Consistently Overrated Albums

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Consistently Overrated Albums

Postby Bob And Charlotte » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:12 am

one sells millions of copies. the other is better, but stills forgotten. (even by some critics)


for example:
for Dire Straits Brothers In Arms read Dire Straits
for Steely Dan Aja read Countdown to Ecstasy
for Eagles Hotel California read Desperado
for The Bands The Band read Music From Big Pink
for The Byrds Mr Tambourine Man read Younger Than Yesterday (for Younger Than Yesterday read The Notorious Byrd Brothers :D)


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Postby wehitandrun » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:17 am

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Postby BlueChair » Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:06 pm

read?
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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:28 pm

come on WAR... you can make better than that...


maybe:

for Angel Dust read The Real Thing or something... :D

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Postby BlueChair » Wed Sep 01, 2004 3:06 pm

I still don't understand what you mean by read?
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Postby El Vez » Wed Sep 01, 2004 3:58 pm

I have several quibbles with this one. The Eagles represent so much of what I despise with their watered-down recasting of Gram Parsons' music as decadent navel-gazing and Aja is frickin' amazing and thoroughly deserves its place in the pantheon of seminal 70's rock albums. Also, as a Band fan, their eponymous album and their debut are both equally worthy of the hosannas. I also think that it is inaccurate to call Music From Big Pink "forgotten" by fans and critics alike when it is anything but forgotten. The Byrds didn't release a single bad album from '65 to '69 and Sweethearts of The Rodeo is pretty much the consensus pick as far as their definitive album goes. The ones you mentioned as more deserving get a pretty fair shake as classic 60's rock highpoints.

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Postby Mr. Average » Wed Sep 01, 2004 4:15 pm

Steely Dan's Aja and Countdown are two entirely different records with virtually no musician overlap. Heck, even Fagen and Becker hardly contributed to the music of Aja...they basically conducted.

They are both groundbreaking achievements and could never be overrated by any stretch of the imagination. They are both heavily underrated, in spite of the great success of Aja.

Santana's Lotus Live and Santana's Welcome. Both underrated but brilliant. If I have the equation right, "Welcome" follows "Lotus" because even though it is underrated it is quantumly bettet (errr, mo betta).

XTC's Oranges and Lemons and XTC's English Settlement. Both underrated but English Settlement is the greater of the two recordings.

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Postby Tim(e) » Wed Sep 01, 2004 5:39 pm

For me, the most overrated album ever recorded is Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of The Moon"... I had been a fan up until the release of that album.

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Postby BlueChair » Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:55 pm

I find The Wall to be more overrated than Dark Side Of The Moon
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Postby clairequilty » Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:28 am

Gulp. Rubber Soul.

I know many people love this record. You Won't See Me ruins this album for me. Too long.

Sgt Pepper is a close second. And I love the Beatles, mind you.

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Postby selfmademug » Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:29 am

BlueChair wrote:I find The Wall to be more overrated than Dark Side Of The Moon


Ooo I couldn't agree more. Gosh that's an annoying record. I do like DSOTM, some classic stuff in there and frankly where I grew up it was an utter phenomenon, somehow one of those records that was more than just a record. My fave was always WISH YOU WERE HERE, however.

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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:50 am

Speaking of Steely Dan....I think The Royal Scam is very underated.
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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:36 am

The Royal Scam remains one of their best, although it is difficult to choose a favourite with such a rich back catalogue ('Haitian Divorse' is just one of the highlights...)


>Aja is frickin' amazing and thoroughly deserves its place in the pantheon of seminal 70's rock albums

i do agree if you, but i only wish that all who loves Aja listen to CtE and reconize its power. oh, and i´m not an Eagles fan too, but if you want to buy one of their records, buy Desperado (which is much better than HC)

>I also think that it is inaccurate to call Music From Big Pink "forgotten" by fans and critics alike when it is anything but forgotten

you are probably right

>The Byrds didn't release a single bad album from '65 to '69 and Sweethearts of The Rodeo is pretty much the consensus pick as far as their definitive album goes

I do consider Mr. Tambourine Man a classic (the title track alone would have made this a must have for music lovers), but it was with Younger than Yesterday that they fully proclaimed their musical genius (as much as i love the space rock peaked on Fifth Dimension).

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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:44 am

for Santana Supernatural read Abraxis
for Fleetwood Mac Rumours read Fleetwood Mac (the dustbin album)
for Simon & Gartfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water read Bookends
for Stevie Wonder Songs In the Key of Life read Music of my Mind

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Postby marblefaun » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:50 am

Pink Floyd-The Wall....P-U!
And the movie wasn't much better.
However, I love Animals and Meddle among others.

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Postby BlueChair » Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:54 am

WHAT DOES READ MEAN IN THIS CONTEXT???????????????
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Postby marblefaun » Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:03 am

I think it means "...should actually be..."..or some such.

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Postby Bob And Charlotte » Thu Sep 02, 2004 9:12 am

listen :oops:

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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:00 am

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Postby BlueChair » Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:54 am

"___" - Daryl Palumbo, Glassjaw, Saves The Day, etc.
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Postby cosmos » Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:07 pm

BlueChair wrote:"___" - Daryl Palumbo, Glassjaw, Saves The Day, etc.


OUCH!

WHAR...didn't you dig "Blonde on Blonde"?

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Postby wehitandrun » Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:34 pm

Ofcourse I can. I was being fun.

Blue, on the other hand, loves to lash out- even in his small toothpaste-tube of ignorance.
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Postby BlueChair » Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:41 pm

Hey, you insult my musical hero, I insult yours 8)
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Postby so lacklustre » Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:48 pm

Nah nah nah nah nah.
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Postby Mr. Average » Thu Sep 02, 2004 1:07 pm

I was wondering if there was any toothpaste asociated with the tool to cleanse musical hygiene.

Evidently, that has been outsourced to you, Mr. Chair of Blue.
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