I Like The Sound Of It is a music blog created by Phil, Neil, and Tim (henceforth referred to as PNT), three ravishingly handsome, well-endowed (intellectually) men who love music. PNT met in Shanghai, China while working for the same evil international conglomerate. When not unwittingly aiding the company’s covert Christian proselytizing, PNT hopped from nation to nation exploring the rich culinary cultures of Asia.
Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan.
If you’re wondering what the list above is, it’s the Beatles, Stones, Beach Boys, and Bob Dylan of food cultures of the world. We like those artists too.
This is not a professional music blog (as if that needed clarification). PNT are three relatively unbiased, uncorrupted, and joyful music lovers who wish to karmically counteract their unwitting contributions to Christian proselytizing (see above) with copious amounts of vulgar, explicit, and hedonistic rock ‘n’ roll. Like other consumers, we do have varying tastes and tendencies. You can read more about those in the section below.
We hope you enjoy our little endeavor. We welcome any feedback but especially the kind that heaps praise on our musical sensibilities.
Favorite Album: Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral
Favorite Artists: Nine Inch Nails, Tori Amos, Coldplay, Muse, Radiohead, Oasis, Michael Jackson, Bjork, Rammstein, Lady Gaga, Marilyn Manson (pre-2001), Depeche Mode, Arcade Fire
Bands I Want Eliminated From The Face Of The Earth: Nickelback, Of Montreal, 50 Cent, Chris Brown, The Fray
Desert Island Discs: Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral, Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes, Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head, Radiohead – Amnesiac, Bjork – Vespertine, Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?, Michael Jackson – Thriller, The Strokes – Is This It, Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar, Mariah Carey – Music Box, Duran Duran – Greatest, Depeche Mode – The Singles 86-98, Poe – Haunted, Interpol – Antics, The Killers – Hot Fuss, Garbage – Self-Titled, Ours – Distorted Lullabies
Favorite Songs of All Time: Nine Inch Nails – “Closer”, Tori Amos – “Precious Things”, Coldplay – “Trouble”, Oasis – “Wonderwall”, Radiohead – “How To Disappear Completely”, Michael Jackson – “Thriller”, Eurythmics – “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”, Depeche Mode – “Never Let Me Down Again”, Neil Young – “Heart of Gold, 齊豫 (Ji Yu) – “橄欖樹 (Olive Tree)”, David Bowie – “China Girl”, Stevie Wonder – “Superstition”, Faye Wong – “流年”
First Concert: Bell Biv Devoe (1990)
Pivotal Music Years: 1994, 1999, 2002, 2009
Interesting Music-related Fact: Was named after Neil Diamond, not Neil Young
Favorite Album: The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Favorite Artists: The Beatles, Neil Young, The La’s, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, Oasis, Radiohead, Elliott Smith, Beastie Boys
Bands I Want Eliminated From The Face Of The Earth: Maroon 5, Nickelback, post-90s Smashing Pumpkins, Lady Gaga, Usher
Interesting Music-related Fact: Was not named after Neil Diamond or Neil Young
Favorite Album: The Beatles – Rubber Soul
Favorite Artists: The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Sunny Day Real Estate, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Band of Horses, The Beach Boys, Pretty much any band on the Third Man Records label, Cake, Oasis, Stone Roses, The Roots, Kanye West, Jay-Z, J5
Bands I Want Eliminated From The Face Of The Earth: Bruno Mars
Interesting Music-related Fact: Had a lovely backstage chat with the frontman of Kara’s Flowers in Oklahoma City in 1997, only years later to discover they changed their name to Maroon 5.