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My Top 50 Favorite Bands of All-Time

August 26, 2010
As I go on in years, certain things become clear to me.  I am a list maker, there hasn’t ever been any question of that.  But I don’t make lists to purely voice my opinion.  I do these things and have these internal debates to learn more about myself.  Now that I am 30, certain bands have been pulling their weight in my life more than others and you start to notice what bands stay forever (Depeche Mode) and what bands are just a phase (Cat Power).
So, have a look at my internal debate and see if it helps you with your own.
ps. I moved a few around and I’m to lazy to renumber the whole thing.
  1. The Beatles
  2. Underworld
  3. Tears for Fears
  4. David Bowie
  5. Radiohead
  6. Nirvana
  7. R.E.M.
  8. Depeche Mode
  9. Kraftwerk

10.  Blur

11.  Midnight Oil

12.  Phish

13.  Pink Floyd

13. U2

14.  The Chemical Brothers

15.  Roxy Music

16.  The Cure

17.  Orbital

18.  Sublime

20.  Belle and Sebastian

21.  Brian Eno

22.  New Order

23.  Nine Inch Nails

24.  Moby

25.  Devo

26.  The Clash

27.  Philip Glass

28.  Leonard Cohen

29.  The Velvet Underground

30.  My Bloody Valentine

31.  The Smiths

32.  Joy Division

33.  The Doors

34.  Madonna

35.  Coldplay

36.  Talk Talk

37.  The Magnetic Fields

38.  Daft Punk

39.  Talking Heads

40.  Marilyn Manson

41.  Air

42.  Pavement

43.  George Michael

44.  The Police

45.  Jimi Hendrix

46.  Sigur Ros

47.  Guns N Roses

48.  INXS

49.  Scott Walker

50.  Plane

Duran Duran, Cream, Neutral Milk Hotel, Death Cab for Cutie, Weezer, Deftones, Ambluance LTD, The Strokes, Interpol, Clinic, Trail of the Dead, Cat Power, Nick Drake, Gary Numan, The Flaming Lips, Nada Surf, The Stone Roses, The Rolling Stones, The Ben Folds Five, Buddy Holly.  The High Llamas, Lansing Drieden, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Supergrass,