Your Top 5 ‘The’ Bands

Everyone loves a Top 5. It’s time for the DiS user all-time Top 5 bands/artists/musicians beginning with the word ‘The’… go!

  1. The Field
  2. The Radio Dept.
  3. The Knife
  4. The Embassy
  5. The Tough Alliance
  1. The The
  2. The Band

The Blur


Mott The Hoople
Murray The Hump
And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead


The Walkmen

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I think I’d have to say The Best of The Beatles


someone do a top 5 Thee bands

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The Wee Papa Girl Rappers


Thee Replacements

Larry David and The Hipsters

  1. The Smashing Pumpkins
  2. The Afghan Whigs / The Twilight Singers
  3. The Flaming Lips
  4. The Mars Volta
  5. The Antlers

What a list!

  1. The Music

The Pixies
The Swans
The Happy Mondays
The Editors
The Manic Street Preachers

Great bunch of Thees :+1:


The Beatles
The Cure
The Smiths
The Clash
The National

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What’s the best place to start with them? I can’t remember which one but I think one of my favorite bands cited them as an influence.

I knew I was going to forget someone, and of course it was the most consistently great band of the past decade and a half. The new album is aging really well.

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Their albums always seem to get better with time.

Yeah for Murray the Hump !

  1. The Go Betweens
  2. The National
  3. The Walkmen
  4. The Sound
  5. The Jam

The Avalanches
The knife
The libertines
The strokes
The twilight sad

sub-thread: bands where the usage of a ‘the’ is inconsistent or incorrect

eg Smashing Pumpkins, whenever i see ‘The’ in front of it it looks a bit wrong