What music do you listen to?


Buddy Holly, John Lennon,(post Beatles) Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green in it (not afterwards) Jefferson Airplane, Tyrannosaurus Rex, T.Rex until 72, then Marc Bolan and T.rex until 1977. Blondie, Bruce Springsteen early years, New Order. Now just dip in and out of stuff, but also love Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, when the mood takes me and some Carpenters (Karen’s voice I love). Oh and for fun tamla motown, not motown as my big sis used to have it on all the time when we were kids. Oh I forgot to add Nirvana which was silly really as I was listen to Smells Like Teen Spirit as I was doing and the Queen of Rock Lita Ford .


Lots of stuff - too much to list probably…

Right now (on my morning commute) I’ll be listening to some AC/DC - but NOT with Brian Johnson - Bon Scott is the only era of AC/DC I’ll listen too (right now I’m reading a book on his last 3 years of life - Bon - The Last Highway by Jesse Fink) - saw them play live once - December 1976 in Melbourne (I was 14, was my first live gig)…

But I love a lot of stuff - tend to swing more towards heavier music, Black Sabbath mostly (Ozzy and Dio era), but also Led Zeppelin… but more recent stuff too, Faith No More, The Melvins, Soundgarden, Fear Factory, Rammstein, Deftones, Mastodon, Godflesh, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Static X… and even some black metal like Watain and Behemoth… I subscribe to some music genres I really like, Stoner/Fuzz - and occasionally buy new music from Bandcamp - one of my favourites I found recently was a Greek band called “1000 Mods” (they’re coming to Perth WestOz next month!)

But - I also love early hip-hop music, like Public Enemy, Warren G and Nate Dogg, Ice T, plus some later Aussie hip-hop acts like Hilltop Hoods, Seth Sentry, Illy…

And I love some classical music too - Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn, Monteverdi, Beethoven, Samuel Barber…

And occasionally I might hear something, e.g. a live band warming up - recently heard California “metal” band Deafheaven “warm up” so listened to some of their stuff, then a week later another US band playing a live gig across from where I work called “Beach House”…

Plus Neil Young, Pink Floyd, Tom Waits, Warren Zevon, REM, Blue Oyster Cult, The Clash, Kate Bush, The Cure, David Bowie, The Who, Yes, The Drones, Tropical F**k Storm, plus many more…

I’d have to say my favourite band of all, of all time, would have to be Tool… can’t wait till their new album (first since 2006) gets released, hopefully this year :smile:

edit : I also listen to a reasonable amount of “non-Western” music - mostly Greek, but some Armenian, Palestinian, Turkish, Iranian…

edit: I left out one of my all time favourite bands - Thin Lizzy!!! How could I leave them out?


I once was an ethnomusicologist (think anthropology of music) so it is unfair to say a lot. Let me just suggest Music to Program By:
Dawn of MIDI, Dysnomia
Toumani Diabate, New Ancient Strings
Philip Glass, Opening as played by Gamelan Pacifica.
Any of the harpsichord music of Rameau.


That bagpiper is playing outside Fremantle Markets - i.e. West Australia (Fremantle is Perth’s “port”)…


I like a range of stuff from Veela & Laura Brehm on the softer side to Paramore (their older stuff), Skillet, Nightwish, Lacuna Coil, Linkin Park, Tool, Rage against the machine, Sound Garden, Foo fighters, Muze etc.

Nightwish is my current obsession. Such amazing talent and depth to their music. :slight_smile:


The priests of Google! The temples of FB.


Greek? As in Vasilis Tsitsanis? Rembetika? COOL!
Armenian? As in Djivan Gasparyan? Richard Hagopian? WOW!
and on and on!


Yes I like Rembetika - e.g. “The Athenians”, but I like Pontic Greek music too - as practised by the fantastic Areti Ketime… I love the mix of what we think of as possibly Turkish or Middle-Eastern, and Greek, in the Pontic Greek music “sound”… I’m no scholar, I listen to what sounds good to me… And Areti has a great voice (even as an 11 year old) and her playing of the hooded dulcimer : but especially her rendition of Tzivaeri, which she did at the opening ceremony of the Athens Olympics.

I lived in Greece as a child, often in places outside of the typical tourist areas (e.g island Kythera at the bottom of the Peloponnese, in 1971) - remember hearing a lot of Greek music at the time… then when we came back to Australia, my parents would often play a couple of Mikis Theodorakis albums they had in their collection.

One of my favourite Rembetika artists was George Mouflouzelis - been deceased 20+ years or more?

I also love the stuff that George Xylouris from Crete (we lived in Crete too, Iraklion) does with Australian drummer Jim White : “Xylouris White”…


What a great variety…
And so fitting within our overall topic GNU/Linux.
It’s all about the freedom of choice and one’s own liking.

Have a nice start of the week, you all!


AC/DC - but NOT with Brian Johnson - Bon Scott is the only era of AC/DC I’ll listen too

I would have agreed with you, until AC/DC released Razors Edge, circa 91. Thunderstruck blow my socks off, it had that old RAW power, the band had, when Bon Scott was about. This was after quietly suffering, listening to both my daughters, choice of music of the late 80’s and early 90’s dross.

Papa got a brand new…!



Anything from the 60’s and 70’s. Beatles, Stones, Abba, Mamas & Papas. There has been nothing since then, except maybe Queen.


To make it easier, here is a link to a YouTube of my top pick for music to listen to while programming.
The group, Dawn of MIDI, uses all acoustic instruments to mimic the sound of electronics. Everyone, including the piano, is playing tuned percussion.
I recommend this as the most innovative sounds I have ever heard.



I’d like to state, technically you are right, but (as speaking for me) the YT-Links are to illustrate the music we listen to, just as examples that are easy to click and “hear/watch”…


Not necessarily as the question was what music do you listen and not how do you listen to it? There are therefore no contradictions to answers given here.


A prophecy from 1979.


Sex sells, regardless of talent and ability.

Virtually all music is manufactured these days, with aspiring singers getting air time doing a rendition of a known artist on some “Got Talent” TV show, the notion of them of them playing small clubs to get recognition for their ability of writing an original song or playing an instrument (keyboard or guitar), are gone.



You are right but still not entirely.

  1. Not all videos posted are actual videos, some of them are just animated lyrics and/or still pictures. So not real videos, after all.
  2. I listen to all the music listenable in those videos, almost always without using the videos, or if I actually use YouTube, then I have it running in the background without watching the video or picture in the video.

Therefore I think that the question is still correct, even when most links are YouTube links.
Thank you for the suggestion anyway and also for reminding me to post a couple of radio links.


Because people are creative and just because it is technically only a “video” site, doesn’t mean nobody will post a picture and upload it as a video with a corresponding soundtrack.

I think you misunderstand something there. I would agree with you if I had no idea how the scenes and sub-cultures of music on YouTube works. The pictures are part of the sub-culture attached to the music.

If you listen to “super cool manly” house music, you will always see tuned expensive cars in the background.

If you listen to Tropical House music, then you will see an island with a lot of sand and a hut in the background.

If you listen to Harsh Wall Noise you will see this:

If you listen to Drumcore, you will see stuff like this:

What you see as a picture is determined by the according sub-culture.
In the case of Deep House and Future House it is associated with hipster bois and gurlz who are sometimes not entirely clothed and

doing something hipster, like looking weirdly into the camera. It’s the sub-culture.


You don’t need to look at the girl the entire time just because you listen to the music, you might as well look at the speakers where the music comes from. :wink:


I feel like posting more examples on different themes coming with different sub-cultures:
I am trying to post the video with the most representative theme/picture/animation.

Goa Psytrance

Hipster Deep & Future House

Certain type of Japanese Pop music

Everything related to Vocaloid

J-Pop Girl Version

K-Pop Girl Version

Future House


Drumcore 1st Example

Drumcore 2nd Example

Drumcore 3rd Example