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View Poll Results: Foo Fighters or Nirvana?
Nirvana 106 66.25%
Tie 15 9.38%
Foo Fighters 39 24.38%
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:28 AM   #111 (permalink)
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The biggest problem with Nirvana is that hero thing. People treat Kurt like he was a prophet, saint and whatever. They analyze his lyrics like they were biblical, while in reality it took only minutes to write them. They are sure that Nirvana is the best band ever and they are easily offended by criticism. That said, I love Nirvana, but I find that adoration annoying.
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:11 PM   #112 (permalink)
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I don't listen to music for lyrics, but I also don't think it's a valid criticism that he wrote his lyrics in a short amount of time. A lot of great songwriters have been known to write lyrics to a song in a matter of minutes.

Anyone who actually takes Kurt's music to heart, which is probably what he intended being a very emotional person himself, probably just identifies with what he's saying in some way. I don't know that I totally get that, a lot of his lyrics to me seem pretty ambiguous, but there's nothing wrong with that. It just means that they're a more passionate fan of his music than the average person. I don't understand scoffing at that type of listening, but I personally find plenty of value in the music alone, even if it isn't technically advanced or anything.

To me, he's an artist just as much as Thom Yorke or Lennon/McCartney.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:33 PM   #113 (permalink)
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Your songs are boring, please give up & join QOTSA as a full time drummer.

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Old 01-06-2014, 11:18 PM   #114 (permalink)
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There's nothing wrong with Kurt lyrics, yes, they aren't even so awful, they are just decent and music matters more anyway, but I don't like when some people try to find some deeper philosophical message from his lyrics. Of course he was artist, and pretty unique one too.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:27 PM   #115 (permalink)
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I have to go with Nirvana, every album was solid. Foo fighters have put out some less stellar stuff the last few years although still pretty good. There are certainly great Foo songs that rival the best of Nirvana (Everlong, February Stars, Aurora to name a few).

Loved Nirvana's lyrics. Has anybody else written a song about evil Mayberry? Although I can never figure out if the protagonist dies in Aunt Bee's muff or Andy's Butt? Anyone? I'm going with Aunt Bee's muff.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:53 AM   #116 (permalink)
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Your songs are boring, please give up & join QOTSA as a full time drummer.

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Or Killing Joke. Either option would be fine.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:38 AM   #117 (permalink)
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While I don't particularly like Foo Fighters, and Dave is pretty limited songwriter, I must admit that he is one of the best drummers I have heard so far.
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:15 PM   #118 (permalink)
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There's nothing wrong with Kurt lyrics, yes, they aren't even so awful, they are just decent and music matters more anyway, but I don't like when some people try to find some deeper philosophical message from his lyrics. Of course he was artist, and pretty unique one too.
I've never actually heard of anyone saying he was philosophical with his lyricism. I don't know what you can derive philosophically from "Pennyroyal Tea" or "Territorial Pissings", it's more of an emotional style of songwriting than it is intellectual, and Kurt was very good at that.

I agree music matters as much, and to me a helluva lot more, than the lyrics. I also happen to enjoy Nirvana's music, and I think Kurt did a great job. In Utero is one of my favorite albums from the 90s.
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Old 01-08-2014, 12:13 AM   #119 (permalink)
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I enjoy most of Nirvana's output and they are one of my favourite bands, but what I mean is that those Cobain HC lovers are annoying. When it comes to praising his persona instead of his music. Basically I think Kurt has been, and whole Nirvana have been, misunderstood by some people. But maybe I should not read YouTube comments. Dunno.
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:59 AM   #120 (permalink)
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Yeah, Nirvana are for sure one of those bands that I find hard to love because of their fans. That being said some of my best mates love Nirvana whereas Foo Fighters are such a boring band that I don't really know anyone wild on them.
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