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Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Taking sides: Who’s king of the beach?

Can’t make it to the beach? Beach Fossils are coming to the Kennedy Center. (Photo by Angel Ceballos)
Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us. Time to hit the beach! Or, if four-dollar-a-gallon-gas is preventing you from driving out to Ocean City... time to go see a band with the word “beach” in their name!

Brooklyn guitar-strummers Beach Fossils are performing at the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage on Saturday night, which reminded us of two things: 1. The beach-themed band name meme is not going away. And 2. We still really like a lot of these groups, anyway.

For our weekly Taking sides post, Click Track’s contributors ranked our eight favorite artists with beachy monikers.

View our rankings after the jump and share yours in the comments.

Chris Richards:

1. Beach House

2. Best Coast

3. Frank Ocean

4. Wavves

5. Dirty Beaches

6. Surf City

7. Beach Fossils

8. Surfer Blood

Allison Stewart:

1. Beach House

2. Frank Ocean

3. Surfer Blood

4. Best Coast

5. Beach Fossils 

6. Surf City

7. Dirty Beaches 

8. Wavves 

David Malitz:

1. Dirty Beaches

2. Beach House

3. Surf City

4. Beach Fossils

5. Wavves

6. Best Coast

7. Frank Ocean

8. Surfer Blood

By Click Track  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Beach House, Beach Fossils, Best Coast, Wavves, Dirty Beaches, Frank Ocean, Surf City, Surfer Blood

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