My answer to that question proves you are right, and NWA should be listed above PE...hoosegow wrote:Why Public Enemy over NWA?
Damn it, I love me some chuck D though...
Autotune, used sparingly, with the intention of fluxing a voice isn't all that bad.Matt Z wrote:Someone should start a thread on the most destructive influences in music over the past 30 years. Just off the top of my head I can think of autotune, Disney, boy bands, music videos, American Idol and Guitar Hero.
White Stripes and Jet are two groups I enjoy. Have you given them a lissten?stuward wrote:I'm a little limited in my musical tastes as they were generally formed by 1970. In my opinion, the last great band ended when John Bonham died. Since then there have been a few interesting bands like the Black Crows, 3 Doors Down, Big Sugar, Nickleback, etc but they're mostly derivitive throw backs.
Okay, then I think we can make a case for Front 242 being one of the most influential bands. Maybe not a top 5, but definitely debatable.robertscott wrote: Front 242 aren't techno, but they were one of the first to do a type of music that evolved into the European techno scene. It was called Electronic Body Music for those of you that care. It paved the way for some of the best European techno we have today, like The Hacker and Blackstrobe
Techno was very much an American invention, started in Detroit in the 80s.
your taste is quite similar to mine, although I lean more towards hard european stuff.RobertB wrote:I'm snobby-techno :) Detroit... underground resistance/juan atkins (a very hefty influence on techno, probably the originator of detroit stuff taking off)/drexciya/carl craig - the hacker is ok but a bit hard for my tastes. Not the type of techno most non-dance fans think of (thud thud thud thud)
Also like electronic stuff like aphex twin, Autechre, four tet, massive attack, leftfield, Burial - oh and edit, kraftwerk ofc, love tour de france + it's more fun to compute.
Ricardo Villalobos has been my obsession for the last... 7 years? His DJ sets always progress, if he hasnt got something new and interesting he dissapears for 4-6 months end of story, doesn't play gigs etc, doesnt release, done this about 4-5 times since I paid attention - IMO a sign of a guy with OCD for music - get it right or throw a tantrum and come back when its fixed :)