The A-Z Of Obsession

I don’t usually bother with memes, but this one about choosing your favourite musicians from A to Z (from largehearted boy and previous sources) is fun, if agonizing. The distribution of great bands across letters of the alphabet is so cruelly uneven!

A: And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
B: Beck
c: Calla
D: Bob Dylan
E: Missy Elliott
F: Fugazi
G: Grandaddy
H: David Holmes
I: Interpol
J: Michael Jackson
K: Knifehandchop
L: Low
M: Mogwai
N: Neutral Milk Hotel
O: Outkast
P: Pixies
Q: Queen
R: Radiohead
S: Sonic Youth
T: Amon Tobin
U: U2
V: Velvet Underground
W: Wilco
X: Xiu Xiu
Y: Yo La Tengo
Z: Zwan

The list of honourable mentions which only narrowly lost out to these is so long I gave up typing it halfway.

3 comments

  1. Checkit!

    a tribe called quest

    beastie boys

    cat power

    de la soul

    el-p

    four tet

    gza

    kristin hersh

    interpol

    jan jelinek

    kruder & dorfmeister

    low

    madlib

    new order

    jim o’rourke

    pavement

    q-tip

    radiohead

    dj shadow

    talk talk

    unkle

    luke vibert

    wu-tang clan

    x-ecutioners

    yo la tengo

    zero 7

  2. Apples in Stereo

    Books

    Clash, The

    Death Cab For Cutie

    Essential Logic

    Faust

    Gang Of Four

    Helium (best I could come up with)

    Iron And Wine

    Jason Molina

    K Records (weeeeeeeeeeeee.. cop-out)

    LCD Soundsystem

    Modest Mouse

    New Pornographers

    Outkast

    Pavement

    Quasi (coup de grace, baby)

    Robert Johnson

    Scissor Sisters (at the moment at least)

    The, The (just because its a funny entry)

    Unicorns

    Velvet Underground

    Weezer (eh, why not)

    X (great band, and perfect for this entry)

    Yellownote (at least that one song is fun)

    Zorn, John (even bigger cop-out than K Records)

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