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REM. Or The National.
get out of here
but they are still brilliant
Are not the most over-rated band, but Sgt Pepper is unquestionably the most over-rated album of all time.
Most over-rated bands:
their 1980s output was incredibly inspirational to modern metal
You can't say Oasis, when were they last critically rated? About 10 years ago.
some of the covers on the Stereogum tribute (The Wrens', Oxford Collapse's), I really, really love. So maybe it's just Michael Stipe's stupid voice.
totally bereft of good songs.
also the Arctic Monkeys... their path to fame was aided by the fashion driven nature of the UK music scene. Basically they got big because the singer had a broader provincial accent than the previous year's crop of kaiser chiefs, futureheads etc.
over-hyped fashion band.
every shit band in the world today includes them in their influences.
or the Fucking Doors
See Also: Queen
This is the correct answer.
Seinfeld is precisely "banging on about noatigng for half an hour" so don't use that as an insult
it was misspelt AND irrelevant. Go me.
they are hated by nearly everyone nowadays, wrongly I add.
(over)rated by whom?!
general public, stoners, etc etc
and you'll find I'm always right.
For instance, Arctic Monkeys. You see! I'm always right!
The National amongst the most 'underrated' bands around. Oasis, surely.
It's a toss up between Oasis and The Doors
even the all saints covered their song and made it better
Whoa! Blues Explosion! etc
frank spencer snooze explosion, as i heard them referred to once
are you fucking kidding me?
are you fucking kidding? is what I should have written.
Are good, but they are definitely over-rated.
metallica are underrated, most music publications look down their nose at them. then again, some kind of monster did them no favours. but that's got nothing to do with their music, which has been frequently incredible
the cutting edge of music journaism. as for metal hammer and kerrang, obviously
You haven't got a clue, have you?
No way REM. Can't think of very many bands who can count albums as good as Murmur, New Adventures In Hi-fi, Monster, Fables and Life's Rich Pageant in their back catalogue.
Never understood the appeal of them.
but blur deserve an honourable mention.
The Manic Street Preachers. Ooooh they are so political, oooooo one of them wears a dress sometimes, oooo watch out "the man" they are coming for you with another fucking dire verse chorus repeat four times, bag of shit.
then you probably read q magazine.
tsunami, tsunami, tsunami...
what fucking awful band.
and i hate nicky wire.
severly in need of a music taste transplant...The Manics, although not as vital as they were when they were younger, still are a great band and, not one to moan, but they very rarely get hyped up these days anyway...which is just how us fans like it in a way.
I'd say Libertines for my shout - what a pile of wank.
not overrated though. You don't get them - fair enough. But they're "rated" as highly as they are for a very, very good reason. This is the point I was making about R.E.M. above as well.
or in Indie circles Les Savy Fav
U2 and Oasis, popular, rather than rated? It's all down to definition I guess.
but still don't like them on record.
my bloody valentine
these are all correct answers
Metallica, The Clash and My Bloody Valentine are over-rated but not massively so.
Pink Floyd are awesome.
if you didn't get that.
possibly the shittest thread of all time, or at least since the last one of its kind. Seriously, what do you actually hope to achieve by claiming that Band X are "overrated" (whatever that means anyway)?
I'm all for DiSers trying to stir up interesting and thought-provoking debate but this just makes me think that the OP is a negative little jamrag with nothing of note to say.
Like saying 'most overrated colour of all time'.
what's all the fuss about? at the end of the day it's the same colour as your excrement
Now black; black is 'nuff overrated
most overrated user of SHIFT + 6 of all time
so the jokes on you weeman
You little cunt.
because you just made me cut myself.
hearty, hearty grofls. x
Really quite genuinely shite.
boring c**ts! For kids who like to smoke to much weed and pretend that its still the 70's!
i think they have some good songs but they are definately overrated
the velvet underground?
for me, the ultimate style over substance fashion band.
i agree with! they've always been a bunch of cunt.
THe Stone Roses
Guns n Roses
yes yes yes and my bloody valentine our wonderful and rarely rated let alone overrated
who says REM is clearly too young and/or ignorant to understand why they're "rated". I've made the point before, but it merits making again.
You piece of shit.
You big smelly turd with sweetcorn in.
it's easier to grasp the brilliance and significance of a band if you were "there at the time".
You fucking scabrous, infantile prick.
Who cares about significance? You fucking cuntswipe.
are "rated" for their significance and influence as well as whether they sound good and are popular.
You cunting dickface.
we talking about them being rated by?
probably appreciate their massive influence on indie music and include that as an element in their "rating" of REM.
I personally don't like REM's output of the last several years but I rate them very, very highly based on their earlier years.
just listen to them, then think "Ooh, I like this".
the beatles / radiohead
Red Hot Chili Peppers
anyone who says Zep are actually just wrong. If anything, they're UNDERrated
maybe overrated though
They're just so dull.
and Henry Rollins (from his Black Flag days onward)
I don't think anyone would argue they are musically great but they're lots of fun to drunkenly dance to.
I don't think one single band can be pinpointed, and even though I feel I'm in agreement with the above poster that the Libertines are definitely not worthy of the hype that surrounded them (they have two good songs, the lyrics to most of them make me cringe too), I can understand why they are so popular (sort of.)
about me being the cleverest person you'll ever talk to? I instantly regretted it, if that helps.
Only Raanraals' and jesechristo's.
with the beatles
this thread should simply be titled: "Bands which a lot of people think are good but I don't like."
Great. Well done, Zapsta, you fuckhole.
The National are great.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Oasis and The Stone Roses and U2 and blah blah whatever other crap mainstream bands.