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The Most Overrated Bands

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Posted : 4 years ago at Oct 29 4:31 -
This is a post/threads for those that feel they should express which bands/groups/people they feel are OVERRATED.

My Nomination: LED ZEPPELIN

HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT BOO HOO WHY?!?!?

Well they did not start metal, a popular misconception and they're overplayed. I do think they're talented and they're good, I'm not saying they aren't. The thing is EVERYONE, most LOVE THEM and say they're the best. That is the definition of overrated= not as good as they're made out to be yet everyone loves them. get over it..they aren't "GODS", such a gay term, so lame. They're so overplayed it's unbelievable.
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Posted : 4 years ago at Oct 29 4:35 -
Bonham and JPJ are Gods for rock and roll.

I nominate:Nickelback, and Disturbed
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Posted : 4 years ago at Oct 29 4:37 -
Other great nominations!
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Posted : 4 years ago at Oct 29 21:42 -
I agree with Nickelback & Disturbed...

The Eagles
99% of Mainstream Hip-hop artists
Any band playing pop country
Tool (who I like, but their popularity has increased even though their musical output has been on a steady decline from what it once was)
Avenged Sevenfold
Green Day
Wilco
Metallica
Muse
Phoenix
Neon Indian
Lowest Common Denominator Soundsystem
Linkin Park
Lady Gaga
Weezer
Of Montreal
lots of other bands I hate that people inexplicably enjoy

And I still say Zep is accurately rated.
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Posted : 4 years ago at Oct 29 22:23 -
Muse? no way ahhh.

My other choices:

Disturbed, The Eagles, U2, The Beatles(even tho I love them), Linkin Park, Journey, Coldplay, Ac/DC, Aerosmith, Rage Against The Machine, Metallica. Those are my other tops. I'm sure there are others haha
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Posted : 4 years ago at Oct 29 22:34 -
If I'm honest, I don't truly know enough about music in general, or the history and evolution of all things music to confidently declare many artists "over-rated".

But that won't stop me from sharing who I just don't get or plain hate that a bunch of people adore. That list looks like this:

Coldplay
Pink Floyd
Dave Matthew's Band
3 Doors Grace Linkin Nickel
anything Weezer put out that's not Pinkerton
Cake
Kings of Leon
Smashing Pumpkins
probably every artist on the top ten list for most youtube views.



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Posted : 4 years ago at Oct 30 1:11 -
Awesome list/post I must say, I agree with all of those
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Posted : 4 years ago at Oct 30 3:05 -
Can't believe I'd missed Coldplay and Kings of Leon in my list. Heh.

And I agree on not seeing the appeal of Cake and any of the Pearl Jam clones (3 Doors Down, Creed, Nickelback, Eve 6, Our Lady Peace, and all the other bands that sound exactly like them).

I'll give you Journey too. Meh.
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Posted : 3 years, 12 months ago at Nov 2 4:47 -
duhhhh how could i forget Cake
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Posted : 3 years, 11 months ago at Nov 30 13:54 -
nu metal bands like limp bizkit, linkin park , etc...
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Posted : 3 years, 11 months ago at Nov 30 17:07 -
^Heck to the yes
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Posted : 3 years, 11 months ago at Nov 30 23:12 -
AC/DC
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Posted : 3 years, 10 months ago at Dec 7 5:38 -
the doodlebops
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Posted : 3 years, 10 months ago at Dec 31 20:48 -
I'm not going to quote bands like Linkin Park or Lady Gaga because they are the usual commercial trash that always was and will always be succesful.
Although I love The Beatles, I have to say they're overrated. But I think they are a pretty good band to be "the best band ever".

Now, I think all the 70s and 80s "hard rock" is REALLY overrated.
AC/DC, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Guns 'n' Roses (THIS BAND, MAINLY) and all that but Led Zeppelin is nothing but trash.
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Posted : 3 years, 10 months ago at Dec 31 20:50 -
Oh, I almost forgot one of the most overrated movements in history: GRUNGE.
God damn, I like some musics, okay, but Kurt Cobain was not "the last rocknroll heroe" or something like that, for god sake.
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Posted : 3 years, 2 months ago at Aug 17 3:39 -
01. BON JOVI :(
02. 2Pac
03. U2
04. Green Day
05. Metallica
06. Guns 'N Roses
07. Aerosmith
08. The Notorious B.I.G
09. Nirvana
10. Coldplay
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Posted : 3 years, 1 month ago at Sep 14 0:58 -
Guns N Roses for sure
U2
Greenday (anything after Dookie)
Slipknot
NICKLEBACK (omg)
Cradle Of Filth
Job For A Cowboy (good, but overrated)
Darkest Hour
The Academy Is... (I have love for William Beckett, but unfortunely his band sucks)
30 Seconds To Mars
Prince
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Posted : 2 years, 9 months ago at Jan 18 8:31 -
Coldplay
Nickleback
U2
Katy Perry
and all the other little girls with the vocal-pitch enhancing microphones
Justin Beiber
any teen that has a Nickleodeon/Disney Channel show and thinks they can sing
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Posted : 2 years, 5 months ago at Jun 2 4:17 -
I am going to say Nirvana

First off with Nirvana; I don't see how Kurt Cobain is cited as a "great" guitar player. Just study his work, power chord mania, and he really could not play much. Never got the hype around them. I admire Dave Grohl as one hell of a musician from guitar player to drums, and he's released some great work over the years with the Foo Fighters, but I never got the whole buzz about Nirvana. Just not for me.

And yeah I agree with Kurt Cobain, he wasn't the "last rock and roll hero" if anyone saved Rock and Roll it was the hard rock bands in the late 80's, and the re-surging Blues players SRV and Albert Collins had it going on a right track.

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Posted : 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 15 6:00 -
U2
Metallica (give me Megadeth anyday)
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Posted : 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 5 19:32 -
Iron Maiden
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Posted : 1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 20 12:26 -
No Doubt
White Stripes
Oasis
Muse
Arctic Monkeys
Skunk Anansie
Coldplay
Travis
Nickleback
Limp Bizkit, Blink 182...
Kings of Leon
Marylin Manson
Bush
Stone Temple Pilots
Wilco
Cream
Motley Crue
+ Take That and all boy bands




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Posted : 1 year, 10 months ago at Jan 2 16:02 -
Unlistenable Simple Plan crap.
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Posted : 1 year, 9 months ago at Jan 24 18:37 -
Green Day, The Beatles, Linkin Park, Smashing Pumpkins & Today's "Music".

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Posted : 1 year, 6 months ago at Apr 19 16:49 -
The Rolling Stones - there is just something very lazy about them

Madonna - strip away the visuals and you are left with a few average pop/dance songs

but the most over rated of all time

Love - seriously I cannot see why people get excited about them - One hit wonders with Alone Again Or, which IS a brilliant song, but the rest is all foregttable
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Posted : 1 year, 5 months ago at May 31 15:25 -
Eric Clapton' stuff...and Iron Maiden



PS
No Led Zep No Heavy Metal...
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Posted : 1 year, 5 months ago at May 31 15:56 -
Nickelback
Guns n' Roses
Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Posted : 1 year, 4 months ago at Jun 6 21:27 -
Bon Jovi
Nickelback
The Doors
Madonna
Nirvana
Led Zepplin (Max, I respectfully disagree. MC5 debuted a year before Zep and were absolutely at the forefront of what would become Heavy Metal, with or without Zep's influence)

Katie Perry, Justin Bieber, Disney artists, etc. aren't overrated. They're not even rated. They're product, and not meant to be influential or regarded as anything more than tween music. They do their job and they do it well. I know, because I'm outside their target demographic and don't listen to them ever.
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Posted : 1 year, 4 months ago at Jun 11 8:16 -
I respectfully disagree with you, Prefect, I've bought Kick Out the Jams back in 1977 but still sounds punk to me. I don't like punk rock so much, I don't hate it but I don't love it.