Monday, November 29, 2004

Just for Fun: My Five Favorite Bands of All Time

While tooling around my van these days, I'm enjoying the new release from U2, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, a belated fifty-first birthday gift from my son. It's a stunning piece of work! Lyrically challenging, musically satisfying. Even appreciative reviews have pointed out that U2 doesn't cover any new musical ground in this LP, eschewing the experimentation that marked collections like Achtung Baby. But what they have done is further flesh out the style they have been perfecting since their first records in the 80s. U2 is an original band, but you can also occasionally hear them pay homage to their musical influences---including Roy Orbison, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and others. The Edge's guitar work on this collection is absolutely on fire. And of course, U2's passion for Christ and for people is very much on display.

So, just for fun, here are my five favorite bands of all time (at least tonight)...

1. The Beatles
2. U2
3. Switchfoot
4. Delirious?
5. Audio Adrenaline
[Honorable mention: The Eagles]
[Special mention: The Dave Clark Five]

Who's on your list?


gwen said...

I know your post is 3 years old, but no place in your top 5 for THIRD DAY?? Their new CD is great.

Mark Daniels said...

I enjoy Third Day a lot and I've seen them in concert a few times. So, I like them. I haven't heard the latest CD.