Has there been a better band than The Beatles?

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In terms of amount of great songs and albums, especially in such a comparatively short period of time?

There have been better live bands, but has any group amassed as great a discography?

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Art of Noise

Westlife

Jedward :thumbsup:

It's all subjective. When you say great songs and albums - others might not think they're so great. They may just not like the music.

no one comes close

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shibi din;7907854

It's all subjective. When you say great songs and albums - others might … It's all subjective. When you say great songs and albums - others might not think they're so great. They may just not like the music.



The thing with The Beatles is that most people will find a song they like amongst the catalogue.

Not many bands have that.

yeah its more of a personal preference as i think Pink Floyd are the greatest :thumbsup:

richp;7907893

yeah its more of a personal preference as i think Pink Floyd are the … yeah its more of a personal preference as i think Pink Floyd are the greatest :thumbsup:



Agree. Either them, Radiohead or Blur are IMO :thumbsup:

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FilthAndFurry;7907891

The thing with The Beatles is that most people will find a song they like … The thing with The Beatles is that most people will find a song they like amongst the catalogue.Not many bands have that.



Apart from the ARt of Noise.

Name any decent track written in the past twenty years and it will have routes with The Art of Noise.

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MassiveAttack99;7907898

Agree. Either them, Radiohead or Blur are IMO :thumbsup:



Radiohead maybe, although they have far less crossover appeal/pop songs. In fact, their stuff is a lot like The Beatles later stuff.

Blur....no. Personal preference only goes so far - Blur will not be remembered in 30 years time as anything other than a footnote in Oasis's history.

I prefer Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Radiohead, Talking Heads but each to their own.

oh, and The Weathergirls.

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skusey;7908228

I prefer Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Radiohead, Talking Heads but each to … I prefer Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Radiohead, Talking Heads but each to their own.oh, and The Weathergirls.



All those bands are very good, but none of them has as extensive a discography as The Beatles.

The Stones were better live and had some great songs, but I'd only say Exile on Main St. was a great album.

Beatles were the first Boy band,,

I did'nt like the Beatles music. It sounded too much like Wings and John Lennon.

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dontasciime;7908365

I did'nt like the Beatles music. It sounded too much like Wings and John … I did'nt like the Beatles music. It sounded too much like Wings and John Lennon.



Wings - the band The Beatles could have been:-D

Led Zep, much better band, tons and tons of epic songs.

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cant beat the macc lads...:thumbsup:

Beatles are crap and overrated

HTH

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numptyj;7908873

Beatles are crap and overratedHTH



Not really the subject of the thread - any band that has a better discography?

mcnally32;7908854

Led Zep, much better band, tons and tons of epic songs.



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mcnally32;7908854

Led Zep, much better band, tons and tons of epic songs.



I love Led Zep but I still think The Beatles made better albums.

Zep undoubtably better live and also some of the all-time great rock songs, but technically and artistically I'd put them behind The Beatles.

I liked the Beatles, when they discovered hallucinogenic drugs, their early stuff was dire. Still prefer the stones though.

Beatles = Boy band for the white masses, not a crossover and produced mindless crap, most ripped off from other less know artists (FACT)

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choc1969;7908944

Beatles = Boy band for the white masses, not a crossover and produced … Beatles = Boy band for the white masses, not a crossover and produced mindless crap, most ripped off from other less know artists (FACT)



Yes we all know how the naughty white man stole from the black man.:roll:

Nice variation on the stock response to Elvis fans though:thumbsup:

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DKLS;7908903

I liked the Beatles, when they discovered hallucinogenic drugs, their … I liked the Beatles, when they discovered hallucinogenic drugs, their early stuff was dire. Still prefer the stones though.



Besides Exile, I don't think the Stones had a great album. Lots of great tracks though.

Also, not much progression or experimentation beyond their early blues roots.

FilthAndFurry;7908902

I love Led Zep but I still think The Beatles made better albums.Zep … I love Led Zep but I still think The Beatles made better albums.Zep undoubtably better live and also some of the all-time great rock songs, but technically and artistically I'd put them behind The Beatles.



technically? Led Zep were WAY ahead of their time technically. Jimmy Page especially. He created his own sound!

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mcnally32;7909076

technically? Led Zep were WAY ahead of their time technically. Jimmy … technically? Led Zep were WAY ahead of their time technically. Jimmy Page especially. He created his own sound!



He's probably one of the greatest guitarists of all time and I love Led Zep, but their stuff got progressively worse in my opinion.

Maybe The Beatles would've got worse as they went on but they late stuff is among their strongest.

EDIT - and as great as Page was, Harrison is perhaps one of the most underrated guitarists of all time.

Plenty.

But I don't really like the Beatles...

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DragonChris;7909189

Plenty.But I don't really like the Beatles...



Which bands have better discographies?

There have been one or two bands more over-rated than the beatles.

Not many though.

FilthAndFurry;7908902

Led Zep ................but technically and artistically I'd put them … Led Zep ................but technically and artistically I'd put them behind The Beatles.



*Tries really hard to stifle laughter.*

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deek72;7909278

There have been one or two bands more over-rated than the beatles. Not … There have been one or two bands more over-rated than the beatles. Not many though.



I remember when it was cool to say The Beatles were 'overrated'.

How very retro - usually spouted by people who have never actually listened to the 'White Album' the whole way through:whistling:

FilthAndFurry;7909308

I remember when it was cool to say The Beatles were 'overrated'.How very … I remember when it was cool to say The Beatles were 'overrated'.How very retro - usually spouted by people who have never actually listened to the 'White Album' the whole way through:whistling:



You like them?

I don't.

If that's ok of course?

In fact thinking about it yours is one of the most pompous replies I've heard in a long time. I didn't attempt to be 'cool' I just stated that imo they are over-rated. And no, I haven't listened to the 'White Album' part of the way through let alone the whole way. Purely because I can say, hand on heart, that I do not like a single Beatles track so have never felt the desire to listen to it. So what you are saying is that I cannot say I don't like The Beatles until I have listened to every album of theirs, just to make sure?

deek72;7909316

You like them? I don't.If that's ok of course?



If you dislike OP's thread it sulks :roll: and tries to belittle you with inane comments

Very childish behaviour

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deek72;7909316

You like them? I don't.If that's ok of course?



Of course it's okay. But have you listened to the 'White Album' all the way through?

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choc1969;7909328

If you dislike OP's thread it sulks :roll: and tries to belittle you with … If you dislike OP's thread it sulks :roll: and tries to belittle you with inane commentsVery childish behaviour



Hardly sulking, just characterising the 'stock' criticisms as such, devoid of any real input from the person posting them.

Also, making it a racial issue is a bit cheap:thumbsup:

FilthAndFurry;7909341

Of course it's okay. But have you listened to the 'White Album' all the … Of course it's okay. But have you listened to the 'White Album' all the way through?



Response in my previous edited post ^^^

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Prefer The Doors myself.

FilthAndFurry;7909354

Also, making it a racial issue is a bit cheap:thumbsup:



How is my comment racist :?

I like the Stones who owned up to ripping off other artists

Plus I have listened to the WHITE album.....stilll crap IMO if anyones allowed one in your threads :roll:

You have made it racial......if the Beatles aren't an average White band show me :whistling:

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choc1969;7909408

You have made it racial......if the Beatles aren't an average White band … You have made it racial......if the Beatles aren't an average White band show me :whistling:




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