Don’t forget Arcade Fire. If any indie band was on the list, I was expecting it to be them.
1. Gah, I feel like an idiot. I’ve never heard any of his discography before. :x
2. Agreed, they should have been somewhat lower. They have yet to have the sort of impact many of the classic rock and metal bands on the list have.
Based on influence, I can understand Nirvana. They f*cking turned the popular music scene upside down over night and shaped the landscape of 90′s rock with a single song. But Madonna?
P.S. Still freaking out over no Frank Sinatra.
I was hoping to see The Flaming Lips on their, but it’s understandable that they aren’t. They have a massive fanbase, but they’re too niche to have influenced a wide range of artists like these other bands have.
I pretty much agree with you ‘cept on two things:
1. Dre is amazing, put he’s a producer not an artist.
2. You can hate on Radiohead’s cult following (we are dicks), but that doesn’t change the fact that they are the most critically acclaimed band of the last 15 years who have put the most creative energy into expanding their music. There’s nothing like Radiohead right now and I doubt there will ever be in the near future.
+1 for mentioning The Misfits
You have zero understanding of music… or how this list was formed for that matter. To make it as objective as possible, they tried to rank it based on influence. You can’t put Coldplay in the top #20 when they haven’t make nearly as much of an impact as nearly every band on this list. Hell, I don’t think they should even be on here. Awards don’t mean shit. Get off your ass and go listen to a real band with creative drive and musical ingenuity. Chris Martin is just a Thom Yorke that can’t write lyrics to save his life and needs a pretty face to cover it up.
P.S. Frank Sinatra????????????????