Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Kenny Glasgow, Sep 18, 2004.
2/. Velvet Underground
3/. Frank Sinatra
4/. Joy Division/New Order
1. Pink Floyd (by a huuuuuge margin)
2. The Beatles
3. The Who
4. Rolling Stones
5. The Jam
You must be joking?
1) The Smiths By a country mile
3) The Who
4) The Beatles
5) The Chemical Brothers
What's up with the Who & the Beatles?
Fair enough .................
but wrong wrong wrong
1. Oasis (maybe? No, definitely!)
2. Kylie Minogue
3. Rolling Stones
5. The Smiths / Morrisey
I don't like the Smiths either.
But I think you have to "get" them, don't you?
I certainly don't, and can't understand the fuss about them?
After listening to Whats the story morning glory, in the car on my way home this evening, I think it is one of the best albums ever made, and while Oasis were certainly hyped up, their first two albums were near-perfect creations of sonic genius. Their later releases leave a lot to be desired.
1. The Smiths (purely because of the fuss)
2. The Libertines
3. Cypress Hill (very samey)
4. Franz Ferdinand (mercury music prize for ripping off the strokes?)
You're right mate, they are!
That is like saying Brunel was an overrated engineer!
D'oh i asked for that
The Clash were crap, ask John Lydon
You'd be lucky to fill a 4 track single with anything decent from them
It's all lost on the heathen Scots
Oi you watch it
But my daddy was a bank robber
Just too subjective this one.
I have always hated oasis. But then i never have liked burnage boy's
The joke thread is supposed to be in General Chat forum.
To be honest only the over fifties are really in a position to comment on the musical impact made by The Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who and to a certain extent Pink Floyd too.
They should be judged according to the impact they made in their own era and not in 2004 by people who weren't around then as you can't possibly know what impact they had on the contemporary music scene. Let's not forget that they burst on the scene when we wearing winklepickers and long drape coats and listening to Rock & Roll. Other artists doing well at the time included Jim Reeves, Pat Boone and Frank Sinatra.
Four out of your five are still hugely popular 40 years later and I wonder how many of the current crop will still be equally popular in 2044
Well said Ian
God my Ma and Da loved jim reeves. Bimbo bimbo what you can a doeeeohhhh
2) The Smiths
3) Morrisey on his own
4) The (sh)ite Stripes
5) Did I mention U2?
Ian J : Its called a personal opinion. Those top 5 were mine. I appologise for not having the same tastes as you and for having a different opinion to your own.
I agree that 4 out of the 5 I chose are still popular. I didnt say they were not, I never said they were not good at what they do either and I never said their music was poor either. I said (if you read the topic again) those 5 were, in MY opinion the top 5 overrated acts of all time.
I totally agree with your part in saying jokes should be in the general chat forum, so why dont you move yourself to there ?
I know what you mean IanJ about the Beatles/Pink Floyd/The Who/Stones. I was born in 61 but can still appreciate what these bands did to move music on by a massive step. Whilst not being a Beatles fan, it's obvious to me that before they came along (and the Stones) there were middle aged men in polo-neck jumpers singing about "little boxes" and other such stuff.
I wouldn't call any of those bands over-rated as they were original in what they did and progressed music on to another level. I can't think of many bands over the last 10 years who you could say that about.
If you read my post more carefully you may notice that I said nothing about my personal taste nor gave an opinion on which bands I thought fitted the bill. I merely queried your suggestion that a band like the Beatles that has probably sold more records than any other band to a host of different age groups and over several generations and have also influenced many more bands over the years, can be called over rated.
From memory the "highly over rated" Pink Floyd had an album out thirty plus years ago that was in the album charts for over eleven years and has sold 34 million copies since it's release. I seem to recall that the Dark Side of The Moon SACD sold in huge numbers when it was released last year and it was mainly to people who weren't around when this particular band were in their prime.
My own nominations for most over rated acts of all time are :-
1) Spice Girls
2) Every boy band
Nice. Think I'd add Limp Bizkit, Madonna and Sean Paul (I know everybody hates him - still overrated though) for my five.
ian j, so did abba, and if you look at spice girls or even westlife or take that, they sold millions and millions world wide. are they just as good ? of course not, but then again, its a matter of taste. My, and I repeat, MY choice of top 5 overrated bands stands as its MY choice, if you dont like my top 5 live with it, get over it, go read another post or something and stop arguing the fact that ive made a choice that you dont like.
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