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#1 DanishLakerFan

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Posted March 01, 2014 - 11:26 AM

A while back NME - an esteemed british music magazine published a list of the 500 greates songs of all time. You can find the entire list here: http://consequenceof...cording-to-nme/

 

After skimming through the list, i quickly came to the conclusion that the writers from NME either are joking or are retarded. 

 

The top 5 really sums up my disgust:

 

5. The strokes - Last nite

4. The smiths - how soon is soon

3. Donna Summer - I feel love

2. Joy division - love will tear us apart

1. Nirvana - smells like teen spirit

 

Fair enough, Nirvana and Strokes needs to be pretty high - but The Smiths, Donna Summer and Joy Division? [expletive]ing british douchebags, they shouldn't even be in the top 500, much less top 5. 

 

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Posted March 01, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Most cliche lists will top with Elvis, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and the occasional Bod Dylan. In reality there is never that much surprise.

 

But this list, wow. I love Nirvana but no way is SLTS the greatest song of all time. Smiths while I respect them, I actually prefer "This Charming Man" over "How Soon is Soon". Same with The Strokes, they have much better songs than "Last Nite". Wasn't sure about Joy Division so I went to look it up, that song is ok. I think it played in Donnie Darko.

 

Terrible list, like asking a guy who the greatest bands of all time and only recollecting to bands after the 80's.

 

Which reminds me. Is there a thread for people's top 10 songs of all time? I'd think this forum would get a wide array of tastes.


Edited by Ven, March 01, 2014 - 12:52 PM.


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#4 RobBlake

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Posted March 01, 2014 - 07:10 PM

led zep will always and should always be in top 5 of any discussion..as well as jimi hendrix. Nirvana is great, but their songs are middle of the pack if we are talkin GOAT. The Smiths was a great band and they influenced quite a bit of the current gen of musicians.. but they are middle of the pack too


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