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Old 06-10-2003, 03:30 PM   #41
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Thats what I always find funny about people spending so much effort bashing something, like Henry Rollins.
If there is certain music, movie, book, I dont like, well thats that. Im not gonna go out of my way to mention how much it disgusts and how much I think it sucks. I would rather take that energy and put it towards something more useful like things I do like.

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Exactly.

I'm not a Justin Timberlake fan, and I'll say so, but then I'll go on and listen to music I do like and let it rest.

And glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't mind Depeche Mode. Their music is just...interesting. I haven't heard tons of it, but I like what I have heard.

And notti, I totally agree with you. While I love to see U2 win awards, if someone else wins an award in a category U2's nominated in and I feel the other person was good enough and should win, then that's that.

U2's won tons of awards throughout their career, if they lose a couple of times here and there, I don't think it'll be that big a loss for them. .

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The thing is that I believe people confuse dislike with bad.
I'll use your Timberlake example. I personally don't like his music one bit, however I do believe he is still a talented singer and performer. Just because I dislike it, doesn't make it bad.
I dont like Roger Clemens, however he is still a great pitcher.

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Exactly.

I'm not a Justin Timberlake fan, and I'll say so, but then I'll go on and listen to music I do like and let it rest.

And glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't mind Depeche Mode. Their music is just...interesting. I haven't heard tons of it, but I like what I have heard.

And notti, I totally agree with you. While I love to see U2 win awards, if someone else wins an award in a category U2's nominated in and I feel the other person was good enough and should win, then that's that.

U2's won tons of awards throughout their career, if they lose a couple of times here and there, I don't think it'll be that big a loss for them. .

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I agree with what you've both just said.

One of my biggest petpeves is when people say "that band/song/music/album sucks". What a terrible thing to say.

If you dont like something, fine, say that. It just bothers me when someone tries to tell me something "sucks". Music is 100% personal preference, what you might hate, I may love. A lot of people havent realized that I think.
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as much as id love to disagree with you mofo, i have to agree.

even ***** doesnt suck by that doctorine. but we all know they do.

as for depeche mode, i liked exciter. i dont know anything other than that though.
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as for depeche mode, i liked exciter. i dont know anything other than that though.

Then try Black Celebration and Violator
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as much as id love to disagree with you mofo, i have to agree.

even ***** doesnt suck by that doctorine. but we all know they do.
Haha, yes. Sadly, as much of a petpeve that is for me, I still find myself giving that judgement to a lot of outrageously bad music. The aforementioned blanked out band name would also fall into that category...
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Oh you're deluding yourself my friend. The Cure at their peak from 85-92 had the most talented musicians in modern rock. Porl Thompson could outplay Johnny Marr, or any other guitarist for that matter anyday. Porl rules!


Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

That's very funny stuff. First of all, even though I like they Cure, lots of their material is boring. If Porl can "outplay" Johnny Marr and the Edge and "any other guitarist" than he sure as hell has fooled me and pretty much every other person with any music knowledge that I know of. Johnny Marr and The Edge are both hailed by public and critics alike as two of the best guitar players in rock/modern rock ever. I have never heard Porl mentioned in this respect.

And as for Robert Smith. You can only squeal like a kitten with it's tale stepped on in so many songs before it gets really, really, really, old.

And please don't kid yourself, the Smiths are regularly mentioned as the one of the most talented and influential bands in Modern Rock history. Again, the Cure is rarely, if ever mentioned.
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The reason The Smiths are viewed in such a light is for the same reasons Nirvana are.
Both bands ceased to exist at their peak. It leaves people wondering what may have been.
Oh well if we're gonna go by what critics say, The Cure are one of the front runners for Hall of Fame induction next year. Right up there with The Pretenders and Van Halen. It's good enough for me.
And yes Porl is the best. I highly recommend watching the Plant/Page Reunion tour video which Porl is in. Great guitarist, and much better than Marr.
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Oh and please don't interpret my preference as disliking Johnny Marr. Johnny Marr is still one of the best, The Draize Train is the best Smiths track ever.
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The reason The Smiths are viewed in such a light is for the same reasons Nirvana are.
Both bands ceased to exist at their peak. It leaves people wondering what may have been.
Oh well if we're gonna go by what critics say, The Cure are one of the front runners for Hall of Fame induction next year. Right up there with The Pretenders and Van Halen. It's good enough for me.
And yes Porl is the best. I highly recommend watching the Plant/Page Reunion tour video which Porl is in. Great guitarist, and much better than Marr.
I completely agree with this post.
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The reason The Smiths are viewed in such a light is for the same reasons Nirvana are.
Both bands ceased to exist at their peak. It leaves people wondering what may have been.
Oh well if we're gonna go by what critics say, The Cure are one of the front runners for Hall of Fame induction next year. Right up there with The Pretenders and Van Halen. It's good enough for me.
And yes Porl is the best. I highly recommend watching the Plant/Page Reunion tour video which Porl is in. Great guitarist, and much better than Marr.
The other reason they are viewed in such a light is because they were incredible!
I agree with your statement about going out at their peak, it does play well for a bands legacy. But I still like Morrissey's initial solo work better than the Cure. Sorry, just my taste. Same for the fact that although in some technical way Porl may be "better" than Marr, I like Marr's style far better.

And for the record, I would much rather see the Cure in the Hall of Fame than Van Halen. I hate Van Halen.
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Womanfish, for your last statement... another 3 points.

Kitchen Stadium smiles highly on you today.
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Womanfish, for your last statement... another 3 points.

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YES!!!! My cujo points are really adding up now! I can't wait to cash these suckers in.


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And for the record, I would much rather see the Cure in the Hall of Fame than Van Halen. I hate Van Halen.
And im sure The Cure will get in, I believe they deserve it more than Van Halen.
Nonetheless I find Morrissey's solo work dull. He never changes. The great thing about The Smiths was he had three great musicians backing up his rhetorical vocals, it is no doubt that Marr was the musical brains behind the group.
However I still feel Robert Smith and Porl Thompson are both better guitarists than Johnny Marr.
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And im sure The Cure will get in, I believe they deserve it more than Van Halen.
Nonetheless I find Morrissey's solo work dull. He never changes. The great thing about The Smiths was he had three great musicians backing up his rhetorical vocals, it is no doubt that Marr was the musical brains behind the group.
However I still feel Robert Smith and Porl Thompson are both better guitarists than Johnny Marr.

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that you're a Cure fan.
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