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Old 01-18-2007, 01:53 PM   #61
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another album I would like to is Oasis'
"(What's the Story) Morning Glory?"
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Old 01-18-2007, 02:33 PM   #62
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RE: Nirvana

I really suggest watching VH1's Classic Album's about Nevermind. Aside from having the ability to write instantly catchy songs, there's a lot more to Nirvana's music.
For instance, how many singers can "scream" completely in tune? Furthermore, the vocal melodies in their songs are undeniable. They rarely, if ever, feel forced, and just flow with the music.
I'm also a fan Krist's bass tone. It's big and bold, yet it doesn't overpower the song.
Each of the members played their instruments to serve the song - a very song oriented band, still a band greater than the sum of it's parts.

I agree with this lovely assessment as well...
I was never into Nirvana when they were "big"...now I've been listening to the stuff on the "With the lights out" compilation, on which there are a lot of acoustic versions of their work, and I'm finding it pretty compelling. So sad about Kurt. He had a powerful and expressive and complex voice, and there is a lot there to listen to.
Maybe the acoustic versions will make some of it more 'accessible' to people who don't like loud music. Hearing it all first that way, anyhow.
And I can listen (and did last night) to Smells like Teen Spirit over and over...

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If you want to see the appeal of R.E.M. just listen to "I Believe" which is on Life's Rich Pageant. Everything great about this band packed into one short amaing morsel of heaven.
I looooooooooove Life's Rich Pageant!
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I agree that Jeff Buckley's Grace and Radiohead's OK Computer are overrated

I'd also add Sigur Ross to that list


not that any of them are bad music, but it sort of bores me after a while
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:30 PM   #65
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I'd have to say R.E.M. I like a couple of their songs, but the rest? Not so much. Try as I might, I just can't get into them. Their sound is so dull.

Agree. I do like a few of their songs (Losing My Religion is worthy of its praise) but I've gotten a few of their albums and I just can't really get into them. they're not an awful band (though the song Everybody Hurts... ), they're just boring.

oh, and anything by Dave Matthews Band. never got why they were such a big deal.

Nirvana is overrated, but I still like them, and they did impact music a lot.

I've always felt the Stones were overrated. Blasphemous, I know.

White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground is overrated in comparison to their other albums.

Abbey Road is overrated. Yep, I really said it it's not that I don't think it's great, but Rubber Soul, the White Album, Let It Be...Naked, Sgt. Pepper's, and Revolver are all better imo
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Nirvana is overrated, but I still like them, and they did impact music a lot.
But, was it impact in a good way? Every time I hear Nicleback, for example, I'm amazed at how that band (and a million others) have built a career by copying the song structure and vocalization in Nirvana's biggest hit, Smells Like Teen Spirit.


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I agree that Jeff Buckley's Grace and Radiohead's OK Computer are overrated

I'd also add Sigur Ross to that list


not that any of them are bad music, but it sort of bores me after a while
Interestingly, these three are interconnected, in terms of influencing each other. I guess it ultimately comes down to taste--I'd actually argue that Sigur Rós are underrated.


Dave Matthews. Critics love him, but he's another I can't get into.
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Oasis = Overrated
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:04 PM   #68
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But, was it impact in a good way? Every time I hear Nicleback, for example, I'm amazed at how that band (and a million others) have built a career by copying the song structure and vocalization in Nirvana's biggest hit, Smells Like Teen Spirit.
yeah, I wouldn't say all their impact was positive. I'm sure there have been good bands influenced by Nirvana, but there are plenty more awful grunge wannabes. and kurt did have something special going but when other singers try to sound like him it's painful
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Wow, never thought I'd see anti-Radiohead and anti-Beatles sentiment so well consolidated on one thread.

I'm still trying to grow into the last two Mars Volta releases, which I bought because I love them live and what they're trying to do.

Every early REM is great, supremely great, up until the latter albums I like so little that I cannot even remember the names.

TVOTR is a difficult listen at first, but damn, once it gets inside you
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Dave Matthews. Critics love him, but he's another I can't get into.
I'm not sure that Matthews has ever been a critics' darling. I am a fan of his, and I have seen even his strongest albums thoroughly critiqued.
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Wow, never thought I'd see anti-Radiohead and anti-Beatles sentiment so well consolidated on one thread.
If my saying that the White Album is overrated has anything to do with this anti-Beatles sentiment, I must say that no one should consider it an actual Beatles album...it's more like 4 really crappy solo albums pasted together.
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it's more like 4 really crappy solo albums pasted together.
please never talk to me again.
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If my saying that the White Album is overrated has anything to do with this anti-Beatles sentiment, I must say that no one should consider it an actual Beatles album...it's more like 4 really crappy solo albums pasted together.
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