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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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snidegrrl
Jul. 7th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
I'm not actually trying to get one answer. I don't think there is one right answer. I'm trying to get lots and lots of thoughtful answers, because my friends' words are interesting.
crafting_change
Jul. 7th, 2006 10:27 am (UTC)
ya...I reread your post and thought 'doh... I think I missed the point' (skipping my evening caffeine hurts the brain)... I think overallt he whole greatest band ever thing might just bother me.

to quote a great feminist

why does there have to be a heirarchy ;)