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Old 06-26-2008, 07:53 PM   #361
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How about this. Am I lacking in musical knowledge/experience because I generally find Bono's lyrics more appealing than Tori Amos'? Because I do. She's fine if you examine the lyrics 60 times to find out what the hell she's talking about, but Bono's best work is just so much more moving to me.
Bono might be more moving at times but on paper Tori is much better. Everyone needs more musical knowledge and experience. With liking Bono more than Tori is subjective. I think you do have to realize their are much better lyricists out there than Bono even if we disagree on who specifically is.
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Bono might be more moving at times but on paper Tori is much better. Everyone needs more musical knowledge and experience. With liking Bono more than Tori is subjective. I think you do have to realize their are much better lyricists out there than Bono even if we disagree on who specifically is.
I'm more into the cynically humorous types. Ray Davies, Donald Fagen, Randy Newman at his 70's peak, etc. But Bono is awesome.
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I'm more into the cynically humorous types. Ray Davies, Donald Fagen, Randy Newman at his 70's peak, etc. But Bono is awesome.
I'm more into the lyricists that sort of become someone else or go to a place like Tori Amos, Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. I like Bono too by the way. Walk To The Water is my favorite song lyric.
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Bono might be more moving at times but on paper Tori is much better. Everyone needs more musical knowledge and experience. With liking Bono more than Tori is subjective. I think you do have to realize their are much better lyricists out there than Bono even if we disagree on who specifically is.
It's all subjective, Screwtape, including your opinions on LM's tastes.

Viva la subjectivity.
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...or Laz and all his friends?
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It's all subjective, Screwtape, including your opinions on LM's tastes.

Viva la subjectivity.
Um...I didn't say anything about LemonMelon's taste. In fact we like a lot of the same things musically.
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...or Laz and all his friends?


BTW, the Last Dance With Mary Jane/Dani California comparison videos like the one GG posted always crack me up because it's so blatant. At least the chorus is different.
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Um...I didn't say anything about LemonMelon's taste. In fact we like a lot of the same things musically.
We disagree often, but have our moments.

Like, for instance, I agree on the lyrical brilliance of The Wall. It's the main thing I like about it.
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I like it.
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We disagree often, but have our moments.

Like, for instance, I agree on the lyrical brilliance of The Wall. It's the main thing I like about it.
Reading your eopinions blogs I realize I have to go listen to some Moody Blues albums ASAP.
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Reading your eopinions blogs I realize I have to go listen to some Moody Blues albums ASAP.
I'm totally writing up To Our Children's Children's Children next. I'm rather new to the band, but I would rate the ones I've heard like so:

Days Of Future Passed: A+
To Our Children's Children's Children: A
In Search Of The Lost Chord: B+
On The Threshold Of A Dream: B

"Floating" is on my next DI list.
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You can have what many consider to be the greatest lyrics ever like Bob Dylan but if the music is not what you are into it wont sound good. Coldplay certainly doesnt have the lyrics down yet but they are getting good results with the music and to me that is the most important part. On the majority of The Beatles catalogue they had very poor lyrics infact but the music was good so people loved them. There are a few notable standouts of course.

U2 once said that Joshua Tree was their best work lyrically, but Achtung Baby was their best work musically, and I would agree with that, I also think U2 themselves thinks Achtung Baby is their best record, of which I would also agree.
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Um...I didn't say anything about LemonMelon's taste. In fact we like a lot of the same things musically.
Yes you did...you said who you preferred, compared to LM.
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I'm totally writing up To Our Children's Children's Children next. I'm rather new to the band, but I would rate the ones I've heard like so:

Days Of Future Passed: A+
To Our Children's Children's Children: A
In Search Of The Lost Chord: B+
On The Threshold Of A Dream: B

"Floating" is on my next DI list.
My favorite Moody Blues record is Long Distance Voyager. I'll admit it isn't as good as their other albums but I just love it.
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You can have what many consider to be the greatest lyrics ever like Bob Dylan but if the music is not what you are into it wont sound good. Coldplay certainly doesnt have the lyrics down yet but they are getting good results with the music and to me that is the most important part. On the majority of The Beatles catalogue they had very poor lyrics infact but the music was good so people loved them. There are a few notable standouts of course.

U2 once said that Joshua Tree was their best work lyrically, but Achtung Baby was their best work musically, and I would agree with that, I also think U2 themselves thinks Achtung Baby is their best record, of which I would also agree.
Music definitely trumps lyrics for me, any day!
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