Dylan Tops Songwriters Polls

BOB DYLAN has topped a new magazine poll of the best living songwriters, beating off competition from NEIL YOUNG and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. Writers of US music magazine Paste chose Dylan to head up their comprehensive 100 Best Living Songwriters list, and readers agreed - voting Dylan ahead of Young and Springsteen. Both top 10s also feature ELVIS COSTELLO, husband and wife TOM WAITS and KATHLEEN BRENNAN, and JONI MITCHELL. Readers chose to add U2, PAUL SIMON and VAN MORRISON to their list - ahead of writers' choices LEONARD COHEN, SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, PRINCE and BEACH BOY BRIAN WILSON. The magazine top 10 is: 1. BOB DYLAN 2. NEIL YOUNG 3. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 4. TOM WAITS/KATHLEEN BRENNAN 5. SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY 6. LEONARD COHEN 7. BRIAN WILSON 8. ELVIS COSTELLO 9. JONI MITCHELL 10. PRINCE.


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In my secondary school in Holland we had an English teacher who was a Bob Dylan fan so one way of teaching us English was that we had to translate and discuss Bob Dylan songs which was great. I have been listening to him for 30 years now and many back home are fans. However I also grew up with Neil Young (have many albums) and am a big Bruce fan. Seen all three in concerts at different times and think each one is unique. Not sure who should therefore be on top, as long as we can go and see them does it really matter?
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I agree Dylan is great to listen to . Neil Young is also great I grew up listening to Neil however really got into Dylan in laster yrs no regrets. Another songwriter who deserves honourable mention - Pete Townshend ?
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What has Bob done lately? Hmm...lets see, his last two studio releases: Time Out of Mind -- Wins grammy for best album of the year... Love and Theft -- Nominated for album of the year. Seems like he has done plenty lately.
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hey hey my my.....Bob better than Neil? I don't think so. Maybe years ago, but what about Bob? what has he done lately? Neil is still very strong and is putting out as much,if not more, stong work. This guy goes all the time. Maybe because I'm Canadian and a bit bias,but still......Anyway, both kick ass and will only call it quits when they 6 feet under. Keep on rockin' Neil !!!
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I like Neil as well, but what has he done to compare with Love Sick, Not Dark Yet, Covenant Woman etc. and thats not even going back into Mr Tambourine Man, Gates Of Eden, Desolation Row etc.
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