Sunday, April 05, 2009

I was thinking about musical tastes, and how they change over time, about all the styles of music I've enjoyed since I first discovered music on my own. It surprises me that I still love them all. I can put on the songs that excited me as a kid and still feel that dopamine surge that put me on this path.

What are the things you'll always love, no matter how far your musical tastes navigate away from your first discoveries?



...you guys aren't scared to be truthful about music you loved/love even if it's not "cool". I like it.


iPods won. Congratulations to iPods. Like they need it.

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Anonymous said...

You guys. The Cure.

xXxDaveyxXxJadexXxAFI said...

well i'll always definetly remember AFI!!! and like evanescence was a big part of my life and toy-box and some other weird bands heheh but the biggest thing will be AFI its the main band thats ever been in my life!!!

bryan said...

Taking Back Sunday, Tears for Fears, and of course, AFI!

Avalon said...

Britney Spears. Yea I know.

Anonymous said...

I still get that rush from the old old Lennon/McCartney tunes. Like Love Me Do and Ticket to Ride and She Loves You and all the rest. Especially played loud; that's just heady stuff.

Anonymous said...

strong words. i love how u r so passionate about music. you're and ispiration to me =) <333 u !

much love,
Mariah

Anonymous said...

lyrics. i'll always luv the lyrics =)

Gina B. said...

I will always love AFI. Jimmy Eat World. Our Lady Peace. These are three bands that I was introduced to in the 7th grade and I've continued to listen. and Love. Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Mozart, Handel, all the masters I will always love. The violin.
I will always love art. I will always love poetry and well written books, stories, rants. These are relevant to music love.

Stryker said...

The Cure, no matter how hard and metal based my taste in music gets, I will always love The Cure.

Anonymous said...

lyrics mean so much. they're wut makes a song. (duh!!!) they are and will always be my favorite part!!!!!

<333 u jade !!!!

Anonymous said...

btw i know this is random but does your virtual pet monkey have a name??? <333

Crimson Butterfly said...

i cant really decide and i have different kinds of music that i like

MJ said...

I grew up listening to Blur, Nickelback, the Barenaked Ladies, Weezer, Wheatus, Nirvana, and Madonna. Interesting music taste, huh? It was mostly what my mom or my sister were listening to. On occasion, I'd listen to Eminem or 50 Cent because of my brothers.

Now, since then, I've been there and back again. I like all music genres and I'm always open to a new sound. The oddest thing? I'll always have a place in my heart for Eminem. Brings back so many memories of my brothers and I. Eminem may not have been the best influence on me those whole five years ago, but I thought my brothers were the coolest people in the world. My musical journey has ventured pretty much everywhere. And now I'm back to good ol' rock with the occasional Eminem and a side of Barenaked Ladies.

These days, I can listen to some AFI, then switch to Madonna, back to AFI, then switch to something like... Marilyn Manson. I will even admit I listen to Britney Spears.

I'd like to think I'm quite musically mature for 15 years old. :)

Erin said...

for me, metallica, the used, bowie, queen, aerosmith, motley crue, the cure, hanson, pantera, incubus, and joy division.
Aside from the influence of both my parents from Elton John to Zeppelin to Sabbath to Meat Loaf....I have so many memories with these bands, they paved the way for my musical interests, and views on life to a degree...good times.

Zaina R Ahmed said...

I will forever love Hanson.

by the way, have you given up on the Q&A?

Jaime said...

When I was little our family went to Ocean City, MD every year for a weeks vacation. As soon as we could see sand and smell the ocean, on came the Beach Boys! LOL. We'd listen to them all week long. Even all these years later, when I take my little girls to the beach, we HAVE to listen to the Beach Boys. Tradition must continue!

Theresa said...

I was an 80's kid...from 1980-1990 I was 12-22yrs old. I did have some 70's faves, but the sound of the 80's can't be touched or matched. So many songs from that time take me back to a specific time and place in my life, that make me feel comforted and safe..it's a wonderful place to be.

Steph said...

Since I was raised by parents who grew up with The Beatles, Van Morrison, The Who, ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Tom Petty, Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton, and the like, I'm going to have to go with the oldies. The classics, pretty much.
Though, I can't get over the memories of riding in my mom's old car and Snackwells Brownies that come with Third Eye Blind, Hootie and the Blowfish, Alanis Morisette, and Savage Garden. Even Tupac brings back memories, haha. Love it.
God, I'm such a 90s child. It's awful, I know.

Anonymous said...

Dolly Parton still kicks ass. And I'm 18. Country music isn't something people would assume I'd be into based on appearances alone, but some artists/bands of that genre you just can't ignore.
I still get chills whenever I hear 'Jolene', or 'Country Road'.

Nicole K said...

Queen! Any time I hear Queen, I get a big smile on my face and I'm back in grade 5 with my best friend singing along to Another One Bites The Dust.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit, I still can listen to Avril Lavigne's old music and still feel the same way I did as i did in 6th grade when I went to her concert. She changed me as a person,literally. I was a shy, self conscious child till I heard her stuff. Her 'fuck you, i do what I like for me, not you' attitude was amazing to me and i wanted to be like her. I've mellowed out a good bit but I still follow the idea of not worrying so much about others.

-Limbo

mapletononmain said...

I will always love Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. My Mom listened to them when I was little. I just remember her dancing around the livingroom. I listened to it with my kids, and my daughter just said she'll probably make her future children listen to it as well. It's just good fun!

i-am-mexx said...

No offense, but My Chemical Romance will always have a place in my heart....and Tiger Army. I've been listening to one for longer than the other, but even through the years, my love for those bands hasn't changed one bit.

GermaricanMix said...

Darren Hayes. I've loved him for 10 years now. First in Savage Garden and now all his solo stuff, I love him and his music to death.

Matthias Reim. He's a German singer. When I was little I apparently used to point at his LP and call him dad cause he had longer hair like my dad did at the time. "Verdammt, ich lieb' dich" ("Damn, I love you") still makes me sing as loud as I can.

And last but not least VAST, been a fan from the beginning...I think Jon Crosby was responsible for my transition into rock music.

Anonymous said...

To start.... The Beatles will always hold a special place in my heart. Depeche Mode, The Cure... and AFI <3 =)
Pretty much whomever has made a big impact on my life.
~Jackie

lisa said...

The Monkees! "I'm not your steppin' stoooonne!"

Anonymous said...

That's very interesting. I had a dream the other night that I was an old lady in a nursing home reclined in a rocking chair and blasting AFI through an ipod (as loud as I could of course seeing as I had misplaced my hearing aids). The other old folks were trying to grab it from me and the nurses had to restrain them. Yes, its strange, but I really have a deep love for your music that I know nothing can ever change. It gets me energized when I feel weak(that dopamine surge you referred to), contemplative when I need to think, and it gets me through the times I feel sad, angry, or isolated. I listen to it when I am happy and when I need inspiration. I know it sounds cheesy, but AFI fills my heart with love and strength and real beauty. Feelings that powerful for music will not go away. As far as other music I will always love, I have always been partial to classical music, 70's punk, and lots of 80's music. Lot's of rock (mostly older stuff)and some modern indie or indie-style music also. Really, any music that it is genuine and you can feel someone put thier heart into becomes timeless in my opinion.
-<3 Sarah

Anonymous said...

jets to brazil

Cecilia said...

Strangely enough, AFI.

Anonymous said...

Jade, It's so cute when you get serious for a bit. I'm afraid if I answer your question I'll date myself. Ummm, yeah, we'll just leave it at that :D

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy listening to early ska like the skatalites, as well as many classic rock songs that my parents grew up listening to, and which they played frequently throughout my childhood.
(That was one extreme run-on sentence. Oy Vay!)

ThisSideUp said...

Um, AFI for one. You guys are so... universal. It's incredible. No matter what I will always adore you.

After that, probably all the Riot Grrrl bands. My heart rate actually increases every time I hear "Rebel Girl" (I measured it once. Yeah, I've got a lot of free time). And I'll always be a fan of anything indie. And Depeche Mode because David Gahan is a sexy beast.

HaZeL JaDe said...

I think...well I'm sure I'll always love you guys (AFI), whenever I'm sad, I try to imagine the fire inside me, sometimes looks like a tiny spark, but then I hear your music and it turns into a big fire inside me, it's an awesome feeling, thanks for your music, you're such an inspiration.

Here's a good quote: "Music is timeless" - Johann Sebastian Bach-

BILLY HALF said...

I THINK I WAS IN THE THIRD GRADE? MAYBE THE FOURTH. WHEN I BOUGHT MY FIRST EVER CD, FIRST ALBUM, FIRST PIECE OF MUSIC COMPLETELY SEPARATE FROM ANY INFLUENCE OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS. IT WAS SUCH A LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND A BORDER LINE EPIPHANY. IT WAS THE SMASHING PUMPKINS "ADORE". STILL TO THIS DAY ONE OF MY FAVORITE ALBUMS (THOUGH I HAVE NOW OWNED I THINK 7 COPIES AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER, SOME GIVEN AS GIFTS AND OTHERS ACCIDENTALLY BROKEN) IT HAS NEVER LEFT MY MUSIC COLLECTION AND I THINK PAVED THE WAY FOR MY MUSICAL TASTES LEADING ME TO ENJOY AFI AS MUCH AS I HAVE AND CONTINUE TO.

: )

_BILLY 1/2

SRRY ABOUT THE CAPS, KEY BOARDS ON THE FRITZ! MY KEY BOARDS GONNA' 'CAP' U !

PPS: WOO HOO FIRST COMMENT!

Abbi said...

=]

I'm the same way; I'll never stop loving anything I at one point adored. Like, Eiffel 65 was my first album and it'll never not put a smile on my face and take me back. I'm all about nostalgia.

Phantom Lady said...

I'll always have a soft spot for The Goo Goo Dolls. They were the first band I really got into...they were what made me love music. I even got to meet them in 2000.

Snuff Digital said...

it's funny how musical tastes can change over the years, especially how/when you can think "I really listened to that!?". my musical tastes have remained fairly the same from since I was about 11.

the first band I ever remeber really getting into was green day, and I still love them.

but the one band that I will truly never forget no matter what happens would have to of course be AFI. all the positive changes I have made in my life just from how inspirational you all are:)

I doubt I could ever, actually I could never, hate AFI or forget you guys. AFI will always have a special place in my heart, and I will always feel the same way listening to AFI songs just as if I had heard you guys for the first time again.

annaBANANA said...

STUPID SONGS WITH NO POINT TO THEM.

Because they're awesome. :]

Stephen Lynch style.

Weel said...

Run-DMC. Because they're so different from what I usually listen to. They'll always stay with me. -heartfelt-

helen099 said...

I can still listen to old Green Day, the Buzzcocks, and of course, the timeless Ramones.

an AFI song that i'm always in the mood for is dancing thru sunday. (i bet you're pretty tired of it, tho.)

but you didn't tell us what songs give YOU "the dopamine surge."

♥♥

Underworldlovettfan said...

Linkin Park, because they were my first own musical experience and their music will always remind me of the week I spend with firends in a camp, where we lisened to it from morning till evening, years ago.
HIM, when I listen to their music I find myself unwillingly smiling.
Also I moved on a bit, I still love these two bands, because they were my firsts, first musical experience, first concert and so on.

Karlye said...

You sure do think of some interesting things Jade, then again I'm only a teenager so, yeah...

Anyway, music I'll always love...keep in mind I'm still young, I've got a long way to go still before my music is as large as yours... Well my mother raised my primarily on Tears for Fears and Elton John, I'll always love those guys. I find this somewhat embarrassing but the first band I really got into before AFI was Panic At the Disco. I'll always love their first CD, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. It may sound corny but I'll always love AFI, the connections I've made to your guys' music is unbreakable, I don't think it'll ever go away. I also think I'll always love The Cure, The Beatles, The Shins, Death Cab for Cutie, Depeche Mode, Red Hot Chili Peppers, songs from musicals, Hit 80's songs, Burial, Interpol...among others that I can't think of right now.

alex said...

the music i heard when i was a wee child is annoying now, but i will always listen to inxs..and of course, afi

OneCoolNerd said...

I'll always love Aly & AJ. I'll always love LeAnn Rimes. I'll always love Backstreet Boys and N'Sync. I'll always love AFI. =]

Simply Caley said...

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Derek said...

Lately I've been listening to a lot of the Cure and 90s alt rock and punk. I'll always have a soft spot for some country music that I liked when I was 3 and 4. I'll also always be a Led Zeppelin fan because they were the first rock group I ever liked, even though by being a punk rock fan I ought to dislike the long solos and extravagance which Zeppelin personifies.

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Amera said...

hardcore at heart for me
some others too :
blur, Queen , No doubt , blink(hopefully some more to come ), Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Bon Jovi, Journey, Beastie Boys, Twisted Sister, Cinderella, old AFI of course, Billy Idol, Bob Dylan, Bowie/Ziggy, Led Zeppelin, G N R(my second guitar idol - Slash), Redemption 87.... tons more but actually there is one more now that i think about it.. when my sister was younger she was so into aaron carter (that backstreet boys' bro) yea a like his music it was catchy
sorry about the list
-Amera- with love :)

My-le and Jasmin. said...

I'll always like pop, even though I've matured to listen to more of the rock stuff now.

Sasquatchhh said...

Hmm... I think I'll always love the classics, like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, The Who, etc. because it's what I was raised on, it was the first music I was ever introduced to. Even after I've gone through all the changing I've had so far in my life I still love it like I did when I was a child.

Anna said...

i think that there are flashy songs that stick in your head until you're sick of them, and want them to go away.
and then there are meaningful songs which stick in your head and actually MEAN something to you - whether - and i disagree with davey here - whether they mean to you what they lyricist meant them to mean or not.
people will always have different opinions on the meaning of songs - and on what's flashy (or trashy) and what's meaningful - i mean, both are really determined by your experiences, aren't they??
i was in love with miss murder when i first heard it - problem being that i missed the beginning, and i saw it on jtv... and they only put the name/band/album up at the beginning.
i remember how long it took me to discover AFI!!!
TWO YEARS!!! but it was worth it. i did see the prelude 12/21 where davey takes the rabbit thing out of his mouth... and that was a clue for me... and then i remember i went onto hothits.com and there was the rabbit thing again!!! (which is now what i know as the decemberunderground album cover). and then i KNEW the band HAD to be 'afi'. i searched all over google and i just couldn't find the song!!! then, i was over at my boyfriends, and he was watching youtube, and i heard the balcony scene bit and i literally screamed
WHAT IS THAT SONG CALLED?????!!!!!
so i don't think we give music up, really, or forget it if it touches our hearts/souls/whatever.
and miss murder's always gives me that thrill, you know, like 'i didn't give up, i deserve to hear this song 'cause i worked at it and i didn't give up and i didn't forget!'
sorry... i've been RABBETING on a bit... get it?

camilla said...

I think for me it's mainly songs that are connected to certain memories. I have some songs that I just get such a happy feeling from every time I hear them, even if they're the complete opposite from what I usually listen to, but 90% of those have some kind of happy memory attached to them. Sometimes the song itself isn't that good but I still love it, haha.

Oh, and Disney music. Always works!

michelle. said...

the first band I really loved was green day.
I don't listen to them as much as I used to but I'll always love them.

Anonymous said...

The bands that really started my love for music were bands like Good Charlotte, Simple Plan, Yellowcard and Sum 41. These days those bands are called posers, emo and other lame put downs. But they really got me going and helped me gain perspective on myself as a person. Oh and of course, AFI. Those guys are amazing, have you heard of them? lol

<3

Edvinas said...

My music started with The Rasmus... I'm still listening them.. Later i found Green Day... cant wait for them new CD... Later Lostprophets.. cant wait for new cd too. Then My Chemical Romance... I like theyre first CD.. And Later AFI... I can't live without you guys... cant wait for new CD.. also my dream is to be looks like Davey.. also my dream is to see you all guys... Than with AFI I found.. VNV Nation.. with awsome feelings and Tiger Army with beutiful music... Thank you guys for everything in my life... (sorry for my english..)

Iamblackbunny said...

Jade, Where do I start? Let's see...There's Depeche Mode,The Cure,Duran Duran, New Order, Siouxsie...& Gene Loves Jezebel just to name a few..that when I hear a song I still get goose bumps and that happy feeling!=)There is a lot of great music now..including Afi & Blaqk Audio.But every so often I have to flashback to the 80's ! =)

Lem said...

I guess, as a kid all I listened to was pop music: the happy, bouncy, Spice Girls stuff.

Now I listen to Rock, Techno, Metal, the whole shebang... but I still have Take That, Boyzone, Girls Aloud and Spice Girls on my iTunes.

Once a pop girl, always a pop girl, I guess.

Canvas said...

NWA, Pink Floyd, Diamond Head, Prince, Fleetwood Mac, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Heart, Op Ivy

Kayleigh Control said...

How's this for obvious? AFI ;D
I still love Busted and Slipknot and Good Charlotte and Green Day.

Er.. System of a Down.

Y'know.

Liking this layout more, Jadey, but I could still make you a better one. More personal to you ;D It's what I did for my blog. You should look :)


xxxx

linkreeves said...

For me no matter how much my love for glam rock grows. I will occasionally go back to the rock bands that had female singers. No Doubt, Evanescence, Janis Joplin, Suzi Quatro, Blondie, etc... Still luv to here those.

Matt said...

I think I will always, always love the offspring, depeche mode and AFI. I've listened to them for so long and have had so many memories with the songs that they will always remain as bands who I will never hit skip on.

C'est Moi. said...

I'm not really into classical, but Canon in D does something to me that I can't even describe. It was that way the first time I heard it so many years ago; it was still that way last night when I listened to it for the first time in ages.

Wait, I can describe it - it's like my heart, mind and soul are coming together in an achingly joyous menage a trois of aural ecstasy. Yup, that's it.

any_mouse said...

Considering my first discoveries were Bryan Adams, Mariah Carey (Music Box/Dream Lover era), and Whitney Houston, and now I love AFI and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, I'd say that I've strayed a little bit from my roots. However, there are certain things I will always love:

1. Lyrics or sentiments that touch something inside me or give me what I need at that particular point in my life. They don't have to be particularly deep (or even comprehensible), as seen from my boyband phase in high school, but they do have to connect with me somehow. If they both make sense and are meaningful, then all the better.

2. Catchy, beautiful melodies. They can be aggressive too, but they have to have an element of beauty in them. This is why I can listen to AFI, even earlier AFI, but not straight-up hardcore or punk bands that are all aggression and no melody.

3. Attitude (in the songs, not necessarily in the musicians). I'm a timid, quiet person by nature, so the song has to say what I don't have the courage say, or be what I want to be but can't.

4. A strong, distinctive riff/line/hook in the main instrument, whether it's guitars or synths or whatever. My ears need something to hold on to.

5. A beat that moves me. Not necessarily a dance beat, but just something with bounce to it. Days of the Phoenix is quite bouncy.

6. A cohesive but distinctive sound. A strong artistic identity and vision. I should be able to listen to 20 seconds of a mystery song and be able to tell that it's your band.

7. Kinda contrary to #6 but not really, I need innovation, variety, and creativity. There are some bands where I can't tell one song from the other because they all sound the same. Each song has to be different, but not SO different that I'm left scratching my head, y'know?

Van, not Can said...

I'll always love 2 ply toilet paper.

Anne said...

linkin park's 'In the end' still rocks... And the first Good Charlotte album has still got some good memories attached to it ^^

Anonymous said...

I will always and forever love the Norwegian band A-ha. I was 8 yrs old and it was the first band to turn me on to music, I still love their debut album, it's just pure 80's pop and I think it's great!

I also love early Madonna (she lost me around the late 90's) and Cyndi Lauper has a special place in my heart also.

Looking forward to Crash Love
<3 Rachel Rose

Signs of Intelligence said...

haha jade, i bet everybody says AFI. Which is probably true. Mine is blink 182 though, AFI dont need to be mentioned, its obvious.

cilliii said...

I think I'll always love Nickelback and U2. I'll enjoy AFI's tunes for ever, as well. ♥

Emily. R said...

I grew up on Disney, Earth Wind And Fire, Frank Sinatra, Chicago, The Eagles, Count Basie, Hanson, Eminem, America, Robert Miles, Alan Menkin, Hans Zimmer and Ella Fitzgerald. The first CD I ever got was Middle Of Nowhere by Hanson when I was 7. I still have it. I guess I just can't forget those pop rock, jazz, R'N B, soft rock and dance sounds that blend with Christmas, Summer Break, my Rollo Weeks phase in 7th grade, driving to my grandparent's place, my rebel without a cause phase in 9th grade...my dad's stereo blaring Old Blue Eyes and Ella during "Cocktail Hour"; and watching The Lion King over and over and over until the video tape broke.

I still have all those important songs on my Ipod, now. They remind me of my childhood when I used to analyze things without even realizing that I was analyzing them. Things like light and shadows on the carpet, dreams and night skies, etc.

Jo Emmaljunga said...

I still love Bad Religion, even though I barely listen to them anymore. I used to listen to their cd's 24/7 in the 90's. I still remember all the lyrics and still go to their shows every time they tour in my home town. Bad Religion is one of my favourite bands and they are partially a reason why I decided to study Biology.

I still love britpop; bands like Oasis, Pulp, Blur, The Verve, Supergrass, etc.
Radiohead is one of my all time fav's.

I still love Deep Purple, Slayer, Metallica, Guns n' Roses, White Snake, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Queen.

I still love Michael Jackson.

When I was a young girl I was a Hanson fan. Afterwards I was very very very very embarassed about it and even destroyed the only cd I owned from them. A few years ago I googled them and realized they still do music(rock typish) and it sounded kinda OK. I can't stand the fact they are so openly religious(me being an atheist). I still like Taylor's unique voice. But this is a secret so don't tell anyone about this :D

I still like some Ace of Base songs! Is this embarassing too?

There was a time when I used to listen to only 50's & 60's music with my best friend. This lasted about 1-2 years. That era is still very close to my heart.

kirstie said...

Easy. There is no possible way I will EVER be able to dislike Dir en Grey. No possible way. They've been around for a little over ten years now.

Of course, you guys also. I can't see myself ever growing out of AFI.

Oh and then Spice Girls. Totally. Yep.

<3

Starla Rae said...

Janie's Got a Gun - Aerosmith
White Wedding - Billy Idol
Vanishing Cream - The Hunger

Those are just a few songs out of many that I can hear and still enjoy.

Christine said...

To my there is many music that makes me feel things inside, since for example dont change of AFI it(he,she) makes me feel nostalgia, nostalgia of the things that mas want, makes me think, other one since(as,like) the boy who destroyed the world also of AFI it(he,she) makes extract all the good energy that you take inside.

Payaso said...

rod stewart (thanks mum!) and david bowie. and silly pop-punk bands that made me feel summery.
and randy rhoads...if i could wish him into existence again for just one day, i would ... and i'd ask him to play dee =)

yes sidetracked from the original q i know...but the man was a genius.

Payaso said...

and suede!!! and pulp!!! couldn't forget those...dammit there are too many....

Katiekay said...

I will always love 80s music. I was born in 86, but I remember my dad listening to a lot of Duran Duran and the like, and I just love the whole decade.

Also, I'll always adore Bryan Adams, Elton John, and Billy Joel. And Silver and Cold is still my favorite AFI song ever. It always makes me smile.

A.F.I. said...

My music is - AFI, I love Blaqk audio Hunter revente son of dam XD lol
generon is Punk-Rock Horror-Punk Rock -Electronico Punk-Meta:D
and you.?¿?

JamieAllOver said...

i will always love good charlotte and simple plan. they're the bands that got me looking at different music then whats on the radio. they led me to mest, which brought me into a whole different scene. i'll forever love them.

chaoskitten said...

for me, its listening to my green day albums.
american idiot introduced me to music in the first place a couple of years ago.
since i started listening to you guys of course, i've started listening to other types of music aswell though.

(especially industrial and electronica thanks to blaqk audio. thank you jade for the introduction there :))

but i can still turn on dookie or kerplunk even after listening to zeromancer or vnv nation.

i may be a goth/industrialist these days, but i'll always be a proud green day fan.

and of course a proud AFI fan too.

jilstr said...

I've always loved a little "cowbell". It just makes you want to get a groove goin'...ya know! You can never go wrong really, it just makes you smile and remember jammin' to silly funky disco stuff....

Steve said...

oddly enough, AFI is probably number 1.
also- metallica, black sabbath, nofx...just a lot.

aworldofviolets said...

Unfortunately not much, I guess I get bored quick. I've been into you guys for some 7/8 years, but beyond that there's nothing I used to like that I can still get into

lorral said...

As I say on myspace, Music got me thru my angst filled youth. When I hear certain songs I am right back there to another time and place. There are many individual songs hat invoke a memory. Dylan, CSN&Y,early Rod Stewart,Bowie then and now, Cat Stevens (before he was a criminal), and of course the Beatles, whose music changed over their years. Always interesting ..sorta like this other band I listen to now! ;-)

Lashy said...

I grew up with Andrea Bocceli and Sarah Brightman, and will always love them in that way. And AFI, of course. ^_^

I'd like to hear what kind of music you're referring to when you say that...?

Azelinn said...

I'm probably going to sound cliched, but AFI. I will always love AFI. There is just something about the lyrics and the music that seems to understand me, and can make me feel like I belong somewhere when ever I listen to it.

namedannette said...

Well Jade, I will always love AFI; that I can't help but say. Bright Eyes would for sure be the other band that I couldn't stop loving. Both statements have proven true.

justin said...

haha afi of course, your writing style is what got me into writing music.

also alkaline trio had a huge take on me. the songs are so easy but to the point, and matts lyrics, even though how dark and depressing they are, we're exactly how i felt at times, and when i put those on i would feel a lot better.

Those are the main two, there is a lot more! haha

Emmy said...

Since the first time I heard "Enjoy the Silence" as a kid, I've been a huge fan of Depeche Mode and pretty much all electronic music. Although, as I grew up, I was very much influenced by my father. All he listened to was metal and punk. I loved that kind of music, but when I started to discover music on my own, I was very into both pop and hiphop/rnb. I can't really see why at this point since I now think that kind of music is rather meaningless.(I still enjoy listening to it now and then though.)
A few years ago I rediscovered metal and punk, and that introduced me to a various of hardcore, screamo and alternative bands as well. Now I can't imagine life without this kind of music! Blaqk Audio also opened my eyes for elctronic music again, which I am very thankful for.

Anyways,
in my opinion, good music is music that makes you feel. And that can be music of every genre. Music that I'll always love even though I'm so far away from it today must be pop and hiphop/rnb. I'll always stay in touch with it, especially since I'm taking streetdance lessons..

Much love
Emmy

Anonymous said...

mine is greenday. they where my first taste of punk and they will always be there for me :)

god that was cheesy haha

peace love and havok- sami

music_ninja (COH)

Candy said...

You guys, The Cure, Marilyn Manson, Judas Priest, some Finnish bands and Japanese bands and of course Britney Spears. :) And From First To Last.

samanthaadele said...

Hmm... Its kind of weird for me. My mom would constantly play things that I liked (Also, some things that I didn't) when I was a baby. I remember alot of NIN, Portishead, The Cure, and a bunch of others. I actually navigated away from all that for a while and then rediscovered them.

Michi said...

Madonna's early work, as well as most other 80's artists. Oh, and Jefferson Airplane.

Also, jelly sandals. Hmmm.

copper87 said...

I went from Christian Rock to N'Sync to Sum 41 to Good Charlotte to Rancid to AFI...kind of. My music tastes began to branch out in all sorts of crazy directions as I picked up The Cure, Bright Eyes and Cursive. Oh. There it is. Cursive never ceases to amaze me. I'm not sure if The Ugly Organ will ever stop giving me the same feeling it did when I was 16. Happy Hollow and Mama, I'm Swollen are astounding and will always remind me of college days and writing philosophy papers in the deepest darkest corners of the library.
AFI will always hold a special place in my heart and on my iPod too. Sing the Sorrow is still one of my favorite driving albums.

11am_street said...

The first music I ever liked was Culture Club... I was two. Then it was Paul McCartney at 4 years old. I love him & the Beatles even more today. I remember rockin' out to Yellow Submarin back then. By the time I was 6, I was into the Doors, still am to this day. My favourite song will always be Stand By Me.

The first bands I 'discovered' on my own were Savage Garden and Oasis, whom I still get the urge to listen to.

Glass Spider Webs said...

b*witched. For real. At least from my elementary school years.
Middle school: (I really don't want to sound obsessive) AFI <- sing the sorrow was the first cd I spent my own money on in the sixth grade. Then I bought Blink 182. (Horray for them getting back together!). And Coheed and Cambria. Tiger Army. The Distillers. Rancid. The Offspring. The Shins. The White Stripes. NoFx.
I was a pretty hard core 6th grader. I just stole all of my sister's cds, so I really only owned sts and blink182. =]

Mia said...

Man, I've gone through so many phases...
Some bands that I've been totally obsessed with (yet don't listen to so much any more, to make way for my new obsessions) are The Beatles, Green Day, and Evanescence.
Those are the top three bands that got me into music, and started/influenced everything in my life that's now so important to me.
Though I don't listen to them as often as I used to, they will ALWAYS be dear to me, and every song will bring back so many emotions and memories..

Funny that you'd bring this up, 'cause it's something I've been thinking about alot lately. :)

Dancealways said...

Patti Smith. I saw her early and I saw her in 07. She was and is still badass.

havokisthecure said...

AFI...u guys made a miracle in my life, and everyday that I wake up and remember that out there are 4 AMAZING guys making music,living healthy,and making ppl happy, makes me feel that life is worth it, and it is wonderful...

THANK U...

ooh and I`d love THE CURE no matter what happens.

ShotgunSinnerXX said...

I'll always love My Chemical Romance, no matter what happens...they single handedly converted me from S Club 7 and McFly to rock music.
And AFI, of course, there's something about your music that's timeless. There's a song for any mood I might be in :)
xx

Anonymous said...

...oooh I left out the Misfits! They haven't gotten enough mentions. There is just something about their sound I will always love. And I also left out 60's pop,jazz; Now that I think about it, I'm really into different music from every decade. And some musicals. Yep. Bye for now,
-<3 Sarah

Leah said...

I'm a emo/punk/rock/goth girl (if you wanna label me as something...) and I've always been in love with the top punk bands like The Used, My Chemical Romance, and Panic! at the Disco. I also adore Breaking Benjamin, 30 Seconds to Mars and, of course, AFI.

No one knows however, that I harbour a mad, secret adoration for, that's right, Cher. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.

Jacks1234 said...

Sum 41, Jimmy Eat World, Barenaked Ladies, Blink 182, Sinmple Plan The Used, def. Pink Floyd, and when I'm with the right people all those pop boy / girl bands...
There are a few country songs too, which is weird.
However, most of all is Yellowcard's Ocean Avenue, that album is one of my favorites from the first note to the last!
I'm thinking though that bands I have gotten into more recently as in the past five years, such as, you guys and all side projects, The Cure and esp. The Smiths. These are all band that if my 14 year old self ever heard, well, she would compare to the Spice Girls!

Rainn said...

I listen to a wide variety of music, expect for, under no curcumstances, classical and most rap or country. But I will always adore Brand New, The Cure, and of course, you guys, AFI.

Anonymous said...

(first person who commented! :P YAY! lol)

hahah had to add NIRVANA and Blur... older Metallica, NIRVANA, and YOU GUYS! <3

Nicky said...

I grew up listening to all the mainstream mix of pop and (c)rap...yea.

My taste has definitely gotten harder, darker, and faster....haha. But no matter how much rock and/or metal I listen to, I will ALWAYS love musicals. <3

Sally in Sweden. said...

Green Day. I have loved them in 8 years and after all that, I can't leave them. They're the first punk/rock band I loved.

You guys, AFI ofcourse. Can't leave you. You're all so great persons and you're all heros! You want to save the world, straight edge, vegan and you know. That's AWSOME! And you guys have the best music in the whole fucking world!

Hugs, Sally :)

The Biggest Fan! said...

Love you guys, I love The Cure, Frans Ferdinand (I know, sounds wierd like hell HAHA) and... The Offspring, Nirvana and that. Most of it is Rock or Punk. That's the best music taste ever! :D

Love you Jade :)

Kitty. said...

You guys made me love music, in real.
Before I didn't know what music was. I didn't know what the rhythm was.

But since I heard you guys the first time, think it was "God Called in Sick today", I was so shocked that I heard something in it. Ýou guys are the best that ever happend to me, I promise!
You inspired me, since I saw/heard you Jade pleyed guitar, I was started play guitar.
Rock on guys, love you!

datsdatdude said...

Op Ivy, NoFX, Bad Religion, Public Enemy, Tribe Called Quest, Miles Davis, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac. You guys, Goldfinger and 2Pac have shaped my music since I was 13, though.

brenna! said...

AFI, obvs.
& when I started high school I got really into 80s alternative. Like Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Smiths.. etc. I don't think I'll ever be able to take that off of my iPod.

Anonymous said...

nsync

Jordana said...

Um... thats a tough one... I think I'll always remember AFI even when I'm older... Evanescence (Fallen), Avril Lavigne (Let Go), Britney Spears (coz she was awesome at the time) but I have to say, the one band that I never stop listening to is Meatloaf because my Mom (eurgh - I can't not spell it the american way... and im british!) used to play the 'Bat Out Of Hell' album every month or so in the car and wouldn't take it out until Dad told her too. I think through all the years of her practically raising me on it as a child made me listen to them even now. Although, I saw them about... 2 years ago maybe, and I was extremely dissappointed - the encore was 'Black Betty' and the man couldn't hardly breathe... What vocals are in that song!?!

singingXsorrows said...

I've got two pretty far out musical loves: Clay Aiken and the Spice Girls.

Seeing the Spice Girls in concert was on my list of things to do before I die. I finally got to do it last year. I felt like I was 10 years old again.

As for Clay Aiken...I followed him for all four of my high school years. I was in a huge community. I grew out of it when I started listening to AFI though. :) My musical tastes have since done a 180, but I've still got a soft spot for the old stuff.

Anonymous said...

AFI, The Killers, and Queen will be classics FOREVER!

Emme said...

80s music lives forever (well via my ipod that is)!!!!

Got this thing for "AFI" you know -I mean really been there with em since Answer That... and although the syle and tone have change - still luv em. Luv em harder today than i did yesterday (N when i mean yesterday I mean 04.05.09:)

Still in that "Depeche Mode" state of mind. Dave Gahan voice, OMG its still beautifully tingly haunting wow.

where is "Paul Oakenfold" most currently current, i mean seriously the now is just not enough hahahaha.

What the dealio on blaqk audio yo? yea,its that good still got some songs on there repeat repeatedly.

Been falling over myself to "3oh!3" fer some reason, sort of remind me of Beaastie Boys in a faded vague way...

i have no idea why but there is something going on with my deepest interest to "Hollywood Undead" and "M83". Really where did they come from.

I heard Alanis Morrisette on the radio the other day (yes, radio I know you may have heard of it. got me feeling nostalgic had to find her jagged little pill cd and download it to my ipod. Ahhhh the memories - Good Times!

Today's music is a little crazzzi and confusing really I mean I have no idea what anyone is saying anymore. what ever happened to songs about sticking it to the Man, Loving someone forever, being free and just holding on to your life for what's it worth...

Hell I'm being so hard, hell i luv me some "T.I." and "Flo rida" got that right round thing going on for him with the tone to Dead or Alive flava.

la la la la, hmmm hey "GnR" is good too now as to there then. I have yet to place "Lady Gaga" and her weird faux Madonna comparison hahahaha but hey Just Dance eh eh eh.

I luv em all; all music - if its new and i never heard of it before you bet imma download it.

k i'm done... wow what a comment

rAinisnotreallyhere said...

Well, of course AFI, you guys saved my life many times <3. Then, Garbage and Good Charlotte.

Anonymous said...

Enya. Yes, I'm on the right blog. What can I say? Beautiful is beautiful.
I only found my other current loves a few months ago when I had a minor epiphany so it's too early to tell, but AFI isn't coming off the heavy-rotation list any time soon.

Nevermore said...

Prior to my discovery of AFI and VNV Nation who will stick with me forever and always:

Queen, The Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Yes, Sting (early years), I could go on. Parents with good taste, always a plus.

Hanami said...

blink-182

They were one of the first bands I ever really got into, and I can still listen to them and genuinely enjoy them.

la.caída said...

AFI, Nine Inch Nails, Tool...

and the Gin Blossoms. Strange combination, I know.

//..Flip..\\ said...

Good Classic Rock will always dominate!

que-sara said...

Metallica.
Queen.
Bowie.
Meatloaf.
No Doubt.
Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Iron Maiden.
No matter what happens, they will always be good to me.

xx_emogirl33_xx said...

I'm a pretty young person (14), but I will always listen to bands like Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Police,The Kinks, Talking Heads etc etc. My dad introduced me to them when I was still pretty small. I will also be a big Bob Marley listener, my dad also gave me his CD when I was just 6.
Most of all though, you guys will always be a big part of what I listen to and what inspires me.

Anna said...

I'll always love David Bowie. I used to go over to my friend's house when we were little and watch Labyrinth on VHS, and I thought it was the rockingest movie ever. It wasn't until years later that I found out that he did stuff other than Labyrinth! But as an adult, I still love his music.

And this is really lame, but when I was in jr. high, I had a Savage Garden phase (I know, I *know*). They were the first big concert I ever went to, so they'll always be kinda special to me (even though, looking back, I cannot for the life of me figure out what made me like them so much).

Melodia Sadpain said...

Umh, dunno... I think I can safely say I will always love AFI though. I'm so glad I found you guys one year ago now!It opened my mind to other genres of music. Plus, your music built a strong link between my sister and me, just 'cause we both think it's amazing! When it's about AFI we're alone in our little world ;)

Also, I surely still like Linkin Park, though I didn't listened to their stuff in forever.

And I could never deny my first loves in the metal genre: Luca Turilli (thanks bro!) and Rhapsody, the latter being my first CD purchases.

And I could mention a few more, but I'm only 19...

p.s. Am I the only metal fan here?? O.o

Sierra said...

AFI of course! it reminds me of being the freaky little kid in elementary school with a walkman listening to black sails lol

Dani said...

AFI, and Smashing pumpkins. There are some others, but those are the most important ones.

LetsTalkTreason said...

3 most influential bands of my life so far: AFI, The Cure, The Smiths/Morrissey.

Oh, and your layout reminds me of Rorschach inkblot tests :]

Alex Davis said...

The sound of an orchestra tuning.

Lauren said...

Those amazing one-hit wonders from the 90s. Lots of classical and country is thrown in there too, thanks to my parents.

k17 said...

I still love and will always love the music I listened to in my childhood.

The Beatles. Led Zeppelin. Genesis. The Who. Crosby, Stills, & Nash. Joni Mitchell. Jean-Luc Ponty. Jimi Hendrix. Grateful Dead. There are so many more.

No matter what new musical tastes I may dabble in, I'll never lose all those old bands. They're permanently a part of me and I associate so many fond memories with them. In retrospective, I couldn't be happier to be raised surrounded by such beautiful music.

Dorian said...

I have to say that Green Day opened my eyes to anything-that-isn't-classic-rock (Which I naively called 'punk' or 'pop-punk' at the time) American Idiot will always be one of my favorite albums, even though I've "moved on". But even before discovering Green Day, The Who and The Turtles brought new rhythms and riffs to my mind.

Zachary said...

Daft Punk, Eiffel 65, Dave Williams-era Drowning Pool, Saliva, Captain Jack, Slipknot, Brook Benton, Fats Domino, Five, Backstreet Boys, 12 Stones, Vengaboys. They all take me back somewhere good.

janice said...

a good musical never goes out of style

Anonymous said...

The backround makes me think of Crash Love. Elegy? Is that a new song?

Anonymous said...

This is embarrassing, but I will always love Bon Jovi.

stelle said...

i always loved muse
since i listened to them for the first time it was magical i guess
all my other music tastes stray and morph back and forth between genres/artists

The Soliloquist said...

I remember the moment I - I guess, grew up. It started me becoming this person I am, and I will be eternally grateful for that. I was about 9 years of age, and I was watching TV and Good Charlotte came on (I know, I know. I was a VERY sheltered kid) and I totally got that rush then and there. It was like I just fit finally, there was my world. They were my stepping stone onto bands like Green Day and eventually, AFI. Yay. So thanks, GC. Even if you did turn out to be rotten in the end, I still love you.

Ashleigh said...

Disney songs always make me really happy, and really sad at the same time. I miss when things were so simple.

And "Hit Me Baby One More Time" gets me pumped every single time I hear it. :P

Anonymous said...

not specific bands but boybands and hardcore.
So so so far from my current tastes but whenever I put my ipod on random and they come on I get stoked.
Them and Bon Jovi.

The nostalgia is so good.
From being a kid and dancing around to Backstreet boys, to being a teenager and going to hardcore shows 4 times a week and becoming me.

Syvenseks said...

I'll always enjoy blues, rockabilly, rock-and-roll, some pop music. Shania Twain! Her first album was hot, let's be honest. Tons of stuff. No matter where I find myself in the musical spectrum it's still enjoyable. You can't not enjoy stuff from your young days. Our minds colour the past rosy.

mrdogey said...

Actually the first band I discovered myself was AFI, so obviously you guys. :P

Also, I'd include sheryl crow, garbage, and the indigo girls on that list, cause whenever I travel with my dad, those are who we listen to.

Oh, also metric, nightwish, cradle of filth, and within temptation.

*sigh*, some things just don't get old :P

FallSouthWinter said...

The Judds. Alabama. Haven't heard them in a very, very long time, though.

Ace of Base. First tape I ever bought, and I have a lot of memories attached to their songs (ohhh, the love letters, oh, oh god...) SavageGarden, too. Donut Junkie (Piano Lesson 1) got me liking electronic music.

Pocahontas soundtrack- it still plays, though I don't play it as often anymore. Seems to bring rain.

Stratovarius, my true love. I think they made me WAY more open minded about music than I had previously been. They kind of helped me realize it was better to be myself as opposed to a teen acolyte, while also helping me through a pretty rotten time in life.

AFI. I caught the last minute of Miss Murder on tv, and somehow you guys managed to hit me over the head the same way Stratovarius did. How did a name and song title scribbled onto a piece of scrap paper turn into an entire discography?

Tara Leigh said...

billy joel, johnny cash, the eagles, pavarotti (oh yeah.)... all of my grandma's records and cassettes that i would play when i was little.
more recently (during high school), rancid and afi... lot of east bay.
and i would have to say nsync had a very big effect on me.
they taught me that "because my friends like it" is a BAD reason.
but i still dig lance.

Simply Caley said...

...the "Frasier" theme song.

("...but I don't know what to do with those tossed salads and scrambled eggs...they're callin' again.")


I'm not kidding.:)

Ashley said...

Besides you guys, Hanson. So weird, my two favorite bands. But seriously, even if you were never a Hanson fan, listen to their new stuff. Plus they stand for so many good causes and use their music to influence people to take action.

But AFI will always be number 1 in my book, even if my musical tastes change drastically. your words are tattooed on me, i guess i better like you guys for a while :)

Bianca Shameless [HBIC] said...

Selena! haha
AFI <-- Its the truth.
Moz.

chaoskitten said...

good charlotte deserves a mention too coz i'm on a good charlotte kick, once again, at this moment in time! :)

i am quite brave i guess, but what are people gonna do? send the "goth police" to my front door?

or should that be the "Bauhaus squad"? *laughs*

Sally said...

Smith hyphy stroll HAHAHA I looove that video! Haha Smith ALWAYS made me laugh!

Cherol said...

I still listen to Spice Girls, N*Sync, Backstreet Boys, S Club 7, B*Witched, 5ive, 3LW, M2M and A*Teens.
I still do most of the dances too. I'll always love that stuff. Though, I don't think I'd like it if anything new like that came out now, even if it sounded exactly the same. It's just one of those things.

I'll also always love the music I grew up on, that my parents had on, you know. All the old Motown and Funk and Old School Rap and R&B. It's in my blood.

EmeraldMuerte said...

I started with My Chemical Romance, then it was a lot of punk-rock bands, then AFI then electronica, pop, synth, hard rock, classic rock, metal, operatic metal like tarja, thrash, alternative female punk rock like jack off jill - I pretty much listen to anything now.
Alternative is my favourite genre because it's so broad, I believe many bands are labelled with that simply because their sound is so unique -just like you guys! <3

Stasia1x3 said...

AFI. AFI got me into music. Before i knew AFI i did not care for music. The first time i heard AFI my life change, now i more into music.

Anja said...

I think I'll remember Good Charlotte. They kinda suck now, but I bought their album "Chronicles of life and death" when I was 12, they were the first rock band that I had listened to, and I guess that that album ment a lot to me back then. And I still like most of the songs. :)

xo

UniquenessInABox said...

When I was a kid I listened to a lot of Brittney Spears and Spice Girls, then I got really into Avril Lavigne. After that I discovered Green Day, and they were really the band that lead me to everything I listen to now.

As for bands that always excite me when I hear them, AFI, Rise Against, Green Day, sometimes Avril Lavigne still, uhmm... Catch 22 (they have some bitchin' horn lines), and Bad Religion.

Anonymous said...

i've managed to navigate my way from 'reputable' artists such as yourself to the jonas brothers, who i love just as much in different ways. it seems everybody has an opinion on them, though; i wonder what yours is.

TattedDoll said...

No Doubt, I will always love No Doubt, AFI, the Smashing Pumpkins.

Araceli said...

AFI of course, The Smiths. no matter what AFI and the Smiths will always stay with me.
And...Fall out boy.

markmyw0rds said...

I will always love Queen and ZZTop. Those were the bands I listened to the most when I was growing up, and no matter where my musical tastes lead me, they will always have a place on my playlist.

Sian said...

silverchair. They were my first real favourite band when they first emerged. So now matter how my tastes change - or their style - I'll always put in the effort to like their releases.

The Clash. Have just always been playing somewhere in the background for my whole life. Every song still holds so much meaning.

AFI. Mainly for memories. The first tour of Australia I was sixteen and it was my first time flying interstate by myself, to see all the shows. It started my craze for making trips over to other cities to see bands, as they always skipped my hometown. The best week of my teenage life. Then the second tour I did the same thing, but an ex-boyfriend came along (it was planned when we were still together). So that turned into the most miserable week of my life. So now I have a pretty strong love/hate association with your band. I don't think I'll ever be able to let that go. Haha.

iam said...

The Rasmus. They are the first MUSIC that I'd heard.
And AFI. Scare about your new album, but still belive that i would like it :)

askprudence said...

Okay for some reason one of my all time favorite songs still is "Buffalo Stance" by Neneh Cherry. People laugh at me, but I'm serious. No matter where or when I hear it,I always freak out.

I even remember when it was a breakout or breakthrough(?) video on MTV.:)

MJ said...

I totally voted for Conor Oberst, by the way. I just felt like sharing that since I've recently discovered him.

Anonymous said...

totally love switchfoot...

Boo Baby Doll said...

I've always liked Queen, Styx, Boston, and things of those sorts. And Naturally AFI, but also a lot of classical music and a lot of Jazz.

I guess as far as right now, most of the music I listen to is considered "main stream." But I don't really care XD

Eunice said...

when i was a kid, i listened to a lot of classical music because i was learning the piano.. i loved the music from The Nutcracker, Claude Debussy, and Camile Saint-Saens..

music from the 80's is still a hard favorite :). new wave and stuff from the bangles (man i loved the bangles' hazy shade of winter and walk like an egyptian) and of course strawberry switchblade.. early electronic stuff from depeche mode, information society, pet shop boys and fad gadget :). the wild swans, the care... i have to blame my older cousins for all of the early wave stuff i crammed my head with..

and when i reached 4th grade i liked kylie minogue's better the devil you know because it's so dang catchy.. i still find myself listening to that tune whenever i'm on this childhood nostalgic slump... so there :-D

Jade, još si cool, bre! said...

Well, some people think AFI ain't cool anymore, but I disagree...I still love you...

{MissMalaise} is a Trini girl. said...

First and foremost, AFI, then The Cure, and probably Trapt...to some extent Tokio Hotel. I'm into more of the Deathmetaly-screaming stuff now, but I'd never give up these guys :)
Too bad Job for a Cowboy and Dr.Acula!! AFI's my fave!!

Anna! said...

Green Day. And the Beatles.

Anonymous said...

Where it's at by beck.

And strangely still listen to Eminem songs at take them on a serious level. haha

I grew up with strange music tastes as a kid. :/

Drea said...

I think ill always like country music mhmm
i dont like all of it, but i was raised on it and it has something about it that i love.

In the future, however, i think i will also always love you guys, fer sure.
Because your music has been a big insiration in my life.
<3
DREA

Charlotte said...

Harry Belafonte and John Denver are definitely the weirdest ones that have been with me since childhood.... But there's always James Taylor, Jim Croce, Vivaldi, The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Wings! My dad's also a professional mariachi player, so there are always old Ruben Fuentes and Jose Alfredo Jimenez standards dancing around in my head from time to time, and I do really like it....

How could you ever choose between Conor Oberst and Paul McCartney? I would find a way to clone myself and later transfer both sets into one memory. Although do I think I prefer the Conor Oberst album (I assume it's just him and not Bright Eyes...?) to recent Paul McCartney stuff. And then of course there's Moz... never really been a big fan, but if I was, I would probably choose him.

Anonymous said...

yes! this is good! I will not write a lot! still a lot to read!xD

p.s. "AFIst"

impure0purest said...

Jade. Your poll sucks.

You should watch Throbbing Gristle at Coachella.....
Oh My God. If you don't go you'll miss out.. Like seriously. TG coined the term "industrial" music. My mom and her boyfriend flew from Canada to England to see them play in 2004... now they're in your f-ing backyard... you HAAAVE to see them!!!!

aMaNdA said...

Back Street Boys, Nsync, A* Teens, Eiffel 65 (their song Blue!).
Oh the good old days, when boy bands were awsome.

dollfayce dropdead™ said...

AFI, defs.
You guys were my first favorite band.The rest of my music will probably change over the years.
Check back with me when I'm 20.

Anonymous said...

britney spears, hilary duff, cher
:)

la ghost said...

Mazzy Star
The Doors
The Sundays

Katie said...

Jade your side bar thing is really getting badazzled. The Smith one is icing for sure.

I don't believe I ever answered this question about musical tastes. Idk. I find it cool that I heard AFI at the age of 11 and loved it but didn't pursue your music because I was a loser, and then heard you guys again at the age of 16 and was again blown away even though your style had changed so much from All Hallows to Decemberuderground. All an all I'm proud that I at least could recognize good music at a semi young age..haha.

Brooke said...

Of course I'll always love AFI! But Britney Spears... That's a bit embarrassing admitting to but I remember she was the shiz when I was in the 3rd grade. I grew up on country but none of that stuck so much... The Cure is a definitely with me forever! Um, I'd say Puddle of Mudd. My mom loves them and when I moved in with her that's all I heard for about 4 days. Then my favorite classical composure Bach! He's not going anywhere!

morgan said...

well, i definately won't ever stop loving backstreet boys & nsync haha
i was obsessed with them.
and i grew up around techno/electronica with my dad being a dj, so i'll always love that too..
and classical.

BeginPoisoning said...

AFI (of course). Depeche Mode. Kill Hannah. Def Leppard. Josh Groban. Tokio Hotel.

I grew up listening to (and loving) 80s hair bands (because of my crazy but lovable mother), Hanson, and NSync. NSync's "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You" will forever be one of my favorite songs and I admit that completely without shame. :-)

Christa said...

Oh jeez, probably Spice Girls. The sad part is I would totally go see them in concert if they had one near me. Also, They Might Be Giants which I'm less embarrassed about. I still smile every time I hear "Birdhouse in my soul"

your background kind of reminds me of watchmen..? which doesn't make any sense.

Flash said...

I grew up on:

The Beatles
The Beach Boys
Elton John
Billy Joel
Jimmy Buffett
Johnny Cash


21 years old now and loving AFI, Rise Against, Jimmy Eat World, Billy Talent, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Alkaline Trio, and Negramaro. Oh how times have changed.

But I still love those I grew up on. Actually, I saw the Cirque du Soleil show "LOVE" designed around the Beatles' legacy last Saturday at The Mirage in Las Vegas. It was glorious.

kristy said...

i feel so old after reading through all of these comments...

when i was growing up, my mom listened to oldies and my dad listened to classic rock.

the first cassette tape i ever owned was The Bangles, which i still listen to on itunes.

other than that, i grew up on Roy Orbison, U2, The Beatles (my first concert ever was Paul McCartney), Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac...

i have to say, though, that the band that i always go back to when i just need to kind of re-center myself is Placebo.

lezah said...

Yellowcard, AFI. I love AFI so much, really hope to see y'all soon.

Sarah said...

ok this is in response to your Coachella question....def. see Morrissey (is he really going to be there?) i saw him lst week, and let me tell you, i had no idea!! first the music was great, but more importantly, the level of fan dedication is huge. dont miss the part where he rips off his shirt, wipes the sweat from his chest and throws it to the crowd.

i was completely unprepared for that. fans rushed the stage to try to hug him, and security just began shoving people to the ground. it was quite entertaining, even if i would have liked to hear some older stuff. i was hoping he'd do Jack the Ripper..oh well.

so yeah, Morrissey for sure.

Sarah said...

now im going to answer this one, Green Day "Dookie" was the first TAPE (damn it, i voted for cassette!) i ever bought with my own money.

from there, there are bands that change you, and change your entire outlook on life. albums that changed me were NIN's Pretty Hate Machine, The Cure's Wish and Wild Mood Swings, and of course, Sing the Sorrow. I will always be able to go back to those albums and feel something special.

fallchild. said...

AFI
Harry Potter soundtrack music.

i like orchestra type things.
and AFI. best band ever.

<3

kerri said...

Hanson! Who can resist Mmmbop? Haha Placebo is big onmy list right now. And Savage Garden. Aerosmith. Sufjan Stevens. Sugar Ray. A lot of stuff.

Mish the Dish said...

I have a lot of show tunes stuff in my itunes. Like the Moulin Rouge, Sweeney Todd, Sound of Music and Grease soundtrack.

Josh said...

DC Talk -- yes, the Christian band. Avril Lavigne. Disney songs (ex. "A Whole New World" from Aladdin). Ha! Good stuff...

Tess M said...

I cannot believe I'm admitting this, I will prolly kick myself later and wish I'd never said anything, but...

I still like the Spice Girls....

Mrs. Pilker said...

Fleetwood Mac. It makes me feel like a kid sitting in my parent's living room listening to 8 tracks.

Silly Girls Win said...

haha. i used to be obsessed with brittany spears. but i don't think i'll ever love her like i used to.

i liked green day a lot, and i still do. and obviously you guys. just in case you'd like to know, i've never actually liked a band as much as i like afi. :)

Anonymous said...

i'll always be thankful to afi because you guys introduced me to so many other really good bands! afi has left a huge impact on me and gotten me through some really tough times. i will love you guys forever!!! i have always listened to music but when i heard afi i wasn't just hearing it i was feeling it to, feeling music is the most amazing feeling! before afi i had never felt it so thank you soooo soooo much!!!

Ewan said...

Morrissey. Always has been, Always will be.

<3

Sarah said...

country music.

it owns.

Bohemian grrrl said...

Savage Garden, Placebo, AFI, Good Charlotte, (I believe you get stick for liking Good Charlotte now, but they were big when I was 15..) Alanis Morrisette, Four non blondes, John Barrowman, Meredith Brooks, Duran Duran, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Cure, Frank Sanatra.. this list goes on and on...

J.C.L. said...

The biggest part of my musical life was and is AFI but, the first thing I ever found on my own was Prozzak when I was 8 and I still love it.

Lori said...

Ok, Here's my official lists of "LOVES", in order:

The Monkees
The Stones
The Dead
Pearl Jam
EmmyLou Harris
AFI

Janis Joplin
B~52s
The Cure/Depeche/The Smiths
are all loves, too~

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