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Reply #26 - 03. Apr 2009 at 21:15
 
Probably Pink Floyd - I've loved 'em since I was 15 (and that's a very, very long time).
PT are a comparatively recent obsession but I think they are in danger of toppling PF from their #1 spot!
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Reply #27 - 04. Apr 2009 at 17:21
 
I don't currently have an "absolutely #1" favorite band (though PT was there for a couple of years), but I think I can say with certainty that I have three all-time favorite albums and that they will stay there till I die. They are, though in no particular order:
 
Sigur Rós  - ( )
Pink Floyd - Animals
The Gathering - How to Measure a Planet?
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Reply #28 - 06. Apr 2009 at 16:11
 
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Reply #29 - 06. Apr 2009 at 19:06
 
Quote from MorbidStalker on 04. Apr 2009 at 17:21:
I don't currently have an "absolutely #1" favorite band (though PT was there for a couple of years), but I think I can say with certainty that I have three all-time favorite albums and that they will stay there till I die. They are, though in no particular order:

Sigur Rós  - ( )
Pink Floyd - Animals
The Gathering - How to Measure a Planet?

 
a great collection there - esp nrs 1 and 2, of Animals I only really leisten to Dogs or sometimes Sheep that are both outstanding!
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Reply #30 - 06. Apr 2009 at 20:09
 
Yes, of course I do ....... it's just that at one point it was the Beatles, then it was Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna, then Allman Brothers, The Moody Blues, Wishbone Ash, Fleetwood Mac, Savoy Brown, Dixie Dregs, King Crimson and so on.  
 
If I was asked this in the nineties I would have said Widespread Panic but since then I found another band that has slowly sucked me in deeper and deeper ... and deeper.
 
If they were to never put out another album they might just be my "all time" favorite band, but for now they're just my "absolutely #1 favorite band ...
 
No one even comes close to "Porcupine Tree"! Smiley
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Reply #31 - 09. Apr 2009 at 00:41
 
I'll say that a band is my favourite, but it really just depends on my mood, what I feel like hearing at that point in time and such.
I voted no because it varies from time to time.
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Reply #32 - 09. Apr 2009 at 20:02
 
Yes, and that is PT.
I hold Opeth as a close second tho, the difference why i love PT more is the fact that PT connects more type of music-genres.  
Nothing bad towards Opeth tho, still love that band.
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Reply #33 - 10. Apr 2009 at 21:28
 
Manfred Mann's Earth Band  
 
always has been and always will be my favourite band  Cool
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Reply #34 - 11. Apr 2009 at 20:12
 
Porcupinetree!
 
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Reply #35 - 12. Apr 2009 at 09:53
 
Yeah, Porcupine Tree all the way to the end!
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Reply #36 - 18. Apr 2009 at 04:20
 
I have two number one favorites and they are Genesis and The Rolling Stones.  
 
Hope I'm still welcome around here.  Grin
 
I can say that my #1 favorite new(ish) band is a tie between Porcupine Tree and My Morning Jacket.
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Reply #37 - 18. Apr 2009 at 06:29
 
It used to be Genesis, then it was Yes, then it was Rush, then it was...a number of different bands.
 
I can't really say I have a #1 favorite band anymore. I have so many favorites competing for each other.
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Reply #38 - 21. Apr 2009 at 20:35
 
Yes, one for each mood.  Grin
 
How can Echoes be adequate if I'm in the mood to listen to Master of Puppets?  Or Stevie Ray Vaughn when I need to hear CttE?  Or Thick as a Brick when only Primus will do?
 
Thank God that music isn't a competition, we can like many things equally.
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Reply #39 - 23. Apr 2009 at 02:31
 
Nice point of view, in fact I agree with you, most of the time Im in the mood of PT but sometimes Opeth suits me better, or Sigur Rós...
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Reply #40 - 25. Apr 2009 at 11:58
 
If I had to pick just one lifelong favourite it would have to be Pink Floyd.
But Led Zeppelin, Rush, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes and (Gabriel-era) Genesis would be right up there with them too ...
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Reply #41 - 29. Apr 2009 at 00:52
 
Rush is my favorite band right now and have been for about 2 years, but I'd never be able to say I have a "absolutely #1 favorite band", because I go through week long spurts of a new band that I listen to obsessively so I won't consider to have a favborite band forever, because I know that might change.  But right now Rush are the band that I've kept coming back to for the past while.
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Reply #42 - 29. Apr 2009 at 19:35
 
Yes.
 
 
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Reply #43 - 02. May 2009 at 23:18
 

Rush has been my favorite band since I first heard "Exit...Stage Left" eleven years ago (I was 13 at the time). I discovered Porcupine Tree a year ago and they are now my second favorite band.
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Reply #44 - 28. Sep 2009 at 08:26
 
Since 1991 - Cocteau Twins......when I first listened to Ivo.....simply surreal... kiss
 
....though there is not a description that really describes the Cocteau's....
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Reply #45 - 13. Oct 2009 at 21:53
 
I have what I call "The Pantheon"--artists whose every album I must have.  This does not always include rarities.  Pretty wide array of who's all in there.  Lyle Lovett to PT to Prokofiev.  You'll never see any pairing of THOSE acts at the same festival, I bet!   Tongue
 
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I love dada's music.  Many of the people I think of as my close friends are dada people.  I have as many rarities as I can scrounge.  I consider myself very fortunate to have had a lot of personal interaction with all three guys and several of their management/label/booking people over the years.  Even if I'm not wild about a particular song or even a side project one of them might have going on, I will buy it on principle, to support them.  I travel crazy distances and schedules for dada shows.  I hand-painted about 150 shirts over 2 or 3 years to give away to people at shows and people from the message board, back in the day.  I don't have any rose-colored glasses about the guys or the fans--I have some nemeses in the community, too--but I love them and can't wait for the next show, the next record, the next anything, always, where dada is concerned.
 
 
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Reply #46 - 16. Oct 2009 at 11:03
 
No, I don't. Never had only one.  
 
I have four favourite bands right now, which are Depeche Mode, Porcupine Tree, Kent and The Cure.
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Reply #47 - 20. Oct 2009 at 17:35
 
Yes. Pink Floyd
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Reply #48 - 20. Oct 2009 at 19:39
 
Porcupine Tree i would have to say is my fave at this point of my life. Growing up in the 60's & 70's ......the music of that era is still near and dear to my heart and listen quite often to what used to be my fave bands as a drug induced hippie looking for sex, parties and more drugs.
 
 
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Reply #49 - 22. Oct 2009 at 21:19
 
I used to try to stick to one single band and that was the (original!!!) Samshing Pumpkins in my youth because they had the variety of almost every single style in their music, from pop over prog and psychedelic up to heavy.
But you really cant stick just to one single band in my opinion, there are just too many different and interesting styles...If I had to choose a top 3 it would be Porcupine Tree, the (original!!!) Smashing Pumpkins and Sonic Youth...three absolute different bands!
But there's so much more like Devin Townsend, Joy Division, Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground, PJ Harvey, Alice In Chains...
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