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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #400 on: 04 Mar 2010, 11:00 »

Every band that I dislike but happens to be popular.

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But then again, the only band I've listened to today is French rap-rock.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #401 on: 04 Mar 2010, 12:08 »

Fuckin' YES. Blowing In The Wind is based off an old spiritual song, No More Auction Block. Masters Of War is based on the melody for  Nottamun Town. That's the way folk music (used to/does) work, you take an old melody and change the lyrics/structure to work more for a current audience. That's how every single musician ever operates; you take stuff you like and you put it in a blender.

Not to derail the thread too much, but this touches so much on a subject that I've been thinking a lot about lately. During the first half of the 20th century it feels like playing music and making albums wasn't as much about writing new songs, but rather about giving a spin to old songs. I mean, look at most of the jazz and r&b singles of that era. I think the 33 1/3 book about OK Computer mentions this as well - music used to be about the song, but now that there's so much pressure on artists to write new songs a song only lives as long as the artist does, whereas truly great songs live past the author.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #402 on: 04 Mar 2010, 12:24 »

It's probably just a natural consequence of modern distribution and reproduction. It's far, far easier to follow individual artists and genres now than it was in the past. For centuries, if you wanted to hear a particular song, you got your talented buddies to pull out their instruments. Performing other people's music was par for the course since it was pretty much the only way to keep a song alive and the songs naturally changed with the playing in due time anyway. These days, if I want to a hear Beatles song I just throw on the Beatles, which rather renders the efforts of others to recreate their work somewhat redundant. It's sort of like the way painting and drawing shifted somewhat after the development of photography. Traditional artists couldn't compete with the way photographs could represent the world around us, so instead many turned their attention to surrealism, abstract art and other more stylistic works. Novelty is basically the only value people can agree on as being worth something these days.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #403 on: 04 Mar 2010, 15:37 »

also i like shellac more than big black,, let's have a fight about it.

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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #404 on: 05 Mar 2010, 18:51 »

I like Rapeman more than both of you, so let's smoke opium (all night long)
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #405 on: 06 Mar 2010, 01:34 »

Broken Social Scene.
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #406 on: 06 Mar 2010, 02:09 »

I was about to say "THEM'S FIGHTIN' WORDS" but then I realized they have two good albums

God what a sad realization
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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #407 on: 06 Mar 2010, 12:00 »

But those two albums are SO GOOD! And the EP that came with the s/t is pretty fab, too.

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Re: Overrated Bands
« Reply #408 on: 17 Mar 2010, 05:09 »

Crabcore as a genre.

It is overrated simply by the fact that there are people who like it unironically.
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