Music for me is like the need for food or cloth. I can not stand 1 day without music. Basically I like ALMOST all kinds of music but my favorite among all is ROCK. As far as I can remember, the 1st music I heard is The Beatles and it really shaped my likeness of music. And then I fell in love with Guns n Roses, the 1st band that can make me totally crazy about them. I collected all their cassettes, magazines and live performances. Unfortunately GNR disbanded…I still love them till another band replaced them.
After GNR disbanded…the music world is not the same anymore…some where in late 90’s I stopped listening to new songs…because all rock bands were starting to sound the same, and it was getting boring. So during that time I only listened to Classic Rock such as Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Beatles, The Who, Aeroshmith, Metalica…well almost all bands up to heavy metal era. My favorite radio station at that time was Classic Rock FM and Rock Weekend on KISS FM. Those Classic Rock Bands are still on my MP3 play list. It’s kinda sad to know that not so many people like them or even know them…They had great music skill and great song. I like them all.
In year 2000, the beginning of new millennium…I accidentally found one of the greatest band in the world, and this band changed my point of view toward music. L’Arc~en~ciel caught my attention…my whole attention!! I was bored to death with western music at those days and I only heard Classic Rock, except for Green Day. I fell in love with Laruku instantly…they’ve made such a big impact on me. My love for them also brought me to other Japanese bands. But…just like before, I got bored with the other bands, my love for Laruku is getting bigger by the days.
In the year 2003, I found Muse!! At that time I only like them…they were good but not great…I guess at that time I was blinded by Laruku…And when they released Black Holes and Revelation…it’s not like anymore…I fell in love with their music…they became my favorite western band, still not on the same level as my love to Laruku of course!! When I watched them Live… I love MUSE more than before.
These 2 bands have different music skill and different sound but both of them are awesome, technically and commercially speaking.
Till this day…I still found American Music as boring as hell…except for Green Day… All of them sound the same. Nothing special!! I prefer British Bands over American bands…and the fact that US Music is ruled by Hip hop and R&B make it worst!! Can they ever be like Heavy Metal Era again? Where Rock ruled the world!! Call me old fashion or whatever…but I rarely like new bands!! I like few of them that still have the old sound.
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>Can they ever be like Heavy Metal Era again?
There are a number of new bands that are obviously influenced by ’80s metal…for example: Avenged Sevenfold.
Have you listened to them?
I have but not really interested. I guess I am no longer interested with new bands.
I’d like to recommend Dir en grey but they are not even american band. hehe….
But I have to admit that Laruku really change my view of music as well. I was watching Rurouni Kenshin and then the ost started playing and I went all “wait what, what is this. what is this band?” 4th Avenue Cafe is still one of my favourite songs to date :’)
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I like Dir En Grey’s songs, especially the ones that have no growl or scream in it. I never find music with not clear lyric as something interesting. Their ‘normal’ songs are really great. I often play their songs. The vocalist has great voice. Too bad I don’t know their current songs anymore.
Yaaiiii…I am glad to hear that 🙂 Laruku remains as my number one band for over 10 years
Music inspires. Always has, always will. You can’t predict what music will reach you – but when it does, it does. Enjoyed this post. It was invigorating 🙂
Everything you’ve said is so true 🙂
We never know which music will reach us more than any other.
Thank you for reading Noeleen 🙂
Green Day always rocking me. It’s the best band that I’ve ever listen to.
Since I’m born in middle 90s, I’m in transition. I used to like American pop music, until I somehow felt that it eventually sounded same and boring (just like you do). That time when I found Green Day. I started to listen to old Rock song then, but I barely like them. I only like one or two song from GnR or Aerosmith and several from Queen. I still preferred the modern Rock.
Haha… It’s really good to find somebody who like Rock too, through I’m more into modern one. Most of my friends love either those new American music or Korean one. I don’t really hate that, but absolutely not my taste. That’s why I rarely discussed music with my friends.
For me, it’s not the American pop music that sounds boring…it’s the American rock bands that sound boring, the new ones not the old ones. Unlike you, I don’t like modern rock. I like British rock but not American Rock. My love for American rock stops when Metal era was over.
But I am glad we both like rock music 🙂
it’s the best music