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The_Fox

21. Posted:

The most important band in the world right now? That's kind of impossible to answer. You need perspective to be able to figure something like that out, and that comes with time.

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Depeche Mode are true pioneers.

I respect them for not being a traditional band -- the synthesizer creates almost limitless freedom and they even go hunting for new sounds at places like junkyards by smashing things or capturing the explosion of fireworks just to record it and manipulate it later. On later albums, they would use guitars for extra flavor on some songs, but they never abandoned their electronic roots.

I also like that they aren't critcs' darlings like U2. Both bands started about the same time, but U2 was always more hungry for mainstream approval. DM could care less about Grammys, Oprah, and iTunes commericals.

Also, they change the band's logo with each new record which is rare.

In regards to Radiohead, if it wasn't for 80s bands like Depeche Mode, The Smiths, Talking Heads, Beastie Boys, Jane's Addiction, and The Cure we wouldn't have the alterantive radio that we have today. I like Radiohead, but you got to respect the elders who paved the way.

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Tis a difficult question indeed............but....... if were talking bands from the past 5-10 years then I've gotta agree with Kid_A and say Radiohead.They are probably the most influential band around.They have made songs that are quite radio friendly and almost mainstream to stuff that is just plain craaaaazy and that is what I love about em' and Thom Yorke's lyrics are just fantastic. You never know what to expect with their next albums (and at the time the same thing was said about the Beatles). As a group they are all fantastic musicians and willing to push the boundaries and take influences from all around the music spectrum.Obviously there are loads of bands around that could be considered but I think people will still listen to Radiohead in 50 years time and say WOW and that's what make them special IMO of course. Most influential of all time-- Gotta be The Beatles hasn't it? :-)

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Radiohead is certainly the most important current (ie., not disbanded) band in my mind.

Band member Johnny Greenwood wrote an incredible score for the film There Will Be Blood, by the way, which is more evidence of their greatness, as if that were needed.

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AlexSays

25. Posted:

Who or what is a radiohead?

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Outrunner

26. Posted:

An elastic band?

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Lakitu_64

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For Rock, Heavy or Instrumental Band released albums:
Black Sabbath

Also try: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin & The Doors

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Chris_Davis

28. Posted:

Well to me the most important band in music is D12. But to many they are just a group of rappers, to me they are the best in music...
F**K Marshal LOL :D

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Modern_Legend

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Outrunner wrote:

An elastic band?

Rubber bands ftw, i was actually gonna say that to be Punny, but u beat me to it XD

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Kid_A

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@Jerichoholic Josh: Music right now doesn't suck, you're just not looking in the right places. There's a metric ****ton of great music being made, it just doesn't make the radio most of the time.

Agreed.

I didn't think I was being vaugue with my question. Sure, you could say that The Jonas Brothers are the most influential band out there, but that's obviously not true.

What band out there is constantly innovating and changing the way we think about music? How bout that?

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Kid_A

31. Posted:

For Pete's sake people, I've said it a thousand times (read: three), I mean the most influential band in the world RIGHT NOW! The Beatles disbanded. They don't make albums any more. You can't say them.

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Spoony_Bard

32. Posted:

Dethklok - The world's greatest cultural force!

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RJay

33. Posted:

blink-182 (don't laugh...)

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Modern_Legend

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Kid_A wrote:

For Pete's sake people, I've said it a thousand times (read: three), I mean the most influential band in the world RIGHT NOW! The Beatles disbanded. They don't make albums any more. You can't say them.

Calm down lol dont shoot anyone, chill lol. Some people may have misinterpreted, just looking at the title it says best band in the world, u shud add the right now part somewhere, cuz that is quite misleading to what u actually want lol

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Kid_A

35. Posted:

Vendetta wrote:

Kid_A wrote:

RJay wrote:

I think judging by your username...you are a bit biased...just a bit...

Just a teeny tiny bit. I think Arcade Fire is quite influential, though. Even Coldplay's ripped them off a bit.

Kid_A, you're on point with Radiohead, but Arcade Fire? ARCADE FIRE? C'mon, what have they got, like 3 decent songs? I can't imagine people 10 or even maybe 5 years from now saying, "yeah, those Arcade Fire guys really tore it up!" They'll end up in the same place as Modest Mouse, and hopefully the downward-spiralling, increasingly disappointing Coldplay.

Mark my words. The Arcade Fire. Oh, and I'm actually getting increasingly impressed with Coldplay. I thought their first three albums were garbage, Radiohead rip-offs. But Viva La Vida? That's a goodass album, right there. And their new EP? Pretty darn good. I'm not saying they even touch the all time greatest musicians or anything, but I think they're getting better.

Clearly we have different views because, between you and me, I'm actually a Modest Mouse fan as well. A Pixies rip off? A little bit. But I don't think their crap or anything. In fact I'm seeing them in concert this August.

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Wiiloveit

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I'm gonna go ahead and nominate the Jackson Four.

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37. Posted:

@Wiiloveit

You win. :p

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Will

38. Posted:

Two words. Rory. Gallager.

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39. Posted:

Kid_A wrote:

@Wiiloveit

You win. :p

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Adenn_Solus

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the beatles.some people actually think their song "helter skelter" influenced the creation of metal

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