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Old 10-15-2005, 08:49 AM   #46
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Led Zeppelin is one of the greatest bands of all time.
Aaaah, Black Sabbath was better.

As for my list,

Half the Beatles stuff is amazing, the other half I don't get. Stuff like "Hey Jude", "Yesterday", "Long and Winding Road" and "Let It Be", to name a few are just beyond me.

I always thought the Replacements were a little too revered. Great songs, but way too Low-Fi for me. Except for "Answering Machine". That song kicks ass.

Pink Floyd: They're good, but not elite. They've done excellent things with mood and atmosphere, but they can also sound incredibly bloated and heavy-handed to me. There was a reason that Punk came along and gave this kind of Rock a slap in the face.

Elvis Costello: This guy is sharp with the words, but his preferred structural style on his known songs like "Allison" and "Veronica" is a style I don't get. Or maybe I just don't think it's a good style for him, I don't know.
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Aaaah, Black Sabbath was better.

As for my list,

Half the Beatles stuff is amazing, the other half I don't get. Stuff like "Hey Jude", "Yesterday", "Long and Winding Road" and "Let It Be", to name a few are just beyond me.

I always thought the Replacements were a little too revered. Great songs, but way too Low-Fi for me. Except for "Answering Machine". That song kicks ass.
You're actually the first person to truly offend me on this post.

Black Sabbath is one of those bands I'd add to my "don't get" list.

Also, you named the best Beatles songs.

And The Replacements own all. ALL. Have you heard their later stuff? You may like that more.

Though I do agree with you on Pink Floyd, which I'll get flogged for.
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I don't get u2...

Just a joke mates!

They can be not the best musicains in all the world but they've got SOUL!!!
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btw: I don't get all this kind of "complicated" music like Radiohead and -yes- R.E.M....what's the use of music if it's too cerebral? ...i prefer crosswords...
So you're saying music is supposed to be stupid?
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There are many bands I don't like, but one I definitely don't GET is The Fiery Furnaces. People say they are genius and I say "wtf?"
They're amazing in small doses, but they tend to sound repetitive.
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I don't 'get' Kanye West. Everyone says he's different from other rappers and is so great and this and that, and NO. He's the SAME as every other rapper out there, he just uses less obscenities. I don't get it. There's nothing special about him as a hip-hopper/rapper.
He's the same because he produces all the other people's records. Producers are somewhat more important than rappers in the hip hop business.
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Aren't the Black Crowes only popular because Kate Hudson or whatever is married to the singer? I haven't heard their music.
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Talk about someone about to get FLAMED. Bands I "don't get":

1>. Here we go, I've been scoffed at by so many friends for absolutely hating this band. ROLLING STONES - I really don't understand why they were so huge. I think they were good but to talk about them the way everyone does is just beyond me. As for being talented musically - I actualy think they all suck.

2>. Another Band that I took a beating about was Nirvana - way overated.

3>. Cold Play - They wouldn't even be a good U2 cover band.

4>. Nickel Back - They are the LAMEST band out there.
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With the exception of Karma police, I've not 'got' any Radiohead song that I've heard. Not even the supposedly 'sell-out' Street Spirit. To me, that sounds even weirder.

Also, Muse. but one man's rubbish is another's treasure and all that.
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You're actually the first person to truly offend me on this post.

Black Sabbath is one of those bands I'd add to my "don't get" list.

Also, you named the best Beatles songs.

And The Replacements own all. ALL. Have you heard their later stuff? You may like that more.

Though I do agree with you on Pink Floyd, which I'll get flogged for.
Black Sabbath is much more focused than Led Zeppelin to me. LZ are definately better musicians, but their vibe isn't as strong as the best Black Sabbath stuff. BS brought the noise like Public Enemy did. That's how focused they were at their best. They brought that dark, heavy vibe real hard and didn't mess around with meandering musical ideas, like LZ did. I like it when bands get to the point and bring it hard.

As for those Beatles songs, they gag me. "Hey Jude" is an average at best vision of sadness. It's like they envisioned a big, goopy tear and tried to get the song to sound like one. That's not too imaginative, IMO. Of course, then there's the 'hope reigns supreme' ending which is possibly worse. No real soul or power to that ending. It ranks right along "Everybody Hurts" by REM as the worst attempts at writing a world resounding 'hope' song.
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Ah yes, Muse. I could write pages and pages on why I dislike them but I fear the wrath of the zonelistener.
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- Pearl Jam

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- Coldplay
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btw: I don't get all this kind of "complicated" music like Radiohead and -yes- R.E.M....what's the use of music if it's too cerebral? ...i prefer crosswords...

I disagree with a lot of this whole thread, but it's cool as it's all opinion. But since when is REM complicated?
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Here we go.

Pearl Jam - Most people I know outside the online world heap piles and piles of adoration on Pearl Jam. And I just...don't...get it. Eddie Vedder's voice makes me want to hurl myself off a cliff.

Nirvana - Kurt Cobain's voice irritated the hell out of me too.

REM - Sure, I can tolerate Automatic For The People, but I can't get into any of their other stuff.

Franz Ferdinand - Some of it is okay, but it's hardly original.

Green Day - BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.

Smashing Pumpkins - I feel the same way about them as I do with Pearl Jam.

Coldplay - Don't even get me started.
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