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Debate The Best Musician alive

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posted on Jun, 4 2019 @ 05:01 PM
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Instead of naming favorite musicians, will stick to the thread title and see who might be a contender.

Jacob Collier deconstructs songs, then completely rewrites them via musical notation, to bring-out, and include complex harmonies that are amazing to amateurs and pros alike.

Don't you worry about a thing:





posted on Jun, 4 2019 @ 05:26 PM
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I really, really, really wanna say Devin Townsend, Dave Grohl, Les Claypool, Burton C Bell, Trent Reznor, Gene Hoglan, King Diamond, Chris Valagao, George Strait, George Clinton, Kris Kristopherson, or Dwight Yoakam... I wanna say any of these legends, but they're all more niche virtuosos than universally acclaimed musicians.

I'm going to say Geddy Lee.



posted on Jun, 4 2019 @ 05:52 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: shooterbrody

I was surprised how much I liked the Blink one

I got one that graduated from hs this year.
That one floors me.



posted on Jun, 4 2019 @ 06:22 PM
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Love this lady, tearing it up, just pleasant and singable

Not as singable as this guy



Just that harmless pop, catchie and entertaining

And Sail


Imagine Dragons and can’t be ignored



posted on Jun, 4 2019 @ 07:49 PM
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Hard to think of a best alive musician since so many have gone that were in my 'best of'.

For guitarists that are still living, imho John Frusciante is underrated. I couldn't stand the Red Hot Chili Peppers songs that he wasn't involved with.

Right now I'm all about The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and Of Monsters and Men, but best? IDK...

a reply to: Raggedyman

There's something about that awolnation song for sure. I get it stuck in my head a lot. It's one of the few songs the past decade or so that just seemed so different from anything else. So many Indie bands sound alike, or sound like 80s bands...Good, but not super-original.



posted on Jun, 4 2019 @ 10:03 PM
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Pure *musician*?

Probably Gunhild Carling. She is a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, sax, trumpet, drums, piano, and many others) and quite virtuosic on most of them. She's a fantastic singer too. And a little bit crazy.

Bagpipes, you say? OK:



Or probably Hiromi Uehara. Stick around...it gets good:




There really is no "best."

There sure are plenty of true greats--and we all benefit from their talent and generosity.


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posted on Jun, 5 2019 @ 07:41 AM
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Christian Vander of Magma. He plays drums, but he also sings and plays piano. He's also the leader of a breakaway civilization. They left Earth in 1969. Don't ask me how they released albums on Earth from Kobaia cuz I dunno.
Ron Jarzombek, even though he was Schoenberg when Schoenberg wasn't cool.
Steve Vai.
And then there's Doug Keyser, the most wicked bass player in history. He attacks the strings so hard he sounds like he's playing with a pick made of space iron.



posted on Jun, 6 2019 @ 01:22 PM
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Frank Zappa deserves some kind of wierd trophy.
A gold-plated burnt wienie sandwich?
His genius is undeniable.



posted on Jun, 9 2019 @ 02:53 AM
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Changed my mind.

Shawn (sp?) Mendes!

She’s so dreamy! And can play one piano riff and guitar!! Multitalented bastid!!




posted on Jun, 9 2019 @ 05:21 AM
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Operaman!!

Feeling old as that was almost 25 years ago.


I love it though! And the Chris Farley song was awes!! (SNL)

Anyway, drunk at late night, waiting for women’s World Cup.

Then pass out for a few then F1!!

No... sleep... to Brooklyn!!!



posted on Jun, 9 2019 @ 05:25 AM
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Awol
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posted on Jun, 9 2019 @ 06:00 AM
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posted on Jun, 25 2019 @ 01:18 AM
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Tommy gets my vote




posted on Jun, 25 2019 @ 01:45 AM
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a reply to: mtnshredder

I love Tommy!



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