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Artist of the Week II – Quiz #26

July 1, 2018


Amazing Artist of the Week Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

Artists of the Week (so far): Genesis50 CentSlayerWhitney HoustonoasisPaul SimonChicagoFatboy SlimDef LeppardBeyoncé, Kraftwerk, Green Day, George Michael, Frank Sinatra, Anthrax, CCR, Bon Jovi, Annie Lennox, Marvin Gaye, Dolly Parton, The Killers, Lenny Kravitz, Radiohead, Little Richard, Björk


My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Björk last week.

The results after 25 weeks (as of Tuesday afternoon – results submitted after that time will be added next week):


after 25


Ready for Quiz #26?

I’m Ready!


Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!


Artist of the Week #26
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American artist born in 1974, he chose to open his 2000 debut solo album with a spoken track: an argument (with guitarist David Rawlings) about the correct parent album of the Morrissey song, Suedehead






400 points………………..That alternative-country album, Heartbreaker, is one of a pair of his solo albums on the 1001 list (alas, none of his albums with Whiskeytown made the cut)






300 points…………………His other 1001-listed album, Gold, features the hit New York, New York and the oft-covered When Stars Go Blue





200 points…………………If you recklessly add a “B” to his first name, you’ve got a popular Canadian artist






100 points………………..The artist is:    R_____ A______






Answer: ريان ادامز

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Opening a record with a Morrissey debate? Obviously I approve of this artist!


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  1. 500 for Mika – very quickly – and 400 for me.

  2. Ohhhhh yes! 500 for me! I love that opening track. And the track that follows it! Oneof my favourite albums of the period. Awesome!

    • I think David Rawlings would be on a list of under-appreciated guitarists – well played Aaron!

    • Dude! How can you possibly get 500 on all of these?!

      • I think he got a 400 a few weeks ago – but I suppose they call him Mr. Books for a reason!

      • I got 400 last week!

      • Nope, correction. Two weeks ago, for Little Richard.

      • It’s because I can’t tell you anything of actual importance, things that actually affect our world or anything real and concrete, but I can definitely tell you minutiae and trivia about bands and music! It’s my useless superpower!

        Plus, most of these bands on the list are either ones I have in my collection or are ones I’ve heard or at least heard of in passing (if they’re not my cup o’ tea), so if Geoff’s questions aren’t toooo difficult I can usually get a 400 or 500!

  3. 500. I really liked him in the 1980s when he did Summer of 69.

  4. jprobichaud permalink

    200. I don’t really know him at all… unless of course, you add back in the B.

  5. 500, that opening moment is classic.

  6. 400 for me but I did learn that he and I were born in the same year

  7. 200. I only get them when you put a football clue in. Or maybe darts.

  8. 400 for me cause I know of him but have never actually paid attention to any of his music. Very reckless of me.

  9. Had a hunch at 500, confirmed at 400!

  10. 200’for me. I prefer the B guy more.

  11. Zack permalink

    200. I’ve never listened to this guy.

  12. 200 this week…

  13. 400 as this dude does some cool versions like Wasted Years by Maiden!
    Have a great summer Geoff!
    Pretty cool way to start summer with a huge outdoor show!

    • I know a lot of people cover his tunes – neat to read that he does some solid covers too!
      Cheers Deke – and same to you and the girls!

  14. Same story as HMO, basically. 400
    Loved the ‘Just add B’ clue!

  15. 500 for me again! I’m on a bit of a roll here…

  16. 200 points this time

  17. 200. I kind of have heard of the name … I think.

  18. 400 for me please.

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