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Who's the best from Minnesota?
The current results are:
Bob Dylan (1541 Votes)

Prince (818 Votes)


All-Time Best Band: The Replacements
All-Time Best Solo Artist:  Bob Dylan Vs. Prince
Best New Band: Doomtree

Sloppy-drunk assholes, the Replacements were a phenomenal (if self-destructive) punk/alternative band that was really mean to stewardesses (see “Waitress in the Sky”). C’est la vie, that’s what rockers do. They also earn major rock bona fides for firing guitarist Bobby Stinson, even though he was the brother of bassist Tommy Stinson. Awkward. | No category in our musically patriotic exercise was more contentious than Minnesota’s all-time best solo artist. Bob Dylan or Prince? Civil War durned near broke out in our offices, as half the staff started grunting in incomprehensible riddles and the other half donned assless purple trousers. Since we couldn’t decide, we figured we’d turn this musical Antietam over to our readers: vote above! | Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree are perhaps the most exciting new addition to the venerable Rhymesayers family, borrowing from hardcore punk (“Stand and Fall”) as much as from old-school rap lyrical daredevilry (“Flex”).

Video: The Replacements
Video: Prince
Video: Bob Dylan

Listen: The Replacements, "Bastards of Young"

Listen: Bob Dylan, "Masters of War"

Listen: Prince, "When Doves Cry"

Listen: Doomtree, "Flex"

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Re: Minnesota
I love Prince, but my admiration for Dylan goes beyond love.  In fact, there are times when I despise him!  At their best, Dylan's lyrics are great symbolist poetry, and can stand up even when compared with Yeats, Baudelaire, or Dylan's hero, Rambeau.'Masters of War' is a poor sample choice.  Anything from 'Bringing it All Back Home', 'Highway 61 Revisited', or 'Blond on Blond' would have been more representative of Dylan's acheivment.  Right now I'm humming 'Queen Jane, Approximately'.  An utterly unique sound that, like Jimi's guitar, has never been duplicated.
By Paul Q on 07/03/2008 at 2:49:44
Re: Minnesota
Prince v. Dylan is listed,  what about the mats v. husker du?
By hutchitl on 07/17/2008 at 9:58:48
Re: Minnesota
Dylan v. Prince should not be sparking controversy among knowledgeable music people.  To use a sports analogy, it's like Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron or Willie Mays being compared to Andre Dawson or Jim Rice or Gil Hodges.  One of the all-time greatest against one of the simply very very goods.
By alanlit96 on 07/30/2008 at 12:14:25

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