Non-Punk Bands You’re Not Ashamed to Love

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    hayley
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    Keeping the “shame” theme going: what non punk rock bands/artists do you listen to, no shame involved?

    I’ll be one to admit that I enjoy (some of) those pop-punk bands (Man Overboard/Fireworks/This Time Next Year/The Wonder Years, etc) Set Your Goals is my favorite out of all

    I’ve been a huge New Found Glory fan since I was 12 years old.

    I don’t listen to them as much, but I saw Taking Back Sunday at Warped tour this year and loved every second of their set

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    #226922
    connor_maoil
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    There’s the hipster punk bands I’m ashamed to like (Ted Leo/rx, Titus Andronicus), but as far as non-punk goes:

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    JOB FOR A COWBOY.
    Megadeth.

    #226925

    Faith No More, Atmosphere, P.O.S, Just to name a few.

    #226928
    bob9746
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    old stuff such as POLICE, MIDNIGHT OIL, some movie’s OST, …and here where i live international REGGAE shows with friends.

    #226936

    That Handsome Devil. Fucking love that band.

    Now that I think of it though, it might be the only non-punk band I’m really into it.

    #226937

    Every Time I Die
    He Is Legend
    The Tallest Man On Earth
    CCR

    #226948
    Drea
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    Foo Fighters, any classic rock group, River City Extension, Nirvana, Dirty Heads, Ballyhoo!, and Slayer.

    #226949
    jaystone
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    Pearl Jam and their various related side projects. Foo Fighters. Better Than Ezra. Finger Eleven’s frist few albums. Jay-Z through and including the “Black Album.” Lupe Fiasco’s first two albums.

    #226958

    “Weird Al” Yankovich fan since ’99.

    I’m also a really big fan of Chumbawamba. They got their start in the anarcho-punk scene, but I find myself more attracted to their latter-day folk work.

    (I’ve got plenty of other favorite bands that aren’t very “punk rock” like Cheap Girls and The Gaslight Anthem, but they get regular coverage on this site and I don’t know if they count or not)

    #227010
    Johnny X
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    Meatloaf. Bat Out of Hell, baby!

    #227013
    Lauren Mills
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    Does Quicksand count? Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails, Muse, Pantera, Blur, Testament, Megadeth, POS, Elliott Smith, Rocky Votolato, Aesop Rock, Gang Starr, Nas, Cyne, Binary Star, Eyedea, Motion City Soundtrack, Overkill, Kreator, Illogic, Cave In, Unearth, Jurassic 5, Sadistik, A Tribe Called Quest, Doomtree, Astronautalis, Rising Sun Quest, Typical Cats, Megadeth, Hieroglyphics, Buck 65, Sage Francis, Cage, Joy Division, No Motiv, The Hellacopters, In Flames, At The Gates, Immortal Technique, ECID, Sector7G, KRISTOFF KRANE, King Cannons, City & Colour, Boysetsfire, Jedi Mind Tricks, rickoLus,

    #227025
    Drea
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    I will admit that I dig anything jazz or swing. It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.
    Also, Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Elliott Smith.
    And not bands, but Bach and Beethoven.

    #227387
    Chris Ramone
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    Mostly some 80s or 90s stuff. Too many bands too list, but some of the “non-punk” bands that I like include The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Suicidal Tendencies (I’m not sure if they count just because they were a punk band in their early career), Nine Inch Nails, Candlebox.

    #227498

    I think it’s a well known fact that Green Day is probably my all-time favorite band. Also, i’m quite a huge fan of Justin Beiber.

    #227596
    Alex Retro
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    I am proud to say that I love and am influenced by:
    Billy Joel
    The Beach Boys

    And I also love:
    Journey
    Van Halen (first couple of albums more so)
    Styx
    Danny & The Juniors
    Jan & Dean
    Night Ranger
    Johnny Cash
    Frank Sinatra

    Mainly any good 80s rock and classic 50s and 60s music

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