Discussion in 'Other Media (TV/Film, Comics & Games)' started by Ramirez, Nov 19, 2010.
Thanks. I thought that was your joke to elude sffworld rules!
Ok dudes, inspired by Evil Agent's love of lists, let's rank the Seattle grunge bands...
1. Pearl Jam-they've stuck around, and are still pretty solid. Also a sweet live band. I would rank their live material as better than some of their albums.
2. Alice in Chains- Lane's voice is totally unique, and Cantrell has a nice guitar style that you don't hear too often in metal
3. Soundgarden- As much as I love Chris Cornell's voice when it is on, when he is off his game, he sounds like ass. Jesus Christ Pose is one of my all time favorite songs.
4. Nirvana- Slightly overrated. Still an awesome band. Probably the most accessible of the grunge bands, I feel like they didn't get a chance to reach their full potential. Kurt's guitar playing on the unplugged album is much more advanced than it was on Nevermind. Also Dave Grohl is an insane drummer.
5. The Melvins- Still rocking hard all these years later. They score points with me for keeping it real.
Being a Seattleite this is a hard one for me. These bands all have a special place in my heart.
The Melvins rock. They have been incredibly influential. One of those bands most people know nothing about but in my opinion are one of the most important bands of the last 20 years.
I must admit I don't listen to any of them much anymore, but in the 90's a few of them were my favourite bands.
Probably the same top 5, but substitute the Melvins with Mudhoney for me. I've never gotten into The Melvins but have heard heaps of praise, from other musicians as well.
I remember buying Nirvana's Bleach (in red viny) before Nevermind was released, and being blown away by the sludgy, grungy guitar in the songs. Still love that album. Then I bought Nevermind and was in awe of the sound, production and songwriting skills of Kurt. The whole group of people I was hanging out with were fully into it. Their Live Unplugged DVD is also excellent. Unfortunately Nevermind has sort of been played to death now.
Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger was the first album I heard of theirs, and was also amazed. Especially the intro song Rusty Cage and the downtuned guitars on "Outshined" - what a brilliant song and singing by Cornell. Also really liked Louder than Love but thought Superunknown was a bit disappointing.
They're currently writing new material as a group for release this year - the first since 96 and their breakup!
Pearl Jam - yeah, pretty consistent. "Vs" got very heavy rotation in the car when it came out, as did Vitalogy.
Some great bands in a memorable era of my life, that's for sure.
1. Soundgarden - By far the most progressive and experimental of the grunge bands. Badmotorfinger remains one of my favourite rock albums of all time, and Superunknown is amazing too. Chris Cornell probably has the best all around voice in rock (range, timbre, etc.).
2. Alice in Chains - Underrated grunge band, with great songwriting and some of the best vocal harmonies ever. Dirt is one of the darkest and most hardcore albums in my collection!
3. Pearl Jam - Very solid rock band, and their first three albums are classic... but somewhere around the 5th or 6th album it starts sounding a bit generic/repetitive to me.
4. Nirvana - Definitely a bit overrated, but this was the first modern rock band I ever liked and they were responsible for getting me into rock. I'd rank them higher if they'd been around a little longer (as Corporal Blues said above, they didn't get to reach their full potential). I can't really listen to them anymore (overplayed? burned out?) except for In Utero, which is a dark and muddy masterpiece.
It's funny that the lowest two on my list were the most popular of the bunch. AiC and Soundgarden didn't get as much of the spotlight, but were definitely the better musicians.
Any Hip Hop Heads around?
Top Five Rap Groups
1. Wu Tang Clan - It gets no better than RZA and Genius/GZA
2. Cypress Hill - B-Real..raps most underrated MC
3. Jurassic Five - Old School Lyrical Grandmasters
4. Gravediggaz - Hardcore at its finest
5. OGC - The best of the Boot Camp Clik
If you have issues with cussing obviously don't click on the links.
Real hip hop
The greatest rap song of all time
Nah, could never get into hip hop. I don't know, just doesn't appeal.
I'm listening to the nerd rock of Jonathan Coulton (Yes, the guy who wrote 'Still Alive' for Portal).
Oh, screw it. 'Still Alive' - Jonathan Coulton & Felicia Day
Not much of a hip hop listener myself. Back when I was in middle school and high school I liked all the 90's rappers like Dre, Tupac and Snoop. Also listened to Wu Tang and Cypress Hill but don't really listen to them any more. I do still get the occasional Wu Tang song randomly stuck in my head.
I love hip hop. I'm a rapper and hip hop musician as well as a long time fan. Some of my favorite groups and musicians include: Nas, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Hieroglyphics, Notorious BIG, and Atmosphere.
Ozric Tentacles, Afterswish
Nice! I've got "Erpland" and really like it.
Black Sheep Boy by Okkervil River
Creature Feature - 'Buried Alive'
This is the only song with an official video. Was going to link 'A Gorey Demise' but it doesn't have a decent video. Anyway, got their album coming in the near future and I can't wait for it.
Just find myself listening to Big Country-probably one of the very bands I would say I have as a "favorite" Most of the stuff from them is 80's and 90's, but I enjoy it
cleaning my room and rocking out to the one album I've listened to more than any other in my entire life: Megadeth's masterpiece Countdown to Extinction! Still an amazing album.
Don't listen to them much anymore but my personal favourite is Rust in Peace, with "Hangar 18" one of their best songs.
Just watched "Blood Into Wine", a documentary about Maynard James Keenan (lead singer of Tool) and his venture into wine making. It was a lot cooler than I expected, and I was surprised I hadn't really heard about it yet. Very informative and interesting (re: wine making), and also some a cool insight into the private life of Maynard. Highly recommended if you have any interest in wine, or in Tool!
Have you seen it, 3rdI?
Rust in Peace is a sweet album too. I have a soft spot for Countdown to Extinction. It was the first CD I ever bought...had plenty of cassettes before that, but Megadeth brought me into the CD era of music listening.
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