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Old 11-21-10, 02:26 PM
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Re: 5 Favorite Currently Active Bands/Groups?

The National
Wilco (despite their awful last album)
Broken Social Scene
Black Keys
Iron & Wine
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Doing bands only (no individual artists):
Sonic Youth
The Residents
Steely Dan
Depeche Mode
Belle & Sebastian

If we're going to include solo artists:
David Bowie
Peter Gabriel
Bjork
Laurie Anderson
Paul Weller
Old 11-21-10, 04:57 PM
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The Arcade Fire
The Innocence Mission
Moonbabies
The Tragically Hip
The Wrens (although they have never been all that active)

I would have to put some thought into individual artists. Definitely Lights, maybe Phosphorescent and Joe Henry.
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Re: 5 Favorite Currently Active Bands/Groups?

Originally Posted by astrochimp View Post
Yeah your right on that. I will sub them out for Sonic Youth who will be active well past the end of the Earth.
Dang.. I was hoping you knew something I didn't!


my list.. no particular order


Soilwork
In Flames
Megadeth
Deftones
Korn
Old 11-21-10, 09:19 PM
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Bands (Favorite 5 right now):

Bruce Springsteen/E St Band
R.E.M.
The Avett Brothers
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings


Solo artists (If we're just talking rock/sngr/sngwrtr):

Elvis Costello
Lou Reed
Jenny Lewis
Joanna Newsom
Lisa Hannigan


Amen to the guy that had Lisa Germano on his list! Love her too!

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Old 11-22-10, 01:09 PM
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Re: 5 Favorite Currently Active Bands/Groups?

Foo
Weezer
U2
Muse
The Killers
Old 11-23-10, 05:22 AM
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Bruce Springsteen
Metallica
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Spoon
The Gaslight Anthem
Old 11-23-10, 08:46 AM
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Re: 5 Favorite Currently Active Bands/Groups?

KISS
Iron Maiden
Deep Purple
UFO
Armored Saint

DIO would have been in that group, but Ronnie's death put an end to that in May, unfortunately. They were active until a year ago and even recorded a new song in Sept/Oct of 2009.
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mogwai
the white stripes (at least I think they are still active)
new pornographers
radiohead
super furry animals

solo artist: tom waits (could be substituted for any of the above)
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Neurosis
Superbus
The Unlovables
Heartsounds
We Are The In Crowd

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Elvis Costello
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Ani DiFranco
Tegan & Sara
Modest Mouse
Ryan Adams
Ray Lamontange

That's about as far as I can whittle it down

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Old 11-24-10, 03:08 PM
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The 69 Eyes
Leaves Eyes
Shinedown
Motley Crue
Nightwish

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Re: 5 Favorite Currently Active Bands/Groups?

Judas Priest
Iron Maiden (might be a swansong, for them, we'll see)
Nightwish
Bruce Walker
Blackmore's Night
Old 11-24-10, 03:56 PM
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Current (right now) favorites are

mewithoutYou
Coheed & Cambria
Punch Brothers/Chris Thile
Lady Gaga
The Faint
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Re: 5 Favorite Currently Active Bands/Groups?

Porcupine Tree
Opeth
Muse
Rammstein
Dream Theater
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my morning jacket
the decemberists
belle and sebastian
modest mouse
ween

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Old 11-25-10, 09:29 AM
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Re: 5 Favorite Currently Active Bands/Groups?

Pulp
Ladytron
Front 242
The Pixies
The Strokes
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Re: 5 Favorite Currently Active Bands/Groups?

Originally Posted by professor chaos View Post
Pulp
Ladytron
Front 242
The Pixies
The Strokes
Stretching the limit of "active" a bit there...
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Re: 5 Favorite Currently Active Bands/Groups?

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (or Grinderman)
Modest Mouse
Sage Francis & Co.

I don't really listen to much music, other than these guys. Most other stuff is just 'meh, not as good as these guys'.
Old 11-26-10, 10:43 AM
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Re: 5 Favorite Currently Active Bands/Groups?

Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
Stretching the limit of "active" a bit there...
Well as long as I'm just stretching the limit. I was unsure of Front 242's current status, and they are probably in actuality inactive, so I guess I'll go ahead and replace them with Portishead. Happy?

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