energetic (9), rousing (8), irreverent (7), quirky (7), fun (6), playful (6), raucous (6), wry (5), exuberant (5), freewheeling (5), humorous (5), brash (5).
rambunctious (4), party/celebratory (4), witty (4), confident (4), ironic (4), aggressive (3), summery (3), dramatic (3), boisterous (3), stylish (3), swaggering (3), rowdy (3), theatrical (3), bittersweet (3), reflective (3), tense/anxious (2), brooding (2), silly (2), manic (2), volatile (2), visceral (2), sleazy (2), rollicking (2), campy (2), cathartic (2), bright (2), earnest (2), messy (2), cynical/sarcastic (2), passionate (2), street-smart (2), bravado (2), poignant (2), slick (2), nostalgic (2).
Blink 182: crunchy, playful, silly, theatrical, quirky, rowdy, rollicking, fun, rambunctious, raucous, energetic, irreverent, rousing, aggressive, angst-ridden, humorous, brash, gleeful, manic, ironic.
Daft Punk: bright, party/celebratory, earnest, stylish, hypnotic, witty, rousing, playful, boisterous, freewheeling, fun, humorous, exuberant, energetic, joyous, confident, trippy.
The Dandy Warhols: summery, campy, quirky, brash, humorous, irreverent, playful, cold, detached, stylish, party/celebratory, cynical/sarcastic, brooding.
Green Day: cynical/sarcastic, ironic, brash, rousing, playful, boisterous, rambunctious, snide, humorous, quirky, messy, manic, freewheeling, wry, raucous, irreverent.
Guided By Voices: ambitious, confident, passionate, uncompromising, messy, cerebral, sophisticated, fractured, quirky, reflective, freewheeling, irreverent, bittersweet, enigmatic, complex, self-concious, rousing, wry, dramatic, party/celebratory, ironic.
The Kinks: wry, whimsical, literate, rollicking, freewheeling, nostalgic, exciting, ramshackle, pastoral, poignant, theatrical, aggressive, rowdy, raucous, brash, confident, campy, silly, swaggering, sentimental, urgent.
The Knack: fun, exuberant, energetic, irreverent, playful, confident, sleazy, tense/anxious, rambunctious.
The Living End: rowdy, fun, energetic.
Old 97's: summery, witty, exuberant, organic, bittersweet, raucous, cathartic, reflective, plaintive, wistful, earthy, quirky, wry.
Panic! At the Disco: stylish, lively, earnest, bright, witty, sweet, slick, rousing, exuberant, energetic, playful, smooth, fun, dramatic, theatrical, searching, yearning.
The Ramones: raucous, nostalgic, lively, fierce, bravado, quirky, summery, rebellious, swaggering, fun, party/celebratory, rousing, boisterous, rambunctious, humorous, energetic, irreverent, street-smart, brash, visceral, intense.
Saliva: rousing, provocative, energetic, confrontational, aggressive, hedonistic, bitter, volatile, swaggering, slick, lively, bravado, dramatic, irreverent, raucous, sleazy, street-smart, reckless, acerbic, tense/anxious, exuberant.
Semisonic: energetic, amiable/good-natured, bittersweet, melancholy.
Spoon: cathartic, visceral, quirky, volatile, wry, ironic, witty, poignant, reflective, energetic, fiery, freewheeling, passionate, rousing, brooding.
I'm beginning to think that there may, indeed, be something to the idea that choice of music can describe. I mean, I like to think that I'm energetic, rousing, irreverent, quirky, fun, playful, raucous, wry, exuberant, freewheeling, humorous, and brash. Or at least SOME of those. What do y'all think?