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Old 08-06-2004, 07:30 AM   #1
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U2 - REM - Radiohead: best band in the world?

I thought of this in the "Passion" thread; we know these three bands have, in the last years, been most often linked to the title of being the best.

We also know they are mutual friends and respect each other, and always speak highly of each other. I think the critics usually rate all three pretty high, but it seems the media is wanting to stick the label of "best band in the world" to any of them at any given time.

What do you think? Is it a competition, can we really say that any one is the best, being subjective and being fans of U2?

*edit* Interestingly, Radiohead, REM and U2 have issued albums at the same time. POP and OK computer, Reveal and ATYCLB (right?) and "Vertigo" and Around the sun.
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I'm with Skeek in that I dont think there's any true competition going on between these bands or any other bands. The idea of 'best band in the world' is far too subjective. Music is just too much of a personal preference to ever be able to truely try to rate what's best and what's not.

I know a lot of people really think of other bands ever selling more records or getting more press than U2 puts them in direct competition. I dont think it has to be that way at all. There's a place for everything, and it's all relative. Like what you like and enjoy it, that's all any band wants.
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Old 08-06-2004, 08:47 AM   #3
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i agree mofo....
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what mofo said

except i wanted to say it first but nevermind.
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It's good to have all 3 bands still making records.
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I think they should all join forces to make a supergroup ~ and THAT would be the greatest band in the world.

Or at least right behind Supertramp!
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It's good to have all 3 bands still making records.
This is easily the most important thing.
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It's good to have all 3 bands still making records.
Very true . to what u2popmofo said, too.

Personally, U2'd still be my favorite out of all those bands (course, it also factors in that they're the band I've heard the most stuff from out of the three...), but I do like the other two bands and hold the utmost respect for them and for what all they've contributed to music, and it seems pretty obvious that all three bands are the same way.

I've never understood the whole competition thing, either-music isn't meant to be a race, it isn't meant to be some clique thing. It's meant for enjoyment, it's meant to bring people together.

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yeah, i don't need to comment because it's already been said (u2popmofo, mrbrau). good thing too, since they phrased it better than i probably would have.


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I think they should all join forces to make a supergroup ~ and THAT would be the greatest band in the world.

Or at least right behind Supertramp!
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Very true, MrBrau. And as everyone else here has agreed, mofo is right. Music is all about what you like. There's something for everyone in the music world, and that's a beautiful thing.

And at the Supertramp comment!
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U2!!!!!























That is all
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U2 yes. REM almost. Radiohead, nope.
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actuall non of them are the best band in the world that title goes to the beatles! like it or not. rem and radiohead are not that good.
they arnt even rock&roll bands more like alternative stuff. and thats the truth. both are nice bands that sell records but come on.
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1. U2

2. REM

3. Radiohead

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