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Another Blown Save wrote:DK wrote:Dan Lambskin wrote:It's hard for me to say that guys like the Beatles are great songwriters, since most of their songs aren't very deep when it comes to lyricism. They've got excellent music, and it's very catchy, don't get me wrong. I like the Beatles a lot. That said, their songs have as many lyrics as one verse by guys like Sage.
I mean, it's great stuff, no doubt, don't get me wrong. The Beatles do have some examples of great lyricism (Penny Lane springs to mind). But I think lyricists today are more skilled in terms of wordplay.
I don't see how Lennon and McCartney have porr lyricism, esp. Lennon who wrote many great songs in his solo carrier.
Songs like A Day in the Life have great lyrics.
And I don't know how lyrics today are more skilled. I personally believe that no artist comes to close to guys like Bob Dylan, lyrics wise.
_Simulacrum_ wrote:Dan Lambskin wrote:Waters/Gilmour are probably my favorite
i really like Bowie too
Stupid oversight on my part not to mention Waters/Gilmour. I sure do love the Floyd.
Bowie's all right, haven't listened to too much... the stuff I've heard sounds a lot like Pink Floyd actually.
RynMan wrote:I wonder if any of you guys have heard of a band from New Zealand/Australia called Crowded House? Their lead singer was Neil Finn and apparently he was one of the greatest, people likened him to McCartney in how good a songwriter he was. I have no real opinion as I haven't listened to alot of music by the Beattles. But yeah, check him out if you get a chance and let me know your thoughts.
My favourite song by them is probably "Don't dream its over".....it actually reached number 2 in the US in the 80's.
stevethumb wrote:hey..let's give a gal some props...lucinda williams is a first rate songwriting talent
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