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I've been wanting to do this for a while but I just never got to it. Finally with spare time, I decided to share some musical tastes of my own with you guys.

 

I don't have a very wide spectrum of musical selections. I hate 99% of all country music. The 99% I don't like is the songs about tractors, girls, drinking, and farming. The 1% I do find myself always listening to is basically two artists: Rascal Flatts and Garth Brooks. And really, I don't listen to all that much Rascal Flatts, but I do listen to a lot of Garth Brooks. By far my favorite song of his is The Dance. Unfortunately, Garth doesn't allow his music on YouTube, but I did find this tribute to Dale Sr. (The song starts about 2:50)

 

 

This song means a lot to me as I lost a close friend about a year and a half ago and this song captures my feelings exactly. Garth really hit it out of the park with this one.

 

When it comes to rock music, I have a larger selection of songs I enjoy as my dad always played rock music from the 80s as I was growing up. There isn't one particular band I remember most, honestly, but one of the songs we both like a lot is Slow Ride by Foghat

 

 

For a more alternative type of rock music, I'm a big fan of the band Boys Like Girls. There are numerous songs of theirs that I enjoy, but easily my most favorite is one that few people seem to have heard, Five Minutes to Midnight

 

 

One of my favorite singers also happens to be Michael Jackson. There are very few songs of his I don't like and I love just about all of them, which makes it hard to pick just one song to post here.

 

 

The music I really enjoy, however, is the R&B, hip-hop, and rap music. I'll try to spare most of you with the rap/hip-hop music as it isn't popular among the.....demographic of this site (A.K.A. you old people). But possibly my favorite artist is Mike Posner, a Duke graduate who released his first CD last year. While his CD was good, the stuff he did on his mixtapes and other songs are his best work.

 

 

That song is from his 2nd mixtape. In my opinion, both of his mixtapes are better than his CD. He had such a huge underground following with these mixtapes that he was doing tours at colleges based solely on those songs from those mixtapes prior to his CD release. That doesn't mean he hasn't put out good songs since then, as his cover of Rolling in the Deep is the best one I've heard.

 

 

Lastly, I'll leave you with one rap song, as maybe I'll spend a whole blog on rap music. Ogre posted one of his songs in the past, but that's not my favorite song of his. XV is a rapper I just recently was introduced to and he's moving up my charts in terms of favorite artists.

 

September 6, 2011  11:57 AM ET

Your description of COuntry music just makes me say this, never call me ignorant again.

September 6, 2011  02:01 PM ET
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Rascal Flatts is probably one of the gayest bands on this planet.

Seconded.

Plus, I don't consider them Country. They are the definition of Pop. Same with keith Urban.

September 6, 2011  06:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Your description of COuntry music just makes me say this, never call me ignorant again.

Agreed. He forgot the rodeo songs

September 6, 2011  06:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Seconded.Plus, I don't consider them Country. They are the definition of Pop. Same with keith Urban.

I don't really like much country music. HOWEVER, I can list about 7 people/bands that are FAR better than Rascal Flatts. In no order:

Tom Jones
Johnny Cash
Reba
Alan Jackson
Tim McGraw
Dwight Yoakam
Conway Twitty

September 6, 2011  06:07 PM ET

Oh ya. Rascal Flatts suck

September 6, 2011  08:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I don't really like much country music. HOWEVER, I can list about 7 people/bands that are FAR better than Rascal Flatts. In no order:Tom JonesJohnny CashRebaAlan JacksonTim McGrawDwight YoakamConway Twitty

I can name 200 better than Rascal Flatts.

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September 21, 2011  05:25 PM ET

Foghat - Slow Ride - 1972, dude - you were hearing it on a classic rock station by the 80s :-) All are welcome to express their opinions, right? (Country's just blues with a twang) Give the kid some room to grow - he's reading the blogs here from the old farts (like me) and the younger guns - who knows- maybe there's a chance - even for someone who thinks Rascal Flatts is good music! :p

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