Favourite & Least Favourite Bands



So, what do other Smiths/Morrissey fans listen to
besides the aforementioned geniuses?  :)
Why, peruse the below featured facts and find out!

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MOPE SURVEY, SPRING 1996
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#3.  Favorite bands besides the Smiths or Morrissey
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1.   Suede  (32/8)
2.   The Cure  (28/10)
3.   Gene  (24/6)
4.   REM  (22/6)
5.   Stone Roses  (18/5)
6.   Blur  (17/5)
7.   Radiohead  (16/6)
8.   Pulp  (12/4)
9.   Oasis  (11/5)
10.  Depeche Mode  (10/4)
11.  Joy Division  (10/3)
12.  Violent Femmes  (8/3)
13.  (tie) Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds  (8/2)
13.  (tie) Bjork  (8/2)
15.  (tie) James  (7/3)
15.  (tie) Beastie Boys  (7/3)
17.  (tie) U2  (7/2)
17.  (tie) Catherine Wheel  (7/2)
17.  (tie) New Order  (7/2)
17.  (tie) Nirvana  (7/2)
21.  (tie) The Beatles (6/2)
21.  (tie) Charlatans  (6/2)
21.  (tie) Cocteau Twins  (6/2)
21.  (tie) Echo & the Bunnymen (6/2)
21.  (tie) Portishead (6/2)
26.  Beautiful South (5/3)
27.  (tie) The Pixies (5/2)
27.  (tie) Seal (5/2)
29.  (tie) Leonard Cohen, the Cranes, Roxy Music/Bryan
       Ferry, Eurythmics/Annie Lennox, Hot House Flowers,
       the Sundays, Blumfeld, Kate Bush, Fleetwood Mac (5/1)
38.  (tie) Felt (4/2)
38.  (tie) Tindersticks (4/2)
40.  (tie) Housemartins, Orbital, Midnight Oil, Jane's Addiction,
       The Clash, Nine Inch Nails, Tori Amos, New Model Army,
       Crowded House, the B-52's  (4/1)
50.  (tie) Bluetones, Waterboys, Dead Milkmen, Auteurs,
       Mighty Might Bosstones, Sex Pistols, Madonna,
       Marc Almond, The Who, Lloyd Cole, C.S.I.  (3/1)
61.  (tie) Leftfield, Cypress Hill, Moby, Led Zeppelin,
       Replacements, Matthew Sweet, Sonic Youth, the Kinks,
       Jeff Buckley (2/1)
70.  (tie) Ocean Blue, Elvis Presley, Alan Parsons Project,
       Supergrass, Porno for Pyros, Billy Bragg, PJ Harvey,
       Elastica, Pet Shop Boys, Jesus and Mary Chain  (1/1)

Yes, well...

So, what do we as a group think kind of... sucks?

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MOPE SURVEY, SPRING 1996
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#4.  Least fave bands/artists
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1.   Michael "the Hand the Rocks the Cradle" Jackson  (26/6)
2.   (tie) Bon Jovi  (21/5)
2.   (tie) Green Day  (21/5)
4.   Hootie and the Blowfish  (19/5)
5.   Mariah Carey  (19/4)
6.   Pearl Jam  (16/4)
7.   (tie)  Boyz II Men  (11/3)
7.   (tie)  Silverchair  (11/3)
9.   (tie)  Whitney Houston  (10/3)
9.   (tie)  Live  (10/3)
11.  Alanis Morrissette  (10/2)
**perhaps we're just mad about finding Morrissey CD's in her bin?**
12.  Phish  (9/2)
13.  Collective Soul  (8/2)
14.  (tie) Oasis, East 17, The Cure, Barry White, Guns N Roses,
       Van Halen, Dave Matthews Band, Pink Floyd, Boston,
       the Hooters, Roxette  (5/1)
25.  (tie) Smashing Pumpkins, Bush, Foo Fighters, Soul Asylum,
       Grateful Dead, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Blur, Simply Red, Nirvana,
       Rage Against the Machine, the Tractors, Genesis, Kansas,
       Sheryl Crow, Lush  (4/1)
40.  (tie) KMFDM, Pulp, Take That, Madonna, Aerosmith, Korn,
       Stone Temple Pilots, Ace of Base, Chicago, DJ Bobo,
       the Rembrandts, the Bee Gees, Metallica  (3/1)

No real big surprises I suppose.

Next... you may have noticed some duplication between the
faves and not so faves.  So did I.  I've ranked them by the
descending similarity between their scores, so I can call
this little chart...

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THE BANDS/ARTISTS SMITHS/MORRISSEY FANS
AS A GROUP LOVE TO HATE
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1.  Madonna  (#50 Liked, #40 Disliked)
2.  Nirvana  (#17 Liked, #25 Disliked)
3.  Oasis  (#9 Liked, #14 Disliked)
4.  Pulp  (#8 Liked, #40 Disliked)
5.  Blur  (#6 Liked, #25 Disliked)
6.  The Cure  (#2 Liked, #14 Disliked)
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Perhaps these are the bands we can agree to disagree about?
I believe its largely a coincidence that they just happen
to reflect inversely their own chart positions on the fave list.
(although the fave list's higher voter turnout doesn't hurt)



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