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Re: Bowie, genius or not...
Jul 27, 2010, 20:17
Lord Lucan wrote:
But that Madonna and that Gaga don't have any talent for pulling avant-garde influences into the mainstream. Mainly because I suspect they're not actually that interested in music in the first place and are more interested in fame. They just produce anodyne musically unadventurous pop pap in comparison. Bjork's a better comparison, I think.


Good point, about bringing in the avant garde, but Bowie only really did that on Low, Heroes, Lodger, and Scary. Prior to that he was a tad derivative: pop, folk, soul, dance, hard rock, etc.

Bjork has been able to be adventureous from the get go, partly being exotic and female. Non convetional song forms, not guitar centric, and because of technology she has been able to approach sound purely for textures and rhythms: tonal/atonal/rhythmic/arrhythmic
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