When I first started listening to Dream Theater I couldn't believe how long they had actually been around before I heard of them. Their live stuff is pure brilliance and not that they use to do it that often but their ability to reproduce the exact sound snippit of any other band and insert into their own work as a deliberate 'break' was EPIC!
Yep. Been a fan since their first album when I was in high school. Just listen to "Dance of Eternity" and mind blown.
Huge Billy Connolly fan (big fan of comedy in general.)
I'd say the same thing about Porcupine Tree. I'd never heard of them until Dark Matter showed up on my iHeart radio Pink Floyd playlist. Damn good stuff. I'm listening now
... and on that note, bring on Weird Al - it's time for "All about the Pentiums" . . .
Spotify because I'ma control freak about what I listen when I work. I can't focus when new music I haven't heard comes on as I'm then listening and not working.
At the moment, Eric Clapton (EC).
Recently, to name a few:
Explosions in the Sky
Alice in Chains
De La Soul
Band of Horses
Pandora mostly, sometimes 93X out of the Twin Cities. Classic rock to heavy metal, punk, thrash, classical and eighties pop. Every once in a while I throw the comedy mix in on Pandora, Robin Williams, Christopher Titus, George Carlin, Fluffy etc. I find that the more variety in the music/ listening the more productive I am.
If you like PT, try Steven Wilson's solo stuff. Wilson basically WAS Porcupine Tree. I recommend the album The Raven That Refused to Sing.
He's a genius...
Thanks, I'll check that
Have you tried Neal Morse? He was the leader of Spock's Beard until he went solo. He left to do his own Christian based music.
It's awesome and Mike Portnoy has played on all the albums.
I recommend the albums One and Similitude of a Dream (current one)
EDIT: Also try Transatlantic. Morse and Portnoy plus a couple other modern prog superstars. Try SMPT:e
My profile pic, PJ, a couple different podcasts (A Mediocre Time and all of their off shoots), stream ESPN radio, Spotify, and Apple music
I would listen to Celtic Folk and/or Celtic Rock if there were some stations available. I have found an app that allows listening to Irish Radio stations.
You need to start to listen in foreign language:)
Volbeat - lola montez (now on deezer)
I don't listen often, but when I do its country.