run dmc may have popularised rap, but (much like ac/dc, black sabbith and other genre defining groups) that doesn't make them the best of all time. I should however point out that nirvana really should not be on there either
And yes, I can look beyond genre and personal taste if anyone replies that as an argument. I can appreciate songs eventhough they might not be my personal taste.
I think the thing is, a band is more than the music itself. And for many people the things blur into one (i.e they love the songs because the band means a lot to them)
If you are looking for best/ worst lists, they are never gonna be satisfactory.
But its fun to talk about. So to throw in my 2 cents, how does Neil Young keep showing up on these lists (especially without Crosby Stills and Nash)? Queen took harmonies to a whole new level turning them inside out, upside down, and backwards. "Dark Side of the Moon" alone gets PF on the list. Janis Joplin must be a typo. And do we really need Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Jerry lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard (all from the same genre) taking up one tenth of the whole list. Just sayin. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Madonna?
There studio albums were brilliant in there own way, but they were not the most influential of there time or even now.
Moreover they were not a great live band and were somewhat narrowly focused in terms of genre, while they pushed the boundries of progressive rock, they never looked beyond that.
Much like groups such as rundmc, black Sabbath, the offspring, duran duran. Floyd were a great band but just not one of the best of all time.
Of course some people will disagree, I really cant put Floyd along side the Beatles, Elton John, The Rev James Brown or the King
The Band, Run DMC Public Enemy, Sly and the Family Stone was this list complied by Trump
I'm especially tired of seeing Nirvana on these lists. They had three albums, and completely stole their shtick from Pixies.
I did get the low scorers public enemy and everly brothers.