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April 17th, 2018 at 4:28 PM ^

there are so many other artists and bands who I'd rank higher if the main criteria wasn't the birthplace of the best-selling artist.

So many Motown greats, such as the Supremes, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder; Rock greats such as Bob Segar, Alice Cooper, Grand Funk, even Tommy James and the Shondells and Del Shannon if you want to go that far back.

But yeah. Madonna.


April 17th, 2018 at 5:20 PM ^

Meh, from my personal opinion, they're both easily my least favorite, and I think critically and genre-impact wise, the general consensus is they can't hang with the first 3.  I give 808s a ton of credit for proving Kanye is a true artist willing to be vulnerable and change his style.  But while Robocop is one of my favorite songes ever of his, the album as a whole wasn't up to snuff for me.  Yeezus on the other hand, I just could not get into at all.  I tried, it wasn't working.

Out of the non college dropout series albums. My Beautufyl Dark Twisted Fantasy is my favorite, and makes a great case to possibly be my overall favorite Yeezy album (Graduation edges it out though).  Overall beautiful album, especially when tied in with his short movie.  I'm bit surprised it didn't get even more acclaim that it did, but I think that may be because it came out at time the public was starting to really get irritated with his public artist persona.

Honorable mention to his G.O.O.D. Friday series songs, which had some of the best songs he ever made.


April 17th, 2018 at 4:12 PM ^

that all looks pretty miserable to me. Maybe excepting early Elvis and MS.

EDIT: Okay, Eminem, Johny Cash, and Prince. Would pay to see them. I used to know Madonna back in the 80s in A2, and love her as a person, just always wished her damned music were better.