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Dark Enlightenment

I was bored and taking a break from writing my hacky music, and this what happened. 


A nerdy list. 


The most skilled rock bands ever by musician competency according to consensus opinion of average ranking according to; Ranker, which essentially mimics all other lists in aggregate.  


Point System  


Take average place on list : 


•Places 1-100 in; Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Singing are given points for place. (100 for 1st, 1 for 100th)

•Top 100 given 25 point bonus

•Top 10 given 100 point bonus 

•No double bonus. 


Total divided by 4. 


[Example with Fleetwood Mac:  Stevie Nicks (3rd), Lindsay Buckinham (70th),  John McVie (20th), Mick Fleetwood (33rd). 278 rank points + 175 bonus = 453/4 = 113.25]


Results: 


* Had at least one member in a Top 10 position

** Had Multiple


1. Led Zeppelin: 791 = 197.75 **

2. Cream (Eric Clapton): 671 = 167.75 **

3. The Who: 603 = 150.75 **

4. Rush: 506 = 126.5 **

5. Queen: 506 = 126.5 **

6. Black Sabbath: 503 = 125.75 *

7. Pink Floyd: 496 = 124.00 *

8. Fleetwood Mac: 453 = 113.25 *

9. The Beatles: 375 = 93.75 

10. Van Halen (Sammy Hagar): 355 = 88.75 *

11. The Eagles:  348 = 87 
12. Jimi Hendrix:  346 = 86.5 
12. Metallica (Cliff Burton): 346 = 86.5 *
14. Prince:  340 = 85 *

15. Iron Maiden = 291 = 72.75 *
16. Guns N Roses:  301 = 75.25 
17. Deep Purple: 271 = 67.75 
18. King Crimson: 269 = 67.25 
19. Primus: 257 = 64.25 

20. Tool: 240 = 60 
21. Dreamtheater: 234 = 58.25 
22. Audioslave: 204 = 51 
23. ZZ Top: 199 = 49.75 
24. Phil Collins = 48 
25. ACDC: 187 = 46.75 
26. CCR: 184 = 46 
27. Aerosmith: 173 = 43.75 
28. Pantera: 171 = 42.75 
29. U2: 164 = 41 
30. Red Hot Chili Peppers: 161 = 40.25 

Notes: Prince ranked 14th without any support placing; 19th on guitar, 9th on vocals, and 85th on bass. The Beatles made the top 10 without any top 10 ranked members. Every member of Led Zeppelin was top 5 ranked.  Cliff Burton Metallica far outranked both Jason Newstead and Robert Trujio incarnations. Only Led Zeppelin, The Who, Black Sabbath, and Rush had every member place top 35 in at least one category. Cream had three key members Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, and Jack Bruce rank top 10. 


The Forum post is edited by Dark Enlightenment May 6
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Dark Enlightenment
My views. 


Rolling Stone's opinion mimicked by people. 


The cited source had John Entwhistle as the best bass player ever. The dude could play, but I Have heard his isolated bass lines.  Geezer Butler was top 10, and while Butler's NIB solo rocks, does it really match White Knuckle Ride?  Where is Matt Freeman on this list? 


Anyway, I was watching this when I got the idea for this thread. 


The Forum post is edited by Dark Enlightenment May 18
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