- Led Zeppelin
- The Who
- Foo Fighters
- Iron Maiden
- Pink Floyd
- Porcupine Tree
Maybe swap one of them out for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but either way i'd be happy with this list.
Ummm... Do conductors count?
You mean composers right? Yeah, probably.
Dir En Grey.
The Cat Empire.
I think that's the 7 bands I listen to the most anyway, though I wish there were more female singers among them.
Porcupine Tree or/aka Steven Wilson, considering they're/he's my favourite band/artist. I can really relate to most of his music.
Pink Floyd - Legendary. It's a haven.
The Beatles - I'm all about the peace and love.
Queen - No singing legend surpasses Freddie.
Beethoven, I suppose. For variation.
...I can't decide on the remaining two. I'll save them for later.
Future Sound Of London
Honourable mentions: InMe, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, F-777, Miles Davis, Curtis Mayfield and Funkadelic.
- daft punk
- cold play
- tenacious d
- green day
- maroon 5 or jay z
Kansas (purely because of Carry On My Wayward Son - fairly certain they'll have other great ones)
Miracle Of Sound
Paramore (kill me now)
Jeremy Soule (I am NOT playing TES without a soundtrack)
Probably forgotten one or five. Oh well.
I would chose Brois for their diversity
Moonsorrow for their epicness and the fact that you can listen to one album over and over and always have a new experience with it.
I think Primordial deserve a spot for their musicianship and lyricism.
The Who because I need to listen to Quadrophenia every now and then.
Overkill, hey I need some thrash in there so why not the best thrash band there is.
I need some rap so The Beastie Boys get their spot on there.
Last band and I have so much to chose from, fuck, I don't know what I should take. The Clash is what I am going with because classic punk.
The Lonely Island
Btw, I see some people naming Eminem etc, isn't a band multiple people? Or am I mistaken and are people like Eminem also considered bands?
I think these acts have some pretty wide spanning and experimental discographies to keep me satiated for the rest of forever, though I'm certain this list would be completely different were you to ask me 2 months from now. XD
1. Antagonist A.D.
2. Buena Vista Social Club
3. Norma Jean
4. Kenny Burrell
5. Stevie Ray Vaughan
6. City & Colour
-The Hush Sound
-Family Force 5
-Black Veil Brides
-Florence + The Machines
-Jeremy Renner (shut up, he's sung in movies before)
The Dead Kennedys
I could live with that.
If I could only listen to 7 BANDS for the rest of my life they better have a pretty extensive library of material. One hit wonders won't cut it.
1. Pink Floyd
2. The Ramones
3. The Beatles
4. Def Leppard
5. The Scorpions
6. Duran Duran
The Dropkick Murphys
Linkin Park (My teen angst will never die)
The Rolling Stones
Johnny Cash (Not a band.. but yeah.)
Devin Townsend (I'm counting all of his work here, including Band, Project, and solo stuff. Cheating? Maybe, but whatever.)
Avenged Sevenfold (No shame... Except for Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, and some of Nightmare, I just don't enjoy those much.)
The Glitch Mob
Yeah, I think I can live with that variety.
Seriously they're ALL I listen to. Just yesterday I counted that I had listened to 112 of their songs in only 2 days... Might have a bit of an obsession.
Lamb of God
I'd be alright with them ^_^
lamb of god
iron & wine
3) Alice In Chains
4) Dream Evil
6) David Bowie
So long as I have Tool I'll be set for life.
Damn, this is going to be difficult
Animals As Leaders
Between the Buried and Me
System of a Down
Protest the Hero
Honorable mentions include Despised Icon, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gojira, Meshuggah, The Who, Queen, AC/DC, Tool, Veil of Maya, Atmosphere, Billy Talent, Nine Inch Nails, Mastodon.
A fairly mixed bunch I think you'll agree. Also in that order of importance.
This is a tough one.
Rage Against the Machine
A Dangerous Summer
I think that list has enough variety on it to get me through.
Diablo Swing Orchestra
It's a shame I only have room for one Jazz artist in there... But unfortunately I can survive without Charlie Parker and Miles Davis and the like...
no I can't...
EDIT: It is nice to see Blind Guardian getting some love on this thread... But why no Ayreon? Am I really the first who has mentioned this project or did I miss something?
After some thinking on this I actually would prefer Stone Temple Pilots instead of Stone Sour in my list of 7.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Queens of the Stone Age
Them Crooked Vultures
The Black Keys
Well, what bands would those be? I'll say that you can listen to anything they have and will make. The key is variety, you don't want all one genre. Here's my list:
- Motion City Soundtrack
- Childish Gambino
- Bloc Party
- La Dispute
Edit: you can include artists as well
Whoa, you might be the only person I've ever seen who likes Gorillaz AND Gambino. I cant get my friends into either of them.
-Cage the Elephant
Oh man, this is a tough one. I listen to *a lot* of music, mostly all kinds of metal or atmospheric electronica, so bringing that down to seven is... troublesome. Also would have to take the amount of releases into consideration. Well, if I can list an artist as well, that includes all of the bands/projects they are/will be involved in, right? Okay, then.
- IRON MAIDEN
The first band I became obsessed with. Amazing album after another. Inability to write bad tracks.
- BLACK SABBATH
Quite a few albums, varying styles and vocalists. Ancestor of half the metal sub-genres today. First album still sounds heavy as fuck.
- KILLING JOKE
An overall interesting band with a significant influence on post-punk/alternative artists. Still a lot of stuff left to listen to from their past and hopefully, the future. I like their modern, metally sound better
- BLUE ÖYSTER CULT
They haven't had a record deal for over a decade, but they're still going strong on tours. Every one of their albums is a classic in its own way. A "cult" classic, if you will. I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell.
Pretty much my favorite electronic/post-rock band with a very unique sound. Not that many albums out yet, but they do a ton of remixes and some split LPs on the side.
Without exaggeration one of the best collection of three musicians in the world. I have yet to listen to an album by them that I didn't like or even love. These guys are just... wow.
- Justin K. Broadrick
Alright, dis guy... is un-fucking-believable. Amazingly prolific guitar/electronic genius with a lot of projects both past and present. Everything this man is in usually turns to gold as a result. Awesome drone soundscapes, excellent use of drum machines, ginormously heavy doom riffs... The dude is the closest thing to a musical god to me. If I had to choose one of his many projects, it would be JESU, 'cause it's the most emotionally involving music I've experienced.
Whew. I considered including ISIS, Lights Out Asia, Mogwai, Slowdive or Stratovarius and probably tons of others, but alas, had to drive them out through process of elimination. 'Twas no easy task.
Kayo Dot, and I believe maudlin of the Well would count concurrently as Kayo Dot is more or less a continuation of motW, with the same core members (initially), and with the Kayo debut being originally intended as a fourth motW album anyways.
that was easier than I expected. There are a lot I'm going to miss, though.
My Chemical Romance
Seems varied and awesome enough, challenge accepted.
You like Letlive, you are my new best friend.
The Wonder Years
As I Lay Dying
Coheed and Cambria
Motionless in White
Fall Out Boy