Happy Oscars.

I first wrote this draft post in Feb 2014.  I never completed this project… because I couldn’t settle on the final rankings!  (For christ sake.)  As if that has anything to do with anything related to the germ of this project.  Anyway, I decided to dust it off and publish.  Enjoy and comment! Stumbling onto Farrell Williams’ Happy song was uplifting....

Here are the new music geniuses, v.1.0.

Consider this a placeholder that can perhaps be fleshed out by someone better qualified on the subject.  [Subtly requests volunteers.] Yesterday I posed the question:  who are today’s music geniuses?  The discussion, the stellar discussion, yielded a lot of names.  Rather than update yesterday’s post, I’m going to take a stab at cataloging them as I did my gen’s geniuses....

Who are the current music geniuses?

. 1979 was a good year to be an entering freshman and music lover.*  I thought as much at the time and now I think it can be said so objectively.  The Police, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, U2, Squeeze, B-52s, Joe Jackson, REM, Pretenders, English Beat were all breaking new.  Petty, Thorogood, Stones, Aerosmith had gas left in the tank...

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