53 The Replacements vs. 76 The Pretenders

It’s been said that on a given night, The Replacements could be either the greatest band in the world or the worst. Whatever their collective blood alcohol level, there’s no denying that The Replacements were a great and influential band. Following their breakup, singer Paul Westerberg has gone on to be a successful singer-songwriter.

Akron, Ohio,-native Chrissie Hynde formed The Pretenders in London in 1978. They released two acclaimed albums before drug-related deaths took two members. Since then, Hynde has formed different versions of the band and pressed ahead while remaining an influential figure for women in music.


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  1. #1 by john on April 22, 2011 - 8:51 am

    This was a really tough one. I wish both these bands could have made it out of the first round… oh well, there’s always next year, right?

    • #2 by tournamental on April 22, 2011 - 8:56 am

      There are some tough ones, no doubt about it. At the rate I’m going, this could stretch into next year. Although I think I’ll be able to pick up the pace soon.

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