Hmm I haven't done any of the other threads, so I suppose I could do this one.
5 "bands" (which I take to include composers) in no order:
The Pogues (not live...the poor bastard who sings sounds terrible live)
Django Reinhart and Stephane Grapelli
The problem with listing bands is I don't always like what a band creates, and often I'll only have a few songs or just one album by them. So whenever I say I listen to a band, assume I just listen to a few songs I really like; do not assume I know everything about the band beyond the name.
5 songs, at the moment:
"Call me, Call me" - Steve Conte
"The Journey to the West" - Joe Hisaishi, "Princess Mononoke"
"Blues for Django and Stephane" - from "Young Django"
"Channel Z" - B-52s, "Time Capsule"
"Here Comes the Sun" - The Beatles, "Abbey Road"
"I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
Narrowing down to five seems impossible but I'll try. (Argh! After 10 minutes I almost gave up in frustration). I guess I really do like classical since I grew up on it. But I also like jazz and rock and everything else, just not in my top 5.
Maurice Ravel - Pavane pour un enfante defunte / Pavane for a dead princess
Edward Elgar - Serenade for Strings (2nd movement)
Richard Wagner - Meistersingers of Nuremberg Overture
Henry Purcell - Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Ludwig van Beethoven - Ninth Symphony (4th movement)
Ravel rocks. Daphnis et Chloe is one of my favorites, but the pavane is so wonderful as well. Tough call for me.
Have you ever heard Maurice Durufle's Requiem that he wrote for his father?
It is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard. wow
Or maybe it would suffice to say that INFJs tend to be the type to be diverse in their musical taste because we are so diverse in and of ourselves?
Just a thought
Definitely agree. (and in general, haven't seen any clear trends with regards to other types either. Music is far too personalized.)
Anyway, 5 is pretty much impossible, as I have favorites within each genre that I listen to.
But here are 5. Tori Amos is the only one I'm definitively 'fanatic' about. The others are just ones I really like. I could list a whole slew of others too, but will leave it at this.
Dead Can Dance/Lisa Gerrard
Oh, and I must do a few classical too -
"...On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him." - James Joyce