Dynamic Duos — Two For The Price of One!
The following is a list of musicial duos -- that's two people who work together -- currently still on the active roster, according to their most recent profiles. The excitement these duos bring to their fans is incalculable. However, thanks to Y! Music's proprietary software, I am able to rank them in terms of their greatness.
Of course, several of the duos aren't really duos. That is, they hire other people to play along with them and support their sound. It's a not-so-polite way of keeping the overheard manageable and eliminating an excessive amount of egos from destroying the group. Duos such as Jagger-Richards, Tyler-Perry and others were not counted towards this list, since their duo-ship is in service to the greater band. Others missing here are likely broken up and will fall to the list of Disbanded Duos that is coming shortly.
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25) Chemical Brothers: Welcome to the digital age. Ed and Tom Chemical were able to put a face of sorts on a slippery genre where stars were in small supply. As a result, they continue to be far more successful than lesser-known brands. Underground obscurity might be good for the cool crowd, but the American consumer needs to wrap itself around a concept. There was a reason album art was once important. Time is short. Judge a book by its cover today!
24) Black Keys: Hugely successful duo from Akron, Ohio who bring out the blues in the garage rock category, the Black Keys even win Grammy Awards for something countless other bands not named the White Stripes have been doing for years to far less success. They work hard, no doubt. But the constant high critical ranking of their records makes me wonder, ooh, it makes me wonder.
23) Loggins and Messina: Listening to "Your Mama Don't Dance" is the quickest way to bring up the donuts lodged in your stomach. The ersatz mellowness of these guys is only made tolerable by the fact that it prevents Kenny Loggins from having a solo career, where he has done far more damage. This is not it.
22) Ween: Merry goofballs and masters of approximating a multitude of genres, Aaron Freeman (Gene Ween) and Mickey Melchiondo (Dean Ween) moved from aggressive home-taping freakouts to professional studio wizards in record time. Proof that not everyone who does drugs turns into a mellow, self-infatuated burnout and that some kids who work in record stores eventually amount to something.