The best music comes from England.

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  1. Mem

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    We ( the U.S.) started rock n roll. We started punk. We started new wave.

    But they made it better.

    Rock n roll- The Beatles and Led Zeppelin

    Punk- The Sex Pistols & the Clash

    (and the U.K. gave us the punk look)

    New Wave- The Smiths and The Cure



    ok...here I go again creating contoversy and debate . Get your flame throwers ready.
     
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    If you're talking classical music, Henry Purcell is one of the all-time g8s.
    Up with Bach and Mozart.
    (FWIW, he influenced Pete Townshend.)
     
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    And if we're still talking classical, don't forget Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Frederick Delius!
     
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    I am not into classical, but I can appreciate most types of music except Country.

    p.s. Why are you typing so small and in grey (people say that all caps is yelling, and it looks like you are whispering) :wink:
     
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    I feel like all of them are overrated.

    My favorite musicians/composers/singers come from the USA, Germany, Japan, Austria, The Netherlands...
    There aren't any Brit performers in heavy rotation on my stereo at all.
    I like The Cure but I don't listen to them that much.
     
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    You must figure that out.
    I yam what I yam.
    Whispering is good.
    You should try it some time.
    You might like it, mem.
    Seriously.
     
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    I don't forget them, but I still prefer Purcell.
    For me, the closest approach to him, among Brit composers, is Benjamin Britten.
     
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    Do you think The Beatles are overrated?
    I mean, it would be hard for them not to be.
    But I still probably place them at the top, myself.
     
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    Difficult question to answer as music is so personal and subjective.
     
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    yes, I feel they are extremely overrated. Even if I liked them, as you said, it would be difficult to argue that they weren't overrated. So many consider them the greatest group of all time.
     
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    Fair enough. Although I wasn't thinking you had forgotten them, because I didn't put that much thought into it--I simply wanted to mention them because I like their music. :smile:
     
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    My Ipod is probably 90 British music. I don't even know any bands or music from the other coutries you mentioned besides the USA. Except for Bjork/The Sugarcubes from Iceland,and a few bands from Australia.

    The Beatles are thought to be the greatest band ever, by fans and critics alike. They influenced almost every great band today.
    Led Zeppelin was an amazing band that used incredible styles of music in their songs. From Orchestral to Moroccan sounding to Jamaican rythms. I loved them even before I was into rock.
    The Sex Pistols are a little bit overrated. They were put together by producer Malcolm McLaren. Sid vicious was picked for his look, he could not play too well.
    The Clash were excellent and also were also influenced by many different kinds of music.
    The Smiths and the Cure are legendary.
     
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    I agree about Henry Purcell and The Clash!
     
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    Dude, that's off. The best music comes from New Orleans, LA. Without a doubt.
     
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    I'm not even a huge fan of theirs, I only own one CD. But I understand their importance in rock history.
    You can't disregard that the Lennon/McCartney team wrote some of the best songs ever.

    Yesterday,
    All you need is Love
    Come Together
    Get Back
    Got to get you into my life
    Here Coems the sun
    Hey jude
    A day in the life
    Let it be
    Strawberry fields forever
     
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    A fair assessment.

    I still think those boys are overrated. I could list just as many or more American musicians who are equally as well known and respected. Except for maybe the Beatles, they might have no equivalent. Personally, I just don't like them.
     
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    Jazz Started there and the blues started in the south and that's where we get Rock n Roll from.
     
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    They certainly wrote some of the most popular songs ever.
     
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    That's true, best is subjective. I think McCartney is overrated, no hits since the 80's, but the Beatles I think are not.
     
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    Yeah, but that never put the brakes on this lot.
     
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