Contrarian Dickhead Fite!

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I prefer non-celebrated songwriter A to celebrated songwriter B.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
I prefer John Cale to Lou Reed 16
I'm a super dickhead and I'm angry because my misguided opinion isn't listed here. 11
I prefer Dan Bajar to AC Newman 10
I prefer Grant Hart to Bob Mould 7
I prefer Colin Moulding to Andy Partridge 2
I prefer Carrie Brownstein to Corin Tucker 1
I prefer Chris Bell to Alex Chilton 1
I prefer Benjamin Orr to Ric Ocasek 0


Darin, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 05:40 (one week ago) link

Hart to Mould

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 06:01 (one week ago) link

Several of those non-celebrated songwriters are super-celebrated, and "contrarian" is up there with "pretentious" and "elitist" in the "words only a buffoon would use with a straight face" stakes

a wagon to the curious (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 06:09 (one week ago) link

Ya hear that, assorted buffoons of ILX(?)

what else are you all “over” (Champiness), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 06:15 (one week ago) link

Cale seems the most obvious.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 13 September 2019 16:55 (one week ago) link

hart to mould easily

call all destroyer, Friday, 13 September 2019 16:58 (one week ago) link

I like Carl and Dan equally but I thought Dan was largely more-celebrated? Carl is fucking great though

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 13 September 2019 17:02 (one week ago) link

Dan's solo records are more widely celebrated in general, but I for one don't like him - particularly when his songs crop up in the middle of a NP album.

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 13 September 2019 17:32 (one week ago) link

i think the ultimate contrarian move is to argue that george is a better songwriter than john and paul

Mommy...can I go out and VAPE tonight? (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 September 2019 17:32 (one week ago) link

I prefer Phife to Q-Tip

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 13 September 2019 18:58 (one week ago) link

Hart to Mould x1000

J. Sam, Friday, 13 September 2019 18:59 (one week ago) link

Excuse me, I am not a dickhead!! Regarding songwriting, Hart > Mould and Cale > Reed imo.
The others I have mild feelings about but I do genuinely prefer those two.

Dickhead. I am so sure!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 13 September 2019 19:03 (one week ago) link

I do think I like this Benjamin Orr album better than any of Ocasek’s solo stuff tbh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4pDWgIlBRA

Non stop chantar (crüt), Friday, 13 September 2019 19:11 (one week ago) link

I prefer Dan Bajar to AC Newman

i don't think this is that controversial?

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Friday, 13 September 2019 19:17 (one week ago) link

i don't think any of these are that controversial AND y'all called me a dickhead!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 13 September 2019 19:18 (one week ago) link

and dan bejar is pretty far from non-celebrated. actually probably currently the more zeitgeisty of the two surely?

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Friday, 13 September 2019 19:19 (one week ago) link

when i was young i remember preferring mccartney to lennon being controversial but not anymore i don't think

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Friday, 13 September 2019 19:20 (one week ago) link

Wow - I really shouldn't start polls after drinking.

Signed,
A dickhead

Darin, Friday, 13 September 2019 19:23 (one week ago) link

My rationalization for some of these comparisons is output. Like Bejar only writes about 2 songs per NP album, right?

Oh man - I totally forgot Robert Pollard/Tobin Sprout.

Darin, Friday, 13 September 2019 19:25 (one week ago) link

ah, i suppose if you mean "strictly within the confines of the band in which they collaborate i prefer x to y" then it would be a different kettle of fish potentially

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Friday, 13 September 2019 19:28 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 19 September 2019 00:01 (yesterday) link

Cale to Reed sometimes

dow, Thursday, 19 September 2019 01:53 (yesterday) link

Ringo to Paul

dow, Thursday, 19 September 2019 01:54 (yesterday) link

Did Orr write any Cars songs?

aphoristical, Thursday, 19 September 2019 10:47 (yesterday) link

Yule to Cale and Reed.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 September 2019 10:49 (yesterday) link

Several of those non-celebrated songwriters are super-celebrated, and "contrarian" is up there with "pretentious" and "elitist" in the "words only a buffoon would use with a straight face" stakes

YouGov to see it (wins), Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:18 (yesterday) link

John Cale famously ignored by the critics

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:21 (yesterday) link

My contrarian position is that I have no idea who half these people are and I'm not that interested in finding out.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:26 (yesterday) link

I've never heard of Dan Bajar or AC Newman tbh.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:34 (yesterday) link

I probably listen to the chris bell album more than any chilton solo album. voted "super dickhead".

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Thursday, 19 September 2019 12:42 (yesterday) link

I've never heard of Dan Bajar or AC Newman tbh.

― Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.)

it's actually dan bejar - i think they're in the band with the thread that's been erroneously labeled NSFW for over a decade?

sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Thursday, 19 September 2019 13:34 (yesterday) link

Tucker to Yule. Case to Bejar and Newman duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

dow, Thursday, 19 September 2019 17:04 (yesterday) link

cooley to hood

levon to robbie

brix to mark

mookieproof, Thursday, 19 September 2019 19:36 (yesterday) link

love to wilson

weir to garcia

(...syke on both counts)

#YABASIC (morrisp), Thursday, 19 September 2019 19:53 (yesterday) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 20 September 2019 00:01 (twelve hours ago) link


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