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View Poll Results: Which English-speaking country produce the best music?
The United Kingdom 99 40.57%
Ireland 4 1.64%
The United States 106 43.44%
Canada 14 5.74%
Australia 8 3.28%
New Zealand 4 1.64%
Jamaica 2 0.82%
Other (which?) 7 2.87%
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:03 AM   #191 (permalink)
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The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
The Kinks
Led Zeppelin
The Who
Black Sabbath
Queen
Radiohead
The Clash
Sex Pistols
The Smiths
Joy Division
The La's
Oasis
Blur
Arctic Monkeys

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Old 12-30-2009, 07:15 AM   #192 (permalink)
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The UK, and really not just because I'm from there I just truly believe the music presently coming out of the UK is of a better standard. Other might disagree and that's fine.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:20 AM   #193 (permalink)
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What's weird in this thread is that it confines you in the English talking countries when everything is so interlaced.

I can't imagine British Psychedelia without the Indian and middle-eastern influence on its music, the Sitare itself changed a lot. Or just the African influence on Jazz and Blues.

*It's like we are only judging half of the last century, forgetting everything that brought us there - If we were talking about the music in general, I would've easily said "India".
I'm not sure if I would have picked India, in fact I really don't know which area of the world I would pick, but I couldn't agree more with everything else you've said. Which is why I find these debates so silly, and it really just seems like a petty excuse for Americans and Brits to argue about who is better.
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:56 AM   #194 (permalink)
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It is just some links I made in my mind very far back ago. Just saying "Jazz improv", it was inspired by middle eastern Tarab improv which itself was inspired by Indian Raga... and bunch of other things of this kind, it's just too interlaced as I said to really know how it all came together.
but, imho, English talking countries kind of picked up from all around them but just did everything in a much better way. I guess the whole mix and match did the trick nicely.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:09 AM   #195 (permalink)
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I can't believe the US is not winning this. I'd go in to further detail, but I'm sure it's already been discussed in the previous twenty pages.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:38 PM   #196 (permalink)
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I guess the UK but voted other.. cause the Netherlands win for me.
I should elaborate..

Ferry Corsten
Rank 1
Joop
Rotterdam Terror Corps
Marcel Woods
Armin van Buuren
Misja Helsloot
Zany
Randy Katana
Junkie XL
DJ B-Front
Noisecontrollers
Marco V
Ron van Den Beuken
Walt Jenssen
John Marks
Neophyte
Jan Oostdyk
Sander van Dien
DJ Rob
Ummet Ozcan
Sander Kleinenberg
A-Lusion
Bas & Ram
Carlo Resoort a.k.a. 4 Strings
Jorn van Deynhoven
Joost van der Vleuten
Mark Norman (Mark de Jong and Norman Lenden)
Maarten de Jong
Dash Berlin
DJ Thera
First State
Geck-O

Sander van Doorn and Tiësto as well but I'm not fans of their music. I USED to be a fan of Tiësto but damn not anymore. Sander van Doorn made a couple good tracks in the VERY beginning but not much after that.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:02 PM   #197 (permalink)
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Who on earth voted for Ireland?All Irish bands do is make horrible music aimed at the diaspora or regurgitate British and American trends.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:39 PM   #198 (permalink)
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I don't know if this was mentioned, but I'm not in the mood to read the entire thread.

The contest is obviously between the UK and the US...but does anyone notice that they both produce amazing bands, public interest just shifts from one to the other? At times a majority of American music is popular, at times it is the UK. One thing I have noticed, though, is that American music maintains a kind of consistent level of interest while there are spurts of UK obsession and then a total dropoff. That is why (at least here in the US) we always refer to these times as British invasions.

But this observation may just be because I'm American...
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:12 PM   #199 (permalink)
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It is just some links I made in my mind very far back ago. Just saying "Jazz improv", it was inspired by middle eastern Tarab improv which itself was inspired by Indian Raga... and bunch of other things of this kind, it's just too interlaced as I said to really know how it all came together.
but, imho, English talking countries kind of picked up from all around them but just did everything in a much better way. I guess the whole mix and match did the trick nicely.
You're right, it is really interlaced, which is why it is impossible to pick one country out of a very small list of countries only from the Anglosphere... classical music I think also has had a huge influence on contemporary music and most of it came out of European countries like Germany.

The question of 'who makes the best music' to me is both redundant and ignorant to how the music industry operates and how any kind of art is formed.
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Old 12-30-2009, 05:21 PM   #200 (permalink)
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Hey, you guys, wheres the love for Canada? They gave us Celene Dion, Shania Twain, Nickelback, Avril Lavigne..........ahahahahahaha, fucking Canada. Ahahahaahaha, I feel so bad for you.
PS: I was mostly wrong.

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