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Way to many writers to really have "favorites". That being said - many of the collective works of Lennon/McCartney are very good and timeless songs. Many of the collective works of the various writers who contributed to the songs of the Eagles show an effective mastery of the craft. Tom Petty have written some very solid pop songs.
Many of the writers from the days of Tin Pan Alley and the Brill Building created some amazing examples of solid, memorable songs.
I own close to 6,000 CDs and hundreds of albums and cassettes which I am gradually burning to CD/MP3(it's a sickness) - and I could fill pages and pages with names of people who have written outstanding songs ........ although in many cases, no one would know who they are.
I'll second Fiona Apple.
I also love the work of Emil Adler and Julie Flanders (October Project)
I don't know off hand who did the songwriting but there was an indy band called Grey Eye Glances that wrote some really good songs
John Frusciante (anything between 2001-2009)
I like a little Sinatra here and there.
And the rest would have to be classical composers and flamenco composers.
"Nahhhhhhhhhhhh mannnnnnnnnnn. I ain't touching that mic. That thing's expensive."
If I had to limit myself to just one it'd be Elvis Costello up until 1990 or there abouts.
I can't get to grips with M&M as a "songwriter" as I still have the idea in my head that it's lyrics, melody & chordal structure and what he usually does don't comprise those elements.
I think it may be my age & the fact that I really can't abide more than a couple of false rhymes in any one text.
I didn't get where I am today........
by being somewhere else !
It's tough at the top.......
......but it's worse at the bottom !
Doing nothing in particular.......but doing it very well .
Last edited by fat_fleet; 12-16-2012 at 06:01. Reason: Deleted weird crazy rant about listener biases
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