So everyone says that John Lennon and Paul McCartney were not mere pop musicians, but were actually brilliant composers. What other pop bands would be judged, by people very knowledgeable about music, to be composing music that is genuinely brilliant?
Please don’t let this generate into a “Band X is teh roxx0r!!!11!1 I love their musics!” thread. I want to know from people who know about music composition: what bands compose(d) music that is truly great (or even really really good)?