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12 Bands I've Found My Love For In The Past Year

The growth in my musical journey has been insane in rrthe past year, so I rthought I'd make a list of the rbest bands I've rdiscovered and/or realized my rlove rfor in the past year.
1Pink Floyd

I had always heard they were one of the greatest bands of all time. And I really liked the song "Time". But in the past year, I discovered why some people consider Pink Floyd the greatest band ever. That album stretch from Dark Side of the Moon to The Wall (and I quite like The Final Cut even) is some of the greatest musical work ever.
2Genesis

Tool has been my favorite band for a long time, and I had never really bothered to check out the bands they say influenced them. I decided to, and discovered Genesis. Old Genesis. Nursery Cryme - A Trick of the Tail, another amazing stretch of albums. "The Musical Box" will forever have a place in my heart as the song that truly got me into Prog.
3Led Zeppelin

Always heard them, thought they were just one of those "classic" bands that everyone overrated. I was wrong. Led Zeppelin is fantastic, influential, and just... well there's not much that has not already been said.
4Opeth

It took a while for them to grow on me. But damn. One of the most diverse, unlikely mixtures of style, and they make it work. Mikael Akerfeldt is an unfairly talented musician. Been obsessed with these guys since I discovered them.
5Porcupine Tree

Many fans of Opeth are bound to stumble upon PT eventually. I'm glad I did. They are much easier to listen to than most prog, which is a nice change of pace.
6Slipknot

Way out of the way of pretty much everything else on this list. Yes. I like Slipknot, they're immature, have 394568 members, and I don't care. Sometimes it's nice to just mindlessly headbang and scream your head off about nothing in particular. I don't care what people say about Slipknot, it's about the music, and I like this music.
7Yes

Not done yet with all of the classic Prog rock bands. Yes has one of the weirdest, most original sounds I've heard in a long time. They may have their pretentious moments, maybe a little more than some other progressive rock bands, but I can enjoy a lot of their stuff, especially their early 70's stuff. They're good if you have some time to sit back and just soak in a nice long adventure of a song.
8The Dear Hunter

I may be in the honeymoon stage with this band. I only discovered them maybe a month ago, but wow I fell in love. The hype leading up tot he release of Migrant is what caught my attention. And just wow, what a lucky find, because these guys are not very popular, for some reason. There's just nothing I dislike about this music. It can be upbeat and happier sounding, or melancholy, or silly. I could see The Dear Hunter becoming one of my top 10 favorite bands of all time.
9King Crimson

It's hard for me to truly love King Crimson. They have masterpieces, but they venture to full blown experimental sometimes that I just can't enjoy listening to, and really lowers the quality of their good albums. Songs like Moonchild and Providence just really bug me. But that's not to say I don't like King Crimson overall, obviously they're on this list because they're awesome.
10Queens of the Stone Age

I borrowed Songs For The Deaf from a family member out of curiosity because I heard Dave Grohl had been doing some stuff with them, and it turns out they're as good as any other band Dave Grohl has been associated with. Song For The Deaf is a fantastic album, and Rated R is pretty good, and while I have't necessarily listened to every song of theirs, I really do like them, and I can't wait for their new album.
11Red Hot Chili Peppers

Like Led Zeppelin, this is another band I never really gave a chance to. After listening to, and getting to know Blood Sugar Sex Magik, I was hooked. Easy to listen to, though sometimes annoying, just good.
12Soundgarden

Aside from Pearl Jam, I was never into grunge. Soundgarden is very similar to Pearl Jam, so it was easy for me to get into them, and I'm glad I did.
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