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Re: Underrated Music

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 05 Nov 2015, 05:28

AdvertBreak wrote:I really like the 12" version of To Cut a Long Story Short (12" because it extends that great synthesiser melody).

Agreed...

How about Placebo? Vastly underrated!
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Re: Underrated Music

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 06 Nov 2015, 08:24

UB40 - yes, I agree the earliest work was part of the zeitgeist of the times. From the mid 80s they became radio-friendly, but it probably pro-longed their popularity.

Spandau Ballet were also similar in this respect.
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Re: Underrated Music

Post by AdvertBreak » 06 Nov 2015, 21:46

KingLouieLouie76 wrote:
AdvertBreak wrote:I really like the 12" version of To Cut a Long Story Short (12" because it extends that great synthesiser melody).

Agreed...

How about Placebo? Vastly underrated!
Yep. They've done some great stuff.

I do find I prefer their tracks which aren't straight up glam power pop. Pure Morning, Brick Shithouse, The Bitter End being examples.

It's a shame Meds wasn't in as an electronic direction as the band originally would have liked (but advised against by the producer). It could have sounded great.

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Re: Underrated Music

Post by Consigliere_11 » 06 Nov 2015, 22:07

I'm not so sure about Placebo. They are really popular here in Russia, and maybe because of that I find them a bit overrated. They are good, no doubt, but I can't match their quality of music with the sense of popularity they have here
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Re: Underrated Music

Post by AdvertBreak » 06 Nov 2015, 22:12

In the UK they're not really that popular anymore. They were never top league players anyhow, but still quite big I guess.

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Re: Underrated Music

Post by Consigliere_11 » 06 Nov 2015, 22:20

Here they were headliners of one summer festival, did a couple of big concerts in other cities, and came once more for concert in Moscow - all of that in two years. Which is so much more for a foreign band than one can imagine. It is great for fans, but they don't have any new material - and what is the point of doing the same performance all over again in one place?

I might be a bit hypercritical :lol: They are a good band, somewhere underrated, somewhere overrated - it all sums up in the end :)
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Re: Underrated Music

Post by Miki » 07 Nov 2015, 00:04

Placebo were quite popular around 15 years ago, if I remember well, certainly not underrated.
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Post by Mrbriggs » 07 Nov 2015, 00:06

I like Placebo's debut a lot, but I've had trouble getting into anything else they've done.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 07 Nov 2015, 06:42

Placebo were and are still vastly underrated here in the States...never received much airtime in any medium.......
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Re: Underrated Music

Post by 101reykjavik » 07 Nov 2015, 09:36

I could never get past Brian Molko's nasally vocal style. Like fingernails down a blackboard to me.
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Post by TripleJay97 » 07 Nov 2015, 11:19

Filter. Bar Hey Man Nice Shot and Take a Picture, I mean.
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Re: Underrated Music

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 08 Nov 2015, 02:43

Ultravox are often overlooked and underrated it seems.....another band that would be popular if they came out now!
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Re: Underrated Music

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 10 Nov 2015, 08:27

101reykjavik wrote:I could never get past Brian Molko's nasally vocal style. Like fingernails down a blackboard to me.
Yes, it possibly irritates the mainstream audience.
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 10 Nov 2015, 23:05

101reykjavik wrote:I could never get past Brian Molko's nasally vocal style. Like fingernails down a blackboard to me.

It adds something distinctive to their sound.....but I can certainly see where you're coming from.....

Underrated.... Deep Purple..they just dont seem to generate much discussion today.....
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Re: Underrated Music

Post by Legless Owl » 18 Nov 2015, 23:29

Martin Rossiter.

Yes, Gene's lead singer.

Well, Gene was already underrated in the 90s but Martin Rossiter's first solo album went completely unnoticed in 2012. Yet, there are some real gems on this album. Martin is an unknown genius, his lyrics are amazing and his voice is hauntingly beautiful and touches me in a way I can't describe...

Give it a try!

Drop Anchor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlKdjDiROts" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Darling Sorrow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSy920I0Guo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

No one left to blame - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuFjmEB61qM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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