Eligible Since: 2006
Years Nominated: None
Why They Deserve It: This booze-fueled, punk-infused Minnesota alt-rock band elbowed their way into the “America’s greatest band” debate with a flurry of 1980s albums like “Let It Be” and “Tim.” Covering “Bastards of Young” has become a rite of passage for young punk and rock bands, and there may be no more perfect pop song than “I Will Dare.” —Jeff Royer
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