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GulDukat
05-23-2019, 02:23 PM
One thing I loved about the old NIN board on the official website were the games. ETS is great, but I do miss threads like "Ask the poster below you a question," etc.

For this game, pick between two (or more) bands of a similar genre, or who were popular around the same time, or have an overlapping fan base. Add your own bands to battle if you want.

The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones
The Beatles vs. Elvis Presley
Led Zeppelin vs. Queen
Led Zeppelin vs. Black Sabbath
Aerosmith vs. KISS
Aerosmith vs. Van Halen
Van Halen vs. KISS
KISS vs. Aerosmith
The Who vs. The Doors
The Jimi Hendrix Experience vs. The Doors
Pearl Jam vs. Soundgarden
Pearl Jam vs Alice In Chains
Pearl Jam vs. Nirvana
Nirvana vs. Alice In Chains
Nirvana vs. Soundgarden
Soundgarden vs. Pearl Jam
Soundgarden vs. Alice In Chains
Mad Season vs. Temple of the Dog
Elvis Presley vs. Chuck Berry
Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Faith No More
Limp Bizkit vs. Creed
John Lennon solo vs. Paul McCartney solo/Wings
N.W.A. vs. Public Enemy
Metallica vs. Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses vs. Nirvana
Nine Inch Nails vs. Tool
Audioslave vs. Velvet Revolver
Bush vs. Live
Black Sabbath (Dio-era) vs. Ozzy solo

GulDukat
05-23-2019, 02:48 PM
One thing I loved about the old NIN board on the official website were the games. ETS is great, but I do miss threads like "Ask the poster below you a question," etc.

For this game, pick between two (or more) bands of a similar genre, or who were popular around the same time, or have an overlapping fan base. Add your own bands to battle if you want.

The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones Beatles, overall, but I prefer the early Stones
The Beatles vs. Elvis Presley Beatles, overall, but I prefer early Elvis
Led Zeppelin vs. Queen Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin vs. Black Sabbath Zeppelin
Aerosmith vs. KISS Aerosmith
Aerosmith vs. Van Halen I've always been more of a VH fan, but these days Aerosmith
Van Halen vs. KISS Van Halen
KISS vs. Aerosmith Aerosmith
The Who vs. The Doors The Doors
The Jimi Hendrix Experience vs. The Doors Hendrix, by a hair
Pearl Jam vs. Soundgarden Soundgarden
Pearl Jam vs Alice In Chains Alice In Chains
Pearl Jam vs. Nirvana Nirvana by a hair
Nirvana vs. Alice In Chains Alice In Chains
Nirvana vs. Soundgarden Soundgarden
Soundgarden vs. Pearl Jam Soundgarden
Soundgarden vs. Alice In Chains Soundgarden
Mad Season vs. Temple of the Dog TOTD
Elvis Presley vs. Chuck Berry Elvis, by a hair
Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Faith No More FNM
Limp Bizkit vs. Creed Creed
John Lennon solo vs. Paul McCartney solo/Wings John Lennon
N.W.A. vs. Public Enemy PE
Metallica vs. Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses vs. Nirvana Always been more of a GN'R fan, these days, Nirvana
Nine Inch Nails vs. Tool NIN
Audioslave vs. Velvet Revolver Audioslave
Bush vs. Live Bush for now
Black Sabbath (Dio-era) vs. Ozzy solo. Sabbath, but I've always been more of an Iommi fan Tha and Ozzy guy.

I like all these bands. This was kind of hard.

ltrandazzo
05-23-2019, 03:30 PM
Nine Inch Nails vs. Lil Nas X

GulDukat
05-23-2019, 03:35 PM
nine inch nails vs. Lil nas xnin.

ltrandazzo
05-23-2019, 03:42 PM
Wrong answer.

Krazy
05-23-2019, 04:05 PM
What is nine inch nails?

Ill take stupid questions for $1000, Alex.

GulDukat
05-23-2019, 04:22 PM
What is nine inch nails?
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Ill take stupid questions for $1000, Alex.Play the game man, get the ball rolling.

theimage13
05-24-2019, 11:43 AM
Limp Bizkit vs Creed?

Wut?

GulDukat
05-24-2019, 06:40 PM
Limp Bizkit vs Creed?

Wut?They were popular around the same time--'98-'00-ish and there was that big Durst/Stapp feud. Now no one cares about either.

Krazy
05-24-2019, 10:19 PM
They were popular around the same time--'98-'00-ish and there was that big Durst/Stapp feud. Now no one cares about either.

Just fairly different genres and a bit different fan bases. Better ones would probably be LB vs Korn (or something to that effect- that would be a landslide victory for Korn though) and Creed vs Nickelback.

Thats awful lol. I do think the My Own Prison album is pretty decent though.

GulDukat
05-24-2019, 10:58 PM
Just fairly different genres and a bit different fan bases. Better ones would probably be LB vs Korn (or something to that effect- that would be a landslide victory for Korn though) and Creed vs Nickelback.

Thats awful lol. I do think the My Own Prison album is pretty decent though.Play the game from the original post and I'll send you a 3 dollar bill.

Halo Infinity
05-26-2019, 12:30 AM
I've always thought about topics like these, and have always enjoyed comparing similar musicians, especially with overlapping fan-bases.

Anyway, if anything as of now, I just thought of using this thread as a reason to mention the following comparison I've always had in mind, as it always stood out for me, like a clash of two titans.

Nine Inch Nails vs. Radiohead / Trent Reznor vs. Thom Yorke

For obvious reasons, I could see why Nine Inch Nails/Trent Reznor would win on ETS, but I have seen Radiohead loved more and respected more outside of ETS. (Not by a lot, but by a hair at best.) With both bands being 1990s giants with some similarities here and there electronically on some levels, this particular comparison still blows my mind, especially when just stacking Pretty Hate Machine to With Teeth and Pablo Honey to Hail to the Thief side by side.

Or say, narrowing it right down to comparisons such as The Downward Spiral vs. OK Computer and The Fragile vs. Kid A/Amnesiac.

There's certainly no denying that both of them get massively extolled, but I've always read and heard of more people sooner criticizing/insulting and attacking/complaining about NIN more than Radiohead, even in real life. It also seems like more people know about Radiohead than NIN.

This comparison has also been sometimes mentioned, or at the very least, merely hinted at in other threads/sections of ETS as well.

GulDukat
05-26-2019, 01:20 AM
Radiohead, like TOOL, is one of those bands that I never "got." I like OK Computer and recognize it as a classic album, and I do like most of the material that I've heard, I'm just not super into them. NIN>Radiohead, that's an easy one for me.

Jinsai
05-26-2019, 02:02 AM
Limp Bizkit vs Creed?

Limp Bizkit is an infinitely better band than Creed. I hate them both, but come on... I'd rather get teeth pulled than listen to Creed at a volume too high to ignore.

Radiohead vs NIN... eh, if we're going by albums, Pretty Hate Machine > Pablo Honey, Broken > The Bends, The Downward Spiral = more or less to OK Computer, Kid A/Amnesiac > The Fragile, everything from there on would go to Radiohead for me. These are a hard comparison though. It's like comparing apples to foie gras.

GulDukat
05-26-2019, 07:30 AM
I'd definitely take Creed over LB. I don't know if it's because I'm getting older or what, but Durst's voice/persona is just really, really grating to me. Those first two Creed albums have held up rather well, imho.

GulDukat
05-26-2019, 07:32 AM
The Dave Matthews Band vs. Vampire Weekend

The battle of the vanilla.

Jon
05-27-2019, 11:22 AM
The Dave Matthews Band vs. Vampire Weekend

The battle of the vanilla.

Songs like "#41" and "Two Step" are better than Vampire Weekend's entire catalog.

Cat Mom
05-27-2019, 04:34 PM
Radiohead vs NIN... eh, if we're going by albums, Pretty Hate Machine > Pablo Honey, Broken > The Bends, The Downward Spiral = more or less to OK Computer, Kid A/Amnesiac > The Fragile, everything from there on would go to Radiohead for me.
I agree EXCEPT TDS > OK Computer.


The Who vs. The Doors The Who

John Lennon solo vs. Paul McCartney solo/Wings John Lennon

Black Sabbath (Dio-era) vs. Ozzy solo Ozzy solo (I HATE DIO)

Space Suicide
05-27-2019, 05:19 PM
How are these match ups dictated other than your personal preference for making them as such? A better alternative would make this a game thread where people post vs matchups and the poster after it answers and gives their own vs matchup for the following poster after them.

GulDukat
05-27-2019, 07:14 PM
How are these match ups dictated other than your personal preference for making them as such? A better alternative would make this a game thread where people post vs matchups and the poster after it answers and gives their own vs matchup for the following poster after them.Ok. I'll start.

The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones

Krazy
05-27-2019, 07:15 PM
The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones (Beatles, easy one for me since I don’t really care for the Stones)
The Beatles vs. Elvis Presley (Beatles)
Led Zeppelin vs. Queen (Queen)
Led Zeppelin vs. Black Sabbath (Sabbath)
Aerosmith vs. KISS (KISS- one of my favorite bands as a kid)
Aerosmith vs. Van Halen (Aerosmith)
Van Halen vs. KISS (KISS)
KISS vs. Aerosmith (KISS)
The Who vs. The Doors (Doors)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience vs. The Doors (Hendrix)
Pearl Jam vs. Soundgarden (SG)
Pearl Jam vs Alice In Chains (AIC)
Pearl Jam vs. Nirvana (Nirvana)
Nirvana vs. Alice In Chains (Nirvana, although I like AIC better I can’t deny Nirvanas influence on pop culture)
Nirvana vs. Soundgarden (Nirvana)
Soundgarden vs. Pearl Jam (SG)
Soundgarden vs. Alice In Chains (AIC)
Mad Season vs. Temple of the Dog (no preference)
Elvis Presley vs. Chuck Berry (Chuck Berry)
Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Faith No More (no preference, but probably lean towards FNM)
Limp Bizkit vs. Creed (LB, I think... maybe... don’t quote me on this o_O )
John Lennon solo vs. Paul McCartney solo/Wings (Lennon)
N.W.A. vs. Public Enemy (NWA, and not even close for me)
Metallica vs. Guns N' Roses (80’s Metallica)
Guns N' Roses vs. Nirvana (Nirvana)
Nine Inch Nails vs. Tool (NIN means more to me, but Tool is the best music I’ve pedsonally ever heard. Slight edge goes to Trent)
Audioslave vs. Velvet Revolver (Audioslave)
Bush vs. Live (Bush)
Black Sabbath (Dio-era) vs. Ozzy solo (Ozzy, another easy one IMHO)