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UMT 2012: Genre #3 - Pre-Grunge

For the preliminary round, rank your top 5 artists in this genre from 1-5. The top 8 will advance to the next round. Here are the 32 artists in this genre, Pre-Grunge....


PRE GRUNGE
10,000 Maniacs
Big Star
Camper Van Beethoven
Concrete Blonde
Dinosaur Jr.
Echo & The Bunnymen
Hoodoo Gurus
Husker Du
Jane's Addiction
Jesus & Mary Chain
Love and Rockets
Midnight Oil
Mudhoney
Nirvana
Pixies
Prefab Sprout
Psychedelic Furs
Public Image Ltd.
R.E.M.
Screaming Trees
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Sonic Youth
Soul Asylum
Soundgarden
The Alarm
The BoDeans
The Cult
The Jam
The Replacements
The Stray Cats
The The
Violent Femmes

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1. Sonic Youth
2. R.E.M.
3. Pixies
4. Big Star
5. Violent Femmes

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1.Big Star
2.Prefab Sprout
3.R.E.M.
4.Pixies
5.Echo & The Bunnymen

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1. R.E.M.
2. The Replacements
3. Pixies
4. Psychedelic Furs
5. Jesus & Mary Chain

Hate not being able to vote for Nirvana, Midnight Oil or The Cult

A couple of years ago Jane's Addiction would have made my top 5, but I have cooled on them the past few years...

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #3 - Pre-Grunge

1. Big Star
2. Pixies
3. The Replacements
4. R.E.M.
5. Nirvana

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BTW,Prefab Sprout should be in 80s Pop instead of this

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #3 - Pre-Grunge

Midaso
BTW,Prefab Sprout should be in 80s Pop instead of this



Funny you say that, I had Prefab in New Wave and A-Ha in 80's pop but changed it during my final draft putting A-ha into new wave and moving Prefab into this genre, a collection of modern rock artists pre-fall of '91. It gets tough trying to fit these puzzle pieces together...

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1. Nirvana
2. Pixies
3. R.E.M.
4. Sonic Youth
5. The Jam

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I think their famous album Two Wheels Good/Steve McQueen can fall into this category but the rest is definitely as pop as it gets. It's almost a different band for me.

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1. R.E.M.
2. The Replacements
3. Prefab Sprout
4. Big Star
5. Husker Du

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1. R.E.M.
2. Nirvana
3. The Jam
4. Prefab Sprout
5. Soundgarden

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1. Sonic Youth
2. Pixies
3. Nirvana
4. R.E.M.
5. Prefab Sprout

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1. R.E.M.
2. Pixies
3. Nirvana
4. Psychedelic Furs
5. Echo & The Bunnymen

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1) Violent Femmes
2) The Replacements
3) Nirvana
4) Big Star
5) Love and Rockets

I listen to Pixies and Sonic Youth more than to Love and Rockets, but I don't want them to end with 0 points at the end...

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1 Nirvana
2 Public Image Ltd.
3 Siouxsie & The Banshees
4 The Replacements
5 Psychedelic Furs

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1. R.E.M.
2. Sonic Youth
3. Nirvana
4. Stray cats
5. Pixies

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How did Big Star wind up in this group?

1. Pixies
2. Sonic Youth
3. Nirvana
4. Echo and the Bunnymen
5. REM

Also, why does late 70's/early 80's post-punk have to compete against all famous grunge bands and also REM? Shouldn't bands like The Jam and Echo be in a punk/post-punk/new wave genre?

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1. R.E.M.
2. Pixies
3. Sonic Youth
4. The Replacements
5. Big Star

Thanks!

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1. R.E.M.
2. 10,000 Maniacs
3. The BoDeans
4. Psychedelic Furs
5. Nirvana

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1- Nirvana (pre-grunge?)
2- REM
3- Pixies
4- Soundgarden
5- Big Star

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RESULTS, (34) voters

111 - R.E.M.
75 - Nirvana
41 - Jane's Addiction
41 - Pixies
32 - Sonic Youth
23 - Soundgarden
23 - The Replacements
23 - Violent Femmes
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17 - Big Star
14 - Psychedelic Furs
12 - Echo & The Bunnymen
11 - Prefab Sprout, The Cult
10 - 10,000 Maniacs, Love and Rockets
9 - The BoDeans, The Jam
7 - Public Image Ltd.
6 - Husker Du, Jesus & Mary Chain
4 - Dinosaur Jr., Midnight Oil
3 - Concrete Blonde, Siouxsie & The Banshees
2 - Screaming Trees, The Stray Cats
1 - Camper Van Beethoven, Mudhoney, The Alarm
0 - Hoodoo Gurus, Soul Asylum, The The

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REM, Jane's, Pixies, Cult, Psych Furs
REM, Jane's, Concrete Blonde, Nirvana, Jesus and Mary Chain
Nirvana, Love & Rockets, REM, Jane's, The Cult hard to pick just 5 in this category.....
1) R.E.M. 2) Violent Femmes 3) Jane's Addiction 4) The Pixies 5) Love & Rockets
1.BoDeans 2. Love&Rockets 3. R.E.M. 4. Femmes 5. Alarm
Jane's Addiction, REM, Nirvana, Sonic youth, Violent Femmes
REM, Replacements, Echo and Bunnymen, Jam, Camper Van Beethoven
Nirvana, Janes, REM, Violent Femmes, furs (i hope The Cure is on an upcomming list. If not I vote 5x's for The Cure) :-)
1. R.E.M. 2. Nirvana. 3. Public Image Limited. 4. Jane's Addiction. 5. Midnight Oil.
Nirvana, Soundgarden, Jane's, REM, 10,000
Violent Femmes, REM, The Cult, Nirvana, Janes Addiction
REM, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Pixies
Furs, janes, femmes, cult, bodeans
Janes Addiction REM Nirvana Sonic Youth Soundgarden
Soundgarden Jane's Addiction The Cult Screaming Trees Mudhoney
1. Husker Du 2. Dino Jr. 3. The Jam 4. The Replacements 5. Echo & The Bunnymen
-Soundgarden -Nirvana -R.E.M. - Pixies -Prefab Sprout
1) 10,000 Maniacs 2) J&M Chain 3) Midnight Oil 4) Sonic Youth 5) Soundgarden

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Man, no love for Big Star at all from The Others? How many points does a 1st place vote get? I am shocked not to see them advance.

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23 - Violent Femmes
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17 - Big Star

tragic.

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #3 - Pre-Grunge

Brad
23 - Violent Femmes
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17 - Big Star

tragic.


Blame it on Soundgarden, not Violent Femmes !
Violent Femmes self-titled is one of my favourite albums of the 80s, I like Big Star (heck, I have one of their songs in my top 10 ever) but I'd rather listen to Violent Femmes first album than to any Big Star album. (Granted, Big Star has 3 good albums where Violent Femmes only have 2)

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I still want to know why post-punk/new wave had to compete with grunge and 80's alternative. Shouldn't grunge have been grouped with 90's rock?

Re: UMT 2012: Genre #3 - Pre-Grunge

BillAdama
I still want to know why post-punk/new wave had to compete with grunge and 80's alternative. Shouldn't grunge have been grouped with 90's rock?



I know this was a tough genre and there is a new wave genre which will be coming up. My thoughts on a pre-grunge genre was using alternative bands who released albums before fall of '91 and bands that came after placing them in a post-grunge genre. Since there was a multitude of alternative bands that can fit into other genres it is tough to have an exact science, there will be little quirks here and there, nothing is going to be perfect. I did not exactly create a 90's rock genre.