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What makes an album 'a classic'

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Jason Tolpin, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. Jason Tolpin


    Having discussion with my daughter - half jokingly, but still, a discussion.

    Albums come up and she says 'Thats a classic' and I say 'no.'.

    What makes it a classic, as an example:

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - To her, she says 'Californication' is a classic, but I say 'no' and say Mothers Milk or Blood Sugar Sex Magik is.

    Does it matter on the age? Is she right? Am I? Neither of us?
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  2. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    I think Classic is a subjective/personal concept, I don't know if there's a cut off for how old it has to be
  3. Jason Tolpin


    I started googling things, and sure, its subjective, I know....

    But I guess a classic to one person may not be a classic to me... I suppose with enough hits on it, and an album you never get sick of hearing from start to finish, well, classified.
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