It seems that there is an unusually large percentage of people that have an almost vehement hatred for Kurt Cobain. Is it because he (allegedly ) commit suicide?
Let me first say that I don't believe he should be at #45 on this list....he probably shouldn't even be at #145 on a list of "great singers". But why people try to completely discount his influence on music & pop culture is beyond me.
Anybody care to explain this to me?
For the record:
Bob Marley shouldn't be on this list (at least as high as he is). Massively influential - yes. Greatest singer - maybe.
Johnny Cash. See Bob Marley.
Christina Aguilera should definitely be on this list. The girl can sing.
The thrill is gone.....
More generally, I'm strongly of the opinion that he was a talentless musician in general, so I'd object to him being on any list of "great musicians", whether he wields influence or not.
Cobain has made some good music, and his lyrics are outstanding.
However, singing talent, was one thing this man did not possess in great amounts.
As well as guitar skills. He can play decent. However, if you think Cobain is an "Amazing" guitarist, you really are a fanatical follower of Nirvana
EDIT: And how can you say he is a talentless musician? If there was a list of greatest lyricists of Music I would definitely put him near the top.
Last edited by Inpheksion; 11-19-2008 at 11:51 PM.
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No Ronnie James Dio despite being well into his 60s and sounding almost exactly the way he did 30+ years ago and sporting some incredibly difficult vocal lines.
And if Dylan's No. 7, I can see how Kurt ended up in the high 40s.
Despite all my rage, I'm still just Nicolas Cage
This is coming from a pretty big Nirvana fanatic, though.
Blow yer' harmonica son
Cobain was an alright guitarist, I'll give him that. He was a terrible songwriter and singer though (imnsho).
Emo is only a sub-genre of hardcore punk that developed in the 80's, and today, it is only a fashion style. In terms of music style, Nirvana are about as far from emo as you can get. They are grunge, all the way.
As for repetition, while your example is somewhat exaggerated, keep in mind that, in true alternative fashion, the songs are short, usually less than four minutes. Repetition is almost guaranteed.
And for lyrics, many love his lyrics because they are vague, and while they may have not had a deep meaning in mind when written, but it is definitely easy to pull interpretations. I've dissected thousands of songs, and Nirvana have been some of the most fun for me.
EDIT: Also, let me make it clear that I don't think Kurt is a "good" singer. I consider him in the same vein as Bob Dylan, Johnny Rotten, or Jello Biafra.
Last edited by instantdeath999; 11-20-2008 at 12:11 AM.
Blow yer' harmonica son