My favorite genre would have to be Deutschpunk (German Punk). Great punk scene, starting from 80's, and continuing now. Alot of politically charged lyrics (From West/East Berlin split, originally), very fast-paced and full of energy.
- Die Ärzte
Would be my top bands, in descending order of best to pretty darn good.
i LOVE japanese rap like:
-Beck ( anime band)
for alternative i like:
- coldplay ( clock , yellow ,fix you ,hurts like heaven ect.)
-frey ( you found me)
- gorillaz ( dare , clint eastwood ,feel good inc.)
-fall out boys
- FOSTER THE PEOPLE ( PUMPED UP KICKS) ^^