Overrated bands

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by zverskiy yobar, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. zverskiy yobar

    zverskiy yobar BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Mar 10, 2002
    Post the bands who simply get to much press and accolades...

    NOTE:ACTUAL BANDS not prefab crap like Insync or Brittney...

    I am going to piss of the masses with this one

    REM and U2

    this isnt about their politics either...

    U2 simply does not rock.. sorry.. they try to portray this image of "Rockers" I dont see it... I keep seeing the commercial for their new record.. Lame ass ********...

    REM... somebody beat up stipes....please
  2. Claymore

    Claymore Member

    Jul 9, 2000
    Montgomery Vlg, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There are no more bands - at least none that get any airplay these days. We have solo acts and pre-fab studio creations.
  3. Danks81

    Danks81 Member

    May 18, 2003
    Well on these boards, The Smiths.
  4. bojendyk

    bojendyk New Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    South Loop, Chicago
    REM were once a great band. I don't think they "sold out" or anything. I just think they're going through the process that all good bands go through, which is that they eventually have fewer good songs left in them.

    U2 are definitely overrated. For every gem ("New Year's Day") there are at least two horrible songs ("Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and "When Love Comes to Town").

    The Strokes are overrated. I bring this up only because a co-worker has a mashup of Christina Auguleilrrairiria's "Genie in a Bottle" and some Strokes song. The mash is, surprisingly, absolutely perfect. It kills the originals. Reminds me of the Pretenders in their heydey.

    The winner for me is Modest Mouse. They are just terrible. It causes me unbelievable pain to think of how they ripped off the brilliant Built to Spill in every way imaginable, made it worse, and somehow became more popular.
  5. Rafael Hernandez

    Rafael Hernandez Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 6, 2002
  6. Derlei

    Derlei New Member

    Sep 17, 2004
    Washington, D.C
    Most new bands that are on the radio stink on ice.
  7. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    I never "got" REM, they had maybe one or two songs I liked, but I could never get into them. Same goes for U2.
  8. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    White Stripes-overrated
  9. amerifolklegend

    amerifolklegend New Member

    Jul 21, 1999
    Oakley, America
    Any band that you've ever heard of. Any band that anyone's ever heard of. If you know a guy that knew a chick that dated a fella that was once in a band - then that band is overrated. If you think you might have heard of a band, they're overrated. If a band has ever made any music that was audible - they're overrated.

    The only bands that are any good are the ones that only I have heard of. And even they don't exist. They're actually ideas for bands. In fact, they're not even ideas for bands. They're kinda like the ideas I have had for bands in the past - only better. But you should hear them. they're so much better than all the tripe you listen to. Well...at least, I think they are. They only play in the practice space next to the one that a band I had an idea for, but have since forgotten about, used to practice. And even that band never heard of them.

    But pretty much anything else is just overrated suck.
  10. bojendyk

    bojendyk New Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    South Loop, Chicago
    Ha ha--you still like those bands?!?!?

    Dude, they started sucking years ago!!!
  11. amerifolklegend

    amerifolklegend New Member

    Jul 21, 1999
    Oakley, America
    I just assumed that it was already understood that by me posting that post, it automatically nullified my liking of them as soon I hit the SUBMIT REPLY button.
  12. SportBoy333

    SportBoy333 Member+

    Jun 27, 2003
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs-overrated. Boring music.
  13. YanksFC

    YanksFC Member

    Feb 3, 2000
    Liverpool FC
    Seems like we have an overrated bands thread every two months, but I don't mind.

    My pick is still The Rapture. The critics love this band, and for the life of me I can't understand why.
  14. sarabella

    sarabella BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 22, 2004
    Phish. I just don't get them.
  15. servotron

    servotron New Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    St Paul, MN
    You need to smoke up first to get them.

    As for currently overrated.... I will say many of the "new rock" bands like Interpol and Franz Ferdinand, who seem to be able to get one good rock song out, and then sort of give up. I'm all for the one-hit wonder, but how much hype do they need?
  16. musicl

    musicl New Member

    Jan 9, 2004
  17. yellowbismark

    yellowbismark Member+

    Nov 7, 2000
    San Diego, CA
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree with whoever said Modest Mouse, these guys just suck.

    This nomination is going to piss some people off, but I say Radiohead is overrated. If these guys recorded themselves taking a crap in the studio, the music critics would be raving about how great they are and it would instantly turn to 'indy' gold. I never liked their sound, they are boring, overhyped, have whiny vocals, and overrated.

    Oh yeah, and Led Zeppelin is overrated too. I hate them :mad:
  18. Lithium858

    Lithium858 Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Baton Rouge
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow, you are the best! You said that better than I would've. Now everyone is gonna get mad at me for saying this, but I think the Beatles are overrated. They are just average in my opinion.
  19. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    That's because nearly everything you've heard your whole life was utterly dependent on the Beatles influence. So when someone goes back and checks them out, it doesn't seem as groundbreaking.

    The Beatles are anything but "average".
  20. minorthreat

    minorthreat Member

    Jan 1, 2001
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    "Elvis was a hero to most, but he never meant ******** to me!" - Public Enemy
  21. tog

    tog Member

    Oct 25, 2000
    When I opened this thread, I knew Modest Mouse would be in here, but I thought the reasoning would be better (or, alternately, completely uninformed).

    See, your avatar had me thinking you would know what you are talking about, but this is ridiculous. If you don't like Modest Mouse, that's one thing, but to claim the ripped off Built to Spill makes no sense. None.

    They're song structure, lyrical styles, and sound sensibilities are completely different. Modest Mouse plays plays larger songs with wild tempo changes and has a moodier, gloomier sound (although they went a little more upbeat on the latest release). Built to Spill plays brilliant little pop songs with even more brilliant guitar texturing.

    If MM ripped off anybody, it was the Pixies, especially on their earlier albums.

    If Built to Spill was ripped off by anybody, it was Death Cab for Cutie, again especially on their earlier albums.

    Of course, I expected a backlash when MM finally gained national attention beyond the indie world. It is sad that you don't understand how good they are. Have you listened to the early stuff, or is this based on the new album only (this is just a question and not at all an accusation)?
  22. 655321

    655321 New Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    The Mission, SF
    I've finally admitted that I totally UNDERRATED both Modest Mouse and Built To Spill. They're actually quite good if you get off of the "every dumb ass hipster likes them, so I won't" wagon (not that some people honestly just don't like them).
  23. Ted Cikowski

    Ted Cikowski Red Card

    May 31, 2000
    wow I agree with alot of the choices thus far....the strokes, yo la tengo, white stripes, modest mouse....all overrated pieces of crap.

    any band that's haircut or gimmick is more important than the music....so bands like Interpol and Franz Ferdinand are a obvious joke. Anyone who thinks recording lo-fi is cool and that using a moog is hip usually are laughable as well.

    My number one most overrated band of all time might be stereolab. first they are the most unoriginal band ever (jenny ondioline is a note for note rip off from Can for example among others) and their just plain annoying - no one other than psuedo "hipsters" likes them and they annoy pretty much everyone else.

    The smiths are in fact overrated though Johnny Marr did play some great melodies....too bad morrissey's lame lyrics ruined it.

    Pavement - though no one cares about them anymore, back in the mid 90's they got some pub even though they wrote 'fall' knock offs and concentrated more on being indie rock than actually writing decent songs.

    I also agree that radiohead is overrated and pretty much every band mentioned here, including the beatles. Yes I know how important and influential they were (though I do think it is overstated as far as the stuff I listen to) but I think Del Shannon, Roy Orbison and Brian Wilson did more interesting stuff in the 60's in my opinion.
  24. Ted Cikowski

    Ted Cikowski Red Card

    May 31, 2000

    Built to spill and Modest Mouse and Death Cab.....they all suck. Get over it.
  25. tog

    tog Member

    Oct 25, 2000

    And there's a difference between not liking a band and thinking they're not good.

    I hate listening to Radiohead, but I think they're a damn good band.

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