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Dork USA
06-04-2007, 10:11 PM

And if they are not #1 but close, say who is ahead of them. Or just give your top 3-5 bands whatever.

As for me, I've always had my bands like this:

1) Led Zep
2) Pink Floyd
3) Radiohead
4) Smashing Pumpkins

but they were all really close. The last month, though, is making it more like:

1) Smashing Pumpkins
2) Led Zep
3) Radiohead
4) pink floyd

here is my

06-04-2007, 10:13 PM

Dork USA
06-04-2007, 10:14 PM
no, you see, this thread was born to LIVE!

06-04-2007, 10:16 PM
wtfdog? not del to your thread, del to my original message about your original message that didn't have a goddamn template to work with. you added it and I deled it. queer.

Dork USA
06-04-2007, 10:17 PM

06-04-2007, 10:29 PM
1. The smashing pumpkins. Been my #1 since 2001.
2. Metallica. the nostalgic high school favorite.
3. Bob Dylan. The best songwriter i've ever heard. So many eras so many different styles.

others that are in my top 10 but couldn't really rank them.

Bjork. She has my favorite voice and she's a musical genius.
Rage Against The Machine. reason I picked up a guitar and the reason I started listening to lyrics.
At the Drive In: The best punk band of all time.
The Beatles: Great combination of pop and creativity. Amazing.
Bright Eyes: They say he's the new dylan. I actually agree.

06-04-2007, 10:35 PM

1. Dresden Dolls
2. SP
3. Nine Inch Nails
4. The Mars Volta
5. The Orb

06-04-2007, 10:43 PM
On a basis of who I listen to the most.

1. SP
2. Eagles
3. Pink Floyd
4. Pinback
5. Liquido

Freezepop and Marley get honorable mentions.

My car changer list is:
1. Pisces Iscariot
2. Rotten Apples
3. Mix (Eagles/Pumpkins/Foo Fighters/SweetChildOMine[Fuck you its catchy]/Tenacious D)
4. Adore
5. Mix (Rehab/Liquido/Freezepop/Marley/FireWaterBurn)
6. Shinedown
7. Judas O
8. Nickelback [X-Mas present, bleh]
9. Machina
10. Earphoria

Ipod has the Eagles/Floyd/Pumpkins Discographies

06-04-2007, 10:52 PM
1. Smashing Pumpkins

2. Led Zeppelin

Other bands I love:
Pink Floyd
Rage Against The Machine
The Mars Volta
Streetlight Manifesto
Third Eye Blind
Nick Drake
Jane's Addiction
Porcupine Tree
The Flaming Lips

06-04-2007, 10:59 PM
pumpkins are the reason i ever picked up an axe, i dont like to rate my artists anymore, i think the only guy i can pick as number one in my mind is hendrix, he is the birth of anything rock in my mind.

So, ill just list my five most favorite bands in no particular order, they all compete with hendrix for the top spot, they're all in my number 1 spot really, the amount of time i spend listening to them changes weekly

Hendrix, Pumpkins, Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ray Lamontagne as of late too, guy has some amazing lyrics and voice. I think he'd be a little too folk for all these "hardcore" guys though :P

Some honorable mentions would be pantera, black sabbath, rolling stones, ect

06-04-2007, 11:00 PM
Yeah Black Sabbath, The Doors, and Hendrix are all up there for me too.

Dork USA
06-04-2007, 11:02 PM
metallica and tool come in at 5 and 6 i would say

06-04-2007, 11:02 PM
Smashing Pumpkins
Piano Magic

These are tough to put in order and may be in a different order tomorrow.

06-04-2007, 11:02 PM
Top Se7en

Smashing Pumpkins
the Cure
the Smiths
the Stone Roses
Sons of Godzilla
Elvis Presley

Billy's Slave
06-04-2007, 11:04 PM

1. Dresden Dolls
2. SP
3. Nine Inch Nails
4. The Mars Volta
5. The Orb

Yay for DD!!!

my top 3:
The Decemberists
The Dresden Dolls

06-04-2007, 11:05 PM
Favorite? yes.
The most important/influencial/best/yadayadayada band? no.

1. The Smashing Pumpkins
2. Jeff Buckley
3. Wilco
4. Radiohead
5. The Pixies
6. Nine Inch Nails

06-04-2007, 11:05 PM
Smiths and Flaming Lips are definately top notch.

I don't think anyone should say LZ, Hendrix, Floyd, or the Beatles anymore. If you DON'T like those bands then you should probably jump in a fire somewhere.

06-04-2007, 11:14 PM
sp are my faves by far

1 smashing pumpkins
2 marilyn manson
3 gorillaz
4 coal chamber
5 static-x

Becky Sharp
06-04-2007, 11:19 PM
1. sp
2. placebo
3. garbage
4. silverchair
5. coldplay

06-04-2007, 11:20 PM
Wilco is my new favorite Chicago band. The new album is incredible, and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is better than anything Billy will ever do from this point on.

The Smashing Pumpkins is now the Beach Boys of alternative rock. Way to go, fucktard.

06-04-2007, 11:20 PM
smashing pumpkins
bloc party
arcade fire
the mountain goats
third eye blind

06-04-2007, 11:21 PM
Wilco is my new favorite Chicago band. The new album is incredible.

Wilco are damn awesome I agree. Billy's new album will have to be spectacular to beat sky blue sky for album of the year

06-04-2007, 11:29 PM
My "top three" used to be SP, Beatles, and Neil Young, but with the new album Wilco has climbed into the list as well. No order.

06-04-2007, 11:40 PM
Doesn't "Sky Blue Sky" have an honesty this new Pumpkins shit seems to lack? I just doubt he's sincere about anything... he's suddenly political after saying publicly that he doesn't vote? He suddenly goes back to rock after doing everything but for seven years? I'm just not buying it, even though I want to...

06-04-2007, 11:43 PM
sky blue sky fucking sucks

06-04-2007, 11:43 PM
Uhhh...Sky Blue Sky wasn't that great guys.

S-ing Wilco's D-s a little too hard right now.

06-04-2007, 11:46 PM
1. Kelly Clarkson
2. Reuben Studdard
3. Clay Aiken
4. Fantasia Barino
5. Carrie Underwood
6. Smashing Pumpkins

06-04-2007, 11:47 PM
What TuralyonW3, no Taylor Hicks?

06-04-2007, 11:47 PM
Wilco does not rank with the greatest bands of all time. Give me a freaking break.

btw I like them and saw them live. I'm not some hater.

06-04-2007, 11:49 PM
1. Led Zep
2. Pumpkins
3. Bjork
4. Hendrix
5. Bowie

I'm so boring

06-04-2007, 11:51 PM
Glad to see some other bjork lovers here. It's too bad she's been so hit and miss since Vespertine. Oh well. Happens to every artist eventually.

06-04-2007, 11:53 PM
I've seen the pumpkins many time throughout their career, and they don't rank with the greatest either. I'm not holding induction ceremonies. I'm just saying Sky Blue Sky is a great record in my mind, and feels more honest that Gossamer or whatever shit B0lly is wanking right now.

Look, it's Paris Hilton in front of a mushroom cloud! We're so ironic!

06-05-2007, 12:03 AM
1. smashing pumpkins
2. the cure
3. nine inch nails
4. tool
after that its whatever i'm feeling like that day. I like the pumpkins and the cure about the same except the pumpkins have a slight edge above.

06-05-2007, 12:04 AM
1. The Smashing Pumpkins

*large gap*

2. Incubus

06-05-2007, 12:11 AM
1. Smashing Pumpkins
2. Grateful Dead
3. Wilco
4. Phish
5. Bob Dylan
6. Radiohead

beatles, talking heads, neil young, bowie, pink floyd,. this is too hard.

06-05-2007, 12:11 AM
Are the pumpkins your favorite band?

yes. #2 is radiohead. #3 probably elliott smith.

06-05-2007, 12:31 AM
1. Smashing Pumpkins
/ huge gap
2. Tool
/ very huge gap
3. Nine Inch Nails

06-05-2007, 12:35 AM
1. the Smashing Pumpkins
2. the Beatles (mostly Lennon)

3. Nirvana
4. Devo
5. Explosions in the Sky
6. LCD Soundsystem
7. the Doors
8. Infected Mushroom
9. R.E.M. (mostly older)
10. Led Zeppelin
11. Nine Inch Nails

06-05-2007, 12:44 AM
1. The Smashing Pumpkins
2. The Decemberists

06-05-2007, 12:52 AM
1.Smashing Pumpkins
2.Richard D. James (Aphex Twin)
3.Sunny Day Real Estate
4.Depeche Mode
5.The Cure
6.My Bloody Valentine
9.Kings of Convenience (or anything by Erlend Oye for that matter)....

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06-05-2007, 12:55 AM
1. Smashing Pumpkins
2. Flaming Lips
3. Wilco
4. Modest Mouse
5. Joy Division

List changes often

said badly...
06-05-2007, 01:55 AM
01 Smashing Pumpkins
02 The Beatles
03 Sonic Youth
04 Of Montreal
05 Jane's Addiction
06 Two Ton Boa
07 The Specials
08 Pit Er Pat
09 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
10 Sex Pistols

06-05-2007, 02:13 AM

06-05-2007, 02:25 AM
you all have such horrible taste in fucking music

how the hell did 3rd eye blind come up twice? dresden dolls? :hurl:

06-05-2007, 02:28 AM
Hmmm why don't you post your favorite bands medellia?

06-05-2007, 02:48 AM
1. lou reed
2. bob dylan
3. mother tongue
4. pumpkins

06-05-2007, 03:50 AM
hmmm most listened lately:

Smashing Pumpkins (always been my fav since SD)
IamX/Sneaker Pimps
Jeff Buckley
PJ Harvey

06-05-2007, 04:51 AM
1. Smashing Pumpkins
2. Pink Floyd
3. Radiohead
4. Beatles
5. Nine Inch Nails
6. Tool
7. Pearl Jam
8. Pixies
9. The Mars Volta
10. Ween

06-05-2007, 05:42 AM
i'm bored:

1) smashing pumpkins

no real order for these:

arcade fire
modest mouse
jens lekman

06-05-2007, 06:03 AM
1. James Iha

06-05-2007, 06:17 AM
1. The Smashing Pumpkins
2. Led Zeppelin
3. Radiohead/Pearl Jam (tie)

Everything else is somewhere below these.

06-05-2007, 06:34 AM
pumpkins have always fallen somewhere from 5-10

1. nirvana
2. radiohead
3. led zeppelin
4. sparklehorse
5. queens of the stone age
6. the fiery furnaces
7. pixies
8. modest mouse
9. the smashing pumpkins

06-05-2007, 06:37 AM
Too good for numbers:
~ Zwan
~ The Marked

1. Smashing Pumpkins
2. The Smiths
3. Elliott Smith
4. The Cure
5. Tie: Bjork/Joy Division/Radiohead

06-05-2007, 08:04 AM
1. Pumpkins

Then no particular order:
-Soundgarden/Chris Cornell
-Damien Rice

06-05-2007, 08:14 AM
1. Led Zeppelin
2. Smashing Pumpkins
3. U2

06-05-2007, 08:59 AM
1. The Smashing Pumpkins
2. Nine Inch Nails
3. Peter Gabriel
4. Tool
5. Depeche Mode

Honorable mention new bands:
TV on the Radio, Arcade Fire

06-05-2007, 09:02 AM
1. Smashing Pumpkins
2. Tool
2. A Perfect Circle
3. The Beatles

The pumpkins have been my #1 band since I was in middle school, back in like '94. I was devistated when the broke up my first year of college, I'm so excited that they're out touring again. I always though when I got "old" it'd be so easy to take off and go see them in different cities. Beacuse I'd have a better car, $$, blah, but being grown up & having responsibilities sucks sometimes- it doesn't seem like it's going to be as easy as i thought it would be :noway:

06-05-2007, 09:26 AM
Smashing Pumpkins
A Silver Mt Zion
The Libertines

06-05-2007, 09:40 AM
1.Smashing Pumpkins
2.These Arms Are Snakes

then i dont know

06-05-2007, 10:23 AM
1= Smashing Pumpkins
1= Radiohead
3 Pink Floyd

06-05-2007, 10:35 AM
the smashing pumpkins are the only band I like enough to waste time posting about them on a message board. They've been in the number one spot for me since 1993.
after that,

the shins
pink floyd
depeche mode
Cold War Kids
Richard Swift
Neutral Milk Hotel
Sonic Youth
David Bowie
bright eyes

06-05-2007, 10:44 AM

Depeche Mode.

06-05-2007, 11:05 AM
The pumpkins are my favourite band by a long, long way.

Pearl jam, the cure, pixies are all good but don't hold a candle to smashing pumpkins in my eyes.

06-05-2007, 12:45 PM
1. sp
2. deftones
3. metalica
4. pantera
5. filter?

06-05-2007, 01:01 PM
1. SP
2. Pixies
3. David Bowie
4. Lou Reed
5. The Cure
6. Bjork
7. The flaming Lips
8.Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
9. Neil Young
10. Patti Smith

Anvil Hands
06-05-2007, 01:09 PM
#1 : YES
#3 : Smashing Pumpkins
#4 : Jimmy Hendrix
#5 : Led Zeppellin
#6 : Final Fantasy Composer Nobu Uematsu

Luke de Spa
06-05-2007, 01:30 PM
< see location

Nimrod's Son
06-05-2007, 01:31 PM
1. Zwan
2. Billy Corgan (solo)
3. Blink 182
4. Jimmy Chamberlin Complex
5. James Iha
6. Cam'ron
7. Smashing Pumpkins

06-05-2007, 01:45 PM
always changing except for the Smashing Pumpkins. Though I like very few bands.

1. Smashing Pumpkins

Pink Floyd
Moonspell -
Black Sabbath
Iron Maiden

06-05-2007, 01:49 PM
Pumpkins have been my Number #1 since 1992 baby!

06-05-2007, 01:50 PM
Then, Pearl Jam, Ryan Adams, Nine Inch Nails, Pink no particular order...

06-05-2007, 01:52 PM
i actually thought about this before deciding that yes, they probably are. there isn't really any other band i listen to with either the frequency or the attachment that i have for the pumpkins. and while i love them best, the following slots of are always a random mash of the same bands.

so, obviously, in no particular order other than #1:

1. pumpkins
- afghan whigs
- eels
- rasputina

06-05-2007, 02:05 PM
The Beatles are my favorite band of all time. I find myself listening to them more than any other band. The Jimi Hendrix Experience is number 2, Prince is number 3, Smashing Pumpkins is number 4, and then Sonic Youth.

Then we have:

Black Sabbath
Led Zeppelin
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
The Velvet Underground
The Who
The Kinks
Alice Cooper
Doobie Brothers
Lynard Skynard

and the list goes on and on...

06-05-2007, 02:30 PM
1. SP
2. Radiohead
3. Interpol
4. Arcade Fire
5. Sigur Ros

06-05-2007, 02:37 PM

Alice Cooper
Gary Numan
Elliott Smith
David Bowie
The Cure
Velvet Underground/Lou Reed
Porcupine Tree
Faith No More
Bob Dylan

06-05-2007, 02:54 PM
1. Smashing Pumpkins
2. Soundgarden
3. Killing joke

Edit: Removed 4-5, too many good bands for these positions.

06-05-2007, 03:00 PM
#1 : YES
#3 : Smashing Pumpkins
#4 : Jimmy Hendrix
#5 : Led Zeppellin
#6 : Final Fantasy Composer Nobu Uematsu

Your #6 is the best anyone has listed in this thread. Yes. Major awesome props.

06-05-2007, 03:05 PM
smashing pumpkins are my number one and always will be. they are the reason i ever started listening to good music. these others are definitly in my top, but in no particular order.

The Cure
Mock Orange
Blind Melon
Jackson 5
Sonic Youth

06-05-2007, 04:47 PM
The Smashing Pumpkins have been my on and off favorite since 1993.

My all time favorites are:

The Cure
Joy Division/New Order
Depeche Mode
Dinosaur Jr.
Sonic Youth

More recently I have been into:

Killswitch Engage
Arcade Fire

06-05-2007, 04:53 PM
The Smashing Pumpkins have been my on and off favorite since 1993.

My all time favorites are:

The Cure
Joy Division/New Order
Depeche Mode
Dinosaur Jr.
Sonic Youth

More recently I have been into:

Killswitch Engage
Arcade Fire

Ahhh...Glassjaw. They used to be a small local band around here (NYC area). Head Automatica is fucking horrible though.

06-05-2007, 05:03 PM
Ahhh...Glassjaw. They used to be a small local band around here (NYC area). Head Automatica is fucking horrible though.

I listened to Head Automatica for the first time yesterday... Horrible!! I had been putting off listening to them because I knew what they were about and I didn't want to ruin my image of Glassjaw. Now I wished I hadn't listened to them. Daryl needs to stop this Automatica crap and make another Glassjaw album.

Nate the Grate
06-05-2007, 05:17 PM
1. Wilco
2. SP
3. Pavement
4. The Decemberists
5. Ted Leo

pretty much

06-05-2007, 05:18 PM
lots of alt/rock stuff on my ipod, things that have been getting the most play this year is:

Smashing pumpkins
Foo Fighters
Breaking Benjamin
Alice in Chains

06-05-2007, 05:33 PM
Wow... You guys really like to make lists.

06-05-2007, 06:46 PM
1. Uncle Tupelo / Wilco
2. Joy Division / New Order
3. Genesis / Peter Gabriel
4. Smashing Pumpkins / James Solo (TBD)

06-05-2007, 06:51 PM
1. Stone Temple Pilots
2. The Smashing Pumpkins
3. Pink Floyd
4. The Killers (Don't kill me! I like them, I can't help it)
5. Social Distortion

Honorable mentions in no particular order are Nirvana, Screaming Trees, Soundgarden, Bush, Zwan, Gin Blossoms, Led Zeppelin, Queens of the Stone Age, Van Halen, The Ramones, David Bowie, U2, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Foo Fighters, Bender, Alice In Chains,

06-05-2007, 06:52 PM

1. Dresden Dolls
2. SP
3. Nine Inch Nails
4. The Mars Volta
5. The Orb

The Orb, kick ass!!
I collected nearly all of their stuff in high school, and he smoked me up at Moby's Tweeter Festival way back when.

06-05-2007, 06:54 PM
I'm really glad to see the disparity of tastes in this thread. Sure... it's easy to go "your music sucks"... but that's part of the fun of it... everyone's tastes are so different.

I'm surprised to see stuff like Mum, A Silver Mt. Zion, and another Beatles fan. As well.... so many liking Zeppelin. Seems like we all have pretty decent taste. Even tho' we'd question some inclusions on the other's list.

I mean... what if billy listed his and it went

*Celine Dion
*the Carpenters
*the Bee Gees
*the Band


you never know really haha.

06-05-2007, 06:54 PM
Anyways, in no particular order

Aphex Twin
New Order
Talking Heads
David Bowie
A lot of new wave and the kings of leon lately
how could i forget?
Depeche Mode
all the great early-to-mid-nineties techno
prodigy, orbital, underworld, dj shadow, moby, the orb

06-05-2007, 06:54 PM
1. Alice In Chains
2. Smashing Pumpkins

+ Tool, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, Kyuss...

06-05-2007, 06:55 PM
Yes, the Orb as well!

06-05-2007, 07:03 PM
Top 5, eh? That's kinda tough...

Smashing Pumpkins
Pink Floyd
Sunny Day Real Estate/Failure/Ween/Nirvana/Local H -- all tied for 5th.

06-05-2007, 07:30 PM
they never were my no.1 favourite band, but after my 16th, I never really had a no. 1 favourite band. I did have this holy trinity for years, that consisted of the pumpkins / radiohead / queen, in no order. the last 4 years or so, i've constantly been listening to different things though. i can't really say anymore that i have one favourite band. i do like making albums of the year lists now.