I recently upgraded my phone and the carrier included 6 months of Apple Music for free. With it, I have been traveling back in time and listening to albums that I didn’t give enough time to the first time around.
It’s a Famicom/NES music competition where people enter their own famitracker songs in to be judged. Lots of neat covers and all free to download .
I listen to basically anything and everything. My tip top favourite band would have to be The Red Elvises who are described on wikipedia as “a Russian-American band that performs funk rock, surf, rockabilly, reggae, folk rock, disco and traditional Russian styles of music”
I recommend giving 'em a listen ;D. As a bonus since each song can be so wildly different, just give another one a listen until you find one you like ha~
I am a 90s alt tragic but are not limited to it. Bands like Sonic Youth, Mudhoney, the Melvins, Pavement, Pixies … etc. UK bands such as Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, PJ Harvey (as mentioned). Others include Townes Van Zandt, Beatles (of course), Byrds, Flying Burrito Bros, Buffalo Springfield … the list never ends.
Sounds interesting … a bit geeky but in a retro, cool way.
Seriously, ELO is like my favorite band. Super random. I know… I actually wanted to see them tour last year, but they were to be in town when I had little money and no job. I bought a Google Music subscription just to jam out to them.
Other favorite bands include Das Racist, Awolnation, Taylor Swift, Gary Kang, Brooks And Dunn…
I have a tiny claim to music fame,
but I can’t mention it without giving away where I live.
My taste can only be described as eclectic (or terrible).
I tend to just pick stuff I like rather than worrying about genres,
although quite a bit of what I like has been described as ‘New Wave’.
Often I’ll only listen one or two songs from an artist rather than listening to lots of their songs.
(Note that the following lists are non-exhaustive and in no particular order.)
For 'artists' where I listen to more than one song
Sam And The Womp
Some where I've only really listened to one song
Tenor Saw - Ring the Alarm
Elbow - Open Arms
ELO - Mr Blue Sky
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Martha And The Muffins - Echo Beach
O-Zone - Dragostea Din Tei
Lou Bega - Mambo Number 5
David Campbell - Come On Eileen (Cover)
Beverly Knight - I Went to a Marvellous Party (Cover)
Smash Mouth - All Star
The Specials - A Message to You Rudy
A-Ha - The Living Daylights
Duran Duran - A View to a Kill
Lesley Gore - It’s My Party
Tom Jones - Delilah
Rogue Traders - Voodoo Child
The National - Exile Vilify
Blondie - Heart of Glass
Vicki Lawrence - The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
Buxter Poindexter - Hit the Road Jack (Cover)
Alannah Myles - Black Velvet
I’ll also occaisionally listen to video game soundtracks,
but not very often and usually only very exceptional ones,
like Super Mario Galaxy (very orchestral).
And occaisionally I’ll listen to joke stuff, like the epic sax guy, orchestral covers of ‘remove kebab’, ‘Bustin’ (a remixed ghostbusters theme) and a few ‘we are number one’ covers (R.I.P. Stefán Karl Stefánsson).