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Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?

Justin Beiber
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Kevin Moore
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Ed Sheeran
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Bono
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PSY
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Offline KevShmev

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2020, 01:33:49 PM »
Barto gave the best serious answer in a non-serious thread. ;)

Those of you mentioning Kayne, I needed a good laugh. Thank you for that.

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #36 on: May 22, 2020, 01:35:34 PM »
The Nicky Spanjaards option is missing, therefore this poll is invalid.
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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #37 on: May 22, 2020, 01:37:51 PM »
The Nicky Spanjaards Lemons option is missing, therefore this poll is invalid.

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2020, 01:38:44 PM »
Steve Stone

Oh wait, that'd be the 20th century....

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2020, 01:38:49 PM »

He is a worthy contender.

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2020, 01:44:34 PM »
These polls used to have an Earth Wind and Fire option at MP's site.

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2020, 02:07:02 PM »
I'm going with The Lady Gaga, if we're being serious.

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2020, 02:13:02 PM »
I'm going with The Lady Gaga, if we're being serious.
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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2020, 02:22:37 PM »
I can't speak for Kayne's musical abilities, but I have no qualms about calling him one of the biggest geniuses of marketing and self-promotion int eh 21st century.
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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2020, 02:25:55 PM »
He's also pretty good at inflating his wife's ass.
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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2020, 10:07:35 PM »
repost regarding Kanye (my bad)


He is a worthy contender.

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2020, 10:46:43 PM »
Honestly?

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #47 on: May 23, 2020, 06:49:57 AM »
The combined talents of the people listed might add up to the talent in McCartney’s right pinky finger.

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #48 on: May 23, 2020, 07:15:06 AM »
People dissing on Ed Sheeran without actually knowing what he does is pretty strange.
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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #49 on: May 23, 2020, 07:45:17 AM »
The combined talents of the people listed might add up to the talent in McCartney’s right pinky finger.

That may be true (McCartney was my first thought before I realized we were limiting this to the 21st century) but that's sort of like comparing every hockey player to Gretzky, or every basketball player to Jordan.  Doesn't mean the rest aren't good, just that they're not, well, McCartney.

By the way, even limiting to the 21st Century, Bruce Springsteen ain't a bad guess.  He's done more in the twilight of his career than most have done at the peak of their career. 

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2020, 08:12:35 AM »
I'm amazed how many DTF'ers are missing the joke here.
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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2020, 08:13:58 AM »
I'm amazed how many DTF'ers are missing the joke here.

Not missing the joke, really, just musing, because the inanity that led to the joke notwithstanding, it's an interesting question.

Plus, I've got nothing funny to add!  :)   

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2020, 08:19:58 AM »
I'm amazed how many DTF'ers are missing the joke here.

Not missing the joke, really, just musing, because the inanity that led to the joke notwithstanding, it's an interesting question.

Plus, I've got nothing funny to add!  :)

There are others though.  :lol
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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2020, 08:23:10 AM »
I'm amazed how many DTF'ers are missing the joke here.

Not missing the joke, really, just musing, because the inanity that led to the joke notwithstanding, it's an interesting question.

Plus, I've got nothing funny to add!  :)

There are others though.  :lol

Oh, I'm definitely getting the joke, especially after my participation in the glorious Knocking on Heaven's Door thread, but some of the responses irk me. I don't know enough about Justin Bieber or PSY (or even Bono for that matter), so I won't comment on that, but people claiming Ed Sheeran is 'talentless' is ridiculous.
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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #54 on: May 23, 2020, 08:37:20 AM »
I'm amazed how many DTF'ers are missing the joke here.

Not missing the joke, really, just musing, because the inanity that led to the joke notwithstanding, it's an interesting question.

Plus, I've got nothing funny to add!  :)

We're used to that. :neverusethis:

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #55 on: May 23, 2020, 09:42:54 AM »
I'm amazed how many DTF'ers are missing the joke here.

Plus, I've got nothing funny to add!  :)

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #56 on: May 23, 2020, 11:57:43 AM »
People dissing on Ed Sheeran without actually knowing what he does is pretty strange.

I know what he does. He makes bland commercial music.


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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #57 on: May 23, 2020, 12:06:53 PM »
Steven Wilson is the obvious choice. And interestingly, he'd probably throw a nod in Kanye's direction. When I saw him a few years ago he actually commented that Kanye was really the only person out there actually pushing boundaries.
No offense to Kanye, but Steven Wilson really needs to listen to more contemporary music  :rollin

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2020, 12:07:07 PM »
People dissing on Ed Sheeran without actually knowing what he does is pretty strange.

I know what he does. He makes bland commercial music.

And he writes and performs his own stuff and is hugely successful at doing that.
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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2020, 12:12:17 PM »
People dissing on Ed Sheeran without actually knowing what he does is pretty strange.

I know what he does. He makes bland commercial music.

And he writes and performs his own stuff and is hugely successful at doing that.

But the music he writes is objectively bad. Derp.

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #60 on: May 26, 2020, 07:50:17 AM »
People dissing on Ed Sheeran without actually knowing what he does is pretty strange.

I know what he does. He makes bland commercial music.

Have you seen him?   

He stood on a stadium stage, by himself with only a guitar, and filled it, in real time, with his loops (using the guitar as a rhythmic device in addition to a melodic instrument) and his vocals, and held them - including my wife and two daughters, captivated.  His music is not my cup of tea, but to dismiss him is absolutely ridiculous, and shows me - yes, I'm going to say it - that you are delusional on the level of your own "musical acumen".  You don't know half of what you think you do if you dismiss him in that way.   So much for your "I can acknowledge music I don't like" nonsense you've been spewing.   

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #61 on: May 26, 2020, 08:00:02 AM »
Me trying to hold Stadler back from taking the same bait I did:

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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #62 on: May 26, 2020, 08:01:42 AM »
People dissing on Ed Sheeran without actually knowing what he does is pretty strange.

I know what he does. He makes bland commercial music.

Have you seen him?   

He stood on a stadium stage, by himself with only a guitar, and filled it, in real time, with his loops (using the guitar as a rhythmic device in addition to a melodic instrument) and his vocals, and held them - including my wife and two daughters, captivated.  His music is not my cup of tea, but to dismiss him is absolutely ridiculous, and shows me - yes, I'm going to say it - that you are delusional on the level of your own "musical acumen".  You don't know half of what you think you do if you dismiss him in that way.   So much for your "I can acknowledge music I don't like" nonsense you've been spewing.

There are some singers/bands I don't like, but appreciate their music so I would never say they suck, but Sheeran is not that example. I genuinely believe his music sucks and doesn't deserve appreciation.






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Re: Who is the biggest musical genius of the 21st century?
« Reply #63 on: May 26, 2020, 09:33:51 AM »
People dissing on Ed Sheeran without actually knowing what he does is pretty strange.

I know what he does. He makes bland commercial music.

Have you seen him?   

He stood on a stadium stage, by himself with only a guitar, and filled it, in real time, with his loops (using the guitar as a rhythmic device in addition to a melodic instrument) and his vocals, and held them - including my wife and two daughters, captivated.  His music is not my cup of tea, but to dismiss him is absolutely ridiculous, and shows me - yes, I'm going to say it - that you are delusional on the level of your own "musical acumen".  You don't know half of what you think you do if you dismiss him in that way.   So much for your "I can acknowledge music I don't like" nonsense you've been spewing.

There are some singers/bands I don't like, but appreciate their music so I would never say they suck, but Sheeran is not that example. I genuinely believe his music sucks and doesn't deserve appreciation.

Not that it had a ton to begin with, but that right there destroys your position for me.  You're just rationalizing your own personal taste under the false guise of "objectivity".