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Old 01-18-2007, 09:57 PM   #91
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The Bends - Radiohead.....

It's boring....hard to believe that the same band that gave us the classics Ok Computer and Kid A and the very decent Hail to the Thief could release such an average-at-best album.

The Bends-era b-sides are better than the album itself. In fact, the b-sides from the Ok Computer era and the Kid Amnesiac era are better than The Bends.

Just personal taste of course, but I cannot comprehend how anyone could prefer The Bends over Oasis' (What's The Story) Morning Glory...
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Bob Dylan and Neil Young, I'm sure I would enjoy the music more if they didn't sing on it, not a fan of the nasal whine and it's hard to get past it.

Sergeant Peppers - I understand what a moment in history it is, but I much prefer Revolver
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Pretty much everything widely praised and loved on this forum is completely over-rated. It's hard to even know where to begin. Some of the albums this forum adores are just complete crap, e.g. Funeral and OK Computer.
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Some of the albums this forum adores are just complete crap, e.g. Funeral and OK Computer.
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Pretty much everything widely praised and loved on this forum is completely over-rated. It's hard to even know where to begin. Some of the albums this forum adores are just complete crap, e.g. Funeral and OK Computer.
I don't want to sound like a dick, but what do you listen for when you listen to music?
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I don't get the White Stripes or Bright Eyes/Conor Oberst. I don't like Dashboard Confessional (do critics like this?). I'm not that fond of emo in general.

As for Radiohead, I like The Bends a lot more than OK Computer. "Fake Plastic Trees," folks, "Fake Plastic Trees"!!!!! Music doesn't get better than that song.
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I used to think The White Stripes were really overrated too, then I listened to "Elephant"

Now I don't think that anymore.
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I don't want to sound like a dick, but what do you listen for when you listen to music?
It's really hard to say, especially as it can be dependent on the type of music. Ultimately, I like my music to have a meaning or purpose, rather than the mindless rubbish popular on radio, and it's no secret that I am especially keen on atmospheric, ethereal music that creates sweeping soundscapes. I very much also look for talented musicians, people who can actually play their instruments with both supreme skill and a great sense of tastefulness. That's why I really enjoy Steven Wilson and John Petrucci but find Yngwie Malmsteen really boring.

One thing that's very important to me is that if a band has a vocalist, the vocalist has to actually appeal to me, either as a great vocalist (Steven Wilson, Neil Finn), or as someone whose vocals fit the style of the music (e.g. most death growlers). One reason why I really strongly dislike Radiohead is because Thom Yorke is one of the worst vocalists I've ever heard - every slower song he sings resembles three cats being strangled to death.

I could go on and on, but I won't. It just baffles me why a mediocre band with an unimpressive debut like The Arcade Fire are the darlings of this forum while a band like Pure Reason Revolution releases a very accomplished, mature debut full of rich atmospheric soundscapes and I'm the only bloody person on this forum even talking about them!
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Out Of Time = greatness. It's not their most consistant album by any means, but I think it carries some of the brightest tracks of their career (Half A World Away, Texarkana, Losing My Religion, Me In Honey, and the AMAZING Country Feedback, one of the greatest songs ever written).

Fully agree. Very much prefer Out Of Time over Automatic For The People...

Drive goes on for too long, Everybody Hurts is worn out, and I can only listen to the final 6 tracks when I'm in a particular mood.

Out Of Time is timeless, and an album for all occasions.....like Murmur and Document.
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Fully agree. Very much prefer Out Of Time over Automatic For The People...


I wish I hadn't made this thread...I've learned too much about all of you.
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I used to think The White Stripes were really overrated too, then I listened to "Elephant"

Now I don't think that anymore.
Right on pal. Elephant is not only their best album, but also one of the best balls-to-the-wall oldschool rock albums of the decade.
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Right on pal. Elephant is not only their best album, but also one of the best balls-to-the-wall oldschool rock albums of the decade.
Much better than Get Behind Me Satan as well. (De Stijl would be my second favorite from them)
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I'm not sure I like that people link Nickleback with Nirvana and Kurt. It's not Kurt's fault that Nickleback and other similar shitty bands exist.
Additionally, althought I did this myself, I'm not sure why trying to convince someone that the band they find overrated isn't actually is worthwhile. Tastes shouldn't be used as critera of a person's worth, or their value. Nevertheless, if someone doesn't like U2 I generally am a little more reserved around them....sad, but true.

War though, is fairly over-hyped. Gems include: SBS, 40, NYD, and Refuge (I know, everyone'll hate me for liking the latter).
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I agree wholeheartedly.

Also as a big enough Dylan fan - enough to count Highway 61 Revisited and Blood On The Tracks among my favourites of all time, I've never really got Blonde On Blonde. Good but not great, you're back in play, here's a catchphrase.

Also, though I really like The Band's second album The Band, I've never been a massive fan of Music From Big Pink. Apart of course from The Weight, one of the greatest songs ever written.

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In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea, I am convinced, makes people go one of two directions. I love that album, but when I gave to a couple of people to listen to they both absolutely hated it.
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