Alphabet of Music - A

Give me your Top 5 music Artists that begin with the Letter A. Bands or Solo artists. I’ll Collate the winners later in the week. I just thought it would be fun whilst many of us are self isolating.
Then we can have a DIS alphabet of our top artists as voted by the community.

Mine are:

  1. Aphex Twin
  2. Anna Von Hausswolff
  3. Arab Strap
  4. AC/DC
  5. Air
  1. Arcade Fire
  2. Alvvays
  3. Art Brut
  4. Angel Olsen
  5. Adorable

This is based exclusively off scrobbles so must be exactly right no matter what I think my answers should be


An Albatross
And You Will Know Us By The trail of Dead
Anaal Nathrakh
Andrew WK


Tricky assignment this (going for first names of artists not surnames as that’s how they are ordered in my album list)

Al Green
Andrew Bird
Astrid Sonne
A Winged Victory For The Sullen

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The Antlers
Alex Zhang Hungtai
Animal Collective

All dead certs then the rest could be any number of bands, at the minute maybe:

Adult Mom
American Pleasure Club


Arcade Fire
At The Drive In
A Tribe Called Quest


Aesop Rock
Abul Mogard
Algernon Cadwallader

Active Child, Annabel, Antelope, Arca and A Winged Victory… all on the heels.

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At The Drive in
Andrew WK
Against Me!
And So I Watch You From Afar

  1. Afghan Whigs
  2. Alcest
  3. The Antlers
  4. At the Drive-In
  5. Alice In Chains

Very honorable mention to And You Know Us By The Trail of the Dead, who probably beat the last three in terms of total career.

Aphex Twin
Afghan Whigs
A Winged Victory For The Sullen

Big love but no cigar to Andrew WK, A Tribe Called Quest, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Alcest and The Auteurs.

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  1. Adam & The Ants
  2. Abba
  3. Afghan Whigs
  4. Air
  5. Aphex Twin

Another honourable mention for The Auteurs.

Allman Brothers Band
A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Alice in Chains
Aphex Twin

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(Suppressing a shudder at people alphabetising solo artists by their first names)

  1. American Music Club
  2. Aphex Twin
  3. The Associates
  4. Autechre
  5. Aztec Camera

Aldous Harding
Art Blakey
Adrienne Lenker
Animal Collective
Acoustic Ladyland

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Also surely A Winged a Victory for the Sullen fall under W rather than A? Otherwise T is going to be a bloody nightmare with every ‘The…’ band in the world?


A marginal case, I think. We ignore ‘The’ because there are so many of them, but there aren’t many ‘A’ bands.

I always have an issue with things like ‘Doctor’. So, Dr Alimantado under D or A? If he was a real doctor it would definitely be A (I don’t think he is a real doctor).

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  1. Anaïs Mitchell
  2. Air
  3. Amusement Parks on Fire
  4. Aphex Twin
  5. Animal Collective

Arab Strap
Aphex Twin
Allo Darlin
Angel Olsen
Arcade Fire

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Pure laziness on my part. In my digital music collection solo artists come up by first initial as do bands beginning with ‘A’ but ‘The’ bands get sorted into e.g. B for The Breeders.

A Winged Victory For The Sullen
The Antlers
The Associates
American Music Club