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Old 11-18-2013, 01:16 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by TheBig3 View Post
Normally, no. But they don't want to accept your opinion.

Neil Young's greatest achievement was letting us know what Nirvana would sound like if it were fronted by James Taylor. Thanks but no thanks. He was an idealist that sang about things that people wanted to believe.

Springsteen sings about topics people have to believe because they're living through them. He can take a line like "And you know that tilt-a-whirl down on the south beach drag, I got on it last night and my shirt got caught, and that Joey kept me spinningI didn't think I'd ever get off" and make it sound like the greatest metaphor about the reality of the American Dream.

Neil Young's got some great songs. I'm sure he's a really nice person. There's a reason we call Springsteen the Boss.
No. Springsteen sings what everybody likes to hear. Also his lyrics sucks. But the biggest difference between them is that Young can actually compose decent melodies, but Springsteen is not able to come up with creative musical ideas.
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