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nasty nick#2
Nov 18th, 2002, 07:37 PM
What do you say. I personally think it's very important that an artist can make his own music and thereafter i judge guys like McCartney/Lennon, Babyface, Michael Jackson, Prince, Phil Collins, R.Kelly, Max Martin, Dianne Warren very well. They have been writing so many great songs. What do you think?

CC
Nov 18th, 2002, 07:39 PM
I agree and would also add Sarah Mclachlan, Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, and Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty).

King Satan
Nov 18th, 2002, 07:40 PM
This is too tough for me, and plus I hardly ever listen to lyrics, i'm more into the music.

But I would have to say, I don't know

Barrie_Dude
Nov 18th, 2002, 07:42 PM
I'd also have to add: Willie Nelson, Cole Poter, George and Ira Gershwin, and Johnny Mercer.

Dahveed
Nov 18th, 2002, 07:47 PM
Tori Amos who can create her whole own universe.

There are some French singers who write very well too.

Double Fault
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:32 PM
Carole King, Richard Carpenter, not forgetting the Gibb Brothers.

ttaM
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:36 PM
Aimee Mann
PJ Harvey
POE
Liz Phair
Leona Naess
Beth Gibbons
Bjork
Heather Nova

....etc

Helen Lawson
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:37 PM
Andre and Dory Previn have written some of my best material!

Ryan
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:40 PM
Gwen Stefani definately, the lyrics in Return of Saturn were mind-bogglingly deep and amazing.

Nickelback for the sole fact that they talk about real emotions etc.


Hmm, Incubus' lyrics are good, except for his similes *shudder*.

TeNnIsFaN
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:54 PM
I'm only posting the songwriters of the type of music I like..
Eddie Vedder
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
Sarah Mclachlan
Sheryl Crow
Edwin McCain

That's all I can really think of right now..

shirley
Nov 19th, 2002, 05:24 PM
Bono is a great songwriter. Who else? Obviously Lennon & McCartney, Richard Ashcroft and Ryan Adams

The Crow
Nov 19th, 2002, 05:28 PM
Robert Smith, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Alanis Morisette, Suzanne Vega,...

nasty nick#2
Nov 19th, 2002, 05:29 PM
Bon Dylan is good, and Lionel Richie too.

sartrista7
Nov 19th, 2002, 06:39 PM
I'm disagreeing with lots of your choices, nasty nick (Phil Collins?!), but yeah, songwriting's a good skill to have.

Tori Amos
Nick Cave
Leonard Cohen
PJ Harvey
Bjork
Tom Waits
Joni Mitchell
Thea Gilmore
Conor Oberst
Meshell Ndegéocello
Carina Round
Kate Bush

shirley
Nov 20th, 2002, 06:43 PM
How could I forget Marvin Gaye, Bruce Springsteen and Simon & Garfunkal

3MTA3
Nov 20th, 2002, 06:48 PM
Robert Hunter
Tom Marshall
Thom Yorke
Beck Hansen
Tori Amos
David Byrne

MLF
Nov 20th, 2002, 06:52 PM
I love the lyrics from PJ Harvey, Aimee Mann and Joni Mitchell. Of course Courtney Love, Tori Amos, Heather Nova, Morrissey and Jarvis Cocker ( Pulp ) are top drawer too.

3MTA3
Nov 20th, 2002, 07:05 PM
David Bowie
Bob Dylan
Lennon/McCartney
Brian Wilson
Arthur Lee