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Van Halen starting with 1984.

Think I was still in diapers then.
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God, I hate them.

Also, Journey and Styx.

Bob Marley is not overrated. Edinatlanta fails again.

Sigged.
post #48 of 587
I agree with these

U2
Coldplay
Radiohead
Jay-Z

I would like to add

Jack Johnson
Beyonce
anyone to come outta A.I.

Whoever said B.I.G. needs to be slapped. I agree most live rap sucks. Eminem and Kanye live are amazing.
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Bob Marley is not overrated. Edinatlanta fails again.

I have to disagree here. Not that Bob Marley is a bad artist, just that he is incredibly overrated. Marley is ubiquitous on any college campus. Any person who is moderately "into Reggae" is in love with Bob Marley. For the most part, he is just a figure for the pot-smoking community. He is so non-threatening, he can be found on countless TV commercials. There is much more to reggae than just Bob Marley, but I think many people fail to see that.

Good artist, just overplayed and overused.
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gonna catch hell, but david bowie pre or post ziggy stardust sucks.

ummm, no. Well, maybe. Well, some is better than others, I guess. I do have a strange fondness for Tin Machine, though, but only their first album - second one blows badly.
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I have to disagree here. Not that Bob Marley is a bad artist, just that he is incredibly overrated. Marley is ubiquitous on any college campus. Any person who is moderately "into Reggae" is in love with Bob Marley. For the most part, he is just a figure for the pot-smoking community. He is so non-threatening, he can be found on countless TV commercials. There is much more to reggae than just Bob Marley, but I think many people fail to see that.

Good artist, just overplayed and overused.
Saying he is overrated is like saying Tiger Woods is overrated, or Michael Jordan is overrated.
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Saying he is overrated is like saying Tiger Woods is overrated, or Michael Jordan is overrated.
Not really. They're both athletes where we can use objective standards to argue their ability. Granted we could say the same for record sales, but that would only point to Marley's pervasiveness. Listen to some Peter Tosh, Augustus Pablo, Burning Spear, or Toots and the Maytals. Marley isn't the only great reggae artist.
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Saying he is overrated is like saying Tiger Woods is overrated, or Michael Jordan is overrated.
Fail. You can objectively prove how athletes are superior, but you can't really quantify how one artist is better than another. The thing about Marley that makes him overrated is what was already said. That somehow he became the be all end all of reggae when he is just a good reggae artist. The level of idolatry for Marley is not in line with the amount of talent he had.
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Oh man, I can't believe I forgot Dave Mathews Band.

you said it! for me, they're like those phish fellows....

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Also, Journey and Styx.

can add foreigner, kansas, etc.

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gonna catch hell, but david bowie pre or post ziggy stardust sucks.

bowie troubles me. ziggy is a great record, but like you i have trouble w/ pre & post. i'd keep station to station & scary monsters (+ a couple of stray songs), but you can take away the rest..

i will never understand the counting crows or that curious george fellow
post #55 of 587
counting crows are probably the worst band i listen to semi-regularly.
post #56 of 587
just read whole thread. people are listing beatles & stones!
post #57 of 587
Limiting my list to acts that I've seen live:

  • Interpol
  • Muse
  • Dinosaur Jr.
  • Widespread Panic
  • Van Morrison
post #58 of 587
that has no bearing on how old you were. predilection?

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Think I was still in diapers then.
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You can objectively prove how athletes are superior, but you can't really quantify how one artist is better than another.

Awesome. Tell me how you can do this. It would solve so many arguments.

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The thing about Marley that makes him overrated is what was already said. That somehow he became the be all end all of reggae when he is just a good reggae artist. The level of idolatry for Marley is not in line with the amount of talent he had.

That just means people are idiots. Marley was not the only great reggae artist, but he was great enough that you cannot really overrate him, hence my comparison to Jordan or Tiger.
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^but you can still hate reggae as a genre.
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