Bowie vs. Dylan

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Bowie
53
41%
Dylan
77
59%
 
Total votes: 130

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Loki » 14 Jan 2016, 22:07

BCB knows best.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Jan 2016, 23:03

GLEDE wrote:
Loki wrote:
The Slider wrote:And Bowie totally owned the 70s against anyone.

I agree. But I guess it was the commercial standpoint that led to Elton John being named musical artist of that decade.


A BCB Bowie/Neil Young poll from a few years' back had them neck and neck...


True, but a Bowie/Jesus poll would have the same result.

Or not, come to think of it...

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby northernsky » 15 Jan 2016, 06:51

Matt Wilson wrote: Bowie/Jesus


We already know the outcome of that confrontation. A score draw, seen in the round.

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Minnie the Minx » 24 May 2021, 19:53

Good day to rehash this, what what what?
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Minnie the Minx » 24 May 2021, 20:18

der Freiherr wrote:Hey man, I voted for Bowie!
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Mike Boom » 25 May 2021, 17:05

Dylan for songwriting, Bowie has a wider musical palette , more experimental musically and a better performer/singer but when it comes down to the songs Bob is streets ahead of anyone - there is also plenty of greatness there long after the seventies and more classic songs written than most have in their whole career (Blind Willie Mctell, Not Dark Yet, Make You Feel My Love , The Man In Me to name a few).
Luckily music isn't a competitive sport and we get to love them both !

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Six String » 25 May 2021, 21:58

I agree with Mike.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Hightea » 25 May 2021, 22:12

two very different beasts. Both are in my top 3 solo artists.
Typically its Dylan over Bowie by a hair mostly for depth of catalog and quality songs.
however, if we look at top 10 (or even 15) songs by each artist I would give the nod to Bowie.
It's also interesting in breaking it down by decades
60's Dylan by far
70's - close but I'll give it to Bowie
80's - Bowie
90's - Bowie
00's -Dylan
10's- Bowie

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby mudshark » 26 May 2021, 20:18

Bowie 90s:
Black Tie, White Noise
The Buddha of Suburbia
Outside
Earthling
Hours

Dylan 90s:
Under The Red Sky
Good as I Been To You
World Gone Wrong
Time Out Of Mind

None of those Bowie albums have done anything for me.
I think World Gone Wrong is very good and Time Out Of Mind for me is a masterpiece and was generally regarded as a fantastic 'return to form'. Nuff said. The 90s definitely belonged to Dylan.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby The Slider » 27 May 2021, 07:53

Hightea wrote:two very different beasts. Both are in my top 3 solo artists.
Typically its Dylan over Bowie by a hair mostly for depth of catalog and quality songs.
however, if we look at top 10 (or even 15) songs by each artist I would give the nod to Bowie.
It's also interesting in breaking it down by decades
60's Dylan by far
70's - close but I'll give it to Bowie
80's - Bowie
90's - Bowie
00's -Dylan
10's- Bowie



60s - agree. Not even a competition
70s - agree
80s - kind of agree
90s - probably but don't care
00s - probably but don't care
10s - probably but who even listens to Dylan to make a comparison by this point?
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Hightea » 27 May 2021, 15:20

mudshark wrote:Bowie 90s:
Black Tie, White Noise
The Buddha of Suburbia
Outside
Earthling
Hours

Dylan 90s:
Under The Red Sky
Good as I Been To You
World Gone Wrong
Time Out Of Mind

None of those Bowie albums have done anything for me.
I think World Gone Wrong is very good and Time Out Of Mind for me is a masterpiece and was generally regarded as a fantastic 'return to form'. Nuff said. The 90s definitely belonged to Dylan.


I love Time Out of Mind but really don't know the other Dylan albums. While with Bowie I like Outside, Earthling. SO it was pretty narrow. Might have to do a Dylan 90's listen.

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Mike Boom » 27 May 2021, 17:18

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I’m trying to think if there’s anyone who truly has honed his craft to a point that you are really, really glad that he stayed with one thing all the way through his life. Of course there is. How stupid of me! Bob Dylan. He’s not actually changed his course very much, and now his music has such resonance that when I first put his new album on I thought I should just give up.
Bowie, 1998