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Yesterday I was in the music section of a book store. I saw the book "1001 Recordings To Hear Before You Die" and decided to look at it. It was supposed to have great recordings by anyone from classical to modern day music. I wanted to see if some of my favorite bands made it onto the list.

After seeing AC/DC and the Allman Brothers, I wanted to see if Soundgarden made it into the book. I flipped over and found, as I expected, Superunknown. Below that was something I didn't see coming though: Toxic by Britney Spears. After seeing that I just put the book away.

How the f**k did Britney Spears make into a book with classical giants like Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach? Seriously.
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#5
Was extremely popular for a brief period of time. More people most likely listened to Britney Spears than the fellows you mentioned. Simply a matter of preference and musical awareness. Some people don't listen to classical.

She (and her puppeteers) were pretty much responsible for the entire pop movement of the 90's
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#6
I'd rather listen to Britney Spears than AC/DC.
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#8
Quote by filthandfury
She sold many many albums.

I know she sold a lot of albums, but she wasn't an innovative musician or anything
Josh Homme writes the greatest lyrics EVAR:
"I wish we could get away
Drink wine and screw"


"Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy, and alcohol
C-C-C-C-Cocaine!"


"I wanna lick you too much"



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Quote by maninthebox24
I know she sold a lot of albums, but she wasn't an innovative musician or anything

Yes she was.
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#12
Musically Toxic is actually a pretty good song.
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#13
For the same reason that Soundgarden's lamest album did. These things are about commercial success.
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#14
You're missing the point of the book. Those books have a wide variety of stuff, so you can hear all sorts of different music; the songs mentioned are not necessarily meant to be the best 1001 recordings ever.
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#15
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Yes she was.


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I'd rather listen to Britney Spears than AC/DC.


you sir, are a disgrace to the human race.
#18
Well I used to think she was kinda hot

Not anymore

Fatty <.<
#19
Quote by greekboy slim
you sir, are a disgrace to the human race.

Only because humans, by and large have really bad taste.
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#20
Quote by Jack Off Jill
For the same reason that Soundgarden's lamest album did. These things are about commercial success.

Yeah, I'm not that fond of Superunknown and would rather have seen Badmotorfinger, but knew that Superunknown would make it in because of it's success. But the book claims to have chosen it's songs based on quality, not popularity.
Josh Homme writes the greatest lyrics EVAR:
"I wish we could get away
Drink wine and screw"


"Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy, and alcohol
C-C-C-C-Cocaine!"


"I wanna lick you too much"



Own this Black Sabbath shirt?
#21
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you sir, are a disgrace to the human race.


I submit to you, awaiting approval, that by completely disregarding one's preferences and substituting them with your own that you yourself are not helping out one bit in the shambles that we call humanity.
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Back in the 70's I decided to take all the frets off Jaco's Bass thinking he would play worse. Man did that backfire.

[quote="'[x"]Huffy[x]']FUCK YES.

GSAWS, I LOVE YOU.
#22
Toxic is a good song. AC/DC does not make good songs. Emmerson, Lake and Palmer make good songs. Were they in the book?
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#23
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Toxic is a good song. AC/DC does not make good songs. Emmerson, Lake and Palmer make good songs. Were they in the book?


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AC/DC fan or not, they have some damned good songs.
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#24
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Yeah, I'm not that fond of Superunknown and would rather have seen Badmotorfinger, but knew that Superunknown would make it in because of it's success. But the book claims to have chosen it's songs based on quality, not popularity.

Alright, I'm going to do you a favor and I'll write a book on the 1001 albums everyone needs to hear before they die. My list will not only include music that barely has any fans, it will be songs that even the fans usually don't like.

Page 1: Why Larry "Wild Man" Fischer is better than you.
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I submit to you, awaiting approval, that by completely disregarding one's preferences and substituting them with your own that you yourself are not helping out one bit in the shambles that we call humanity.


+1
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The point of underground bands is their not popular or famous most of the time. Thus there is a good chance they suck.
#28
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She looks much better than Bach

Bach was a ****ing sex symbol.
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#29
Quote by Cameronrobson
Bach was a ****ing sex symbol.

I'd tap it.
Josh Homme writes the greatest lyrics EVAR:
"I wish we could get away
Drink wine and screw"


"Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy, and alcohol
C-C-C-C-Cocaine!"


"I wanna lick you too much"



Own this Black Sabbath shirt?
#30
Quote by Cameronrobson
Toxic is a good song. AC/DC does not make good songs. Emmerson, Lake and Palmer make good songs. Were they in the book?


you can't be serious..
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#31
Quote by frankv
I personally think Superunknown is one their best, the title track kicks bum.

I still insist Badmotorfinger is the album everyone should hear before they die. But, then.. I also think Downontheupside is better than Superunknown. SU to me, is their third best work.

Not that I think its a bad record, I just would have put something else. Not that you don't already know that from our discussions in the Off-topic thread.
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#32
Plan 9 is in 1001 movies to see before you die. Maybe they want you to hear how horrible it is. Or, since it's an archive book, listen to a supposedly good example of 90s pop.
#33
Quote by Jack Off Jill
I still insist Badmotorfinger is the album everyone should hear before they die. But, then.. I also think Downontheupside is better than Superunknown. SU to me, is their third best work.

Not that I think its a bad record, I just would have put something else. Not that you don't already know that from our discussions in the Off-topic thread.

Actually, I think people should hear all 3.
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Plan 9 is in 1001 movies to see before you die. Maybe they want you to hear how horrible it is. Or, since it's an archive book, listen to a supposedly good example of 90s pop.

What don't people understand about Toxic not being a bad song? It's pretty catchy and not bad musically.
#34
Hint:

The book is called 1001 RECORDINGS. NOT "1001 universally enjoyable songs".

I haven't heard the whole album, but I'd assume it was arranged, sequenced, played, recorded, mastered and produced to an incredibly high standard, thereby making it a very successful and enjoyable recording.

Not to mention she is perhaps the defining artist of an entire genre...
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#35
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Actually, I think people should hear all 3.

My book is just going to be

"Listen to Soundgarden, dick."

"Have you listened to Soundgarden yet?"

"Why aren't you listening to Soundgarden?"

"What about Alice in Chains?"

"I think you need to learn all about Seattle in the early 90s."

"Let me introduce you to Screaming Trees.. and although they're not actually from Seattle.. I want to devote an entire chapter to The Fluid."
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Yeah, write to my fanclub about it, honey.
#36
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She (and her puppeteers) were pretty much responsible for the entire pop movement of the 90's

Man what.

Her debut album was in 1999. I agree with you on principle, just pointing out a factual error.
#38
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Well, she was kinda influential... I mean what else are we supposed to watch on the news?

Not influential, just popular.

Unless you're using her as a guide to get publicity when your career is stagnant.
#39
Quote by Jack Off Jill
My book is just going to be

"Listen to Soundgarden, dick."

"Have you listened to Soundgarden yet?"

"Why aren't you listening to Soundgarden?"

"What about Alice in Chains?"

"I think you need to learn all about Seattle in the early 90s."

"Let me introduce you to Screaming Trees.. and although they're not actually from Seattle.. I want to devote an entire chapter to The Fluid."

But where is the weird shit? How could you, being the person you are, write a book about the 1001 must-have-heard recordings without including weird shit?
#40
Quote by Flying Couch
Man what.

Her debut album was in 1999. I agree with you on principle, just pointing out a factual error.


Sorry, my childhood is a little hazy.

Let's see..

Basically everybody on the face of the planet knew who she was, and it was all happening along side N'Sync and Backstreet Boys etc. A big pop movement.

I prefer Mariah Carey myself.
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Back in the 70's I decided to take all the frets off Jaco's Bass thinking he would play worse. Man did that backfire.

[quote="'[x"]Huffy[x]']FUCK YES.

GSAWS, I LOVE YOU.
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