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Old 09-20-2008, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Welcome to the Music Banter Essential Guide to Music!


What this guide is all about is being a very quick and easy resource for someone looking to get into a particular artist. Each artist will have 5 recommended tracks and one recommended album all of which are representative of this artist, so that a new listener has something solid to go on, rather than having to trawl through reviews etc.

The beauty and simplicity of it is that it is all done by votes and recommendations from fellow forum members. This means you! Anyone can participate in any of the artists' voting.

Each week, or two weeks, an two artist will be chosen. Any member can then list 5 tracks and one album that you feel is that artists best work and would be a good place for a new listener to start out.

Here are the rules:

1) Please submit five tracks that you feel are the artists' best - they can be hits, album tracks, b-sides, rarities...anything you want, really - but please include the releases on which the songs appear. The five songs with the most votes will appear on the list.

2) Please submit one album that you feel is the artist's crowning glory, their classic album, if you like. Whichever album gets the most votes will appear on the list. Live albums are allowed but compilations are not allowed.

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Please submit two artists which you feel have a similar sound, either from the same era or genre, that would give an indication of how the artists sounds and also would be a good suggestion for further artists to explore. The top two or three will be posted, depending on number of votes.

4) Please include a brief line or paragraph that explains exactly why the artist means so much to you. The best of these will be included as quotes beneath the artists' names, on the list
PLEASE NOTE THAT, ALTHOUGH IT'S NOT COMPULSORY TO INCLUDE ONE, QUOTES PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE WITHIN THE LIST. SONG AND ALBUM RECOMMENDATIONS ALONE WILL NOT GIVE USERS THE FULL PICTURE. TELL US WHAT AN ARTIST SOUNDS LIKE, WHY YOU LIKE THEM AND WHAT KIND OF INFLUENCE THEY HAVE ON TODAY'S ARTISTS.

5) Polls will be open for a week, after which I will collate the votes and transfer the results to the list. I shall also re-edit the first post of the artists thread to show the full write up.

6) Polls will be launched twice a week.

7) Every artist must receive at least five sets of votes. If, after a week of polling, a particular artist has not received five or more sets of votes, then that poll will still remain open but will not get onto the list until another chance comes around, possibly a few months later.

Each entry is set out in the same way. Here is a key to the information you can expect to find...

"Quotes will appear before and after recommendations. These quotes are by MusicBanter.com users, offering some additional information on the artist, or personal testimonies as to why a particular artist means so much to them. Each entry can feature a maximum of four quotes, but some may only feature one, depending on the quantity, quality and relevance of the quotes submitted." - name of user who submitted the quote

ALL-TIME TOP FIVE:
Song recommendations are collated from the top five songs, as voted for by MusicBanter members. In some polls, tie-breaks may occur, in which case two songs may be placed together, or ranked in relation to which order tied songs received their maximum number of votes.

RECOMMENDED ALBUM: Again, album recommendations are determined by votes and, in the event of tie-breaks, multiple titles may be recommended.

(POLL VOTERS, AS DESIGNATED BY SONG TITLES BY THE ARTIST IN QUESTION: This is a list of every user that participated in the poll.)



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The List

The artists below have either had their votes (click to see), due to have a vote or the poll is still open. If you want to suggest any artist to be included then please PM me.

AC/DC
2Pac
808 State
Aerosmith
Al Green
Alanis Morissette
Alicia Keys
Allman Brothers Band Band, The (This poll will begin on Oct 31st)
Arcade Fire
Beastie Boys
Beatles
Bjork
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Blondie
Blue Oyster Cult
Blur - Read the guide http://www.musicbanter.com/general-m...tml#post524559
Bob Dylan
Bob Marley
Bob Seger
Bon Jovi
Bruce Springsteen (This poll will begin on Oct 29th)
Bryan Adams
Buddy Holly
Camel
Cat Stevens
Charles Mingus
Clash, The (This poll will begin on Oct 27th)
Coldplay
Cranberries
Cream
Creedance Clearwater Revival
Cure, The
Daft Punk
David Bowie - Read the Guide http://www.musicbanter.com/general-m...tml#post523627
Deep Purple
Def Leppard
Dire Straits
Doors, The
Dr. Dre
Dragonforce
Eagles, The
Electric Light Orchestra
Elton John
Elvis Costello
Embrace
Eminem
Fall, The (This poll will being on Oct 17th)
Flaming Lips, The
Foo Fighters
Frank Zappa
(This poll will being on Oct 13th)
Genesis
George Harrison
Godspeed You Black Emperor
Green Day
Guns 'n' Roses
Huey Lewis and the News
Jack Johnson
James Brown
Janis Joplin
Jay-Z
Jethro Tull
Jimi Hendrix
John Coltrane
John Lennon
Johnny Cash
Joss Stone
Joy Division (This poll is open http://www.musicbanter.com/general-music/33471-mb-essential-guide-poll-joy-division.html ends Oct 10th)
Kaiser Chiefs
Kansas
Keane
Killers, The
King Crimson
Kings of Leon
Kinks, The
Kiss
Led Zeppelin (This poll will begin on Oct 15th)
Linkin Park
Lynyrd Skynyrd (This poll is open http://www.musicbanter.com/general-m...d-skynyrd.html ends Oct 12th)
Madness
Madonna
Manic Street Preachers
Marvin Ga.ye
Meat Loaf
Megadeth
Metallica (Poll is open http://www.musicbanter.com/general-m...tml#post528214 ends Oct 14th)
Michael Jackson
Miles Davis (This poll will begin on Oct 21st)
Missy Elliott
Modest Mouse Poll is closed. Artist failed to get enough votes.
Monkees, The
Mostly Autumn
Motorhead
Muse
My Bloody Valentine
My Chemical Romance
Neil Young
Neutral Milk Hotel
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Nick Drake
Nirvana Notorious B.I.G.
Oasis
Ocean Colour Scene
Papa Roach
Paul Weller (This poll will begin on Oct 25th)
Pavement
Peter Gabriel
Pink Floyd (This poll is closed http://www.musicbanter.com/general-m...tml#post526332 results to follow soon)
Pixies, The
Placebo
Pogues, The
Prince
Pulp (This poll will begin on Oct 23rd)
Queen
R.E.M.
Radiohead
Rage Against The Machine
Ray LaMontagne
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rolling Stones
Rush
Sheryl Crow
Sigur Ros
Simon and Garfunkel
Smashing Pumpkins
Smiths, The (Poll is open http://www.musicbanter.com/general-music/33563-mb-essential-guide-poll-smiths.html#post528759 ends Oct 16th)
Snow Patrol
Spock's Beard
Stereophonics
Steve Wonder (This poll will begin on Oct 11th)
Sting
Stone Roses
Stranglers, The
Strokes, The
Supertramp
Syd Barrett
Talking Heads
Thelonius Monk
Thin Lizzy
Tom Waits
U2
Van Halen
Velvet Underground
Ween
Weezer
White Stripes, The (This poll will begin on Oct 19th)
Whitney Houston
Who, The
Wings
Wishbone Ash
Yes
Zombies, The
Zutons, The
ZZ Top
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, holy shit. This is a great idea. I only wish I would have thought of it sooner. And put it in the right forum.

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Old 09-20-2008, 06:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe you should have then.
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He already has..

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Yeah I've already seen that. It's a different thing altogether.
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John Martyn. Yes I am a fanboy.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:53 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Anyone actually up for this then?
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Sounds cool to me.
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Yeh. I may only be able to do a couple artists though...I am missing a lot of albums from key artists.
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We all do the artists, we all vote for the tracks and album. You can also comment on how important the artists are and what they mean to you etc and the most interesting quotes get included.
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