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MXP 11/20/12 02:40 PM

My opinion of what makes an album "classic" is how it hits me. If it hits me the way it did as I first listened to it or if it hits me more than at first. My prime example for me is my favorite album "Discovery" by Daft Punk. That album will hit me the same way as when I die as when I first listened to it.

Holly HoX! 11/20/12 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Adam Pfleider (Post 115615482)
Why 5?


Because it makes no sense and is completely arbitrary

cpizzle20 11/20/12 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by swimbearswim (Post 115615512)
Blu & Exile "Below the Heavens" is the only classic hip-hop album of the past 5-6 years. And I rank Midnight Marauders over Low End Theory, but Tribe is Tribe so it's win-win.

lol

Holly HoX! 11/20/12 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by swimbearswim (Post 115615512)
Blu & Exile "Below the Heavens" is the only classic hip-hop album of the past 5-6 years. And I rank Midnight Marauders over Low End Theory, but Tribe is Tribe so it's win-win.


You fucked up

Star Slight 11/20/12 02:47 PM

Huh

CluckyB 11/20/12 02:47 PM

I think one thing that hasn't been addressed yet is influence. What did the album do for the rest of the genre going forward. Obviously an album being influential and an album being a classic aren't quite the same thing -- but if an album isn't special enough to inspire other musicians to perfect their own craft I'm not sure it can be a true "classic"

MXP 11/20/12 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by CluckyB (Post 115615872)
I think one thing that hasn't been addressed yet is influence. What did the album do for the rest of the genre going forward. Obviously an album being influential and an album being a classic aren't quite the same thing -- but if an album isn't special enough to inspire other musicians to perfect their own craft I'm not sure it can be a true "classic"


This as well

swimbearswim 11/20/12 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Holly HoX! (Post 115615752)
You fucked up

Don't know how.. Both are great albums. I just rank the one higher. 8 Million Stories.

Holly HoX! 11/20/12 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by CluckyB (Post 115615872)
I think one thing that hasn't been addressed yet is influence. What did the album do for the rest of the genre going forward. Obviously an album being influential and an album being a classic aren't quite the same thing -- but if an album isn't special enough to inspire other musicians to perfect their own craft I'm not sure it can be a true "classic"


The list i made before is more based on influence I'd say

Holly HoX! 11/20/12 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by swimbearswim (Post 115616042)
Don't know how.. Both are great albums. I just rank the one higher. 8 Million Stories.


One of your statements was opinion, the other was hyperbole.

And i think RJD2 has done better shit than 8, imo

Holly HoX! 11/20/12 02:52 PM

Star Slight, if you have something to ask, quote.

Drew Beringer 11/20/12 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason Tate (Post 115613242)
"Deja" remains my go to .. I knew that was special on first listen. Recently Kanye and Bon Iver and Radiohead are the only others that come to mind.

yup, I immediately thought classic the first time I heard last releases from Kanye and Bon Iver.


I think it's hard to explain what makes something a classic - probably a combination of universal praise/acclaim and the emotions and feelings it brings out of the listener.

swimbearswim 11/20/12 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Holly HoX! (Post 115616142)
One of your statements was opinion, the other was hyperbk.

And i think RJD2 has done better shit than 8, imo

Oh, you're one of those... Alright.

Jake Denning 11/20/12 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Adam Pfleider (Post 115615482)
Why 5?

Because at the very least, it passes the hurdle of a decent length of time without being forgotten by the masses.

Drew Beringer 11/20/12 02:55 PM

And I would say Brand New's Deja, Taking Back Sunday's TAYF, Finch's WIITB and Underoath's TOCS are "scene" classics because after those albums released so many bands emulated and tried to create a record like that.

I would say that today's generation of "scene" bands are drawing more influence from classic albums of the late 90s