Well, I like some metal, but I'm not into that wicked hardcore stuff either. The most "hardcore" example I can think of is probably Metallica for me.
I haven't really been listening or been into one particular band lately. Never was like that. Some of my favorite bands include The Police,Counting Crows,Guns N Roses, amongst others. I like Nightwish (earlier stuff, before the change in singer) as well. But I'm not usually in the mood for one or two bands in particular, I'm usually rather open about my favorites when it comes to music.
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Recent stuff I'm into:
Watching: A Certain Scientific Railgun (ep.14, stalled), Hoshi no Kirby (ep. 71, stalled), Nazo No Kanojo X (ep. 8), Acchi Kocchi (ep. 8)
On the metal front, i like a bit of Megadeth and Soulfly every now and then
But im more of an Indie / Altern Rock enjoyer. Groups like Kasabian, Animal Collective, Cursive, Guillemots, Bat For Lashes, Wave Machines and Bombay Bicycle Club to name some examples
I absolutely love most aspects of the Brit-Pop movement in the '90's, bands like Blur, Pulp, Cast, Oasis, Kula Shaker and Suede