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Old 04-09-2007, 10:11 PM   #1
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Overrated Bands?

Hey guys...I'm not one to usually start threads, but here it goes.

This thread is for the discussion of what you guys find to be the most overrated bands out there right now. I would hope that you would keep the discussion clean...and I want everyone to remember, these are all opinions. Enjoy!



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Old 04-10-2007, 05:06 AM   #2
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Overrated band- Fall Out Boy.
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:09 AM   #3
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Oh there are plenty, in my sincere opinion. Some examples being Linkin Park, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Evanescence, Green Day, U2 and so on. In general, any band that tries to fuse two genres, publicize itself too much, be American (no offence, my yankee buddies), be overstylish (does not apply to Black Metal) and so on gets included in this list.


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Old 04-10-2007, 11:47 AM   #4
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How can you say U2 is overrated?! They're a classic...but oh well, everyone's got their own tastes...oh and VaderChick...Fall Out Boy is waaaay overrated.



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Old 04-10-2007, 06:31 PM   #5
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My chemical romance ewww gross.


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Old 04-10-2007, 06:39 PM   #6
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My chemical romance ewww gross.
lol...if I had a penny for every person who said that...



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Old 04-10-2007, 07:04 PM   #7
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I suppose here would not be the place to defend such bands listed as MCR? :/

Right, I suppose I'd better start bashing something...

Oh Snow Patrol is lame it's soooo repetitive and unoriginal icky icky icky. SP SUX.

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Old 04-11-2007, 12:11 AM   #8
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Old 04-11-2007, 01:10 AM   #9
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What I don't understand is why people claim that x band is overrated, but don't explain why. I understand that people claim FOB is overrated because the guys are practically media whores, but that doesn't have anything against their music, which IMO is pretty decent. For the most part I think it's mostly those haters who instinctively refuse to jump the bandwagon that create all this overrating junk.

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Old 04-11-2007, 01:30 AM   #10
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I have nothing against FOB's music, I actually have one of their songs on my mp3. And they aren't that bad, its just everyone raves about them as if they are the next best thing.
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What I don't understand is why people claim that x band is overrated, but don't explain why.
I believe the answer would be, that people have a notion that a certain band is making more publicity or being more popular than it deserves, in the individual's opinion.

I, for example, hate Hip-Hop and Rap very strongly. Seeing nothing but the above on Music Video channels, I am tempted to say that Hip-Hop/Rap is overrated, because it's not good (IMO) and it is being shown way too much in comparison to Metal.


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Old 04-11-2007, 04:48 AM   #12
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I, for example, hate Hip-Hop and Rap very strongly. Seeing nothing but the above on Music Video channels, I am tempted to say that Hip-Hop/Rap is overrated, because it's not good (IMO) and it is being shown way too much
Yeah, I agree. Its all you ever hear these days, everyone has it as thier ringtones. I hate looking at peoples mp3s or I-Pods, and its full of 50Cent, Tupac, Chingy etc;
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:50 PM   #13
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Personally, I would never say U2 is overrated. However, I personally believe that Fallout Boy, MCR, and Hawthorne Heights are all very overrated, as are most bands of that genre.



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Old 04-12-2007, 10:22 AM   #14
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While I enjoy their one song (Over My Head), I have to say that "The Fray" is waaaay overrated. They are just really boring and not unique at all. I mean, besides that song...all their music is pretty lame.



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Old 04-14-2007, 09:11 AM   #15
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Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Evanescence, Green Day, U2
Okay, **** you. Lol joke.
As for Fall Out Boy.... "In Communist Russia, cock sucks Fall Out Boy!" They are intensely overrated. Why? Because their music is very, very mediocre. They get a lot of publicity/attention despite being incredibly ordinary. Have a listen to their music, and they're not doing anything special at all. Nothing I haven't heard before anyway.




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Old 04-16-2007, 01:19 AM   #16
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FoB (How much attention do they want? And they are not the next big things)
MCR (They sing about the lamest stuff)
50cent (Lame melody's, lame rhymes and lame in general)

Rap is easily the most overrated genre, there are only a few good songs and even fewer artists, the best being John Cena.
Punk like MCR is far too overrated.

Some people have said U2 overrated, I don't think many people agree with that comment.


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Old 04-16-2007, 02:34 AM   #17
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Ok, firstly, MCR do not sing about nothing.
Secondly, they are not a punk band.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:14 AM   #18
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Ok, firstly, MCR do not sing about nothing.
Secondly, they are not a punk band.
Well, whatever. They sound punk to me, or maybe emo.
And I never said they sing about nothing, I said they sing about the lamest stuff.


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Old 04-17-2007, 04:03 AM   #19
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Well, whatever. They sound punk to me, or maybe emo.
And I never said they sing about nothing, I said they sing about the lamest stuff.
AkumaSF, would you care to enlighten us on exactly what they -do- sing about? Now, now children, I know you're all raising your hands for this one, but I want Akuma to answer it...




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Old 04-17-2007, 07:03 PM   #20
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Music is essentially based on your opinions. If there is anybody who wants to listen the music of a specific genre and if there is demand for it, the music will be created. And generally, the music of a specific culture may be based on the music they listen to. For instance, Rap and Hip-Hop is very popular amongst Afro-Americans.

I personally don't really like many of those new modern bands that are out there. And I used to listen to Rap/Hip-Hop often, not as much as I usually do. I personally don't think it is overrated. Though, there are some artists who are making Rap look like a joke. *cough* John Cena *cough* And shows like The (white) Rapper's Show.

Though, answering your question, I think bands like Fallout Boy & My Chemical Romance, bands like that are overrated.


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Old 04-17-2007, 08:08 PM   #21
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Tough question, but I guess My Chemical Romance is pretty overrated.

I can't think of any other bands at the moment though.

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Old 04-17-2007, 11:13 PM   #22
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While I enjoy their one song (Over My Head), I have to say that "The Fray" is waaaay overrated. They are just really boring and not unique at all. I mean, besides that song...all their music is pretty lame.
You, my friend, have just made yourself an enemy. -_-

And the only reason most people think that is because there are four tracks on the CD that are nothing but piano solos w/ Slade singing.

The rest though, is very unique, so I beg to differ. One of the biggest differences between The Fray and most mainstream rock is its heavy use of the piano, which IMO creates for a very dramatic, almost cinematic sound.

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Old 04-17-2007, 11:46 PM   #23
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No...I agree that the addition of the piano makes it somewhat unique, but the songs themselves are just sooo repetitive and predictable...i feel like ive heard it 1000 times b4.



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Old 04-18-2007, 04:02 AM   #24
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Overrated band- Fall Out Boy.
Someone had to say it first

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Old 04-18-2007, 04:35 AM   #25
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All bands are overrated nowadays.


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Old 04-18-2007, 10:52 AM   #26
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I have to agree with you Ray Jones. Music from the 80s and before is much better and I wasn't even born until the early 90s.
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:57 AM   #27
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AkumaSF, would you care to enlighten us on exactly what they -do- sing about? Now, now children, I know you're all raising your hands for this one, but I want Akuma to answer it...
I'm just going by the lyrics here, but only 2 songs of them out of the ones i've heard have any real meaning I understand, them being The Black Parade and that new single. But songs like Helen, or whatever it's called, seem to tell me that he wanted that girl to die, or something.

And here's something interesting:

In Kerrang! magazine, issue 1138, My Chemical Romance won the following categories in the 2006 poll: Best Band, Worst Band, Best Album (The Black Parade), Worst Album (The Black Parade), Best Track ("Welcome to the Black Parade"), Best Video ("Welcome to the Black Parade"), Best Live Show, Best Thing About 2006, Worst Thing About 2006, Hero of 2006 (Gerard Way), Villain of 2006 (Gerard Way), and Sexiest Male (Gerard Way). In issue 1139, Kerrang! rated The Black Parade as the 4th Greatest Album of 2006.

Best and worst album? Best band and worst band? What the...?


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WOah, that is confusing. Lol.

In the song "Helena", he didnt want the girl to die. In fact, the girl was his grandmother, and she died. At one of their concerts, Way introduced the song as "the most important song to himself and his band."
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Oh, well, I made a mistake then, and I apologise, but I still think they're overrated.


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Yes, they are.



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Old 04-24-2007, 04:58 AM   #31
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I think the answer is everything that is overrated is paid for and marketed that way by the major label record industry.

If we didn't have them spending billions of dollars to ingrain in our heads what to like and what is good music, why we would all listen to our own niche brands of music and never argue on the internet anymore.

That is not good.
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this is the first time you started a thread?

Nice you have a popular topic on your first try good job


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Time to show my fossilness, but I've always thought that The Cars & Foreigner were overrated. All their music sounds the same. There's hardly any variations in the tracks on there albums. **Goes back to listening to KFSL.**


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Good answer.



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Emo, just as a whole. Although I may be biased, since I hate Emo.

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I don't even like modern music, I can tell you this: Who ever made the song, "I stand Alone" must be from a seriously overated band


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I don't even like modern music, I can tell you this: Who ever made the song, "I stand Alone" must be from a seriously overated band
If its an Emo band, I'd laugh my socks off

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I don't even like modern music, I can tell you this: Who ever made the song, "I stand Alone" must be from a seriously overated band
Godsmack? Now there I would have to concur.

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