I thought this might be an interesting idea for the forum and would give a nice gauge of everyone's different musical tastes across the generations. Basically there will be three discussion threads in which people of the set age group can post a selection of answers to music related questions. The idea is to get a broader view of what artists different generations rate and feel have made a big impact on their listening. I want to try and keep it as condensed as possible, so there will only be a few categories. If it goes well, I'll consider adding more categories later. Age groups:- <14-19yrs old - Link 20-28yrs old - Link 29yrs old+ - Link On to the categories and a brief description of them:- Age:- More out of interest to guage if there's much split within the generations. A. Five favourite bands. This one is as simple as it sounds. List your five favourite overall bands, not just the latest bands you like at the minute but the five bands you consistently find yourself listening to. Rate them as follows:- 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. B. Most influential bands of our generation. This one is a bit more involved. List the top five bands who you think have made the biggest contribution to music since you've been listening to music. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. C. Most influential bands of all time. This one encompasses all the bands since Chuck Berry first picked up a guitar Again, top five. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The questionnaire will be open until the 25th of August. Once that date closes, I'll announce the winners for each age category and the overall winners based on number of votes in each category. I'd also really like there do be some high quality discussion and reasons given for your choices. This should hopefully get some good debate going over bands who some people might not have heard before. Try and keep it as civilised as possible and don't let it turn into arguments such as 'X is far better than Y because Y suck'. Also, try and stick to your own thread! Tempting though it might be to poke the kids or the geriatrics in the eye with your musical stick of knowledge, it'll also be interesting to see who can produce the best discussion topic! Let the discussion commence!