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Old 01-29-2014, 08:24 PM   #99 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Crowquill View Post
I was speaking in the context of the debate (Prince v. Michael Jackson) and I stand by what I said. Prince's ability to compose on multiple instruments far outstrips Michael Jackson's supposed beat box symphonies. I don't think there's even a competition between the musicality of the two but arguing Michael Jackson's way is more "creative" is glorifying laziness.
You could argue that it's more creative because it's improvising. No one's saying his way of coming up with melody or rhythm is more creative, but calling Prince more creative because he can play an instrument, as you're implying, is like calling Thom Yorke a better athlete than Michael Jordan because he wrote Kid A.
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