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View Poll Results: Does John Peel deserve to make the Hall of Fame?
Yes 11 91.67%
No 1 8.33%
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:35 PM   #1861 (permalink)
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I think it should be a balance of musical importance and personal taste...
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:45 PM   #1862 (permalink)
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Well they are a important and highly influential band in British music. But I guess the hall of fame is about whether you like a band or not. I thought musical importance had some role in it as well, guess not.
No, I agree with you. I think the Hall of Fame should be about musical importance over whether you like a band personally. I like Blur. I haven't based any of my decisions on my personal interest of a band, but instead their influence/ importance in music history. I'm just undecided and yet to make a decision of whether Blur have that influence and importance in music, enough to be included in the Hall of Fame.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:53 PM   #1863 (permalink)
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i voted no. i just dont see what is so special about them. britpop in general isnt for me.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:14 AM   #1864 (permalink)
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No, I agree with you. I think the Hall of Fame should be about musical importance over whether you like a band personally. I like Blur. I haven't based any of my decisions on my personal interest of a band, but instead their influence/ importance in music history. I'm just undecided and yet to make a decision of whether Blur have that influence and importance in music, enough to be included in the Hall of Fame.
Disagree. Maybe a normal hall of fame, but this is the MB hall of fame, only tastes should really come into it IMO. Else we only end up with the same old bands that everyone else has in their HoF's and no one else of interest. If any influence comes into it, it should be whether they influenced you at all, directly or indirectly, not the general music landscape.
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Disagree. Maybe a normal hall of fame, but this is the MB hall of fame, only tastes should really come into it IMO. Else we only end up with the same old bands that everyone else has in their HoF's and no one else of interest. If any influence comes into it, it should be whether they influenced you at all, directly or indirectly, not the general music landscape.
I suppose, but should musical importance come into it at all? So many times people have been flamed in this thread for voting against a band and then others come up with "oh but look at their musical importance and influence!" etc. I swear that in most decisions I've read people generally downplay personal interest and instead talk about their musical importance in more general terms.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:23 AM   #1866 (permalink)
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Well they got me into a whole realm of new music I'd have probably never touched if it weren't for hearing their stuff.... so I guess on those grounds, I have a very justified yes vote!
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:33 AM   #1867 (permalink)
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I suppose, but should musical importance come into it at all? So many times people have been flamed in this thread for voting against a band and then others come up with "oh but look at their musical importance and influence!" etc. I swear that in most decisions I've read people generally downplay personal interest and instead talk about their musical importance in more general terms.
I honestly don't get the mentality that an influential band HAS to be respected. If I don't like a band, why should I suggest that they would make MY hall of fame?

In your example, most of the people spouting 'But look at their influence' are by the people who actually genuinely like the band, and are looking for a reason for people to vote similarly beyond personal preference.

EDIT - Or else you get a situation that people were complaining about before... Only the Sacred Cows making into the HoF, and no one of interest or variation making it through.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:18 AM   #1868 (permalink)
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Easily yes, four excellent albums

Modern Life is Rubbish
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I haven't based any of my decisions on my personal interest of a band, but instead their influence/ importance in music history.
Yet Elliot Smith gets nominated and Yes and Public Image Ltd don't.

Believe me, that's not what it's about at all.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:21 AM   #1870 (permalink)
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I don't say yes just because I like a band or artist. It has to be more than that for me to enter them into a Hall of Fame. There's been some I've been a big fan of but voted no for that reason and I'm sure plenty more.

I've nominated someone who would get into any hall of fame but I predict he won't on this forum. Just have to wait and see.
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