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Old 07-04-2008, 01:14 PM   #41 (permalink)
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FILLING IN FOR ME ON THIS ONE WAS BEANY. THANKS! His Original post is below.



17. Cold Play

Most Overrated Album: X and Y
Most Overrated song: Clocks

Why are Coldplay over rated? I think they're over rated because they just don't take enough risks. I don't know if they're trying to be this great melodic band or if they're trying to do stadium filling anthems. There's nothing to say that they can't do both but they just seem to sit on the fence between both too much.
They're rockier stuff lacks balls and just has no edge to it at all. While they're slower stuff(apart from the Scientist which I love) puts Chris Martins voice to the front and ruins any chance of the songs being half decent. (see Fix You).

They're elevator music at best for me. They're harmless. If they came on the radio I wouldn't necessarily turn them off, but when they're being celebrated as one of the best bands in the world then I take offense to it. lol Then there's the Chris Martin factor. I'm sure he's a nice guy and I've nothing against him personally. It's just his live performance. Seeing him jump up and down at the piano and do the same stage act(hoping across the stage like a kangaroo) tires really quickly. (see bo selecta skit on his dance moves.

The fact he seems to be doing his best to copy Bono in every way annoys me too.

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Old 07-04-2008, 01:38 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Well obviously this is your chance to have a rant so there's not alot of point in arguing the toss, but I'm with you on many artists in that list... although don't you think all those artists attained such notoriety having released at least SOME decent material?
I mean I can understand Kiss but Prince? PRINCE?! The man was a funky genius! I think I'm having a seizure...

oh and Coldplay are just castrated. It's music absent of testicles made for office and factory floor radio's the world over. You leak a bit of brain every time you hear them. But we all love a good anthem don't we? they aren't going anywhere
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Old 07-04-2008, 02:15 PM   #43 (permalink)
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W I'm with you on many artists in that list... although don't you think all those artists attained such notoriety having released at least SOME decent material?

100% True. I'll do you one better, everyone on this list has an album that could be in almost any top 500 ever at worst. Every act I considered has adoring fans and critical acclaim, regardless of rather you I or god is a fan of it or not. I'll admit this list is a bit subjective, sounds like I am gonna have my hands full with the Prince rant, but my goal was to make a list that reflects the combined tastes of people here, in my life and the mainstream general consensus. Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:07 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Why are Coldplay over rated? I think they're over rated because they just don't take enough risks. I don't know if they're trying to be this great melodic band or if they're trying to do stadium filling anthems. There's nothing to say that they can't do both but they just seem to sit on the fence between both too much.
They're rockier stuff lacks balls and just has no edge to it at all. While they're slower stuff(apart from the Scientist which I love) puts Chris Martins voice to the front and ruins any chance of the songs being half decent. (see Fix You).

They're elevator music at best for me. They're harmless. If they came on the radio I wouldn't necessarily turn them off, but when they're being celebrated as one of the best bands in the world then I take offense to it. lol Then there's the Chris Martin factor. I'm sure he's a nice guy and I've nothing against him personally. It's just his live performance. Seeing him jump up and down at the piano and do the same stage act(hoping across the stage like a kangaroo) tires really quickly. (see bo selecta skit on his dance moves.
YouTube - Bo Selecta - Good Fun With Chris Martin)
The fact he seems to be doing his best to copy Bono in every way annoys me too.

Most Over-rated album - X and Y (Every magazine seemed to give the album 5 out of 5 when it came out. A lot of them have changed their minds when talking about it in relation to their new album now though.)

Most Over-rated song - Clocks. I really don't get why this song is liked so much. Let alone why it was a single.
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Thanks Beany

that'll do quite well.
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:09 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Why are Coldplay over rated? I think they're over rated because they just don't take enough risks. I don't know if they're trying to be this great melodic band or if they're trying to do stadium filling anthems. There's nothing to say that they can't do both but they just seem to sit on the fence between both too much.
They're rockier stuff lacks balls and just has no edge to it at all. While they're slower stuff(apart from the Scientist which I love) puts Chris Martins voice to the front and ruins any chance of the songs being half decent. (see Fix You).

They're elevator music at best for me. They're harmless. If they came on the radio I wouldn't necessarily turn them off, but when they're being celebrated as one of the best bands in the world then I take offense to it. lol Then there's the Chris Martin factor. I'm sure he's a nice guy and I've nothing against him personally. It's just his live performance. Seeing him jump up and down at the piano and do the same stage act(hoping across the stage like a kangaroo) tires really quickly. (see bo selecta skit on his dance moves.
YouTube - Bo Selecta - Good Fun With Chris Martin)
The fact he seems to be doing his best to copy Bono in every way annoys me too.
I think you answered yourself quite well. =)

That is why.
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Old 07-04-2008, 06:24 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I actually remember listening to Rush of Blood To the Head when it came out and thinking that the non-single tracks were pretty good, really atmospheric. But that was a long time ago. There's no excuse for this kind of mediocre drivel being forced on the public the way it is.

After the apocalypse when we're all tearing around in cyber-punk biker gangs, picking up minimal-techno pirate stations on coat-hanger antennas, I'll be happy. Until then just say NO.

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If they came on the radio I wouldn't necessarily turn them off, but when they're being celebrated as one of the best bands in the world then I take offense to it.

You nailed it.
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Old 07-05-2008, 01:29 PM   #49 (permalink)
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16. The Doors

Most Overrated Album: Strange Days
Most Overrated song: Break on Through

So it's not like the Doors suck or anything. In fact their self-titled debut album is okay, LA Woman is a fascinating album, and there are some good singles mixed in their discography. Here's the thing. Jim Morrison was a decent lyricist and a pretty average song writer. A lot of their psychedelic and artsy stuff is just crap. "The End" is pure rubbish, Crystal ship makes me want to walk the plank, and every time I see that "American Poet" poster I just wonder what Whitman, Cummings, Thoreau and especially T.S. Elliot would think.

Here's an example of Morrison's "Poetry"

Whoa, yeah!
C'mon, yeah
Yeah, c'mon, yeah
Yeah, c'mon
Oh, yeah, ma
Yeah, I'm a back door man
I'm a back door man
The men don't know
But the little girl understand
Hey, all you people that tryin' to sleep
I'm out to make it with my midnight dream, yeah
'Cause I'm a back door man
The men don't know
But the little girls understand
All right, yeah
You men eat your dinner
Eat your pork and beans
I eat more chicken
Than any man ever seen, yeah, yeah
I'm a back door man, wha
The men don't know
But the little girls understand
Well, I'm a back door man
I'm a back door man
Whoa, baby, I'm a back door man
The men don't know
But the little girls understand


That's really my mine gripe with them, they should be remembered as one of the better popular acts of musics greatest age but not as the quintessential psychedelic rock band of the era. The fact that Morrison was often too high to perform should hinder their reputation not enhance it, but alas this is why they are the 16th most overrated band ever. This Doors fan's is the end and their is no incestuous rape in sight.
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Old 07-05-2008, 01:37 PM   #50 (permalink)
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The End is rubbish? I thought that song was untouchable myself. It's a beautifully composed song, creates amazing images in my mind.
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