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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #15

April 11, 2021

Exceptional Artist of the Week V Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher


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

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Cher last week.

The results after 14 weeks (as of Monday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


Ready for Quiz #15?

You could have it all!


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 #15
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American band, formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1988 (and inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland 32 years later).

They have one album on the 1001 list, The Downward Spiral (1994)…






400 points……………….although the lead singer, Trent Reznor, has had anything but a Downward-Spiralling career trajectory: he went from a Grammy-winning Industrial band to winning an Academy Award for his Social Network score!






300 points……………………3-word band name (with a palindromic acronym), as shown below:






200 points………………..Puzzle #2






100 points………………..The artist is N____ I_____ N______





Answer: تسعة بوصة المسامير

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

Head Like a Hole, solid track!

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  1. Harrison permalink

    400 please

  2. 500. I don’t know if I’ve ever listened to them but their album titles are memorable.

  3. 500, I saw them once supporting Bowie, was a memorable night.

    • That would be a memorable show for sure, Neil – and it eventually led to today’s excellent score too!

  4. 500 metric points please. Converted to imperial measure I think that’s just slightly less than ten in carpentry fastenings

  5. 500 🙂 Good band 🙂

  6. I’ll take 500 of your finest points this week, Geoff!

  7. 400 for me. Too many 400 weeks, I need a 500 week soon.

  8. My bro who is 10 years younger than me loved the Downward Spiral so I heard it lots in 94 even though it was too out there for me as a listener. lol
    500 nails please!

  9. I’ll take 300 today.

  10. jprobichaud permalink

    500. It’s interesting that the sophomore record is on the 1001 albums but not the debut.

    • I recall the single from that debut did quite well on a recent countdown!

      • jprobichaud permalink

        It did indeed. In fact, that album placed pretty high on another countdown I might have done at some point.

  11. Zack permalink

    500. One of my all-time favorite bands.

  12. 500. That album is just intense and ace. The tune he did with Bowie (and the video for it) is ace, as is his film/TV soundtrack work with Atticus Ross. Saying ace a lot today 🙂

  13. 500! I’m a bigger fan of the movie soundtracks.

  14. 500 each for me and Mika.

  15. 100 points for me, Geoff! Once again, that last clue was a saving grace for me. Thanks for the quiz!

  16. I’ll take 500 nails, please.

  17. Paul permalink

    500 please! Got it on the album title

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