Your Top favourite American artists?

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Your Top favourite American artists?
« on: March 04, 2021, 09:22:43 AM »
I got to thinking about how a lot of my fave music is from UK and Europe in general. Not all, but a lot of it is. I also got to thinking how few American artists i tend to listen to (given the size of USA). So i was wondering what everyones fave American artists were, hoping that it would inpsire me to some new music.
I like a lot of Jazz, so im not going to include Jazz artists.

1. REM/Elvis
2. The Velvet Underground
3. The Stooges
4. Prince
5. Simon And Garfunkel
6. Bruce Springsteen
7. The Beach Boys
8. The Monkees.
9. Talking Heads *How could i have forgetten about them

Im now struggling to think of more Artists i like.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2021, 09:58:21 AM by Smee »
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Re: Your Top favourite American artists?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2021, 09:38:30 AM »
I'm pretty main stream when it comes to American Acts, in no particular order

Heart
C,S,N,(Y)
The Cars
Van Halen (Mostly DLR Version)
Talking Heads


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Re: Your Top favourite American artists?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2021, 09:48:37 AM »
1. Prince
2. Bruce Springsteen
3. R.E.M
4. Billy Joel
5. Frank Sinatra
6. Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkel
7. Elvis Presley
8. Blondie
9. Neil Diamond
10. Michael Jackson
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Re: Your Top favourite American artists?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2021, 09:48:43 AM »
CSNY --  except N is English and Y is Canadian :D
Springsteen
Loggins & Messina
Prince
Bonnie Raitt
The Doobie Brothers
Talking Heads
Stephen Ray Vaughan
Harry Nilsson
I'm sure I've missed some...
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Re: Your Top favourite American artists?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2021, 09:57:02 AM »
OMG....i only went and forgot about Talking Heads. What a schoolboy error that is. They are a fave of mine!
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Re: Your Top favourite American artists?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2021, 10:18:45 AM »
Sleater-Kinney
The Breeders
The White Stripes
Pixies
The Strokes
Hot Snakes
Smashing Pumpkins
Bikini Kill
Mitski
Phoebe Bridgers



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Re: Your Top favourite American artists?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 10:36:47 AM »
Stevie Wonder
Soundgarden
Duke Ellington
Earth Wind & Fire
Parliament/Funkadelic
Alice In Chains
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Waylon Jennings
Alison Krauss
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Van Halen
The Cars
Devo
Ministry
NIN
Chris Whitley
Prince
R.E.M.
Zola Jesus
Rachel's
The Violet Burning

...might add more later, because there's a lot more than this. Most of this isn't in any sort of order (Ministry, Whitley and Zola would be much higher up if it were), but those top 6 are up there for a reason.
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Re: Your Top favourite American artists?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2021, 10:46:55 AM »
Stevie Wonder is a great choice...
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Re: Your Top favourite American artists?
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2021, 03:00:26 PM »
CSNY --  except N is English and Y is Canadian :D
Springsteen
Loggins & Messina
Prince
Bonnie Raitt
The Doobie Brothers
Talking Heads
Stephen Ray Vaughan
Harry Nilsson
I'm sure I've missed some...

Who the heck is Y? You've got Crosby, Stills, and Nash... Oh, Yani!

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Re: Your Top favourite American artists?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2021, 03:25:08 PM »
CSNY --  except N is English and Y is Canadian :D
Springsteen
Loggins & Messina
Prince
Bonnie Raitt
The Doobie Brothers
Talking Heads
Stephen Ray Vaughan
Harry Nilsson
I'm sure I've missed some...

Who the heck is Y? You've got Crosby, Stills, and Nash... Oh, Yani!
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Re: Your Top favourite American artists?
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2021, 04:07:25 PM »
Ok, it was Young. I honestly didn't know he was sometimes a part of the group!

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Re: Your Top favourite American artists?
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2021, 04:15:34 PM »
For a country so big that thinks it owns the rest of the planet America has produced very little  great music.


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Re: Your Top favourite American artists?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2021, 04:16:53 PM »
I too listen to far more European artists than American. Discounting jazz and electronic artists because that gets complicated:

R.E.M.
Jeff Buckley
Pixies
Tom Waits
Mike Patton
The Breeders
Talking Heads
Elliott Smith
Queens of the Stone Age
Father John Misty

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Re: Your Top favourite American artists?
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2021, 04:23:17 PM »
European music trumps American music. The U.K. alone, which is a pissy little racist island, has produced better music than anything America has spawned.

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Re: Your Top favourite American artists?
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2021, 04:25:44 PM »
Oh my fav American bands that’s hard lol


Soundgarden
Audioslave
REM
Johnny Cash
Dolly Parton
Madonna was in the 80s
Chicago
Billy Joel

Probably more my old brain forgot


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