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(The Awl)   The 50 states of the US, in order of their contribution to American music   ( divider line
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2012-11-01 02:17:17 PM  
2 votes:
The states ranked for a specific reason:

1. Nevada
2. Florida
3. Georgia
4. Pennsylvania
5. Virginia
6. West Virginia
7. California
8. Alaska
9. Nebraska
10. Alabama
11. Oklahoma
12. Indiana
13. Louisiana
14. Montana
15. North Carolina
16. South Carolina
17. Arizona
18. North Dakota
19. South Dakota
20. Minnesota
21. Iowa
22. Rhode Island
23. Maryland
24. Tennessee
25. Maine
26. Delaware
27. New Hampshire
28. Wyoming
29. Utah
30. Hawaii
31. Mississippi
32. Missouri
33. New York
34. Michigan
35. Wisconsin
36. Oregon
37. Washington
38. New Mexico
39. Colorado
40. Idaho
41. Ohio
42. Kansas
43. Arkansas
44. Texas
45. Illinois
46. Massachusetts
47. Vermont
48. Connecticut
49. New Jersey
50. Kentucky

See if you can figure out why they are ranked the way they are (having nothing to do with contribution to American music).
2012-11-01 12:41:04 PM  
2 votes:
The list is based on the author's home state, states where former girlfriends are from, favorite bands of girls he hopes to bang, sports teams, regional foods, average precipitation, and density of Starbucks locations averaged against hipsters/ square mile.
2012-11-01 12:21:23 PM  
2 votes:

jaylectricity: With absolutely no reasoning as to why. What a worthless list.
2012-11-01 12:15:59 PM  
2 votes:

FloydA: What the hell was that supposed to be?

Fifty states listed in no particular order.
2012-11-01 11:55:25 AM  
2 votes:
50. Vermont
49. Colorado

May the taint of the "jam band" forever keep these two states pulling up the rear. There is no apology or redress great enough to ever overcome the utter disgrace of Phish and The String Cheese Incident. May God have mercy on your souls.
2012-11-01 01:35:20 PM  
1 vote:

the_rev: Tennessee at 6 and Minnesota at 1?

I would be interested in the logic behind that list, if there is any at all.

Maybe it's because they have The Biggest Ball Of Twine ...but, yeah, Tennessee at #6? I'm Canadian, but Memphis and Nashville were both in Tennessee last time I visited them.
2012-11-01 01:07:04 PM  
1 vote:
If Mississippi isn't #1, then it's a shiat list


yep, it's a shiat list. Why the hell is Minnesota #1? Prince & Bob Dylan did far less for American music than anybody from Mississippi, and that doesn't even count FAMOUS blues musicians.
2012-11-01 12:51:35 PM  
1 vote:
The choice of putting Minnesota #1 was based solely on Tay Zonday.
2012-11-01 12:47:24 PM  
1 vote:

Lipspinach: Who the fark writes this crap and why does anyone even submit it?!
I'm blaming YOU, TF'ers.

$5 a month and you can fix it
2012-11-01 12:39:56 PM  
1 vote:
Please explain why Connecticut isn't in the mid fifties?
2012-11-01 12:37:43 PM  
1 vote:

rcantley: JohnBigBootay: Someone help me out with Minnesota. Besides Prince I mean.

Bob Dylan

/Which isn't enough to make it #1 IMHO...

Before Dylan most people didn't write their own songs. It was Tin Pan Alley and producers. Dylan changed the music industry forever. Now, we all judge musicians on their song writing ability...
2012-11-01 12:31:21 PM  
1 vote:
I grew up in Oregon. I would have bet that it was #50. I would like to know HOW it got to the middle of the list. Maybe Kurt Cobain made a beer run down there one time.
2012-11-01 12:18:56 PM  
1 vote:


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