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Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters [2006]
## 100. T Bone Burnett ## 99. Andre Benjamin & Antwan Patton (Outkast) ## 98. Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo) ## 97. Josh Ritter ## 96. Jimmy Cliff ## 95. Patti Smith ## 94. Sam Phillips ## 93. Joseph Arthur ## 92. Alejandro Escovedo ## 91. Drive By Truckers (Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley, Jason Isbell) ## 90. Nick Cave ## 89. Victoria Williams ## 88. Parliament (George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell) ## 87. Lyle Lovett ## 86. Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) ## 85. David Bazan (Pedro the Lion, Headphones) ## 84. John Linnel & John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants) ## 83. Fleetwood Mac (Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie) ## 82. John Darnielle (Mountain Goats) ## 81. Wayne Coyne & Steven Drozd (Flaming Lips) ## 80. Pink Floyd (Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Nick Mason) ## 79. Stephen Malkmus (Pavement, Silver Jews) ## 78. Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices) ## 77. Bruce Cockburn ## 76. Will Oldham (aka Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Palace Music, etc.) ## 75. Ron Sexsmith ## 74. Linford Detweiler & Karin Bergquist (Over the Rhine) ## 73. Julie Miller ## 72. Michael Jackson ## 71. Vic Chesnutt ## 70. Alex Chilton (Big Star, The Box Tops) ## 69. Merle Haggard ## 68. Allen Tousaint ## 67. Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) ## 66. Charles Thompson (aka Frank Black, Black Francis) (Pixies) ## 65. Bill Mallonee (Vigilantes of Love) ## 64. Andy Partridge (XTC, Dukes of Stratosphear) ## 63. Richard Thompson (Fairport Convention) ## 62. Sting (The Police) ## 61. John Hiatt ## 60. Jimmy Webb ## 59. Jack White (White Stripes, Raconteurs) ## 58. Sly Stone (Sly & the Family Stone) ## 57. Morrissey (The Smiths) ## 56. James Brown ## 55. Dolly Parton ## 54. Aimee Mann ## 53. James Taylor ## 52. Paul Westerberg (The Replacements) ## 51. Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham ## 50. Public Enemy (Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Hank Shocklee, Eric Sadler, et al) ## 49. Cat Stevens ## 48. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings ## 47. Sufjan Stevens ## 46. David Byrne (Talking Heads) ## 45. Jackson Browne ## 44. Al Green ## 43. Ryan Adams (Whiskeytown) ## 42. Loretta Lynn ## 41. Ray Davies (The Kinks) ## 40. Burt Bacharach & Hal David 39. Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) ## 38. Kris Kristofferson ## 37. Smokey Robinson ## 36. Beck Hansen ## 35. Steve Earle ## 34. John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival) ## 33. Pete Townshend (The Who) ## 32. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller ## 31. Carole King ## 30. John Prine ## 29. Tom Petty ## 28. Robbie Robertson (The Band) ## 27. Radiohead (Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway) ## 26. R.E.M. (Peter Buck, Bill Berry, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe) ## 25. Chuck Berry ## 24. Jeff Tweedy (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Golden Smog, Loose Fur, etc.) ## 23. Elton John & Bernie Taupin ## 22. Lucinda Williams ## 21. Lou Reed (Velvet Underground) ## 20. Van Morrison ## 19. Patty Griffin ## 18. U2 (Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., Adam Clayton) ## 17. Holland-Dozier-Holland ## 16. David Bowie ## 15. Willie Nelson ## 14. Stevie Wonder ## 13. Paul Simon ## 12. Mick Jagger & Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones) ## 11. Randy Newman ## 10. Prince ## 9. Joni Mitchell ## 8. Elvis Costello ## 7. Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys) ## 6. Leonard Cohen ## 5. Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings) ## 4. Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan ## 3. Bruce Springsteen ## 2. Neil Young (Buffalo Sprinfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) ## 1. Bob Dylan **** Missing: * 4 Kathleen Brennan * 19 Patty Griffin * 24 Jeff Tweedy * 30 John Prine * 32 Jerry Leiber * 32 Mike Stoller * 39 Hal David * 48 David Rawlings * 48 Gillian Welch * 51 Dan Penn * 51 Spooner Oldham * 61 John Hiatt * 64 Andy Partridge * 65 Bill Mallonee * 66 Charles Thompson * 67 Conor Oberst * 68 Allen Tousaint * 73 Julie Miller * 74 Karin Bergquist * 74 Linford Detweiler * 75 Ron Sexsmith * 76 Will Oldham * 78 Robert Pollard * 81 Steven Drozd * 81 Wayne Coyne * 85 David Bazan * 86 Sam Beam * 91 Drive By Truckers * 92 Alejandro Escovedo * 93 Joseph Arthur * 97 Josh Ritter * 98 Jay Farrar * 99 Andre Benjamin * 99 Antwan Patton * 100 T Bone Burnett
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