Most Overrated Band of All Time?

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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby twofingers » Nov 13th, 2017, 7:41 pm

Jimmy Buffett. Nice, island music, but he really, really can’t sing. At all. At all.

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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby JayByrd » Nov 14th, 2017, 3:24 pm

There's a lot to be said about the CanCon issue...bands in the 80's and 90's that got tons of airplay in Canada because of the Canadian Content requirements. So many bands from that time got a lot of airplay, then suddenly disappeared. I suspect many of these bands never actually had the fan interest to match the airplay that they got. But that's one for another thread probably.

It's hard for me to say a band is overrated; I've always been a believer that popular music is big enough for everyone, and I've never spent enough time listening to band I dislike to develop a real hatred for them.

I want to hate Nickelback for their misogynistic, fratboy anthems. But having seen them in concert four times (once before they were signed), I can't deny they are good players and a very good live band.

The Doors are a band who are widely admired, but I never got them. Def Leppard is one of the few bands I've developed an active disliking for.

As for a band that is loved worldwide, and I never thought was particularly good at anything musical...I'll say AC/DC.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby Glacier » Nov 16th, 2017, 2:35 pm

Matt Good is another overrated singer. I've seen him in Kamloops, and he was off key the entire time.

P.S. Somewhat related...

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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby username_71 » Nov 18th, 2017, 9:49 am

U2, Rush, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, to name a few.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby Ka-El » Nov 18th, 2017, 3:23 pm

Abba - or did someone already post that?

Rolling Stones, ...

Overall, one of the best rock & roll bands ever :smt045
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby JagXKR » Nov 19th, 2017, 7:15 pm

Oasis. Overrated, over-hyped and not worth the pain in my ears.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby Btfsplck » Dec 8th, 2017, 3:13 pm

I agree that a lot of Canadian bands are over rated. This is due to CanCon rules that force Canadian radio stations to play X amount of Canadian bands per hour. It makes for sub standard bands being elevated far above what they should be rated. Hence, over rated.
Elvis. He didn't play an instrument, didn't write songs or music. He sang, but that's about it. Despite liking some of his songs, to me he is the definition of overrated. Glam bands like the Spice Girls, Backstreet boys, and all the teen one hit wonders are overrated as well. Can't play an instrument, don't write their own songs, they all sound the same, but they look good.
Oh yeah, Oasis sucks. never understood the like for that band.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby Glacier » Dec 8th, 2017, 3:49 pm

New Kids on the Block.

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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby WeatherWoman » Dec 8th, 2017, 7:16 pm

Glacier wrote:New Kids on the Block.



OMG...I went to see them in Ann Arbor when I was 14.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby techrtr » Dec 17th, 2017, 10:44 am

So many it's hard to compile a list. Add pretty much any of those lame pop acts that are popular of Kelowna's lame disco stations.

I've always thought that The Tragically Hip was very overrated.

There are lots of bands who I don't listen too, but I still think they are amazing bands and great song writers. That's the key - there are tons of people out there who can play instruments very well, but there are very few who can write music and create a totally unique sound.

Someone mentioned the Sex Pistols. One of my favourite bands. For a group of guys who were totally unschooled in music, they created a sound that completely upset the music industry and absolutely infuriated the establishment. Steve Jones is considered to be one of the most influential guitar players of all time. He'd only been playing the guitar for 3 months when he played with the Pistols for the first time. How many guitar players can you name who accomplished what he did 3 months after picking up the guitar?

The Ramones are another band with a totally unique sound yet were not very accomplished musicians.

Beatles - best band ever. Bowie - innovator and brilliant songwriter. Dylan - can't stand him, but he's an amazing song writer.

Super subjective discussion.

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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby JLives » Dec 17th, 2017, 10:48 am

WeatherWoman wrote:OMG...I went to see them in Ann Arbor when I was 14.

I had 500 posters of them on my bedroom walls. And ceiling. Jordan was my fave.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 17th, 2017, 11:19 am

AC/DC
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby JLives » Dec 17th, 2017, 12:00 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:AC/DC

Blasphemy! I've seen them live twice and they put on one hell of a rock show.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby Ptolemy Soter » Dec 22nd, 2017, 1:05 am

Nirvana I think. I just can’t listen to them.
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