Best album by artist who doesn't write their own songs?

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panman36



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  • Posted: 06/22/2022 07:12
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Hi, I wasnt bothering to check, but wondering how far down the list on this site you have to go to find an artist who doesn't write their own songs. I think Rolling Stone had Elvis quite high, though this might have changed. More importantly, why do you think the combination of great singer + other talented songwriters doesnt work well for creating great albums?
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DommeDamian
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Elvis Presley - s/t (1956)
Aaliyah - s/t (2001)
Ariana Grande - Yours Truly (2013)
Backstreet Boys - s/t (1996)
Big Time Rush - 24/7 (2013)
Boyz II Men - II (1994)
Crazy Frog - Crazy Hits (2005)
Eazy-E - It's On (1993)
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
Kanye West - MBDTF (2010)
George Benson - 20/20 (1984)
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LTSings



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  • Posted: 06/23/2022 08:17
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panman36 wrote: "More importantly, why do you think the combination of great singer + other talented songwriters doesnt work well for creating great albums?"

I've never thought that. If I like a song or album, it doesn't matter at all to me whether the singer wrote the songs or not.
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theblueboy



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I guess there is often a view that self-penned songs are more authentic or personal. For me, I don’t mind who wrote the songs though and this is reflected in some of my all time favourites:

Dusty Springfield- Dusty in Memphis
Bonnie Tyler - Faster than the Speed of Night
Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music

Also, any good Motown comp works for me.


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theblueboy



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Historically, artists have gained creative freedom (from studios) by writing their own songs. Notably the Beatles and Dylan did this and effected a sea change. I’d say the perception that this is what “true artists” do follows from this era as well. Though it’s kind of a one-sided and rockist view for me.
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