Most Overrated Band/Artist Ever

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Most Overrated Band/Artist Ever

Postby pophead2k » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:03 pm

OK, let's stir things up. You only get to pick one. You can choose to explain. Or not. Personal attacks will not be condoned, although healthy disagreements are acceptable.

I'll start:

The Doors

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Postby cosmos » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:09 pm

Stevie Nicks

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Postby Mike Boom » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:16 pm

Dont you be hatin on Stevie now or there'll be trouble!! :evil:
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Postby El Vez » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:17 pm

Led Zeppelin

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Postby RedShoes » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:26 pm

U2

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Postby Tim(e) » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:28 pm

Bruuuuuuuuce - and he sure can't dance either.

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Postby BlueChair » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:47 pm

Guns 'n' Roses
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Postby johnfoyle » Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:47 pm

Bjork

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Postby selfmademug » Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:01 pm

AAAggghhhh!

I'm not touching this topic!! :lol:

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Postby Jackson Monk » Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:53 pm

Nirvana or Coldpay

I can take the stick....tell me why they are so fucking lauded....
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Postby pophead2k » Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:57 pm

Cosmos: Incorrect, but an understandable feeling
El Vez: Correct, but don't tell any of my bandmates I said that
Red Shoes: Incorrect, you can't just tolerate the egos, you must embrace them as well
Time(e): Dancing: correct, otherwise incorrect
Blue Chair: Correct, although woulda been, coulda been
Johnfoyle: Correct, but don't tell my girlfriend
Jackson Monk: Coldplay: Correct, Nirvana: a gruding correct, although there's nothing to match them for when they hit the airwaves

No Doors fans out there to tell me how thick I am?

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Postby Boy With A Problem » Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:05 pm

No Doors fans out there to tell me how thick I am?


I don't hate them - but I don't like them very much - at least they were different - but the Morrison cult wears very thin and Ray Manzarek appears to be a huge wanker -

How about -

Pink Floyd
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Postby BlueChair » Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:11 pm

My thoughts on the Doors is that they are good for the occasional single if you haven't listened to the radio in a couple of years. On days that I can tolerate it, their self-titled debut is a pretty solid listen. I like "Peace Frog." But The Doors always remind me of 14 year olds who think that Jim Morrison is some kind of sage. So to me that definitely equates to overrated.

My thoughts on Pink Floyd are similar. I like Dark Side Of The Moon and the occasional other song, but most of their career bores me.
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Postby pophead2k » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:03 pm

When I Was 18-20: Pink Floyd rules the planet
Now: *Cough *Cough

I still like Gilmour's playing though

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Postby Mike Boom » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:22 pm

Ok, this is getting silly :x GRRRRR - Pink Floyd pushed the boundries of popular music just as much as the Beatles if not more so - Wish You Were Here is as good if not better than The Dark Side of the Moon - both albums still manage to sound pretty damn impressive 30 years after they were made - not to mention Syd Barrett practically owning psychedelic pop music with Bike, Arnold Layne and See Emily Play - and Animals, made in 1977 sounds more hard hitting and politically subversive today than anything Johnny Rotten and his mates came up with - which actually leads me to the most over rated band on the planet - the Sex Pistols :P
echos myron like a siren

with endurance like the liberty bell

and he tells you of the dreamers

but he's cracked up like the road

and he'd like to lift us up, but we're a very heavy load

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Postby noiseradio » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:48 pm

Agree wholeheartedly with Pink Floyd as one of the most overrated bands in the universe.

Us...us...us.......and them....them....them.....yawn....yawn.....zzzzzzzzzzz

Also think the Doors have a place on this list.


I'll pick: Yes.
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:56 pm

Sting.
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Postby King of Confidence » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:00 pm

These are mostly easy targets.

Lucinda Williams.






Edited once to say: Okay, just noticed the qualification "ever" on the thread topic, and I wouldn't put Ms. Lucinda on that level. I should probably just withdraw it, but hey.

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Postby BlueChair » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:13 pm

I'm not sure Lucinda is well known enough to be considered overrated.
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Postby Tim(e) » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:26 pm

Queen - why does everyone rate that pompous piece of crap "Bohemian Rhapsody" so highly?

Abba - we alll hated them in the 70's, yet now it has become unfathomably fashionable to like them... I just don't get it I'm afraid!

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Postby Mike Boom » Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:51 pm

Yes? No - Close to the Edge is brill as is Roundabout , Starship Troopers and most of Relayer - though I will admit Jon Anderson and his Total Mass Retain bollocky lyrics are kinda naff - but hes a great singer.

Queen? Well kinda - but Sheer Heart Attack is a great great guitar album - and the bit in Now Im Here that goes all stereo pan crazy is k classic as is the rest of that album - Bohemian Rhapsody I never really liked.

Abba? - finally I agree with someone. Utter bollocks - hated them then , hate them now and if I never hear Dancing Queen again it will be too soon. Music for girlie girls to dance around their handbags to (sorry ladies, :P )

Having defended the Progsters and offended the ladies Im off darn the boozer - its Friday after all.
echos myron like a siren

with endurance like the liberty bell

and he tells you of the dreamers

but he's cracked up like the road

and he'd like to lift us up, but we're a very heavy load

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Postby ice nine » Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:13 am

Dave Mathews Band
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Postby TheComedian » Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:33 am

Eric Crap... er, Clapton
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Postby King Hoarse » Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:49 am

A good thing about living in Sweden is that Dave Matthews probably doesn't outsell Jackshit here. So I wouldn't know if he's overrated.

I agree that Zeppelin is the most overrated band ever, but they DID have a fantastic drummer, so I'd go with Coldplay.
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Postby VonOfterdingen » Fri Feb 04, 2005 5:57 am

REM, Sting, U2, Coldplay and some Radiohead
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