What would you like the legacy for the band to be, besides one of the best heavy metal bands, ever?
-A good, honest live band. ~Steve Harris bassist of Iron Maiden
I am an 80s junkie! I love metal! Not a big thrash or death metal guy though. (Not a big fan of rap either) However, my tastes are constantly evolving and I am slowly becoming more and more musically rounded. And I am absolutely much more musically tolerant than I was before I used this site.
I also have learned throughout my exploration of music that there is no such thing as the accursed "One Hit Wonder" Unless it's a collaboration of awesomeness such as Hear' n Aid's "Stars". RIP Dio \m/
Higher-pitched vocals are what I generally prefer. Bruce Dickinson is my All-Time Favorite vocalist. You'll notice that my ratings are pretty skewed in the positive ranking direction. That is because while I do explore music, I don't purposefully seek out artists that I know I won't like and downrate music that may otherwise have a higher rating. Everyone has a sound they appreciate. I try to expand my horizons while also not popping outside my own personal bubble. Though I may be open to sampling some artists that I have grown to dislike and give them a shot in the future...
I also rate a lot of singles. And for the most part, I won't listen to singles unless I know I'm gonna like the band. So that certainly contributes to my skewed ratings as well.
My goal once I get older and I have my own place is to start collecting vinyls and albums. I really want to build a collection up of my favorite bands. And if I'm really lucky, get autographed copies of them as well.
Oh, and most of my profile pictures are of my bae Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles. I'm a little obsessed when it comes to her music. Definitely one of the artists who acquiring autographed vinyls would be a dream come true. And if they're not of her, then it's of Coraline! Love that movie.
Singles Ratings Explained:
5.0 means that the single is one of my all time favorites!
4.5 means the single is super catchy but I can't bring myself to call it a favorite... yet
4.0 means that the single is super catchy but may be held back by the B-Side
3.5 means that the single is really good.
3.0 means that the single is ok.
2.5 means that the single is just not for me.
2.0 means that the single is not good.
0.5 means that the single is horrible.
p.s. My genres listings above may be off a bit but there are so many sub-genres you can put a band into and I wanted to make it easier to classify the bands into broader categories. And yes there will be some repeating bands because putting them into one category almost isn't fair. And magnum opus are my favorite bands ever in descending order. Maiden is always #1! \m/ Up the Irons!\