Most overrated band of all time?

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  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    The recent plethora of threads debating the merits of certain rock bands has lead me to wonder what the single most overrated band of all time is.

    I think arguments can be made for artists big and small, and there's so many choices that it would be silly to try and make a poll, but let me get the ball rolling by nominating U2.

    Pretentious stadium rock at its worst, with one of the weakest rhythm sections of all time. Not the worst band by a long shot, but probably the worst for talent-to-accolade ratio.

    Dave Matthews Band is a close second. It seems like they only know one song, and it's not even that great a song to begin with.
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I could have a long, long list but I keep it short with:

    U2
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    Radiohead

    oh, and Oasis
     
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    Perhaps, but Def Leppard is actually okay. :p

    I would nominate REO Speedwagon. And probably Milli Vanilli. ;)
     
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    i can agree with that... they wrote the same song 100 times.... BUT, the marketing was brilliant!
     
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  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Erm, I think they have to be rated at all before they can be overrated.
     
  8. emw macrumors G4

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    Not in their case.
     
  9. bartelby macrumors Core

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    You are, of course, correct!





    I don't want to be around here if iGary happens to pop in...
     
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    My utter disdain for their lack of skill is only enhanced by my misspelling of their stupid band name. Pour some sugar on that, one armed drummer!

    Oh, they are consummate musicians!
     
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    Coldplay.
    Seriously, what do they do so special?
     
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    Another vote for Kiss...a few good songs, but definitely overrated.

    I'd also say that Metallica is overrated. They were good up until (and including) the 'Black' album. They haven't put out any good music since; they're kind of just a joke now.
     
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    Beat me to it!
     
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    My nominee would be (as I duck for cover) The Beatles. IMO the majority of their music was not innovative and the music that was quasi-innovative came at the end of the band's career. I find the most important thing The Beatles gave us was advances in recording techniques that led the way for other bands in the studio. Don't get me wrong, some of their music is good, but I do believe it is quite overrated.

    My runner-up would be Van Halen, tied with U2 and Kiss.

    Edit:
    Double beaten!
     
  19. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Oasis.

    Can't stand them. It seems to be the only thing the GCSE music examiners put in the exams too, as if they think it's hip and cool.
     
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    The Eagles
    +1 for Coldplay
    Tool (I still like them, though)
    Creed
    AC/DC
     
  21. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I bet we'll get some interesting responses from Neil Peart fans...


    This brings up an interesting point. How much does marketing have to do with the greatness of a band? One could argue The Beatles were marketing just as heavily as Kiss ever was. Even a contemporary band like The White Stripes is heavy on the marketing.
     
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    You realize you're going to hell right? That's blasphemy!
     

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