Thursday, July 21, 2005

XFM Poll: Muse is Greatest Indie Band Evaaaah!

According to listeners of the UK's XFM (not to be confused with XM Satellite Radio here in the colonies) the greatest indie band in the world right now is Muse. The Radiohead sound-alike band found mainstream success here in the States throughout the past year with the singles 'Time is Running Out' and 'Stockholm Syndrome.'

The XMF Greatest Indie Band Vote asked listeners to rate their favorite musicians in the realms of vocals, drums, guitar and bassist. From there, the plan was to combine the top vote-getters of each category in order to make the best hypothetical indie band. Since Muse musicians topped all four categories (Matt Bellamy took both the singer and guitarist slots), essentially the greatest indie band is the non-hypothetical, already existent Muse.

Runner-ups included:

Thom Yorke (Radiohead)
Liam Gallagher (Oasis)

Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
Noel Gallagher (Oasis)

Andy Bell (Oasis)
Mani (The Stone Roses / Primal Scream)

Dave Grohl (Nirvana)
Phil Selway (Radiohead)

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