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Old 01-06-2007, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Most Overrated AND Underrated At The Same Time?

This idea came to mind today. There are some bands out there who have huge (and often extremely annoying) fanbases, who will consistently make such claims as "band X is the greatest band eva loz!!!!1111", and who will hype up to almost God-like status each member of the band and their individual skills. This, unfortunately, tends to provoke a reaction from non-fans, who rather than hating on the fan-base, tend rather to do the total opposite of what the fans do, and instead just focus their attentions on hating the band, its music (that they've probably never even given a fair listen to), and mocking the band members.

What we end up with are *good* bands who, while on the one hand are extremely overrated by their fanboys, are also totally (and unfairly) underrated by non-fans.

The question is... how many bands of this sort can you think of? One that has to instantly spring to mind for me, is Tool.

Also, MAYBE Slipknot (who are a lot more than many give them credit for, like them or not).
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um...hmm..possible nirvana or alice in chains?
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hmm..possible nirvana or alice in chains?
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Bright Eyes.

Hendrix as a guitarist also.
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Led Zeppelin?
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Also, MAYBE Slipknot (who are a lot more than many give them credit for, like them or not).
Uhhh no there is a reason most people shit on them. They're atrocious.


I vote Velvet Underground. You only hear about people hating them or liking the one cd they did with Nico. Lou Reed is a genius.
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Uhhh no there is a reason most people shit on them. They're atrocious.

I vote Velvet Underground. You only hear about people hating them or liking the one cd they did with Nico. Lou Reed is a genius.
You are doing exactly what this threads about!
that's..., how about keep the negatives locked inside.

I'd say wolfmother as a big one, they are either ripping off the old rock or they are helping keep it alive.
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Dream Theater - Their fans praise them too much, but the detractors claim that they are too pretentious and want to show off their technical skills. Myself, I am a fan of DT, but I don't praise them anymore than they deserve.

Opeth - Same as above. Basically, all Progressive Metal discussions are two-sided conflicts.

Manowar - The fans truly 'embrace the brotherhood of metal and fight for the glory of steel', but the practical detractors call them cheesy...Again, I like Manowar, since I don't mind cheese at all, but I'd rather be a fan, than a 'Mighty Warrior of Steel singing DeMaio's praises'.

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Old 01-07-2007, 09:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Dream Theater - Their fans praise them too much, but the detractors claim that they are too pretentious and want to show off their technical skills.
And thats just stupid, because music in itself is a very pretentious artform, as I see it, all music is pretentious, all good music anyway.

And showing off your technical skill is by no means a bad thing either, if you have it, then by all means use it.

No no, people dont hate Dream Theater for these reasons, they hate them because they just plain suck.
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