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Old 12-01-09, 09:02 PM
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Your Top 10 bands/artists of all-time

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My Top 10:
1. The Smashing Pumpkins
2. Radiohead
3. Beck
4. Incubus
5. Spoon
6. Led Zeppelin
7. Elliott Smith
8. Pearl Jam
9. Wilco
10. Arcade Fire
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Old 12-01-09, 09:23 PM
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Sonic Youth
Rollins Band
Elvis Costello
Tom Waits
REM
U2
Queensryche
The Cure
Van Halen
Rush
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Old 12-01-09, 09:29 PM
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Re: Your Top 10 bands/artists of all-time

in absolutely no order (depends on what mood I'm in):

AC/DC
KISS
The Wildhearts
The Dragons
Goo Goo Dolls
The Queers
The Replacements
Nirvana
Rocket From The Crypt
The Hellacopters
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Old 12-01-09, 09:33 PM
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Bobby Fuller
Eddie Cochran
Yardbirds
Easybeats
Small Faces
Syd Barrett
Japan
a-ha
Thirteenth Floor Elevators
Bon Scott era AC/DC (hate what came after)
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Old 12-01-09, 09:40 PM
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Re: Your Top 10 bands/artists of all-time

Replacements
R.E.M.
Tom Waits
Bob Dylan
Radiohead
Spoon
Pavement
Velvet Underground
The National
The Pixies

Top 10 ever, probably not, but those are the first ten that came to mind so I'm betting they'd all be in my top 25 at least.
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Old 12-01-09, 09:42 PM
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Re: Your Top 10 bands/artists of all-time

1. Led Zeppelin
2. The Grateful Dead
3. The Rolling Stones
4. Pink Floyd
5. Bob Dylan & The Band
6. The Who
7. Pearl Jam
8. The Beatles
9. Lynyrd Skynyrd
10. Oasis
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1. Radiohead
2. Pavement
3. Sonic Youth
4. Pixies
5. The Beatles
6. The Velvet Underground
7. Arcade Fire
8. The White Stripes
9. Portishead
10. Animal Collective
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Old 12-01-09, 09:44 PM
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The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
The Who
The Beach Boys
Led Zeppelin
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Kinks
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Bob Dylan
Harry Chapin

...yeah I know, I'm completely biased to the past.
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Old 12-01-09, 09:48 PM
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Psyclon Nine
Sabbat
Fear Factory
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Rosario
KMFDM
Bal-Sagoth
Cradle Of Filth
The Misfits (Danzig era)
Obituary
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Old 12-01-09, 09:54 PM
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Re: Your Top 10 bands/artists of all-time

No particular order (or genre)

They Might Be Giants
Bob Dylan
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Miles Davis
Brian Eno
Lucinda Williams
Sonic Youth
Tori Amos
Ravi Shankar
Stereolab
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Re: Your Top 10 bands/artists of all-time

According to Last.fm:

Yann Tiersen
Coldplay
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Vampire Weekend
Boards of Canada
Girl Talk
Amadou & Mariam
Beck
Electrelane
Radiohead

That's not too far off-base. I'd probably say something like:

Wu-Tang Clan
Coldplay
Radiohead
The Doors
Manu Chao
Amadou & Mariam
Beck
Vampire Weekend
Electrelane
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
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Old 12-01-09, 10:57 PM
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Alice Cooper
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
Black Sabbath/Heaven and Hell
Rob Zombie / White Zombie
Kiss
AC/DC (mostly Bon Scott era)
Testament
Shadows Fall
Corrosion of Conformity

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Old 12-01-09, 11:12 PM
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Re: Your Top 10 bands/artists of all-time

With the exception of the first one, no particular order:

Phish
Television
The Rolling Stones
The Hold Steady
Okkervil River
Wilco
The Black Crowes
Nine Inch Nails
Old 97's
My Morning Jacket
Pavement
The White Stripes

That's 12, but I can't cut any of them.
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Old 12-01-09, 11:39 PM
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Elvis Costello
The Who
Bruce Springsteen
R.E.M.
Guided By Voices
Bob Dylan
The Kinks
David Bowie
Nick Drake
The Clash
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Old 12-01-09, 11:42 PM
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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Really? Not knocking your taste but do they have enough material to be one of your top 10 of all time? Don't they have like 1 good album?
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Old 12-02-09, 12:25 AM
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Re: Your Top 10 bands/artists of all-time

No particular order...

Tool
Nine Inch Nails
Richard D. James (Aphex Twn, AFX, and all his other projects)
Coheed and Cambria
Autechre
Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantomas, and all his other projects)
Thrice
Matthew Good
Joel Plaskett
Isis


edit: oh, and I hate Radiohead.

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Old 12-02-09, 12:43 AM
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Nine Inch Nails
Pink Floyd
Porcupine Tree
The Haunted
Dark Tranquillity
Type O Negative
Billy Idol
Pantera
Meat Beat Manifesto
Girls Against Boys

For now, anyway.
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Old 12-02-09, 01:40 AM
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Per Last.fm:

1. Fleetwood Mac (and assorted Solo - both Stevie and Lindsey also appear in my top ten)
2. Death Cab For Cutie
3. Regina Spektor
4. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (and solo - if combined this would be number two)
5. Tori Amos
6. The Killers
7. Low Vs. Diamond
8. Weezer
9. Blink 182
10. Alkaline Trio

Somewhat accurate but some appear so high (Regina and Low for instance) because I played those albums non stop for about a month (Begin to Hope and Self Titled respectively). I would probably say and in this order:

1. Fleetwood Mac
2. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
3. Death Cab for Cutie
4. Tori Amos
5. Muse
6. The Killers
7. Regina Spektor
8. Peter Gabriel
9. Pink Floyd
10. The Pretenders
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Old 12-02-09, 02:23 AM
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Rage Against the Machine
The Roots
Alice in Chains
Rush
Megadeth
Slayer
Pearl Jam
Public Enemy
OutKast
Kill 'Em All -> AJFA Metallica
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Old 12-02-09, 06:00 AM
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Led Zeppelin
Paul Rodgers(all bands, is this a cheat?)
Blue Oyster Cult
ZZ Top
Mott The Hoople
Neil Young
Jethro Tull
Ten Years After
Savoy Brown
Humble Pie
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Metallica
Chicago
Pearl Jam
G n R
Iron Maiden
Queen
Rush
Tool
Bullet for my Valentine
Smashing Pumpkins
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1. The Beatles

(the rest)

Stevie Wonder
Iron Maiden
Black Sabbath
Rush
Kiss
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Queen
Metallica
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Re: Your Top 10 bands/artists of all-time

Pretty much in order

Phish
Bruce Springsteen
Beatles
Talking Heads
Umphrey's McGee
Bob Dylan
Ween
Flaming Lips
Frank Zappa
Led Zeppelin
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Old 12-02-09, 10:40 AM
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1 - Iron Maiden
2 - Helloween
3 - AC/DC
4 - Van Halen
5 - Pearl Jam
6 - Velvet Underground
7 - The Cult
8 - Black Sabbath
9 - Metallica
10 - The Beatles
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Re: Your Top 10 bands/artists of all-time

1. The Beatles

Blues Traveler
Dave Matthews Band
The Killers
The Cure
Depeche Mode
Pearl Jam
Phish (Studio only...sue me)
Kings of Leon
The Replacements (and this is only after rediscovering them the last couple of years. I dont know if there is a band who has held up as good as them from that era)
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