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post #61 of 587
^Sure. You can also hate perfectly formed natural Ds.
post #62 of 587
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
gonna catch hell, but david bowie pre or post ziggy stardust sucks.
Not at all, it's just that Z is one of the best albums ever. It would be pretty hard for anybody to follow that up, and Bowie did a pretty damn good job of it (Berlin Trilogy, etc)
post #63 of 587
no, it's more like hating anal. it's not for everyone.

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^Sure. You can also hate perfectly formed natural Ds.
post #64 of 587
Counting Crows suck dick, but Black Crowes are awesome.
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Hendrix
post #66 of 587
without reading through this thread...

Dave Matthews

U2
post #67 of 587
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gonna catch hell, but david bowie pre or post ziggy stardust sucks.

hunky dory is still great stuff
post #68 of 587
Bob Marley is so popular because he had so much charisma. That and the fact that he died somewhat young. He is to (new to the game) stoners what McQueen is to a lot of you fools, an idol.

I enjoy Radiohead, that being said, it is best in an altered state (cliche, right?). Coldplay is mainstream Radiohead. I guess Radiohead is one of the bands that are ranked so highly that no one could ever live up to the hype.

KID FUCKING CUDI. No, he is not the greatest thing since sliced bread. He is not the next Kanye (unless by that you mean doomed to fail). Kanye is BoO-level overrated (yeah, I went there).

I really can't believe you guys bothered to say Marley, but no mention of Sublime. Yes, we get that you smoke (aren't you the one who was handing out "Just say no" fliers last week?) and don't care that you are "different (lolrite)."

And yeah, Jay-z is certainly overrated as it now stands. I can't listen to anything past the Black Album (but that, especially as the Gray Album, is near perfect).
post #69 of 587
Jimmy Buffet.
He is not really overrated ,he is just what Bruce Springsteen fans are listening when they are in a lighter mood.
post #70 of 587
FWIW, I greatly enjoy Neil Diamond....
post #71 of 587
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
gonna catch hell, but david bowie pre or post ziggy stardust sucks.

Hunky Dory is arguably better overall than Ziggy Stardust (my opinion wavers between the two). Space Oddity is very solid, though a lot of the live versions (especially the BBC recordings) are better than the album versions. Diamond Dogs and Aladdin Sane are both characterful and fun, but while they retain the attitude of his other in-character albums they aren't musically as complex or interesting. He also has a few singles that are amazing that most people think are on actual albums due to all the compilations available (Port of Amsterdam, My Death, John I'm Only Dancing, I'm Afraid of Americans w/ Reznor come to mind off the top of my head).
post #72 of 587
Nirvana

The Beatles

Fuck they blow
post #73 of 587
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Originally Posted by Pezzaturra View Post
Jimmy Buffet.
He is not really overrated ,he is just what Bruce Springsteen fans are listening when they are in a lighter mood.

I don't know who is more pathetic - buffet or his fans.
post #74 of 587
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Part of it's the timing. OK Computer and Kid A came out during a large transitional phase away from grunge and towards the fuuuuuuutuuuuure, the apex of the dot-com boom and expansion of computers etc. I was also emo when I first heard them and we all know they're super gloomy. I could argue about the "soullessness of computers" and "eventual armageddon" hinted at on both albums, but seriously, they're just great fuckin songs. Kid A is still the one album I can listen to front-to-back and appreciate fully.
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:
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Nine years ago this month, Brent DiCrescenzo reviewed Radiohead's Kid A for this website. As far as its rating, no one blinked. Pitchfork was still a blip then, but if you cared at all about the broad sphere of music that included Radiohead, chances are that you heard something very special in Kid A. It was that exceptional artifact of modern culture-- something about which most people could agree. To ears that'd had the second half the 1990s to ingest the rapid developments in electronic music, ears weary of the bankruptcy of post-Nirvana alternative rock, Kid A sounded like a next development in rock music that was both logical and surprising. And, of course, a lot has been written about this record since. "What's left to be said about Kid A?", Pitchfork founder Ryan Schreiber wondered when we published our Top 20 Albums of 2000 list. Good question. First, I go back to the old reasons, the ones that were kicked around from the moment the record hit: Thoughts about millennial techno-dread; fragmentation, broken transmissions, garbled communication; the feeling of helplessness that comes from having access to so much information about the world while not having the power to change any of it; the subtle and dramatic ways that electronics are altering our landscape and our consciousness. And there's still something there, though in some ways it's all now more intense. Part of our brains moved online in the last 10 years, and this will continue; it's not a good or bad thing; it's just the way it is. Refracting these developments through the prism of Kid A, it still resonates, even if so much has changed since. Radiohead were not only among the first bands to figure out how to use the Internet, but to make their music sound like it, and they kicked off this ridiculously retro decade with the rare album that didn't seem retro. Kid A-- with its gorgeously crafted electronics, sparkling production, and uneasy stance toward the technology it embraces completely-- feels like the Big Album of the online age. But you know what? I almost never think about that stuff. It all feels true, of course, but when I slide Kid A into the CD player (how's that for a retro image?), something else happens. Once that drawer closes and the first chords of "Everything in Its Right Place" start-- those haunting, clicking keyboard textures and Thom Yorke's warped voice-- all these other ideas feel secondary. Instead, I get lost in the dissonant horn blasts of "The National Anthem" and hypnotized between the play of the drones and the hissy beats in "Idioteque"; I feel the deep pang of yearning and sadness with the title track, and I rest during the gorgeous Brian Eno-like interlude of "Treefingers". I'm listening to a brilliant album by an especially creative rock band functioning at its peak. Such records have strong melodies, exciting chord changes, unexpected arrangements, and tricky rhythms that you want to hear over and over again. Songs. Kid A has those, too. Ten of them, all great, here, in this order, working together perfectly. For a record with so much baggage and such a reputation for density, the appeal, in the end, is pretty simple: Other records were catchier or better for dancing or more appealingly nostalgic. But no other record captured the complex feeling of the era in such an elegant and beautiful way. --Mark Richardson
Radiohead is art rock for people who don't know much about art rock, which is why it perplexes me how Pitchfork rides their cock so hard.
post #75 of 587
Sublime: Probably over-loved for having that one great album - and nothing else, thanks to Nowell's OD just before the release. I chalk that up to circumstances.

Jimmy Buffett: We Get It. You Live on an Island and Drink a lot. Enough already. Mrs. T likes him quite a bit which only adds to my irritation.

Radiohead - I bought Kid A, listened to it a few times, then returned it to the store. Or I gave it away. I forget which.
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