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I voted Coldplay. They have a huge chunk of their catalog regularly played on the radio like PJ and Muse but they also have more mass appeal than them.
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General Music Discussion / Re: Best Songwriter(s)
« Last post by hrsan on Today at 10:27:16 AM »
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***If you look at the Beatles' major competition as songwriters back in their era - Paul Simon, Pete Townshend, Smokey Robinson, Brain Wilson, Ray Davies, Neil Diamond and Jagger/Richards - each one of them had at least half a dozen songs that kill anything the Beatles ever wrote. However, each one of them also put out plenty of D-level material as well, whereas the Beatles hardly ever dropped below B-minus-level. Their songwriting "floor" was so far above those of their contemporaries that there's no point in even making the comparison.***

I agree with the Beatles commentary in general, but I also think that occasionally they could come up with rather weak material... Stuff like 'Act Naturally', 'Don't Pass Me By' or 'The Ballad of John and Yoko' comes to mind.

Lennon/McCartney didn't write "Act Naturally." Buck Owens had a hit with it, but I don't know if he wrote it.

You're right there, my bad. I should have mentioned 'What Goes On' instead, co-written with Ringo.

That's what happens when you throw Ringo a bone.
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Tours / Re: Will You Be Disappointed If.......
« Last post by UnknownCaller98 on Today at 10:25:30 AM »
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I wouldn't be at all bothered if they dropped the 00's entirely from the sets.
This. This. THIS
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If by 'biggest' you mean the most popular, I think Pearl Jam would win...

I suppose I'm talking on an echelon of The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Madonna where they (arguably) have transcended the top of the A list and are now just legends (if that's the proper word to use).  The type of band/solo that even if you didn't follow music or lived in the part of the world where there is very little western pop culture influence, you are still familiar with who they are.  I hope that makes sense.
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The Music / Re: U2 + acoustic = meh
« Last post by UnknownCaller98 on Today at 10:22:30 AM »
Acoustic sessions are great! They give you plenty of time to get more beers in or go to the toilet and you dont even have to listen to the snooze fest being played on stage!
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I am shocked/appalled/mortified/horrified/disgusted that this vote is so close.
Right, Lucifers Hands and The Crystal Ballroom are both brilliant songs, and are actually better than a few on the album. No complaints there.

The Acoustic Sessions. A complete snooze fest. Every Breaking Wave is the only one I don't skip, and the album version is far better. Someone actually said that Raised By Wolves should be replaced with the acoustic version. I completely disagree: the acoustic version actually manages to be even more boring than the album version.
No acoustic versions will EVER be better than the originals.

The Troubles remix. Good, but not as good as the original.

SLABT remix. I don't like the original, and I don't like this. (The remix is marginally better though.)

Overall, the 2nd disc is a late shoe-in accompaniment, which is certainly not worthy of purchase on its own. 2 good new songs. 1 decent acoustic song. A bunch of lazy, put-together-at-the-last-minute acoustic songs, 2 pointless remixes, and a song we've all already heard.
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General Music Discussion / Re: Your Favorite Beatle
« Last post by AJ on Today at 10:13:30 AM »
Paul, he had the best solo career in my opinion and still makes great music. New was a top 5 album last year for me.
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General Music Discussion / Re: Your Favorite Beatle
« Last post by ehtaerb on Today at 10:03:20 AM »
The one from Herbie Goes Bananas lol [emoji3]
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If by 'biggest' you mean the most popular, I think Pearl Jam would win...
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General U2 Discussion / Re: The trilogy sooner than later?
« Last post by ehtaerb on Today at 10:01:58 AM »

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I'm confused... Wasn't the project of 'Songs of Ascent' abandoned in favour of 'Songs of Innocence' and 'Songs of Experience'?

Apologies for the confusion sceptic, when I referenced SOA in my earlier post I was meaning SOE - it's just a typo better known as "fat finger syndrome" [emoji3]
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