Favorite bands :
Mostly but not at all limited to: The Acacia Strain, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, Animals As Leaders, As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, August Burns Red, Austrian Death Machine, Avenged Sevenfold, Between The Buried And Me, Bleeding Through, blink-182, Bullet For My Valentine(nostalgia) , Cage The Elephant, Cartel, City and Colour, Close Your Eyes, The Color Fred, A Day To Remember, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Elitist, Every Time I Die, Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters, Four Letter Lie, From Autumn To Ashes, Glass Casket, The Goo Goo Dolls, Good Charlotte, Green Day, Haste The Day, Hawthorne Heights, Hootie and the Blowfish, The Human Abstract, I Killed The Prom Queen, Incubus, It Dies Today, Jimmy Eat World, Killswitch Engage, La Dispute, Mastodon, Matchbox Twenty, Metallica, Minus The Bear, New Found Glory, N.W.A., Orbs, Paramore, Parkway Drive, Periphery, Pink Floyd, Protest The Hero, Queen, Rush, Scale The Summit, Senses Fail, Set Your Goals, Shadows Fall, Shai Hulud, Story of the Year, Taking Back Sunday, Taylor Swift, Thomas Giles, Trivium, Underoath, Unearth, The Wonder Years, Yellowcard.
Favorite guitarists :
Paul Waggoner, A.J. Minette, Chris Letchford, Synyester Gates, Misha Mansoor,
Favorite bassists :
Geddy Lee, Marc McKnight, Dan Briggs, Arif Mirabdolbaghi
Favorite books :
Favorite tv :
The Daily Show, Braves games when it's baseball season.
Favorite movies :
The Prestige, Inception, The Dark Knight , Batman Begins, Clerks 2, Superbad, Pineapple Express.
My opinion of a band is based on what the band is good at doing, not what the band is not doing. Music is an art to be appreciated. It and it's many forms/genres can be appreciated in different ways for many different reasons depending on the genre and listeners interest.