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to answer the title of your thread, yes, I am. one of the top 5 greatest bands of all time, regardless of whether you hate them or love them (or just bono like everyone else.) anyone who doesn't admit that is kidding themselves.
....sorry, just one of those things i'd be willing to argue forever..i've had the argument before if you can't tell.
and yeah, love to see em in concert, own a bunch of their concert DVDs and they put on a show to say the least.
alot of people dont like dem but they are incredible and i will always listen to dem regardles
their concerts must be redankulous
no, see, thats the exact thing. it has nothing to do with whether or not i like them. absolutley 0%. Two of my top 5 i absolutley cannot stand, like can't even bear listening to even though i wholeheartedly respect them as bands and wouldn't dare insult myself, them, or anyone else by not putting them there. i won't say which because i don't want to get flamed.
but i'm telling you, they are. they just are. i can't have this argument because it makes me angry just talking about it. they are in every way, shape, and form, in the top 5. its just one of those things i'm sure about.
(yes i know this is opinion and no scientific method or criteria exists to prove mine but for the sake of argument just know i have already put this to bed and there is no convincing me otherwise.)
but i do respect those bands you listed, they are all fantastic. dylan is without question up there as the greatest SONGWRITER of all time, though, not band.
once again, nothing to do with me liking them. the grounds which i base my opinion off are very broad. i really cannot have this argument, i promised myself i wouldn't. i'm a very agreeable person and generally am not stubborn about many things, but this is just one of them.
all the bands you listed are FANTASTIC, but some of those are a total and complete joke and an insult to music to put them even in the upper echelon of "bands of all time", even like, top 20. really, i know its hard for you to see it another way, and you seem like a smart kid with awesome taste in music.
like i said before, i HATE 2 or 3 of the top 5 bands (my list) but the fact is they just are. i have the utmost respect for good music and it's effect on, well, everything and everybody. i'd be kidding myself if anything more gets said that you couldn't bait me into this argument, but please do not call my opinion blashemous because it's obvious you don't know anything about what U2 has done.
....i can almost hear you typing "U2" into wikipedia as we speak...what did i get myself into.