You would think the first cut from 48 to 30 would be easy. It was far from easy. There are some great artists already on the cut list.
The following artists are cut:
1) Air (Moon Safari -1998)-cyrus
2) Better Than Ezra (Deluxe-1995)-vegasgustan
3) Coldplay (Brothers and Sisters-1999)-cherry moon
4) Daft Punk (Homework -1997)-cyrus
5) Dubtribe Sound System (Bryant Street -1999)-cyrus
6) Jack Johnson (Brushfire Fairytales-2001)-vegasgustan
7) Jet (Get Born 2003)-hof
8) Jay Z (reasonable doubt-1996)-mo
9) Jimmy Eat World (Static Prevails-1996)-vegasgustan
10) Kanye West (college dropout-2004)-mo
11) Maximo Park (A Certain Trigger 2004)-nics
12) My Bloody Valentine (Glider - 1990)-mr. drinker
13) Perfect Circle (Mer De Noms 2000)-hof
14) Queens of the Stone Age (self titled 1998)-melina
15) The Black Crowes (Shake Your Money Maker-1990)-allison
16) The Killers (Hot Fuss 2004)-melina
17) The Verve (A Storm in Heaven - 1993)
18) Weezer (Weezer 'Blue Album'-1994)-vegasgustan
Why did these 18 get cut? Because I said so....
Many of Cyrus' nominees got cut only because I am not familiar with them. I know Cyrus personally and have no doubt these artists are worthy of inclusion... Cyrus aint no dummy. I have to cut and the ones I am not familiar.
Many got cut because they bring nothing new to their craft. Some of these artists are wonderful but are standing tall on the shoulders of giants... they are not innovative enough to survive this first cut.
Jay Z and Kanye were tough... but if I have to choose between Snoop, Kanye, Jay and Tribe Called Quest... Jay and Kanye lose. They are not as innovative as the other two.
So who survived?
1) Alanis Morrisette (jagged little pill-1995)-mo
2) Alice in Chains (Facelift-1990)-hof
3) Alicia Keys (Songs In A Minor -2001)-cyrus
4) Ani Difranco (Ani Difranco 1994)-hof
5) Beck - (Mellow Gold-1994)-hof
6) Ben Folds/Ben Folds Five (Self Titled-1995)-vegasgustan
7) Dave Mathews (Under the table and dreaming 1994)-hof
8) Dido (No Angel-1999)-dan
9) Eminem - (Infinite-1996)-hof
10) Fiona Apple (Tidal-1996)-dan
11) Foo Fighters (Self Titled-1995)-hof
12) Fugees (Blunted on reality-1994)-hof
13) Green Day (kerplunk-1992)-mo
14) Jeff Buckley (Grace-1994)-dan
15) Mary J Blige (My Life - 1994)-dana
16) Modest Mouse (This Is a Long Drive... 1996)-hof
17) Nirvanna (Nevermind-1991)-vegasgustan
18) Pavement (Slanted & Enchanted - 1992)-mr. drinker
19) Pearl Jam (Ten-1991)-hof
20) Radiohead (Pablo Honey 1993)-hof
21) Rage Against the Machine (Self Titled-1992)-hof
22) Sarah McLachlan (Touch Â 1990)-mr. drinker
23) Sigur Ros (Agaetis Byrjun-2001)-dan
24) Smashing Pumpkins (Gish-1991)-hof
25) Snoop Dog - (Doggystyle-1993)-hof
26) Stone Temple Pilots (Core-1992)-allison
27) Tool (Opiate 1992)-hof
28) Tori Amos (Little Earthquakes Â 1992)-mr. drinker
29) The White Stripes (Elephant-2003)-cyrus
30) Tribe Called Quest (People's Instinctive Travels...-1990)-hof
Next cut takes us to 20... stay tuned!