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Poll: Which Artist do you think is better?
Kendrick Lamar
1%
 1%  [1]
Radiohead
31%
 31%  [17]
Arcade Fire
0%
 0%  [0]
Nirvana
0%
 0%  [0]
R.E.M.
1%
 1%  [1]
Pink Floyd
18%
 18%  [10]
The Beatles
22%
 22%  [12]
Miles Davis
24%
 24%  [13]
Total Votes : 54

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YoungPunk





#31 | Posted: 03/12/2018 20:02 | Post subject: Reply with quote
@Fischman

Thanks! I'll know to skip Miles since he's not great.
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Fischman
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#32 | Posted: 03/12/2018 21:02 | Post subject: Reply with quote
YoungPunk wrote:
@Fischman

Thanks! I'll know to skip Miles since he's not great.


Not sure how you got that from my post.
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YoungPunk





#33 | Posted: 03/12/2018 21:26 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Wrong list?
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YoungPunk





#34 | Posted: 03/12/2018 21:29 | Post subject: Reply with quote
By the way do you listen to any Judas Priest? I like their new album.
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#35 | Posted: 03/12/2018 21:33 | Post subject: Reply with quote
YoungPunk wrote:
By the way do you listen to any Judas Priest? I like their new album.


Not really, which is kinda surprising.

I used to be in a metal band in college and we played a lot of Priest.

I became a metalhead when JP was at the height of their popularity.
Morover, I love Iron Maiden, and it seems that those two groups are often spoken in the same breath; that anybody who loves one loves the other. But JP never reached me.
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#36 | Posted: 03/13/2018 01:16 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Fischman wrote:
sethmadsen wrote:
Fischman wrote:
I had to go with Floyd, although I seriously considered Miles Davis before choosing. Maybe I should have voted Miles. Maybe I should have abstained. Tough choice.

Nobody else was even in the running with those two.


Until the Radiohead and Beatle fanbois showed up.

I'm bored so I'm saying the same thing twice. I think all of these artists are stellar in different ways. Being able to see the greatness in different forms is key, instead of fitting a preconceived mold.


When I said nobody else is in the running, I meant for me personally. I knew the Fabs would surge and, especially on this site, that Radiohead would also do the same.

I agree completely that it's good to look for greatness in different forms. Personally, I didn't find it in this list, but I do find it in these forms, and many others, by artists not on the list.


Oh sorry - thought you meant the other way.

Also makes sense.
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#37 | Posted: 03/13/2018 01:45 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Michael1981 wrote:
Michael Jordan? I haven't studied his career stats lately Laughing I think I know what you mean: he's like the Beefy Botham of Basketball or something!

Ok. I hear you guys (Sethmasden and Travelful) though you've tried to dazzle me with all these metaphors hehe. I guess the guys on this list all got to the top for some reason. Personally I prefer not to see them as great (except for Miles Davis) as I find that creates an expectation they don't quite fulfill. And I basically like a lot of similar enough stuff just as much. Don't ask me about hip-hop though!

I think I just don't like seeing pop/ rock/ soul artists being seen as great anymore. There was a time when I did but now it doesn't mean so much to me. I'm often surprised at how good things sound to me by less storied and celebrated bands: Inspiral Carpets; House of Love and the Cardigans being recent examples.

The artists listed seem to combine: longevity; accesability; influence (in most cases) and their albums are popular with new generations (ok we don't know yet with Kendrick but it's a good bet). I think they are probably as good candidates as any for greatness in their fields but for me it's not such a helpful distinction any more. Someone has to be on the pedestal I suppose but it's not a story I buy into so much these days.

People like to have heroes though so I can't knock it!


If Beefy Botham is the greatest quidditch player ever, then yes! Laughing (I know it isn't quidditch)

Yea, that makes sense too.

It's like trying to glorify something that really isn't that great.

Perhaps I have rose colored glasses or something and still see it all from the eyes of a 15 year old.

And there is awesome music by less celebrated artists. Bassist of Kyuss still makes some really cool music nobody really ever listens to. There's dude on soundcloud who has like 500 followers who makes worthwhile music.

I think I'd add to your list longevity; accessibility; influence (in most cases) and their albums are popular with new generations

Ability to transform themselves from artisans to artists (a discussion in of itself if you are interested)
Immense ability to connect with humanity at large emotionally.

Mentally intriguing- they build their music on philosophical thought or current humanistic needs in a touching way.

Musical - which means having a pleasant sound; melodious; tuneful - which in turn is likely what makes them accessible... but really what I'm saying here is they are amazing musicians, and not just in a technical way, they know how to make theory and complex music into simple, yet explosive musical amazement.

Those are the things I think separates these artists from other "good" musicians and turns them from artisans to artists - or if you will, from good musicians to "the greats".

So that's that arguement...

I do also totally get where you are coming from. I read a really interesting article (like 2 years ago) talking about how the Mona Lisa is easily one of the most sought after artistic experiences, yet questioned if it really was that great compared to so many other artistic endeavors.

Then there's the concepts of pluralism and post-colonialism which beg us to see past what I'll call old white men. Basically the standards - the classics - the greeks, the romans, the blah blah blah... there's so much more.

Do Humanity professors blow these things out of proportion or are there really such things as "the greats"?

Shakespeare vs May Ayim... aren't they just the same, but different? (probably not)

Shakespeare vs a vlogger? (absolutely positively yes)

R.E.M. vs Orange Juice... aren't they just the same, but different? (I think not, but I could see how they could be)

hehe - anyway, nice chat. I'll see my boring ass self out. haha.
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#38 | Posted: 03/13/2018 02:28 | Post subject: Reply with quote
into simple should be into what sounds simple... whatevs.
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#39 | Posted: 03/13/2018 03:46 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Great poll...

The artist I picked is Miles ahead of the competition, IMO.
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#40 | Posted: 03/13/2018 04:21 | Post subject: Reply with quote
AfterHours wrote:
Miles Davis in a landslide (artistically) ... but The Beatles or Radiohead will probably win


Have to agree with this guy. Davis is 10x both of these artists, but, seriously, readiohead beating both beatyles and davis out?

Radiohead has got to be the worst band to be considered this good. More than half their catalog sounds like a person didn't make it and most of it is boring as hell.
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