Your top ten bands

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  • RatherBeRatherBe Posts: 264
    No particular order, except PJ:
    • Pearl Jam
    • Led Zeppelin
    • The Shins
    • CAKE
    • The Police
    • The Beatles
    • The Who
    • 10,000 Maniacs
    • Midnight Oil
    • Metallica
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  • SpartanacusSpartanacus San DiegoPosts: 503
    I'm omitting GREAT bands like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, etc. but the way I always answer this very tricky question is whose discographys would I want on my iPod if i was stranded on a desert island. So today I will go with this lsit. :)

    Pearl Jam
    Soundgarden
    Alice In Chains
    Nirvana
    Queens of The Stone Age
    Bob Marley & The Wailers
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
    The Beastie Boys
    The Black Keys
    The White Stripes
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    '07 - Chicago (Lollapalooza)
    '08 - Milwaukee (Ed solo)
    '09 - Chicago #1
    '10 - Noblesville
    '13 - San Diego, Los Angeles #1, and Los Angeles #2
    '16 - Los Angeles (Temple of the Dog)
    '17 - Dana Point (Ed solo at the Ohana Fest)
  • Pink Floyd
    Pearl Jam
    Radiohead
    Tool
    Arcade Fire
    Led Zeppelin
    The Pogues
    My Morning Jacket
    Alice In Chains
    Nirvana
    was it?....
  • Indifference71Indifference71 ChicagoPosts: 12,094
    PJ
    Arcade Fire
    The Gaslight Anthem
    Zeppelin
    Local H
    The Airborne Toxic Event
    The Strokes
    Foo Fighters
    The Beatles
    The Head and The Heart
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  • cjyohocjyoho Posts: 21
    I left off the classic bands like The Beattles, The Who, and Led Zeppelin

    1. Pearl Jam and side-projects
    2. My Morning Jacket/Jim James
    3. Frightened Rabbit
    4. Black Keys/Dan Auerbach
    5. Dr Dog
    6. Old Crow Medicine Show
    7. Foo Fighters
    8. Band of Horses
    9. Dispatch*/State Radio
    10.Modest Mouse*

    Some bands that have been in my top 10 at somepoint:
    Alice In Chains
    O.A.R
    Our Lady Peace
    Muse
    The Killers*
    Tenacious D*
    Better Than Ezra*
    Disturbed*
    Chevelle

    Some bands that are pretty close but not there yet:
    The Avett Brothers*
    Mumford and Sons*
    Of Monsters and Men*
    The National*

    *Haven't seen live
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  • gbpat54gbpat54 Posts: 69
    PJ
    Wilco
    DMB
    Avett Brothers
    Black Crowes
    The Who
    Uncle Neil w/ or w/o the Horse
    R.E.M.
    Bob Marley and the Wailers
    Ben Harper w/ any of his bands
  • hammahamma Posts: 87
    PJ
    Buffalo Tom
    Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    Rancid
    Local H
    Gaslight Anthem
    Pixies
    U2
    Bouncing Souls
    Clash
    DKM
    Face to Face
  • JTHJTH ChicagoPosts: 3,211
    The "bottom 5" was really tough to decide. I left a lot of worthy bands off this list.

    Iron Maiden
    Pearl Jam
    The Beastie Boys
    Arcade Fire
    The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    Wilco
    The Beatles
    Radiohead
    The Rolling Stones
    moe.
  • BinFrogBinFrog MAPosts: 7,247
    JTH wrote:
    The "bottom 5" was really tough to decide. I left a lot of worthy bands off this list.

    Iron Maiden
    Pearl Jam
    The Beastie Boys
    Arcade Fire
    The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    Wilco
    The Beatles
    Radiohead
    The Rolling Stones
    moe.


    Yeah, and I decided to not go the "post 15 honorable mentions" route either...which made it harder.
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  • mfc2006mfc2006 PDX--->KCPosts: 30,117
    edited November 2013
    Pearl Jam
    Radiohead
    Elliott Smith
    Led Zep
    The Band
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    Neil Finn
    Neil Young
    My Morning Jacket
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  • dharma69dharma69 Posts: 1,285
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
    Queen
    Pearl Jam
    U2
    Dead Sara
    Imagine Dragons
    Irontom
    Soundgarden
    Foo Fighters
    The Veils

    *end scene*
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  • JTHJTH ChicagoPosts: 3,211
    Olivavu wrote:
    I'm pleased that we aren't seeing Nickelback or Coldplay! :D
    They're probably tied for 11th on everyone's list.

    Seriously, though. I like Coldplay. I have no idea where they would rank on my favorite bands list. Probably not in my top 40, but I do like them.

    You got a problem wit dat?
  • dimitrispearljamdimitrispearljam NINUNINOPROPosts: 134,117
    Pearl Jam
    The Cure
    Joy Division
    Free
    Deep Purple
    Black Sabbath
    Pink Floyd
    Iron Maiden
    Led Zeppelin
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  • BettrMan21BettrMan21 Chattanooga,TnPosts: 178
    Pearl Jam
    Avett Brothers
    J Roddy Walston & the Business
    Black Crowes
    Delta Spirit
    Frightened Rabbit
    The National
    Counting Crows
    Dawes
    Bon Iver
  • hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of ChicagoPosts: 3,896
    no order:
    Pearl Jam
    My Morning Jacket
    Metallica
    Explosions in the Sky
    Led Zeppelin
    The Beatles
    Pink Floyd
    Hendrix
    Thievery Corp
    Cold Play
    Chicago
    3/10/94
    7/11/95
    6/18/03
    5/16/06
    5/17/06
    Lolla 07
    VIC 07
    8/23/09
    8/24/09
    Wrigley 13
    Wrigley 1 2016
    Wrigley 2 2016
    Moline 14
    Milwaukee
    7/8/95
    6/29/06
    6/30/06
    10/20/14
    East Troy
    6/26/98
    6/21/03
    PJ20 1/2
    Indianapolis
    10/18/00
    6/22/03
    5/7/10
    Wash DC 08
    NYC MSG 1&2 08
    St Louis 2010

    Ed Milwaukee 08
    Ed Chicago 8-22-08 & 6-28-11
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 27,084
    good to see some BRMC love :)
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    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness San DiegoPosts: 2,025
    No order:

    Pearl Jam
    The Church
    Paul Weller/Style Council/ The Jam
    The Clash
    The Who
    Bob Marley
    U2
    Roxy Music
    Ruchard Thompson
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  • samjamsamjam New YorkPosts: 9,203
    Pearl Jam
    Dave Matthews Band
    Foo Fighters
    Glen Hansard
    Avett Brothers
    REM
    The Who
    The Beatles
    Band of Horses
    Black Crowes
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  • direwolf74direwolf74 Posts: 1,622
    Off the top of my head, in no particular order:

    Pearl Jam
    The Tragically Hip
    U2
    Wilco
    R.E.M.
    Heartless Bastards
    Drive-By Truckers
    Headstones
    Queens of the Stone Age
    The Sadies

    So hard to pick only 10. I've got a few dozen honorable mentions I could name as well, but I just don't have the energy right now.
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  • OlivavuOlivavu EnglandPosts: 1,423
    JTH wrote:
    Olivavu wrote:
    I'm pleased that we aren't seeing Nickelback or Coldplay! :D
    They're probably tied for 11th on everyone's list.

    Seriously, though. I like Coldplay. I have no idea where they would rank on my favorite bands list. Probably not in my top 40, but I do like them.

    You got a problem wit dat?

    Provided I don't have to listen to that garbage, no! :D
  • EraserheadEraserhead Stoke-on-TrentPosts: 2,585
    Pearl Jam
    Pink Floyd
    Nine Inch Nails
    Godspeed You Black Emperor
    Swans
    Radiohead
    Arcade Fire
    Alice in Chains
    Melvins
    Joy Division
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  • Treyert14Treyert14 LouisianaPosts: 924
    Pearl Jam
    The Beatles
    Alice In Chains
    David Bowie
    Rage Against The Machine
    Audioslave
    Journey
    Mad Season
    Boston
    The Goo Goo Dolls

  • red mosred mos Posts: 4,946
    pearl jam
    Radiohead
    Toadies
    Beatles
    The black crowes
    The cure
    Nirvana
    Foo fighters
    Mad Season
    Tragically Hip

    Probably fixing to put Joy Division on the list. I just got their best of, and really like this.
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  • YardenYarden Posts: 789
    Pearl Jam
    Pixies
    Tim Buckley
    Kate Bush
    The Smiths
    The Breeders
    Fiona Apple
    T.Rex/Tyrannosaurus Rex/Marc Bolan
    Mazzy Star

    last one could be anyone of the following:
    The Doors, Laura Nyro, Alela Diane, Laura Marling.
  • mattsl1983mattsl1983 Posts: 524
    No order

    Pearl Jam
    Oasis
    DMB
    Led Zeppelin
    Grateful Dead
    Blind Melon
    Neil Young (mainly with Crazy Horse)
    Eric Clapton (mainly Derek and the Dominos)
    Jack White
    Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros

  • karmadefectkarmadefect Posts: 789
    edited March 2014
    01. Pearl Jam / Motorpsycho
    02.
    03. The Beatles
    04. Bob Dylan
    05. dEUS
    06. The Doors
    07. Sonic youth
    08. Soundgarden
    09. Blonde redhead
    10. Cheech wizard
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  • unsungunsung Posts: 7,930
    edited March 2014
    In no order, I like it heavier

    Abominable Putridity
    Dying Fetus
    NIN
    The Doors
    Pathology
    Slayer
    Aphex Twin
    Lamb of God
    PJ (although admittedly much less than I used to)
    anything Max Cavalera
    11. Helmet (my user ID)

  • Pearl Jam
    Social Distortion
    Low Anthem
    Mark Lanegan
    Head & The Heart
    Band Of Horses
    Neil Young
    My Morning Jacket
    Bruce Springsteen
    The Menzingers
  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 9,641
    PΕΑRL JAM
    THE ROLLING STONES
    PINK FLOYD
    TOOL
    NEIL YOUNG
    PORTISHEAD
    MASSIVE ATTACK
    SONIC YOUTH
    THE CLASH
    PRIMAL SCREAM
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  • spnoonespnoone Posts: 593
    pearl jam
    the replacements
    tom waits
    the hold steady
    dinosaur jr
    guided by voices
    drive-by truckers
    wilco
    centro-matic
    afghan whigs

    things like temple of the dog, jason isbell, boston spaceships, lifter puller... anything the band members did before or after, i include.

    rolling stones, faith no more, nine inch nails, steve earle, jane's addiction, mark lanegan, bob mould, ramones all quickly come to mind as honorable mention.
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