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5 Best Bands of All Time

5 Best Bands of All Time

One cannot imagine life without music. It became a natural part of life as its meaning and use differ from person to person. Throughout centuries, numerous talented singers, musicians, and bands shared their talents and these talents gave way for music to evolve to the music we know and enjoy today. So the question is what is the basis to say that a certain performer or band is the best of their time? We picked out the top five that is considered to be the best bands of all time and we’re going to see what they have in common.

#5 – Led Zeppelin

In case you didn’t know, Led Zepellin was an English rock band consisting of a vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham, formed in London in 1968. Their music range appeals not only to blues rock and folk rock genres fanatics but also considered as a forerunner for heavy metal, too. Critics consider Led Zepellin one of the most successful, influential and innovative rock groups in history due to their great impact in the nature of the music industry, mainly in the development of album-orientated rock (AOR) and stadium rock. With certified sales of $140.6 million, their concerts broke records, albums ranked among the top selling and even now, their fan base is still growing extending their legacy among musicians and fans alike.

#4 – The Beach Boys

This American rock band is renowned by their vocal harmonies – only a few can achieve – and early surf songs which then progressed into more personal themes as their fan base also matured. With Brian as de facto leader, composer, producer and arranger, the band played with styles and genres such as black R&B, jazz-based vocal groups, 1950s rock and roll, which led to their unique sound. The band made use of avant-garde recording techniques in innovative ways and combined classical or jazz elements which ensured them certified sales of $31.1 million. The Beach Boys was formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961 consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.

#3 – Pink Floyd

In the 60 years of their career, Pink Floyd released 15 albums and toured to upkeep each release four of which topped both the UK and Us charts, however only two of their singles, The Wall and The Dark Side of the Moon, successfully included in the top 10 in either region. Before David Gilmour joined the band, Pink Floyd was already establishing their name on the British rock scene even with their early releases led by Syd Barrett but only after David joined and took over the creative direction did the band received international acknowledgment and garnered certified sales of $121.4 million. Formed in London, 1965, Pink Floyd was an English rock band which gained following as one of the first British psychedelic pop group. They are credited with influencing genres such as ambient music and neo-progressive. As a chief band of the developing rock genre, they were notable for their sonic experimentation, extended compositions, intricate live shows, and philosophical lyrics.

#2 – The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones pioneered the gritty, heavier-driven sound that came to define hard rock as a deviating act to the popular pop-rock of the early 1960s. With genres like soul, rock, and R&B, their success is attributed to their consistency and staying true to the safe foundational genres even when pop music continuously evolves and rapidly changes, the reason why they’re still on top after nearly 60 years. Even through … Continue Reading...

Most Popular Music Genres You Need To Listen To

Most Popular Music Genres You Need To Listen To

No matter how young or old you are, music will always be considered one of the best thing life can offer. Music has always been a form of entertainment and more. It is not limited to one language and is not bound by place, origin and style. Throughout the years, music continuously evolved and progressed to fit the type of music the year or era needed. We listed down the most popular music genre nowadays and let us know what you think of it.

  • Hip-Hop/Rap

Hip hip/Hip-Hop or rap music is the most popular music genre in 2020 which comprises of adapted cadenced music that usually – but not necessarily required – goes with rapping, a musical and rhyming discourse that is recited and is characterized different components including DJing, turntablism, scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks. Hip hop was first heard in the Bronx precinct of New York City during the 1970s from downtown Latino Americans and African Americans. POPSTAR, Old Town Road, The Woo, and Whats Poppin are some examples of Hip hop music.

  • Techno

Techno, some called EDM is a genre of electronic dance music that is usually created for use in a continuous DJ set characterized by a repetitive four on the floor beat. The term “techno” originally first heard in the early 1980s in Germany but was adapted as a name for a specific genre of EDM produced in Detroit. To produce this type of music, professionals utilize electronic instruments like sequencers, synthesizers, drum machines, and also digital audio workstations with central rhythm normally in 4/4, and tempo varying typically between 120 and 150 beats per minute (bpm). Some examples of Techno music nowadays is Vigilance by UMEK.

  • R & B

Rhythm and blues or R&B for short nowadays combines itself with elements of funk, pop, hip hop, soul, and electronic music. It features a distinct style in record production, pitch corrected vocals, rhythms that are machine-backed, and a lush, smooth style of vocal arrangement. As a technological era, electronic influences are now a trend and the use of dance-inspired beats are now common in R&B.  

R&B was first heard during 1940s in African American communities and the term was originally used by record companies to market recordings   targeting urban African Americans. Some R&B artists of the century are Beyonce, Rihanna and Alicia Keys.

  • Punk

Punk rock or just punk is first established in 1960s as garage rock however punk groups let go of the standard 1970s rock due to its surpluses hence the birth of punk that we know today. Punk music is usually short and quick-paced with hard-edged singing styles and songs commonly rebel and political in tone. Punk bands or groups typically produce their own albums and songs sporting DIY ethics which is then printed out through independent record labels. A famous example of punk music today is Sandcastles by Cable Ties.

Whatever the genre you find yourself listening to on repeat, whether it be hip-hop, punk or such, music will always be a way for people to connect.… Continue Reading...

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