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Old 07-18-2008, 10:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Urban I think you hate almost all my favorite artists.

Here's the top 25 most played bands this month from my I-player.
How many do you hate? Like?


Van Morrison
Led Zeppelin
Allman Brothers
Ben Harper
Elvis Costello
The Clash
Bob Dylan
The Beatles
Pink Floyd
Beck
Velvet Underground
The Who
The Yardbirds
311
Jimi Hendrix (Experience)
Ben Folds (Five)
Queen
Eric Clapton\Cream\D&D\BF etc)
Incubus
Jack Johnson
Otis Redding
Rage Against The Machine
Stevie Wonder
Weezer
Bob Marley (Wailers)
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Urban I think you hate almost all my favorite artists.

Here's the top 25 most played bands this month from my I-player.
How many do you hate? Like?
OK let me see

Van Morrison - Not a fan but can appreciate his talent

Led Zeppelin - Have to be in the mood for them, just haven't been in that mood for about 10 years now

Allman Brothers - Music for people who own pick up trucks & guns. I.E. not me

Ben Harper - Don't really like or dislike him just never heard anything by him that grabs me

Elvis Costello - Not a big fan but I own about 4 or 5 of his albums

The Clash - I own over 40 Clash albums , they only made about 5 that should tell you everything about that

Bob Dylan - I like his mid 70s stuff like Blood On The Tracks & Desire and some of his early stuff but the rest just bores me.

The Beatles - I don't hate them like many people seem to think I do. I just get tired of people slating the Stones to get a point across of how good the Beatles were , and it happens a lot on here.

Pink Floyd - Like: Pipers , Meddle , DSOTM , WYWH & Animals
Hate : Atom Heart Mother , The Wall , anything post Waters.

Beck - Good but I find myself losing interest with every album

Velvet Underground - Good but vastly overrated , John Cale's solo stuff is awesome though.

The Who - Loved their first 3 albums I just thought it was a shame that Tommy dominated their entire live show for about the next 10 years afterwards , i'd love to find a Who bootleg from the 70s without so much of that album being played.

The Yardbirds - Some awesome singles , good live band too. Not so keen on their albums though

311 - Heard one song , thought it was boring

Jimi Hendrix (Experience) - Own loads by

Ben Folds (Five) - Never appealed
Queen - They are like one of those bands I don't need to listen to because I always seem to hear them everyday already.
Other than that i'd say the same as what I said for Led Zeppelin applies to Queen.

Eric Clapton\Cream\D&D\BF etc) - Cream had their moments but thats about all I can listen to here.

Incubus - To me they're just dull M.O.R. stadium rock

Jack Johnson - Only heard one song , again it did nothing for me

Otis Redding - Never really listened to much of his stuff. I appreciate he has a talent and maybe one day i'll investigate that , just not this moment in time.

Rage Against The Machine - How long have you got. I could lash out at these jokers all day.

Stevie Wonder - Same as what everybody else thinks. 60/70s - genius / 80s onwards - WTF ?

Weezer - I fucking hate nerdy looking blokes making chirpy pop songs

Bob Marley (Wailers) - Everybody listens to Bob Marley , I don't need to. I know practically all his songs without having to own any of his records.

Feel free to do my top 25


The Fall
The Clash
David Bowie
The Rolling Stones
Motörhead
The Cure
Primal Scream
Alice Cooper
Radiohead
Can
Stereolab
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Hüsker Dü
Crass
Sly & The Family Stone
Deerhoof
Iggy Pop
AC/DC
The Who
Black Sabbath
Sonic Youth
Public Image Ltd.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This sounds like a great thread idea.

The Fall - For whatever reason, are considered the essential post punk band by many. They bore me, if you're gonna make simple music at least put a little more life into it. IMO Pavement took their sound and made it infinitely better.

The Clash - I love em, but I prefer their more ambitious work to their earlier punk material.

David Bowie - Is top 10 for me. Its hard to pick a favorite era, I prefer his glam stuff but I'm really getting into Low. A completely different experience.

Rolling Stones - Never thought of them as more than decent. I never understood what was so freaking amazing about them.

Motorhead - Haven't heard much from them.

The Cure - I only have Disintegration, but I really love it.

Primal Scream - Need to hear more from this band, Screamadelica is insanely good.

Alice Cooper - I think he's great, though I never really got too heavly into him and am only familiar with his earlier work.

Radiohead - ...

Can - A respectable and very original band. But they have a lot of material that bores me and just seems too abstract for it's own good.

Sterolab - Only have Emperor Tomato Ketchup. Really good album, but I'm not really interested enough to get another album from them.

Nick Cave - This guy has had a lot of hype lately, and I'm impartial to him, on one hand The Boatmans Call is a really good album, on the other, I find a lot of his stuff to be boring crooning that seems custom made for a Robert Altman film.

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Errrrrrrrr. I'll get back to you on this one.

Jesus & The Mary Chain - I can't for the life of me understand the appeal of this band. But for whatever reason, playing dull "pop" songs over the sound of chainshaws and vacuum cleaners really appeals to people.

Captain Beefheart - Awesome.

Husker Du - I love New Day Rising, but I find a lot of their earlier stuff particularly Zen Arcade to be pretty unlistenable.

Crass - Libertine stuff is great, I don't like the Ignorant era stuff.

Sly & The Family Stone - Need to hear more from them, but they just don't excite me like P-Funk do.

Deerhoof - Now I have to be honest, I freaking hate this band. I don't think I've ever had a more dificult time trying to listen to a band than Deerhoof. Seriously, they sound like the freaking Shaggs.

Iggy Pop - Never cared for him at all, certainly not his solo material, and even The Stooges I am impartial to.

AC/DC - I think they're great and all, but to have everything by this band is seriously pretty pointless. And they really should retire.

The Who - One of my favorite bands. Though that should be something we share in common, I know you mostly only like their earlier material and hate Tommy and Whos Next, which predictably are my favorites.

Black Sabbath - I don't know anyone who dosen't like Black Sabbath thats not a blue haired old Christian lady.

Sonic Youth - Love em.

Public Image Ltd - They have some interesting material, Levene has a really cool guitar style. But I find several of their songs to be rather annoying and just too miminalist and repetitive. Anything with Johnny Rotten involved can only be tollerated for so long.

Now it's my turn.

King Crimson
Yes
The Beatles
The Residents
Radiohead
Minutemen
Pink Floyd
The Flaming Lips
Björk
The Replacements
Nirvana
Super Furry Animals
Led Zeppelin
Brian Eno
The Smashing Pumpkins
Buzz****s
Incubus
Gentle Giant
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Pavement
Parliament/Funkadelic
The Clash
Porcupine Tree
AC/DC
My Bloody Valentine
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Velvet Underground - Good but vastly overrated , John Cale's solo stuff is awesome though.

The Velvet Underground overrated?? Since when?
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The Velvet Underground were one of the most original bands of their time. And no other band with such lack of commercial success has had as great of an influence. I'm not a huge fan of them but then again VU&N is one of the most groundbreaking albums ever made and it certainly deserves it's praise.
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Exactly. The band literally no commercial success. How could they be considered overrated? Probably one of the most underrated bands ever IMO.
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Let's go ahead and make this a spin-off thread eh?


Urban's 25

The Fall - Tried to like, but I just can't

The Clash - Brilliant band, London Calling is a top 20 album of mine (just recently realized how much I love it), Sandinista and the debut are top 100's.

David Bowie - A little to out there at times for me, but I admirer his work greatly.

The Rolling Stones - yuck. As much I love some of the music, the last few live shoes I've seen plus the lack of quality releases in 2+ decades dulls them greatly.

Motörhead - Here's how you know I'm not a real fan. I fucking love "ace of Spades"

The Cure - Best goth rockers ever. Disintegration is among the most underrated albums of all time. #26 on my most played list, will pass Weezer soon as the new album is now out of my rotation.

Primal Scream - Downloaded some music becuase of your 100 thread, it's growing on me.

Alice Cooper - Love it. Live is awesome and I have an autograophed bottle of hot sauce from him.

Radiohead - Very good band, although I think their fans greatly over value them.

Can - Can't

Stereolab - If ignorance is bliss...then I am blissful toward Sterolab (care to up me a 5 song comp?)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Great sound, Dig Lazarus is good album, my knowledge of the band extended as far as "red right hand" a few years back.

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - No idea who this is, but I love the name.

The Jesus and Mary Chain - I like em' but I refuse to call them great. It's quirky, interesting music.

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - My borthers all0time favorite, but he likes weird music.

Hüsker Dü - Bought an album, but yet to listen.

Crass - I still pop Christ the album on the turntable every now and then. Overall I'd say impartial unless someone has a real strong opinion of them one way or the other.

Sly & The Family Stone - A lot of awful albums, but a few great ones.

Deerhoof - Haven't heard anything that hooked me.

Iggy Pop - No thanks

AC/DC - I love that one song that sounds like all the other ones. A guilty pleasure.

The Who - Great Band.

Black Sabbath - Loved em' in my teens. Still a fan of the early stuff in particular.

Sonic Youth - I just don't get it.

Public Image Ltd. - Never listened to.


Boo Boo 25

King Crimson - Thought they were underrated until i got here. Red is my favorite of theirs.

Yes - Never got into them, but i dig it.

The Beatles - Never heard of em'

The Residents - I'd evict them

Radiohead - Already covered

Minutemen - Very little experience listening.

Pink Floyd - Favorite prog band

The Flaming Lips - Never appealed to me.

Björk - Not for me, music annoys me.

The Replacements - Had a phase where I was a fan.

Nirvana - In Utero works for me, overall I am growing more and more disinterested.

Super Furry Animals - Just a few songs I've heard I don't care for.

Led Zeppelin - Best rock band ever

Brian Eno - Roxy Music was great

The Smashing Pumpkins - Strikes me as arrogant music with little substance.

Buzz****s - Never listened to

Incubus - Love S.C.I.E.N.C.E, make yourself and morning view.

Gentle Giant -

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Covered this one

Pavement - Another band I don't get.

Parliament/Funkadelic - P Funk rocks

The Clash - Covered it

Porcupine Tree - Still trying to like this music. I think an interview with the band ruined it for me. No personality at all.

AC/DC - Covered it

My Bloody Valentine - I'll pass based on what I've heard.
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Exactly. The band literally no commercial success. How could they be considered overrated? Probably one of the most underrated bands ever IMO.
They're overrated by critics. If we were going by commerical success, this thread would be dominated by anti-Spice Girls rants. "Overrated" generally refers to critical consensus.

I love the first two VU albums (don't care for the others), but they're still definitely overrated. They were enormously influential, and their early work still holds up today, but you won't find a single critic (maybe a few deviants) who will dare to criticize the VU. There's a story Lester Bangs used to tell about journalists who deified the VU and heaped praised on their albums. When Bangs visited the journalists' houses, he'd find that Loaded had hardly been played, White Light/White Heat was still in its shrinkwrap, etc.
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The Velvet Underground is my favorite VU record. It's not as experimental as their debut or WL/WH but it's got my favorite songs and that's what counts.
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They're overrated by critics. If we were going by commerical success, this thread would be dominated by anti-Spice Girls rants. "Overrated" generally refers to critical consensus.

I love the first two VU albums (don't care for the others), but they're still definitely overrated. They were enormously influential, and their early work still holds up today, but you won't find a single critic (maybe a few deviants) who will dare to criticize the VU. There's a story Lester Bangs used to tell about journalists who deified the VU and heaped praised on their albums. When Bangs visited the journalists' houses, he'd find that Loaded had hardly been played, White Light/White Heat was still in its shrinkwrap, etc.
Ok, I guess I can see what you're talking about. Yes, their first 2 albums definately outshine the latter two, but I still enjoy them all. I still don't feel that they're overrated, but I can definately see where you're coming from.

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Urban I think you hate almost all my favorite artists.

Here's the top 25 most played bands this month from my I-player.
How many do you hate? Like?


Van Morrison
Led Zeppelin
Allman Brothers
Ben Harper
Elvis Costello
The Clash
Bob Dylan
The Beatles
Pink Floyd
Beck
Velvet Underground
The Who
The Yardbirds
311
Jimi Hendrix (Experience)
Ben Folds (Five)
Queen
Eric Clapton\Cream\D&D\BF etc)
Incubus
Jack Johnson
Otis Redding
Rage Against The Machine
Stevie Wonder
Weezer
Bob Marley (Wailers)

I just thought I'd throw in my two cents since everyone else is:

Van Morrison- decent. Only heard a couple songs but I enjoy them.

Led Zeppelin- one of the greatest. I love them.

Allman Brothers- My favorite Rockabilly band. Even beats Skynyrd IMO.

Ben Harper- Don't really know anything about him.

Elvis Costello- Haven't heard much of him but I am interested to see what he's like.

The Clash- great punk rock band. Love their sound.

Bob Dylan- One of the best folk artists ever. Great songwriter.

The Beatles- Greatest band ever.

Pink Floyd- awesome avant garde band. Truly unique sound.

Beck- Not impressed with his work.

The Velvet Underground- One of the most influential bands ever. Great stuff.

The Who- When it comes to British rock, these guys completely own. Move over, Rolling Stones!

The Yardbirds- ahead of their time. spawned some of the greatest rock acts ever.

311- Very cool sound. Love the whole hard rock/reggae thing.

Jimi Hendrix- Probably the best guitarist ever.

Ben Folds- Don't know anything about 'em.

Queen- I think I've made it clear what I think of them...

Eric Clapton- A little bit goes a long way for me...

Incubus- Never really listened to them.

Jack Johnson- He's decent. Nothing more.

Otis Redding- I hate to say that I don't know much about him. I realize that needs to change..

Rage Against the Machine- STUPID!! I hate the vocalist, & their whole style sucks ass.

Stevie Wonder- Not much of a fan to be honest... I respect him but I'm not too impressed with his work...

Weezer- Awesome. love their sound. Their latest album kicks ass.

Bob Marley- alot of his work sounds the same.

And here's a list of what I'm into:

The Beatles
Led Zeppelin
The Who
Pink Floyd
The Doors
Jimi Hendrix
Boston
Amon Düül II
The Velvet Underground
Johnny Cash
Nirvana
Aerosmith
Van Halen
Ravi Shankar
The Black Keys
Coldplay
The Rolling Stones
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Allman Brothers Band
Frank Sinatra
The Grateful Dead
The Moody Blues
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Steely Dan
Tony Bennett
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