🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 The Jam

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Here’s where Destiny’s Child fit into things

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Neil Young 4.48
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Aphex Twin 4.18
Stevie Wonder 4.17
PJ Harvey 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Public Enemy 4.08
Pulp 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Bob Dylan 3.97
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Blondie 3.73
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Elton John 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Jay-Z 3.14
Taylor Swift 3.14
Interpol 3.12
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 3.00
Girls Aloud 2.93
Britney Spears 2.85
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Bloc Party 2.41
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81

And now we turn to The Jam

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What’s the verdict?

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  • 4
  • 5

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Album

  • In The City
  • This Is The Modern World
  • All Mod Cons
  • Setting Sons
  • Sound Affects
  • The Gift

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From the Sound Of The Jam compilation

  • In The City
  • Away From The Numbers
  • The Modern World
  • David Watts
  • Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
  • It’s Too Bad
  • To Be Someone (Didn’t We Have A Nice Time)
  • Mr. Clean
  • English Rose
  • The Butterfly Collector
  • The Eton Rifles
  • Private Hell
  • Thick As Thieves
  • Smithers-Jones
  • Saturday’s Kids
  • Going Underground
  • Start!
  • Liza Radley
  • Pretty Green
  • Boy About Town
  • That’s Entertainment
  • Tales From The Riverbank
  • Town Called Malice
  • Ghosts
  • Carnation
  • Beat Surrender

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Crap

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Nah

Couldn’t smash that 1 fast enough.

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Fantastic, at last, a proper band with proper hair cuts.
Only joking. Massively over rated and the “godfather of Britpop” can fuck off.
But had about 3 amazing songs.

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Weller/5

Zer0.

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I know someone who in the year 2020, has a Paul Weller haircut and isn’t Paul Weller.

Do you?

  • Proper haircut (Y)
  • No haircut (N)

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Imagine finding Interpol more exciting than DC, honestly.

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Memories of the 2006 indie disco: Chelsea Dagger > Naive > Town Called Malice

woo-ooh-yeah

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David Cameron?

My friends dad is called David Watts. Would get get that stuck in my head whenever I saw him.

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Gonna bump my score from 4 to 5 to balance out all these weird opinions.

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Love the Best Of I own, but never felt the need to explore further.

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It’s a 1 from me, can’t stand them

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Can’t believe so many people dislike this incredibly popular musical act. Gammons.

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I’m going to give them a 4. One point is because they effectively inspired the original strip Pat Mills wrote that started the epic in 2000AD that was Nemesis the Warlock:

When I read this I didn’t know the band existed nor the song (nor have any real interest in knowing who did what song etc.) so I read that as “The Jam’s Going Underground” as the full name of a song, because at the start here you can see a huge number of cars going underground, which appeared to be some sort of traffic jam. I’m not sure if that was also how Pat Mills was thinking, but in his case of course it would have been a knowing pun if so.

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I get that Weller is Weller and all that but The Jam were a fucking brilliant singles band and a couple of their albums still stand up too. Yeah they’ve become a bit known for the ‘proper haircut’ brigade liking them but they’re a lot better than that suggests. Down In The Tube Station…, Town Called Malice and That’s Entertainment are worth a 4 by themselves.

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Quite like them really.