"Ed, I don't know you, but I like your take on this. The Verlaine/Garcia connection is clear to me, too. I love Lucinda's voice AND songwriting, but for me, and this'll piss off this crowd, Steve Earle is overrated. His is the…"
"I'd compare Bob Marley in reggae to The Beatles in rock. There were others doing, at times, even more compelling work than they were at the time, but it took The Beatles to sort of some things up, so to speak. But, hardly anyone of the…"
"You got me too. But I actually do think Bob Marley is over rated. Not that he wasn't good, just that he wasn't any better than some other reggae bands of that time period. And several others were more compelling to me,…"
"I agree with you about his early stuff. The Blame it on the Times album has some great early stuff. He also did some good stuff in the 70s -- Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, stuff with Waylon Jennings etc. But he admittedly adopted a…"
"It's satirical. The question accentuates the negative so I thought I'd go there. Those 5 are all highly rated, and deservedly so. I think people that don't appreciate these artists are not too familiar with the history of…"
1. Willie Nelson - love the man, but I've never been in a "...hey, play some Willie..." mood.
2. Townes Van Zandt - maybe "dated" might best describe my feelings about him.
3. Nirvana - Ultimate one hit…"
"1. The Beatles - They can't sing, all their music sounds the same, they weren't innovative at all.
2. Bob Dylan - Come on "With a time rusted compass blade Aladdin and his lamp, Sit with utopian hermit monks, Side saddle on the golden…"
"I agree that Dylan's voice is an acquired taste. I acquired it a while back. But with his last couple of albums I've had to reacquire it. With Bob it's more about phrasing than timbre. Check out his vocals on the song "I'm…"
"Finally someone mentions Taylor Swift. Her super-star status perplexes me. I hear very little of interest from her. Ditto for Toby Keith.
However I don't understand why Radiohead is mentioned so often. I think Thom Yorke is a unique in…"
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