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Old 06-30-2011, 02:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default ...and the most significant and infuential album ever made is...

Someone's posted on The Stone Roses album thread that it's the most significant and infuential album ever made. Someone else said this was laffable. I don't think it's laffable. Maybe it's not diverse enough and came too late in rock history compared to Sgt.Pepper or Hendrix or Dark side of the moon and all the rest.

I think that it's beyond dispute Sgt.Pepper is the most significant and infuential album ever made but that doesn't mean it's the greatest and I think we have to ask questions about an album with WI64 on it as thegreatest album ever made.
Is there a difference between an album being the greatest and being the most significant and influential?
What's everyone else think?
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i think it is a pointless thing to discuss in the first place, to subjective.
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The Beatles - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

Pink Floyd - "The Dark Side Of The Moon"

Bob Dylan - "Highway 61 Revisited"

The Velvet Underground - "The Velvet Underground & Nico"

The Rolling Stones - "Exile On Main Street"

The Clash - "London Calling"

David Bowie - "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars"

The Ramones - "The Ramones"

Michael Jackson - "Thriller"

Nirvana - "Nevermind"

The Doors - "The Doors"
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i think it is a pointless thing to discuss in the first place, too subjective. (2)
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What's wrong with subjectivity? If it was objective then there would only be one answer to the thread, and no need for discussion...
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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nothing is wrong with it, there would just be no right answer. so what would be proven?
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nothing is wrong with it, there would just be no right answer. so what would be proven?
Nothing, and there'd be no right answer. Just like any other discussion on MB.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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how bout song? house of the rising sun by the animals convinced dylan to go electric, which changed music more than anything else
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I wouldn't go that far. not "more than anything else".

Besides, if you go by songs and inspiration like that, you would have to say for example Woody Guthrie was more influential, cause he recorded a version of the song which influenced the Animals cover, Woody Guthrie influenced both in that regard (who was more of an influence on Dylan then that of The Animals). But then you would have to say the one who inspired Woody was more influential.. and repeat this to no end.
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The reason that all of this is so subjective, because an album which may have had a significant impact on a particular style of music may have ultimately been a minute factor (to say the least) within another style of music.

For example: The Stones' Exile On Main St. is a supremely important and influential album, as is The Talking Heads' Remain In Light, but for very different sorts of artists who are currently experiencing some manner of success.

Pop music would almost certainly draw more from an album like Michael Jackson's Thriller, or even a lot of David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, or Aladdin Sane.

As such, it's going to be all the more subjective because people are going to tend to believe the more influential album to be the one that most influenced their own favorite music.

For what it's worth, I feel like Remain In Light was the most important and influential album as far as influencing the music I most enjoy, but I know that it wouldn't be as important from a hip-hop, heavy metal, or prog standpoint, although I still enjoy music from those genres massively.
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