I listen to music almost every hour of the day. Working, commuting, exercising, eating, sleeping–I probably have my AirPods in and before you ask, no, I could not hear what you just said.

Whenever I tell someone that I like music, like really like music, their eyes glaze with a challenging look and they ask: “Oh yeah? What genre? What bands?”

My answer: all of them, and too many to name. But if you’re looking to jam, or hoping for a glimpse into who I am, here’s a list of some of my favorite stuff.

Faves

  • Grand Paradise, Foxing
  • Lit Me Up, Brand New
  • Pseudologia Fantastica, Foster the People
  • Wings for Marie Pts. I and II, Tool
  • Gypsy, Fleetwood Mac
  • Release, Pearl Jam

Best While Working

  • Trance/EDM
    • Way too many different artists here. Just gonna put a few samples.
    • Saltwater, Chicane
    • U, Grum
    • Clarity, Zedd
    • Godspeed, BT
    • Rhythm Is A Dancer, SNAP!
    • Pjanoo, Call On Me, Generate, Eric Prydz
    • World, Hold On, Bob Sinclair
    • Scatman, Scatman John
    • The Logical Song, Scooter
  • All manners of ’90s/’00s pop
    • Timbaland
    • Britney
    • Lady Gaga
    • Rihanna
    • Snoop
    • Dre
    • Eminem
    • …you probably get the point.
  • Movie/Game/Anime soundtracks
    • Inception
    • Interstellar
    • Attack on Titan
    • Dark Souls
    • Gladiator/Two Steps From Hell
    • Iron, Woodkid (plus all of his other stuff that was not used in a famous game trailer)
    • Runescape: The Orchestral Collection

Workout To Scream About

  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Korn
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Slipknot
  • Rob Zombie/White Zombie
  • Let’s not forget symphonic metal:
    • Nightwish
    • Within Temptation
    • Evanescence
  • …or non-English metal:
    • Rammstein
    • Eisbrecher
    • Turmion Kätilöt
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Foo Fighters
  • Nirvana
  • Pearl Jam
  • Alice In Chains (new and old)
  • Hole
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Seether

Mom And Dad Don’t Understand

  • Balance and Composure
  • Brand New
  • Foxing
  • La Dispute
  • Sum 41
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Blink 182
  • Panic! at the Disco
  • It Looks Sad.
  • Fall Out Boy
  • mewithoutYou
  • twenty one pilots
  • Citizen
  • Basement
  • Taking Back Sunday
  • She Wants Revenge
  • Linkin Park
  • Three Days Grace
  • Puddle of Mudd
  • Can’t Swim
  • Modest Mouse
  • Joywave
  • 3OH!3
  • Silversun Pickups

Can You Keep It Down, I’m Trying To Write

  • Michele McLaughlin
  • Nox Arcana
  • All your favorite classical artists…
    • Chopin
    • Beethoven
    • Bach