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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Let's limit this to the 20th century (as I'm fairly certain neither VH1 nor Rolling Stone considered symphonic composers.

    Let's also assume cultural, innovative, and influential impact as the scoring troika.

    If that's the case, what say ye, Redszone?
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    My Top Five Greatest Artists of All Time

    1. Bob Seger
    2. James Taylor
    3. Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
    4. Eric Clapton
    5. Frank Sinatra

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    1. The guy who invented the drum
    2. Mozart
    3. The Beatles
    4. Robert Johnson
    5. Celine Dion -- wait I was temporarily insane -- how about Duke Ellington
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    Megadeth
    AC/DC
    Led Zeppelin
    Pre-Black Album Metallica
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    Let's make some noise!

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    Re: Who's Your Top Five Greatest Artists of All Time? (Music)

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Yep, might as well debate what your top 5 foods are.
    Well that's really easy:

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    Re: Who's Your Top Five Greatest Artists of All Time? (Music)

    If you limit it to the 20th/21st Century, then it really isn't a list of "All Time." Mozart and Beethoven were the rock stars of their time. Likewise, the music of composers such as Edvard Grieg ("in the Hall of the Mountain King"), Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, and Johann Strauss (Blue Danube Waltz) contain some of the best pop hooks in music. Their music is still heard everywhere and influences modern artists every day. You might even find yourself humming or whistling the tune of their music even if you don't know who wrote it.
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    I simply can't put anyone in the 21st century over guys like Beethoven and Mozart. Beethoven created probably the best piece of music in the history of man (9th symphony) when he was drunk and deaf. That has to account for something. I can't compare Metallica to Mozart who had perfect pitch and wrote over 600 songs including writing his first opera at age 12. More impressive is that he did all this before he died at age 35. Those guys were so far ahead of their time and their music was so complicated that really no 21st century musician can really compare to them.

    For me it goes:

    1. Beethoven
    2. Bach
    3. Mozart
    4. Wagner
    5. Liszt
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    I simply can't put anyone in the 21st century over guys like Beethoven and Mozart. Beethoven created probably the best piece of music in the history of man (9th symphony) when he was drunk and deaf. That has to account for something. I can't compare Metallica to Mozart who had perfect pitch and wrote over 600 songs including writing his first opera at age 12. More impressive is that he did all this before he died at age 35. Those guys were so far ahead of their time and their music was so complicated that really no 21st century musician can really compare to them.

    For me it goes:

    1. Beethoven
    2. Bach
    3. Mozart
    4. Wagner
    5. Liszt
    I just want to take exception to the "best piece of music in the history of man ". It may only be the 3rd best piece of music that Ludwig wrote, I much prefer his Fifth Symphony and the greatest little love song ever written Fur Elise.
    What if this is as good as it gets?

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    Re: Who's Your Top Five Greatest Artists of All Time? (Music)

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    I simply can't put anyone in the 21st century over guys like Beethoven and Mozart. Beethoven created probably the best piece of music in the history of man (9th symphony) when he was drunk and deaf. That has to account for something. I can't compare Metallica to Mozart who had perfect pitch and wrote over 600 songs including writing his first opera at age 12. More impressive is that he did all this before he died at age 35. Those guys were so far ahead of their time and their music was so complicated that really no 21st century musician can really compare to them.

    For me it goes:

    1. Beethoven
    2. Bach
    3. Mozart
    4. Wagner
    5. Liszt
    To be fair, the question is about *your* top five artists. Modern music speaks to me much more than classical does.
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    Re: Who's Your Top Five Greatest Artists of All Time? (Music)

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
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    I see that combo weekly, and no I have no desire to try one.

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    1. Guns N Roses
    2. Bob Seger
    3. AC/DC
    4. Led Zep
    5. Queen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain13 View Post
    I just want to take exception to the "best piece of music in the history of man ". It may only be the 3rd best piece of music that Ludwig wrote, I much prefer his Fifth Symphony and the greatest little love song ever written Fur Elise.

    I take it in context that his 9th symphony was created when he was fully deaf and that it is almost perfect, musically speaking. I would actually consider his 7th symphony better than his 5th. However it is all up to the listener so there isn't a right or wrong answer.

    By the way, I think Fur Elise is overrated, lol.

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    "Five Greatest Artists of All Time"?
    Rembrandt, Renoir, Picasso, da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Monet.......
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    Re: Who's Your Top Five Greatest Artists of All Time? (Music)

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post

    By the way, I think Fur Elise is overrated, lol.
    I guess the best way to judge that song would be in it's effectiveness, and since Ludwig and Elise have long since passed we will never know.
    What if this is as good as it gets?

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    Re: Who's Your Top Five Greatest Artists of All Time? (Music)

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeThierry View Post
    I simply can't put anyone in the 21st century over guys like Beethoven and Mozart. Beethoven created probably the best piece of music in the history of man (9th symphony) when he was drunk and deaf. That has to account for something. I can't compare Metallica to Mozart who had perfect pitch and wrote over 600 songs including writing his first opera at age 12. More impressive is that he did all this before he died at age 35. Those guys were so far ahead of their time and their music was so complicated that really no 21st century musician can really compare to them.

    For me it goes:

    1. Beethoven
    2. Bach
    3. Mozart
    4. Wagner
    5. Liszt
    Gosh, I can say the Beatles are better than all those guys. Complexity, volume, and all that other stuff don't beat a good hook for me.

    They may have written great operas and symphonies, but if you don't like opera and symphonies...
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