Music And You - What do you like?
It's obvious that our community is very diverse. It's something I love about HypnoHub; such a variety of people to meet and chat with. As an attempt to bring the community a little closer together and due to general interest, I just thought I'd ask this question:

What type of music do you prefer and why?

Everyone (who has a sense of hearing, anyway) enjoys some form of music, whether it's something as common as light rock or as rare and special as pirate metal.

What's your gig?

(Don't worry, you don't have to be as descriptive as in my below post :P)
I've always loved music ever since I was little, at one point in my late teenage years, though, I went through a time of great troubles and my love of music waned until it was gone completely. There was a 4 year span during which I had not listened to a single song.

When I rediscovered my love for music again, it was, ironically, because of video games. I was playing some oldschool stuff (Light Crusader? The Legend of Zelda? Bubsy the Bobcat? Anyone?) when I first realized how catchy the tunes in these games really were. In an odd twist of fate, the very same day I discovered OverClocked Remix, a site dedicated to remixing video game music. I lived and breathed the music off of that site for a year or two before expanding my horizons.

When I decided to expand my horizons a bit, I discovered that I really liked orchestral and progressive metal and rock, as well as techno. I also found that can like almost anything; when I say my taste in music is eclectic, I'm not just making things up. The only type of music I can't bring myself to like even a little is rap.

During this time of self discovery in music, I found a few bands that stuck with me through all this time. And I mean few. :P

Kamelot is possibly my favorite English-language band to date. In particular, I absolutely adore their Black Halo (2005) and Ghost Opera (2007) albums, though all of the albums starting with Epica (2003) are great.

Here, have some samples. And prepare for some feels.

Another band I enjoy to this day is Daughtry. You all might know the founder of that band, Chris Daughtry, as that one dude from the fifth season of American Idol. Their songs are nothing outrageously unique, but I really feel it when I hear them.

Another sample.

But it was always the less popular genres that I truly enjoyed. *points at OCRemix* No kidding. I find it exciting to discover genres of music that I've never heard before. This causes me to have a tendency to avoid the overly popular bands and seek out things less mainstream, because I'm much more likely to find unique stuff in them.

At some point, through OCRemix no less, I discovered that Japan has been at the whole remix thing for a long time, now. That's right, I discovered doujin music. In particular, I discovered Touhou remixes.

To this day, I listen almost solely to this stuff. Touhou remix music come in...

Every. Genre. Imaginable.

Seriously. I'm not kidding. I mean, wtf?

So, yeah. That's enough out of me. Shutting up now. :P
I generally like a little of everything except screamo

But these are two things I've been listening to recently
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KDwi0X7A0F0 -Fragmants

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4-ZchNVtbKg -Pray
Nadiatheberzerker said:
http://youtu.be/e8IEiwBLSxw
Well, that was unique. :P

Mistress_Marea said:
I generally like a little of everything except screamo

But these are two things I've been listening to recently
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KDwi0X7A0F0 -Fragmants
I somewhat like this one. :D
Vanndril said:
Well, that was unique. :P
Don't answer that. It was a rhetorical video
Current favorite albums in no particular order:
Death Grips - Exmilitary
Burial - Street Halo
Fun. - Aim & Ignite
GY!BE - LYSFLATH
PATD - Pretty. Odd.
Madvillian - Madvillainy

I don't really like anything else from PATD and Fun but those two albums, man.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVYGpPvNX_g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Dqgr0wNyPo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUhRKVIjJtw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMOy9SsUQ7U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nIvBI2_hSY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwaCAyn1F3s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK4DeMYtumc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2adiYfv5rwA

V(゚∀゚)V

I gotta branch out though really, I end up listening to the same music for a super long time. I commute to school every day in a car with a CD player so I actually listen to like the same ten physical actual CDs over and over D:
@Petal - get Late Registration and MBDTF, one of those two is definitely Kanye's best album. Also check out the new album Pinata by Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, you'll probably like it. If you want poppy female stuff like Gaga try Goldfrapp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeawPUpTHJA uwu
One of my all time favorite songs is The Dead Flag Blues by Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Extremely haunting but beautiful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVekJTmtwqM
I mostly like punky stuff from the nineties. Blink182, Linkin Park, Mindless Self Indulgence, and other "immature" sounding bands. It takes me back to a simpler time in my life when I could just pick up a pencil and a piece of paper and start drawing.
TakyonH said:
@Petal - get Late Registration and MBDTF, one of those two is definitely Kanye's best album. Also check out the new album Pinata by Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, you'll probably like it. If you want poppy female stuff like Gaga try Goldfrapp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeawPUpTHJA uwu
Oh man, I love Late Registration and MBDTF. I have spun Late Registration in my car so many times you don't even know. Course it was always fun to put on College Dropout when I was doing the retail shuffle in 2012 so that one's close to my heart too :p

I'll check out the other stuff too, Goldfrapp sounds cool :)
I like that album a lot but Sleep on LYSF is 2gud.

petal said:
I'll check out the other stuff too, Goldfrapp sounds cool :)
Goldfrapp is great but a lot of her music is slower and more trance than pop. She does have songs like Strict Machine and Happiness that make her albums worth listening to for me though. Also if you want good shit for driving check out the 1986 EP by Kavinsky.
yall know many of these songs would count as hypnotic right like you could post these in my thread down there :/

but yeah i like all genres also. been fairly into anime music lately which tends to combine rock and electronic really well, but also the regular electronic genres like DnB, Dubstep, Trap, been into all of that lately.

here have a song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7yQQloUcM0
Been getting into Daft Punk as of late. Kiiinda repetitive at times, but perfect for just playing in the background while doing other stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L93-7vRfxNs&feature=kp

Logan Whitehurst (RIP) was friggin amazing. His Earth is Big album, in particular, is an absolute joy. Take a listen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB0nhmERmhQ

Soul Coughing is brilliant.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-paNWy6HPw

Also, I listen to a looot of They Might Be Giants. Like, I'm pretty sure 90% of my playlist is just TMBG stuff. >.>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dQLkxz6c2E
Vorp said:
Been getting into Daft Punk as of late. Kiiinda repetitive at times, but perfect for just playing in the background while doing other stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L93-7vRfxNs&feature=kp

Also, I listen to a looot of They Might Be Giants. Like, I'm pretty sure 90% of my playlist is just TMBG stuff. >.>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dQLkxz6c2E
Daft Punk is a great one, yeah!

And TMBG is just too funny. :P

"You're older than you've ever been..."
I'm a metal head but I mainly listen to Viking metal or folk metal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4q1qeacqnw

Stuff like this that makes you want to pick up a battle axe and headbutt a bear is the best for getting energized and off my ass.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yom8nNqmxvQ&feature=kp

And this is one of my faves. What I like about this song is that it features 2 of my fav instruments, the hurdy gurdy and goat.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iijKLHCQw5o

Also I used to listen to Pirate metal really often. People sometimes think I'm joking when I tell them and I never understood why. Though the fact that one of my fav songs from them is a cover of a Lazy Town song may be part of the reason.
First off I'm happy that you linked March of Mephisto. Would have had to have some words with you if you recommended Kamelot without mentioning that song. >>

Personally I prefer older rock songs especially the Beatles. I've managed to expand my interests a bit with Metal (especially Metallica). Also a pretty big fan of Ennio Morricone and I enjoy listening to a lot of anime, movie and videogame soundtracks.

Balkan Beat Box is another pretty good band that I would recommend. It's pretty relaxing and is enjoyable to listen to.

Also I counter your pirate metal with celtic metal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky4wTMZ0AZM
strangeperson said:

Also I counter your pirate metal with celtic metal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky4wTMZ0AZM
I LIKE
Zko said:
I'm a metal head but I mainly listen to Viking metal or folk metal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4q1qeacqnw
You, sir, just won my heart. Please tell me there is oodles more of this. <3 Maybe with less growling and actual singing, but more of this, still. :3

*listens to the rest of the videos you linked*

You and I, friend. We will get along fine.

This is the type of metal I love. Yes, indeed!

Just...I really which there was less growling. <.< Actually, no. I don't mind the growling. It's just that the lack of melodic vocals saddens me.

Have anything like this with more melodic vocals? :P

strangeperson said:
First off I'm happy that you linked March of Mephisto. Would have had to have some words with you if you recommended Kamelot without mentioning that song. >>
I avoid linking that first, nowadays, because I once introduced the band to a friend (who now loves the fuck out of them) who was very hesitant to let himself like them because the first song I linked him made him think, "Oh, great. Demon worshippers."

He's such a shmuck sometimes. :P

strangeperson said:
Also I counter your pirate metal with celtic metal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky4wTMZ0AZM
If something akin to this does not make its way into The Witcher 3, I will cry tears of blood.
Vanndril said:
the first song I linked him made him think, "Oh, great. Demon worshippers."
Oh man if he thinks thats demon music he'd probably think I was Satan himself. Drinking out of horns and wearing pagan amulets is my thing.

Vanndril said:
You, sir, just won my heart. Please tell me there is oodles more of this. <3 Maybe with less growling and actual singing, but more of this, still. :3
Ehhh not much good quality stuff exists without the angry grunts and roars, that or I just don't seek it out as much. This one is pretty soft in comparison to most of the vocal stuff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1lXdLus2WI&feature=kp
But they do have a ton of instrumental stuff. This one is pretty melodic too, one of my favs from them as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmlgQCWfKYg

If you like these things you should give Ensiferum a try, though they too are doing a lot of roaring.
Fun fact, but I actually have a drinking horn. Because sometimes you need to drink your soda in an over the top manly type of way >___>

Second fun fact, I guess I posted the same time as Zko though his choices still kind of fit with my comment >_____>

And for some reason I'm thinking of Rammstein and a polish group called Lao Che. So those are two other pretty good bands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIRg-JxOn1E

third fun fact (because we haven't had enough of those) That video is the first full length version of that song that I have found. Was also the song that introduced me to Lao Che.
strangeperson said:
And for some reason I'm thinking of Rammstein and a polish group called Lao Che. So those are two other pretty good bands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIRg-JxOn1E

third fun fact (because we haven't had enough of those) That video is the first full length version of that song that I have found. Was also the song that introduced me to Lao Che.
You said Polish group *is so proud *:P ...but i've never heard about this band.

I like many music types, for me very important is a emotional factor and a good video makes it even better, like here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBb-sow4oLA
Here is warrior project:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVlPx0Jb7ac
Insomnium here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB97e5u-ZXY
These two are Sabaton songs :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZUYg4AXSpc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErlTq8tEgck
And here is imperial march from SW :D :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wvpdBnfiZo
Oh boy a music thread! Lotta great stuff here, but as of late I've been listening to folk rock and bluegrass. Something about acoustic guitars, banjos, and fiddles. I love finding obscure bands and bringing attention to them. Here's some stuff I've been listening to as of late.

Mumford and Sons being the non-obscure band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWNq89joPrI

Bluegrass! Some Trampled by Turtles with a lot of banjo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjdkc14-zwQ

Scenic Route to Alaska (local band from my hometown)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgMo8MZ7kWQ

At last but certainly not least, The Oh Hello's. I love this song for the 2 minute mark. A slow build up and then bang! Every instrument at their disposal goes nuts. Plus it sounds very celtic and I imagine myself running through a field going on an epic adventure.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHlTMxBzguI
Sorry, now I'm all excited to share music with all of you good people. Please excuse my music spam.

The Protomen. I'm definitely late to the party on this one, but man they are great. This song never fails to bring tears to my eyes. Not to mention this whole album is great.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72dNF9LEhDE&noredirect=1

Last one (for now) is from the Kill la Kill soundtrack. German is a language I'd like to learn and she sings it so beautifully. Plus it's a ballin anime (and I'm not even a huge anime fan).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWhcTesRFq0&noredirect=1
I almost got to see Protomen once. Someday! I get the most feeling out of Will of One from them, personally. Either that or KIIIIIIIIIIIIIILL PROOOOOOTOOOOOOOMAAAAAAAN later on the album. Act 2 feels like it's trying to be something it's not and loses some of the epic-but-cheesy moments, though it does have more tracks I like as a whole.
A long time favorite of mine is "Gorillaz." My current favorite song of theirs was Rhinestone Eyes from their "Plastic Beach" album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYDmaexVHic

Aside from that, my interests tend to jump around a bit although I usually tend to lean towards rock.

I also dig listening to the OST of various shows/anime. I love playing certain tracks from Durarara or Baccano whenever I go out for a walk.
Sol420 said:
A long time favorite of mine is "Gorillaz." My current favorite song of theirs was Rhinestone Eyes from their "Plastic Beach" album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYDmaexVHic

Aside from that, my interests tend to jump around a bit although I usually tend to lean towards rock.

I also dig listening to the OST of various shows/anime. I love playing certain tracks from Durarara or Baccano whenever I go out for a walk.
I think you might like the music on http://vip.aersia.net/vip.swf, if you haven't already seen that playlist.
My taste in music is very varied, but all falling within various genres of rock. That includes all sorts of classic stuff. Everyone from CCR to Aerosmith to Boston to Tom Petty to Eagles, etc. Also the big 80s hair stuff like Poison, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, and such. Modern punk and pop-punk stuff like Green Day, New Found Glory, and Rise Against. Emo-ish stuff like My Chemical Romance and Saosin. Heavy metal staples like Iron Maiden, Dio, and Ozzy Osbourne. Honestly, I could keep listing well-known bands that I like all day, but that's really not what this thread is for, is it? So, here's some songs I like by bands you might not know.

"Sunrise" - Amberian Dawn (symphonic metal, operatic female vocals)

"Riddle Me This" - Anarchy Club (hard rock/alt/electronic)

"Fight for Greatness" - Bloom (indie/pop, very melodic vocals and intricate guitar work)

"The Fall of Aphonia" - Children of Nova (prog, very melodic male vocals, all around awesome instrumentation) If you like this song, definitely listen to the rest of the album, or at least "We Collide". I would've linked that one, but it's the longest song on the album.

"Pollute the Sound" - Drist (punk/alt) Couldn't find a better quality link, sadly.

"No Holy Man" - Eden's Curse ft. James LaBrie (power metal)

"Pale Sister of Light" - Free Spirit (80s-style arena rock)

"Curtain Call" - Nations Afire (melodic punk)

"The Window" - Raven Quinn (alt)

"Romancing the Ordinary" - Rose of Jericho (pop-rock)

These are all groups I have at least one album from. I may link some groups I only have one or two tracks from later.
I don't really have a particular preference, though I lean toward rock and pieces with violin or piano.

Almost everything I listen to is Japanese, usually Touhou or Kantai Collection arrangements, with a few European and American songs.

One of my favorite circles is Yuuhei Satellite; they make good music and one of their singers, senya, has a beautiful voice.
KanColle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOQ2igLHhgk
Touhou:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTe1JMTlwwc
An arrangement of Last Remote (Subterranean Animism Extra Stage theme):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOnaWf1cXsM

Another circle I very much like is TAMUSIC; they don't make many vocal arrangements, but their instrumental work is top-notch.
KanColle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2ioazH93NU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOja0G0QtH0

COOL&CREATE is another circle I like. They made Night of Nights, an arrangement of Flowering Night.
Touhou:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0BRhFnjVF8
Night of Nights:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS_a8Edde8k
KanColle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arzz_hEkuoA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BODM5aJr1iU

I've recently taken a liking to Hachimitsu-Lemon for their relaxing music. Very nice to listen to.
KanColle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxBzCxfv32Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x_nXc-2jMU

One of my favorite songs right now is Ai Dee, a song which uses Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka, but with audio editing to make their voices more humanlike.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkLJoFp2UAE

Persona 4 has an amazing soundtrack. Here's one of my favorites.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=989oiFo-irk

I'm quite fond of anime openings and endings, though I generally prefer OPs to EDs. My favorites are Yuki Toki from Yahari Ore no Seishun to Love Come wa Machigatteiru (My favorite anime of all time), Super Affection from Carnival Phantasm, Super Driver, Hare Hare Yukai, and Tomare from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and Sorairo Days from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
Yuki Toki:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNLameXVYog
Super Affection:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z14bv2bGQN8
Super Driver, Hare Hare Yukai, and Tomare:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBS0AGgGTnQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5G5bD2Do-k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXFnd32egRM
Sorairo Days:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQvLECht08

Something should be said about Itsumo no Fuukei, one of my favorite songs ever. It's also from TMHS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwunJgLsm5U

Here are some non-Japanese songs I like.
Never Gonna Give You Up:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Blue (Da Ba Dee):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68ugkg9RePc
Scatman's World:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt_YhSxjshY
Tao Hua Duo Duo Kai:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1de1Nb7sMA

SADISTIC PARANOIA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjFIt78fCxI
I play a lot of BEMANI rhythm games so I'm generally all around techno and electronica.

But I LOVE 猫叉Master's music. Caring Dance is one of my favourites along with Queen Knight. Since I'm a baker at work, I usually set up my phone and play his music through the radio. His compositions are very folk-ish, feel culturally exotic, and very calming. If you like his work, you should give his album "Raindrops" a listen.

He also did the music for beatmania IIDX21 SPADA's menu select music, which is also one of my favourites. It's set in three different phases. Depending on which part of the menu you're in (logging in, mode select, song select), it transitions to each part.

猫叉Master is also pretty sexy. >w>