Top 13 Boston Bands

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In honor of the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series last night, here is a list of the thirteen best bands/musical artists from Boston, Massachusetts. They are listed in alphabetical order.

1. BLAKE BABIES
Former band of solo artist Juliana Hatfield formed in 1986.
Essential Albums:
Nicely Nicely (1987). Sunburn (1990).
Web Links:
Wikipedia article. All Music. Last.fm

2. BOSTON
Classic arena rock band formed in 1976 by Tom Scholz.
Essential Albums:
Boston (1976). Don’t Look Back (1978). Third Stage (1986).
Web Links:
Official site. Wikipedia article. Facebook.

3. THE BREEDERS
Band put together by former Breeders bass player Kim Deal in 1990.
Essential Albums:
Pod (1990). Last Splash (1993).
Web Links:
Official site. Wikipedia article. Facebook. Last.fm.

4. THE CARS
Another classic band. This one was formed in 1976.
Essential Albums:
The Cars (1978). Candy-O (1979). Shake It Up (1981). Heartbeat City (1984).
Web Links:
Official site. Wikipedia article. Facebook. Last.fm

5. DINOSAUR JR
Formed in 1984 by J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph.
Essential Albums:
Green Mind (1991). Fossils (1991). Where You Been (1993). Without a Sound (1994).
Web Links:
Official site. Wiki aritcle. Facebook. MySpace. Twitter.

6. DROPKICK MURPHYS
Awesome Celtic punk rock band that formed in 1996.
Essential Albums:
Sing Loud Sing Proud (2001). Blackout (2003). The Warriors Code (2005). The Meanest of Times (2007).
Web Links:
Official site. Wiki article. Twitter. Facebook. MySpace. Last.fm.

7. DUCKY BOYS
Street punk band that formed in 1995 in the Charlestown neighborhood. They got their name from the 1979 movie The Wanderers. The Ducky Boys were an Irish street gang.
Essential Albums:
Three Chords and the Truth (2004)
Web Links:
Official site. Wikipedia. Facebook.

8. JULIANA HATFIELD
Born in July 1967, she started her solo career after the 1991 breakup of Blake Babies.
Essential Albums:
Hey Babe (1992). Become What You Are (1993). Only Everything (1995).
Web Links:
Official site. Wikipedia. Twitter. Last.fm. Myspace.

9. THE LEMONHEADS
Formed in 1986 by Evan Dando.
Essential Albums:
It’s a Shame About Ray (1992). Come on Feel the Lemonheads (1993).
Web Links:
Official site. Wikipedia. Twitter. Last.fm. Myspace. Facebook.

10. MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES
Ska band that formed in 1983.
Essential Albums:
Let’s Face It (1997).
Web Links:
Official site. Wikipedia. Twitter. Last.fm. Myspace. Facebook.

11. PIXIES
What can you say? They’re the Pixies. They were formed in 1986 by Black Francis and Joey Santiago.
Essential Albums:
Surfer Rosa (1988). Doolittle (1989). Trompe Le Monde (1991).
Web Links:
Official site. Wikipedia. Twitter. Facebook.

12. SEBADOH
Band formed by Dinosaur Jr bass player Lou Barlow in 1986.
Essential Albums:
Sebadoh III (1991). Bakesale (1994).
Web Links:
Official site. Wikipedia. Twitter. Facebook. Last.fm. Myspace. Bandcamp.

13. STREET DOGS
Formed by original Dropkick Murphys vocalist Mike McGolgan in 2002.
Essential Albums:
Savin Hill (2002). State of Grace (2008). Street Dogs (2010).
Web Links:
Official site. Wikipedia. Twitter. Facebook. Last.fm. Myspace.

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