So, the first list is 'Top 20 Favourite Bands' and this proved to be more difficult than I expected because a)what did they mean by 'band'? exclusively rock groups or are girl groups and boy bands included here as well? and b) do I even like 20 bands?
To answer these questions:
2) I took a leap and said yes to pop groups being included here. It's my list so, whatevs.
b) Turns out, I don't.
On to the list then.
- Coldplay: need I say more? It's going to be a requirement that any future love interests must love them too (or at least be willing to go to their shows with me).
- Take That: 10 years ago I didn't really know them. 8 years ago, I hated them. Now, I consider them one of the best groups around.
- ABBA: defined my 90s childhood and early noughties teen years.
- Duran Duran: Oh, to be a teen in the 80s *le sigh*
- End Of Fashion: underrated band. Their second album, Book of Lies, was the soundtrack to my first year at uni.
- Eskimo Joe: 2006 was the year of the Eskimos for me. I think I listened to Black Fingernails, Red Wine every night that year. Such a perfect album.
- Florence and the Machine: they're a band, everybody! Flawless and perfect.
- Franz Ferdinand: A Scottish tour de force. Best memory is opening the first pages of 'A Clockwork Orange' played along side 'The Fallen'.
- Queen: because of reasons.
- Girls Aloud: one of the greatest girl groups to hail from the UK.
- Bee Gees: those harmonies tho.
- Scissor Sisters: I love their campy weirdness. Plus, I much prefer their version of 'Comfortably Numb' to Pink Floyd's original.
- Sugababes: Like Girls Aloud, you know a group is good when their b-sides are just as coveted as their a-sides.
- U2; I debated putting them here but 'New Year's Day' kind of sealed the deal for me.
- The xx: too soon? Maybe.
- Phoenix: Dug up their back catalogue post- Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
That's all I have for now. Let me know if you agree/disagree/ are raging about my choices on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or in the comments