I give you one: Dream theater. That band is pretty much the answer at everything, the entire group is basically out of this world when it comes to talent and they basically work on a new album every year and they have 20 min long songs, they have mainstream hits and they got a very loyal fanbase, which means this band have basically hit the gold mine. A lot of musicians hits popularity with the wrong crowd, that is the hitster's, which basically only care about your hit song for a certain short duration, when that group moves on, your band is heading for a cliff, Dream theater doesn't rely on that crowd, they have fans who are musician at heart themselves.
" they basically work on a new album every year and they have 20 min long songs"
Neither of those things show talent, as talent is quality, not quantity. Same goes for the rest of your comment talking about "crowds" - absolutely unrelated to talent. You can have zero fans, or a million, but neither are indicative of talent.
I think the sign of a talented artist is when they show a healthy palate of variety and unquestionable skill in a genre that is challenging. Having listened quickly to some Dream Theater, it's nothing special and certainly a far cry from being special; it sounds like it could be used as backing music to Flash Gordon. Now if we look at someone who is unquestionably gifted at music composition, Hans Zimmer, then the mile wide chasm between him and Dream Theater is clear. That's not to say both can't be enjoyed, but lets not confuse talent and mediocrity.
Wow, just wow. Do you play a instrument? Do you have any clue about notes and key-signatures at all?
You basically compared a set piece of difficult set-pieces with over 130 time signature changes, not only do you have to play the correct notes, the timing is key. Hanz zimmer is good, but his music isn't even challenging at all, it's basically the same key-signature through-out the entire song, which are the simplest signature to follow, 4/4... It's hillarious that you can't comprehend Notes and signatures..
You simply don't have a damn clue, you better go educate yourself on music-theory.. It would be okay if you simply aren't interested in Progressive music such as Rush, Dream theater, Emerson, lake and palmer which creates music completely different then any other musician out there, it requires a brain that can follow a melody that stretches far beyond a simple 4/4 beat, but to downgrade the entire genre down to Flash-gordon? which is a 4/4 beat, with a few power-chords and a Guitar with Phaser-effect pedal only proves that you have no clue about what you are talking about.. the only reason why you brought Zimmer, are simply because you are a movies fan.
Fuck my life, that i constantly have to take shit like this. Go listen to Dream theater- Dance of eternity, perhaps LIVE and then you can come back to me, perhaps you actually know where you fucked up. Also, the entire thing is an insult to Zimmer as well, You basically compared his life-work with Flash-gordon, Zimmer is a great musician in his own right, except that he is famous for being a copy-cat who uses the same chord-progression, same for 4 notes from a lot of other famous movie-composer's, because using what people are familiare with, is instant succsess. It's weird a pro such as yourself didn't know this.. Dream theater in comparison is atleast original with their chord-progression, they even change the entire beat up with unique key-signature changes, which i bet, if you was good at counting beat, wouldn't be able to follow, unless if you aren't really consentrating, if you actually did like the dream theater music, the struggle to pay attention to the change of beat, notes, chord progression wouldn't have been degraded down to flash gordon, simply because they share one similarity, to make it sound majestic and tight. Pirates of caribbean theme is a faster version of gladiator, which again was taken from Mars, even a lot of the part's in pirates of caribbean is also a pure rip off from titanic.. the list is endless, check it yourself if there are any doubt's. So it's challenging to rip other composer's off with 4/4 melodies? Hahahaha! You made my day sir
Your entire comment was so dumb, i actually consider it stealth-trolling cuz why else would you say such ignorant shit? I can't think of anything else then a provotion. Well, trolling and gaming goes hand in hand these days.