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On the basis of his last two albums I totally agree.
But I can't believe that anyone who has heard the quality of basic songwriting on Mutations and Seachange, and fully experienced the magic of Mellow Gold and Odelay could say for a second that Beck is over-rated. If anything he deserves even more praise than he's got.
For someone that appears to know so much about music, it's a surprise to say the least. I demand an explanation.
Manic Street Preachers
ooh, this is easy...
i like both these bands but they are NO-WHERE near as good as everyone makes out.
has been wrong.
The answer is 'The Doors'.
were actually amazing. though no band i suppose could live up to that sort of hype. i can't decide if youre correct or not.
The Drive In
Punk rock for kids.
Oh and Elliott Smith. I like him a lot, own all his records, but when will people stop fucking his corpse?
him doesn't bother me.
Kurt Cobain on the other hand...
It's not like he's got that many news fans since he's died as he?
Certainly ever since I got into him I told people he was pretty much favourite acoustic singer-songwriter. And the fact his last posthumous album was (in my view) his best only confirmed this. But it's certainly not corpse-fucking in my case (there's a sentence I don't say very often!) - I always thought he was amazing.
The Stone Roses
TV on the Radio
Gang of Four
mostly wrong. though i very much agree with the strokes.
nearly all the others deserve all they good attention they get.
the others you mentioned - no, they are amazing.
larrikin love and pendulum are FAR overrated.
66 Ugly Duckling Journey To Anywhere
65 Mystery Jets Making Dens (DOWNLOAD)
64 why? Elephant Eyelash
63 Wives Erect The Youth Problem
62 The Mars Volta De-Loused In The Comatorium (DOWNLOAD)
61 The Lucksmiths Warmer Corners
60 The Cribs The New Fellas (DOWNLOAD)
59 Howling Bells Howling Bells (DOWNLOAD)
58 Guillemots Through The Windowpane (DOWNLOAD)
57 Hot Snakes Suicide Invoice (DOWNLOAD)
56 volcano! Beautiful Seizure
55 The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia (DOWNLOAD)
54 Patrick Wolf Lycanthropy
53 dälek Absence
52 Lightning Bolt Hypermagic Mountain
51 Slipknot Vol 3 – The Subliminal Verses
50 Ten Grand This Is The Way To Rule
49 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever To Tell (DOWNLOAD)
48 Múm Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is Okay
47 M. Ward The Transfiguration Of Vincent (DOWNLOAD)
46 Low Trust (DOWNLOAD)
45 Mastodon Blood Mountain (DOWNLOAD)
44 Rival Schools United By Fate
43 The Postal Service Give Up
42 Boards Of Canada Geogaddi
41 Unicorns / Islands Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone / Return To The Sea
40 Sonic Youth Nurse (DOWNLOAD)
39 Meanwhile Back In Communist Russia My Elixir: My Poison
38 Pretty Girls Make Graves The New Romance (DOWNLOAD)
37 Arcade Fire Funeral
36 Sleater-Kinney The Woods
35 Youthmovie Soundtrack Strategies Hurrah!
34 Liars Drum’s Not Dead (DOWNLOAD)
33 Sparklehorse It’s A Wonderful Life (DOWNLOAD)
32 Deerhoof Milkman
31 Isoleé Wearemonster
30 This Aint Vegas The Night Don Benito Saved My Life
29 The Radio Dept. Lesser Matters (DOWNLOAD)
28 Les Savy Fav Go Forth (DOWNLOAD)
27 65daysofstatic One Time For All Time
26 Blood Brothers Burn, Piano Island, Burn (DOWNLOAD
25 TV On The Radio Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes (DOWNLOAD)
24 PJ Harvey Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (DOWNLOAD)
23 The Knife Silent Shout (DOWNLOAD)
22 Muse Black Holes And Revelations (DOWNLOAD)
21 Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People (DOWNLOAD)
20 Explosions In The Sky How Strange, Innocence
19 Cat Power You Are Free (DOWNLOAD)
18 My Morning Jacket Z (DOWNLOAD)
17 Cursive The Ugly Organ
16 Radiohead Kid A (DOWNLOAD)
15 The Murder Of Rosa Luxemburg Everyone’s In Love And Flowers Pick Themselves
14 Saul Williams Saul Williams (DOWNLOAD)
13 Four Tet Rounds (DOWNLOAD)
12 The Icarus Line Mono (DOWNLOAD)
11 Interpol Turn On The Bright Lights
10 Ryan Adams Heartbreaker (DOWNLOAD)
9 Bright Eyes Lifted… (DOWNLOAD)
8 …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Madonna (DOWNLOAD)
7 The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
6 Elliott Smith Figure 8 (DOWNLOAD)
5 Isis Oceanic
4 Q And Not U No Kill No Beep Beep
3 Bloc Party Silent Alarm (DOWNLOAD)
2 At The Drive-In Relationship Of Command (DOWNLOAD)
1 Björk Vespertine (DOWNLOAD)
Joking, of course.
at least give reasons!
Shit. Shit. Shit. Utter shit. Ha Ha Zappa's a genius. I hate musical "clever clever jokes" - all this wacky time signature shit.
If the cunt wasn't already dead, Id kill him.
Morrissey (although I love the Smiths)
of complete agreement. Also
Pixies are vastly over-rated. Horrible yelping vocals, nonsensical lyrics and dull emotionless musicianship. Not for me.
is the correct answer.
New Order are great, but get credited with every vaguely dance record from the last 20 years, which is silly.
Pixies are good, The Clash are Ok, the rest are shite.
death cab are underrated, the shins are overrated though
are so overrated its not funny.
It was only after they released 4 really great albums that they even started to get the recognition they deserved. The new album wasn't so great, but still has a few excellent songs. I can think of few more consistent songwriters in the genre than Gibbard.
bloc party = mediocre PGMG rip off
the stone roses
clap your hands say yeah
the national (okay, so EVERYONE else likes them, but i'm allowed my opinion. i think they are rubbish)
The Who (I will never ever be able to see the attraction of this band)
Ha! I was going to put the first two (pub rock chancers) - but the other two are great!
Fight? Or pint?
The solution is obvious - I should change my name to Marx.
PS The Sex Pistols - see above
Sonic Youth - I mean they're good, but they're not *that* good
I like them, but I don't reckon they're as good as some make out.
Primal Scream - I've heard 'Loaded' and it was the most boring piece of music EVER. EVER! I tried to listen to other stuff to bring my opinion of Primal Scream up to scratch and still wasn't convinced. Also, Primal Scream are responsible for those prime tossers Kasabian, and I don't like them for that either.
The Smiths - I have found myself unable to remember any tune or lyric written by this band despite hearing 2 albums' worth of music, which is quite amazing as Mozzer is supposed to be renowned for his lyrics. He also sings like a crying seal.
Bright Eyes - intense, worthy, bollocks Americana. The boy might have been doing it since he was 3, which makes him quite talented I suppose, but I just hate the music.
The ugly side of drownedinsound.com.
Feel the love.
foment the discontent!
Nail on the head. Hit.
My Bloody Valentine.
Pink Floyd. Yes.
They're always producing incredible albums. 5 out of the 6 albums they've made would be in a lot of peoples top 100 albums list. So I think that either proves the point that they're overrated or it proves the point that they're not and they make genuinely amazing music.
But I don't see many other bands doing what Radiohead are doing.