Results for - Is That A Single-Syllable Word Or A Band Name? Mmmm Hmmm...!

2,156 voters participated in this survey

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?

Caamp
2%
52 votes
Disq
2%
42 votes
Dumb
4%
93 votes
Foals (releasing music since 2006 saw them in concert earlier this year)
2%
34 votes
G.L.O.S.S. (acronym for Girls Living Outside Society's Sh*t [they were co-ed?;go figure!])
2%
35 votes
Gauche
2%
40 votes
Mourn
2%
41 votes
Murg (may be a Swedish word, as they're from Sweden)
1%
17 votes
Naps
2%
45 votes
Palm
3%
64 votes
Pill
2%
49 votes
Sass
2%
39 votes
Shaed (pronounced like"shade")
1%
21 votes
Snarls
1%
24 votes
Spoon (issuing music since 1994, named for the title of a song by another band with a one-syllable name: Can)
3%
53 votes
Sports (not to be confused with 1970's-'80's band The Sports of "Who Listens To The Radio?" fame)
1%
24 votes
Squid
2%
36 votes
Tool (longevity champs here, putting out tunes since 1991)
6%
132 votes
Weaves
2%
33 votes
Wrecks
2%
40 votes
All (not the band named All, but as in "all of the above" [and not a band by THAT name either!])
2%
34 votes
Not Applicable
77%
1,620 votes

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?

Yes
10%
214 votes
No
41%
868 votes
Not Applicable
48%
1,018 votes

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?

Yes
10%
211 votes
No
40%
840 votes
Not Applicable
50%
1,049 votes

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)
7%
142 votes
No
62%
1,312 votes
Unsure/Maybe/Not to my recollection
31%
646 votes
11/01/2019 Music 2156 49 By: jlrake

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