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What makes an album great?
What makes an album great?
04/05/09 at 12:27 PM by hockeyguitar99
This is a question that I have long been searching for the answer to. The first, most obvious answer is that it is of a higher quality then almost every other album. While that fact is almost a given, it's most certainly not the actual answer. In fact, I think that while being an integral part of greatness, it amounts to only a small part of the reasoning in the long run. The other answers that seem to be obvious are legacy and influence. Both of these things seem to make a lot of sense in consideration. In fact, they are probably the key to unlock greatness. But the one thing that has a huge baring on both of those things? Time. Merriweather Post Pavilion may or may not be one of the highest quality albums of all time, that's a far more subjective and opinionated topic, but nobody...[read more]
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12:42 PM on 04/05/09
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Who said Merriweather was the greatest of all time? Or even highest quality of all time? It's obviously neither. I don't get what you are going for here. Best is the opposite of subjective. Best and greatest are the same. Favorite and best are not. I look forward to the OK blog though, interested to see what you think the difference between the two are.
12:45 PM on 04/05/09
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12:57 PM on 04/05/09
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Originally Posted by Un'Aria Ancora
Who said Merriweather was the greatest of all time? Or even highest quality of all time? It's obviously neither. I don't get what you are going for here. Best is the opposite of subjective. Best and greatest are the same. Favorite and best are not. I look forward to the OK blog though, interested to see what you think the difference between the two are.
The second is a matter of opinion. But I'll write that up soon.
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