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Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XXXII

Welcome back for another week of quizzing. We’re up to round 32 of greatest hits. Can you distinguish between Jimmy Somerville and Blake Shelton? I scored 16 I was confused by sixties star Sandie Shaw, who looked like a…

The Byrds Fifth Dimension

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XXXI

Welcome back for another week of quizzing. Can you link 20 (increasingly obscure) artists to their greatest hits albums? There seem to be increasing numbers of artists I don’t care about (sorry Gareth Gates) but I scrounged my way…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XXX

Good morning (NZ time), and I hope you’re ready for another round of quizzing. Like before, you need to link 20 greatest hits albums with their artists. I scored 14/20 – can you beat me? Apart from Ron Mael’s…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XXIX

Welcome back for #29 in a series that seemingly never ends. Well done to EclecticMusicLover, who top scored with 19 I scored 17/20, which I was happy with. I’d never heard of Letters to Cleo, Baccara, or Katherine Jenkins.…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits Albums XXVII

You know the drill – 20 more greatest hits albums to identify. Can you match the heroics of Tony, who scored 20/20 with more than 2 minutes remaining in last week’s quiz? I scored 20/20 this week (with 41…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XXVI

Congratulations to EclecticMusicLover who had the only perfect score in last week’s quiz. My performance this week is a little controversial. I was interrupted 3/4 of the way through, forgot to pause, and had to restart. I tried to reconstruct…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits Albums XXV

Another week, and the artists are just getting more obscure. Can you guess these 20 artists from their greatest hits albums? Somehow, I thrifted my way to 19 I had a slight advantage where there’s a relatively obscure NZ…

Kate Bush Never For Ever

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits Albums XXIV

Congratulations to EclecticMusicLover, who scored the fastest 20/20 in last week’s quiz. Someone made a ton of these Greatest Hits quizzes. We didn’t start at number 1, but we’re down to #24. This week’s challenge involves distinguishing between a bevy…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits Albums XXIII

Another week, another batch of increasingly obscure artists. This lot’s particularly eclectic, with everything from Reba McEntire to Captain Beefheart. Can you differentiate between Coolio and Shaggy? Or between Snow Patrol and Milli Vanilli? I was surprisingly successful this…

The Beatles Beatles for Sale

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XXII

Welcome back for another round of quizzing. It’s a little trickier this week in my opinion. Can you tell the difference between Cascada and Jessica Simpson? I scored 17/20, but I was a little lucky. Can you surpass me?…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XXI

You probably know the drill by now – match the artist to the greatest hits album. I found this week’s selection the easiest for a while, scoring 18 Guessing between Mis-Teeq and Eternal felt like a coin toss, though.…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XX

It’s ANZAC Day here in New Zealand, where we remember the Gallipoli campaign, a disastrous attack on a Turkish peninsula during World War 1. It also would have been my dad’s 80th birthday – he was born during World War…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XIX

Welcome back for another week of quizzing! This week we have yet another collection of greatest hits albums. I scored 5(!) out of 20. I found all the hard rock acts hard to differentiate. Thin Lizzy and Zappa were…

Carole King Tapestry

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XVIII

Noone scored 20 in last week’s quiz – congratulations to Tony, EclecticMusicLover, and Rich Kamerman, who all peaked at 19. There’s more of the same this week – can you identify 20 more greatest hits albums. I found the selection…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XVII

It’s that time of the week – identifying more compilations! There are a few compilations in my collection this week. But also some weird, tricky, arty covers that you might find tough even if you know the artist. I…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XVI

These greatest hits quizzes are fun, so let’s do another one. Identify the greatest hits based on its cover. IMO this was easier than the last few, with some big-name bands. But I did it when I was tired and…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XV

You probably know the drill by now – link the artist to the greatest hits compilation. We’re down to the fifteenth selection of twenty artists, so it’s getting pretty obscure. I like the collection of artists who don’t usually surface…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XIV

Welcome back to another week of quizzing. We’re back for yet another round of identifying greatest hits albums. As with the last few weeks, identify the greatest hits album given the artist and title. I scored 15/20 – I got…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits Albums XIII

Welcome back to another week of quizzing. We’re back for yet another round of identifying greatest hits albums. Just like last week, identify the greatest hits album given the artist and title. I scored 17/20 – it was a little…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits XI

Welcome back to another week of quizzing. We’re back for another round of identifying greatest hits albums. This week’s quiz requires you to identify the greatest hits album by artist, given the artist and title. Congratulations to Heavy Metal…

Toto IV - Toto

Music Quiz: Geographic Song Titles

Welcome back to another round of quizzing. Last week, a late-ish entry from Tony, replete with coffee, blitzed the field. This week, you challenge is to fill in the blank of a song title with the photo of a place.…

Music Quiz: Musician by Real Name

Welcome back for another week of quizzing. Congratulations to EclecticMusicLover, who won easily with 29 This week’s challenge is relatively straightforward – it will probably end up as a speed test. You need to name music stars by their real…

Music Quiz: Not-So-Greatest Hits A&B Artists

Last week’s quiz produced a tie between 2loud2oldmusic and Geoff Stephen. This week we’re continuing the theme of less-than-blockbuster hit songs. Your challenge is to identify artists by the their three biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 that failed…

The Beach Boys 20 20

Music Quiz: 20 #20 Hot 100 hits

Welcome back. Kingclover won last week’s quiz, a tough challenge of 1980s small hits. This week, we’re dealing with more minor hits. Can you match 20 artists with 20 songs for twenty #20 hits? I found it tough –…

Music Quiz: 3 Flops, 1 Act: 1980s

Congratulations to Rich Kamerman, who schooled the rest of us on famous drummers. Although Deke also scored a credible 27 out of 30. This week, your challenge is to identify an act by three songs that failed to make the…

Rush Retrospective 2

Music Quiz: Famous Drummers

Congratulations to Geoff Stephen, who took Canada to a glorious win in last week’s Bands that should play together II quiz. Your challenge this week is to name some famous drummers. I scored 23 I did it late at…

Music Quiz: Bands that should play together

I’m on holiday, so I’m drafting this up slightly early. Congratulations to Jim, Music Enthusiast, who scored full marks with the fastest time in last week’s quiz. This week your challenge is to insert a popular phrase into a pair…

Crowded House 1986 Album

Music Quiz: Songs in Common

It’s time for another quiz. Both John and Tony managed 15/15 in last week’s tough “A” album quiz. Tony recorded the faster time. In this week’s challenge, you can try to figure out what The O’Jays, Rihanna, Elton John, and…

‘A Bands’ Album Match

Congratulations to last week’s contestants. It looks like the fastest time came from Jamie from The Music In My Ears This week your challenge is to link albums to bands starting with A. I’m not intimately acquainted with the…

Music Quiz: US Bands Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Tony, who joined me on 18/20 in last week’s Album Covers III quiz. This week your challenge is to identify the correctly spelled band names. As a web editor, looking for spelling mistakes is my job, so…

Music Quiz: Album Covers III

Welcome back to another week of quizzing. Tony just pipped James Kalyn for bragging rights in last week’s 2000s adjectives quiz. This week your challenge is to name the album when given its cover. It features a fun mix of…

Music Quiz: Adjectives in ’00s Songs

Welcome back for another exciting season of quizzing. Last week’s title was shared by Tony and Jim. Both scored 22/22 with 2:58 remaining. This week your challenge is to link the adjective to the 2000s song. I struggled with…

Music Quiz: Questioning Song Titles

Welcome back for another music quiz. Last week Heavy Metal Overlord was the most adept at telling the difference between Dulux paint colours and progressive rock bands. This week’s task should prove a little easier – can you match the…

Music Quiz: Prog Rock Band or Dulux Paint?

Congratulations to Tony, the fastest contestant to score 24/24 in last week’s 1990s quiz. This week, your challenge is distinguishing between progressive rock bands and… Dulux paint colours. I like a lot of prog rock, especially the 1970s giants…

Music Quiz: Adjectives in 90s Songs

NostalgicItalian finished a few seconds ahead of EclecticMusicLover in last week’s music quiz, demonstrating fast recall at 1980s song titles. Perhaps predictably, today we have a 1990s quiz. Can you fill in the blank adjectives in these 1990s songs? …

Yes 90125

Music quiz: Adjectives in 1980s songs

Welcome back for another music quiz. Last week’s results were tight – lots of people clocked in around 2:50, but KingClover and Max tied for the fastest time. This week, your challenge is to fill in the missing adjectives in…

Music Quiz: Adjectives in 1970s songs

There were a lot of 18/20s in last week’s quiz, but a couple of contestants made it to 20/20 – NostalgicItalian and Eclectic Music Lover – with the latter having the fastest time. This week’s challenge is to link adjectives…

Music Quiz: 7 to 1 Albums by Decade

Congratulations to Pierce from ThePress, who seems to have scored the fastest time in last week’s quiz. This week, your challenge is to categorise albums by their decade of release. I thought there was one marginal inclusion – an album…

Music Quiz: Albums by Genre

Welcome back to this week’s music quiz. Congratulations to everyone who scored 28/28 last week. It looks like Rich Kamerman scored the fastest time! This week your challenge is to sort albums into genres. Even if you don’t know them,…

Music Quiz: Sorting classic rock squares

Welcome back to this week’s music quiz. It was a tough quiz last week, but Max from powerpop.blog and Rich Kamerman tiee with 18 This week, we have a sorting gallery of classic rock albums for your pleasure. Sorting gallery…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits Albums VIII

Congratulations to 2loud2old and Tony, who both scored 20/20 in last week’s greatest hits VII quiz. It is with an air of inevitability that we move on to greatest hits VIII. Can you identify the 20 bands responsible for these…

Bruce Springsteen Lucky Town

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits Albums VII

We’re up to number 7 in our series. Can you identify the greatest hits by its cover? Congratulations to 2loud2oldmusic and EclecticMusicLover, who tied last week on 18. This week’s challenge was a lot tougher, at least for me: …

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits Albums VI

Things are getting predictable on Aphoristic Album Reviews this week, as we move onto the sixth installment of greatest hits albums picture clicking. It’s another eclectic bunch of artists, from The Animals to Snoop Dogg. There were no 20/20s last…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits Albums V

We had two 19/20 entries in last week’s quiz – 2loud2oldmusic had the fastest recorded time. This week your challenge is, again, to identify an eclectic bunch of greatest hits. This set runs the gamut from The Carpenters to Nelly.…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits Albums IV

Congratulations to Max, who won last week’s Great Hits Albums IV quiz. I also forgot to announce a winner the previous week – apologies to Tony, who won comfortably. Just like the previous two weeks, you’re invited to join regular…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits Albums III

Just like the previous two weeks, you’re invited to join regular readers in identifying which artist a greatest hits collection belongs to. Even if you don’t know the compilation in question, you can figure some out based on iconography and…

The Police Greatest Hits

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits Albums #2

There were a bunch of 20/20 scores in last week’s Greatest Hits Albums quiz, but Tony had the fastest reported score. Just like last week, you’re invited to join regular readers in identifying which artist a greatest hits collection belongs…

Music Quiz: Greatest Hits Albums #1

Congratulations to the Punk Panther and to Rich Kamerman, who both scored 20/20 in last week’s Classic Rock Cover Match quiz. This week, you’re invited to join regular readers in identifying which artist a greatest hits collection belongs to. Even…

Neil Young and Crazy Horse Reactor

Music Quiz: Album Cover Match Classic Rock

There were plenty of healthy scores in last week’s hard-to-Google band quiz – noone’s score could be described as “paltry”, “meagre”, or “meager”. EclecticMusicLover and Tony both scored 17 This week’s quiz is surprisingly tough. The median score is only…

Rush Retrospective 2

Music Quiz: Hard to Google Bands #2

Congratulations to James Kalyn, who scored 18/18 in less than a minute in last week’s Hard to Google Bands quiz Just like last week, your challenge is to identify a band from two of its popular songs. All of these…

Music Quiz: Hard to Google Bands #1

Tony last week’s last Last Last Last quiz lasted less than one minute, making him the last from last place. In other words, the winner. This week you need to identify a band from two of its popular songs. All…

Music Quiz: Last Last Last #1

Well done to Tony, who just pipped EclecticMusicLover for the best score in last week’s music quiz. Last week’s quiz was Last Last Last #2, so let’s keep working our way back to the first in the series. As before,…

Music Quiz: Last Last Last #2

Welcome back! Last week, quite a few people managed to score 21/21 in the Last Last Last #3 quiz, but Rich Kamerman was fastest. It’s more of the same this week, with Last Last Last #2. Your challenge is to…

Music Quiz: Last Last Last

Last week’s debut album quiz proved a little tough – Tony snuck through with a 19 This week your challenge is to identify an artist by a portmanteau of the last words of three of their songs. Whoever made it…

Music Quiz: Pick the Debut Album

Congratulations to Rich from KamerTunesBlog, who scored the only 30/30 in last week’s quiz. This week, your challenge is to correctly identify the title of a debut album when given three choices for each artist. As a hint, the self-titled…

Queen A Day At The Races

Music Quiz: Clickable Sporcle Jeopardy

Congratulations to Tony, who scored 20/20 in last week’s quiz. This week’s quiz perhaps requires a bit less musical expertise than usual – some of it’s more general knowledge. It’s in a Jeopardy-style format. I scored 30/30 with 2:53…

Music by First Three Songs V

Congratulations to Tony, who scored the fastest 19/20 in last week’s quiz. This week, it’s more of the same – twenty albums to identify from their first three songs. I appreciate the eclecticism, spanning from Andrew Lloyd Webber to Drake.…

Radiohead OK Computer

Music Quiz: Album by First Three Songs #6

Congratulations to Tony, who just pipped EclecticMusicLover in last week’s First Three Songs #10 quiz, both scoring 19 It’s another tough one this week, although maybe slightly easier and more oriented toward guitar rock. Just like last week, I’ve only…

Crosby, Stills & Nash 1969 Debut

Music Quiz: Album by First 3 Songs X

Congratulations to EclecticMusicLover, who scored a perfect 20/20 in last week’s quiz. I found this week’s quiz tough – it’s the last one in the series, and they may have been running out of recognisable acts. I’ve only heard six…

Music Quiz: First 3 Songs #9

Geoff Stephen won last week’s First 3 Songs VIII quiz, narrowly beating out EclecticMusicLover. This week’s challenge is the same format, linking the first three songs to their album. I scored 20/20, although it was hard work. I assume…

Music Quiz: First 3 Songs VIII

I think boppinsblog won last week’s challenge, although it’s hard to compare it with kingclover’s “pretty fast”. This week you need to identify an album by its first three songs. It’s an eclectic bunch, from John Denver to The…

Johnny Cash Folsom Prison

Music Quiz: Live Albums

Congratulations to James, from KeepsMeAlive, who scored the fastest time in last week’s 5 Letter Words in 1990s Songs quiz This week your challenge is to match the live album to the artist. I got down to a 50/50…

Music Quiz: Bands Spelling Test

Jim, music enthusiast, won last week’s quiz, blitzing the hall of fame backing bands quiz in exactly one minute. This week you need to identify the correct spelling of some notable bands. The Fyfes have always been strong spellers,…

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band Live in New York City

Music Quiz: Hall of Fame And Bands

EclecticMusicLover dominated last week’s quiz, with the only 20/20 score. This week, your challenge is to link the hall of fame acts with their backing bands. I think it’s pretty straightforward, so that it’s somewhat of a speed challenge. …

Radiohead Pablo Honey

Music Quiz: Who Sang Which?

Congratulations to EclecticMusicLover, who scored 21/22 in last week’s band hometowns quiz. This week, your challenge is to differentiate between two similarly named songs. It was a good quiz, with a broad range of artists and eras. I scored…

Music Quiz: Hometowns of Musicians

There were a lot of strong entries in last week’s British or American quiz. But JP Robichaud emerged supreme, blitzing the quiz in less than a minute and realising that Whitesnake were British. This week’s challenge is also geographical –…

Iron Maiden Powerslave

Music Quiz: British or American Bands

Most contestants performed impressively in last week’s synonyms and antonyms quiz. The fastest time came from keepsmealive’s James Kalyn, who solved it in less than minute. This week your challenge is to guess whether the listed bands are from the…

Music Quiz: Synonym or Antonym

Welcome to this week’s music quiz. Success in last week’s secondary colours quiz was primarily determined by contestants’ familiarity with Gogol Bordello. Here’s ‘Start Wearing Purple’, a song that many of us missed. Congratulations to the contestants who scored 15.…

Music Quiz: Songs by Secondary Colour

Noone scored 100% in last week’s Dead Before 30 quiz, but congratulations to everyone who scored 21. Both Avicii and Pigpen proved challenging. This week, your challenge is to complete song titles with secondary colours. I scored 14/15 –…

Nick Drakes Five Leaves Left

Music Quiz: Musicians Died Under 30

Congratulations to Tony, who scored a highly credible 23/24 in last week’s Albums with Title Tracks Removed quiz. This week your challenge is to identify 22 rock and pop musicians who died prematurely. I scored 22/24 – I was…

david-bowie-heroes

Music Quiz: Albums with Title Tracks Removed 2

Most competitors beat me in last week’s Homophoney Hits quiz – congratulations to EclecticMusicLover, who scored 15 This week, the challenge is to name albums with their title tracks removed. I scored 20/24 – can you beat me? Shortly…

Music Quiz: Homophoney Hits

Last week we looked at singer name definitions. Congratulations to Tony, who scored the fastest time, although Msjadeli managed a very fast time on her second run through. This week we’re looking at Homophoney Hits, where song titles are replaced…

Music Quiz: Artist by First #1 Hit VI

I’m away on vacation this week, so I’ve queued this post up early. At the time of writing, EclecticMusicLover had the only perfect score in last week’s quiz. This week it’s another in the same series, identifying artists by their…

Music Quiz: Artist by First #1 Hit II

Noone scored full marks in last week’s two album decade quiz, but congratulations to the two contestants tied on 39/40 – KingClover and Geoff Stephen. This week you need to match artists with their first number-one hit. It’s eclectic, with…

springsteen-bruce-1973-wild-the-innocent-and-the-e-street-shuffle

Music Quiz: Albums from Two Decades

Congratulations to 2loud2oldmusic, who pipped Tony by less than 10 seconds for the fastest time in the First 3 Songs quiz. This week’s quiz is more time-consuming than most – I recommend setting a few minutes aside for it if…

R.E.M. Out of Time

Music Quiz: First 3 Songs on an Album (#7)

Congratulations to EclecticMusicLover, who proved something of a sex expert on last week’s quiz. This week your challenge is to identify an album given its first three songs. There’s an eclectic mix of music, from John Williams to Cher. …

Music Quiz: 1990s One-Hit Wonders

Last week’s Band by Long Song Title quiz favoured younger contestants – King Clover narrowly beat Jprobichaud for bragging rights. This week’s quiz possibly has a similar demographic skew. You need to link lyrics to a song by a 1990s…

Music Quiz: Bands by Long Song Title

Congratulations to Jamie Kyei from The Music in my Ears, who recorded the fastest time in last week’s album quiz. This week you need to link the long and pretentious song title with the artist. I knew 16, then…

The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed

Music Quiz: Albums with Title Tracks Removed

A few contestants scored full marks last week, in the 1972 #1 hits quiz. EclecticMusicLover scored the fastest time. This week’s quiz is album-oriented rather than song-oriented. You need to guess the album name based on a tracklist with the…

Music Quiz: Trivia Clicking

Congratulations to EclecticMusicLover, who scored the fastest 28/28 in last week’s Paul quiz, more than three minutes ahead of Max. This week you need to link bands with trivia. It’s interesting, but for someone whose head is stuffed full of…

Paul Simon Still Crazy After All These Years

Music Quiz: Hits by Pauls

Tony managed a very strong 49/50 in last week’s tough rock sub-genres quiz, an excellent effort. This week’s quiz is shorter, but I found it challenging. You need to identify hits by seven artists named Paul. I scored 24/28…

Music Quiz: Rock Sub-Genres

Congratulations to EclecticMusicLover, who scored the fastest time in last week’s golfing quiz. This week’s quiz is longer and more challenging. With 50 questions, you may wish to preload on some coffee first. I scored 47/50 with 5:24 remaining.…

Music Quiz: Musicians Golfing

Congratulations to Rich Kamerman, who dominated last week’s Bands that Became Other Bands quiz – he scored 25, 16% ahead of four contestants tied on 21 This week’s challenge is a little more straightforward, I believe. You need to identify…

Pearl Jam Binaural

Music Quiz: Bands That Became Other Bands

Congratulations to Tony and Max, who tied in last week’s Chart Toppers in the 1980s quiz. Amazingly, Rich and EclecticMusicLover both knew Paul McCartney’s three number one singles in the 1980s. This week you need to identify 25 bands that…

Music Quiz: Chart Toppers in the 1980s

Congratulations to Rich Kamerman, who identified some obscure acts and scored 20/20 in last week’s quiz. This week’s challenge involves identifying acts who enjoyed a Billboard #1 single in the 1980s. Note that you don’t get disqualified for clicking a…

The White Stripes De Stijl

Music Quiz: Band or Song? V

Congratulations to Tony, who scored the fastest competitor time in last week’s AI-Generated 1970s Song Quiz. This week, you are presented with four names – one is the name of the band and three are songs by that band. You…