Musician Recommendations: Bands/Groups

Beatles, The

Beatles, The

Groundbreaking band from Liverpool, England. Consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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This musician is recommended by Morgan, Julie, Holly, Meaghan, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian

A large and somewhat adorable Scottish band, Belle and Sebastian produces melodic, folksy, and upbeat music with a wide range of intruments, heavily influenced by 1960's pop.

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This musician is recommended by Julie, Bonster, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Decemberists, The

Decemberists, The

Led by Colin Meloy, the Decemberists are a Portland, Oregon-based indie band whose quaint, melodic tunes tell epic tales of soldiers, trapeze artists, and chimney sweeps.

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This musician is recommended by Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

A Scottish band comprising Alex, Nick, Paul and Bob, most well-known for their single Take Me Out, Franz Ferdinand have taken the UK and much of the world by storm with their first album, winning the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2004.

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This musician is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Nicole, Julie, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Garbage

Garbage

Garbage is made up of Shirley Manson, Butch Vig, Steve Marker, and Duke Erikson. They have just released their fourth album, and ten years after releasing their debut they're still going strong.

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This musician is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Bonster, Julie, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals hail from Burlington, Vermont. The band formed when Potter met drummer Matt Burr at St. Lawrence College. They were soon joined by Scott Tournet, and eventually Bennt Yurco and former Ryan Adams and the Cardinals bassist, Catherine Popper. The band mixes a great blend of rock and blues, with Potter's voice being compared to Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, and Bonnie Raitt.

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This musician is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Green Day

Green Day

Green Day consists of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Tre Cool. Uhhhhh..... they kick ass.

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This musician is recommended by Nicole, Holly, Bonster, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Killers, The

Killers, The

The Killers are an indie rock/new wave band from Las Vegas, Nevada, who formed in 2002. They released their first album, Hot Fuss, in 2004.

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This musician is recommended by Holly, Bonster, Nicole, Julie, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers

Situationist Welsh glam punk hard rock band which formed in the late 80s and released their first album in 1992. They lost a member when Richey Edwards disappeared in 1995 but continued releasing music without him. Their seventh album came out in 2004.

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This musician is recommended by Meaghan, Holly, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Metric

Metric

Metric is catchy, new wave-influenced indie dance pop with a fresh sound and creative, often political lyrics.

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This musician is recommended by Julie, Bonster, Holly, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Muse

Muse

Muse are an English trio hailing from the sleepy town of Teignmouth in Devon. The band consists of Matthew Bellamy (lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and pianist), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitarist) and Dominic Howard (drummer).

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This musician is recommended by Holly, Meaghan, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance

Based in New Jersey, My Chemical Romance is an alternative pop/rock and punk-pop band that has been compared to Thursday and, to a lesser degree, Cursive. Many of their songs are loud, fast, hyper, and aggressive, but My Chemical Romance's work also tends to be melodic and pop-minded.

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This musician is recommended by Brandon and Bonster.
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No Doubt

No Doubt

Formed in Orange County, CA in 1987 by John Spence and Eric Stefani. Later that year Spence took his own life and Gwen Stefani became the lead singer. Eric left just as Tragic Kingdom was to be released. This successful band now includes Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal and Adrian Young.

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This musician is recommended by Morgan, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Oasis

Oasis

Liam Gallagher's band got a bit of a boost when his brother Noel joined and started writing all their songs. They released their first album in 1994 and remain one of the biggest bands in Britain.

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This musician is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Radiohead

Radiohead

Oxford-based quintet that released their first album in 1993 and rose to fame on the success of the single "Creep." They seemed destined to be a one hit wonder, but in 1997, they released OK Computer, which is considered by many to be one of the greatest albums of all time. They are now thought of as one of the most innovative current rock bands.

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This musician is recommended by Meaghan, Julie, Holly, Morgan, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Save Ferris

Save Ferris

Hailing from Orange County, California this ska band released two albums before splitting up in 2002.

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This musician is recommended by Morgan, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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She & Him

She & Him

She & Him is a pop duo with Zooey Deschanel being the she and M. Ward being the him. The two began working together when Ward asked to hear the songs Deschanel had written. Impressed with her demos, he produced and arranged their first album, Volume One. They have since released their second album, Volume Two.

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This musician is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Shins, The

Shins, The

The Shins are a musical group comprising singer and guitarist James Russell Mercer, keyboardist/guitarist Martin Crandall, bassist Dave Hernandez, and drummer Jesse Sandoval. Their sound is commonly described as indie rock, drawing on several musical genres including pop (in the tradition of The Beach Boys), alternative, country, and folk.

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This musician is recommended by Holly, Julie, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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Smiths, The

Smiths, The

The Smiths combined Morrissey's poignant and witty lyrics with Johnny Marr's sharp guitar pop. They remain one of the most influential and memorable British groups of the 1980s.

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This musician is recommended by Julie, Holly, Meaghan, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol

Snow Patrol is made up of Gary Lightbody, Paul Wilson, Jonny Quinn, Nathan Connolly and Tom Simpson. Their first incarnation was as early as 1994, under the name Shrug, which eventually became Polar Bear but due to copyright, had to change their name to Snow Patrol. However, though there was small sucess the band did not make it big until the release of the single "Run" in 2003 and since then have released two very sucessful albums with more to come.

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This musician is recommended by Holly and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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U2

U2

Formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland, U2 is still going strong with the same lineup they've had since releasing their first album, Boy, in 1980. They are currently The Biggest Band in the World (TM).

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This musician is recommended by Meaghan, Bonster, Morgan, Holly, Julie, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Verve, The

Verve, The

They released their first album in 1993, split up shortly after releasing their second album in 1995, re-formed to release their third album in 1997 and became rather well-known for a while through the single "Bitter Sweet Symphony," then officially split up again in 1999. In 2004 they released a greatest hits compilation but they show no signs of getting back together again.

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This musician is recommended by Meaghan, Holly, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Wainwright, Rufus

Wainwright, Rufus

Singer, songwriter, and talented pianist Rufus Wainwright sings in a smooth, hypnotic voice over complex and often theatrical compositions.

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This musician is recommended by Julie, Bonster, Holly, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Weezer

Weezer

Weezer is an American alternative rock band. Formed on February 14, 1992, they have released five full length albums, an EP, a DVD, and a two-disc set, deluxe remastered edition of their debut album with the addition of b-sides and imports. Their latest album, entitled Make Believe, was released on May 10, 2005.

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This musician is recommended by Bonster, Morgan, Julie, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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White Stripes, The

White Stripes, The

Jack and Meg White are not actually brother and sister. They are, however, a blues-rock duo which has released five albums since 1999. Meg plays drums, Jack plays guitar and sings.

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This musician is recommended by Meaghan, Holly, Julie, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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