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Reminder: The Beatles remain the best band ever.

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I went to a little family BBQ party on Saturday night. One of my friend's kids, a little boy about 9 years old, was listening to tunes on a portable CD player. I asked "what are you listening to, Jason?" half expecting the answer to be Avril Lavigne or something.

"The Beatles" was his reply.

Cool!!!

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I recently met a woman with a 10 year old boy. His music collection consists of The Beatles, Panic, Phish, Bob Marley, JGB, etc. but mostly Grateful Dead. He told me I could borrow some to burn, I thought that was awesome! If only all parents acted so responsibly.

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not going to "get him", I love him - but I will push the point for the purposes of discussion.

please elaborate if you wish, 2ndtuber: what, in your estimation, makes them "overrated", and what are some examples of who you would place above them?

Not arguing, just asking.

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sorry mr. marcO, but the only thing the beatles were, and still remain, are "the most overrated band in the history of music".

Talent. Some. Catchy. Sure. The Best. Not Even Close.

Geez 2ndTube, you can't say something like that without backing it up with facts man.

Holy Crap! Have you ever listened to the BEATLES? What records/cd's do you own? I gotta step back...

Someone take him into their place, and play him some history....please.

Maybe you should come to Ottawa and spend an evening with Dr.Hux....ooooh....wait, that COULD turn into a Bobby love-fest.

Back to the facts....lay them out already.

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Why I feel the beatles rule above all others:

14 albums worth of songs (counting past masters 1 and 2). The vast majority of their songs are at the very least good. Most of those good songs are great. And an astoundingly high percentage of the great songs are freaking brilliant. Can't really say that of any other band.

RnB

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The Beatles are the best band ever. I don't think there is a band from any era other than the Stones that could come close. Even their filler songs are better than most bands best stuff - re: The White Album.

They may not be everyone's favourite ( I like The Who better ), but it's short-sighted to question their legacy.

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damn, my post got fu©ked.

anyway - just wanted to say, I knew starting this thread that Steve didn't dig the Beatles, and that's his perogative. Although saying they are overrated is like saying Miles Davis is overrated - it's a contrary position, so some support is needed to prop it up. Still, I like to talk about how fu©king GREAT the Beatles are/were. Not a week goes by where I don't surrender to the joy, charm and vitality of their music, especially the period from Please Please Me through Revolver, which I'm just a sucker for. I don;t care about arguments regarding musicianship ("they needed a better drummer"), their image ("the first boy band"), wahtever - the music speaks for itself, and it never grows old for me.

I want to listen to The Beatles right now!!

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Yes, the beatles are amazing and probably one of the best bands ever. Not my favorite band, in fact I don't think I own any of their albums, but they deserve every bit of credit they get.

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Bob Dylan changed Pop music, by singing about everyday topics, opening up the range of topics that could be discussed in a song...

The Beatles changed pop music, by using all types of different instruments, changing the format of what was typically allowed in a pop song.

it's funny how both beatles and bob dylan influenced each other... The Beatles got beyond the "I love you ya ya ya" lyrics and Bob went electric...

In the sixties these two forces changed music forever.

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