I own Michelle Branch's CD. I LOVE Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles." Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" is solid, too.
There's no shame in liking any of them - those chicks is talented. I saw Michelle Branch last fall (not my own decision - she was touring with Lifehouse and my sister was in love with their lead singer, so I agreed to take her), and she was quite good live. I had never heard of her at that point. Of course, the fact that she's insanely hot might cloud my vision some, but...
(edited by OlFuzzyBastard on 5.7.02 2343) "It doesn't matter if you're a Stormtrooper or the nWo... your ass is about to get waxed by the FIVE-TIME Master Jedi champion - now can you dig that?" ---Obi-Book Kenobi
I'm with the Michelle Branch and Counting Crows love, too.
Hmm... guilty pleasures. I like the Dixie Chicks and Alison Krauss and a lot of country and bluegrass stuff that most people either won't admit to liking or can't stand. Not really guilty feeling about that either though.
I can't bring myself to dislike the Backstreet Boys no matter how hard I try.
I also listen to more eighties music than is probably healthy.
I also own Yanni's "Live at the Acropolis" His studio work fits all preconcieved notions people have about him, but for some reason with an orchestra backing him up he sounds like a legit classical composer.
I also like a lot of the bands mentioned above (Creed, The Dixie Chicks, Shakira, Huey Lewis, and others) but I don't feel guilty about them :p
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Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastardAnd Johnny Cash. Although I tend to admit pretty much all of that.
How on earth can Johnny Cash be considered a guilty pleasure? There's only a handful of musicians that are even close to being as cool as him, and his music is incredible. You're right to freely admit that you like Cash, but I'm shocked no one has lept to his defense before me. You want a real guilty pleasure? How about the McRackins?
I've been hearing, reading, and seeing a LOT of hype for The Arctic Monkeys. A fairly young group out of Sheffield, the band is being heralded as the best English export in a long time, and their forthcoming album hyped as "the Soundtrack for 2006.