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Challenge: Disprove CM's Thesis

cheetahmaster posted this thesis on music of our generation. And I'm curious to see if it can be disproved. I think it probably can but I don't know exactly how or with what examples. (Note: I don't think you can or should take CM to task directly for the statement if you think it's wrong, let's just call it a statement that's hanging out there to be disproved.)

It's also hard to define greatest, in the sense that do you mean are they our generation's Elvis? Or our generation's Beatles, Led Zeppelin, or Rolling Stones? The latter of whose influence and greatness is probably widely debatable? [edit] And can our generation even have something seminal like that?

I am thinking of greatness in a sense of popularity + musical quality (or percieved musical quality based on critical repsonse) + staying power. And I don't listen to what people would consider "great" bands by those standards, so I have a hard time coming up with alternatives.

Anyways, discuss.

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cheetahmaster
Jul. 7th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC)
How's that?
valancymay
Jul. 7th, 2006 12:54 am (UTC)
The voice, the energy, the attitude, the rock-starness, the sexiness that transcends gender or sexuality. The way he moves and the way he sings.
cheetahmaster
Jul. 7th, 2006 12:00 pm (UTC)
Hurm. Possibly. I don't think he really approaches Jagger's popularity, though. I bet more people today know who Keith Richards is than David Gahan.
valancymay
Jul. 7th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
I wasn't speaking of popularity, though; just his performance.