also like vocal music like Rickie Lee Jones, Joni Mitchell, Peter Frampton, Johnny Lang, Jimmy Thackery, etc. Also rock like Subbionic, Badly Drawn Boy, Jeff Beck, Chamberlin, Ben Folds Five, Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Nine Inch Nails, Marylin Manson, Rammstein, etc. I guess there are some of the ones I listen to pretty often but then I can reach for jazz and classical too when the mood strikes.
Prog rock, Classic Jazz, Blues, World, Classic Rock, Classical
Holy thread resurrection, Mapman !!!!!
Hey, that's my line !!!!!!
I really got to look over my library, but Classical is right up there. Along with Zappa, the Beatles, Fugs, Bonzo Dog Band & a number of others...Quicksilver Messanger Service, some Steve Miller. I'll still have to check the lirary.
Real into Alt. Country!! Check out the Cave Singers, The Wood Brothers, The Avett Brothers and many others.