Lately? Deer Tick, Public Enemy, Ambrosia Parsley, Bowie, Northern Portrait, Adam Ant.
What a camera fuck
Midlake, Tricky/Martina Topley-Bird, Steely Dan, Roxy Music, Lena Horne, Luke Haines/Auteurs/Black Box Recorder, Manu Chao.
OP is a gay 12-year-old with a gay uncle.
Hootie and the Blowfish
Tanya Tucker, Cher, Linda Ronstadt, Gayle McCormick, Chaka Khan,
Mastodon, Opeth, Brandi Carlile, Shovels & Rope
Cat Power seems to be the artist that populates the most hits on my 25 most played.
Simon and Garfunkel
I go from one fixation to the next, downloading everything I can by a certain artist or producer. December/early January was Danny Tenaglia, a 90s house music dj/remixer. Then I was on a Cass Elliot kick, downloaded everything from her 10 yr career. Currently it's Giorgio Moroder, who has always been one of my favorite artists. He had two double-cd compilations come out in the last 6 months, which has revived my interest in organizing my Giorgio collection.
Mumford & Sons
Tool, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Queen, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Clutch, Depeche Mode, The Beatles, Rush, Blue Oyster Cult, Devo, The B-52's, Opeth, Blondie, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Joan Jett, The Kinks.
Joey in Texas
Hardly a day without Jacques Brel
Pet Shop Boys
New York Dolls
I tend to support and listen to artists that are either gay or very gay friendly...
Queen, Cher, Judas Priest, Elton John, Melissa Etheridge, The B-52's, Tracy Chapman, George Michael/Wham, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Rolling Stones, Rufus Wainwright, Led Zeppelin, Kings X, David Bowie, Madonna, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, Joan Armatrading, Scissor Sisters, Erasure, Depeche Mode, The Kinks, Accept, Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Blondie, Pet Shop Boys, k.d. lang, Marc Almond, Otep, Culture Club, Bronski Beat, The Who, Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne, Indigo Girls, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Sylvester, Frank Ocean, R.E.M., Little Richard, Billie Holliday...
The Brothers Gibb, The Beatles, Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson), Al Stewart, Evert Taube
Simon and Garfunkel
Why would you use "artist" to destibe any of those people OP? They're entertainers. And they clearly entertain you which is fine, but using the term artist is a stretch.
Lords of Acid
Nine Inch Nails
R27 I have some Swedish ABBA releases as well as other Swedish music at my facebook, lots of great sleeves.
I only listen to groups named after geographical locations
New York Dolls
Bay City Rollers
Meli'sa Morgan, Vaneese Thomas, Tina Moore, Lisa Taylor
Nine Inch Nails
Three Dog Night
Aretha, Whitney, Luther, Sam Cooke, Chaka
I an a sucker for a good singer, always was always will be
The great Dusty Springfield.
Blue Oyster Cult = My favorite band ever.
Led Zeppelin = Nectar of the gods.
The Beatles = Flawless.
Elvis Presley = The King. Plain and simple!
The B-52's = Those first two albums were stunning.
Metallica = Astonishing stuff.
Pink Floyd = Light it up.
Tool = Light another one.
Chuck Berry = Pure genius.
Rolling Stones = Rock 'n' Roll perfection.
R33, "recording artist" is a neutral term. It says nothing about the talent or non-talent of the performer.
lady gaga, jack white, Michael Jackson, modest mouse, franz ferdinand
surprised by all the metalheads here
Nine Inch Nails, Christopher Cross, The Flamingos, The Cure.
r16 beat me to it!
Me: Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson, mid-period Madonna (Ray of Light & Music), early Streisand, Aretha's great 60s-80s period, Roxy Music, Pet Shop Boys, Bowie, Band .... 80s club classics, occasional Opera and Mozart.
Oh, and Dusty.
Hey r23, I love Danny Tenaglia's stuff as well, and have 2 of his Global Underground CDS which I played a lot about 10 years ago, when I was still a club kid. Also Funky Green Dogs/Murk those deep house Miami guys.
The Smiths Pet Shop Boys Bananarama Donna Summer Olivia Newton John New Order The Cure Duran Duran Dead Or Alive
Great taste R39!
I will add Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Donna Summer, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Oleta Adams, and whole lotta gospel.
Patty Griffin, Jackson Browne, Lucinda Williams, Van Morrison, and Indigo Girls are my old reliable standbys.
R50 I know lots of gays who are into metal. I'm 47 and grew up in the '70s and '80s. I loved everything from Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Fleetwood Mac & ABBA to Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Rush and AC/DC. I just love music. I like Funk, R&B, Classic Rock, Jazz, Heavy Metal, Disco, New Wave, Industrial, Pop... everything except rap and country.
I attended tons of metal concerts in the late '70s/'80s and had a lot of fun. I've never called myself a 'headbanger' or anything ridiculous like that, but I love a lot of the music. Even some of the modern metal stuff like Tool, Opeth, Mastodon, etc. If the music is good, I'll jam it!
I know lots of gay guys who rock out. Most people assume we all like divas in glittery dresses. Those singers are okay, but they were my mom's music, not mine.
R59 Same here. I always liked hard rock/metal. It's always been part of what I listen to. As a kid, I would be rocking Devo or Blondie one minute and cranking Led Zeppelin or AC/DC the next. I never looked the part of a metal head (torn dirty jeans, long stringy hair, denim jacket with patches, etc), but I did love the music. I still do.
My olders brothers were into it and it just came naturally for me to love it. I liked mostly new wave and hard rock and my sisters were into disco. So we were a well-rounded musical family.
One Direction, Madonna, Jonas Brothers, Lady Gaga, Frank Ocean, N-Sync, Justin Timberlake.
Classical, Jazz, Blues. Too many artists to name.
Mastodon, Iron Maiden, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Depeche Mode, new Order, Erasure, The Cure, Faith No More, Kiss, Van Halen, Nightwish, Monster Magnet, Metallica, The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, Red Hot Chili Peppers.
R66 No offense, but please don't invite me to any parties. LOL. Throw The Carpenters in and you'll have the contents of Hell's Jukebox.
trace adkins, michelle shocked, hank williams jr., ted nugent, pat boone.
Queen, U2, Scorpions, Green Day, Pink Floyd.
Ssgt. Barry Sadler, Sister Janet Mead, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards and records recorded to raise money for charity like U.S.A. for Africa and Voices That Care.
Earth, Wind & Fire
do any of the 71 people who replied to OP know for certain the question they replied to?
[quote] do any of the 71 people who replied to OP know for certain the question they replied to?
I don't know either.
Is it supposed to be "Which artists do you listen to?"
"Which songs do you listen to on a regular basis?"
Queens of the Stone Age
Mother Love Bone
Alice in Chains
De La Soul
Taylor Swift is just magic in every cense. Not only a beautiful voice, but a talanted composer. Her insiteful lyrics combined with lilty melodies and lush arrangemints can only be rated as sublime. She puts so much feeling into her songs because they come from her heart. Her perfect pitch is just like one of the girls in our choir. She's a vocalis for the ages.
R73, I assume it just means people whose music you listen to often. In my case the people I listed (among a few others I didn't), I will listen to everyday while I go about my day
K.D. Lang, Macy Gray
Liza. Love her, but listening to her lately is my form of cutting.
I've just discovered a German outfit (yep, you read that correctly, I DID say "outfit" LOL) called Solar Fake. Have a listen to this, you might like it. I'm pretty confident you'll like the guy singing!
The Magnetic Fields
Belle and Sebastian
The Field Mice
The Divine Comedy
Red House Painters
The Radio Dept.
The Hidden Cameras
Cats On Fire
and my current obsession...
I love classic rock and classic R&B, so my main choices are: Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Prince, David Bowie, Steely Dan, the Police, Jimi Hendrix.
Kelly Clarkson and Madonna I listen to pretty much every day. Adele, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Britney are also mainstains.
Perhaps a little surprising given that list, but I am also big fan of The Foo Fighters, The Killers, Nirvana, and GNR, but I don't listen to them quite as frequently.
41 and not ashamed (ok, maybe a little ashamed)
r86, you don't have to double space your rather boring and awful choices, dear, you're taking up way too much space being all self-important. Hipster bands suck, they're all boring upper middle class self conscious poseurs who wouldn't know a good song if it bit them on the ass. Magnetic Fields suck ass and Stephen Merritt's an ugly shit as well.
Rush, Porcupine Tree, Judas Priest, AC/DC, Opeth, Nine Inch Nails, Queen, Dream Theater, Clutch.
I also like a little Lady Gaga and Madonna.