How utterly pathetic, they show no objectivity at all.
They show that there are names that can be reliably namedropped for instant credibility, musicians that nobody feel they dare oppose. Me? I don't give a shit. I think Pink Floyd are nothing special, I really like The Beatles but I think they're overrated, I don't and never have been a HUGE fan of Dylan, I love Zeppelin and Hendrix, Nirvana I like a lot. There are people who may suck off every band in that list, or people that hate them all. Neither are wrong, one is just less credible.
It doesn't prove anything. Greatest album/artist lists are never OFFICIAL. It's a tally of many opinions. It's not fact, it's opinion.
It strengthens no point, it weakens it.
Hahaha, you foolish idiot.
It's a fact that Brazil are the most successful footballing nation ever because you can prove it. PROVE IT. It's a fact if you can prove it. If you asked me to prove how Brazil are more successful than England I could list all their footballing achievements and player achievements.
If you asked me who plays the more enjoyable football, I couldn't prove that it's Brazil, because they aren't factually entertaining. Not everybody watches them and is entertained.
If you can't prove that one music is better than another, it's not a fact, and you can't, nobody can. So the only desperate point you have is the childish and lame rhetoric that "It might be possible.", even though it's not. Because someone can ALWAYS say "I disagree". I don't like the fact that I can't prove Radiohead to be better than Britney Spears, but it doesn't matter to me, because it doesn't need to be a fact to be obvious.
Even if it was a fact, so what? It doesn't mean people will automatically start liking great bands.
If you can't grasp that, take your ball and go home, because you've got to the point of ignoring objective fact in favour of trying to say opinion is fact.
It's fun when people don't actually read your posts.
Don't make this comparison into something it's not. I'm not comparing goals vs. weeks at #1
I never said anything about album sales, and I said it's "almost" as objective as saying Brazil, Argentina...
People who usually enter what bands will and will not appear on lists, more likely have that job because they have SOME sort of idea of what good music is, and a wealth of musical knowledge (probably more than you and I) to compare that with.
It's no coincidence that you see the same bands, albums or songs popping up over and over again. And all I'm saying is that the fact that these same artists end up appearing on lists numerous times is comparible to the fact that the same foootballing nations end up being considered the best numerous times.
It doesn't surprise me that some people don't undertand this analogy, but at the end of the day, the same objectivity that applies to football (or whatever) can more or less be applied to music. Crap is crap...I'm sure this is very "new" thinking to some of you.
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Which is still opinion, just a more credible one in the area of knowledge, not any closer to being factual than the moon being made of cheese.
That's all it is.
Yes, that's precisely what it is, it's coincidence. Some of these acclaimed albums turn out to be actually good anyway, like Radiohead or The Beatles, but they're not factually good just because they keep coming up.
Stop being an idiot.
You win stupidest new music forum member.
Brazil keep getting that accolade because you can factually prove what they've done better than anyone else, how much more they've won, what they've won etc. It's not comparable to anything, because it's totally different.
If The Beatles win best album ever for Abbey Road 10 times in a row, you still can't factually prove that it's a great album. You cannot.
On the other hand, it's not up to me to decide how many times Brazil have factually won championships.
FACT: Brazil are the most successful footballing nation ever.
OPINION: Brazil are the best team to watch.
Do you see how it works?
FACT: The Beatles are a very highly regarded band.
OPINION: The Beatles are definitely a great band.
You cannot prove that one piece of music is factually better than another. What part of that do you not get?
Polls mean nothing. They're just published groups of opinion, nothing factual about it.
What a waste of a post. Saying the same stuff..."People liking something makes it good" (and I knew there'd be people like you out there, that's why I made a point of mentioning how that's wrong thinking in my very first post). You don't get it.
Led Zeppelin = Apocalypse Now
Nickleback = Pearl Harbour
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