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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby twofingers » Nov 13th, 2017, 6:41 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, 2:24 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, 1:35 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, 8:49 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, 2:23 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, 6:15 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, 2:13 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, 2:49 pm

New Kids on the Block.
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Re: Most Overrated Band of All Time?

Postby WeatherWoman » Dec 8th, 2017, 6:16 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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