why do people rate the beatles so highly? - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-14-2005, 07:12 AM   #1
Acrobat
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 371
Local Time: 07:01 AM
why do people rate the beatles so highly?

Don't get me wrong, I love them and think that they are one of the greatest ever and that they are the only band that can come close to u2, but take a look at this list. I think it's from the rolling stone magazine, how can you posibly justify so many beatles albums in there?? and no u2 albums?? The JT and AB are a lot better than most of the records on that list.

Top 20 Albums of all time!

Look how many times the Beatles appear in this list:

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

2. Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys

3. Revolver, The Beatles

4. Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan

5. Rubber Soul, The Beatles

6. What's Going On, Marvin Gaye

7. Exile on Main Street, The Rolling Stones

8. London Calling, The Clash My favourite of all time!

9. Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan

10. The Beatles ("The White Album"), The Beatles

11. The Sun Sessions, Elvis Presley

12. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis

13. Velvet Underground and Nico, The Velvet Underground

14. Abbey Road, The Beatles

15. Are You Experienced?, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

16. Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan

17. Nevermind, Nirvana

18. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

19. Astral Weeks, Van Morrison

20. Thriller, Michael Jackson
__________________

__________________
akann is online now  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:00 AM   #2
Breakdancing Soul Pilgrim
 
UberBeaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: the most serious...douch hammer ever
Posts: 20,318
Local Time: 01:01 AM
I'll take a stab at this. Pretty much every album on that list represented a new direction or refinement in the music. They were all highly influential. With U2, you have a band that is great at what they do, but I don't think they generally alter the course of music too often. They are unique unto themselves. Like The Doors. No one really sounds like them, per se.
__________________

__________________
UberBeaver is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:04 AM   #3
Acrobat
 
OnFire's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 386
Local Time: 06:01 AM
Rolling Stone is a baby-boomer rag created for a born-in-the fifties audience. I would still rank the Beatles work above U2 but my list would have JT and AB in the top 10.

As good as Sgt Peppers is, I do think it's somewhat overated by critics. Revolver is better IMO, Rubber Soul is also essential.
__________________
OnFire is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:07 AM   #4
ONE
love, blood, life
 
U2Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: at pavel's
Posts: 11,603
Local Time: 07:01 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by UberBeaver
I'll take a stab at this. Pretty much every album on that list represented a new direction or refinement in the music. They were all highly influential. With U2, you have a band that is great at what they do, but I don't think they generally alter the course of music too often. They are unique unto themselves. Like The Doors. No one really sounds like them, per se.


Exactly.

And actually, it wouldn't be unfair to put even more Beatles albums on that list. "Help" could be there, for instance. And "The White Album" should rank among the first three on the list.
__________________
U2Man is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:16 AM   #5
Breakdancing Soul Pilgrim
 
UberBeaver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: the most serious...douch hammer ever
Posts: 20,318
Local Time: 01:01 AM
And if you step back and look at what the Beatles did, you have to take into consideration that the pool of influences was much shallower then. When they did something original, it was truly original. Sgt Peppers, nothing sounded like that. It almost came out of thin air, purely the work of incredible imaginations. And to this day, almost 40 years later, it still sounds crisp and uptodate.
__________________
UberBeaver is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:20 AM   #6
War Child
 
Nube Gris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lima Peru
Posts: 759
Local Time: 06:01 AM
The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby are on the top 10 if not top 5
AB maybe the best ever album
Critics are afraid their credibility goes to hell if they don't consider The Beatles up there; its like a tradition
They know a lot of buyers want to see The Bealtles up there; they are playin' it safe....they want to sell the magazine after all
__________________
Nube Gris is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:34 AM   #7
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
yimou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Denmark
Posts: 4,786
Local Time: 07:01 AM
All the albums on that list is part of music history. In whatever genre they may fit. Thats why they will always end up on top of every list made. And thats the way it should be.
__________________
yimou is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:38 AM   #8
ONE
love, blood, life
 
U2Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: at pavel's
Posts: 11,603
Local Time: 07:01 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by yimou
All the albums on that list is part of music history. In whatever genre they may fit. Thats why they will always end up on top of every list made. And thats the way it should be.
Your comment deserves an:
__________________
U2Man is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:40 AM   #9
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
yimou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Denmark
Posts: 4,786
Local Time: 07:01 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2Man


Your comment deserves an:
Let me return the with a solid for your comments

U2Man, do you have Pet Sounds ??
__________________
yimou is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:42 AM   #10
ONE
love, blood, life
 
U2Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: at pavel's
Posts: 11,603
Local Time: 07:01 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by yimou


Let me return the with a solid for your comments

U2Man, do you have Pet Sounds ??
I once had but I cannot find it anymore
__________________
U2Man is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:49 AM   #11
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Song of the week "sentimental" by Porcupine Tree
Posts: 3,854
Local Time: 06:01 AM
I dont like Beatles and I am proud of this fact
__________________
AcrobatMan is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:52 AM   #12
ONE
love, blood, life
 
yertle-the-turtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: York, UK and Singapore
Posts: 11,750
Local Time: 02:01 PM
I think it's a manner of timing as well.

Let's take, I don't know, let's take the Avalanches. What they're doing isn't exactly new, but it's fairly interesting and innovative in a sense; but their one album was released about four years ago. The Beatles' legacy has extended for about 40 years. It's possible 40 years from now people will view the Avalanches in a Beatles-like fashion, simply because they have the huge benefit of hindsight.

And if anyone wants to slate Nirvana they can jolly well fuck off. Kurt Cobain didn't play wanky Jimmy Page guitar solos for a reason.
__________________
yertle-the-turtle is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:52 AM   #13
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
yimou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Denmark
Posts: 4,786
Local Time: 07:01 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by U2Man


I once had but I cannot find it anymore
Pet Sounds = masterpiece


Quote:
Originally posted by AcrobatMan
I dont like Beatles and I am proud of this fact
Whatever makes you happy
__________________
yimou is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 10:56 AM   #14
ONE
love, blood, life
 
U2Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: at pavel's
Posts: 11,603
Local Time: 07:01 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by yimou


Pet Sounds = masterpiece
I know. That's why I am still searching for it. It is truly great.
__________________
U2Man is offline  
Old 12-14-2005, 11:00 AM   #15
Acrobat
 
reptile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: australia
Posts: 474
Local Time: 04:31 PM
A: List are shit, dont worry about them. I refuse to buy magazines that bring out list editions......

B:Proof of A is that any list of best albums that doesnt include the White album is just invalid....(this one album (yeah i know its a double) has had more influence on songwriters, bands , etc since its release, then any other by anyone ever!!!)

C: List are shit, dont worry about them..........
__________________

__________________
reptile is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com