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Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 10:41
by TripleJay97
We have an unpopular Blur opinions thread, why not one for general music? Be civil.

I dislike R.E.M.'s Monster. I don't think it's the worst thing ever, there are a few good tracks here and there, but I do not understand the comparisons with their best work.

Definitely Maybe is boring. It may have been a product of its time or whatever. I don't really get it.

Pre-80's Pink Floyd never released anything bad. I adore Atom Heart Mother and A Saucerful of Secrets, they're up there with the classics for me.

Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 11:28
by AdvertBreak
Negative:

See Overrated Music thread

Positive:

See Underrated Music thread

Some of some of the highlights:

U2's 90s career was their best (including past Achtung Baby). And Pop is a masterpiece.
The most overrated artists: The Strokes, The Libertines, Pavement, Bruce Springsteen, Adele
The most overrated albums: Is This It, Up the Bracket, Slanted and Enchanted, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain, lots of others
The Style Council were still good post-1986

Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 12:30
by TripleJay97
You are tearing me apart, Lee.

Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 13:47
by Lt Pinkerton
There's only one good melody in Currents and it's on the first track.
Guided By Voices may have released millions of songs but most of them are ultimately unremarkable and forgettable.
The Clash were better when Mick Jones sang lead (is this unpopular? I'm not sure).
Kurt Cobain couldn't write a melody to save his life and all he ever did was introducing alternative aesthetics from the 80s into the mainstream.

Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 20:28
by Forever Low Man
Lt Pinkerton wrote:There's only one good melody in Currents and it's on the first track.
Kurt Cobain couldn't write a melody to save his life and all he ever did was introducing alternative aesthetics from the 80s into the mainstream.
Hey you're right! I totally agree with every single opinion you ha-

Lt Pinkerton wrote:Guided By Voices may have released millions of songs but most of them are ultimately unremarkable and forgettable.
You're ultimately unremarkable and forgettable.

Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 21:40
by Lt Pinkerton
That was bound to happen :lol: I do like Alien Lanes though!

Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 21:42
by tom_cas1
Queen are the most overrated band in history.

Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 21:43
by TripleJay97
tom_cas1 wrote:Queen are the most overrated band in history.
I hear that!

Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 21:46
by tom_cas1
TripleJay97 wrote:
tom_cas1 wrote:Queen are the most overrated band in history.
I hear that!
Need you in the Paul Survivor mate, you're the only one to break the tie!

Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 21:53
by Lt Pinkerton
TripleJay97 wrote:
tom_cas1 wrote:Queen are the most overrated band in history.
I hear that!
Yup, although Innuendo is well worth a listen, the rest of their material is unbearable.

Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 21:57
by Forever Low Man
tom_cas1 wrote:Queen are the most overrated band in history.
Overrated? Yes. The most overrated? No. That honor goes to these guys.



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Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 21:57
by Forever Low Man
the only good punk band is Minutemen, and even they're pretty hit-or-miss

Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 22:07
by Consigliere_11
TripleJay97 wrote:
tom_cas1 wrote:Queen are the most overrated band in history.
I hear that!
These are the most overrated opinions in this thread.

Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 22:32
by tom_cas1
The Rolling Stones are overrated? What are you smoking, FLM?!

Re: Unpopular Opinions Thread

Posted: 10 Nov 2015, 22:40
by Lt Pinkerton
I do agree with FML on that one. Maybe I wouldn't call them overrated, but I don't like them except for some songs.

The Doors are boring.
New Order are a lot better than Joy Division.
Sleater-Kinney are probably the greatest rock band since the mid-90s.