Tangent Sunset

The History of Conscious Music by Alex Cosper

Now Where's the Real Money?

Who are the biggest sellers? Well, topping the list would be The Beatles, who offered a vast library of conscious music. Who's the biggest concert act of all time? If it's not The Grateful Dead, they are near the top and most of their songs had a conscious message. What album spent the longest run on the charts in history? That would be Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon, one of the most conceptual albums ever made. Who's the most critically acclaimed songwriter of all time who has also sold millions? That would be social commentary songwriter Bob Dylan. Who's the biggest reggae artist who artfully mixed politics and philosphy in his music? Bob Marley. Since the sixties there have been many conscious artists who have experienced incredible commercial success including The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Neil Young, U2, R.E.M., The Police, The Clash, Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

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