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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by Angstrom » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:40 pm

Most poplar bands achieve success by existing in the right time/ right place. So in retrospect of course most will look stupid, the "anarchic" boy-band antics of the Sex Pistols makes them seem over-rated, but take a good look at the shitness of '70's Britain and an image of rick wakeman in a cape, of the fucking brotherhood of man

However, here is my list

1: Elvis Presley - name me one good song he wrote? Any he supposedly wrote are soon revealed as buy ins. An minstrel act for white teenage girls. A dumb "sexy wiggle" puppet operated by Colonel T Parker.

That's it.

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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by re:dream » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:47 pm

Yes.
Journey.
Bread.
Eagles.
Wings.

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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by pulsoc » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:58 pm

1. MGMT
2. Passion Pit
3. Mumford and Sons
etc.

I may just be getting old.

Black Keys kill though.

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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by knotkranky » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:09 pm

Angstrom wrote:Most poplar bands achieve success by existing in the right time/ right place. So in retrospect of course most will look stupid, the "anarchic" boy-band antics of the Sex Pistols makes them seem over-rated, but take a good look at the shitness of '70's Britain and an image of rick wakeman in a cape, of the fucking brotherhood of man

However, here is my list

1: Elvis Presley - name me one good song he wrote? Any he supposedly wrote are soon revealed as buy ins. An minstrel act for white teenage girls. A dumb "sexy wiggle" puppet operated by Colonel T Parker.

That's it.
Well that's a damn good point. The younger will always look at recent history as just that. And not at the context of the time even 10 years earlier. Music's association with growing up and how it was introduced decides adult taste completely. Nostalgia is cool that way. So how pointless is debate in music quality? hehe

Yeah, the sex pistols were pretty raw and electrifying in the U.S. late 70's. I bet they destroyed England in the day. Something like Nirvana in the states.

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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by re:dream » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:12 pm

pulsoc wrote:1. MGMT
2. Passion Pit
.
But for something to be overrated it has to be, um, rated in the first place? By someone?

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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by lowshelf » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:29 pm

In alphabetical order:

Aerosmith
Autechre
Beatles
Black Eyed Peas
Chemical Brothers
Coldcut
Council tax band C
Elastic bands
Jamiroquai
Portishead

(I've edited this post a bit, so it's now just a watered down version of the original. Which is fitting.)
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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by krizgainz » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:40 pm

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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by eddiex » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:44 pm

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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by eddiex » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:58 pm

reeloy wrote:...what a crappy question.

...in this business you first gotta face the fact, you never can choose your fans...
...and you never judge without your taste involved...

some are in for the music...some only for the money....and some are just talking, never getting anywhere....

... this is all just stupid bashing....
make more music, guys.....
i don't know reeloy, i think it's valid. the whole point was to see everyone's opinion, because i was blown away by my buddy's thoughts on the clash. its interesting, as a music lover, to see what other people's opinions are.
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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by re:dream » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:43 pm

lowshelf wrote:In alphabetical order:

Aerosmith
:roll:

well, yes.

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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by pskept » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:45 pm

knotkranky wrote: 8. phish
you're wrong. subjectivity has failed you.

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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by Styles Bitchly » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:37 pm

Iggy Pop
Guns 'n Roses
Lady Gaga
John Mayer
Tool
SoundGarden
Red Hot Chile Peppers
Rage Against The Machiine
Limp Bizkit
Puddle of Mud
Mudvayne
Poison
Neal Young
Korn
Avenged Sevenfold
Pearl Jam
Sting
Massive Attack
Rolling Stones (hey - you were ok once, but we know it's all about the dosh now)
Nickelback
Alice in Chains
Green Day
Smashing Pumpkins
Linkin Park
L'il Wayne, Kanye West, and all related "genre" associates/derivatives/steaming dingleberries
Keith Urban (a good picker but an epic smartass)
Skynyrd (PLEASE stop touring for christ sakes)

I could go on for days.

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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by Styles Bitchly » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:53 pm

pskept wrote:
knotkranky wrote: 8. phish
you're wrong. subjectivity has failed you.
No he's not. I despise the entire "Phish Experience" which is so blatantly just a passing of the batton from Garcia to Anastasio that it's absurd. Aside from that, jam bands bore the piss out of me with monotonous endless musical noddling. For starters, the pretentious faux nouveau hippies and their smug faced smelly Birkenstock-wearing yuppie compadres make me want to find a set of brass knuckles and start swinging wildly and uncontrollably. I think it's the whole "reliving the illusion of the 60's peace and love thng" through manufactured riffs and the rampant sale of colorful t-shirts and beads while we all dance and pop some X so we can make believe we're down at Yasgur's Farm bathing in the cow-dung encrusted pond water. I was on the fringe of that shit...it wasn't glamorous then and it still isn't. The 60's were about getting loaded, getting high, dipping yer wick in the abundant tanghole, and getting high some more. The idealism and counterculture thing was all B.S. - Garcia was probably frothing at the mouth at the sight of his bank statement while dipshit suburban kids kept forking it over. The Jam Band thing is a cottage industry, meticulously choreographed, strategized, managed, and usurped for maximum ROI - when you see Trey wink at you, it's not because you "Get It". It's idotic.

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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by abletoon » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:37 pm

In to particular order (apart from number 1)

1. COLDPLAY - 'Hey Guys how can we sound interesting? i know,lets hire Brian Eno. It worked for U2!' - Something chris Martin has most likely said
2. U2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8dZwXnMrRU
3. RHCP - Flea's bass playing holds the whole thing up
4. Manu Chao - very irritating indeed
5. Jack Johnson- Dull as dishwater or Coldplay
6. Manic Street Preachers- they should have called it a day when Richy disappeared (love the holy bible though)
7. Mumford and Sons- Mumford and Cunts more like
8. Maximo Park - Not worthy to be on Warp Records at all!
9. Basement Jaxx - except that one good song
10.Oasis- Pretty - self explanatory

it's funny how no one has mention KISS yet, I love them! (in all seriousness)

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Re: your top 10 most overrated bands, all time.

Post by eddiex » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:40 pm

abletoon wrote:
it's funny how no one has mention KISS yet, I love them! (in all seriousness)
i hated KISS with a passion, until i saw them live in '96, and totally understood what all the hype was about!
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