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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 07-08-2008, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which country (within the Anglosphere) makes the best music?

I had to limit the options to English-speaking countries to get some kind of structure to the poll.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A tie between UK and Sweden for me.
So...ya holding vote for now.
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Kinks
The Rolling Stones
The Beatles
The Who
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Deep Purple
Black Sabbath
Yes
David Bowie
Jethro Tull
Sex Pistols
Joy Division
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
The Smiths
New Order
Blur
Oasis
Arctic Monkeys.

Not a bad list is it? U.K for me!
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sweden is DQ'd on a count of ABBA


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The Beatles
Who are they?
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Kinks
The Rolling Stones
The Beatles
The Who
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Deep Purple
Black Sabbath
Yes
David Bowie
Jethro Tull
Sex Pistols
Joy Division
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
New Order
Blur
Oasis
Arctic Monkeys.

Not a bad list is it? U.K for me!

Thats why i'd pick the U.S.

/rimshot

If I have to make a list though:

Beck
TV on the Radio
Bruce
Waits
Dylan
White Stripes
Any rapper who mattered
99% of the Jazz that matters
Johnny Cash
Metallica

Edit: New Zealand?
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Edit: New Zealand?
It's a small island off the south coast of Australia.
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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for sheer volume of great artists I would plumb with our rain-sodden little island (whilst acknowledging that all popular music can ultimately be traced back to North America)
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Sh!t. I forgot Van Morrison was Irish.
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The Brits and Americans will probably vote for their respective countries, so I think we will probably lose!

America provided the foundations and Britain built the house. My list is not a personal preference list. It is merely a list of artists that garnered success worldwide. Big 3's list has some great names and probably more influential or original (Waits etc) artists but for a small island our stamp on modern music is undeniable and indelible.
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I'm an American, but all of my favorite bands are British. The only American acts I really like are Dylan, Springsteen, Chuck Berry, Townes Van Zandt, Phil Ochs, and John Prine. Apart from the VU and the Dead Kennedys, I can't think of a single American band to get excited about.
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