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Old 02-25-02, 01:12 PM
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No particular order

Led Zeppelin
Velvet Underground
The Get Up Kids
Rolling Stones
Dropkick Murphys
Pink Floyd
The Clarks
The Strokes
Green Day
Old 02-26-02, 08:15 AM
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no particular order
couldn't limit it to 10

Foo Fighters
The Replacements
Soul Asylum (Pre Run Away Train)
Skinny Puppy
Black Flag
Dead Kennedys
Minor Threat
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Old Thread...but its that age old question

In no particular order:

Led Zeppelin
The Beatles
The Clash
Sex Pistols
Cocteau Twins
The Smiths
U2 (from Boy to Achtung Baby)
The Doors
Old 11-24-02, 07:01 AM
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Top 3, then No particular order

Christian Death

Rollins/Black Flag
Butthole Surfers
Dead Milkmen
Depeche Mode
Suicidal Tendencies
Dead Kennedys/Jello [i despise his politics, but I agree with most of his social commentary]

My new kick recently is that I've been listening to a lot of gothic....Most new popular music does absolutely nothing for me.
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Strung Out
Foo Fighters
Less Than Jake
Bad Astronaut
Old 11-24-02, 10:15 AM
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1. Smashing Pumpkis
2. Radiohead
3. Sonic Youth
4. Modest Mouse
5. Godspeed You! Black Emperor
6. Mogwai
7. Belle and Sebastian
8. Sigur Ros
9. Death Cab for Cutie
10. ...Trail of Dead

Any of these (outside of the top 3) are bound to fall-out/switch-order at any point. I think top 10 lists are very hard to keep.
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I'd like to say in "No particular order" but that wouldn't be accurate. In my opinion there is a definite "Number 1".

Number 1 goes to without a doubt The Beatles. That also includes the collective solo works of the Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr. For me at least the gap between the Beatles and everyone else so vast that I would probably consider ( for myself at least) there should be 2 lists. Put the Beatles on top of one all by them self and a list for "everyone else".

Now to flesh out the other 9;

Cheap Trick. Why Cheap Trick? Well the early albums from the 70's still sound as good today as when they were first released. People have said they are so "commercial", but in all honesty they don't sell enough records to be considered that.

Badfinger. When critics put together their lists of top albums of the 70's I still can't figure out why "Wish You Were Here" or "Straight Up" are never included. If you've listened to their body of work from the Apple and Warner Bros. it's truly some of the best work from the decade.

The Raspberries. Their single "Overnight Sensation(Hit Record)" Was named by Rolling Stone as one of the Best Singles of 1974. And it was named one of the top 100 songs of all time. Eric Carmen never equalled in terms of quality in his solo work what he accomplished with the Raspberries which really is a shame.

The Dwight Twilley Band. Along with Phil Seymour, Dwight turned out some excellent records. His mid-80's work including the albums Scuba Divers and Jungle were decent but they often featured some stellar numbers. If you love power pop check out his greatest hits collection "XXI" ( or Twenty One in "English"). It includes "That Thing You Do" which was written for the film but never submiited.

The Replacements . The Mats are truly one of the most underappreciated bands of all time. I saw them in their only club appearance in 1991. Seeing them play "Nevermind" before their encore was truly a spectacular moment.

Nirvana At the time when radio was in a dismal state along came Nirvana. Nirvana was like a bolt of lightning ingniting a forest fire. The real tragedy is that now we are without a great songwriter who could have contributed so much more to his craft The recent VH1 special about Nirvana summed it up best; "Nirvana lives. Every time a musician makes his music matter, Nirvana lives."

Matthew Sweet. Why Matthew Sweet? Matthew Sweet has consistently delivered some very good albums throughout the 90's. He's a polished songwriter that can present his material very well onstage and on record. He's also one of those rare artists that you'll look back on and say "I have everyone of his albums".

The Ramones . The Ramones ARE punk rock. If you look up the term "Punk" in Webster's Dictionary there should be a picture of Joey Ramone next to it. The Ramones started the Punk movement. Bands came and went but the Ramones endured.

Jellyfish Here's another one where I said "Why Jellyfish". Although they only released a total of two albums, I find that I still listen to "Bellybutton" on a regular basis. Had they stayed together who knows what might have been.

Honorable Mention
That would go to Uncle Tupelo. I first saw them open for the Replacements in 1991. And I was completely blown out of the water by them. Their records never sold in huge numbers. But their only major label album "Anodyne" is still one of the best of the 90's. In a time when everyone was immersed in the waters of Grunge Rock many were content to pound on a guitar and sing as incoherently as possible. Uncle Tupelo gave you real instruments and, more importantly, real songs!

Note this list is subject to change due to weather anomolys, shifts in the Van Allen Belts, Global Warming, Ozone depletion, rural flooding, or accidental injury.

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Uncle Tupelo
Teenage Fanclub
The Pixies
Built to Spill
Pavement/Stephen Malkmus

Honorable Mention:
Air A-Ha The Verve-Richard Ashcroft Ben Folds Five
Death Cab for Cutie Blur Moby Chemical Brothers
Coldplay Steve Earle Flaming Lips Kent Jayhawks Jimmy Eat World
Mercury Rev Sigur Ros Pedro The Lion U2 Radiohead Spoon
Smashing Pumpkins Travis Whiskeytown
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no particular order (except for the first two)

Dream Theater
Shadow Gallery
Dave Matthews Band
Symphony X
The Flower Kings
Spock's Beard
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In No Particular Order:

Pink Floyd
Built To Spill
Uncle Tupelo/Wilco
Modest Mouse
Foo Fighters
Alice in Chains

(I think Doves are about to squeeze their way onto this list)
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In no particular order:

Nine Inch Nails
10,000 Maniacs
Depeche Mode
The Smiths and Morrissey
VNV Nation
Assemblage 23
The Cranberries

Honorable mention: New Order, Joy Division, Erasure, Yaz, Enigma, Apoptygma Berzerk, Project Pitchfork, Decoded Feedback, Claire Voyant, R.E.M., U2, Aerosmith, The Beatles, Oasis...
Old 11-25-02, 04:24 PM
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Right now:

Arch Enemy
God Forbid
Cyanide Breed
Lacuna Coil
Cradle Of Filth
The Haunted
Andrew W.K
Pink Floyd
Old 11-25-02, 06:37 PM
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Nine Inch Nails
The Vines
Depeche Mode
The Verve
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Bob Dylan
John Prine
Traveling Wilburys
Me First & the Gimme Gimmes
Cowboy Junkies
Kate Wolf
Lucinda Williams
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Reel Big Fish
Our Lady Peace
Garth Brooks
George Strait
Kenny Chesney
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No order ..........

Rolling Stones - Some of the best RnR albums period
The Beatles - For the small amount of time a fantastic history of a band that grows up
Cream - 3 guys that knew how to play
Cheap Trick - going on 60+ shows - wonderful songs that many people never knew. Lennon knew when he asked them to record.
Aerosmith- Spawn of the Rolling Stones - not the latest stuff but the early stuff still gets me.
The Ramones- Punk NYC style - and you will never forget it
Iron Maiden - Heavy Metal - but still have a huge following for a good reason.
The Who - Awesome songs that sound fantastic today as they did 30+ years ago.
The Replacements- Punk/Pop that kept me in check during a bad music period.
Van Halen (DLR) - Was my first live concert and still one of the best front men and lead guitarist live. Ah .... it was my first concert HEHE.

ETC... Bowie, Police, U2, Beach Boys, Ozzy/Sabbath, Santana, Clash, Roxy Music. etc. etc.
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in various orders, depending on the date:

King Crimson
Peter Gabriel
Bruce Hornsby
Medeski Martin & Wood
Neville Brothers/Meters
the Fab Four
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Better Than Ezra
Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band
Eve 6
No Doubt
Dave Matthews Band
Old 11-26-02, 03:35 AM
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Pearl Jam
Smashing Pumpkins
Pink Floyd
Depeche Mode
The Police

Honorable Mention to DMB, I'm digging their recent material
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Prince (& the Revolution)
The Cure
Morrissey/The Smiths
Depeche Mode
The Beatles
The Psychedelic Furs
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Top Ten:

1. The Pixies
2. Tom Waits

3-10. in no order

Dandy Warhols
Velvet Underground
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Jesus & Mary Chain
Rolling Stones

The "how did I leave these off":

Sonic Youth
Jon Spencer Blues EXplosion
Talking Heads
They Might be Giants
Gram Parsons

The Jazz:

Thelonious Monk
Lee Morgan
Jimmy Smith
Charles Mingus
Art Blakey
Hank Mobley
Illinois Jacquet
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Off the top of my head...

Iron Maiden
Jean Luc Ponty
Martin Sexton
Smashing Pumpkins

While some are always subject to change, these are probably the bands who have given the most enjoyment over the years.
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My top ten in order

Grateful Dead
Widespread Panic
Allman Brothers
Pink Floyd
Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath
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The Strokes
The White Stripes
Boyz II Men
No Doubt
Wu Tang Clan
Tom Waits
50 Cent
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Jimmy Eat World
Phantom Planet
Saves the Day
Taking Back Sunday

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