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Who is your favorite music artist?

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R.E.M.
Invented the term"college rock." Murmur to Document is one of the greatest 5 album streaks ever, the pinnacle reached with Life's Rich Pageant. Even I had written them off after Bill Berry left and they produced 3 middling albums, but they stormed back to prominence with Accelerate and Collapse Into Now, how often does that happen?? If they must call it quits, at least they went out on a high note.
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I'll start off. It's a toss up between Daft Punk because that blend of funky electronic music is just amazing and Gorillaz because their music is just good. I don't really know how else to describe it.
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The Beatles
They tried so many different tricks and wrote so many great tunes that it's just impossible to get bored with them. In case you're wondering, I pick Paul.
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Beatles. Classic music. So much real feeling and love. Contrasted with hatred and sadness.
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Metallica- Heavy and catchy. Introduced me to metal. Made 5 awesome records (kea, rtl, mop, ba, load)
Faith No More- A great band with lots of experimentation and variation without getting pretentious.
Weezer- Appeals to me in a emotional way.
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Rush


Simple ingredients - take the best drummer, the best bassist, and one of the top guitarists and throw them into a progressive band with impossibly intricate dynamics for 30 years, and you'll get some of the most incredible sounds and stage shows ever heard or seen. Aren't those Canadians a nice bunch?
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Rush


Simple ingredients - take the best drummer, the best bassist, and one of the top guitarists and throw them into a progressive band with impossibly intricate dynamics for 30 years, and you'll get some of the most incredible sounds and stage shows ever heard or seen. Aren't those Canadians a nice bunch?
I noticed you didn't include ajfa but you mentioned load. Was that a mistake, or did you witness a horrible accident while listening to ajfa that ruined the album for you?
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Not to be confused with the above entry, that's Lush with an 'L.' Best band to emerge from Britain's early 90s shoegazer scene, Miki Berenyi & Emma Anderson mix the dreamy and the spooky with spectacular results. 'Atmospheric' only begins to describe their depth of swirling guitars and voices.
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Elvis Presley. Versatile in both genre, vocals, decades, and style. I can listen to a 1953 recording or a 2015 one, he isn't going anywhere for a long time.
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Cocteau Twins
The voice of God," that's how one reviewer described Liz Fraser's gorgeous ethereal, unintelligible voice. Swathed in Robin Guthrie's trademark spacious reverb guitar work, the Cocteau Twins' music engulfs you wave after wave, sometimes happily burbling in the eddies, other times surging into a maelstrom of sound. As unique and incomparable as any band from the past 25 years.
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It takes some mighty impressive material to rank this high based on four albums and a few EPs, but the sisters DuPree (+ brother & cousin) cast a spell that can take over your life. Not since the Sundays has a band brought such a fantastically whimsical world to life through their music, gorgeous vocals fluttering over chiming guitars and the best use of keyboards in years. Dreampop at its very best.
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My favorites stretch across different genres. I find that I enjoy Guns and Roses just as much as George Strait.
It really makes for a very eclectic music collection that I don't get bored with.
If I went through my playlist, my most downloaded artists are a tie: The Who AC/DC Snoop Doggy Dogg FutureCop!
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Trip Shakespeare


A truly original band. Three, count 'em, THREE male vocalists who each traded lead vocal duties while the other pair joined for expert backup harmonies. The unique rhythm section of John Munson on fretless bass and standup drummer Elaine Harris had few peers. No obvious origins to their sound, Trip blended the late 60s San Fran vibe with space rock and Matt Wilson's own idiosyncratically amusing lyrics.
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Pink Floyd for sure. I've loved them as long as I've loved music.
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Niccolo Paganini, Henry mancini, rhcp, the beatles, led zeppelin, and queen. Those are the one's that I'm not sure I'd want to live without.
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Supa Hot Fire
He's the greatest rapper of all time.
But he's not even a rapper.
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Queens of the Stone Age. They just get it right. Good range of songs and styles but all that stonery/desert style, great range of musicians on the full roster over the years and the videos are all pretty good.
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Paul Simon.
He embodied song writing in America.
His songs were topical and relevant in a poetic and beautiful way. I have yet to see a songwriter come close to his diversity and skill.
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U2


Sure, there's an element of self-parody these days, but at least they've rebounded with two pretty good albums after a couple disasters. Attractive decorations to an already bejeweled crown, everything through Achtung Baby demonstrated the power of U2, from the Edge's signature tone to Bono's impassioned delivery. If watching Live at Red Rocks doesn't move you, then you must be genetically stunted.
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Black Box Revelation. A two man rock band whose songs always pep me up.
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