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WXPN (Philly) 885 Greatest Artists of All-Time Poll

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by EStreetJoe, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member


    Philly independent radio station did an 885 greatest artists of
    all-time poll. Bruce came in at No. 4.

    They list with the songs they played for each artist.
    For the Top 10 they played that artist (or group's) songs for an hour
    For 11-50 it was 4 songs straight by the artist/group
    For 51-100 it was 3 songs straight by the artist/group
    For 101-500 it was 2 songs straight by the artist/group
    For 500-885 it was just 1 song for each artist/group

    In almost every case they counted an artist's solo work as a separate entry
    So Fogerty's on there as a solo artist and with CCR
    Sting's on there solo and with the Police
    the Beatles are on there solo and as the Beatles
    I don't think Mark Knoffler made it as a solo artist, but Dire Straits made the list.

    When they say "all time" they mean all time... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart finished somewhere in the 80s, other classical composers finished lower
  2. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Radiohead No. 21? Really?
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    More bullshit revisionist history.
  4. Knopfler should crack it as a solo artist, and he should crack it easily. Sailing to Philadelphia and Shangri-La are very, very good albums, to say nothing of his other solo work.
  5. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Dave Matthews Band.......number 28 of all-time..........

    uh.......I like DMB and all, and I think Carter Beauford is one of the great drummers, but there ain't no damn way they are number 28.
  6. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Agreed that no way is DMB 28 and no way in hell should Radiohead have been 21.
  7. sheos

    sheos Member

    Overall that was a pretty damn good list.
    While I respect Joni Mitchell, No. 10's a little high. Jackson Browne and Yes were also a little high on the list, and Ryan Adams ahead of Louis Armstrong?? No way.
    And Velvet Underground in the 80s was too low.
    But overall, considering you'll never get full agreement on this type of list, it was very non-PC accurate list - unlike, let's say, a Rolling Stone list, that was a bit more traditional.
  8. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I hate MMR and I hate XPN!

    /Dead Milkmen
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    It's a list as good as anybody else's, except mine of course, which happens to be the correct list. ;)

    The only real screamer I see right off the bat is the Dead at No. 7. Absurd. They're somewhere in the 20s-30s.

    The Who has taken a major dive in reputation since about 1980, when they would have been a near-consensus Top 5.
  10. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Ben Folds over Fleetwood Mac.

    Nothing more to see here.
  11. sheos

    sheos Member

    The Dead only had the greatest following of any band of all time, not to mention they were an amazing rock group.
    How can you not name them Top 10?
  12. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Say what you will about Madonna, but she's at No. 123 and then look at some of the ones above her ... Lyle Lovett, The Pixies, Coldplay (who I like, but come on now), David Gray ...

    That's just silly. They were trying to be edgy rather than right.

    Jason Mraz and Duncan Sheik are both over Don Henley. Real-ly.
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