It's the lyrics that get me. If I can relate, I find a song fantastic.
My mode of preference would most definitely have to be rock, be it "nu metal" or the like, I love it. I don't care much for rock. I won't knock it though. If you like to hear a guy w/ absolutely no talent, talk throughout a "song" produced by a mere mixing machine or PC, rap is fantastic.
I'm in to ******** stuff, such as Disturbed, Taproot, Unloco, Chevelle, Blindside, The Used, My Chemical Romance, Trapt, Adema, Sevendust, Cold, Static X, Otep, Coal Chamber, Nine Inch Nails. Crap like that.
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