Alphabet playlist of metal—the ‘B’ fortnight

I’m a little bit late with this one. But for a good reason—some of my work colleagues have become interested in contributing band and artist names to my alphabet playlist of metal. To be fair, some of them are having trouble understanding the term metal, but I’m working on that.

I have allowed for some flexibility in my playlist rules. Of course, the basics haven’t changed since I started this alphabet playlist a fortnight ago and the playlists are still restricted to artists or bands whose names start with a particular letter from the alphabet. This second entry is for the letter B—anyone who knows the alphabet structure should not be surprised by this.

The flexibility I’ve given my work colleagues is that the artist or band suggestions can be rock or metal. It’s a sliding scale. If the Google Play Music artist/band description says they are a rock band, then I shall consider them. With this flexibility, I have certainly listened to some new bands in the last week or so. They sure did not all make the list either.

Examples of suggestions for B bands that did not make my cut include; Bros, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys and Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi meets the criteria, but just isn’t my preferred style—sorry fans of Bon Jovi. Those other suggestions though … No. Not rock or metal. Not happening.

Suggestions I received that did make the cut—some of which I’m sorry to say I didn’t think of on my own—include; Beck, Blind Melon, Blur and Billy Talent.

I’m only two weeks into this 26 week project, but I’m already finding that some alphabet letters are better than others. I’d put A over B so far. I’m looking forward to seeing what C brings.

The B list

  • Bury Tomorrow—Black Flame
  • Blink-182—What’s My Age Again?
  • Black Light Burns—Lie
  • Bullet For My Valentine—Alone
  • Black Label Society—Crazy Horse
  • Bush—Everything Zen
  • The Butterfly Effect—Gone
  • Bad Wolves—Zombie
  • Black Sabbath—Paranoid
  • Blur—Song 2
  • Blind Melon—No Rain
  • Bring Me The Horizon—Happy Song
  • Billy Talent—Big Red Gun
  • Beck—Loser

There you have it. There’s a mix of rock and metal going on in that list, but it’s all music I can easily listen to on a daily basis. Which is good, because that’s exactly what I’ll be doing until the C list begins in a couple of weeks.

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