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I used to be into having a #1 favorite band.  Then I realized that my tastes are always changing so much, and I can't really say what I'll be listening to 10 years from now.  I also found myself not giving other bands 100% of my attention if I thought I might enjoy their music more than my "favorite" band; by having a favorite band I was putting limitations on myself.    
 
I still have a list of favorite bands, sure, and they're exactly what they were a few months ago.  I just no longer have a #1 band.  I feel... light as feather, free, etc.  
 
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Reply #1 - 22. Jan 2009 at 21:50
 
Porcupine Tree's been my top-favorite band for quite some time now, but before that 'solid' period, it was a swinging between Opeth and Porcupine Tree. But now it's definitely PT.
I remember my very first 'favorite band' from when I was about 11 years old... Linkin Park Metasomething  Grin  Grin  Grin
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Reply #2 - 22. Jan 2009 at 22:35
 
Yeah, my "#1 of All-Time" bands ranged from Peter Gabriel, to Megadeth, to Dream Theater, then to Opeth.  
 
I've been listening to music since 1995, and my #1 band has changed so many times already.  After knowing how much growing I have to do, it just doesn't seem realistic to say that no band will ever top 'X band' for me.
 
Right now I'd say my favorite band is Opeth, but I can't say they'll always be my #1 anymore.  And that's not because of Watershed; I think that's one of their best albums, if not their best.  I just had a revelation that having a #1 band isn't helping me in any way.  
 
To clarify, I'm not trying to say that nobody should have a #1 band.  Just that for me, it would be self-destructing.  Others with different mindsets could have a #1 band and still feel free to enjoy and indulge in whatever new music they want.  For me and how my mind works, it just isn't a good way to look at things.
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Reply #3 - 22. Jan 2009 at 22:49
 
Not sure how to answer this yet - Steven Wilson is my favourite artist... Porcupine Tree definitely hold the position of favourite band for now but I've been listening to so much Omar Rodriguez-Lopez stuff and Godspeed You! Black Emperor side-projects and I think that's all genius too and that's without also mentioning Opeth (despite Watershed, in my case)!
 
I definitely have a group of favourite artists that I devote more time to than anything else, but then my tastes and moods shift enough that I could really feel like listening to any band.
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Quote from Adent1 on 22. Jan 2009 at 22:49:
I definitely have a group of favourite artists that I devote more time to than anything else, but then my tastes and moods shift enough that I could really feel like listening to any band.

 
I have a group of favorites (no limits to my favorites list now, could be my favorite 20 or favorite 50) too.  I just don't deem any band as having the top spot now.  
 
Sorry if I'm repeating myself (I feel like I am).  I'm just in a weird state of mind right now.  Cheesy  
 
 
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Reply #5 - 23. Jan 2009 at 00:39
 
Yes.  Echolyn!  Great guys and everything in their music that I like about music.  PT is a very very close second - but the echo-boys have been in my top spot for about 15 years.
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Reply #6 - 23. Jan 2009 at 05:17
 
No...I have a group of about 15 or so artists/bands that I would probably say I like equally, the most.
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Reply #7 - 23. Jan 2009 at 09:38
 
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No, though Marillion is probably the 'core' band to which I always return.
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Reply #9 - 23. Jan 2009 at 14:38
 
Yes, and that is easily Pink Floyd.
 
Sure I love Tool, Radiohead, and Porcupine Tree but they will never topple The Pink Floyd Sound.
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Reply #10 - 23. Jan 2009 at 18:06
 
It's interesting the way you phrase this, absent_wang...you seem to have decided that you are not going to have a No. 1 band, as a matter of policy. In my case I don't think of it as a decision on my part, I am reacting to the way in which music affects me, It's almost as if the band chooses me, rather than the other way round.
 
So yes, I do have a band whose music has impressed me more than any other. That band is Genesis. But only up to and including "...And Then There Were Three...". There are also times when I am simply not in the mood for Genesis, I want to listen to Debussy piano preludes, or to Bob Marley and the Wailers, or Bruce Springsteen, or Penguin Cafe Orchestra - and the number one spot is always up for grabs, I don't believe the fact that it is currently occupied by Genesis limits my listening in any way.
 
If we are also allowing solo artists, then Bob Lind, Joni Mitchell and Elton John would be strong contenders. Again, all of those artists have done some stuff that I can take or leave, but this is an overall assessment.
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Quote from bob_32_116 on 23. Jan 2009 at 18:06:
It's interesting the way you phrase this, absent_wang...you seem to have decided that you are not going to have a No. 1 band, as a matter of policy. In my case I don't think of it as a decision on my part, I am reacting to the way in which music affects me, It's almost as if the band chooses me, rather than the other way round.

 
Well, I didn't choose favorite bands for reasons other than the music.  It wasn't a problem of being too bureaucratic, but of being too much of a fanboy when my mind became set.  If I discovered a new band or album and found myself enjoying it a lot, I'd sit back and think how that might come into conflict with my favorite band; if I thought this new band might give me more enjoyment than my favorite band, I'd find some reason to dismiss the new band and stop listening to their music.  
 
I have a deeply rooted trigger that goes off when MY favorite stuff is threatened by something that isn't mine.  This goes beyond music.  I'll find ways to dismiss clearly superior video game consoles, cars, etc.    
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Reply #12 - 23. Jan 2009 at 21:22
 
No. I like many bands in many different genres. FZ is not a band, and neither is SW (I love all of his projects).
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Quote from Luppe on 23. Jan 2009 at 21:22:
No. I like many bands in many different genres.

 
That doesn't really make having a #1 band problematic.  When I still had a #1 band, I liked pretty much every genre under the sun (and still do).  
 
 
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Reply #15 - 26. Jan 2009 at 21:03
 
Mine went from Dire Straits, to Skunk Anansie, to Tool and Underworld. Since I discovered PT though, I no longer have a #1. Tool, PT, Oceansize and Pink Floyd would all be up there though
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Reply #16 - 26. Jan 2009 at 22:57
 
Porcupine Tree : is my # 1 band ..of all bands. they are the best.   Cool Wink Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley  . before it was Pink Floyd/Led Zeppelin/Hawkwind/
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Reply #17 - 26. Jan 2009 at 23:19
 
As it would be heresy to say otherwise after 30 years of total devotion... I have to say Rush. They are gods to me and their music has seen me through most of my life. Though, it has to be said that for 2008.... PT and No-man were my most listened to by a mile.  
 
And Zappa is not a band per se, as Luppe said.
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Reply #18 - 27. Jan 2009 at 15:58
 
Well, my first favorite band (i.e., band I bought EVERYTHING from) was the Moody Blues.
 
I got into them around age 13 or 14, and from that point up through college sought to own EVERY album they released ... even rarities.
 
While I am not fervant about them anymore (not like I was), they do remain close to my heart, and one of my favorite bands of all time (unwaivering).  There is just not much by them that I do not already own (some in multiple formats)...
 
I mention them because they were MY first favorite band, and no one forgets their first (generally speaking).
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Reply #19 - 01. Feb 2009 at 16:25
 
My favorite artist varies by anywhere form a few months to a few days. Right now I've been listening to Insurgentes alot, so SW would probably be my current favorite, but a few weeks ago I discovered Sigur Ros, and they were definitely all I was listening to then. So it always varies, I'm constantly looking for new music.
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Reply #20 - 08. Feb 2009 at 15:34
 
I can't Really answer this question as I have been listening to music since the early 60's and there just has been a lot of great music put out by a lot of great people.
 
Now saying that There are certain artist who I have multiple albums by as I love their music and their vision Cool
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Reply #21 - 09. Feb 2009 at 02:40
 
Nope. Can commit to "absolute" # 1. That concept doesn't apply in my music taste vocabulary.
In all my years of listening music I had different favorites bands.
 
 
 
Though PT is the #1 band regarding amount of $$$$$ spent.  Huh  
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Reply #22 - 10. Feb 2009 at 23:57
 
Muse are for me I think.
 
Well...according to my Last FM I've listened to them 1000 times more than anybody else. PT down in the at the moment.  
 
Some bands are just special I guess.
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Reply #23 - 13. Feb 2009 at 12:32
 
I don't know. Muse are/were for me, but I listen to a lot of great music so it's hard.
 
I have Muse to thank for steering me well clear of rubbish chart music though, and for introducing me to Porcupine TreeSmiley
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Reply #24 - 20. Feb 2009 at 08:59
 
No. I do have favorite types of bands such as good prog bands, classical music, some heavy metal bands (Opeth tops the list)  people who have worked with Fripp and good blues.
 
I love bands that have supreme musicians,, amazing production, great lyrics and a fantastic lead singer. This of course includes SW.
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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:
 
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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:

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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 ...
 
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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 #34 - 11. Apr 2009 at 20:12
 
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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?
 
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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
 
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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 #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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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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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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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!
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It keeps changing as I discover more music, so I voted no.  Right now, though, I have to say that NIN and PT are tied as my #1 favourites, and that's been going strong for nearly a year.
 
Trent and Steven.. Steven and Trent.. it just seems so wrong to say I like one of them more than the other..  Shocked
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Oh, I know what you mean. NIN used to be my number one "band" since 1994. Until I discovered PT 5 years ago. Now they are both fighting for that place...
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Quote from futile on 23. Oct 2009 at 04:00:
Oh, I know what you mean. NIN used to be my number one "band" since 1994. Until I discovered PT 5 years ago. Now they are both fighting for that place...

 
Hahaha.  Awesome!  Someone understands what I mean! Grin
 
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Quote from futile on 23. Oct 2009 at 04:00:
Oh, I know what you mean. NIN used to be my number one "band" since 1994. Until I discovered PT 5 years ago. Now they are both fighting for that place...


Hahaha.  Awesome!  Someone understands what I mean! Grin

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's struggling between NIN and PT.  
 
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Then again, I'm wondering what the hell I'm doing asking that on a PT forum.. Tongue

You mean like a fist fight? Definitely Trent. SW is too skinny to beat Trent the bodybuilder.
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Quote from Elina on 23. Oct 2009 at 19:28:
Quote from mr. self-destruct on 23. Oct 2009 at 19:00:
Quote from futile on 23. Oct 2009 at 04:00:
Oh, I know what you mean. NIN used to be my number one "band" since 1994. Until I discovered PT 5 years ago. Now they are both fighting for that place...


Hahaha.  Awesome!  Someone understands what I mean! Grin

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's struggling between NIN and PT.

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Then again, I'm wondering what the hell I'm doing asking that on a PT forum.. Tongue

You mean like a fist fight? Definitely Trent. SW is too skinny to beat Trent the bodybuilder.

 
We are kindred spirits *highfive!*
 
Yeah, I agree about the fist-fight XD Steven would end up getting big-time hard-line bad-luck FIST-F*@$'d as far as physical strength is concerned D: xD
 
Intellectual war, though?  That's tough, as they're both incredibly intelligent.. but knowing Steven's quick wit, I'd have to place my bet on him.. Tongue
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Well, I gave this a little thought and chose yes.  
 
Growing up my absolute favorite was Pink Floyd, until I heard Porcupine tree (when IA came out). Now PT is my absolute favorite. PF still ranks up there but after listening to them so much for, I don't know, decades (I am 41) I needed something different yet similar.  
 
I figure by the time I listen to PT too much I'll be near the end anyhow!! Smiley
 
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Pink Floyd have been my all time favourites since I was 13 (and that was a long,long time ago cry )
 
I love PT more  Shocked they are my new absolutely No. 1 favourite band  Smiley
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I said yes simply because I am so obsessed with PT at the moment, but since my #1 has changed so many times over the years, upon hindsight I would've chosen no. Rush was the first band that grabbed a hold of my young, impressionable aesthetic. Music up until then was not really a part of my life, and Rush held that top spot for like 4.5 years. Then it was A Perferct Circle, and later Tool. After that it was Dream Theater, and then came the fateful day when I saw a PT advertisement on the Rush website. Since then I've discovered so many wonderful artists. At the moment, PT and Sia share #1, but that is subject to change hourly. Wink
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Rush all the way...I dunno if any band will ever affect me like they do. I remember bringing a Walkman and cassette tape (remember those?) of 2112 to my 5th grade class and showing everyone how AWESOME they were...
 
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Porcupine Tree..... my favourite band because they're quite simply the best and a long way ahead of whoever is second. All in my most humble opinion of course.
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I have four favourite bands right now, which are Depeche Mode, Porcupine Tree, Kent and The Cure.

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I suppose over the past 5 years my absolute favourite would be Pink Floyd but there's always several others which might replace it for a bit but Pink Floyd is always up there. Having said that I don't think Pink Floyd at #1 really describes my taste in music, there is just so much good stuff out there that #1 means very little, top 5 or top 10 would be much better at actually describing the music I enjoy.
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yes I do, Supersilent
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YES!!!
 
Ever since high school my absolute favorite was Blue Oyster cult ( now my #2 band)...
my other constants  have been depeche ,mode duran duran ,tears or fears ,genesis dada and Yes
 
Now PT is my absolute favorite
I just can't listen to PT too much..I listen to  them daily.....  it never gets old!!
 
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Now it's
 
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My current top 5 is:
 
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2. Ulver
3. Opeth
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Reply #82 - 09. Oct 2011 at 11:14
 
Purely judging from my RYM page where I have pretty much my entire record collection indexed and rated, my favourite band of all time has to be The Beatles. They are the only band from whom I own the entire studio catalogue and, bar the sophomore effort, each and every album gets at least four shiny stars from me, several of them five, which speaks for itself, I suppose! I count myself lucky in that, despite being forty years old, I haven't heard them to death, either of my own accord or via the radio. In fact, it was only when the remasters came out two years ago that I was finally able to familiarize myself with all of their albums.
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Reply #83 - 04. Nov 2011 at 03:08
 
Yes. P Tree!
 
Before PTree I never had a band who were just by far my favourite band.
I had mates who all had a band that was their most fav, Van Halen, Smashing Pumpkins and Live to name a few.... but I never thought i would be like that and find a band that was just that much a favourite over any other.
 
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Ok, I'm going to be difficult here...  
 
I would say there are about five bands that I routinely shuffle as my favorite. They have all been my favorite for extended periods of time and I tend to go back to each one for extended periods like some kind of addiction. In the past 10 years of my life, there really hasn't been any other band that has cracked my top five other than what you see below. So I will list them in no particular order:
 
Pink Floyd
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King Crimson
 
If I had to absolutely choose a favorite, I would say right now that Opeth is getting the most listens. But if I were only allowed to take one band's music with me to solitary confinement for the rest of my life, that would probably be Pink Floyd. They have the greatest degree of variation in their catalog, so that might possibly help with the music growing stale. Though I might argue no band is immune to burnout if they are the only music you are hearing.
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