I like J-Pop/Japanese music in general, because I can easily sing it, and I can 'feel' or 'sense' the rhythm and melody. I like SNoW's strong voice and lyrics, because although I don't understand Japanese, I look up the lyrics and sing them in English and Japanese. I can easily pick up the words because I can pronounce them, and they don't go extremely fast like French music, or slow like English music. I also like Mami Kawada, and Indian music, like the music CD for the Bollywood movie 'Kal Ho Naa Ho'. Otherwise, I have a lot of favourite artists and bands I am not going to list, but if you haven't tried out the band Paramore's music, you should. It's very catchy and good.
"I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better."
- A. J. Liebling
I wish there was an easy, user friendly and relatively fast way to make a streaming playlist, that people online can listen to. That'd be a cool way to share one's tastes.
I love well written/structured songs. I'm a sucker for a good recording/production (my dad is a recording engineer...). That being said, I can get into almost any style of music. Heavier music will always be the apple of my eye though (well maybe not always, but it has always been and continues to be).
Dire Straits. I can't exactly define what makes me like their music. But it's definitely the best rock music I've ever heard. (Well, Mark Knopfler's voice and guitar playing must have something to do with my choice... )
Hanz Zimmer. His soundtracks are very powerful, there's a lot of variation in his productions, and his songs have, in my opinion, stronger "feeling" or "atmosphere" than the compositions of several other soundtrack composers.
Lasse Martenson. A Finnish soundtrack composer, who has IMO created nearly the most beautiful music I've heard. His most famous composition is Stormskaers Maja.
"Personal Jesus" by Depeche Mode
"Whatever Lola Wants" by Sarah Vaughan
"The Wonderbees" by Recess Monkey (What can I say? Shuffle randomly picked a song from my 8-year old's playlist)
"Sea Lion Woman" by Feist
"Rockstar" by Nickelback (that was my hub's playlist)
"Hold On Hold On" by Neko Case
"Missa Lumen de Lumine" by Trio Mediaevel
"Saving Grace" by Tom Petty
"Seventy-Four, Seventy-Five" by Shearwater
"Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
"Touch Me" by The Doors