I often ask people, more often than not to keep a dull convocation going, 'what are your top 5 favourite bands of all time?' They often reply with the lame-town-express response of 'it's too hard to narrow down' also meaning 'I'm really drunk and don't know my own name, let alone any bands'.
So here you have it, here are mine.
The Magnetic Fields
And probably Built to Spill coming in at final number 5
I am definitely running late now