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Who made the best music?

KISS
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43%
Black Sabbath
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13%
Led Zeppelin
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37%
Deep Purple
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5%
Aerosmith
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3%
 
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In my youth, Kiss were far and away my favourite band. But even then, I knew that objectively there were many artists that made better music than Kiss. In your opinion, which of these bands made the best music?
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I think Led Zeppelin if I'm honest.
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Never been a fan of Zeppelin, just can't get past Plant's shrieking.
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Post by KrazySwede »

Zep may have had the shortest career, but also the most impressive catalogue of the five listed.

As for the rest of the bands it's harder to rank, careers that reach about 40+ years and about twenty studio albums or more must be expected to dip in quality from time to time. Anyway here goes:

2. Sabbath
- first six albums with Ozzy

3. Purple MkII
- In Rock through to Who Do We Think We Are as well as Made in Japan and Perfect Strangers)

4. KISS
- first seven albums (solo78 not included)

5. Sabbath
Dio-fronted albums (Heaven and Hell - Mob Rules....as well as Dehumanizer)

6. KISS
- 80s-era (Creatures - Crazy Nights)

7. Aerosmith
- Get Your Wings - Rocks
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Sabbath. Didn't have to even think it through. Don't care much for Purple or Aerosmith if I'm being honest. I love Sabbath, KISS, and Zeppelin but I still have to give it to Sabbath. There's pretty much a good portion of all the studio albums sans Ozzy or even Dio that I still play often. I obviously love KISS but their biggest strengths were the first six studio albums. Zeppelin I love also but I could take or leave the catalog as a whole at least after Houses of the Holy. Especially the last two. I recently listened to Presence all the way through again and it was remarkably unremarkable. Only two "major" songs on the album that are heavily rotated and one wasn't even their song (Nobody's Fault). So it's Sabbath, and it's not even close!
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Never cared for Led Zep or Sabbath, which I guess is unusual in hard rock fandom - so in terms of pure musical chops I'd have to go with Deep Purple.

Having said that, I have seen Purple live several times, and Kiss absolutely destroy them as a live experience, and if you asked me which band I love the most, it would be Kiss by a very wide margin.

But in terms of "best music" I'd have to go for Purple, although I enjoy Kiss music more.
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I love all those bands, grew up on all their classic stuff particularly

But the best? For me best is what I enjoy hearing the most. From that list, much as I love the other bands, it's Kiss
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It's always a question of how do you define what is the "best". It's like, you can prefer burgers to fine dining, but which is "better"? Attempting objectivity based on artistic merit, I have to give it to Led Zeppelin. Based on the folky stuff, Houses Of The Holy, Physical Graffiti... honestly, KISS or Aerosmith have no place in that discussion. It's like comic books and fine art. Ask Paul Stanley.
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Zep!
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Purple for me - I'm especially a massive MkIII/IV fan, although the first six Sabbath albums along with the early 80s Dio-fronted stuff and most of the Zeppelin canon run them close.

Kiss over Aerosmith for sure...I love the 'Smith up until Draw The Line, but most of their later output didn't land with me, especially the power ballad years.
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Although I prefer Kiss overall, Black Sabbath made better music.

The other three bands leave me entirely cold.
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Objectively, Zeppelin.

Subjectively, KISS.
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Four-Who-Are-One wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:03 am Objectively, Zeppelin.

Subjectively, KISS.
That's one way of putting it. :salut:
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Wow-- that's really a hard one
All 5 bands are classic, and they all put out great music. I guess it just depends on your taste. They're all hard rock and roll. My heart naturally says KISS but if I look at it objectively I guess I would say Black Sabbath
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I know Zep is beloved and I respect their talent. Jimmy Page especially seems like a cool guy, he looked awesome on stage, and I love his guitar playing. My issue is with the songs themselves. My worthless opinion, almost all of Zeppelin's music puts me to freaking sleep. That's why I can't say they are "best." I voted Kiss (70s of course) because I simply believe their writing style is the best. Short, sweet, to the point. But that isn't to say I don't love a lot of music from the other bands, especially Sabbath and 70s Aerosmith.
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Post by richardsimmons »

I didn’t vote.

To my ears: KIZZ.

But I think this is a close call between Zeppelin & Sabbath.
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Zeppelin! Hands down!
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The Monkees
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We could throw Queen into the mix and really upset the apple cart :lol:
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Quite honestly, it’s KISS for me. I just enjoy the music much more than the others. Obviously I am not looking for any deep meaning in the songs. I just want to enjoy them.
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All of them, with KISS at the bottom of the list.

Aerosmith were woeful from Pump onwards, but their 70s material puts KISS from the same era to shame.
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Zep without a doubt.
Sabs are often great but I find some of their stuff a bit of a depressing listen although it's well done.
Too many different line ups to think of Purple as one band. Some great stuff though and maybe Blackmore is the best guitarist of all?
KISS are a great fun cheesy pop band with a rock slant. They're not a serious proposition though.
Aerosmith have the odd good track but the singer annoys me and when they are bad they are REALLY bad....their worst stuff is worse than anything the other bands on the list have done.
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KISS
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Led Zeppelin
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KISS - Did the best music from those in the list for sure up until Sonic Boom and Monster.
Black Sabbath - I don't even listen to 95% of the stuff they did with Ozzy I can't stand the way that guy sings, and he has no real stage presence. But I am a big fan of Sabbath outside of the Ozzy years.
Led Zepplin - The most overrated band in rock history, and they blatantly ripped off other bands and singers with a few of their songs so why they get so much credit for being a good band is beyond me.
Deep Purple - Never got into them I find them to be boring.
Aerosmith - I own a couple of their CDs, and saw them on that KISS tour they did together but just have never been a big fan of their music.
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Led Zeppelin
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Zeppelin hands down
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These days I'll have to go with Sabbath. Been listening to them a lot lately.
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Never enjoyed any of those bands despite critics telling me they're "better" than Kiss. Always thought Led Zep were absurdly overrated, Sabbath bore the living piss out of me, Aerosmith are just always there and annoying, Deep Purple send me to sleep.

I would rather listen to Hotter Than Hell than anything by any of those bands.
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All 5 bands are great. Each one is unique and all 5 don't sound like one another. The End.
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Hotter Than Heck wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:42 am I love all those bands, grew up on all their classic stuff particularly

But the best? For me best is what I enjoy hearing the most. From that list, much as I love the other bands, it's Kiss

Ditto
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I went with who sounds good to me and who I listen to the most, which is KISS.
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Kiss.
The others don't interest me. Well okay, Deep Purple I listen to a few times a year.
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Beatles.....oops!
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Cheap Trick!
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The rutles
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KISS
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There’s only one answer here and it’s Led Effin Zeppelin
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KISS, no contest.
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Every band listed is musically miles ahead of KISS

Saying Kiss is MUSICALLY better than Led Zeppelin is like saying a McDonald's happy meal is better than a filet mignon personally cooked for you by Gordon Ramsay. I mean good lord people, we all love Kiss, but this is ridiculous
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Kiss
Aerosmith
Sabbath
Deep Purple- Great Musicians and a handful of classic tunes but can get long and boring pretty quick. A good playlist does it for me.
Zep - Never got the appeal. Plants a cool ass looking front man and some tunes are good but just never got worked up over them at all.
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Out of all these bands - Kiss is my favorite. But I never. NEVER. In my wildest dreams would consider them musically better than any of the other bands listed.
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Sticking with their 70s' stuff:
Aerosmith have always been dead boring.
I never really liked Zeppelin.
Purple had, what, 2/3 classic albums only.

So it's between Sabbath and KISS....
Sabbath were better in the studio and their albums have held up better.
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Four-Who-Are-One wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:03 am Objectively, Zeppelin.

Subjectively, KISS.
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Old Andy loves songs that make him feel good and wanna bang his head {years and years ago of course}---- so he chose kiss.... but he does like a lot of those other bands songs `especially Aerosmith------ songs like these he says you just can't go wrong with....

rock and roll all night
I stole your love
detroit rock city
shout it out loud
dr. love
parasite
room service
nothing to lose

and etc` etc....

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KIϟϟ

The rest on the list don't do anything for me. Led Zepplin being particularly overrated. Terrible.
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i'll take KISS over those bands any time, but i can be objective enough to say they never made the best music of the five. seriously, KISS is not in the same league as zep, sab or purple musically. its just nuts. to say they are better is like drug induced hallucination.
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Tito wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:06 amThat's one way of putting it. :salut:
gothunder wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:44 pm :D

Re-reading it, the OP was asking for objective responses so I guess I should voted Led Zep.
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I'm sure the general, objective consensus is that Kiss aren't the best from that list.

They are my choice though and my favorite.
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69th_B1izard wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:33 am Quite honestly, it’s KISS for me. I just enjoy the music much more than the others. Obviously I am not looking for any deep meaning in the songs. I just want to enjoy them.
Same, I liked all the bands listed (& even saw them all, during the '70's). However, I think KISS had the right idea, in that mostly everything should be about 'getting it on' (& because that's what I liked to do, the most). Objectively, sure they are all more skilled musicians than KISS, overall, but that isn't everything to me. And at least KISS was accessible (more often than not); especially, if compared to the other groups.

And I'll add that being a fan of Led Zeppelin was typically a very frustrating experience, outside of listening to their albums. Nothing was easy, including even getting tickets to a concert.

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jkiss wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:17 pm
69th_B1izard wrote: Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:33 am Quite honestly, it’s KISS for me. I just enjoy the music much more than the others. Obviously I am not looking for any deep meaning in the songs. I just want to enjoy them.
Same, I liked all the bands listed (& even saw them all, during the '70's). However, I think KISS had the right idea, in that mostly everything should be about 'getting it on' (& because that's what I liked to do, the most). Objectively, sure they are all more skilled musicians than KISS, overall, but that isn't everything to me. And at least KISS was accessible; especially, if compared to the other groups.

And I'll add that being a fan of Led Zeppelin was typically a very frustrating experience, outside of listening to their albums. Nothing was easy, including even getting tickets to a concert.

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