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NPR's 50 Band Challenge

I thought this was interesting in one of those "Facebook list making exercise" ways...NPR's Bob Boilen was challenged by a friend to list 50 bands he'd seen. In that list, he only included bands he's seen as a fan, not ones he's covered. He made it to 101 before giving up. He then asked readers of the All Songs Considered blog to write a comment and include their lists. I made it 70 before I ran out of space, so I decided to expand upon that list here, and ask readers to make their lists, as well.

My list (in no particular order)
  1. Harry Connick, Jr
  2. Sting
  3. Concrete Blonde
  4. They Might Be Giants
  5. Urban Dance Squad
  6. Squeeze
  7. Neil Finn
  8. Better than Ezra
  9. Cowboy Mouth
  10. Tool
  11. G Love (no Special Sauce)
  12. 7 Mary 3
  13. Tool
  14. Tricky
  15. DJ Spooky
  16. Plastilina Mosh
  17. Third Eye Blind
  18. Cracker
  19. Snoop Dogg
  20. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  21. The Walkmen
  22. The National
  23. Ani DiFranco
  24. Indigo Girls
  25. Sarah Maclachlan
  26. Natalie Merchant
  27. The Cardigans
  28. Liz Phair
  29. The Finn Brothers
  30. Shudder to Think
  31. Built to Spill
  32. Ra Ra Riot
  33. Andrew Bird
  34. St. Vincent
  35. Bob Mould
  36. Jenny Owen Youngs
  37. Jenny Lewis
  38. Rilo Kiley
  39. Death Cab for Cutie
  40. Ben Gibbard
  41. David Bazan
  42. Regina Spektor
  43. Fountains of Wayne
  44. TV on the Radio
  45. Paolo Nutini
  46. DJ Shadow
  47. Modest Mouse
  48. Asleep at the Wheel
  49. Noah & the Whale
  50. Musee Mecanique
  51. Tilly & the Wall
  52. The Black Kids
  53. Mates of State
  54. Depeche Mode
  55. Erasure
  56. Cursive
  57. Telekinesis
  58. Toad the West Sprocket
  59. Das Ich
  60. Brian Jonestown Massacre
  61. Longwave
  62. Bloc Party
  63. Los Campesinos!
  64. Stars
  65. Travis
  66. The Swell Season
  67. Damien Rice
  68. Cat Power
  69. Grizzly Bear
  70. The Doves
  71. Ingrid Michaelson
  72. Rachel Yamagata
  73. The Shins
  74. My Morning Jacket
  75. Laura Gibson
  76. Tallest Trees
  77. Cheap Trick
  78. Fleet Foxes
  79. Iron & Wine
  80. Electric 6
  81. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  82. Thao Nguyen
  83. Exit Clov
  84. Basia Bulat
  85. Ted Leo
  86. The Waco Brothers
  87. Matt Pond PA
  88. Madeline Peyroux
  89. Metric
  90. M. Doughty
  91. An Horse
  92. The Hold Steady
  93. Tokyo Police Club
  94. New Pornographers
  95. Destroyer
  96. April Smith
  97. Ari Hest
  98. Ben Folds
  99. Vampire Weekend
  100. Billy Bragg
  101. J. Roddy Walston & the Business
  102. The Magnetic Fields
  103. John Legend
  104. Raphael Saadiq
  105. The Reserves
  106. Honor by August
  107. The Beanstalk Library
  108. Vandaveer
  109. of Montreal
I'm sure there are more, but this is a good start

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