My weird musical tastes

I have strange music tastes.

My Southwestern Bell DSL account comes with a free subscription to Yahoo Music LaunchCast Plus. A nice feature is that I can create my own radio station. As it plays songs, I can rate the songs or authors or albums. The ratings influence the songs played so that songs and artists I like get played more often. After over a year of tweaking, I have ended up with a list of artists:

Artists I Like Artists That Suck
.38 Special
10cc
3 Doors Down
98 Degrees
Abba
ABC
AC/DC
Adam Sandler
Aerosmith
Alien Ant Farm
Asia
Berlin
Blind Faith
Blind Guardian
Bobby Goldsboro
Bon Jovi
Bonnie McKee
Boston
Bread
Bryan Adams
Cameo
Chad Kroeger
Chicago
Christopher Cross
Coldplay
Counting Crows
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Daryl Hall
Deee-Lite
Def Leppard
Derek & The Dominos
Dishwalla
Duran Duran
Elton John
Eminem
Erasure
Evanescence
Extreme
Five For Fighting
Foreigner
Geri Halliwell
Gerry Rafferty
Goo Goo Dolls
Guns N’ Roses
Gwen Stefani
Heart
Hoobastank
Hot Chocolate
Hues Corporation
Indigo Girls
James
James Taylor
Jay-Kid
Jim Croce
Jimmy Fallon
Joe Cocker
John Mayer
John Phillip Sousa
Kim Carnes
Krystal
Lee Ann Womack
Level 42
Limp Bizkit
Luscious Jackson
Madness
Matchbox Twenty
Me First & The Gimme Gimmes
Meat Loaf
Meredith Brooks
Michael McDonald
Modest Mouse
Mud
Natasha Bedingfield
Neil Diamond
Neil Sedaka
Nelly Furtado
New Radicals
Nickelback
Night Ranger
No Doubt
NoFx
Oasis
Oingo Boingo
OK Go
Our Lady Peace
Outkast
Papa Roach
Play
Poison
Powerman 5000
Puddle Of Mudd
R.E.M.
Rachel’s
Ray Scott
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Reel Big Fish
Rob Zombie
Robert Palmer
Rupert Holmes
S Club
Saliva
Sandie Shaw
Scatman John
Scorpions
Sheryl Crow
Simply Red
Sinead O’Connor
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Sister 2 Sister
Sister Hazel
Slaughter
Spin Doctors
Starland Vocal Band
Steely Dan
Steppenwolf
Swing Out Sister
System Of A Down
T.A.T.U.
Talk Talk
Tears For Fears
Ted Nugent
Tenacious D
The All-American Rejects
The Allman Brothers Band
The B-52’s
The Bee Gees
The Black Crowes
The Carpenters
The Cranberries
The Doobie Brothers
The Free Design
The Killers
The Left Banke
The Mamas & The Papas
The Moffatts
The Moody Blues
The New Pornographers1
The Police
The Pretenders
The Prodigy
The Righteous Brothers
The Rumble Bees
The Shangri-Las
The White Stripes
The Who
They Might Be Giants
Third Eye Blind
Three Dog Night
Tom Cochrane
Tom Jones
Tonic
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
U2
Ugly Kid Joe
Van Halen
Village People
Warren Zevon
Weird Al Yankovic
White Zombie
Wilson Phillips
Yaz
Yes
Yvonne Elliman
A Perfect Circle
Bill Engvall
Chris Rock
Chumbawamba
Cradle Of Filth
Denis Leary
Disturbed
Eddie Murphy
George Carlin
Grace Jones
Guerilla Black
Hanson
Jeff Foxworthy
Jimi Hendrix
Joan Rivers
Lil’ Romeo
Lil’ Wayne
Linkin Park
Lisa Marie Presley
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Michael Jackson
Nirvana
Pink Floyd
Prince
Ralphie May
Rodney Carrington
Rodney Dangerfield
Ron White
Why rate?
William Hung
Wu-Tang Clan

1The New Pornographers is not about porn. It’s really a good band with a weird title.

This isn’t a comprehensive list. It’s only the ones I’ve rated. I tell Launchcast to exclude country music, so you don’t see many of them in the suck column.

Some artists may suck overall but have a couple of good songs. Because of the way Yahoo works, they end up in my good column. T.A.T.U. ended up in the good column for this reason. (I am getting sick of T.A.T.U. It seems like a concocted lesbian band with marginal talent.)

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