🏆 🏅 HGATR400: The How Good Are They Really Awards 🏆 🏅

Right then. Seeing as we’ve reached 400 HGATR threads with 415 artists on the leaderboard, I figured it was high time I gave myself a load more work to do and ran some awards. I’ve heard you all like voting for stuff so it could be fun.

HOW IT WORKS

I will post a voting form in a moment. It will contain 6 categories and three points allocations for each. Please copy and paste it into a DM to me, decide who you want to vote for from the list of artists we’ve covered, and award them 1,2 and 3 points respectively then send it on over. I will collate the results and at some point there will be an exciting awards results thread which may or may not feature guest presenters and all manner of extravagance.

VOTING FORM

Best UK Band
3pts-
2ps-
1pt-

Best US Band
3pts-
2ps-
1pt-

Best Non UK or US Band
3pts-
2ps-
1pt-

Best Male Solo Artist
3pts-
2ps-
1pt-

Best Female Solo Artist
3pts-
2ps-
1pt-

Best Album By An Artist In The HGATR Top 20
3pts-
2ps-
1pt-

PLEASE C&P THIS INTO A DM TO ME WITH YOUR CHOICES, VOTES RECEIVED ANY OTHER WAY WILL NOT BE COUNTED

Some disclaimers

  • You do not have to vote in every category, or make three picks in a category, just vote for as many or as few as you like.

  • I am aware that the solo artist categories are extremely binary and would like it known that this is not the result of any prejudice or whatever of any kind, it’s just too big a category to not divide, this is the easiest way to do it, and as far as I can see, there are no trans or NB etc solo artists on the list yet (again, this is merely circumstantial and I’m happy to be corrected if there are)

  • Have fun and don’t be a dick.

Fucking have at it then.

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HERE IS THE LEADERBOARD TO CHOOSE FROM, THE TOP 20 FOR THE ALBUM VOTE ARE IN BOLD

Summary

Aretha Franklin
Nina Simone
A Tribe Called Quest
Kraftwerk
Neil Young
David Berman
Talk Talk
Miles Davis
Alice Coltrane
Talking Heads
R.E.M.
John Coltrane
Beastie Boys
Scott Walker
Otis Redding
The Velvet Underground
The Temptations
David Bowie
The Beatles
Leonard Cohen

Pixies
Sparklehorse
Boards Of Canada
The Cure
Björk
Mogwai
J Dilla
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Fugazi
Marvin Gaye
Tom Waits
Johnny Cash
Aphex Twin
PJ Harvey
Stevie Wonder
Four Tet
Dead Kennedys
Nirvana
Joy Division
Radiohead
The Supremes
Bill Callahan
Minutemen
The Four Tops
Pavement
Cocteau Twins
Prince
Wu-Tang Clan
Orbital
Dinosaur Jr.
Jason Molina
De La Soul
Nick Drake
The Stooges
Elliott Smith
Yo La Tengo
Les Savy Fav
Pulp
Sleater-Kinney
Sonic Youth
Public Enemy
D’Angelo
Slowdive
Kate Bush
OutKast
Burial
Autechre
Grace Jones
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Black Sabbath
Portishead
Super Furry Animals
Fuck Buttons
Joanna Newsom
Mclusky
Simon & Garfunkel
Sufjan Stevens
MF DOOM
My Bloody Valentine
The Knife
Run The Jewels
Sharon Van Etten
The Roots
New Order
Frightened Rabbit
Bob Dylan
Kendrick Lamar
Wilco
Robyn
Low
Grandaddy
Built To Spill
Shellac
Sigur Rós
The Beach Boys
Jimi Hendrix
Depeche Mode
LCD Soundsystem
Broadcast
Dusty Springfield
Arab Strap
Joni Mitchell
Janelle Monáe
Massive Attack
DJ Shadow
The Twilight Sad
Frank Ocean
Spiritualized
Bruce Springsteen
Future Of The Left
Deftones
The Blue Nile
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Lou Reed
Guided By Voices
Underworld
At The Drive-In
The Kinks
The Jesus And Mary Chain
Deerhunter
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Aaliyah
Fucked Up
Patti Smith
Run-D.M.C.
Young Fathers
The Clash
Dolly Parton
Pet Shop Boys
Modest Mouse
Trail Of Dead
Spoon
Sparks
Missy Elliott
Hüsker Dü
Blondie
Angel Olsen
Bright Eyes
Rage Against The Machine
Nine Inch Nails
The Walkmen
The Avalanches
The Wedding Present
The National
Paul Simon
M.I.A.
The Ramones
Spacemen 3
ABBA
Fiona Apple
Neutral Milk Hotel
Soundgarden
Kanye West
Solange
Cat Power
Air
Arcade Fire
Mercury Rev
The Antlers
Ty Segall
Tricky
Blur
The Magnetic Fields
N.W.A.
Beck
Elvis Costello
Deafheaven
Hope Of The States
The Smiths
Sea Power
65daysofstatic
WHY?
Will Oldham
Sunn O)))
Beyoncé
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Mew
Flying Lotus
Charli XCX
Eels
Half Man Half Biscuit
Carly Rae Jepsen
Roxy Music
Mastodon
Daft Punk
The Hold Steady
Tears For Fears
The Chemical Brothers
Jimmy Eat World
Explosions In The Sky
Jane’s Addiction
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Jeff Buckley
Teenage Fanclub
Wild Beasts
The Flaming Lips
The Cribs
Cypress Hill
Hot Chip
Bon Iver
Idlewild
The Fall
George Michael
Black Flag
Madonna
Manic Street Preachers
Fleetwood Mac
Queens Of The Stone Age
Big Thief
The Postal Service
The Shins
The Notorious B.I.G.
TV On The Radio
The Cooper Temple Clause
The Go! Team
Converge
Metronomy
Toots & The Maytals
Elastica
The White Stripes
George Harrison
Paul McCartney
Iron & Wine
Supergrass
Dr. Dre
Leftfield
Sepultura
Hole
Squarepusher
Iggy Pop
The Decemberists
The Smashing Pumpkins
Suede
Steely Dan
Misfits
Elton John
The Pogues
Kylie Minogue
The Specials
Vampire Weekend
Doves
Richard Hawley
Death Cab For Cutie
Laura Marling
Phoenix
James Brown
Sugababes
Thin Lizzy
Hall & Oates
The Futureheads
Rihanna
The Prodigy
Led Zeppelin
Ash
The Streets
Pink Floyd
Pearl Jam
Motörhead
Ian Dury
Taylor Swift
Jay-Z
Arctic Monkeys
Goldfrapp
Gorillaz
Snoop Dogg
Interpol
TLC
Lana Del Rey
Maxïmo Park
Los Campesinos!
Nas
The Rolling Stones
St. Vincent
Animal Collective
T. Rex
Iron Maiden
Placebo
The Charlatans
Ride
Destiny’s Child
HAIM
Primal Scream
The Divine Comedy
Everything Everything
ELO
The Strokes
Elvis Presley
System Of A Down
Wolf Alice
AC/DC
Frank Zappa
Duran Duran
The Bee Gees
Art Brut
Weezer
The xx
Grimes
Garbage
Amy Winehouse
The Distillers
Girls Aloud
Frank Sinatra
2Pac
Elbow
The Stone Roses
The Doors
Franz Ferdinand
The Mars Volta
Ariana Grande
Tool
The Coral
Paramore
Lizzo
Happy Mondays
Feeder
Belle And Sebastian
Britney Spears
The Horrors
Metallica
Green Day
Madness
Slipknot
Eurythmics
James
Foals
The Jam
Basement Jaxx
Alanis Morissette
Miley Cyrus
John Lennon
Oasis
Whitney Houston
Nelly Furtado
The Verve
Fatboy Slim
Tame Impala
Slayer
The Sex Pistols
Faithless
The Levellers
Lady Gaga
Queen
The Police
Billy Joel
Foo Fighters
U2
The Weeknd
My Chemical Romance
Justin Timberlake
The Maccabees
Editors
Little Mix
Biffy Clyro
Dire Straits
The Beautiful South
Meat Loaf
Bloc Party
Linkin Park
Cher
N.E.R.D
Michael Jackson
Eminem
Mariah Carey
Jamie T
Coldplay
IDLES
The 1975
Rancid
Guns N’ Roses
Ocean Colour Scene
Travis
The Killers
The Who
Blink-182
Phil Collins
Muse
Robbie Williams
Katy Perry
Jamiroquai
Panic! At The Disco
Counting Crows
Bon Jovi
No Doubt
Christina Aguilera
Paul Weller
The Offspring
Usher
Moby
Ringo Starr
Adele
Aerosmith
Korn
Drake
Kings Of Leon
Bryan Adams
The Libertines
Celine Dion
Fall Out Boy
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sir Rod Stewart
The Eagles
McFly
Kaiser Chiefs
Limp Bizkit
The Spice Girls
Bruno Mars
Take That
Stereophonics
Busted
Razorlight
KISS
Morrissey
Kasabian
Ed Sheeran

So based on the bold it’s just albums by anyone in the top 20? Thought for a moment you chose “band” specifically to exclude some of the top ranked peoples

This’ll be fun, thanks!

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Amended!

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Crtl+f “shower cans”

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Oh sorry yeah should have clarified, we all moved on from that bit about 8 years ago.

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Also Beastie Boys got into the top 20?? Missed that update damn

HGATR400 baby, woooooh!!

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THAT’S THE FUCKING SPIRIT

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Cool!

Can someone separate out the US bands from the UK bands from the non-US/UK bands?

Cheers, thanks!

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Any doubts just ask and I will give an umpire’s verdict.

US/UK separation

U SUK

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is Eels a solo artist for this?

Umpire rules:

BAND

image

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Please confirm correct categories for:

Fleetwood mac
Ac/dc

UK BAND

NON UK OR US BAND

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Pogues are a UK or non-UK band?

Umpire rules:

UK

After the Eels verdict set a precedent I think I know which way this will go but umpire, where would you place Sparklehorse, band or solo?

BAND