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don't like you anymore.
how can I make it up to you?
like the smiths, you fool.
would help too.
Shall I send some nude pictures as well?
Now the writer of my eighth favourite music blog hates me.
2. Postpunkjunk (RIP)
3. Perfumed Garden
7. Indie MP3
8. Jamie's Runout Groove
10. Dalston Oxfam Shop
I don't think that's going to happen, you'll just have to keep hating me.
i forced you to a zone where you were clearly, never meant to go. Hair brushed and parted, typical me, typical me, typical me, I started something
...and now Im not too sure
idea what you're quoting at me.
I said Charlotte, don't you ever crave
To appear on the front of the Daily Mail
Dressed in your Mother's bridal veil ?
Jamie, it was really nothing.
with a fat joe who'll say, oooooh
Would you like to marry me, and if you like you can buy the ring, mahone doesn't care about anything!
The upside of this whole debacle is that I'm now listening to the Smiths.
"Summers in a coma, I know, I know
It's really serious"
drop my trousers to joey
every sensible child will know what this means
unite and take over
Jamie Summers of the world
hand it over, hand it over, hand it over
and joe says :
joe wakes, joe wakes, joe wakes, and says : "Oh, wherever he has gone, I have gone"
But fresh lilaced moorland fields
Cannot hide the stolid stench of death
I can feel the soil falling over my head
and as I climb into an empty bed -
Oh well. Enough said.
on Joey's Mahonery glands.
Oh, I wouldn't say no...
hang the charlotte hang the charlotte, HANG THE CHARLOTTE!
No place sums up toilet circuit quite like that place.
leave her alone, she's not that bad
she's lovely really. maybe.
There used to be a Millionaire machine in there which was really easy to win money from, it would pay for my warm pints of Strongbow.
a warm pint of something, i'm sure
I hate snakebite.
But your snake has a distinct lack of bite.
beggers can't be choosers.
for a few minutes and look what you've done! You should be ashamed.
she wants in now, doesn't she. well it's too late for you dear. go frig yourself off to trisha or something
ewww. I expected better of you. I probably should have learned by now.
that we didn't invite you. Wanna join us?
in the song, there's room enough for two
With my Horse.
i'll stay over here thanks.
a mini baby bell who knows where
There's hardly any point in stopping now.
a thread where we list bands we don't like and becuase we don't like them they are then overrated by the rest of mankind.
Well I wouldn't want to miss out on the fun...
Death Cab for Cutie
it's all down to personal preference to decide which bands are 'overrated' and 'underrated'.
I personally never liked Biffy Clyro, other people such as you like them.
you didn't choose to say this on the 'underrated' thread then.
i feel wounded :(
It's just that overrated threads are usually a lot more popular as it's easier for people to think of bands they don't like instead of thinking of bands they do like but aren't popular.
and every band you've ever heard of, when considered next to the many great bands that only ever release one single and then vanish
Battles are overrated ;-D
oh man...every time I see that 'Battles announce tour dates' I think it says Beatles, and shudder
I assumed you meant Battles...Ha
ah, you spoke to your Dad...sorry man.
how do you know they're a great aband rather than having one great song? Or do you mean bands that release albums and so forth but they aren't critically or publically widely-known.
I disagree either way. Just 'cos there's great bands no-one's heard of doesn't necessarily mean bands we have heard of is over-rated, just that the band we have not heard of is under-rated.
In terms of how I do ratings on DiS I don't give 10s unless the band has proved themselves consistantly over a period of several years/releases (Unless they're Thom Yorke).
There has never been a band who released one single who was greater than the Beatles. Maybe they had the potential to be greater but they didn't prove it.
That is a fair enough viewpoint- but if you gave a band marks out of ten for each of their songs, and one bands a and b side of their lone single are just PERFECT, ten out of ten for both sides, their percentage score would be greater than The Beatles.
Tomorrow Never Knows and Strawberry Fields can't make up for all those Maxwell's Silver Hammers, Yellow Submarines, and the other dreadful album tracks ;)
I know its a bollocks argument, but all that drekery, and the fact they never made a 'perfect' album- when Scott Walker, Tim Buckley, Nick Drake etc pretty much all did, at least once- that's gotta count against them
you can say 'they had crap songs like Maxwell', but to be honest, the ratio is pretty staggering.
So like for good tracks to bad tracks, it'd have to be about 30:1. Which is more than you can say for any band ever.
No band / artist has evolved successfully as much as the Beatles did. Their early rock n roll still sounds amazing, and so does the White Album.
The Beatles set up what everyone else in pop music built upon. No-one's had the same impact they've had on music. And there's a reason for that.
Although usually, its a weak argument, but you really can't argue with the Beatles' praise when practically every talented pop musician accepts and supports their praise.
i can't be bothered to name loads of big bands
which is a shame
I've just never really 'got' them
Though it must be said I've not heard more than a couple of songs so I could be being unfair on the lad. I think Lily Allen's over-rated too (or certainly the initial critical reaction).
I've never really understood why people are so enthusiastic about Bloc Party (this is based on having heard the 1st album not the 2nd) although I realise that there's plenty of posters on here who'll disagree with me.
My Bloody Valentine.
They might have some good songs but you can't fucking hear them. Trapped behind a wall of shite.
The Kaiser Chiefs are desperately underrated.
I am greatly disapointed.
The Sex Pistols
"Never Mind the Bollocks" has its moments but they didn't really have the versatality of, say, the Clash (who I know you mentioned too).
I guess I find Radiohead over-rated too but I suppose I believe that any band that's critically acclaimed will be over-rated to an extent due to the media's tendency to go into hyperdrive over anything remotely good.
but especially Biffy. they're just a bad post hardcore/emo type band. the sort of band that was big in 2003 but music has since moved on.
they new single sounds like the kind of thing i would've listened to when i was young(er), it sounds really substandard.
I think they're a brilliant singles band (although the albums tend to be a bit samey) - probably in the top 10 singles bands of the last 10 or so years.
i've found all of their output a bit boring really. nothing new, nothing that really grabbed me.
maybe a bit before my time?
But maybe yes.
surely weren't/aren't popular enough to be classed as overrated?
that's ignoring the obvious issue of them being good.
they've received alot of priase on here recently.
and i once saw their video on MTV.
if everyone think's their boring too, then i retract my statement.
whether a band is 'overrated' or not depends entirely on context. round here i would say their level of 'ratedness' is about right. fair play if you don't like them.
and didn't like it?
but I'm inclined to agree. I'm not sure that all the acclaim and adulation is QUITE justified. If she makes another record as good as Ys, then maybe.
I mean it's all lovely and heartfelt and that, but it's too LONG.
What, you don't like FUN?
to dislike Maiden but you just can't.
Speaking of overrated bands that Stone Roses thread just got bumped...
when I was 16-17 as I thought all metal was well uncool, mainly due to the silly metalheads at school.
I just don't understand all the undying love they get. After all, all my best friends are metalheads*
* not entirely true, but it was an excuse to use that line.
familiar with their music really.
is my fav.
Neutral Milk Hotel
Mika (even with one star reviews)
I agree with shucks about Muse as well. Overblown hysterical space rock nonsense.
Lord Of The Rings
4 wheel drives
Everyone is over-rated.
Apart from people who were over-rated, then became uncool, and under-rated.
no Swell Maps, that's for sure.
thierry henry. frank lampard. the cure.
and you're just WRONG about the other two.
or indeed seen this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NryZDUog2Y
nor do i want to, his voice is so so so dire and horrible and his stage presence and mannerisms just make me cringe.
i'll let you off about the voice though, but only because of my 'thing' about Leonard Cohen.
because it's so bad
but his lyrics are fucking mindblowing.
it's as bad as hard-fi.
although i don't really care for any of his other albums.
i still have half that record stuck in my head like some sort of jaded canadian tumour.
he's not twee at all or anything.
if anything it reminds me of coked-up 70s stuff like Dennis Wilson and Fleetwood Mac.
i quite like it. but it's very camp overblown and twee.
not bearsuit handclaps twee. but very mannered.
it's full of piano-arrogance and acid guitar solos and ridiculously complex lyrics with recurring themes throughout the album!
and "I'm reminded of the time that i was blinded by the sun/it was a welcome change from the sight of you" is a long way from panda pops and balloons and small animals.
or guitar solos.
i was too taken by the man with the silly over mannered voice.
you really need to listen to it again, bro.
i like it, but i don't think it's great.
i'm going to listen to it again now, and remember how brilliant it is again.
i don't understand the fuss. it just sounds like a slightly better gogol bordello.
more like CRACKscalion-jones!
also for the list:
if they could muster some interest in their own songs. but if they can't why should i?
my favourites are the ones where they don't sing.
that's why we hate them. duh.
awesome if they seemed bothered about it.
i just hate that attitude.
most of their appeal for me stems from the fact that they flit between being Creem-worshipping mischievous teenagers and effortlessly cool apathetic teenagers at the drop of a hat.
to me, they ARE eternal teenagers and sum up everything i love about the music of american youth even if they are as old as time.
but when they sing they sound bored. cool bored. but bored nonetheless and it really puts me off.
i love a lot of the actual music, but then they'll start singing and sounding so utterly disinterested that it just spoils it.
not sure how highly they're rated to say if they're overrated though.
destroyer yes. final fantasy probably though he is utterly fantastic.
gradation. Oh and I agree.
Already mentioned? Ok.
and of montreal are stupidly underated best e6 band by far
I was really sad when I got their albums and didn't like them
with an odd/amusing name.
You know who/what I mean :)
Bloc Party - if that band is the voice of a generation then that generation need to get off their Ritalin prescription.
but i'm sure someone's said this already.
have to be one of the most overrated british bands of all time. they've got like 5 good songs.
Steak and Kidney Pie
Razorlight, Arctic Monkeys etc
Belle and Sebastian...
rated at all? By anyone?