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: Bob Dylan
Listen: The Replacements, "Bastards of Young"
Listen: Bob Dylan, "Masters of War"
Listen: Prince, "When Doves Cry"
Listen: Doomtree, "Flex"