This place rocks! At school I'm hard pressed to find someone with the same musical tastes as myself... Most of my friends are into crap like Linkin Park and System of a Down and other new punk rock crap like that. I swear, they know maybe a total of four chords(I even know more than that, and I'm just learning) and they scream simple, angry lyrics into the mic as loud as they can. No talent.
Christopher, I'm interested to know which Queensryche album you like best(I have them all too, they're easily my second or third favorite). I'm torn between Empire, Operation: Mindcrime, and Promised Land. The latter is so different than anything else they've done... But the first time I listened to it I was like, "Wow, the reviewers don't know anything..."
I pretty much like any progressive rock, Pink Floyd invented the genre, and hey, it's good stuff. I like sprawling 15 minute long rock suites like what Dream Theater and Pink Floyd do. The only problem is that finding mp3s for some of the lesser known bands is pretty hard... I'm not buying the cd if I don't get a chance to sample it first.
About pop though, this is a common misconception nowadays: The pop most people refer to as crap like Britney and Christina and N'Sync and such are not pop, they are teeney bop pop. A sub genre. The Beatles are pop, Nelly Furtado(she's pretty good) is pop, Matchbox 20 is considered pop, Michelle Branch, there's a long list of talented pop artists. It's also true that no one's going to remember the crap music from today in 20 years. The old good stuff? Yes. Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, they'll all be remembered and reverred, and probably dead too . Dark Side of the Moon was on the US LP charts for almost 15 years, no one's going to remember Britney in 10. Pink Floyd and the bands I mentioned above are still selling well today, Britney won't. I don't know why I went on this long schpeel... But oh well. I'm incredibly passionate about my music. Especially my favorites.
Mmm, and I forgot several bands that I love... U2, Collective Soul, They Might Be Giants, Steve Miller Band...