What Musical Genius do you Respect Most?

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  1. Multicellular

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    Well besides Kanye of course...

    Shostakovich..walking the line of beauty and pain like nobody else.
     
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    max Martin is as bad as stock, aitken and waterman were in the 80's, a constant stream of dirge pop. Britney Spears, NSYNC, Katy Perry, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Justin Timberlake.

    his songs might have sold over 250 million, but they've all been crap and won't be remembered.
     
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    Every time I listen to Billion Dollar Babies or Dead Babies I hear genius.
     
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    Has anyone mentioned Robert Johnson yet?!

    Bach, Miles, Hendrix, Lennon/McCartney, Hiromi Uehara...
     
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    ian anderson/max martin?**** no!
     
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    What's everyones most favourite bestest in the world #1 @kindness thread?
     
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    Lenny Breau was the first thing that popped up in my mind.
     
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    Before Haydn, art music at its finest sounded like Bach, Handel or Scarlatti. After Haydn, it sounded like Mozart and Beethoven. He basically invented classical music.
     
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    Right now I'm really into Steven Wilson. I'm so impressed with what he has achieved with his solo career. Just great, uncompromising albums.
     
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    It is hard to come with a better candidate than Bach. In the 20th Century, Stravinsky and Charlie Parker
    come to mind. In the present, Chris Thile has to be the most impressive overall
    musical talent I have encountered in my lifetime.

    On a related note, I have a hard time equating someone like Bob Dylan, whose immense
    talent is primarily verbal to someone like Bach or Charlie Parker.
     
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    Groucho Marx - "Some Enchanted Evening"
     
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    While Haydn was certainly the man, I have to disagree with your assessment a bit. It was Bach's kids who began to bridge the gap between the Baroque and classical period (after all, how could they possible outdo their old man, the greatest musical of all time.. he was the MASTER of 10,000,000 notes, they had to go in the other direction, form, balance, symmetry, etc). In fact, Haydn studied CPE Bach heavily, listen and you will surely hear it.

    But yes, Haydn is awesome.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Haydn
     
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    At the moment of his death, was still penning The Art of Fugue.
     
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