Originally Posted by notorious ai3
i'm pretty sure he is questioning linkin park because most of the band members lack the ability to play their instrument with any sort of range (except the guy on the turntables), so putting them ahead of so many more qualified rock artists who have produced simply GREAT songs is a bit of a joke. not to mention linkin park's songs all seem to have similar lyrics disqualifies them for having great songwriting ability. You cannot say this song's lyrics match up with Bob Dylan's or many of the other classic musicians in the rock genre without being laughed at.
Ah, I misunderstood what he meant. Well music is all about taste to each individual's ears. Sometimes it's about the lyrics, sometimes the beat, sometimes, the extended guitar riffs...but in the end it's all about what you enjoy listening too and what is pleasurable to your own tastes and ears.
I grew up with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Joe Satriani, Stevie Ray Vaughn etc and eventually progressed to more metal bands like Metallica, Pantera, Faith No More...but i never judged a song by how extensive the muscician' talents were or how deep the lyrcis were. I judged it based on what was pleasureable TO ME to listen to. If someone doesn't like Aerosmith, it doesn't mean Aerosmith is not great, it just means that Aerosmith is not to their tastes. Someone may love Britney Spears and even if she is not considered a great musician, it doesn't mean
that person is an idiot for enjoying her music because it is what is enjoyable to that person's ears.
So when this guy started a thread about YOUR favorite song, i put MY favorite song that i enjoy listening to, just because it is not by someone considered to be a great or even a good musician, doesn't mean that to me its not a great song TO ME.
But for all the haters, here is a list of 3 other rock songs that i love:
Led Zeppelin "Whole Lotta Love"
Black Sabbath "Iron Man"
Tom Petty "Last Dance with Mary Jane" (if you want to consider Petty rock)
Feel better now oh great Rock Connaisseur?