It’s time for my Top-5 post of this month (November)
I have just realized that I haven’t done any music related top-5 before (except for Muse and Laruku). So…I have decided to do it this month and I will start it from the country that has produced a lot of great bands over the century. That country is England!!! England has been producing one great band after another since The Beatles shocked the world. No other country in this world has more amazing bands than England.
As far as I can remember, the first band that I listened to came from the Great Britain. My father used to love that band and played their songs from time to time and I grew to like that band too. Now, I play their songs more often than my father. That unforgettable band is The Beatles. For me, The Beatles remains as the number one greatest band ever produced on earth.
I’m not talking about the greatest British band in the world, the greatest doesn’t mean the one we like the most. Take example of Elvis Presley, I regard him as one of the best iconic rocker, but I don’t like his music, out of all his songs I only listen to less than 20 songs. I know my example is not from England, but I couldn’t think of any other example that I admit as a great musician but I only like few off their songs. Back to the topic, this top 5 British Bands is talking about Bands from The Great Britain that I like the most.
I hope whomever stumble upon this post will also share their version of British Bands they like the most.
So…without any more delay, here are my Top -5 list:
Favorite #5: Radiohead
This is a difficult choice… really difficult!! I am struggling between The Rolling Stone and Radiohead. My love toward these 2 bands is equally the same. I finally choose Radiohead because the other 3 bands that made in into my list are bands as old as (more or less) The Rolling Stone, I need another recent band to feel this list 😉
Radiohead is an extremely unique band, I know that not many people can easily accept their concept of music. They are incredible brilliant. They mixed unimaginable sounds into their songs. Listening to In Rainbow is both enjoyable and bizarre. People accepted Creep easily because it was such an easy listening song, but as Radiohead get older their music become more difficult to handle. Their uniqueness is the reason why I like this band. My current favorite song is 15 Steps.
Favorite #4: Led Zeppelin
The grandfather of metal is really difficult to be ignored. I found this band when I was still in high school but I liked them when I was in college. For a band that was established way before I was born, I was quite surprised to hear such a rich music coming from them. The more I listen to them the more fascinated I become. When I fist listened to Dazed and Confused, I was mesmerized by it, Robert Plant’s voice and Jimmy Page’s guitar were such a killer combination. Nowadays, they don’t make this kind of band anymore.
Liking Led Zeppelin is really difficult, not many people my age know Led Zeppelin let along like them 😦 I can not talk much about them because they will give me this blank look on their face as if I’m talking about alien from another planet. My current favorite song is Good Times Bad Times.
Favorite #3: Queen
I always find it difficult to comprehend when someone said I don’t like Queen…I couldn’t even imagine which part of their music is bad? Their music is enchanting and powerful. Their music is timeless. I’m glad to know that many of students (the young generation that was born after death of Freddie Mercury) like Queen even though they only like their hit songs.
I never get tired of Queen’s songs no matter how many times I have listened to them. I like both their music and their lyric. Mercury and May (mostly these two) really know how to make enchanting songs. My current favorite song is Spread Your Wing and Fly Away.
Favorite #2: The Beatles
I have a feeling that I don’t need to write anything about this band 😉 the greatest band that ever exist on earth, the pioneer and the legend. Everyone who loves music knows the Beatles even though they never heard of their songs before. The Name has stood the test of time. They keep gaining fans from all generation of life.
Their songs might sound simple to people of this century, but at their time, their songs are ahead of their time. Just listen to Lucy in The Sky With Diamond, that song doesn’t belong in 1970s, it sounds more like music from the 80s. My current favorite song is The Fool on The Hill.
Favorite #1: Muse
I think those who know me well can guess this one easily 😉 One of my most favorite bands in the world is Muse. In the early 2000, I stopped listening to new bands from the western world because they bored me to death…they all sound the same, my attention shifted to Japanese Music. But in 2005, Muse took me back to western music, they made me listen to British bands again (I’m still on strike with New American Bands, I only listen to the old ones). Their music sounds different in my ear. The first album that I listened to was Absolution and it awed me…I like their music straight away. But it took 2 more years to turn me into a fan.
In 2007, I have converted my self into a MuseHolic. I saw their amazing performance lived in front of my eyes. I was totally hypnotized. My love for them hasn’t faltered ever since. The reason why I like their music is because they have rich music, just like the other 4 bands I’d mentioned earlier. Their music stretch in wide range, they are not afraid to explore new sound. Their musicality talents are amazing. I want to see them again badly. My current favorite song is Stockholm Syndrome.
Well… those are my top -5 favorite British band at the moment. Although I write my current favorite song on every band, that doesn’t mean those are my number one favorite songs.
Honorable mention: The Rolling Stones, Suede, Blur, The Police, The Cure, Placebo, Cold Play, etc
Non band: Sting, Mika
My taste of music is old isn’t it? I don’t why, but I find old music richer than the new ones, only few of nowadays bands are worthy.
I’m looking forward to know your list…and please don’t mock other people’s favorite bands.