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  1. Mike Broadman

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    Ok, so I'm starting a poll of overrated bands and musicians. Remember, this is for overrated musicians, not bad musicians. I don't even think the ones on my list are bad, and I like some of them, but all the attention and accolades just ain't deserved. I like to see what you all pick.

    1. Beatles

    2. Grateful Dead

    3. U2

    4. Sting

    5. Eric Clapton

    6. Rolling Stones

    7. REM

    8. Nirvana

    9. Fleetwood Mac

    10. Eagles
     
  2. Brian Lawrence

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    -Rage Agianst the Machine

    -The Doors

    -Genesis

    -The Eagles

    -Sonic Youth (Daydream Nation is one of the greatest albums ever made, but outside of "GOO" most of their other stuff sucks.
     
  3. Brad_W

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    Well any rap would... oh wait you said bands! This is where people have to learn an instrument and write their own music!? Okay um...

    -Nirvana

    -Pearl Jam

    -Creed

    -Bush

    -and any other band with that lame Eddie "I'm sensitive and my Hoo Ha hurts" Vedder voice.
     
  4. JonZ

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    Brad, loved the stab at rap [​IMG]
    I guess before anyone gets bent out of shape I should add that is all IMHO [​IMG] )
    U2(A FEW good songs but.....)
    Limp Bizkit(Look up "untalented hack" in the dictionary youll see a picture of these trolls)
    Kid Rock
    The Eagles(God, DO I HATE this band!)
    Boston(See The Eagles)
    Metallica(Went from the greatest band in the world to very ordinary and un-special)
    Guns N Roses
    Sound Garden
    Pearl Jam
    Blink 182(Could someone please explain this one to me)
    KoRn(Is is just me or do all these guys songs sound the same-heavy part,stupid noises on the 7 string,chrous,stupid noises on the 7 string etc.If youve heard one KoRn song, youve heard them all)
    Aerosmith(Lame,lame,lame commercial shitty songs,a couple of their 70's tunes are just ok)
    Marilyn Manson(Would someone please get rid of this jerk)
    Godsmack(Any band that takes their name from another bands songs isnt very creative from the start)
    SlipKnot
    Linkin Park, Static X,Spineshank,Mudvayn and all these other NuMetal bands make me want to [​IMG] Does anyone bother to learn their instrument anymore?
    And if I see one more guy on MTV playing a (overpriced,not handmade anymore)Paul Reed Smith ,Im gonna run amok!
    Basically I think 99.9% of newer music is the pits.
    Thanks, I need this [​IMG]
     
  5. Ricky Hustle

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    Korn, Limp Biscuit, and a plethora of other mid-late 90s bands.
     
  6. Geno

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    Here is a list of all time overrated bands:

    NSYNK

    BACKSTREET BOYS

    BRITNEY SPEARS

    O STREET

    CRISTINA AGULIARA

    DESTINYS CHILD

    ...

    help me think of more guys/gals, all those bands you listed above, at least they can play instruments and do not have to lip sync on stage.
     
  7. Neil Joseph

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    I think the Rolling Stones are over rated because just a few short years ago is when they finally learned to play more than 3 chords. [​IMG]
     
  8. Peter Mazur

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    I would have to say Dream Theater is overrated, also Rush.
     
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    Even though I love Everclear songs and studio albums, I am sadly disappointed in their live performance capabilities. I guess playing live is the true test of a bands abilities.
     
  11. John Kilduff

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    I agree with Nirvana, and I add:

    -Alien Ant Farm

    -Puff Daddy and his extended group of artists (Puff Daddy is the ultimate in suckiness)

    -Led Zeppelin (their off-stage travails were better than their on-stage music)

    -Brian Setzer and any of his bands (I gave my "Brian Setzer Orchestra" CD to my mom)

    -Frank Sinatra (Once again, off-stage is better than on)

    Sincerely,

    John "You asked for it!" Kilduff
     
  12. Dan Hine

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    Dave Matthews Band...yucky!
     
  13. John Kilduff

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    Oh, and I forgot:

    -Eminem (I wish he'd just drop off the face of the Earth. I don't care what what his gay and female fans say...homophobia and misogyny aren't that funny.)

    Sincerely,

    John "Great, here comes the shitstorm" Kilduff
     
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    Radiohead - their music isn't bad but that lead singer sounds like a cat with it's tail caught in a door.
    Oasis - Beatles wannabee's, nuff said
    new Aerosmith - these guys used to be my favorite band, they should have stopped making records after Permanent Vacation, if you look up "sell out" you will see a picture of these now posers, sad just sad.
    Eric Clapton - for basically the same reasons as Aerosmith, used to be one of the greatest, his new stuff just reaks like cheeze.
    Our Lady Peace - if your not from Canada you may be lucky enough to not have been exposed to these talentless losers, I can't even put into words how badly they suck, yet they are played on the radio here about 20 times a day.
    Thats all for now, maybe I'll think of a few more later.
     
  16. Michael Caicedo

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    I see a lot of bands that truly do not deserve to be on this thread in my opinion. Perhaps their style may not be my cup o' tea but I think musicianship, originality, songwriting, how they influenced the music that came after, are definately signs of good/great bands. The Beatles overrated? U2 a few good songs? Yeah, right, Babe Ruth hit a few homeruns. REM? Just three or four masterpiece albums, and I'm not talking about "happy shiny people" or other radio hits top 40 stations happened to play. But, that's just my opinion. I would put in the overrated category any band/act with a huge following that comes up short in the areas I mentioned. Peace.
     
  17. Jon_Are

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    Other than the painfully obvious boy bands/rap/Michael Bolton/most country/girlie-group/gangstas/neo-metalheads/newer Stones-Aerosmith/EminemBlink182Korn crapola, I offer the following:
    Barenaked Ladies - One great song, whole lotta mediocre pop.
    Kiss - Someone please 'splain to me why these guys are still around.
    Dave Matthews Band - I don't get it. I really don't.
    Pink Floyd - They don't totally blow, but much of their stuff doesn't hold up very well over time for me. And weak lyrics.
    The Grateful Dead - Again, not totally useless, but the intensity of their fans' devotion has amazed me for years.
    Frank Zappa - See Grateful Dead comment.
    Ben Folds Five - After all I've read about this band, I expected to love the music. A moderate disappointment.
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Just kidding.
    Jon
     
  18. Mike Broadman

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    George, I included the Beatles because, quite frankly, they are considered gods. They are not gods, they are men. Just like every other artists, they have their faults and their weaknesses, but people ignore them, because they are so involved with the iconisation and the fetishisation of the Beatles-as-figureheads, that music becomes a small matter of concern for many. The smartest and truest thing any of the Beatles ever said was that they were bigger than Jesus. It's just absurd. With all of the thousands of bands and musicians out there, it's quite ridiculous for everyone to claim that one of them is "the best."

    Note that I have left out my opinion of their music. It doesn't matter, as it's not relevant to this thread.

    The Beatles, like U2, the Grateful Dead, and many of the huge acts are often venerated for reasons other than the music itself (pop-culture phenomenon, politics, etc). Therefore, I consider them overrated.
     
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    Creed

    Linkin Park

    Godsmack

    Slipknot

    Celine Dion

    Mariah Carey

    Shaggy

    Most rap acts, not all though. I do like Outkast, Beastie Boys, Jurassic 5, Public Enemy, Busta Rhymes, Tribe Called Quest and a few others. Not all rap is bad ,it does take a large amount of talent, they do write music and a few of them even play instruments. Many of you should keep an open mind toward different genres of music.
     

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