You know, I used to try and maintain a page with some of my favorite bands pages, but the pages are always changing, and it is just too hard to keep up with. Anyway, other people do this for a living. So, to see your favorite bands' pages, go to the Ultimate Band List or allmusic.com.
But in case you really want to know who I like to listen to, here is a partial list:
Downtempo - this kind of music is called all kinds of things, downtempo, lounge, trip-hop, chillout, etc. Its basically mello electronic music with great beats and often sultry vocals. I've recently started really enjoying the style, and my favorites are Thievery Corporation, Morcheeba, Lemon Jelly, and Soulstice. There are some great downtempo compilations out there, the bunch called Ultra. Chilled. are a nice intro to the genre.
Morphine - Their lead singer died a few years ago...a real tragedy. Morphine is a very unique band, just a baritone sax, a two-string bass, and drums. Moody and deep but fun.
Barenaked Ladies - another band I have been listening to since the early 90's and just recently hit it big. Gordon is one of the most fun CD's ever.
Goo Goo Dolls - not their teen friendly music of the past 5 years, but pre - 1997 GGD is really great stuff. Do yourself a favor and go listen to Hold Me Up or Jed, which is nothing like the mooshy stuff you hear from them on the radio today!
Dave Matthews Band
Springsteen - Even if you are not a fan, go see him in concert if you get the chance -- the best!
and many, many more....
I'm also a big jazz fan, and enjoy the music of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Louis Armstrong, Keith Jarrett, Dave Brubeck.....
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