He or She never fulfilled their potential in your eyes..

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by frimleygreener, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. MartinGr

    MartinGr Forum Resident

    George Michael

    Such a great singer, and enough great songs for some wonderful compilations. But no album I would call a masterpiece...
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  2. thematinggame

    thematinggame Forum Resident

    Ryan Adams for me too , I don't know all of his albums but most of them , and I have made a great 2 cdR compilation , but there isn't one single album which is great all the way through , never a bad song but lots of mediocre ones .Whereas a lot of artists these days release a new album every 3 , 4 or 5 years he does the opposite , total lack of quality control in my opinion.
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  3. Say It Right

    Say It Right Forum Resident

    Niagara Falls
    Donnie Iris. I mean "Ah, Leah" was a great FM radio track in high school. He follows up with the silly "Love is Like a Rock." He could have been so much more. Maybe get a song in a movie or a TV commercial, but noooooo.
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  4. skisdlimit

    skisdlimit Forum Resident

    Bellevue, WA
    George Michael was a phenomenally talented vocalist and songwriter who seemed positioned for greatness following the demise of Wham!, but despite some relatively solid solo LPs (the first three come to mind) and singles over the years, simply took too long between releases IMHO to become a truly major player like, say Elton John. I would've loved to see him step into Freddie Mercury's shoes following that tribute concert as the new front man for Queen (no disrespect to either Paul Rodgers or Adam Lambert), but that sadly never happened, nor did a general critical reappraisal quite materialize during his lifetime, which I think a decent latter day comeback album could arguably have achieved. It's too late now....
  5. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    Alex Chilton
    He should have had a huge solo career. I think he put everything into Big Star, and when the band wasn't commercially successful, it just completely knocked the wind out of his sails.
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  6. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    Mark Bacino - fantastic pop-oriented songwriter, has a very natural knack for hooks, lots of subtle sophistication . . . unfortunately has remained relatively unknown and has only managed to produce a few albums in the span of about 30 years:

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  7. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

    So basically no artist in the entire world has or ever will fulfill their potential?
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  8. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    I don't know, I just know that I'm disappointed that this thread title had nothing to do with Zooey Deschanel! :love:

  9. thematinggame

    thematinggame Forum Resident

    I have got two of his albums , great songwriter and I think I once exchanged a couple of emails with him too , I think one of those many talented guys who prefer to remain low-key and see music as a hobby rather than a career
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  10. stonesfcr

    stonesfcr Forum Resident

    Lauryn Hill

    Izzy Stradlin

    Omar Rodriguez Lopez
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  11. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    tori amos, kind of flaked out after first two albums
  12. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    I think it would have been like Natalie Merchant, only on a smaller scale. One big album and then a retreat to the level of fame she'd had with her prior band.
  13. BuCo

    BuCo A Guy Who Can't Have Enough Super Deluxe Box Sets

    New York City
    John Lennon. At the point in his life where he had finally reached peace with himself and was starting to rekindle his broken relationships, it was stolen from him. If he had lived, who knows what masterful compositions could have been written.
  14. frimleygreener

    frimleygreener "It 'a'int why...it just is" Thread Starter

    united kingdom
    I think there is a big difference between "falling short" and "not pushing boundaries". My thread was an observation on the latter premise.
  15. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    I think it was more burn out and other factors than the eagles, the drop after But Seriously...was pretty drastic
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  16. nyarlathotep

    nyarlathotep Mr. Somewhere

    Lee Mavers (The La's).
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  17. RobNeil

    RobNeil Forum Resident

    Midlands, UK
  18. Hardy Melville

    Hardy Melville Forum Resident

    New York
    My guess is Jeff probably convinced himself he could be a sort of rock jazz fusion star and thereby avoid whatever hassles he had before with the more standard group set up. Not sure in other words whether it was vocalists per se that troubled him or the dynamics of dealing with a group - am I the leader? Is someone else?

    I respect his guitar playing immensely, and would not dispute that he continued to develop his guitar style after he went solo. It mostly left me meh, however. Imo the high point of his career was the two JBG albums with Stewart. That was very early in his career, and he should have done so much more.
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  19. No Bull

    No Bull Forum Resident

    I will check her solo album out, thanks for linking me to the thread.. I have 3 or 4 CJ albums; great band. Margo is a tremendous talent.
  20. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    The (New Orleans) Radiators
  21. Exile On My Street

    Exile On My Street Forum Resident

    Long Island, NY
    He is spoofing on the thread because, ultimately, they will all be mentioned.
  22. Curwin

    Curwin Well-Known Member

    Blind Melon...Soup is such an underrated album. Would've been interesting to see how the band evolved
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  23. jimjim

    jimjim Forum Resident

    Poneke, Aotearoa
    Prince...after he left Warners. He had the talent, the means and the star quality but alas never made another stellar album after that. Lots of good material no doubt but too much filler on many on many of his post-Warners albums (especially Emancipation).
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  24. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    You, my friend, are an over-achiever... ;)
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  25. No Bull

    No Bull Forum Resident

    funky little band... I need to pull this out and listen to it... It has been a long time.
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