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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 07-14-2008, 07:59 PM   #41 (permalink)
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ohhh...yeah...didn't even think of that.

All those guys in N.O. and NYC...
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:24 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Really tough but I am gonna have to fall back on the US. The UK has a bunch of big names I really like and listen too, but other than that I really have trouble getting into alot of the stuff. If this list was "What english speaking country has the best bands" or considering the fact that the UK is 20% the population of the US, I am very impressed with how many greats come out of there. What I am trying to get at is if you woulda asked me in 1960-1980 (before I was alive) I would have probably gone with the UK.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:05 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I'll say this: my favourite city for music is New York followed by Manchester, with London pulling a close second to Manchester.
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:19 PM   #44 (permalink)
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speaking of english speaking countries what about oz.

inxs , icehouse, acdc, easybeats, silverchair, john butler tio, powderfinger, midnight oil, cold chisel, jimmy barns, bee gees, billy thorpe and the aztecs, the angels, savage garden, daddy cool, mondo rock and crowded house to name a few.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:47 PM   #45 (permalink)
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I was going to say that I don't know of any bad music from Australia but then you reminded me that Silverchair are from there. For a small country they still have a pretty good ratio of good to bad though.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:33 AM   #46 (permalink)
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i think it has to go to the UK
there are just far too many bands you cant argue with...
almost all my favourites are Uk bands
most from either london or manchester...

what has the us given us...aerosmith?
nah a lot of cool bands come out of new york...not much else going on
so many ****ty LA bands and bland hip hop!!! except for the doors...

Australia is a nadir
a pub-rock obsessed musical black hole
although there is excellent indie and dance stuff coming up now
ie presets, juggers, cut copy
and yet another generation inspired by daft punk and the aforementioned

theres still hope for this country....


(ps i know i have been making extreme generalizations, dont take offence...especially seeing as that is kinda what this thread calls for)
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:57 AM   #47 (permalink)
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speaking of english speaking countries what about oz.

inxs , icehouse, acdc, easybeats, silverchair, john butler tio, powderfinger, midnight oil, cold chisel, jimmy barns, bee gees, billy thorpe and the aztecs, the angels, savage garden, daddy cool, mondo rock and crowded house to name a few.
The majority of that list is kinda everything that Australian commercial radio stations play over and over again to the "Classic Rock" crowd.

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Australia is a nadir
a pub-rock obsessed musical black hole
although there is excellent indie and dance stuff coming up now
ie presets, juggers, cut copy
and yet another generation inspired by daft punk and the aforementioned

theres still hope for this country....


(ps i know i have been making extreme generalizations, dont take offence...especially seeing as that is kinda what this thread calls for)
I am not offended. Commercial radio in Australia can be very very safe and play the same thing over and over. It just has no sense of adventure unfortunately. Classic rock is so popular with anyone over say 30 years old that I despair at times. But things are changing. A younger (than my) generation is coming through.

There is a also fair bit of interesting music at a local level that gets little airplay and has to rely on word of mouth, street press and community Radio for example.

I found that in the 80's I was actually listening to Dunedin Sound and various Flying Nun bands as apposed to pub rock that was so prevalent at the time. It was just more interesting.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:58 AM   #48 (permalink)
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what has the us given us...aerosmith?
nah a lot of cool bands come out of new york...not much else going on
LOL. What.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:59 AM   #49 (permalink)
 
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Ireland of course. We've produced Thin Lizzy AND My Bloody Valentine. Beat that!
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I found that in the 80's I was actually listening to Dunedin Sound and various Flying Nun bands as apposed to pub rock that was so prevalent at the time. It was just more interesting.
Flying Nun is an absolutely fantastic label. It had loads of bands I really enjoy.

Could you elaborate as to what the "Dunedin Sound" is? Never heard of that before.
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