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  1. Geremia P.

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    In other words, Freddie Mercury > John Lennon Mariah Carey > Freddie Mercury I'll stick with Lennon. ;)
  2. Geremia P.

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    Being a Gen-Xer, myself, I can't say. As for Nirvana, take away Smells Like Teen Spirit and Cobain's suicide and what's left? One great album, a few other good ones and a cultural legacy no greater or lesser than several of their contemporaries [The Pixies, Pavement, etc.]. In the end, where...
  3. Geremia P.

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    Personally, I might (or might not) subtract a half star from With the Beatles and Beatles for Sale, but otherwise it's right on. Here's how my tattered 1992 edition of the "Rolling Stone Album Guide" rates them: Please Please Me -- 5 out of 5 With the Beatles -- 5 A Hard Day's Night -- 5...
  4. Geremia P.

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    I'm not quite sure what this means. When I listen to rock & roll from the early '60s I don't want or expect it to sound like anything else. IMHO, the best music is always the stuff that best defines the era and culture from which it came. We should agree to disagree, I guess.
  5. Geremia P.

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    Yes, except for your argument to work, you must assume that the bubblegum or disco records sounded as good back in the day as The Beatles and Queen did... and I just don't buy it. We are talking taste here and to my ears, nothing in all of recorded music defines "classic" like the first...
  6. Geremia P.

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    Isn't "dated" the most meaningless word in criticism? Please Please Me sounds like 1963-64 just as Sgt. Pepper sounds like 1966-67... and A Night at the Opera, 1975. Perhaps you just don't like rock & roll from that particular era.
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