I'm feeling bad that I slammed Christian music tonight. Fist, let me clarify I wasn't slamming Christian contemporary worship music. I actually enjoy much of that. I had in mind the Christian pop/rock genre. I dislike it because I hate it when groups mimic popular secular groups sound, but there are a few Christian artists I like and think are original:
1. Jars of Clay
2. Dave Crowder
3. Caedmons Call
6. Derek Webb
Now I completely understand that this might just reflect my musical tastes. These tastes are, however, incredibly diverse. On the secular side I really enjoy hard rock (Linkin Park, Metallica, Papa Roach, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Live, Alice in Chains, Audioslave, Smashing Pumpkins, Velvet Revolver, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, even Rob Zombie and NIN).
Recently, I've mellowed and have turned to Coldplay, Counting Crows, Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Ryan Adams (not Bryan Adams), John Mellencamp, Five for Fighting, John Mayer, and James Blunt.
When I'm in a more funky mood, Beck, Moby, Stone Roses, Rusted Root, U2.
And then there are the bands I"m embarrassed to admit I listen to still: Bon Jovi, Journey, Bob Seger, Jimmy Buffet and a few more.