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    men invented music
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    (Original post by XOR_)
    The best music is not always/usually the one with the most

    (sales, critical reception, awards) however https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...tists_in_Japan notice the amount of female musicians.

    Going by your criteria Rihanna would be a better musician than Bjork & Justin Bieber would be a better musician than Hybrid. Most Pop (popular) music sucks to begin with so making popularity the criteria is a bad choice.
    That's one country, I'm talking overall (and even then it looks like a pretty even split).

    Personally I think critical reception is a better metric, but we can't dismiss sales completely.
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    (Original post by difeo)
    I meant all music ever rather just right now, but it's true for the present day too. Popularity and critical reception together definitely are a good measure of who's making better music, and it's not even close on both counts:
    http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-...vealed__13273/
    http://www.metacritic.com/browse/alb..._selected=2015
    Selective sources much. If you want to talk about ALL TIME why link to a single year?
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List..._music_artists

    Swifty > U2
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Selective sources much. If you want to talk about ALL TIME why link to a single year?
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List..._music_artists

    Swifty > U2
    Wtf, I linked to a single year (the most recent) because you specifically said "IS (not was)"...

    No idea what you're attempting to prove there, that just supports my point with the vast majority being male. Taylor Swift is a brilliant artist.
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    (Original post by difeo)
    Wtf, I linked to a single year (the most recent) because you specifically said "IS (not was)"...

    No idea what you're attempting to prove there, that just supports my point with the vast majority being male. Taylor Swift is a brilliant artist.
    "Vast majority"

    Do you have any understanding of what that means?
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    (Original post by difeo)
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    That's one country, I'm talking overall (and even then it looks like a pretty even split).

    Personally I think critical reception is a better metric, but we can't dismiss sales completely.
    Yes we can dismiss sales, and critical reception correlates with sales.
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    Why are most of the best music composers male?
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    Men are better than women when it comes to elite performance in pretty much every single area of hunan endeavour - its really hard to think of anything where women dominate men at the top end. The reason for this is hinted at in the scientific literature on cognitive/psychometric traits, which shows that (for most traits) while both sexes are equal on average, men tend to have a lot more variance. As such, you get a lot more men on the extremes - both positive and negative. As such, So the people at the top tend to be male, but so also do the people at the bottom (why are most homeless people, criminals, drug addicts, etc male?)
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    (Original post by PQ)
    wtf?

    (That's a hint as well as an exclamation of disbelief)
    What? I genuinely haven't come across any good female rappers

    (Original post by difeo)
    There was Lauryn Hill but she disappeared, Nicki had potential, but yeah there's not many at all. I know nothing about the genre but metal is probably the same.
    Never heard of Lauryn Hill, and I guess I can see where you're coming from with Nicki - she's done one or two good lines

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    joni mitchell, lauryn hill and kate bush, nina simone (some of my fav artists) are women
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    What? I genuinely haven't come across any good female rappers



    Never heard of Lauryn Hill, and I guess I can see where you're coming from with Nicki - she's done one or two good lines

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    Missy Elliott?
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    (Original post by MJlover)
    Missy Elliott?
    Did she rap? Thought she just did R&B:dontknow:

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    (Original post by PQ)
    "Vast majority"

    Do you have any understanding of what that means?
    Yes, do you? 6 of the top 7 is the vast majority. Obviously how big the majority is depends where you cut it off, but the top X will always be a male majority.
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    (Original post by XOR_)
    Yes we can dismiss sales, and critical reception correlates with sales.
    We can dismiss everything, how convenient. It's okay pal, you won't be called sexist just for admitting something so obviously true.
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Did she rap? Thought she just did R&B:dontknow:

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    she rapped... if u have spotify, I'd recommend her 'under construction' album.
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    What? I genuinely haven't come across any good female rappers



    Never heard of Lauryn Hill, and I guess I can see where you're coming from with Nicki - she's done one or two good lines

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    Legendary album brah: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mi...of_Lauryn_Hill
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    Let's do an experiment, name a top male musician and I'll tell you of a better female musician.
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    I think people are confusing performers with musicians. Taylor Swift/Beyonce/Miley Cyrus don't write/produce their own music - most of it is written and created by men. They are just the figureheads of their respective brands, since their products are primarily being marketed to teenage girls, who identify more with female performers.

    There aren't many female pop stars who actually write their own material. Lady Gaga, Kate Bush and Adele would be among the few exceptions.


    edit: oops my mistake, Taylor Swift does write a lot of her own music
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    (Original post by poohat)
    I think people are confusing performers with musicians. Taylor Swift/Beyonce/Miley Cyrus don't write/produce their own music - most of it is written and created by men. They are just the figureheads of their respective brands, since their products are primarily being marketed to teenage girls, who identify more with female performers.

    There aren't many female pop stars who actually write their own material. Lady Gaga, Kate Bush and Adele would be among the few exceptions.
    Taylor Swift writes a lot of her own music.
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Rap is the one genre where there isn't a good female artist that comes to mind...

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    U wot m8?





    Or even



    :lol:
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    (Original post by XOR_)
    Let's do an experiment, name a top male musician and I'll tell you of a better female musician.
    Sales and music reviewers are irrelevant, but XOR knows all
 
 
 
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