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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 09-21-2008, 05:46 AM   #81 (permalink)
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I dont mind the genre if im in the mood (not my favourite, and the mood doesnt hit me too often)
but marduk are just plain ****
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:50 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Aus and NZ should be able to pool our musical talent in ANZAC tradition, but even then we can't measure up.

I would basically call it even between America and the UK, I love so many artists from each it would be impossible to choose.
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:04 AM   #83 (permalink)
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Looks like I'm a bit late for this poll, but what the hell. UK for me. If just for the sheer volume of artistes I love who are indeed British.


Besides that, for non-English speaking countries I'd say Brazil, Mali and Cuba
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:53 PM   #84 (permalink)
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Of course UK and America would get the top votes in this... they are biggest countries and thus have a higher population and more music artists to chose from! I doubt many people in this forum have heard ANY of Australia's best music because they don't have access to it/ because Australia kinda gets drowned amidst British and American culture. Or Australian bands don't have the opportunity to push their music to the best it can be because they don't have the exposure or funds.

Most of my favourite bands are from UK/USA for this reason. But I do listen to heaps of Australian music and think it's so much better than a lot of the stuff I hear from the larger countries.

I think a lot of what's underlying this thread is not what country makes the best music but what countries have produced the most successful/ well-promoted bands which make good music...
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:59 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I'd say USA, 'cause they're much bigger and everything gets promoted much more over there
Precisely! It doesn't mean they make better music it just means they have more opportunity to promote what music they do have...
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:14 AM   #86 (permalink)
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Of course UK and America would get the top votes in this... they are biggest countries and thus have a higher population and more music artists to chose from! I doubt many people in this forum have heard ANY of Australia's best music because they don't have access to it/ because Australia kinda gets drowned amidst British and American culture. Or Australian bands don't have the opportunity to push their music to the best it can be because they don't have the exposure or funds.

Most of my favourite bands are from UK/USA for this reason. But I do listen to heaps of Australian music and think it's so much better than a lot of the stuff I hear from the larger countries.

I think a lot of what's underlying this thread is not what country makes the best music but what countries have produced the most successful/ well-promoted bands which make good music...

There is also a glut of inane and dull music being poured out in australia.
A few years ago all we had scene-wise was "Pub-rock" - which basically delineates an AC/DC cover band, nowadays every man and his favourite pet is in an indie-electro band and there is still just as much ****e on the local scene.
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There is also a glut of inane and dull music being poured out in australia.
A few years ago all we had scene-wise was "Pub-rock" - which basically delineates an AC/DC cover band, nowadays every man and his favourite pet is in an indie-electro band and there is still just as much ****e on the local scene.
You from Australia Fire?...

Though the JSBs may be put in that indie-electro category lol jk jk

Plenty of crap pouring out of every country, not even worth trying to rate it all... Though there is that current ACDC ripoff band (lol GREAT explanation Zarko ) That has happened to become relatively popular atm... Quite sad as it is simply the biggest rehash job ever.

But I will take an output that includes DCD and Nick Cave over the negatives of all the crap pouring out any day of the week
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:55 AM   #88 (permalink)
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Hahaha yes i am
how do you know about JSBs?
we have our roots in it but we're trying to make something with a bit broader scope
Nick Cave is fanatastic
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Nah just read your 'Shameless Self Promotion' Thread
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:01 PM   #90 (permalink)
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Bolded are from the US.
Underlined are from Canada.
Italics are British.
Blue are from elsewhere.

Lagwagon
At the Drive-In
The Clash
MxPx
Underoath

Millencolin
Alexisonfire
Descendents
Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster
Cancer Bats
Screeching Weasel
The Mars Volta
Pennywise

Billy Talent
Opeth
Pink Floyd
Ramones
16 Horsepower
Bad Brains
Hot Water Music

US for sure.
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