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Re: Overrated Music

Post by AdvertBreak » 05 Jan 2016, 12:50

I like them for not being a 'same album over and over' band. Appetite for Destruction is head and shoulders above the glam metal era it was born into on every respect musically speaking. They put the punk right there. And Axl's voice is, or was pretty incredible. Sadly, some of the lyrics are frankly stupid. I'm not sure for fascist lyrics but, as lovely as Sweet Child O' Mine is, its on the same album as "turn around bitch, I've got a use for you". As lovely as Patience is, the less said about certain lyrics from One in a Million from the same album the better.

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Re: Overrated Music

Post by Lt Pinkerton » 05 Jan 2016, 13:05

I can't stand Axl's voice. I know he's good technically and all that but he just sounds really whiny to me. One In A Million is the song I was thinking of when mentioning fascist lyrics. It's really fucked up stuff and I can't believe they got away with that shit and apparently every other band member except Axl were against releasing the song. Skrewdriver did cover it after all, so there's that.

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Re: Overrated Music

Post by davidsutter » 05 Jan 2016, 23:17

There was a point like a year ago where he had seemingly just given up on singing chest notes.
Welcome to the Jungle in full Mickey Mouse voice. Luckily I've heard more recent stuff where he's doing it right again..

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Re: Overrated Music

Post by Mark72 » 05 Jan 2016, 23:35

Loved appetite. But they went a bit cartoon when Izzy left. The 2016 G N' R reunion seem a bit odd without Izzy and Adler though.
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Re: Overrated Music

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 09 Jan 2016, 14:41

Mark72 wrote:Loved appetite. But they went a bit cartoon when Izzy left. The 2016 G N' R reunion seem a bit odd without Izzy and Adler though.

My decision to purchase any GNR ticket is contingent on whether Izzy and Adler (or even Sorum, or both him and Adler splitting duties) are back in the fold. Just doesn't have that much of an impact otherwise...

Overrated band.. how about Fall Out Boy? "Uma Thurman" is such a grossly overrated song itself.. all based on the old 1960's US sitcom, the "Munsters" theme....
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Re: Overrated Music

Post by AdvertBreak » 20 Feb 2016, 05:29

Fall Out Boy are lame KingLouie. Don't know that song specifically but I know there's a recent track they've done that shamelessly rips Suzanne Vega's Tom Diner melody. My classmate was humming it and I thought she was just humming Tom's Diner, but no, she doesn't even know it. They're lame ass "stadium" music now. Creatively bankrupt muscle-rock pap. Well, the singles I've heard anyway. I used to quite like their singles as a kid back in 2006-07. Not enough to buy an album, but not to skip them on TV. Apparently their 2007 and 2008 albums are quite eclectic. Not sure if that's in a style like Blink-182's great s/t or whatever, but at least it isn't the same album over and over.

Here's some more things I find overrated
- Rui Da Silver's song "Touch Me" (once dismissed in 2006 by Stylus as "the most forgotten UK no. 1 of the 2000s", how wrong they were. It still clogs up dance compilations today and millions of YouTube views even though its so boring)
- Shit like (and I know they're not acclaimed as such, they're just awful) Warp Brothers, Porn Kings, Lisa Lashes, Ian Van Dahl, Armin van Buuren, Sash! [not to be confused with Sasha]
- The Kooks (again not overrated, but awful)
- Awful band The 1975's most revent attempt to make what I would picture as a hookless shitty version of a Trevor Horn produced B-side by someone like So era Peter Gabriel or even like Level 42 or something

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Re: Overrated Music

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 20 Feb 2016, 11:33

AdvertBreak wrote:Fall Out Boy are lame KingLouie. Don't know that song specifically but I know there's a recent track they've done that shamelessly rips Suzanne Vega's Tom Diner melody. My classmate was humming it and I thought she was just humming Tom's Diner, but no, she doesn't even know it. They're lame ass "stadium" music now. Creatively bankrupt muscle-rock pap. Well, the singles I've heard anyway. I used to quite like their singles as a kid back in 2006-07. Not enough to buy an album, but not to skip them on TV. Apparently their 2007 and 2008 albums are quite eclectic. Not sure if that's in a style like Blink-182's great s/t or whatever, but at least it isn't the same album over and over.

First, here's that particular track in question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VTxYQL2SbA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and where they borrowed from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTl5bRYxe80" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It just proves the entire sordid affairs of today's music industry that again bands lacking originality are highly recognized as being among the best. I never got into them whatsoever.

I only am familiar w/the Kooks and 1975 among the bands you mentioned and I agree with you. Just absolute drivel..too commercial sounding, but that again will do when we're lacking innovation.

How about The Neighbourhood? Here's another relatively new band that seems to borrow immensely from others, but yet has achieved major stardom.... it just really appalls me how music is really at an all-time low!
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