My thoughts on the discussion so far:
I have only heard one Metric song (Black Sheep, thanks to the Scott Pilgrim movie) and I actually liked Brie Larson’s take on it better, but I really should listen to some more Metric.
Giving Rossz Csillag Alatt Született a brief listen. It’s interesting. I don’t know that it would hold my attention overly long. I prefer human drummers. But it is a neat idea with some cool moments. A lot less repetitive than I feared it might be.
I respect Sonic R and Capcom vs SNK 2, but I don’t know I enjoy listening to them. JSRF is pretty awesome.
I do like Supertramp OK, but they’re no Yes. I also like Rush and the Police decently well, though I don’t think they are as characteristic of what I like best.
I do like the Black Mages decently well. I have to say, the Uematsu stuff I like best is from FF 1 and FF4/2US. There’s tons of random JPOP I like, musically at least.
Looks like I have some stuff to explore. Y’all have shared some stuff I don’t have time to get into right now, but this weekend might be a good opportunity. Thanks!