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Offline Kowalski

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Overrated bands?
« on: July 30, 2017, 07:37:37 PM »
Anybody like to get anything off their chest about acts they think are overrated?

Here's a starter for 10 from me:

Radiohead
Elbow
The Chemical Brothers



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Re: Overrated bands?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2017, 07:50:15 PM »

  Wasnt a huge fan of Radiohead,but they had a bit of originality/creativity IMO


  This may be a bit controversial but for me


   Oasis
   The Rolling stones
   The Beatles   
   
    All the above had a few songs I liked,but the majority of their others(IMO),were run of the mill,back of a fag packet dross.....Sorry   :wave:


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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2017, 10:28:14 PM »
Agree on all six bands above being overrated.

On Oasis, their debut album was superb but they soon grew very tiring.

Also, The Beatles had a handful of awesome songs but a lot of it was pap.

My contribution to the overrated category are as follows: -

Coldplay's legendary status makes me sick.

The Arctic Monkeys never kicked on from their excellent debut.

R.E.M. are loved by millions but not by me, even though I acknowledge a couple of classics. Maybe one.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 12:47:05 AM »
Genesis
The aforementioned Oasis
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 07:18:33 AM »
Can't disagree with anything suggested so far. As a big Beatles fan I think it is fair they are overrated. So many good songs though.

The Smiths

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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 03:34:32 PM »
Can't disagree with anything suggested so far. As a big Beatles fan I think it is fair they are overrated. So many good songs though.

The Smiths

Absolutely, I just don't get it.

I'd add Mumford and sons. 

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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 11:11:20 PM »
Absolutely, I just don't get it.

I'd add Mumford and sons.

I shall add another to The Smiths & most definitely Mumford & Sons.

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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 02:56:10 AM »
THE BEATLES if anything are underrated and anyone who has studied their music and listened to their albums rathwr than just viewing them from a "she loves you" point of view and still tbinks their overrated just doesnt know quality.


One group i think is soooo overrated and utter shit is ACFUCKINGDC.

I can actually judge people on their love for that abhorrent talentless shit.

Radiohead pish but i dont think theyre that highly rated anyway.
Coldplays 1st album was great but they went diwn hill and are now monotonous pish.




The Beatles hanged music..re ording..styles..fashion etc etc.

Their music inspired so many artists.

They werent just catchy they were revolutionary and very clever.melodic..raw..taking other influences and making beautiful art.

No group comes near them in wuantity of quality.
I think rem are easy listening and combine folksy rock and pop very well.
Chemical brothers and daft punk to me are not as great as people think.
A couple of good dance tunes seems to make u a quality act.
Jimmy hendrix great guitarist but quality of lustenable songs= about 5
Same with bob marley.
Same with the doors

The beatles listenable songs is around 50 for me.

Ah well . As long as we enjoy our own thing


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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2017, 02:46:42 PM »

Coldplays 1st album was great but they went diwn hill and are now monotonous pish.


Factually incorrect. ;)

It was actually the other way round for me. When they first came onto the scene I couldn't stand them. "Yellow" was never off the radio and I hated that song. But by 2005-2006 I had all three of their albums and although I usually don't like it when bands/artists deviate away too much from why I like them in the first place but for me Coldplay have evolved nicely and continue to produce absolute belters. Seeing them live made a massive difference. Blew me away.

"Coldplay are depressing" is a line I used to hear a lot and now their style isn't anything like that anymore and ignorant people still say it. 

You have to be dead inside to not feel amazing listening to Strawberry Swing.

The problem with listening to folks' opinions on music is that 99 times out of a 100 they've dismissed the quality of a band without making any effort whatsoever to actually listen. I've always felt the Beatles are overrated but haven't spent very little time actually listening to them I don't go around constantly saying it.

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« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2017, 02:53:45 PM »
AC/DC, I'll agree are not even a shadow of what they were in the Bon Scott days. Pre 1980 they were some band though N&T.
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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2017, 05:14:58 PM »

 Aye,always found Brian Johnsons strained voice a hard listen.


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« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2017, 10:27:04 PM »
I don't believe Oasis and Coldplay are overrated at all. They're both just utter pish.

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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2017, 08:23:32 AM »

 Simple minds  -   Always thought Kerr and co thought their music was more important than it actually was...

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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2017, 08:58:40 AM »
Oh forgot to say...

Pink Floyd.

I really like about 4 songs of theres but totally overrated.

The wall is utter shite apart from Uncomfortably Numb.

And Dark side of the moon - shite

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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2017, 12:13:18 PM »
Manic Street preachers. Dull as dishwater

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« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2017, 03:34:17 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2017, 05:25:59 PM »
I've never really paid any attention to what the critics say and personally disagree with several posts on this one but its down to personal opinion in the end.

However one band really does stick out for me in terms of the what i consider to have been completely undeserved hype........Travis!

I first saw them at TITP 1998 and prior to that I'd only heard a couple of songs on compilations albums but they seemed to be a half decent, fun, indie rock band with tunes you could get a decent bounce to especially on a slightly boozy sunny afternoon in perthshire
U16 Girls, Tied to the 90s, Happy etc.

Then came 'The Man Who' which for me made Leonard Cohen and Radiohead seem full of Joy.
Worse for me was how they suddenly went from afternoon main stage warm up to Main Headliners with lots of teary eyed pre-pubescent girls singing along.

I often hear folk complaining of bands with songs that all sound the same but too often I found myself in the minority when I put Travis into that camp.


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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2017, 09:19:21 AM »
prince without a doubt.

He had talent no doubt but so much of his album stuff was utter mince.

Someone at work once said to me he was better than Michael Jackson...

Mental.


I'd add to this list...guns and roses... Bon jovi, Metallica and pearl jam.


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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2017, 11:44:51 AM »
prince without a doubt.

He had talent no doubt but so much of his album stuff was utter mince.

Someone at work once said to me he was better than Michael Jackson...

Mental.


I'd add to this list...guns and roses... Bon jovi, Metallica and pearl jam.

Pearl Jam!?! Not a chance! I'd also argue against Metallica, both bands are massive in the history of rock music. Bin Jovi, drunken student favourite  ;)

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« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2017, 09:20:17 AM »
I don't believe Oasis and Coldplay are overrated at all. They're both just utter pish.

I've suddenly had the urge to listen to Oasis.  :dj: