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I haven't seen my favorite genre, let alone any of my favorite bands, on here yet. Although that is to be expected, since finding music for me involves looking for the least talked-about bands. Though I do love Rush and many other classic-rock bands, and they seem to recur here often.

My absolute favorite band is Frightened Rabbit, a four-piece Scottish indie group. They released their newest album, The Midnight Organ Fight, in 2008, and I have listened to it more times than I can count. This, to me, is musical gold. I've found nothing explicitly Objectivist in their lyrics, and if I were to really try and interpret them I would likely be forced to classify them as emotionally-driven. Then again, what lyrical music isn't? Is not emotion the driving force behind most songs?

Regardless, other bands I enjoy include Les Savy Fav, Whitey, The View, Glasvegas, Mogwai, The Fratellis, Franz Ferdinand, Dear and the Headlights, Band of Horses, The White Stripes, and Twilight Sad.

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Classical. More specifically:

Rachmaninov (all preludes, symphonies, piano concerti, moments musicaux, and vocalise, aleko, piano sonata, variations on a theme of corelli, rhapsody on a theme of paganini)

Chopin (nocturnes, waltzes, ballades, scherzi, etudes, polonaises, concerti)

Mussorgsky (pictures at an exhibition)

Holst (the planets)

Rimsky-Korsakov (scheherazade)

Shostakovich (jazz suites, symphonies)

Debussy (suite bergamasque)

Liszt (uh, everything?)

Beethoven (symphonies...all of them)

Dvorak (symphonies, particularly 8 and 9)

Smetana (moldau)

Satie (gymnopedies, gnossiennes)

Brahms (symphonies)

Tchaikovsky (capriccio italien, marche slave, 1812 overture, many more)

Camille Saint-Saens (symphonies, particularly 3)

Ravel (also everything)

Puccini (some pieces)

Wagner (some pieces)

I detest Mozart and Bach and most Baroque and actual Classical music save a handful of pieces. Vivaldi can be OK. Some of Bach's preludes and fugues and tocattas and fugues are good; look out for little fugue in g minor. It's awesome. Mozart? Ugh...there's only one piece I like. His 40th symphony.

As for modern music:

Jerry Goldsmith (Star Trek: TMP, Star Trek: First Contact, Patton, many others)

James Horner (Aliens, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

John Williams (Star Wars IV, V, VI)

Vangelis (Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire, Cosmos)

Jean Michel Jarre (literally all his pieces are amazing)

Yoko Kanno (everything from Cowboy Bebop)

Maurice Jarre (Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, many more)

Ennio Morricone (particularly The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly)

Brian Eno (most of his stuff is good)

Michael Giacchino (Star Trek - the recent one)

Dire Straits (in particular The Sultans of Swing, Romeo and Juliet, Tunnel of Love, Espresso Love, Brothers in Arms, Going Home, Once Upon a Time in the West)

The Ventures (everything)

The Rolling Stones (Paint it Black, Satisfaction...there are others but can't remember)

Men at Work (Down Under, Who Can It Be Now)

Frank Sinatra (everything)

Nat King Cole (everything)

There is one contemporary pop singer I like, but she's Japanese. Shimatani Hitomi. Only female voice I've liked in the past 50 years, easily.

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