What do you rank these bands/artists?

From 1 to 10, inspired by a question I answered a while ago. This one has a vaguely chronological/genre theme though (it gets kind of random after a while though). Just see how many you can do... and check out some of those you don't, I put some great unknown stuff on here: Robert Johnson Chuck Berry Ray... show more From 1 to 10, inspired by a question I answered a while ago. This one has a vaguely chronological/genre theme though (it gets kind of random after a while though). Just see how many you can do... and check out some of those you don't, I put some great unknown stuff on here:

Robert Johnson
Chuck Berry
Ray Charles
James Brown
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
The Who
The Kinks
The Beach Boys
Bob Dylan
Stevie Wonder
The Hollies
The Animals
The Byrds
The Yardbirds
The Zombies
The Moody Blues
Cream
Procul Harum
The Doors
Jimi Hendrix
Janis Joplin
Frank Zappa
Captain Beefheart
Pink Floyd
Deep Purple
Arthur Brown
Simon & Garfunkel
T. Rex
The Velvet Underground
Bee Gees
Grateful Dead
Jefferson Airplane
Love
The Monkees
Traffic
Family
Donovan
Sly & The Family Stone
Funkadelic
Marvin Gaye
Bill Withers
Al Green
Earth, Wind & Fire
Otis Redding
War
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
The Band
Spirit
The Nice
Jethro Tull
Credence Clearwater Revival
Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath
King Crimson
Yes
Genesis
Van der Graaf Generator
Gentle Giant
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Soft Machine
Caravan
Gong
Renaissance
Strawbs
Camel
Can
Hawkwind
Henry Cow
Tangerine Dream
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Ringo Starr
Electric Light Orchestra
Alice Cooper
America
Atomic Rooster
Uriah Heep
Wishbone Ash
Blue Oyster Cult
Bob Marley
Peter Tosh
Steel Pulse
Soul Syndicate
Jeff Beck
Steely Dan
Mike Oldfield
The Residents
Magma
Gryphon
Happy the Man
Harmonium
Jade Warrior
Supertramp
Rush
Lou Reed
Neil Young
Eagles
Bruce Springsteen
Roxy Music
Brian Eno
The Stooges/Iggy & The Stooges/Iggy Pop (give separate ratings if you want, or average it)
David Bowie
Elton John
Peter Hammill
Todd Rundgren
Kraftwerk
Kate Bush
10cc
Peter Gabriel
Steve Hackett
Kansas
Premiata Forneria Marconi
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso
Focus
The Alan Parsons Project
Styx
Journey
Boston
Aerosmith
KISS
ABBA
Queen
Starcastle
Klaatu
U.K.
Asia
Joe Satriani
Steve Vai
Michael Jackson
Donna Summer
Ministry
Television
The Ramones
The Clash
Black Flag
Bad Brains
Agent Orange
The Police
Talking Heads
Oingo Boingo
The Flaming Lips
R.E.M.
U2
Madonna
AC/DC
Judas Priest
Iron Maiden
Metallica
Death
Megadeth
Slayer
Anthrax
Exodus
Testament
Adrian Belew
Queensryche
Fates Warning
Marillion
IQ
Saga
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Mr. Bungle
Faith No More
Ween
Stereolab
Cynic
Atheist
Meshuggah
Fear Factory
Green Day
Helmet
The Prodigy
Nine Inch Nails
Soundgarden
Alice in Chains
Temple of the Dog
Nirvana
Pearl Jam
Stone Temple Pilots
Beck
Pantera
Kyuss
Tool
Radiohead
Dream Theater
Porcupine Tree
Spock's Beard
The Flower Kings
Transatlantic
Neal Morse
Kevin Gilbert
Miriodor
Echolyn
Anekdoten
Anglagard
Enchant
Queens of the Stone Age
Muse
Coldplay
Arctic Monkeys
Air
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Mastodon
The White Stripes
The Mars Volta
Coheed & Cambria
Riverside
Incubus
Isis
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Mogwai
Tortoise
Pelican
Autechre
Nas
Tupac
Geto Boys
A Tribe Called Quest
Mos Def
Jurassic 5
Beardfish
Phideaux
Glass Hammer
Symphony X
Kamelot
Firewind
Stratovarius
Pain of Salvation
Andromeda
Gordian Knot
Planet X
Liquid Tension Experiment
Spiral Architect
A Perfect Circle
Rocket Scientists
Frost*

And for a bonus, if you can, here's a classical and jazz one:

Palestrina
Vivaldi
Bach
Mozart
Haydn
Beethoven
Chopin
Bizet
Erik Satie
Mahler
Mussorsky
Debussy
Ravel
Stravinsky
Prokofiev
Tchaikovsky
Bartok
Berg
Schurenberg
Webern
Aaron Copeland
Sibelius
George Gershwin
Gustav Holst
Dvorak
Samuel Barber
Ginastera
Varese
Steve Reich
Phillip Glass

Django Reinhardt
Louis Armstrong
Billie Holiday
Duke Ellington
Dizzy Gilespie
Miles Davis
John Coltrane
Thelonius Monk
Charles Mingus
Dave Brubeck
Ornette Coleman
Art Blakey
Herbie Hancock
Wes Montgomery
Stan Getz
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Freddie Hubbard
Sun Ra
Pharaoh Sanders
Mahavishnu Orchestra
Return to Forever
Weather Report
Pat Metheny Group
Allan Holdsworth
Jean-Luc Ponty
Yellowjackets
Wynton Marsalis
Astral Project

BQ: Top 5 of these bands/artists with favorite album/song from each
BQ2: Least favorite of these bands, and your favorite songs of these bands

Take your time with this, the Q will be open a good while.
Update: BQ3: Did I beat the record for longest question? :P
Update 2: TWister, shut up and do my ****. Do that ****. Oh **** yeah.
Update 3: Man Raymond, I never expected anyone to know that much. Even Echolyn, Rocket Scientists, and Frost*.
Update 4: Hey thanks Raymond, yeah most of the stuff I put here I like. I threw in some I don't for good measure (Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna...) Some of these I've only heard bits from (Palestrina for one).

Good to see other true audiophiles on here.
Update 5: I almost wish I got more obscure now... I didin't even throw... 5bridgeS White Willow Walter Wanderley Maudlin of the Well Osanna Otis Rush Sun Caged Cairo Magellan The Tangent Kaipa Agents of Mercy Roine Stolt Trapeze Tunnels Wobbler Yezda Urfa Alquin Amagrama Bark... show more I almost wish I got more obscure now... I didin't even throw...

5bridgeS
White Willow
Walter Wanderley
Maudlin of the Well
Osanna
Otis Rush
Sun Caged
Cairo
Magellan
The Tangent
Kaipa
Agents of Mercy
Roine Stolt
Trapeze
Tunnels
Wobbler
Yezda Urfa
Alquin
Amagrama
Bark Psychosis
Kenso
Ruins
The Bears
Sun 0)))
Bubu
Cathedral
Acid Mothers Temple
Indexi
Tony Williams Lifetime
Cul de Sac
Mostly Autumn
Ozric Tentacles
Orange Goblin
Slint
Nurse With Wound
Fruup
Lindisfarne
The Left Banke
Absolute Zero
Univers Zero
Art Bears
Art Zoyd
Rational Diet
Magic Pie
Knight Area
Pallas
Arena
Dun
An Endless Sporadic
Discipline
Foetus
Garaj Mahal
McDonald & Giles
High Tide
John Fahey
Kiln
Jonpaul Flowers
Ravi Shankar (forgot him)
Russell Morris
Satchel
Scott Joplin
Sea Level
Shakti
Tania Leon
A Silver Mt. Zion
Spyro Gyra
Talk Talk
This Mortal Coil
Tiamat
Ulver
Xaviar Cugat
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... at you! Ha! It just keeps cumming... anyone who can get all these is truly a demi-God at the level of R&P user King Crimson.
Update 6: Darth, c'mon. Do you really think I'd get so worked up about... HOW THE **** CAN YOU ONLY GIVE TRANSATLANTIC A 6! YOU *******... just kidding. But do The Beach Boys really get a 0? :P
Update 7: You've really heard Astral Project, Darth? I didn't expect anyone to have heard them. They don't even have a wiki. :P
Update 8: Dammit Libby! I was going to put Kayak, Ange AND Giles, Giles, & Fripp, but I ran out of room! :P

Stumped you with 5bridgeS though. STUMPED YOU ALL! :P

I've heard of Current '93 too, I guess I'll look into it. It is my duty.
Update 9: Yes Libby, that would be biblical.
Update 10: Libby, if you do that, you will get BA. :P Unless someone else does it too, with the artists laid out nice and easy to read. :P
Update 11: I'll see what my Crimson magic can do about that bubble bath, Libby. It's a bit rusty... those chains of prison moons and whatnot. :P
Update 12: One more God-like edit, in which I give my ratings for the bands... AND ANSWER MY BQS! I will have truly conquered Y!A if I pull this off... ok, it'll be more than one edit. :P Robert Johnson - 7 Chuck Berry - 6 Ray Charles - 6 James Brown - 6 The Beatles - 10 The Rolling Stones - 8 The Who - 8 The... show more One more God-like edit, in which I give my ratings for the bands... AND ANSWER MY BQS! I will have truly conquered Y!A if I pull this off... ok, it'll be more than one edit. :P

Robert Johnson - 7
Chuck Berry - 6
Ray Charles - 6
James Brown - 6
The Beatles - 10
The Rolling Stones - 8
The Who - 8
The Kinks - 8
The Beach Boys - 9
Bob Dylan - 7
Stevie Wonder - 10
The Hollies - 7
The Animals - 6
The Byrds - 7
The Yardbirds - 7
The Zombies - 7
The Moody Blues - 9
Cream - 7
Procul Harum - 8
The Doors - 10
Jimi Hendrix - 9
Janis Joplin - 6
Frank Zappa - 10
Captain Beefheart - 8
Pink Floyd - 9
Deep Purple - 8
Arthur Brown - 7
Simon & Garfunkel - 5
T. Rex - 5
The Velvet Underground - 7
Bee Gees - 7
Grateful Dead - 6
Jefferson Airplane - 5
Love - 6
The Monkees - 5
Traffic - 6
Family - 6
Donovan - 7
Sly & The Family Stone - 8
Funkadelic - 7
Marvin Gaye - 6
Bill Withers - 6
Al Green - 5
Earth, Wind & Fire - 7
Otis Redding - 6
War - 6
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 7
The Band - 6
Spirit - 7
Update 13: Nirvana - 6 Pearl Jam - 5 Stone Temple Pilots - 8 Beck - 7 Pantera - 6 Kyuss - 7 Tool - 9 Radiohead - 6 Dream Theater - 9 Porcupine Tree - 10 Spock's Beard - 10 The Flower Kings - 10 Transatlantic - 10 Neal Morse - 10 Kevin Gilbert - 10 Miriodor - 8 Echolyn - 9 Anekdoten - 8 Anglagard -... show more Nirvana - 6
Pearl Jam - 5
Stone Temple Pilots - 8
Beck - 7
Pantera - 6
Kyuss - 7
Tool - 9
Radiohead - 6
Dream Theater - 9
Porcupine Tree - 10
Spock's Beard - 10
The Flower Kings - 10
Transatlantic - 10
Neal Morse - 10
Kevin Gilbert - 10
Miriodor - 8
Echolyn - 9
Anekdoten - 8
Anglagard - 7
Enchant - 7
Queens of the Stone Age - 8
Muse - 8
Coldplay - 4
Arctic Monkeys - 6
Air - 6
The Dillinger Escape Plan - 6
Mastodon - 4
The White Stripes - 5
The Mars Volta - 5
Coheed & Cambria - 4
Riverside - 5
Incubus - 6
Isis - 7
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 8
Mogwai - 6
Tortoise - 7
Pelican - 5
Autechre - 6
Nas - 6
Tupac - 7
Geto Boys - 5
A Tribe Called Quest - 7
Mos Def - 6
Jurassic 5 - 6
Beardfish - 9
Phideaux - 8
Glass Hammer - 7
Symphony X - 6
Kamelot - 6
Firewind - 6
Stratovarius - 6
Pain of Salvation - 5
Andromeda - 7
Gordian Knot - 7
Planet X - 8
Liquid Tension Experiment - 7
Spiral Architect - 6
A Perfect Circle - 7
Rocket Scientists - 8
Frost* - 9

Palestrina - 7
Vivaldi - 7
Bach - 10
Update 14: Mozart - 10 Haydn - 8 Beethoven - 10 Chopin - 9 Bizet - 9 Erik Satie - 9 Mahler - 8 Mussorsky - 9 Debussy - 10 Ravel - 10 Stravinsky - 10 Prokofiev - 9 Tchaikovsky - 7 Bartok - 10 Berg - 9 Schurenberg - 4 Webern - 2 Aaron Copeland - 10 Sibelius - 9 George Gershwin - 10 Gustav Holst - 10 Dvorak... show more Mozart - 10
Haydn - 8
Beethoven - 10
Chopin - 9
Bizet - 9
Erik Satie - 9
Mahler - 8
Mussorsky - 9
Debussy - 10
Ravel - 10
Stravinsky - 10
Prokofiev - 9
Tchaikovsky - 7
Bartok - 10
Berg - 9
Schurenberg - 4
Webern - 2
Aaron Copeland - 10
Sibelius - 9
George Gershwin - 10
Gustav Holst - 10
Dvorak - 9
Samuel Barber - 9
Ginastera - 9
Varese - 8
Steve Reich - 10
Phillip Glass - 10

Django Reinhardt - 9
Louis Armstrong - 9
Billie Holiday - 9
Duke Ellington - 9
Dizzy Gilespie - 8
Miles Davis - 10
John Coltrane - 10
Thelonius Monk - 9
Charles Mingus - 10
Dave Brubeck - 8
Ornette Coleman - 7
Art Blakey - 7
Herbie Hancock - 9
Wes Montgomery - 8
Stan Getz - 9
Antonio Carlos Jobim - 9
Freddie Hubbard - 8
Sun Ra - 8
Pharaoh Sanders - 10
Mahavishnu Orchestra - 10
Return to Forever - 10
Weather Report - 10
Pat Metheny Group - 10
Allan Holdsworth - 10
Jean-Luc Ponty - 8
Yellowjackets - 7
Wynton Marsalis - 6
Astral Project - 7

5bridgeS - 7
White Willow - 8
Walter Wanderley - 5
Maudlin of the Well - 6
Update 15: Jethro Tull - 9 Credence Clearwater Revival - 7 Led Zeppelin - 8 Black Sabbath - 8 King Crimson - 10 Yes - 9 Genesis - 10 Van der Graaf Generator - 9 Gentle Giant - 10 Emerson, Lake & Palmer - 9 Soft Machine - 9 Caravan - 8 Gong - 7 Renaissance - 8 Strawbs - 9 Camel - 9 Can - 8 Hawkwind - 7 Henry... show more Jethro Tull - 9
Credence Clearwater Revival - 7
Led Zeppelin - 8
Black Sabbath - 8
King Crimson - 10
Yes - 9
Genesis - 10
Van der Graaf Generator - 9
Gentle Giant - 10
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - 9
Soft Machine - 9
Caravan - 8
Gong - 7
Renaissance - 8
Strawbs - 9
Camel - 9
Can - 8
Hawkwind - 7
Henry Cow - 7
Tangerine Dream - 7
John Lennon - 9
Paul McCartney - 8
George Harrison - 7
Ringo Starr - 6
Electric Light Orchestra - 9
Alice Cooper - 7
America - 6
Atomic Rooster - 8
Uriah Heep - 7
Wishbone Ash - 6
Blue Oyster Cult - 7
Bob Marley - 7
Peter Tosh - 5
Steel Pulse - 6
Soul Syndicate - 5
Jeff Beck - 6
Steely Dan - 10
Mike Oldfield - 9
The Residents - 7
Magma - 6
Gryphon - 8
Happy the Man - 8
Harmonium - 7
Jade Warrior - 6
Supertramp - 7
Rush - 8
Lou Reed - 7
Neil Young - 6
Eagles - 3
Bruce Springsteen - 3
Roxy Music - 6
Brian Eno - 9
The Stooges/Iggy & The Stooges/Iggy Pop - 8
David Bowie - 7
Elton John - 8
Peter Hammill - 9
Todd Rundgren - 7
Kraftwerk - 6
Kate Bush - 7
10cc - 6
Update 16: Peter Gabriel - 9 Steve Hackett - 8 Kansas - 6 Premiata Forneria Marconi - 7 Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - 8 Focus - 7 The Alan Parsons Project - 7 Styx - 5 Journey - 4 Boston - 6 Aerosmith - 3 KISS - 3 ABBA - 7 Queen - 6 Starcastle - 6 Klaatu - 7 U.K. - 10 Asia - 7 Joe Satriani - 7 Steve Vai -... show more Peter Gabriel - 9
Steve Hackett - 8
Kansas - 6
Premiata Forneria Marconi - 7
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - 8
Focus - 7
The Alan Parsons Project - 7
Styx - 5
Journey - 4
Boston - 6
Aerosmith - 3
KISS - 3
ABBA - 7
Queen - 6
Starcastle - 6
Klaatu - 7
U.K. - 10
Asia - 7
Joe Satriani - 7
Steve Vai - 6
Michael Jackson - 5
Donna Summer - 5
Ministry - 6
Television - 6
The Ramones - 3
The Clash - 5
Black Flag - 7
Bad Brains - 6
Agent Orange - 6
The Police - 8
Talking Heads - 7
Oingo Boingo - 8
The Flaming Lips - 6
R.E.M. - 5
U2 - 4
Madonna - 4
AC/DC - 8
Judas Priest - 6
Iron Maiden - 7
Metallica - 9
Death - 9
Megadeth - 7
Slayer - 6
Anthrax - 4
Exodus - 4
Testament - 5
Adrian Belew - 7
Queensryche - 7
Fates Warning - 6
Marillion - 7
IQ - 6
Saga - 6
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 7
Mr. Bungle - 6
Faith No More - 7
Ween - 8
Stereolab - 7
Cynic - 8
Atheist - 6
Meshuggah - 7
Fear Factory - 7
Green Day - 5
Helmet - 5
The Prodigy - 7
Nine Inch Nails - 8
Soundgarden - 9
Alice in Chains - 7
Temple of the Dog - 7
Update 17: Osanna - 6 Otis Rush - 4 Sun Caged - 5 Cairo - 6 Magellan - 6 The Tangent - 6 Kaipa - 6 Agents of Mercy - 5 Roine Stolt - 8 Trapeze - 6 Tunnels - 6 Wobbler - 7 Yezda Urfa - 6 Alquin - 6 Amagrama - 7 Bark Psychosis - 7 Kenso - 6 Ruins - 7 The Bears - 6 Sun 0))) - 7 Bubu - 7 Cathedral - 5 Acid... show more Osanna - 6
Otis Rush - 4
Sun Caged - 5
Cairo - 6
Magellan - 6
The Tangent - 6
Kaipa - 6
Agents of Mercy - 5
Roine Stolt - 8
Trapeze - 6
Tunnels - 6
Wobbler - 7
Yezda Urfa - 6
Alquin - 6
Amagrama - 7
Bark Psychosis - 7
Kenso - 6
Ruins - 7
The Bears - 6
Sun 0))) - 7
Bubu - 7
Cathedral - 5
Acid Mothers Temple - 5
Indexi - 5
Tony Williams Lifetime - 7
Cul de Sac - 7
Mostly Autumn - 5
Ozric Tentacles - 8
Orange Goblin - 6
Slint - 6
Nurse With Wound - 7
Fruup - 7
Lindisfarne - 7
The Left Banke - 7
Absolute Zero - 6
Univers Zero - 7
Art Bears - 6
Art Zoyd - 5
Rational Diet - 5
Magic Pie - 6
Knight Area - 6
Pallas - 6
Arena - 6
Dun - 6
An Endless Sporadic - 7
Discipline - 7
Foetus - 5
Garaj Mahal - 6
McDonald & Giles - 8
High Tide - 7
John Fahey - 6
Kiln - 5
Jonpaul Flowers - 7
Ravi Shankar (forgot him) - 7
Russell Morris - 5
Satchel - 4
Scott Joplin - 7
Sea Level - 6
Shakti - 8
Tania Leon - 7
A Silver Mt. Zion - 6
Spyro Gyra - 7
Talk Talk - 7
This Mortal Coil - 7
Tiamat - 4
Ulver - 5
Update 18: Xaviar Cugat - 4 3 - 4 BQ: Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (So What) King Crimson - Red (Starless) Jon Coltrane - My Favorite Things (My Favorite Things) Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring Transatlantic - SMPT:e (All of the Above) BQ2: Bruce Springsteen (I’m on Fire) Eagles (Life in the Fast Lane) The... show more Xaviar Cugat - 4
3 - 4

BQ:
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (So What)
King Crimson - Red (Starless)
Jon Coltrane - My Favorite Things (My Favorite Things)
Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring
Transatlantic - SMPT:e (All of the Above)

BQ2:
Bruce Springsteen (I’m on Fire)
Eagles (Life in the Fast Lane)
The Ramones (I Wanna Be Sedated)
KISS (God of Thunder)
Aerosmith (Living on the Edge)

BQ3: Now I did.
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