Top ten favorite musicians (solo or band). - wyldbutterflies
In no particular order, and not necessarily my permanent top ten. Just listing as they come to me:
1. Daft Punk.
FOREVER. I love their Discovery album and costumes the best. 30 year old French men dressing up as robots in fine frilly suits. ♥ I'll admit I'm not as rabidly into them as I was back then
also I'm broke so I can't buy those limited edition toys that came out this year
but I love them just the same.
He was the first solo musician whose entire album I enjoyed.
Mostly for their album, In Our Bedroom After the War. All three of the above came during my freshman year of college, a very formative period of my life.
4. World Order.
They're my current Daft Punk, if you will. They give me so much hope.
5. Utada Hikaru!
She was the first solo J-Pop singer I ever learned of, first through an Animax music video, then through Kingdom Hearts.
The first J-Pop band I ever learned of. I think I just saw their name randomly on the net, then I picked up an album of theirs in the music shop I used to frequent. It was Heavenly. *badum-tsh*
7. Genki Rockets.
Lumi ♥ I even named my laptop after her. They don't have much out yet, but I love their sound.
8. The Postal Service/Owl City.
*sheepish* I know Owl City takes from The Postal Service, okay? Tied for me since I love both their sounds. Such Great Heights is fantastic. Nothing Better, by the former, was my heartbreak song. Fireflies and The Saltwater Room, by the latter, were my 'oh god should I confess to Aiken what if he rejects me what if I never get to spend time with him again anymore oh my god I love him so much I'm gonna just lie in bed all day and cry' soundtrack.
. My childhood. I used to go to sleep playing their casette tape in my small red cassette tape radio player. I still have all their songs memorized. *preens*
10. Michael Jackson
. By gods, my reaction when he passed away. I got into his work in my second year of college and Smooth Criminal got me through a lot of tough times. Beat It was my anthem during third year.