Alternative Rock Band Face-Offs


The Top Ten

1 Nirvana vs Radiohead

Radiohead. They managed to progress beyond their big hit single and achieve creative control (a rare feat in the last 30 years). Also, they're still making great music today. - Gg2000

Radiohead. - airway

Radiohead is great but I like Nirvana better. - JCHOW

Radiohead - Camaro6

2 U2 vs R.E.M.

R.E.M. - airway

If you'd asked me at 15, I probably would have said U2, but nowadays I would go for R.E.M. - Gg2000

I have to go with R.E.M. - JCHOW

3 Pearl Jam vs Stone Temple Pilots

I've gotten more familiar with both recently, and I'm gonna go with Pearl Jam. Their music, to me, has more pathos. - Gg2000

I love both too much. - Soulstealer

Pearl Jam, I can’t get into Stone Temple Pilots.

Pearl Jam.

4 Soundgarden vs Alice In Chains

Soundgarden, but both are among my top 5 alternative bands - Alkadikce

Alice in Chains.

I love both, but I go with AIC. Layne was a fantastic singer. - Userguy44

No disrespect to the late great Chris Cornell but I'm going with AIC. (Another late great in Layne Staley.) - JCHOW

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5 Sonic Youth vs Pixies

Pixies. I love them because I realized that Black Francis can write a song with a great structure without making it too lengthy for its own good. - Gg2000

Sonic Youth, Pixies sounds just like anything I regularly hear - Alkadikce

Sonic Youth.
Pixies are more fun to listen to though.

Pixies - airway

6 Joy Division vs The Smiths

It used to be the Smiths, but a few months back, I bought Unknown Pleasures and I fell in love with it. So now, I'm going for Joy Division. - JCHOW

I'm not that interested in Post-Punk, but I'll go for the Smiths. - airway

The Smiths, definitely. - Gg2000

7 The Cure vs Smashing Pumpkins

I love the Pumpkins but I'm going with The Cure. - JCHOW

8 Red Hot Chili Peppers vs Jane's Addiction

Jane's Addiction. - Soulstealer

RHCP has more rivalry with Faith No More though - Alkadikce

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Camaro6

Jane's Addiction are cool but I'm going with the Chili Peppers - JCHOW

9 Foo Fighters vs Queens Of The Stone Age

Foo Fighters.

QOTSA. (I'm not a big fan of the Foo Fighters.) - JCHOW

10 Oasis vs Blur

The people who prefer Oasis over Blur are complete dumbasses. You are choosing a band that does nothing but plagiarize and rip off the Beatles and makes music for retarded dads. Blur however, they evolved over time and are much more original than Oasis, not to mention the band members of Blur are way more tolerable than the band members of Oasis. The people who say the "Battle of Britpop" was already over when it first started are right, Oasis could never stand a chance against Blur.

Definitely Blur! No offense to any Oasis fans, but I hate Oasis.

Again, 15 year old me would have definitely said Oasis, but nowadays I like Blur more, particularly because they evolved more over time and because they're better instrumentalists (particularly Graham and Alex). I think the main reason why Oasis took off is because Noel Gallagher is good at writing catchy hits. Otherwise, they probably wouldn't go anywhere. - Gg2000

Battle of the decade;I'll go for Oasis. - airway


The Contenders

11 The White Stripes vs The Black Keys

I'm going for The White Stripes because their music, to me, feels more fresh. The Black Keys are good too, though; I will admit that. - Gg2000

Black Keys are good but I'm going for White Stripes because I grew up with them. - JCHOW

Black Keys. - Userguy44

12 Faith No More vs Rage Against The Machine

(reminder: ignore the n thread. I was testing if this thing worked) - airway

Rage. (I do like Mike Patton but I'm more of a Mr. Bungle fan. - JCHOW

13 My Bloody Valentine Vs. Ride

Probably My Bloody Valentine. - Soulstealer

I'm not that familiar with Ride, so I'll go with MBV. - JCHOW

Fair enough. If you do want to get into Ride, though, I'd suggest starting with their first album, "Nowhere", and going from there. - Gg2000

I know MBV is well beloved, but I'm going with Ride. - Gg2000

14 Oasis vs. Arctic Monkeys

Oasis, merely because I can't bear Arctic Monkeys's sleepy uninterested vocals - Alkadikce

Arctic Monkeys - JCHOW

15 The Cure vs. The Smiths

It used to be The Cure, but now I think I like both of them equally.

The Cure. - JCHOW

16 R.E.M. vs. Pixies

Pixies. - JCHOW

17 Melvins vs Tad

I'm going with the Melvins. - JCHOW

18 Dinosaur Jr. Vs Pavement

I'm going for Pavement. Dinosaur Jr. is ok. - JCHOW

19 Suede vs. Pulp

Suede. Their original guitar player, Bernard Butler, was a whiz at writing guitar parts that were more interesting than just strumming the chords. - Gg2000

I don't care for Pulp very much, but I think Suede is pretty good, so I'll go with them - JCHOW

20 Butthole Surfers vs Ween

Ween. (But I also like the Butthole Surfers.) - JCHOW

21 The Strokes vs. The Libertines

Since I don't know who The Libertines are, I'm going with The Strokes. - JCHOW

22 Sonic Youth vs. Pavement
23 Franz Ferdinand vs. Bloc Party
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