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The most pretentious band/singer ever

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I was washing the dishes when, for some reason, the topic of pretentious bands popped into my head. Yeah, I'm single and live alone.

Anyway, my vote goes to Midnight Oil, a band that I don't believe ever once sang a song about banging chicks or drinking beer. They managed to take the art of music and turn it into a Bataan death march of Seriousness.

Second prize goes to Bono. Shut up and sing.
 

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Easy: Coldplay.

"Chris Martin told the Daily Star: "You want to be able to hold your head up high in a room with Paul McCartney and Bono."

"We're trying to get to the very highest level. We want to be better than Mozart"
 

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Eddie Vedder.

Rage Against the Machine.
 

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Originally Posted by redcaimen
Eddie Vedder.

Rage Against the Machine.


Rage? Pretentious?
 

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Brian Jonestown Massacre


Watch the movie Dig
 

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Originally Posted by Magician
Brian Jonestown Massacre


Watch the movie Dig


The mere fact that it alludes to something most people are not familiar with these days makes it slightly pretentious.
 

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Conne and the Connettes. Though I must say, their Sings the Stephen Sondheim Songbook album was great.
 

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David St. Hubbins
 

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How in the hell does Rush not get mentioned in every single post? I like them quite a lot, but at times they set a new bar for pretentious.

Then, there's Emerson, Lake & Palmer
 

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