Thank you for posting over 200 comments in reply to my Facebook Page question: "Who are your top 5 favorite bands/artists?
This question popped up in my head yesterday when I realized I didn't have any sort of "musical pulse" on what everyone was listening to these days. I've been listening to Blake Shelton and Justin Moore every day lately! Your answers have given me and everyone else who joined the conversation a lot of new bands/artists to dive into.
I had wrongly assumed that everyone was going to choose the same 30 or 40 artists/bands, and then the most popular top ten would be easy to pick out. Quite the opposite happened. I believe just about every person's response of their top 5 turned out to be a completely different arsenal of artists than everyone else's choices. So I ended up with a list of 200 times 5 = 1,000 completely different names. This is good though. It shows that we are all completely unique and have a lot to learn from each other!
Nick and I had quite an enjoyable experience reading through EVERY single answer! I'm glad to see that a few of you put "American Spirit", "American Tomahawk", and "Andrew Allen" in your top 5. (Nick's eyes lit up when he saw a vote for "American Spirit".) It was also cool to see "All Time Low" and "Bayside" up there since we've toured with them in the past.
Halfway through the list Nick shrieked, "Better Than Ezra! That's the band from the 90's that we always karaoke to." "Angus and Julia Stone! I love that band. I forgot about them." Then he ran over to his laptop and pulled up their website. We slow danced to "Black Crow".
Some names that kept repeating were as follows: Lights, Tegan and Sarah, Bon Iver, Paramore, Foster the People, Florence + the Machine, Brand New Mumford and Sons, Lana Del Ray, Hey Monday, and The Civil Wars.
The Civil Wars was the only band I hadn't heard of, so thank you for that tip. I'm going to check them out today. Also thanks for reminding me about "Local Natives". I fell in love with them a few years back when I saw them play at SXSW.
A lot of people were surprised I'm a fan of Eisley, which surprised me. I love Eisley! We were label mates of theirs when we were on Warner Bros. I would have totally geeked out if they ever walked into the Warner Bros. offices when we were there. Unfortunately it never happened.
P.S. Some of you didn't listen to me and still put "Dia Frampton" and "Meg and Dia" in your top five! That was against the rules. I'm not going to lie though, I'm not that mad about it:)