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Postby steophonic » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:02 pm

Placebo have such a great sound. When they are on their game they can produce some classics. "Every You, Every Me", "Nancy Boy" & "The Bitter End" are quality.
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Postby heppolo » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:29 am

Another scandinavian act
29. The Cardigans
Lead by a beautiful Nina Persson and achieved great things in producing a perfect pop single "Lovefool".
My favourite album is "Long Gone Before Daylight" which had perfect singles and videos for them.
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For what it's worth - great video
You're The Storm - even a better one
Favourite Game - familiar :lol:
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Postby Tiger » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:37 am

Wow you actually like two of my favourites. You're The Storm is by FAR their best
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Postby heppolo » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:25 pm

A cult band. A scottish band.
28. Urusei Yatsura
They had only one top 40 hit back in the 1998, I think.
But their "Slain By Urusei Yatsura" is simply a perfect lo-fi album.
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Hello Tiger-their only top 40 hit
Fake Fur - lo-fi genious, though singer is now a roadie for Hard-Fi
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Postby heppolo » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:34 pm

I'm seriously saying this band should be an english national treasure.
The frontman's voice somehow reminds me of Elvis.
27. The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
Well, their most interesting fact is that their song is featured on the soundtrack of the cult movie "Shaun Of The Dead". A punk version of the Horrors.
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Psychosis Safari - a big hit. #26 in the UK.
Mister Mental - great tune.
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Postby heppolo » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:37 pm

Shoegazing was never that much rocky than in this case.
26. Ride
"Going Blank Again" is a perfect album as well as "Nowhere" and very much underrated "Tarantula".
Also, this is the only shoegazing band to have a top 10 UK single.
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Unfamiliar - amazing guitar riffs
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Postby heppolo » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:16 pm

25.Guano Apes
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A wonderful german band which I loved since I was 8 or 9. A mix of raw energy and melodic power.
You Can't Stop Me - their last top 10 german hit
Pretty In Scarlet - another great single with a strange video
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Postby Wayne » Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:20 pm

The Cardigans are my favourite act so far. Depeche Mode have some good tracks that i like to
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Postby heppolo » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:04 pm

24.Pulp
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A great britpop band which had a unique sound and a very consistent catalogue.
This is Hardcore - my favourite video of theirs.
The Trees- my favourite single.
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Postby heppolo » Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:30 am

23. The Vines
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One of the best aussie bands of the last decade.
A pity that the promotion of the last two albums has been awful and for the US and UK public this band faded into obscurity.
Ride - my favourite single of The Vines
He's A Rocker - lead single from their latest album, one very catchy song
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Postby heppolo » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:43 am

22.Texas
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A strange name for a scottish band.
For me, Texas and The Cardigans are two bands who came as close as possible to writing a perfect pop album.
Texas made it on "White On Blonde". And of course that Sharleen Spiteri haircut.
Say What You Want - their best single
In Our Lifetime
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Postby heppolo » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:17 pm

21.Funeral For A Friend
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The welsh guys did a lot of great music. But my favourite album of theirs is still "Hours", when emo music was at the height of its popularity. The wonderful video for "History" is probably my favourite-ever. They had several top 20 UK singles and a #3 album ("Hours")
History - their best single
Monsters
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Postby heppolo » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:28 pm

20.Simon Norrsveden
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I just wish the world gave more attention to non-English acts. Anyway, Simon Norrsveden is a pop-rock singer-songwriter from Sweden who participated in their Fame Academy. Some of his singles ("Quentin Tarantino") are a bit Owl City-esque and some are very rocky ("Bloodsucker Boy"). He's a very versatile singer and his voice can go from husky to screechy in a split second
Bloodsucker boy -
Quentin Tarantino
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Postby heppolo » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:32 pm

19. Paolo Nutini
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Amazing songs. Check
Wonderful voice. Check
Good looks. Even more than that, he's gorgeous
What's not to like about him?
New Shoes
Scream (Funk My Life Up)
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Postby navi » Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:19 am

So many great acts,
Ride probably the best of them (all of their 10 singles were # 1 on my weekly charts),
(Depeche, Cocteau's, Mansun, Raveonettes, BRMC, Urusei and Pulp are favorites as well)

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Postby heppolo » Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:51 am

navi wrote:So many great acts,
Ride probably the best of them (all of their 10 singles were # 1 on my weekly charts),
(Depeche, Cocteau's, Mansun, Raveonettes, BRMC, Urusei and Pulp are favorites as well)

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If i remember well, you are participated from time to time.
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Postby Undercover » Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:55 am

What a lovely list! Of the less known bands my faves are Raveonettes and their brilliant "Bang!". :)
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Postby heppolo » Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:59 am

18. Natalie Imruglia
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She's won me over by "Counting Down The Days" album which is absolutely amazing
Shiver
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Postby heppolo » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:04 am

17. Ash
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They were the closest ones to pop-punk of all the britpop bands. Sometimes they do sound cheesy but never in a bad way. And Charlotte Hatherley managed to evolve into an exciting singer-songwriter.
They got to be praised for their "A-Z series" concept
A Life Less Ordinary
Orpheus
You Can't Have It All
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Postby heppolo » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:00 pm

16. Mikromusic
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An amazing polish band.
It combines a very subtle indie pop with a gentle jazzy electronic sound.
Regardless of your knowledge of polish language, you may listen to them and find their music extremely beautiful.
Their last album "Piękny koniec (Beautiful end)" is probably their most coherent to date
Zostan Tak
Takiego Chlopaka
Lato 1996
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:03 pm

I like Natalie!

My fave song from her is Want.

I like Ash, Texas, Pulp, Cardigans, Placebo....:D

Will try to listen to the ones I don't know at some point, curious to see who else is in your list!
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Postby heppolo » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:49 pm

Narrowly missing The Top 40
50.St.Vincent
49.Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
48.Enter Shikari
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Was very keen on their debut album "Take To The Skies"
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Postby heppolo » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:51 pm

Narrowly missing The Top 40
50.St.Vincent
49.Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
48.Enter Shikari
47.Pale Saints
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They were the different side of dream pop for me personally
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Postby heppolo » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:57 pm

Narrowly missing The Top 40
50.St.Vincent
49.Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
48.Enter Shikari
47.Pale Saints
46.Anathema
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Not so keen on their metal past but their transition but since they've turned progressive rock every album (especially their turning point which is "A Fine Day to Exit (2001)") was very good. They're more of an album band which happens often for metal/progressive rock bands
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Postby heppolo » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:04 am

15. Glasvegas
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These Scots were so different to the core of the indie scene when they've arrived.
And they proved to be amazing yet too bad the scene itself vanished leaving them a bit off the radar.
Their singles are phenomenal
Geraldine
Euphoria, Take My Hand
Daddy's Gone
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