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Monsieur Melancholy proudly presents...








Welcome to The Greatest Musical Act of All Time voting tournament!

This tournament will effectively decide the greatest musical act of all time, as voted on by YOU, the members of Personality Cafe!

This thread will host all the nominations. My goal is to get 64, but if for some reason we cannot reach that number, we'll settle on 32.

Very basic rules/guidelines for the tournament:


- One nomination per poster. This way the most possible people have a chance to participate, and you can stick by your single nomination and encourage other users to vote for your personal selection as the Greatest Musical Act of All Time. In each poll, I will endeavor to mention your name alongside the musical act you have nominated. If your act wins the tournament, you will receive appropriate acclaim.

- Once 64 nominations have been reached (or otherwise, see above), the nominating period will be over and the brackets will be created.

- Each week, depending on how things go, I'll try to post two, maybe four polls for voting. Each poll will be open for exactly seven days, which should be enough time for everyone to get their votes in.

- As host of this tournament, I will NOT be personally voting, UNLESS there is a tie in a poll. In this event, I'll make the deciding vote.

- All known acts in the history of music in all genres are eligible to be nominated. This includes both groups and solo artists.

Any questions, feel free to ask in this thread or PM me!

And now, without further adieu, let the nominations BEGIN!

Have fun, everyone. :happy:

 
Perhaps this thread can be stickied? Just a suggestion/request.
 

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Definitely Pink Floyd. I want more out of an act than simple entertainment, so even if Pink Floyd is not the most entertaining band ever, I choose them for their - nowadays much needed - appreciation of the conceptual side of a musical act. And Pink Floyd's members are good musicians too, which is also very important.
 

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Is this vote by any means restricted to modern music? If not I´d be inclined to nominate either Beethoven, Ligeti, Prokofiev or Wagner.

In case this is alright: Beethoven. From his symphonies to a myriad ingenious piano sonatas, up to fantastic violin-piano duos (e.g. Kreutzer); this man has made it all and rendered timeless masterpieces. Though I am inclined to name an outstanding band like Pink Floyd, Beethoven is my man.
 

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Lots of Pink Floyd fans here I see. That's awesome.

Yes, @Orchidion, as I mentioned in the OP, any known act in the history of music from any genre is eligible. So consider Beethoven officially nominated. We'll see how he stands up against more modern acts. Should be intriguing.

Keep the nominations coming, guys.
 

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ok some others

Benny Goodman and Louis Armstrong...the best of Jazz

and how can we forget a boy named Cash, Johnny Cash

and another from classical music Richard Wagner
Only one nomination per poster though. I have you down for Queen.

These are great suggestions for others to nominate though.
 

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ok ,

I am going to un-nominate queen

and nominate Louis Armstrong. Is that Ok. This will be the last revision

too many choices...arghhhhh
That's what makes this thing fun. You only get one pick. It's like a pool of sorts.

Okay, I'll officially take Queen out of the current nominations and put you down for Louis Armstrong. Anyone else is free to renominate Queen now if they wish.
 

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I'm debating whether I should go with one that has a decent chance of going far (I'm thinking The Doors or Led Zeppelin) but if I do go with that it's not original, and even if I don't nominate them someone else probably will. So I'm also debating between some lesser known bands that are personal favorites of mine, even though they will definitely get clobbered in the first round against obvious picks like Queen or The Beatles.
 

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I'm debating whether I should go with one that has a decent chance of going far (I'm thinking The Doors or Led Zeppelin) but if I do go with that it's not original, and even if I don't nominate them someone else probably will. So I'm also debating between some lesser known bands that are personal favorites of mine, even though they will definitely get clobbered in the first round against obvious picks like Queen or The Beatles.
That's my predicament too. None of those bands you mentioned have been nominated though, so they're still free for the taking.
 

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Now that I know we can un-nominate, I am highly tempted to un-nominate Bob Dylan, nominate The Beatles, and the un-nominate them at the last minute.

If I didn't have to pay so much attention to this thread, I would totally do that.

It's not that I particularly dislike the Beatles, they've just always won just about every one of these tournaments I've seen on other sites and I want to see a different winner for a change.
 
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