ITT: Which currently living musician's death will have the biggest impact on you?
This guy. Fuck, if he dies, I don't think I'd be able to handle it.
Yeah, that will be a hard one.
Mark Oliver Everett
McCartney and Ringo
Brian Wilson too. Since he's largely responsible for Pet Sounds he could have spent the rest of his life recording his bowel movements and releasing that and it wouldn't undo the legacy.
He's already dead to me. As is Paul McCartney.
Brian Wilson, Michael Gira and MC Ride will probably be the one that will get to me personally
there are more, but they're rather unknown so i'll doubt if i even knew when they died
I second that. Avonmore was tight af.
So his life is meaningless now then, so he's already dead?
In my mind, the world will lose something great when he dies. He's so humble and sensitive, and even if the mind that birthed Pet Sounds isn't sharp enough to make music anywhere near that good again, I still love the man to death.
His voice is disappointingly weak these days, but he still has real stage presence.
They started playing "If There is Something" and the backing singers did all of the work and he just crooned. A shame, but that's age for you I suppose.
Another I forgot about is Bjork.
I will see you in the next life
Anon, I agree with you wholeheartedly.
Brian Wilson is a genius, enough said. Even if he can't make music in the same capacity as he did when he was younger, he's still got more talent than most of /mu/.
I appreciate the beautiful music he made, but his current presence no longer has a place in my life.
he's recording a new album, right?
They wouldnt hit me as hard as Bowie but still, and a few of them still are too young to die (i hope)
And a tour, allegedly. It will probably be 1000% more expensive than it should be, but I'm excited nonetheless. He hasn't created an original pop album for quite some time and pop music has changed so much since then.
I really liked his voice on Going Back though, for all the shit that album got. Then again I love motown too so I might be biased.
If someone old like Brian Wilson or similar dies I'll be like whatever.
I didn't care much about Bowie either. His death wasn't all that sad or anything. He already have us plenty of music and was way beyond his creative peak anyway.
It's a tragedy when someone young like DJ Rashad dies, the man could've given us so much more.
David Byrne, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan... When's the last time they made a great record? Oh, that's right, some 30 years ago or so, so who cares.
Going Back is the cover album? I thought it was okay, though he didn't really add much to those songs to warrant the cover versions, but I didn't mind it much.
I wonder what he'll come up with now, considering that 80s-style pop music would sound terribly dated nowadays. I'd like him to do a prog pop album kinda like Duke, but his solo stuff is way different from Genesis, so I doubt that would happen.
He has been consistently good throughout his life. Just because /mu/ only talks about the stuff he released in the 60's and early 70's doesn't mean the other stuff is bad.
The cover album, yeah. It was very much "Phil sings over the exact arrangements", but it's just a nice collection of classic hits.
That's what I mean, he carried his sound a long way, but not that he's been away for so long he can't get away with bringing it back. Perhaps he will have a Bowie-like creative resurgence and do something completely wild and new.
The only one that would really rattle me. Him and Bowie were who I looked up to. Others who I recognize would certainly sadden me, but Brian Eno would make me really sad.
It would be funny if that turned out to be the case, considering critics were never too fond of Phil Collins, so his new album hypothetically being good enough to get praise from them would be the perfect closure to his career.
In all honesty, McCartney and Ringo will be very hard. The true end of an era.
yeah, let's hope G-EAZY has a few more years in him
Mark Hamill must be there for 8 & 9 at least. I think he'll be fine.
>50 years old
>still fucking hot
I think she'll be fine
I love Camel so much, to see him pass would break me
None, because I'm not some massive autist who 'builds a relationship with an artist' through music like redditors and neo-/mu/tants do. If a musician I like dies, they die and that's that.
>hurr the edge
Is it so hard to understand that the death of people I never knew on a good basis don't really have an effect on me? I can't bring myself to be sad if I'm not actually crushed.
definitely the hardest, but he's probably looking forward to it
When he dies, I'll have to kill myself too ;_;
Very good post. I assume this is your way of trying to make me see the error of my ways, yes?
What a shitty name for a guitarist and what a shitty guitarist.
On that note it'll make me pretty happy when Bono dies, if only to see the reaction.
I'm not that familiar with his work, but I think he's put a fantastic amount of work into bringing quality music to the masses in the UK.
When he dies I will cry, always watched his weekly show with my dad.
Brent Hinds since he has the riskiest lifestyle out of Mastodon.
I wanna say I'd be real broken up about Ozzy Osbourne, but I'm just surprised he's still alive.
I don't know I get more emotional over musicians that are already dead for whatever reason.
Me too, anon. Though he hasn't really done anything that great in last 15 years or so. But I've heard The Cure are still pretty great live.
I'll get so depressed when he passes. We've never had anyone like him and never will again.
Omar Rodriguez Lopez
John Linnell & Flansburg
The lack of Yoko Ono here is horrible
I mean, she's eighty something
Sufjan Stevens, I'll cry, then explore gay love in his honor
I dont think he has a lot of time left but he has made it this far without getting killed by death.
nothings gonna hit me as hard as blowfly's death did
When all remaining Beatles are gone, it'll probably produce a lot of feels. John Cale, Ray Davies, Jaz Coleman, Ozzy Osbourne, and Tony Iommi, as well.
It's funny that you're throwing the word autist around while admitting to this level of emotional detachment
his music is what helped me get through the depression i had my whole life(shit parents)
This jolly genius who is underrated by everyone who thinks that music has to be tragic to be seriously good.
Quite frankly: me.
Lots of fans will be upset, even my wife does not know, yet.
I think my eldest daughter knows, in a way, but I am not quite sure.
Very supportive community, here, albeit a bit cynical, at times.
Honeymoon was aids btw but sirens is god-tier
He's become ridiculous, or really probably always was, but Billy was pivotal in the development of my musical taste. He made the first "good" music I ever listened to.
>we're about to enter a period of mass rockstar die-off
anyone born in the 40s who did a lot of drugs is on thin ice
or shit, even if they didn't
Michael stipe. He should be safe for a while but I'd cry like a bitch if he died
I just thought today...Willie Nelson is the last survivor of the outlaw country generation. George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Faron Young all gone now and he's outlived them all.
Eddie Vedder. Please don't yell at me. I genuinely like Pearl Jam a lot and I'm really excited about their upcoming tour
>If you should ever leave
>Though life would still go on, believe me
>The world could show nothing to me
>So what good would living do me?
>God only knows what I'd be without you.
God, I don't want Brian to die... but at this rate, it's inevitable.
It's going to be a real downer.
Reeeeally looking forward to his collaboration with Flying Lotus and Thundercat though.
Holy shit that's going to be clutch.
His wife of fifteen years just left with their two kids. I don't know man, his music was depressing as fuck in the early 00's, just imagine what his next album's gonna sound like.
Will anyone care at that point?
I remember listening to Kid A for the first time and thinking: "holy fuck, he's gonna go full Cobain on us".
Saw him live several years ago. Best performance by an old man I've ever seen. Happiest most joyous motherfucker alive. This man will crush me like a brittle sea star when he leaves this world.
also either of these two lads
I just need Brian Wilson to outlive him, then we'll be good.
But honestly, I've always said Bowie's would be by far the hardest for me, I just never expected it to be so soon. He was the first and probably last celebrity death that I felt genuine remorse beyond basic empathy of someone dying. I ain't gonna front--I cried. A couple of times. His music got me through a lot of personal rough patches, so it felt like family or a friend dying. Fuck man, it still hurts.
But the closest thing will probably be Paul McCartney I guess.
Newman's death will just fucking hurt me.
Jesus, that'll hit me hard but I don't really seeing it happening. I just hope I can see him live.
Surprisingly Kid Cudi
Dude's music is shit now, but his first two albums helped me through the first couple of years of my depression. Still listen to them regularly.
On a more respectable note Mick Jagger and Bob Seger will break me.