What are the rest of us doing wrong? Opinions/Discussion are very welcome? However, best =/= most successful in terms of money/album sales. I'm talking diversity and overall quality. For a tiny, crowded island, the British do really well. Starting with The Beatles and moving onward. For my personal edification, is/was there a Jazz scene in the UK? Here's an example: ---------- Maybe, it's because they're not afraid of the synth after the 80s ... like a lot of German (thanks Modern Talking) and American (thanks Hall and Oates) bands are. Also, what happened to German electronic music (Rammstein doesn't count)? Kraftwerk and Scooter were strong respectively, but the Dutch have really capitalized on Trance (even though it was invented in Germany, and never made it to the states) and France did really well with JMJ and Daft Punk. NIN was quite reasonable out of the US and Trent's story is guide good.