People who will be discussed in observatories and music history coursed for centuries to come
Just to get it out of the way.
Also, Scott Walker.
Maybe Robert Fripp.
Death Grips might be a footnote, really depends. They're pretty great and talented, but not timeless. Their sound and innovation are tied to knowledge of their times.
Like him or not, he is a prominent figure in music history.
That's why I said maybe. I said it partially for his collaborations, partially for King Crimson, and just general musicianship. Like you said, I can see him getting overlooked. To be one of these kinds of people you have to have had a good balance of both quality and fame, which is rare to a degree to even be considered for history courses and whatnot.
On which note,
He's about three-ish full albums and errata in, and only really hit his stride and was considered "confrontational" and "artistic" and "skilled as a musician" this past year. It really depends where he goes from here and if he actually leaves a lasting fucking impact, or just fades off and nobody takes his influence. It can go either way, but frankly, with the current climate of music and our times, I can easily see him being forgotten. Easily.
and it sure as shit isn't going to be for the music, despite how great some of it is
He seems like the kind of person they write about in books.
Speaking of which, we'll probably get something about Roger Waters and David Gilmour, at any rate. I can see more about Syd coming up as time goes by.
Fuck does that even mean?
big yes, thom was a real original. His compositions are one of a kind.
may get a mention for cultural reasons, but didn't really change music at all.
Yes, unfortunately. Hack
Probs not. Too bad, he's really great.
Yes, for cultural reasons.
Might get a mention.
Eno will 100% be talked about.
yup, cultural reasons and maybe when referencing popular harmony in music during the 90s.
meh probs not