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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #100 on: 09 Aug 2008, 08:30 »

I think that Led Zeppelin is more underrated than overrated.
Their skills as musicians, artists (and in Jimmy Page's case producer), can together surpass any other rock group to ever exist.

Also, ignore my "fourth album" avatar.

Hahaha. You should've just changed it before making that post. I mean it wasn't going to be especially credible anyway, without an avatar that virtually says 'I'm a fanboy.'
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #101 on: 09 Aug 2008, 09:06 »

Neil Diamond is a bizarre choice, Khar. I can definitely see the rest of your list being overrated but seriously who gives a shit about Neil Diamond?

Well, whilst I was writing that list there was a documentary about the recording of one of Neil Diamond's albums playing on Radio 4. For the non-english, Radio 4 doesn't have any music coverage at all. It is a speech station. The tones in which this album and it's various elements were being dissected and described prompted me to add Mr. Diamond to the list.

This is both hilarious and an entirely fair reason.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #102 on: 09 Aug 2008, 15:19 »

I've never lived in the UK and even I know that at one time Oasis were regarded as rock gods by some people who were obviously very high and had never heard the Stone Roses.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #103 on: 09 Aug 2008, 19:00 »

Am I the only one who feel bad, and like a snarky bastard calling music I don't like that is popular "overrated"? I just don't feel like it's my place, which would make me a terrible critic, but I'm too nice to be a snob.

But as for praised bands that I never really got into, Joy Division is one of them. I KNOW they're good, but I can't get in the groove. Musical aesthetic tastes and whatnot. I like a lot of bands that are hated by the large majority of music snobs (Aquabats, They Might Be Giants) though, so my opinion doesn't really count, does it?

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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #104 on: 09 Aug 2008, 19:10 »

Oh, another--

I don't understand what's so great about Boris. I have three albums, but despite listening to them probably about 5 times now, I just don't get it. It's not interesting or exciting or invigorating or new or...anything to me.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #105 on: 09 Aug 2008, 22:22 »

I know I probably shouldn't be considering that metal isn't very popular on this forum, but I'm surprised that no one's mentioned DragonForce. I believe this video should sum things up nicely.
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« Reply #106 on: 09 Aug 2008, 22:47 »

Because the only people who think of them highly don't post here.  Some people here like them, but acknowledge that they're corny.  And as far as I know, most of the music critics aren't big fans of them anyway, so it's not like they're actually considered to be that good.  They just have a loud portion of the internet.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #107 on: 09 Aug 2008, 23:51 »

I've never lived in the UK and even I know that at one time Oasis were regarded as rock gods by some people who were obviously very high and had never heard the Stone Roses.


Or the Rolling Stones for that matter.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #108 on: 10 Aug 2008, 00:12 »

On that note, am I the only one who thinks the Rolling Stones have digressed from actually being that good and more than deserving of all the praise to being overrated and getting by on their reputation over the past 30 or so years?
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #109 on: 10 Aug 2008, 00:14 »

Yes, you're the only one, and it is a totally new and original sentiment.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #110 on: 10 Aug 2008, 00:31 »

I think that Led Zeppelin is more underrated than overrated.

If Led Zeppelin were even half as good as people tell me they are they would be banned from all the radio stations in the world because of the death toll that would come from everyone who's listening in their cars spontaneously having orgasms and forgetting about driving every time a Led Zeppelin track was played.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #111 on: 10 Aug 2008, 06:00 »

I think that Led Zeppelin is more underrated than overrated.

If Led Zeppelin were even half as good as people tell me they are they would be banned from all the radio stations in the world because of the death toll that would come from everyone who's listening in their cars spontaneously having orgasms and forgetting about driving every time a Led Zeppelin track was played.

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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #112 on: 10 Aug 2008, 07:06 »

i would say led zeppelin os overrated too but not by much, they kick ass as far as virtuosity at the time goes
and i will be definitely be getting tickets if they go on tour, who could say no to such a giant gazillion dolalr tour?
not even robert plant is that stupid

well... roger waters was so who the hell knows

as for overrated bands? i'm gonna lose some indie cred points so i'm gonna dock em now *reduced -5 cred points*

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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #113 on: 10 Aug 2008, 08:35 »

I know I probably shouldn't be considering that metal isn't very popular on this forum, but I'm surprised that no one's mentioned DragonForce. I believe this video should sum things up nicely.

There are so many over-rated metal bands that Dragonforce barely make the list. I believe Mastodon to be the most over-rated metal band of the moment (though they are barely metal). Other metal bands that are over-rated to various degrees include Slayer, Metallica, Cannibal Corpse, Entombed, At The Gates, Emperor, Children of Bodom and, in the UK anyway, a revolving procession of cookie-cutter deathcore bands that each get about one months worth of anus thumbing before someone with a stupider name and even more ridiculous haircuts comes along.

Really, everyone needs to listen to more Edge of FUCKING SAAAANIIITTTYYYYY!

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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #114 on: 10 Aug 2008, 09:04 »

I like a lot of bands that are hated by the large majority of music snobs (Aquabats, They Might Be Giants) though, so my opinion doesn't really count, does it?

What in fuck?

I know I probably shouldn't be considering that metal isn't very popular on this forum.

Fail.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #115 on: 10 Aug 2008, 10:19 »

Noted. Metal is more popular here than I first assumed.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #116 on: 10 Aug 2008, 10:29 »

AC/DC over rated?  I don't think anyone over the age of 16 thinks of them as anything more than a band that has made some very retarded but quite fun music and made one retarded and -incredibly- fun album, Back in Black, and then proceeded to try to make it over and over again for the next thirty years.

The Decembrists.  But I think that's just because somewhat jangling verse-chorus stuff doesn't appeal to me much (I like them when they feel a tad more progressive).

I think it's fair to say that just about every band that has been described as 'the best ever' is over-rated.
Few or perhaps none of these bands are bad or even mediocre.

RE Joy Division, I love them, but I do think that in terms of musical innovation their pretty straightforward pop songs don't really compare to Marquee Moon or Blank Generation or whatever.


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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #117 on: 10 Aug 2008, 11:05 »

To be fair, it is a moderately easy assumption to make.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #118 on: 10 Aug 2008, 11:27 »

Most assumptions are.

That's why they are lame.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #119 on: 10 Aug 2008, 12:16 »

RE Joy Division, I love them, but I do think that in terms of musical innovation their pretty straightforward pop songs don't really compare to Marquee Moon or Blank Generation or whatever.

Is it really a pop song when your singer can't fookin' sing?

I mean, Ian Curtis is an idol of mine and 'Closer' is my second favourite album after Weezer, but the brother couldn't sing a pop song if he tried.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #120 on: 10 Aug 2008, 12:38 »

Am I the only one who feel bad, and like a snarky bastard calling music I don't like that is popular "overrated"?

Did you actually read the thread before posting?  We're not pointing at bands we don't like, for the most part.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #121 on: 10 Aug 2008, 12:49 »

I mean, Ian Curtis is an idol of mine and 'Closer' is my second favourite album after Weezer, but the brother couldn't sing a pop song if he tried.

I'm not so sure. 'Love Will Tear us Apart Again' is pretty poptastic, non? What about 'Transmission'?

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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #122 on: 10 Aug 2008, 13:47 »

They would be if he sang them in tune. I love the guy, but he couldn't hold a melody in a bucket made of vocal chords.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #123 on: 10 Aug 2008, 17:56 »

When I say 'pop' I'm thinking more of melodic hooks and song structure than vocal styles.  Hell, in my mind much of Boris's Pink (the short songs), Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea and At the Gate's Slaughter of the Soul are all pop in the same way Joy division is--it's pretty straightforward and catchy, it doesn't wander too far and it isn't too strange.
But these days even the Pop Group sounds like, well, a pop group to me.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #124 on: 10 Aug 2008, 18:18 »

I think that any band in the Guitar Hero or Rock Band series ends up being "overrated"; this especially applies to songs that are harder to play in the game.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #125 on: 10 Aug 2008, 18:54 »

oh you did not just call Spinal Tap overrated
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #126 on: 10 Aug 2008, 19:22 »

oh you did not just call Spinal Tap overrated

Well, when it comes down to it the drummer of Spinal Tap tends to die out near the end.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #127 on: 10 Aug 2008, 20:41 »

Aerosmith.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #128 on: 10 Aug 2008, 21:05 »

Sloan!

Oh wait, no, not them because they're effing awesome.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #129 on: 10 Aug 2008, 21:18 »

To be fair, it is a moderately easy assumption to make.

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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #130 on: 10 Aug 2008, 21:23 »

Gee, I dunno, maybe because of the comic this forum is attached to?
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #131 on: 10 Aug 2008, 21:38 »

The one written by a huge metal and electronic music fan?

(seriously though, it IS a fairly easy assumption to make and we can now move on)
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« Reply #132 on: 10 Aug 2008, 22:51 »

Gee, I dunno, maybe because of the comic this forum is attached to?

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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #133 on: 10 Aug 2008, 22:53 »

Other metal bands that are over-rated to various degrees include [snip] Emperor, Entombed

Emperor & Entombed? Really? I very rarely hear anybody speak about them (though I don't really speak to that many metalheads).
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #134 on: 10 Aug 2008, 23:02 »

And I'm a metalhead and I've heard very little about them (granted my tastes tend to keep me pretty far from the more brutal bands.)
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« Reply #135 on: 10 Aug 2008, 23:13 »

I don't like much metal but I hear a fuckton of people go on and on and on about how awesome Emperor is.

And Khar is right about Mastodon.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #136 on: 10 Aug 2008, 23:48 »

As much as I love Loveless, I'm going to say MBV is kind of overrated. Honestly, I think Ride's Nowhere is a better shoegaze album.

That being said, I'm not going to deny that MBV is the more influential band.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #137 on: 11 Aug 2008, 03:28 »

Madonna. The fact she got into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility was just depressing.
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« Reply #138 on: 11 Aug 2008, 04:17 »

Agreed.

There's a station here in Canadia-land called Star! that is airing nothing but Madonna related television shortly to celebebrate her 50th birthday. I mean seriously, what the hell?  As a singer? Sub par at best. As a musical revolutionary?  Well, gee...let's all just find the most obvious things that will piss middle America off and do that.  What a glorious stroke of brilliance that is. 

MBV put me to sleep, honestly.  That album has the most coked-out mix ever...and I think that was a bit of the point, but perhaps I'm wrong.  That said, I love the track When You Sleep.  Seems appropriate enough.  Beside the fact that the best shoegaze albums are so obviously Mira's self titled debut and the follow ups, Apart, and There I Go Daydreamer.

Oh,and concerning Led Zeppelin?  They're credibility slides every time the endless re-unification(or attempt to) cycle looms it's head to a less and less interested sigh from the populace.  You want it to be good but realize that Plant hasn't aged well and that the music is very much of its time and only that.  Purely subjective, of course
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #139 on: 11 Aug 2008, 04:39 »

As much as I love Loveless, I'm going to say MBV is kind of overrated. Honestly, I think Ride's Nowhere is a better shoegaze album.

I'd say both Lush's Split and Slowdive's Souvlaki are far more enjoyable shoegaze albums than anything MBV did aside from the Feed Me With Your Kiss EP.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #140 on: 11 Aug 2008, 05:55 »



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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #141 on: 11 Aug 2008, 05:58 »

theres two more bands i think are overrated

sonic youth

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weezer

sonic youth really is just noise (curses for quoting a stupid movie but i love jason bateman so much)

and weezer? iono man, its... just... iono, for what weezer does theres so many better bands out there

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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #142 on: 11 Aug 2008, 07:30 »

Oh,and concerning Led Zeppelin?  They're credibility slides every time the endless re-unification(or attempt to) cycle looms it's head to a less and less interested sigh from the populace.

...Uh, a million people applied for tickets to their reunion gig. I would say that's fairly interested.
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« Reply #143 on: 11 Aug 2008, 09:21 »

You're right of course.  Perhaps it's a generational thing.  I'm not old enough (31), to really get it.  I sort of equate it to the Grateful Dead, or in more current terms, Phish.
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« Reply #145 on: 11 Aug 2008, 09:50 »

weezer
There's a problem with Weezer, as I see it. When I first heard them, I listened to the Blue Album and some stuff off of other albums e.g. My Name is Jonas. I liked the style a lot, lyrically and musically.
Then, the Red Album came out, and was a load of bullshit. I hadn't listened to anything later than the Green Album, so somewhere in there they jumped the shark.
I think that they are perfectly rated for some of the earlier stuff, but for the newer shit, I'd have to agree with you.
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« Reply #146 on: 11 Aug 2008, 10:17 »

sonic youth really is just noise

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« Reply #147 on: 11 Aug 2008, 10:35 »

Yeah, besides which, Sonic Youth have a rather large number of pop songs.  Hell, a large majority of what they've recorded since like, 1989 has been pretty pop.  "Teenage Riot"?  "Dirty Boots"?  "My Friend Goo"?  "100%"?  "Bull in the Heather"?  "Junkie's Promise"?  Basically all of Rather Ripped?  And other than the pop stuff, almost everything else has been "pretty" songs like "Theresa's Sound-World", "Wildflower Soul", "The Diamond Sea", etc etc...

Sonic Youth was a "noise" band for like, all of one and a half albums.  EVOL and Sister have a pretty high hook/noise ratio.  I mean, "Schizophrenia", fuck's sake.
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« Reply #148 on: 11 Aug 2008, 10:43 »

weezer
There's a problem with Weezer, as I see it. When I first heard them, I listened to the Blue Album and some stuff off of other albums e.g. My Name is Jonas. I liked the style a lot, lyrically and musically.
Then, the Red Album came out, and was a load of bullshit. I hadn't listened to anything later than the Green Album, so somewhere in there they jumped the shark.
I think that they are perfectly rated for some of the earlier stuff, but for the newer shit, I'd have to agree with you.

I don't think you've listened to Blue Album closely enough.

And you're also a bit behind on the 'Weezer suck now' trend; personally I consider Red their third best record anyway.
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« Reply #149 on: 11 Aug 2008, 16:26 »

they're so called "pop" songs?





are still noise

don't get me wrong people, i used to love them to death until i woke one day going

"why?"

so i stopped listening to them and listened to other stuff and i haven't looked back since

sonic youth sober since 2002
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