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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 07-09-2008, 05:10 AM   #21 (permalink)
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America does folk, hardcore and mathrock better and that's 90% of what I give 2 shits on.
That's the greatest thing ever!

hmmm the UK has
Joy Division
Radiohead
Stone Roses
Blur
New Order
Echo & The Bunnymen
Clash
Sex Pistols
Bowie
Coldplay
Fall
Jam
Pink Floyd
Nick Drake
Patrick Wolf
Syd Barrett

America has
Elliott Smith
Sonic Youth
Pixies
Dead Kennedys
Black Flag
Bad Brains
Minor Threat
Emily Haines
Cat Power
Iggy Pop
Velvet Underground
Wu Tang Clan


Swim is right America seems to have better Folk, Hardcore, and also Rap.

But im voting for the UK cause I like more English artist then American
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:17 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Who else would it be?
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:33 AM   #23 (permalink)
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The UK rules the 60s, the 70s, the 80s and the 90s
The US rules the 50s and the 00s

The UK wins.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:38 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I think the US ruled most of the 90's, well half until grunge died with Kurt Cobain and Britpop became huge
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:23 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I'll stick up for New Zealand as they did give us Flying Nun Records , one of the most awesome indie labels ever.
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:32 PM   #26 (permalink)
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And dont forget Flight of the Conchords
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:41 PM   #27 (permalink)
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NZ also gave us Split Enz and some insane prog. i'm changing my vote!
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:14 PM   #28 (permalink)
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This is kinda tough, in terms of preference it's pretty close, prog should be enough to sway me though, the brits owned us in the 70s and thats my favorite decade, but from the 90s and present I find myself enjoying a lot more American music, not a big britpop fan. If we went by the decade.

50s = Easly the US, I don't know if the brits even had anything other than Skiffle.

60s = Goddamn close, the british invasion should be enough, but we had an explosion of talented American bands as well, primarly through the garage and psychedelic scenes, and lets not forget Motown. I'd call it a tie.

70s = Easly the brits, they had Zep, Floyd, Who, Bowie, Queen, Sabbath, and of course the prog. We didn't have much to compete with that.

80s = IMO the punk rock scene was better on the American side, I find a lot more out of early hardcore bands than the mopey post punk the brits were dishing out. Overall I would call it a tie.

90s = I know Urban is not gonna agree with this, but I greatly prefer American music from this decade. Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Janes Addiction, Flaming Lips, Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, RATM, Sonic Youth, and hip hop was just reaching it's peak. I never cared for britpop, save Blur. At this point the best thing to come out of the UK was the electronic music.

00s = Well, the UK have the best band right now, Radiohead of course, but
they hardly have anything else. Theres Muse and Porcupine Tree and thats essentially all the British music from this decade that I'm interested in. We have The Flaming Lips, The White Stripes, The Mars Volta, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Beck. Thats enough to sway me for the states.

So the way I see it, I would give America the edge in variety and quantity (as in music in general, not just rock music), though if I wayed down my favorite artists there would be more brits.

I still can't choose.
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:57 PM   #29 (permalink)
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---80s = IMO the punk rock scene was better on the American side, I find a lot more out of early hardcore bands than the mopey post punk the brits were dishing out. Overall I would call it a tie.---

The British second wave of Punk was just as good as the U.S versions but it is not as well known.

G.B.H, Discharge, Broken Bones, Amebix and Conflict are all excellent bands whom I actually prefer.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:06 PM   #30 (permalink)
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It's a small island off the south coast of Australia.
Australia?

I more meant what have they produced
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