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    MICHAEL JACKSON
    45.45%
    THE BEATLES
    45.45%
    R KELLY
    9.09%

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    Who is the greatest ever

    michael jackson

    the beatles

    r kelly
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    :confused: Um. Not R-Kelly...

    Personally I'd say none of them
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    They are all rubbish compared to Phillip Glass, Susumu Hirasawa and Martin O'Donnell.
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    (Original post by EggmanD)
    They are all rubbish compared to Phillip Glass, Susumu Hirasawa and Martin O'Donnell.
    Philip Glass? Seriously? I didn't know anyone still likes minimalist music. Him and Steve Reich just annoy me.
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    Kanye West. The voice of this generation.
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    Why are we comparing three totally dfferent artists? I'm affraid I don't listen to much of any of them but I can conclude that R Kelly should not even be condisered in top 500. I prefer the Beatles of MJ but like The Smiths even more
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    Well they are all very different, and narrowing it down to just 3 choices doesn't allow much room for debate.
    Are we voting based on musical influence? Their contribution to musical evolution? Or on how popular they were?
    But then, what is there to say that popularity proves something is great?

    Schoenburg hated the idea of writing music for the people he sourly referred to as "the masses": "If it is art," he said, "it is not for all, and if it is for all, it is not art." (I like this quote)
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    (Original post by 69Crazyfists)
    Philip Glass? Seriously? I didn't know anyone still likes minimalist music. Him and Steve Reich just annoy me.
    Glass is a badman. If we are talking 'greatest musicians ever' we cant talk about pop music can we lol.. I dont rate a lot of his proper minimal works but his experimental ensemble pieces and his film scores are nothing short of superb.

    I personally prefer the other two i mentioned but throwing Glass in their always attracts someone.
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    (Original post by janesh0000)
    Kanye West. The voice of this generation.
    No he's not thats just stupid. The voice of a generation usually speaks for their generation he just acts like a knob head and wears oversized jewellery.
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    Jimi Hendrix, Jack White, Pete Doherty ya di ya di ya...

    In my opinion.
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    (Original post by janesh0000)
    Kanye West. The voice of this generation.
    I agree with this.

    Empty headed, arrogant, stupid, shallow, following trends like sheep and wearing stupid clothes that make you look like a complete *******.. that is what this generation is all about.
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    (Original post by EggmanD)
    Glass is a badman. If we are talking 'greatest musicians ever' we cant talk about pop music can we lol.. I dont rate a lot of his proper minimal works but his experimental ensemble pieces and his film scores are nothing short of superb.

    I personally prefer the other two i mentioned but throwing Glass in their always attracts someone.
    Yeh I agree it's not going to be a pop star, but I don't think it's Glass either. Over the years there have been so many great musicians.
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    (Original post by 69Crazyfists)
    Philip Glass? Seriously? I didn't know anyone still likes minimalist music. Him and Steve Reich just annoy me.
    Having looked at the first post, I was literally just about to write "Phillip Glass? Seriously?" And then I scrolled down....

    High five!
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    BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN!
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    My votes would go to
    Mark Knopfler (very good lyricist and composer and of course one of the finest guitarists too. Started of as the frontman of a rock band in the 80s, currently writing folk and blues songs!)
    Peter Gabriel
    Elvis (not a massive fan myself but can't deny that he revolutionised music forever)
    Mozart (Really don't know how he's not been mentioned yet!)
    J.S. Bach (prefer his work to that of mozart personally)
    Multiple other classical composers and performers.
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    Lennon/McCartney
    Richards/Jagger
    Gallagher
    Morrissey/Marr

    All good stuff
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    Ermmm............... R Kelly, Really? Plus there's no such thing as greatest musicians.
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    Also with regards to Kanye being the voice to a generation, voices to generations (Beatles, Pistols, Oasis, Joy Division/Smiths) usually have a message or stand for a particular moment in time.

    Kanye West just acts like a knob and autotunes every song.
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    Rolling Stones > Beatles
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    this is pathetic
 
 
 
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