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Thread #75651   Message #1331369
Posted By: GUEST
18-Nov-04 - 02:38 PM
Thread Name: Dylan: Rock Legend, Maybe Folk Legend?
Subject: RE: Dylan: Rock Legend, Maybe Folk Legend?
Well, I didn't know they did it because I follow the magazine! I read about the list at Google News, while there getting my daily news fix. Here is my fave quote from all the articles about the list, so far:

From Brian Donnelly at The Herald:

"Welcome, then, to the sound of middle-aged conformity, where songsmiths who themselves have reached hallowed status define their influences for a brand new generation...

...No-one's disputing the era-defining power many of these songs still possess. Being commodified in such a way, however, cheapens them, and ignores anything off-kilter or non guitar-based. Dance culture? Not likely...

But where are those other slices of post-modern pop brilliance, like Beyonce's Crazy For Love and Kylie's Can't Get You Out Of My Head?
Maybe they're just too darned girly for Rolling Stone, or perhaps the panel are too stricken with advanced tinnitus to recognise such 21st century bubblegum genius."