Friday, March 28, 2008

Musical Debate

The Back to Rockville blog from the Star has a post about Q magazine taking a reader poll of the best British albums from 1958 to 2008. It seems that the great unwashed readership chose to name Oasis's Definetly, Maybe as #1. From this, I am supposed to take the conclusion that readers of Q magazine are charlatans.

While I think that The Rolling Stones' place on the list and the weirdly high placement of Keane are both ludicrous, I also kind of like the fact that regular people are willing to break with the time honored tradition of declaring that the bands that came before are the sacred cows who made the music that will never be bested.

Sure, Muse standing next to The Who on a list is kind of strange, but why can't OK Computer legitimately be thought of as a peer to Revolver? And even if I'm not a huge Oasis fan, whose to say the Brits are wrong for disagreeing? It's not like they declared a Firehouse album #1, right?

1 comment:

Dan said...

Democracy sucks in matters of taste. The masses is asses.


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