The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced it’s inductees for the class of 2020 Wednesday, which included Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex, and The Doobie Brothers, and all are worthy of inclusion. Consequence of Sound put together their list of the 20 more acts who deserve to be in the Hall, ranked from most egregious snub to less egregious.
Here are their top 10 (click here for more):
- Tina Turner. She’s sold 100 million albums, has won over 160 industry awards including 12 Grammys and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She should be in.
- OutKast. They are arguably the most beloved hip-hop group of all time, have won six Grammys, and are loved by critics and fans alike. They should have been in the second they were eligible.
- Joy Division. Their inclusion is strictly because of their legacy since they really only had two albums. But their influence on bands like U2 and The Cure are undeniable.
- John Coltrane. A musical genius and one of the best sax players in history, he’s won Grammys, Pulitzers and changed the course of music history.
- Kraftwerk. The band was nominated but passed over yet again. They were a huge influence on electronic music and even hip-hop.
- The Smiths. The band was a success but not a runaway in terms of sales, but it’s their legacy that counts. They paved the way for the Britpop explosion of Oasis, Stone Roses, Blur and more.
- Soundgarden. These nominees were passed over, but shouldn’t have been. They won Grammys and changed modern rock in the 90s and should have been in when first eligible.
- Björk. The Icelandic singer has sold tens of millions of albums worldwide and has won 153 industry awards, and been nominated for 15 Grammys without winning. She deserves better from the Hall.
- Kate Bush. She’s one of the UK’s most successful solo female performers of the last 35 years, and her career is Cleveland-worthy.
- Brian Eno. Eno has already been inducted for his stint with Roxy Music but is worthy of going in as a solo artist and producer. His eclectic solo work is critically loved, and he’s produced huge albums by Talking Heads, U2, David Bowie and Coldplay among others.