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    Default Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

    One thing Iíve noticed recently is the wide range of musical tastes that Borderers have. For example, I know that there are quite a lot of fans of Keith Urban here, yet we also have quite a few fans of old school rock and roll bands like Guns N Roses. On a personal level, Iím not the only big fan of Pink Floyd here, and Iím not the only person who tends to prefer the Ďclassicí bands, but thereís also plenty of people who listen to a lot of contemporary music. I think itís pretty great how the Eagles and their music can bring together people with such different tastes!

    What Iíd really love to know is which other artists are most popular on The Border and Iíve been wondering about how best to measure this for a while. So my idea is to ask people for their top 10 (non-Eagles) artists. This can include bands and solo artists.

    I really want this to be inclusive as possible, so you can list your favourites in order of preference, but you donít have to put them in any order at all. The scoring system is very simple and will hopefully be fair Ė each mention of an artist is worth one point, and Iíll keep a record and tally up the number of mentions to create a list of the most popular artists. If enough people post Iíd be happy to put this list up. If you feel ten is too many, you donít have to name ten, although I think any list should have at least 5-6 artists at the very least. If you find it difficult to decide you can give honourable mentions if you wish, although only the top ten will be counted as I think this is fairer.

    This list is open to all artists except for the Eagles and their solo works. This is partly because I think the results might be a bit predictable! More importantly though, it wouldnít really answer my question. Having said this, itís absolutely fine to include bands that Eagles members played in like Poco or The Flying Burrito Brothers. Iíd love to hear from as many people as possible, as this will provide a better and more complete picture of our collective tastes. Really looking forward to seeing how this turns out. I will post my own list later!

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

    The Association
    The Beach Boys
    The Beatles
    Bread
    The Byrds (Clarence White era)
    The Doors
    Joni Mitchell
    The Monkees
    Simon and Garfunkel
    Spanky and Our Gang

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    Default Re: Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

    Jackson Browne
    Joni Mitchell
    CSNY-including them as solo artists
    Traffic/Steve Winwood
    The Strawbs
    JD Souther
    Linda Ronstadt
    Judy Collins
    Emmylou Harris
    Dan Fogelberg

    in no particular order

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    Default Re: Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

    Beatles
    Rolling Stones
    Led Zeppelin
    Dire Straits
    Mark Knopfler
    Genesis
    Peter Gabriel
    Bob Dylan
    Elton John
    Van Morrison

    Apologies to Phil Collins who just missed the cut. Note: mine are all British. It didn't seem right to just say Knopfler/Gabriel/Collins were band members. Their work, especially Knopfler's, is too important to me to do that.

    My other honourable mentions are Pink Floyd, the Bee Gees & Queen.

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    Default Re: Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

    1. Guns N Roses
    (Including Chinese Democracy which with Slash and Duff playing it makes it even better for me as it is my favorite album of all time. Some great songs on there. My Favorite is Madagascar
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3wZFYfqMAE)

    2. The Beatles

    3. Lynyrd Skynyrd

    4. Eric Clapton

    5. Gary Clark Jr

    6. George Harrison Solo

    7. AC/DC(Axl introduced me to the band and let me tell you he sounds so much like Bon Scott).

    8. Foo Fighters

    9. ZZ Top

    10. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

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    George Strait x 10

    Woo hoo, he's in the lead!

    JK, I'll have to really think about this. I enjoy music from different genres and what I favor depends on my mood.

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    Default Re: Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

    Metallica
    Slayer
    Motley Crue
    Alice In Chains
    Bon Jovi
    Rascal Flatts
    Journey (with Steve Perry)
    Ghost
    Billy Joel
    James Taylor

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    Default Re: Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

    The Beatles
    Pink Floyd
    Frank Zappa
    Yukihiro Takahashi/YMO
    Deep Purple
    Depeche Mode
    Akiko Yano
    Don McGlashan/The Muttonbirds
    Neil Finn/Crowded House/Split Enz
    De La Soul

    Loads more. These are just ten off the top of my head. If you ask me tomorrow, I might have a different list.

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    Default Re: Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

    AT you like a lot of Jappense artists. What do you like about them?

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    Default Re: Your Top 10 Artists (other than the Eagles)

    Quote Originally Posted by travlnman2 View Post
    AT you like a lot of Jappense artists. What do you like about them?
    I lived in Japan for four years, and deliberately searched out Japanese artists. I hardly went to any Western concernts the entire time I was there. I like Japanese artists, but they tend to be those active in the late 80s and early 90s for that reaason.

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