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Top 20 all time bands or artists

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:31 pm
Let's have your Top Twenty, in no particular order:

1 - The Beatles are obvious, they cannot be included.
2- Must have released at least 2 album’s-worth or material
3 - Must have been, in your opinion, either consistently brilliant, or at least not have suffered a dip in form from which they have never recovered (hello Suede, Ocean Colour Scene, Oasis...)
4 - If your love is for a songwriter who has been in several bands, these bands shall count as one.

I'll go first:

1. Blur / anything Albarn
2. Dodgy
3. Pulp / Jarvis Cocker
4. Belle and Sebastian
5. Ooberman
6. ELO
7. The Kinks
8. David Bowie
9. Crowded House/Split Enz/Neil Finn
10. Five Iron Frenzy / Brave Saint Saturn
11. Caedmon’s Call
12. Ben Folds (and Five)
13. The Divine Comedy
14. R.E.M
15. Eels
16. The Smiths / Morrissey
17. Jellyfish / Roger Manning / Jason Falkner
18. The Posies / Ken Stringfellow
19. The Dawn Parade / The Visions / Greg McDonald
20. DC Talk / Kevin Max


Re: Top 20 all time bands or artists

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:18 pm
by James
Good idea but I disagree with all the rules.

Re: Top 20 all time bands or artists

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:16 pm
by William
I disagree with the rules and most of the choices.

Re: Top 20 all time bands or artists

Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:48 am
My word I didn't realise everyone was so grumpy here - is it the rain?
Isn't disagreeing with my choices a good reason for submitting your own list?
I guess the rules are there to be broken (I broke one by listing Jellyfish, Manning, Falkner as one - as that clearly involves at least 3 different songwriters)

Re: Top 20 all time bands or artists

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:32 pm
by Chantal
It's only a vague order as it varies quite a bit, but...

1. Catatonia / Cerys Matthews
2= Ooberman / Ooberon (I really like Symphonika too and would like to add The Magic Theatre at some point)
2= Suede / The Tears / Brett Anderson (yes, joint 2nd. I can't choose between Ooberman and Suede - they suit different moods)
4. Queen
5. Catch / tobyslater / Tough Love (or Kunta Kinte as I still like to call them) / Thirteen:13 / The Honeymoon / Boy Cried Wolf (breaking the 1 songwriter rule, but I needed to group them all together to meet the album number requirement! :P )
6. Mansun
7. The Divine Comedy
8. Melys
9. Pulp / Relaxed Muscle / Jarvis Cocker
10. Big Leaves
11. The Bluetones
12. Barenaked Ladies
13. Murry The Hump / The Keys (Well, MTH at number 13 anyway - I probably wouldn't rank The Keys as high, though do like them, but I needed to include both or they didn't meet the 2 album requirement!)
14. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
15. Hawksley Workman
16. Space / The Drellas (am enjoying Dust too)
17. Easyworld
18. Super Furry Animals
19. Jill Sobule
20. Cathy Davey

I nearly put Alanis Morissette in too, but it was just on the basis of Jagged Little Pill and SFIJ. I'm not so keen on her later stuff, though granted I haven't listened to her new album much yet.

Re: Top 20 all time bands or artists

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:39 pm
by Sean
1. B*Witched
2. B*Witched
3. B*Witched
4. B*Witched
5. B*Witched
6. B*Witched
7. B*Witched
8. B*Witched
9. B*Witched
10. B*Witched
11. B*Witched
12. B*Witched
13. B*Witched
14. B*Witched
15. B*Witched
16. B*Witched
17. B*Witched
18. B*Witched
19. Bob Dylan
20. Eddie Grant