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Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by ScottEmerson, May 30, 2003.

  1. ScottEmerson

    ScottEmerson Active Member

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    ...in the secular world, if anyone? Are there any groups that you really enjoy that aren't in the Christian market?

    For example, my favorite secular singers/groups are (which are also the only secular groups I listen to, outside of what I catch for the sake of my middle schoolers - I need to know what they listen to):

    Pat Metheny Group/Trio
    Oasis
    Alana Davis
    Starsailor
    Beatles (Their early period, before their music got weird)
    Frank Sinatra

    ...yep... that is about it!
     
  2. Travelsong

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    The secular music I enjoy most would have to be:

    Wilco
    The White Stripes
    Blonde Redhead
    Radiohead
    Sigur Ros
    Bob Dylan
    The Beatles
    The Kinks
    Belly
    Mogwai
    The Beta Band
    Belle and Sebastian
    Lucinda Williams

    It goes in phases and I typically only listen to music in the car, but that's pretty much what I am listening to the most at present.
     
  3. Baptist Believer

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    I have extremely eclectic tastes in music and I know I’m missing some people...

    Groups/Solo Artists:

    Barenaked Ladies (Quirky pop with a twist – they are excellent in concert)
    The Beatles (all phases except for the dreadful parts of the “White Album” and “Let It Be”)
    Buddy and Julie Miller (alt-country/bluegrass/folk/Americana/neo-traditional country – they’re not easy to classify)
    Daniel Lanois (One of the most underrated artists out there – his new album “Shine” is amazing)
    Dire Straits
    Emmylou Harris (“Wrecking Ball” and “Spyboy” are excellent)
    Janis Joplin (in very small doses – she was from my hometown area and I have a sense of some of her inner struggles and musical/lyrical references)
    Moby (I’m normally not big on dance music, but he manages to make it interesting)
    Paul Simon/Simon and Garfunkel (Paul Simon is an amazing lyricist)
    Sam Phillips (aka “Leslie Phillips”)
    U2 (all eras)

    Older music:

    Hank Williams Sr.
    Nat King Cole
    Frank Sinatra
    Vince Guaraldi

    Even older music:

    Bach
    Beethoven
    Vivaldi
    Mozart

    Music collections:

    Any Wim Wenders movies soundtrack
    Any Motown collection
     
  4. A_Christian

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    I like happy, sad, romantic, military ---- it
    depends on my mood.

    Moody Blues (their old stuff)
    Simon & Garfunckle (together they were great)
    Scott Joplin (orchestrated ragtime)
    Leroy Anderson
    Debuccy
    Ravel
    Sousa
    Aaron Copland
    Tchaikovsky
    Tommy Dorsy
     
  5. UTEOTW

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    Lately my listening would include a lot of :

    U2 (who woulda thunk?)
    Radiohead
    Coldplay

    Other bands that may slide through

    Train
    Remy Zero (if you like the above three give The Golden Hum a try)
    REM (before Bill Berry left)
    The Cure
    BNL (whole heartedly agree with the statement above about them live)
    Live
     
  6. stubbornkelly

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    Elton John
    Madonna
    Cher
    Live
    U2
    Delerium
    Portishead
    Enigma
    Buckwheat Zydeco
    Tori Amos
    Frank
    Ella
    Billie
    Dinah
    Cranberries
    Sweet Honey in the Rock
    Yma Sumac
    Indigo Girls
    Bjork

    and myriad others, including loads of classical, opera, musicals, and Ultra Lounge
     
  7. Mike McK

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    There's not much I don't listen to.

    I have a lot of favorites but they change from day to day. The only constant is Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band. Seen them 24 times and going to see them again in a couple of weeks. To be honest though, I do prefer the late 70's era version of the band.

    I like Little Feat, Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett, C,S,N and Jackson Browne quite a bit, too.

    I listen to a lot of other Parrothead music, country, rock, folk, singer songwriter stuff, R&B, cajun, reggae, a little Irish, a lot of bluegrass, some jazz and all kind of other stuff.

    I guess it's easier to tell you what I don't listen to.
     
  8. Dr. Bob

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    Have a hard time getting through a day without that spiritual giant JOHN DENVER. [​IMG]

    Not the best pilot, but great with a feel for the Rockies! :rolleyes:
     
  9. BrotherJesse

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    I listen to some New Age. Notice the word Some. I like groups like Skyedance, and Enya. Other than that, I don't listen to secular music. [​IMG]
     
  10. fromtheright

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    Bluegrass collections.
    Emmylou Harris
    Toby Keith
    George Jones
    Patty Loveless
    Alan Jackson
    Johnny Cash
    Hank Sr.
    Cledus T. Judd :D
    Country music radio stations generally
    Jimmy Buffett
    Occasionally I get in a hard rock mood and enjoy some KISS, Bob Seger, AC/DC, Black Sabbath
     
  11. Baptist in Richmond

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    BrotherJesse writes:
    &gt;&gt;I listen to some New Age. Notice the word Some.
    &gt;&gt;I like groups like Skyedance, and Enya. Other
    &gt;&gt;than that, I don't listen to secular music.

    Greetings Brother Jesse.
    As far as I know, Enya is not New Age, although the New Age'ers seem to love her music. Enya is a Roman Catholic, which upsets the New Age'ers when you bring that to their attention.
    If you like Enya, check out the album Perfect Time, by her sister, Maire Brennan - if you haven't already. I purchased mine at either Lifeway or Family Christian Stores.

    Hope you are doing well on this first Sunday in June.
     
  12. Mike McK

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    It's funny but, when I was a kid, John Denver was the last person you'd admit you listened to but now that I'm an adult, I like his music a lot. Especially his early stuff before he got so big.

    By the way, I'd like to add Steve Goodman to my list. I can't believe I forgot about "Chicago Shorty".
     
  13. Mike McK

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    ??? Enya is not only new age but one of the biggest new age artists out there.
     
  14. Baptist Believer

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    ??? Enya is not only new age but one of the biggest new age artists out there. </font>[/QUOTE]I think he's referring to the spiritual movement of New Age instead of the music store category of "New Age".
     
  15. Baptist in Richmond

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    All of you have great tastes in music, and have picked some great artists.

    Some direct comments to some of you:

    ScottEmerson writes:
    &gt;&gt;Beatles (Their early period, before their music
    &gt;&gt;got weird)

    WHAT? Revolver is the greatest rock album of all time, even the folks at VH-1 agreed
    (according to their website) and they never get anything right. [​IMG]

    BaptistBeliever writes:
    &gt;&gt;The Beatles (all phases except for the dreadful
    &gt;&gt;parts of the White Album and Let It Be)

    &lt;still laughing&gt;
    You mean like the cheerleaders screaming "Hold that line" in Revolution 9???!!

    Dr. Bob Griffin writes:
    &gt;&gt;Have a hard time getting through a day without that spiritual giant JOHN DENVER

    &lt;laughing again&gt;
    You mean the pantheist?? Great music, but twisted doctrine! Good choice, Dr. Bob. I will follow your lead, and publicly acknowledge my love for his music as well.


    Alright, to add to this wonderful eclectic list of groups/performers:

    Crowded House (the most underestimated band of the 80's)
    Gypsy Kings
     
  16. ScottEmerson

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    I guess I just like their simpler music, that's all. Revolver isn't terrible, but I'm a big fan of the early music such as "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away," "Help!" and "Can't Buy Me Love."
     
  17. D28guy

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    Christian:

    Vineyard praise and worship.
    Phil Keaggy
    Jim Cole
    Iona
    Edens Bridge
    Crystal Lewis
    Out of the Grey
    Steve Bell
    Phil Driscoll
    Waterdeep
    Bruce Carroll
    Kathy Trocolli
    Third Day
    Big Tent Revival

    Bluegrass and "Old Timey":

    Lonesome River Band
    Tony Rice
    Norman Blake
    Dry Branch Fire Squad
    Larry Sparks
    Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers
    Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys
    Longview
    Richard Bennett
    Doc Watson
    Jack Lawrence
    Blue Highway
    Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
    Alison Krauss and Union Station.

    Contemporary secular:

    The Allman Brothers Band
    Neil Young
    James Taylor
    70's era Jackson Browne
    B.B. King
    Big Band music(Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, etc)
    some Jazz
    Andres Segovia

    I'm leaving out some in all categories, I'm sure!

    Gotta go, my wife is yelling "I'm leaving without you!..." lol!

    Mike
     
  18. Mike McK

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    ??? Enya is not only new age but one of the biggest new age artists out there. </font>[/QUOTE]I think he's referring to the spiritual movement of New Age instead of the music store category of "New Age". </font>[/QUOTE]Gotcha.

    In that case, he's right. She's "new age" as a marketing category but you guys are right, she and her sister, Maire Brennan, are Catholic.
     
  19. Dan Todd

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    The Brothers Gibb
     
  20. A_Christian

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    The Brothers Gibb!?!?!?!?

    I could never stand that falsetto----even when it
    was the style.
     
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