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Old 06-06-09, 07:46 PM
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The Master List is updated through here. Keep the lists coming!!!
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Neko Case
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Do you think you should raise it to people's Top 20 or 25 so you get a larger pool and more variety to choose from?
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Originally Posted by brianluvdvd View Post
Do you think you should raise it to people's Top 20 or 25 so you get a larger pool and more variety to choose from?
Personally, I think expanding the number of contributions will only dilute the final ballot. Every year since 2001, I have organized a retrospective CD for my friends. Basically, I keep a running list of released singles through the year, and older songs that have a connection to something during the year that resonates with someone get nominated. For instance, a song played at a wedding might be nominated. Anyway, I have everyone cast no fewer than ten and no more than twenty votes from the master list, with the stipulation that only one song be chosen per artist. (There is a loophole for duets.) It might seem haphazard with nine of us voting, but once you actually tally up the votes there are typically only about 20 songs that receive three or more votes.

When you're doing something like this for a collective, you end up seeing true democracy in action. Our typical master list will have nearly 200 songs on it, and out of those 200 only 20 will resonate with a third or more of our group. Those 20, then, really are the songs that were the soundtrack for our group's year. Having more songs on the master list would only result in more songs not making the final cut.
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Prince
Micheal Jackson
Guns Ní Roses
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Bob Dylan
Miles Davis
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Old 06-07-09, 04:51 PM
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Tori Amos
They Might Be Giants
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Ravi Shankar
Lucinda Williams
Juliana Hatfield
Brian Eno
Tortoise
The Muffs
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Old 06-07-09, 05:24 PM
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Do you think you should raise it to people's Top 20 or 25 so you get a larger pool and more variety to choose from?
A larger pool is good to an extent. Once we get too many in, we will end up a lot of early round matchups where people only know one side of the ballot and really probably shouldn't vote. We are running into that a little now in the TV Character Tourney. We did lists of only 10 for that tourney and their ended up being 168 entries into the tourney.
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Bruce Springsteen
The Who
The Ramones
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Queen
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Iron Maiden
Kiss
The Doors
Black Sabbath
AC/DC
Dream Theater
Joe Satriani
Frank Zappa
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Tom Waits
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Harry Partch
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
John Prine
Mississippi John Hurt
T-Bone Burnett
Liszt
Jolie Holland
The Beatles

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Old 06-07-09, 10:17 PM
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I have a question. If I mention a single person, can it include a group he was in before, or does it have to count as only the solo career?
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I have a question. If I mention a single person, can it include a group he was in before, or does it have to count as only the solo career?
I would think each "identity" would be unique. I mean, Beatles fans might not necessarily care for Ringo's solo career but would nominate the Beatles and Paul separately because each era really is distinct.
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Bob Dylan
Beatles
Pixies
Pavement
Elvis Costello
REM
Radiohead
Tom Waits
Velvet Underground
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KISS
Allman Brothers Band
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Old 06-07-09, 11:01 PM
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I hate trying to whittle it down to only 10 artists. I like too damn many, and there's any number of which that I like just as equally as another. There are quite a few artists already listed, of whom, I own most (if not all) of their respective catalogs (i.e. The Who, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, U2 or Pearl Jam...etc). However, that doesn't necessarily qualify them as my "favorite", or any less than those in my 10 picks. With that in mind, I guess these will do as good as any for me. And just for the hell of it, I'm going to pick a few bands no one else has yet, either...

The Beatles
Alice Cooper
KISS
Thin Lizzy
Cheap Trick
AC/DC
INXS
Stone Temple Pilots
Superdrag
Nada Surf

...of course tomorrow, at least half that list could change.

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No particular order...

Iron Maiden
AC/DC
Metallica
Ozzy Osbourne
Journey
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Van Halen
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Megadeth
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Originally Posted by MinLShaw View Post
I would think each "identity" would be unique. I mean, Beatles fans might not necessarily care for Ringo's solo career but would nominate the Beatles and Paul separately because each era really is distinct.

This is correct. Paul as a solo artist is a seperate entry from The Beatles.
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