The Null Device
NME names The Smiths as the most influential artist of the past 50 years
, edging out the Beatles.
In the Plastic thread
there is some outrage from people who don't understand why a pack of whining nobodies could be more influential than the Beatles, and countercriticism questioning whether songs like "She Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" are that much more significant than the likes of "Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loves Me" or "The Queen Is Dead".
Meanwhile, the Stone Roses are at #3; which seems a bit odd. (I don't mind
the Stone Roses, but are they really the third most influential band of our
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