So every time I go on a hike with my brother, we generally try to amuse
ourselves with alphabet games. One of our favorites is naming two
different bands each for each letter of the alphabet. Last time, we added
a discussion on who we thought were the best bands for each letter.
These were my picks, with runner-ups.
|1||August Burns Red|
Runner-up: Anberlin (pretending that their new cd does not exist)
Runner-Up: Between the Buried and Me
|3||Coheed and Cambria|
Runner-Up: Circa Survive. A tough pick over Cyrus Fell Down and Circle Takes
Runner-Up: Death Cab For Cutie
Runner-Up: Explosions in the Sky
Yes I can count them as the same band. Runner-Up: The Fall of Troy. Four Year
Strong close 3rd, although it wouldn't be as close if TFOT had stopped after
Runner-Up: Gorillaz. Weak letter.
|8||House of Heroes|
Runner-Up: Haste the Day. Although I was close to switching it because I love
the new Haste the Day and am unhappy with the new HoH.
Runner-Up: Iron & Wine
|10||Jimmy Eat World|
Runner-Up: Jimi Hendrix. Or JFAC.
Runner-Up: Keane. Almost as weak a letter as G. Btw, I can't get into King
Crimson, so spare me.
Runner-Up: Lovedrug. Or Lovehatehero but based on just their first album.
|13||The Mars Volta|
Runner-Up: Mastodon/The Matches tie. And Matchbook Romance/Motion City
Soundtrack honorable mention. M is a beast of a letter.
Runner-Up: No Doubt
Runner-Up: Outkast. Kind of a weak letter.
|16||Protest the Hero|
Runner-Up: Portugal. The Man. Solid Letter.
Runner-Up: Queens of the Stone Age. With only 5 bands in my iTunes to
Runner-Up: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Runner-Up: Switchfoot. Probably the best letter after M. Tough picks.
Runner-Up: Tool. Taking Back Sunday honorable mention.
Runner-Up: The Used
Runner-Up: The White Stripes
Xiu Xiu is the only X band I have and I haven't gotten to them yet. So skip this
Runner-Up: Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Almost as bad a selection as Q.
Runner-Up: The Zombies. With only 4 bands to choose from...
Shoot I forgot #s.
Ok so for #s the winner is 10 Years, runner-up is 311.
Bear in my mind that all of this is just my opinion. Now lavish me with your
approval/derision/what have you.