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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.



Jul. 7th, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC)
Its a little funny, I've always felt that too define any media icon as greatest you have to eliminate the most ten years to sort out who has really made an impact considering any recent hits may just be 2-3 year fluff.

I don't know I consider the Stones, Ledd Zepplin and Beatles my parents generation. If I were too point at an act from what I consider our generation I'd go with U2.....but its still too early. ...........Ask me in 20 years. *S*