It’s taken me too long to get around to posting in this topic, even though I know exactly what I’m gonna say.
If I were to name my favourite genres, I’d say rock followed by blues, and then Swing. I don’t particularly care about genre though.
My favourite band of all time: The Eagles. Otherwise known to most as "that band that sung Hotel California."
Which happens to be my favourite song of all time.
Coming in second would be I Can’t Tell You Why.
To be honest, it kind of blows my mind how good The Eagles are. Other than the two already listed, they’ve got Heartache Tonight, One of These Nights, Lyin’ Eyes, New Kid in Town, Tequila Sunrise, etc, etc.
I can’t think of another band that even comes close to The Eagles’ quality and consistency. And because people actually didn’t have shit taste back in the seventies, all their best ones tend to be on Best Of albums.
I guess Queen has some consistently good shit, but they just can’t compare to The Eagles.
Edit: Oh shit, forgot to mention Franz Ferdinand.
They’re probably my second favourite band behind the eagles. They don’t really have anything up to the standard of The Eagles, but they have a bunch of pretty good shit. For those that don’t know, they’re the band that did Take Me Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijk4j-r7qPA
which, while not nearly my favourite, is pretty good.
Don’t usually like hard rock, but
this shit is just too dank. There’s also Dark of the Matinee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKyG1dRoDlA
and a lot of other decent-but-not-Eagles-level songs. They’re really an acquired taste though (except for Take Me Out, which is why it’s their most popular), and I didn’t like them the first time I listened to them. But for some reason, about three weeks after I first listened through their original album I thought “Hmm… I didn’t really like it, but for some reason I feel like listening to that album again.” And then that three week interval got shorter. And shorter. And now they’re my second favourite band, and even some of the songs I hated at first (i.e Outsiders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm0S1HAEMfA
) I’ve come to enjoy quite a bit.
Edit 2: Now I’ve forgotten Don McLean. American Pie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAsV5-Hv-7U
and Vincent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxHnRfhDmrk
are some gooooooood shit. Some of his other tracks like And I Love You So, Everyday, Dreidel, Castles in the Air, etc are alright too.
The only artist I can really think of that can really compete with The Eagles though, in my mind, is Yanagi Nagi, and only really when she’s got Key composition backing her.
I’d listen to Mintjam more, since they’ve got some dank composition, but I don’t really like their main vocalist. They killed it with Philosophyz, when Runa Mizutani was the vocalist, and I actually like the Mintjam ver of Philosophyz better than the original, but the vocals of the original were definitely better.
Lia’s pretty dank too.
If we look into video game/VN OSTs, I may as well just link the whole OST of Rewrite. I won’t do that, but here’s my favourite non-Rewrite VN track: