- Transcending Time and Space. Yes is truly my favorite of bands. Their composition is hard to match; this is their strongest attribute in my opinion. Their best is among the best of all time. The lyrics don't seem to tell a story so much as evoke amazing images in the minds of the listener. It is a very spiritual experience. Yes's music speaks to the soul.
- Pink Floyd
- Pink Floyd's music seems to speak right to the heart. The lyrics for their songs cover a full range of emotions and convey them in such a poignant way. I can (and have) simply spaced to Floyd for hours at a time.
- Led Zeppelin
- Probably the most mainstream of the bands I listen to regularly, Led Zeppelin. While I think that Stairway to Heaven is a little overrated, the band itself is definitely not. Personal favorites include Battle of Evermore, In The Evening, Ramble On, Misty Mountain Hop, Immigrant Song, and Kashmir.
- They Might Be Giants
- Just plain wacky. TMBG lyrics don't have to make sense. They just have to be. And they do. Be, that is. That is to say, they are. Whatever. The point is that their great tunes combine with hilarious lyrics to create a unique genre of music that I can't even begin to describe. I mean, should you worry when the skullhead is in front of you or is it worse because it's always waiting where your eyes don't go?
- My first experience with this great band was their "Chronicles" CD, basically a greatest hits compilation. Amazing. Rush was the first band I ever saw in concert, if I recall correctly, and then followed by Yes. Listening to their music from oldest to newest, there is an obvious maturing of the band as they find their own particular niche to fill. After only a couple of albums they really came into their own with their own sense of style.