Okay, I've seen some of these are quite wrong... Let me clarify what I KNOW.
Thom Yorke, INTP (not INFP, listen to his lyrics. They're about things that makes sense to things other than love, feelings, etc. The song 'Creep' is obviously a TERRIBLE example of his normal lyrics. Radiohead's 'My Iron Lung' is about how the song holds them up in the industry, as much as they detest it.)
Johnny Greenwood, INFP (feeler guitarists always are the most innovative, in a unique way.)
Steve Vai, ENTP (common misconception, he may not express himself lyrically but this does not make him an INTP. His stage presence clearly portrays that of an ENTP)
Joe Satriani, INTP (Brilliant type for a guitarist, brilliant guitarist)
Kevin Barnes (Of Montreal), ENTP
Matt Bellamy (Muse), INFJ
Avenged Sevenfold - ExxP (Zacky, ESFP. Synyster, INTP. M, ENFP. Rev, INTJ)
Michael Jackson was actually an INFP.
Brad Sucks - ISFP
The Decemberists - INFJ
Hot Hot Heat - ESFP
The Killers - ISFP
Modest Mouse - ENTP
Neutral Milk Hotel - INFP
The Postal Service - infp
Radiohead - INTP
R.E.M. - ENTP
The Shins - Varied, but their song "Caring is Creepy" is 100% INTJ to me.
Snow Patrol - ISFJ
I am not sure about most of these, feel free to correct me.
I'm not sure how accurately a band's music can be typed, or how accurately you can predict what types will like what bands. I just don't see the connecting thread. For instance, I noted all the bands that were typed INTJ throughout the thread...
I'll throw out The National, because I've never heard any of their songs. But of the seven remaining artists, Rush is the only one I like, and probably even the only one I don't actively dislike. I think the entire concept of the OP relies on lyrics as the primary reason why someone likes the music they like. And I think that in reality, lyrics are a very minor reason why a person likes the music they like.
Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.
I think the entire concept of the OP relies on lyrics as the primary reason why someone likes the music they like. And I think that in reality, lyrics are a very minor reason why a person likes the music they like.
My impression is that this thread is rather focused on typing the overall "vibe", or "atmosphere" of the bands. Lyrics are a big part of it, but not the only one. Anyway, sure you can't really "type" a band; this is more of a game than anything else
The only band I'd attempt to assign a type to are The Arcade Fire. Everything about them positively screams INFx to me. I've never felt any other music so deeply; certainly not any of the bands' that are typed INFP here
Her head hung down
Gazed at earth, finally keen,
As the rabbit at the stoat,
Till the earth was sky,
Sky that was green,
And brown clouds passed
Like chestnut leaves along the ground.