The fun for me about the RR blog is discovering new stuff or stumbling over something long forgotten. I'm not that interested in the final 10, given the capricious nature of the selection process. It seems to me that you could print the RR blog, give it to a blind monkey with a pin, and arrive at an equally hit or miss playlist each week. Despite this, the A-Z holds up remarkably well. A lot of popular contemporary artists are missing though (Coldplay, Keane, Snow Patrol, Moby). Not "cool" enough? Not the right theme?
Anyway, here's a playlist with 5 of my favorite missing artists; which of your favorites are missing in action?