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How can you have the unmitigated audacity to suggest that Genesis be dropped from this list? This band survived forty years (from inception to the ’07 reunion tour) in an industry that, especially in the last two decades has favored flavor-of-the-moment artists over those with the intellectual capacity to not only write their own material, but play it as well. To add salt to the wound, you uttered their name in the same breath as Mariah and Beyonce. This makes me think that you saw nothing more of their music than what came out in the 80s, trivialized it as trashy pop and never took the time to analyze it further. That is a shame, I must say. Four decades of orginal music is nothing to sneeze at.
You’re entitled to your opinion, I supppose. However, MY opinion is that Genesis deserves a spot on this list. In fact, they deserve a higher spot on this list. I think a spot in the twenties or thirties would definitely be fair.