March 25th, 2005

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My musical tastes

I just wrote this in a comment to slipjig, but wanted to put it in a separate journal entry, too, since I spent quite a bit of time thinking about it and would like to put it in my LJ memories. (It's slightly edited.)

As for me, my tastes are pretty eclectic. I listen to stuff from lots of different eras, for example. I'm a big Beatles fan; I'm not big on jazz, rap, techno, or country, but love some country-influenced stuff like the Eagles and Creedence Clearwater Revival and jazz-influenced stuff like Jamie Cullum (ETA: And even occasionally rap, such as The Beastie Boys or Eminem, but only very rarely); I'm big on stuff that's funny (like Jonathan Richman, Christine Lavin, They Might Be Giants, Barenaked Ladies, Da Vinci's Notebook, Stephen Lynch, Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie, Moxy Fruvous's "King of Spain," and Weird Al); I adore Dar Williams and R.E.M.; I'm a big 80s New Wave buff; I like a lot of a capella (such as The Bobs, though I don't have any of their stuff -- I've just seen them in concert); I'm most fond of folksy-leaning stuff, but I also like some harder rock stuff like Green Day, Franz Ferdinand, The Clash, Queen, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers; I love fiddles and mandolins and bodhrans, but sometimes overdose on Celticness if it isn't cut with at least a little bit of something else (such as Ashley MacIsaac's excellent "Sleepy Maggie"); Sarah McLachlan mostly leaves me cold for some reason; and I have an embarrassing weekness for boppy pop stuff like Ace of Base, Right Said Fred, Hanson (though they're less poppy now than when they were kids), and Pink.

The "Top 25 Most Played" songs on my iTunes are:

Penny & Me (Hanson)
Drops of Jupiter (Train)
White Flag (Dido)
Dragostea Din Tei (Original Romanian Version) (O-Zone)
Wherever You Will Go (The Calling)
I Was Dancing At The Lesbian Bar (Jonathan Richman)
With You In Your Dreams (Hanson)
A Long December (Counting Crows)
Straight To...Number One (Touch and Go)
Wo Qui Non Coin (Aoi Tada & The Seatbelts)
The Gates (Da Vinci's Notebook)
Closer to Fine (Indigo Girls)
It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (R.E.M.)
Losing My Religion (R.E.M.)
Every Morning (Sugar Ray)
Iris (The Goo Goo Dolls)
So Far Away (The House Jacks)
Sleepy Maggie (Ashley MacIsaac)
Speed Racer (Porno Mix) (DJ Keoki)
Inside Out (Eve 6)
100 Years (Five for Fighting)
Landslide (Dixie Chicks)
Mi Gustas Tu (Manu Chao)
King of Spain (Moxy Fruvous)
Trapped By Love (Manu Chao)
  • Current Music
    Scritti Politti, "Perfect Way" (such an 80s nerd!)
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