Go on then, give us your top 5 most influential artists / bands of all time, not just your favourites. As a noob, I suspect this topic is as old as the hills, but go on, humour me.
Mine would have to be (in no particular order):
1. The Smiths
2. Fleetwood Mac
3. Marvin Gaye
5. Muddy Waters
Jeez, This is harder than I thought.