A Completely Subjective List: The Greatest Songwriters Ever

A Listmania! list by Bob Saull
 
Smile
1.  Smile by Brian Wilson
The list author says:
  "A troubled visionary.  There is and never will be anyone like him, and this is the quintessential example of his pop genius"
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The Queen Is Dead
2.  The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
The list author says:
  "Possibly the greatest English lyricist ever, Stephen Morrissey, just isn't the same without the groundbreaking musical work of Johnny Marr.  This is arguably the best Smiths album"
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Fin De Siecle
3.  Fin De Siecle by The Divine Comedy
The list author says:
  "Probably the most underrated songwriter of all time.  Incredible lyrics, beautiful music.  Deserves to be a legend."
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Want One
4.  Want One by Rufus Wainwright
The list author says:
  "Has a great future ahead of him.  Everyone buy the new album.  You won't be disappointed."
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Shed Anthems [Mixed By Mj Hibbett And The Validators]
5.  Shed Anthems [Mixed By Mj Hibbett And The Validators] by B-52's
The list author says:
  "Completely unknown British songwriter, which is a real shame.  Genuinely funny and moving in every song, of which there are LOADS."
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Cast of Thousands
6.  Cast of Thousands by elbow
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  "Simply beautiful in every way."
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Highway 61 Revisited
7.  Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "Okay so I couldn't really leave him out."
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Songs Of Leonard Cohen
8.  Songs Of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
The list author says:
  "Prolific genius poet."
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Soviet Kitsch
9.  Soviet Kitsch by Regina Spektor
The list author says:
  "I'm still not sure if this is genius or really silly.  Either way I love it."
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Closer
10.  Closer by Joy Division
The list author says:
  "Released in memory of possibly the most troubled rock star ever.  Every song aches with frustration and dark beauty."
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