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NME - 100 Most Influential Artists

Post by o.m. » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:34 pm

1. Radiohead
2. David Bowie
3. Kanye West
4. The White Stripes
5. The Strokes
6. The Flaming Lips
7. The Gun Club
8. Kate Bush
9. Nick Cave
10. The XX
11. The Smiths
12. The Breeders
13. Joy Division
14. The Clash
15. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
16. The Velvet Underground
17. Blur
18. Aaliyah
19. Neutral Milk Hotel
20. Prince
21. Hole
22. Sonic Youth
23. Burial
24. Queens Of The Stonage
25. Nirvana
26. Fleetwood Mac
27. The Stone Roses
28. Pixies
29. Bruce Springsteen
30. Bon Iver
31. Bjork
32. Pavement
33. The Knife
34. Dépêche Mode
35. TV On The Radio
36. My Bloody Valentine
37. Kraftwerk
38. Dr Dre
39. The Brian Jamestown Massacre
40. Tame Impala
41. Led Zeppelin
42. PJ Harvey
43. New Order
44. Bikini Kill
45. T Rex
46. Wiley
47. The Cars
48. Bat For Lashes
49. Death From Above 1979
50. Sufjan Stevens
51. Television
52. NAS
53. The Fall
54. Aphex Twin
55. The Chills
56. Happy Mondays
57. James Blake
58. Black Sabbath
59. Chic
60. DJ Rashad
61. DJ Shadow
62. The Stooges
63. Talk Talk
64. The Zombies
65. Diplo
66. The Slits
67. Jay Z
68. The National
69. Nick Lowe
70. Pharrell
71. Rilo Kiley
72. Grimes
73. Wu-Tang Clan
74. Slint
75. The Wedding Present
76. Vampire Weekend
77. Best Coast
78. Stevie Wonder
79. Suicide
80. Dusty Springfield
81. Animal Collective
82. Massive Attack
83. The Jesus And Mary Chain
84. Nine Inch Nails
85. Black Flag
86. The Triffids
87. Billy Bragg
88. Oneohtrix Point Never
89. Simple Minds
90. Flying Lotus
91. Foals
92. St Vincent
93. Black Lips
94. Richard Hawly
95. Dirty Projectors
96. Country Teasers
97. Iceage
98. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
99. The Cure
100. Deerhunter

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Re: NME - 100 Most Influential Artists

Post by JimmyJazz » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:49 pm

Good ol contrarian NME... It is pretty funny to compare the previous lists in this same category at different moments in the publication's time actually. Still pretty shocking to see NME actually put Led Zeppelin on a top 100 but not Beatles, Dylan, or the Stones... The times they are a changin, indeed!

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Post by Pierre » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:51 pm

Radiohead and David Bowie at N°1 & 2, only 12 black-only acts in the top, nobody in the 60s EXCEPT the VU (unless I missed someone) and Led Zep...

I expect someone's rant in 3... 2... 1...

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Re: NME - 100 Most Influential Artists

Post by Pierre » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:52 pm

BTW, Jimmy, if you're still around, have you received my PMs?

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Re: NME - 100 Most Influential Artists

Post by JimmyJazz » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:59 pm

Yes I have Pierre. Thanks for those lists! I sent the guy that TV show list, and I am including that one game list in my huge set of documents. There are seriously way too many genre and console specific best lists in the video game list universe! I am assuming this JeuxVideo special is updated every month at this rate? They mention 1998 for the next video at the end of the 2005 video.

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Post by JimmyJazz » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:11 pm

For reference sake, here is NME's 2000 list:

1. David Bowie
2. Radiohead
3. The Beatles
4. Public Enemy
5. Miles Davis
6. Kraftwerk
7. Sex Pistols
8. Eminem
9. Nick Drake
10. The Smiths
11. Stevie Wonder
12. Aphex Twin
13. Scott Walker
14. The Chemical Brothers
15. The Flaming Lips
16. Bob Dylan
17. Mos Def
18. The Velvet Underground
19. Beck
20. Joy Division

And from 2002:

1. The Smiths
2. The Beatles
3. The Stone Roses
4. David Bowie
5. Sex Pistols
6. Oasis
7. Radiohead
8. Paul Weller and The Jam
9. U2
10. Public Enemy
11. Shun Ryder And Bez
12. The Clash
13. Nirvana
14. Elvis Presley
15. Joy Division
16. Blur
17. The Strokes
18. The Rolling Stones
19. The Verve
20. Bob Marley
21. The Fall
22. Prodigy
23. Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground
24. REM
25. Frankie Goes To Hollywood
26. Dexys Midnight Runners
27. Beastie Boys
28. T Rex
29. The Jesus And Mary Chain
30. The Specials
31. Manic Street Preachers
32. Roxy Music
33. Pixies
34. Iggy Pop
35. Shane Macgowan
36. Primal Scream
37. Frank Sinatra
38. Bob Dylan
39. Blondie
40. Eminem
41. Boy George
42. Madonna
43. Marvin Gaye
44. Pulp
45. Michael Jackson
46. The Charlatans
47. Echo And The Bunnymen
48. The KLF
49. Neil Young
50. PJ Harvey

So, basically, this list is not to be taken too seriously. It is just for fun. NME even explicitly stated that the list would not include the established greats right on the cover itself (no Beatles, Dylan, Stones, Elvis, Beach Boys, Who...), this was an intentionally modern oriented list. It is a classically contrarian, anti-establishment list, the kind NME specializes in.

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Post by Bruce » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:13 pm

Pierre wrote:Radiohead and David Bowie at N°1 & 2, only 12 black-only acts in the top, nobody in the 60s EXCEPT the VU (unless I missed someone) and Led Zep...

I expect someone's rant in 3... 2... 1...
It's so absurd it's not worth commenting on.

There are some other 60s things, Zombies, Stooges, Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Dusty Springfield.

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Re: NME - 100 Most Influential Artists

Post by Pierre » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:16 pm

JimmyJazz wrote:Yes I have Pierre. Thanks for those lists! I sent the guy that TV show list, and I am including that one game list in my huge set of documents. There are seriously way too many genre and console specific best lists in the video game list universe! I am assuming this JeuxVideo special is updated every month at this rate? They mention 1998 for the next video at the end of the 2005 video.
A priori, it should be a monthly rate now. It seems it was not the case for the first vid, but it's typical of JV.com, they launch several pilots to know if their audience would be interested in such concepts of regular chronicles, and pick the most popular. My favourite was "Crossed", which was an amateur critic of movies adapted/revolving around the video games milieu. This guy was extremely skilled and often hilarious, too bad he stopped doing it.

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Re: NME - 100 Most Influential Artists

Post by Bruno » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:40 pm

No MJ and Madonna? =/

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Re: NME - 100 Most Influential Artists

Post by Bruce » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:26 pm

Bruce wrote:
Pierre wrote:Radiohead and David Bowie at N°1 & 2, only 12 black-only acts in the top, nobody in the 60s EXCEPT the VU (unless I missed someone) and Led Zep...

I expect someone's rant in 3... 2... 1...
It's so absurd it's not worth commenting on.

There are some other 60s things, Zombies, Stooges, Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Dusty Springfield.
This is what I mean about magazines having an agenda.

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Post by Henrik » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:33 pm

I think it is the most influental artists on the new music they love. If that's called an agenda, then so be it.
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Post by Bruce » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:39 pm

Henrik wrote:I think it is the most influental artists on the new music they love.
And they are not even doing a good job with that. Does anybody believe that the Zombies are more influential on that music than the Beatles?

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Post by PlasticRam » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:22 pm

This list makes absolutely no sense to anyone. Odessey and Oracle by The Zombies is outstanding though, I'm starting the campaigning for the greatest albums poll :music-rockon: :music-listening: :happy-partydance: :angry-nono: :whistle: :D
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Post by irreduciblekoan » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:08 pm

I like almost all of the artists on this list, and even I'm entirely perplexed by it. What was NME trying to go for? A list of influential artists that doesn't include The Beatles, Dylan, Elvis, Hendrix, and The Who is just not relevant by an stretch of the imagination. If they were only focusing on the influence on new music, then why include Zombies and Led Zeppelin? If they were trying to be "different" from their earlier lists, then why still include so many from the earlier lists but skip arguably the biggest names? This is one of the worst lists I've ever seen.

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Post by Bruno » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:06 pm

irreduciblekoan wrote: This is one of the worst lists I've ever seen.

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Re: NME - 100 Most Influential Artists

Post by Rob » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:44 am

It's trying too hard for sure. Why not just go for a list of the most influential artists of the last 20 years or so?
However, I don't know if the magazine itself mentions any criteria used for compiling this list?

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