🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 The Beautiful South

This could be, The Beautiful South thread!

George Michael goes between Madonna and Idlewild…

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
Beck 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Hot Chip 3.44
Idlewild 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Iron Maiden 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
Shower Cans 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
The Doors 2.89
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Rancid 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

And now it’s a little time for the Beautiful South

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0 voters

  • Welcome To The Beautiful South
  • Choke
  • 0898 Beautiful South
  • Miaow
  • Blue Is The Colour
  • Quench
  • Painting It Red
  • Gaze
  • Golddiggas, Headnodders and Pholk Songs
  • Superbi

0 voters

From the Solid Bronze compilation…

  • Rotterdam
  • Perfect 10
  • You Keep It All In
  • Don’t Marry Her
  • A Little Time
  • Everybody’s Talkin’
  • Good As Gold
  • Dream A Little Dream
  • Song For Whoever
  • Old Red Eyes Is Back
  • One Last Love Song
  • Dumb
  • How Long’s A Tear Take To Dry?
  • Blackbird On The Wire
  • The Root Of All Evil
  • Closer Than Most
  • The River
  • Pretenders To The Throne
  • The Mediterranean

0 voters

5 just for Old Red Eyes Is Back tbh

3 Likes

Only heard Rotterdam, Perfect 10 and Don’t Marry Her and by god they’re awful. Should really abstain but those are some truly dreadful songs.

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Briana Corrigan era is a 5
Jacqui Abbott era is a 3

Still better than The Smiths so its a 5.

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My karaoke song

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5/5, obviously. They’ll get a kicking here I reckon but I don’t care.

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I love you from the bottom of my pencil case

  • Great opening like
  • OK opening line
  • Hmmm

0 voters

Couldn’t push the 1 quick enough

Unbelievably terrible band

Lyrics which are painful to listen to, music that is painful to listen to. Hate them so much

8 Likes

Are they better or worse than talking heads?

Tempted to go 5/5 for when my gran heard “don’t marry her” on the radio so my dad bought it for her on cassette and it has swearing in the original version.

But I won’t.

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Those are all from the same album. Basically their big comeback after their greatest hits boosted their career, but unfortunately something of a pastiche of what came before.

EDIT: This is very wrong and should be ignored

Perfect 10 is on Quench.

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I was sure they’d be in a pitch battle for last place on this list. Just do not understand how anyone could like this band.
0 if I could.

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Ah shit, I was thinking of Quench but getting the track listing completely scrambled. tbf we’re going back to my early teens here :smiley:

Get a 4 from me on the basis of Carry On Up The Charts alone, but god, can you imagine Quench coming out today? Immediate cancellation.

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Oh better, obviously

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Paul Heaton was a very good songwriter. I don’t even want to dare googling to find out what he’s like as an actual person, mind.

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That’s all I need to know.

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Probably a three. Good singles

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