On 15th December 2004 at 11:32 Anonymous 1200 wrote...
You know where you say "you feel like you've heard it before and it was probably better the first time"?
I reckon (and have thought this for a long time) that originality sounds good. Even if you've lived on Mars, came down to earth and heard The Stones it would sound amazing because they were fuelled by the power of invention.
Unilke The Black Crowes, who sound fine but don't have that spark of genius.
In some ways, I think not only can you hear (or somehow feel) that originality, it can be argued that it is what separates music that is art from music that is not.