Results for - Is That A Single-Syllable Word Or A Band Name? Mmmm Hmmm...!
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I could have answered the title's quiestion with "Yes," but that may have confused the matter.
1. Looking at kinda hipster-ish music website Stereogum.com's list of the best new bands of 2019, I noticed a trend, though it has seemingly been one for several years: single-syllable word band names. Listed below are acts comprising at least two members and listed in Stereogum's best new bands lists from 2015 to this year and similarly-named acts on current airplay charts for U.S. commercial alternative, adult album alternative and active-or hard-rock radio formats. Which of them have you heard, heard of, or are at least intrigued to hear based on their names?
Foals (releasing music since 2006 saw them in concert earlier this year)
G.L.O.S.S. (acronym for Girls Living Outside Society's Sh*t [they were co-ed?;go figure!])
Murg (may be a Swedish word, as they're from Sweden)
Shaed (pronounced like"shade")
Spoon (issuing music since 1994, named for the title of a song by another band with a one-syllable name: Can)
Sports (not to be confused with 1970's-'80's band The Sports of "Who Listens To The Radio?" fame)
Tool (longevity champs here, putting out tunes since 1991)
All (not the band named All, but as in "all of the above" [and not a band by THAT name either!])
2. Single-syllable word band names aren't the only ones that can be so generic as to be confusing when music aficionados may be seeking their work. Perhaps this has changed in the internet age. Regardles of whomever you were looking up has/had a one-syllable word name, have you ever sought out music by a band whose name's frustratingly indistinct?
3. Have you ever had to explain to anyone that the name of a band whose music you like is, in fact, the name of a band and not you not knowing what you're talking about?
4. Can you think of any other bands you like whose names are single-syllable words or otherwise confusing, indistinct, generic or such?
Yes (and I may mention at least one I like in a comment)
Unsure/Maybe/Not to my recollection
11/01/2019 Music 2156 49 By: jlrake