Scene wars (poll thread)


#1

80s/90s Pacific NW alright then, GRUNGE

  • Alice in Chains
  • Green River
  • Mother Love Bone
  • Mudhoney
  • Nirvana
  • Other
  • Pearl Jam
  • Screaming Trees
  • Soundgarden
  • Tad
  • Temple of the Dog

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#2

Nu Rave (or was it new rave?)

  • The Klaxons
  • Late of the Pier
  • CSS
  • New Young Pony Club
  • Shitdisco
  • Hadouken!
  • Does It Offend You, Yeah?
  • The Sunshine Underground
  • Crystal Castles
  • Simian Mobile Disco
  • Friendly Fires
  • Test Icicles

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#3

70s/80s LA Punk/Hardcore

  • Bad Religion
  • Black Flag
  • Circle Jerks
  • Descendents
  • Fear
  • Minutemen
  • NOFX
  • Suicidal Tendencies
  • The Dickies
  • The Germs
  • The Vandals
  • Wasted Youth
  • X
  • Youth Brigade

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#4

Dunedin Sound

  • The Bats
  • The Chills
  • The Clean
  • Dead C
  • Straightjacket Fits
  • The Verlaines

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#5

Lumping NOFX in with Black Flag and The Germs is upsetting me more than it should :joy:


#6

You’re right: NOFX are SO much better than everyone else in that poll.


#7

:rofl::gun:


#8

they were formed in 1983 (!) so couldn’t really leave them out…


#9

Detroit techno (first + second wave)

  • Juan Atkins
  • Kevin Saunderson
  • Derrick May
  • Jeff Mills
  • Carl Craig
  • Octave One
  • Richie Hawtin
  • Mike Banks
  • Robert Hood

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#10

Baggy

  • Inspiral Carpets
  • The Charlatans
  • The Soup Dragons
  • EMF
  • The Candyskins
  • The Farm
  • James
  • The Stone Roses
  • Flowered Up
  • The Real People
  • Northside
  • Mock Turtles
  • Happy Mondays
  • Jesus Jones

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#11

crystal castles > css > friendly fires > nypc > lotp >>>>> everything else


#12

oooh good battle right here


#13

Shoegaze! First wave!

  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Slowdive
  • Ride
  • Chapterhouse
  • Lush
  • Swervedriver
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain
  • Cocteau Twins
  • Pale Saints
  • Catherine Wheel
  • The Telescopes
  • The Boo Radleys
  • Spacemen 3
  • Verve
  • Galaxie 500
  • Flying Saucer Attack
  • Kitchens of Distinction
  • Mazzy Star
  • Lilys

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#14

Anti-Folk

  • Mouldy Peaches
  • Emmy the Great
  • Dufus
  • Jeffrey Lewis
  • Andrew Jackson Jihad
  • David Cronenberg’s Wife
  • Schwervon!
  • Mischief Brew
  • You’ve made all these up you bastard

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#15

I feel bad that I can only pick one (Slowdive) and can’t throw Swervedriver some love


#16

Grebo!

  • Carter USM
  • Gaye Bykers on Acid
  • Mega City 4
  • Neds Atomic Dustbin
  • Pop Will Eat Itself
  • The Senseless Things
  • The Wonderstuff

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#17

Spacemen 3 are my fave but they are more proto-shoeglaze. Godfathers of the scene and not the scene itself. They were short lived and had disbanded by the time it was catching on.


#18

I googled “Shoegaze bands” and listed the results - blame Google’s algorithm.

It also feels like a bit of a push to label the Cocteau Twins as such.


#19

How on earth did Jesus Jones find its way into the baggy poll?


#20

You left the best one off! It’s Curve, you dolt!