By Master_Prophet 34 Comments
So Rock Band 3 is out, and it's taken over my life...as expected. With that said, I've compiled a list of what I feel are the top ten artists that should be in this game, and why it's a shame that they aren't. You can agree or disagree, but remember this is my opinion:
1. CKY - CKY has been my second favorite band of all time for nearly ten years now. Ever since I heard "96 Quite Bitter Beings" during my middle school years, I've been hooked on the intense guitar riffs and the CKY sound. No other band sounds like this band, and that's what makes them one of the best. There's a multitude of songs to choose from here, and while I would recommend any CKY songs, the musts are pretty obvious: "96 Quite Bitter Beings" , "Rio Bravo", "Flesh Into Gear", "Escape From Hellview", and "Disengage the Simulator" are all musts.
2. Alkaline Trio: Arguably another one of the great punk bands that hasn't seen the light of day in any music game yet, Alkaline Trio has been pumping out quality music for almost fifteen years now. While I'm not a fan of 2008's "Agony & Irony", litterally any song from any other album would be tremendous. Some musts are: "Private Eye", "Southern Rock", "'97", "We've Had Enough", "This Addiction", "Stupid Kid", and "Donner Party (All Night)".
3. U2: Seriously? I can't believe we've had this many music games in five years, and no one has touched the U2 discography. While their music in the 90's is questionable at best, their early work is some of the best music you can ever hear, and anything would be welcome from them. Musts would be: "With or Without You", "Beautiful Day", "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "Where The Streets Have No Name", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me", and "One".
4.Thursday: Two words: "Full Collapse". One of the greatest albums of all time (in my opinion, I can't stress that enough here), I'd really like to see any Thursday, but especially anything off that epic album. Thursday is one of the first screamo bands that I heard, and turned me on to the genre. Musts: "Cross Out The Eyes", "A Hole In The World", "Understanding In a Car Crash", "War All The Time", "Signals Over The Air", and "Counting 5-4-3-2-1"
5. Further Seems Forever: Also known as the band that started Chris Carabba's career, FSF is one of the better and more talented indie bands from the past ten years. With the announment of their recent reunion tour, I'd like to see some great songs here added in. Musts are: "The Moon Is Down", "Madison Prep", "How to Start a Fire", "Pride War", "Light Up Ahead", "Like Someone You Know", and "Justice Prevails".
6. Something Corporate & Jack's Mannequin: Andrew McMahon is a genius. I put both his bands in one pick because they are both just simply amazing. And now that Rock Band has the keyboard ability, it would get quite a good work out. Songs that are musts include: "Space", "If U C Jordan", "Watch the Sky!", "Only Ashes", "I Woke Up In A Car", "The Mixed Tape", and "I'm Ready".
7. Boys Night Out: One of the few Canadian Rock Bands I enjoy, Boys Night Out are currently on a hiatus, but that doesn't mean there's quite a few good songs to choose from here that would make great screamo/metal choices: "The Only Honest Love Song", "A Torrid Love Affair", "Composing", "Medicating", "Up With Me", and "Sketch Artist Composite".
8. Ac/Dc: Yes I know, we have the live track pack...but since I never got one of those codes I'm not counting that. I want real, master track's of Ac/Dc songs. Musts are: "Sin City", "Back in Black", "Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap)", "T.N.T.", "Highway to Hell", "Lets Get It Up", and "Shoot to Thrill".
9. Bayside: Bayside has been rocking for a few years here, and there's a few good quality tunes that I'd love to hear. Some good guitar solo work too: "Devotion and Desire", "A Call to Arms", "Masterpiece", "The Ghost of St. Valentine", and "The Walking Wounded".
10. Horse The Band and Arsonists Get All The Girls: I put both these bands together because they are Nintendocore. They use 8-bit keyboards, which is incredibly awesome. Some good tunes I'd like to see are: "The Failure of All Things", "Cutsman", "The 42nd Ego" and "Save The Castle, Screw the Princess".
So there are my ten hopefulls...what are yours?