Top 5 Bands / Recording Artists of All Time
It is funny. Despite the long-winded diatribes on this very blog about the important of film and television to me and my family, I actually consider myself much more of a music snob than a film snob. I believe that comes from how one experiences the different mediums.
I typically see movies with others. We watch them together and experience the laughter, drama or distaste together. Afterwards, we discuss them – the things we liked or didn’t like. The point being that the experience is shared, but music in much more personal.
I listen in the evenings while going to bed with my headphones, blasting it while in the car, using my wireless speaker while in the shower, on my iPad while cleaning the kitchen, on my phone while exercising, while putting on my makeup, and even while I’m working. These are all times when I am either alone, shut off from the world around me, or even trying to focus/concentrate on the task at hand. There is only the music and my own mind. Even while working the music helps the stream of consciousness becomes a professional presentation, project schedule, or a communication plan.
For me, more than film or TV, my favorite bands are a mixture of what I’ve loved since as far as I can remember to a few that I’ve only grown to love in the recent few years. With so many great recording artists and music across the generations, it’s difficult to say what my favorite of all time are right now. I know this is about what’s my favorite in 2015 but were these my favorite in 2010? In 2005? Maybe. Sort of. Yes? No? I don’t know.
It was also difficult for some of us to reconcile the differences between the best recording artists and favorite recording artists. This isn’t about recognizing those we think are necessarily the best out there but our favorites. I think that there are more talented recording artists out there that are not on my list – but not just my favorite. Argh.
Tony (My Brother)
Eileen (My Mom)
Jesse Jr (My Brother)
Molly (My Sister)
Jesse (My Dad)
Tianna (ball and chain)
Brian (my brother)
- The lack of female artists is sad, especially in this family. It’s making us really evaluate further the topics discussed in earlier posts about how we see women in art – regardless of type – TV, Movie, Music, etc.
- There is a very diverse range in the recording artists identified.
- Brian has seen three of the bands in his list in concert.
- The best concerts my wife and I have gone to include the two we share in common – Coldplay and Kings of Leon
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