I've been hearing a lot from friends lately - not even members of Last! - that my top ten artists is a combination of has-beens, stupid old groups and dead guys. It is time someone came to their defense, so welcome to:
Why My Top 10 Artists Don't Suck
Starting with number 10, working to 1.
10. John Denver
. Perhaps one of the most well thought, articulate guitar plucking folksy-country-pop-rock artists of the 70s, or any era for that matter, John Denver constructed some of the deepest, most influential songs of our era dealing with non-lovey, gooey topics (heck, even the ones that do aren't bad...), and was so popular for a time that he even had his own variety TV show. How can you not respect someone like that?
. Bar none, the most commercially successful artists of the 1970s - they still hold the title of performing the United States' most purchased album - Their Greatest Hits 1971–1975
. This one probably needs the least explanation of any of the artists on this list…