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post #106 of 587
Meh. Half of this thread is backlash against great artists that just don't do it for some people (often for genre reasons) or can't possibly live up to the hype (all you have to do is think a single band is better than the Beatles and you can construct a half-assed argument for them being overrated), and the other half is people calling bands overrated that aren't that highly rated to begin with. I mean, does anyone know anyone who thinks that the Killers or Kings of Leon are great bands? People who aren't retarded? I mean I like them both, but nobody's claiming they're this generation's Pink Floyd or whatever (cue Pink Floyd haters).
post #107 of 587
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Originally Posted by Brian278 View Post
Meh. Half of this thread is backlash against great artists that just don't do it for some people (often for genre reasons) or can't possibly live up to the hype, and the other half is people calling bands overrated that aren't that highly rated to begin with. I mean, does anyone know anyone who things that the Killers or Kings of Leon are great bands?

yes. same goes for all the other 'overrated' or 'underrated ' threads around here on clothes or whatever. it comes down to preference mainly. should be termed rather, what music artists i dont like.
post #108 of 587
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Originally Posted by 1969 View Post
In a world where music is either overrated or underrated, these ten artists got exactly what they deserved.
By Chuck Klosterman



If you are the kind of...

Good article. I was waiting for someone to mention Wilco--is everyone here a fan? For me, they'd go on the correctly rated list up to "A Ghost is Born".

The Beatles definitely belong on the correctly rated list, too.

+17 to the Dave Matthews Band.
post #109 of 587
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Originally Posted by Brian278 View Post
Meh. Half of this thread is backlash against great artists that just don't do it for some people (often for genre reasons) or can't possibly live up to the hype (all you have to do is think a single band is better than the Beatles and you can construct a half-assed argument for them being overrated), and the other half is people calling bands overrated that aren't that highly rated to begin with. I mean, does anyone know anyone who things that the Killers or Kings of Leon are great bands? People who aren't retarded?

Yes, except U2. They are overrated.
post #110 of 587
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
anyone been to Downtown Disney in Anaheim? there is this (or used to be, i dont know, havent been there in awhile) 'violinist' -violin player, rather, who plays these mainstream classical pieces along with the actual soundtrack from a cd accompanying him in the background. this guy plays like only 6 pieces and repeats over and over again and the actual 'skill'? of his playing is drowned out by the soundtrack playing in the background. plus he wears the same clothes every single day: a white linen shirt and baggy black pants that are completey stretched out and homely looking. but he conjures up tons of people watching him and buying his cd (of what? him playing his violin along an already orchestrated melody in the background?)
I'm pretty sure I saw this exact guy in Penn Station on a subway platform. He was playing Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Spring along with a CD player. I like the song, so I slipped him a buck. He then proceeds to talk to me while I wait for my train. Dude, just take the money and play your shit, I don't want to converse.
post #111 of 587
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Originally Posted by AntiHero84 View Post
I'm pretty sure I saw this exact guy in Penn Station on a subway platform. He was playing Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Spring along with a CD player. I like the song, so I slipped him a buck. He then proceeds to talk to me while I wait for my train. Dude, just take the money and play your shit, I don't want to converse.

yes, that is one of the pieces he plays. he is at the subway now? good for him
post #112 of 587
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Originally Posted by unjung View Post
Yes, except U2. They are overrated.
Oh yeah, except for U2.
post #113 of 587
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Originally Posted by AntiHero84 View Post
I'm pretty sure I saw this exact guy in Penn Station on a subway platform. He was playing Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Spring along with a CD player. I like the song, so I slipped him a buck. He then proceeds to talk to me while I wait for my train. Dude, just take the money and play your shit, I don't want to converse.

I think Joshua Bell did this exact same thing and very few people either recognized him to stopped to listen. But then again I think he's overrated.
post #114 of 587
Whole lota haterade in this thread..
post #115 of 587
This guy:

post #116 of 587
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Originally Posted by sho'nuff View Post
yes, that is one of the pieces he plays. he is at the subway now? good for him

I only saw him once. I doubt I'll see him again. Penn Station performers have been rather absent lately.
post #117 of 587
Prince

Bob Marley
post #118 of 587
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Originally Posted by willpower View Post
Prince

Bob Marley

No and No.

If anything Prince is underrated.
post #119 of 587
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Wow, this reads like a synopsis of the Pitchfork number 1 album of the decade, from the grunge transition right down to "computers and future" points finishing off with listenability:

Before Kid A I listened to fucking DJ Tiesto, Soundgarden, and Korn. Clearly I had little musical taste then (maybe now too) but for me and music it was "before Kid A" and "after Kid A." Maybe b/c "before Kid A" was such garbage, heh.

I don't know about Radiohead being the bestest of the decade or w/e (like a lot of people proclaim), and I'm lukewarm about some other albums (Thief, Amnesiac felt half-baked) but they did right by me in 2000.

Anyway, the other nomination is Kings of Leon. They're overhyped U2-wannabes.
post #120 of 587
Leonard Cohen - good, but overrated
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