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So we all know Dylan, Waits, Cohen etc.
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So we all know Dylan, Waits, Cohen etc.

But who's the greatest singer-songwriter of our generation and why is it this dude right here?
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>>62057480
Koz is a great singer, shit songwriter, he's also like 50 years old so not exactly of "our generation".
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>>62057480
I like death grips
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>>62057499
your opinion is crazy, you should get checked.
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>>62057499
It's way more accurate to call him a great songwriter and a shit singer.
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>>62057499
Well, he's continuously releasing "relevant" albums in our time.
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>>62057480
Bill Callahan/smog is a much better singer-songwriter than Mark.
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either Will Oldham or John Darnielle
It would be Stephin Merritt if his music didn't go to shit.
Someone who is criminally underrated is Mark Eitzel
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>>62057539
God, no. He has a beautiful, sweet voice. He just writes meandering rubbish.
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Aaron Ellis
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all your reasons why not are shit
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>>62057610
I actually agree, just thought it was impossible to think that of his songwriting. Does your opinion include Red House Painters? Medicine Bottle and Katy Song are some of the best songs I've ever heard.
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Not best but most underrated
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>>62057722
I love Have You Forgotten. That's about it.
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**Joshua Tillman**
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>>62057673
Oberst is weak gaaaaahbage
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Joanna Newsom, obviously.
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>>62059701
>>62059701
>>62059701
>>62059701
>>62059701
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>>62057673
> muh smart but self aware lyrics
> muh emo but not in denial
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>>62057548
So did bowie
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>>62057610
The meandering, stream-of-consciousness style is part of the reason why his music is so meaningful and unique.

Like it or not, it's innovative. There's direct continuity from Guthrie to Dylan to Sun Kil Moon.
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>>62059763
https://youtu.be/h8VLdOGtG1g
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>>62057480
nah it's this guy right here
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>>62057480
>Mark Kozelek
>Pat Schneeweis
>Isaac Brock

All good answers
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>greatest singer-songwriter
>not pic related
mfw
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>>62057563
Not the best, but maybe top 5.

>>62059930
...jesus fuck


The best songwriter is Randy Newman.

Followed by Elvis Costello.

Then Warren Zevon.

Then everyone else.
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John Darnielle and no one else
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>>62057480
Obviously
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Our generation? Definitely Isaac Brock.
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>>62060052
Yeah this is probably closest, not because he's the best, but because his releases are consistent and he's popular
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>>62060026
le john green core xD
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>>62057480
You're right OP. He brought out Down Colorful Hill, Rollercoaster, Ghosts of the Great Highway, Admiral Fell Promises and Benji. All fucking 10/10 albums besides maybe Admiral which is a 9/10. And all of his other ones are fucking great too. Ocean Beach, Universal Themes, the new Jesu one is surprisingly tight.
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>>62059831
I hate to say it, but he's right.
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>>62057480
>>62057673
>>62059831
>>62059930
>>62060026
>>62060078
Consider suicide
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>>62057613
can confirm
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>>62059831
THE
TRUTH
HURTS
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>>62057767
>Have You Forgotten
Top pleb
Strawberry Hill is best RHP song.
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>>62059664
this is the right answer
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1. Joanna Newsom
2. Bill Callahan
3. John Darnielle
4. Mark Kozelek
5. Fiona Apple
6. Robin Pecknold
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Will Oldham
9. Kristian Matsson
10. J. Tillman

Just off the top of my head that's probably how I'd rank the top ones still making music (though I'm considering people like Bob Dylan or Tom Waits as being past their prime). And remember we're talking about songwriting here, so don't sperg out that most of those make pretty run of the mill folk influenced music. That's where the best songwriters tend to congregate.
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>>62060126
no u
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>>62061083
>>62059664
He's too caught up in his own ironic 2cool4school bullshit to really be great, but he has potential. Robin is still better on most fronts.
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>>62059701
>>62061545
>Newsom
>listening to the Dream Theater of chamber folk
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>>62062208
That's actually probably an appropriate comparison.

But she's still the best, by a large margin.
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>>62062208
Are you trying to make this a meme now
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>>62057480
He was. Then he released Among the Leaves and decided to release unlistenable garbage.
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>>62057480
Who /okudzhava/ here?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCnlaBJRKcE
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>>62062255
I don't care for his newer stuff all that much, but it's definitely not "unlistenable". Benji has some
Good stuff on it.
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>>62060949
But that's not Michael
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You guys are fucking crazy if you don't think Kozelek is a great songwriter, his style might suck now but his early SKM and Red House Painters have such a consistent top notch quality from first album to at least April
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Sorry guys the answer is actually Richard Dawson!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQVlNt6DAxY
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>>62057767
That is literally one of the plebbiest Mark Kozelek songs. You MUST shit taste.
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>>62062109
this tbqh desu ne
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>>62059701
Absolutely this, no one comes close.
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>>62064310
how do i grow a beard like this?
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>>62064623
You need to groom your beard with conditioner to promote growth. It'll be white and full like his
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