Posted by The Storm on May 21, 1999 at 00:19:15:
In Reply to: A couple of reasons why there will be no more Exile's posted by 2000 Man on May 20, 1999 at 21:22:14:
I think all of this is basically right on the mark, although the major reason that "Voodoo Lounge" wasn't regarded as a "classic" is simply because of the fragmentation of the media market. There's no such thing as a unified market anymore, so by definition you can't have a classic. The days of the classics in any popular genre--or for that matter, even jazz (I know nothing about classical)--are long gone. VL is a classic in terms of objective quality, especially if you include the b-sides. If it had been released in May 1972 and Exile in July 1994, all the pro-"experimentation" and pro-electricity crowd would have been asserting that B2B is better than Exile and that they'll never top VL again. Timing is everything.
Post a Followup