We all have our favorite bands/artists. I shall kick this off with my own list. These are in no particular order.
1. The Beatles- Simply legendary.
2. Eels- I fell in love with the Eels in college, and since then have noticed how their music is EVERYWHERE. Most recently I saw one of their songs being featured in an action movie commercial.
3. Tom Waits- Never heard of him? He is just brilliant. He penned such classics as, "Down Town Train" (made famous by Rod Stewart) and "Jersey Girl" (made famous by Bruce Springsteen). His music was featured in the Shrek series amongst hundreds of other movies. He also is an actor. You may have seen him in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Mr. Nick (the devil). Playing himself in a scene opposite of Iggy Pop in Coffee and Cigarettes by far is my favorite. He also was Renfield in Bram Stoker's Dracula amongst many other roles. He is my hero.
4. Aerosmith- Grew up on it! Love it! Just please don't force me to listen to anything after the Nine Lives album.
5. Hanson- Yeah, you heard me. What these guys have is spunk! Their recent music is much more soulful than the catchy "Mmmbop". And Yes, I would love to "NEVER" hear that song again as well. Give some of the new stuff a listen if you are into indie rock. Its quite unique.
Those are mine. What are yours?