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12 June 2014
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C'mon. Some of the lyrics would be improved upon if a chimp threw its own poo at the lyric sheet.

I like Abba and The Visitors is overall a good album with some excellent numbers. The trouble is it could have been great but they threw Two For The Price Of One which is atrocious; a song badly produced and sung with a terrible storyline, dire lyrics and abysmal twist that is meant to be humorous but never gets anywhere close. And it wasn't a one-off in Abba's catalogue.

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C'mon. Some of the lyrics would be improved upon if a chimp threw its own poo at the lyric sheet.

I like Abba and The Visitors is overall a good album with some excellent numbers. The trouble is it could have been great but they threw Two For The Price Of One which is atrocious; a song badly produced and sung with a terrible storyline, dire lyrics and abysmal twist that is meant to be humorous but never gets anywhere close. And it wasn't a one-off in Abba's catalogue.

As you may know they are huge down here.  I have a couple of their DVDs and don't mind them once every three years or so - plus they inspired a couple of Mike Oldfield remakes I really like.

12 June 2014
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Yeah. Isnt Abba The Movie about their trip to Australia?

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It's a documentary about their Aussie tour, yeah. I half-watched it when it was on afternoon TV about ten years ago. (I think I took a sick day from work, or had a vacation day or something.)

C'mon. Some of the lyrics would be improved upon if a chimp threw its own poo at the lyric sheet.

lol you're so cruel! :D

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12 June 2014
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I saw part of the movie but got bored - I recall something about the band being pursued by some DJ for an interview (which still beats Give My Regards To Broad Street for plot excitement).

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If there is any overrated band out there, it is probably Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

I like "Born in The U.S.A." But other then that he doesn't have much to offer

I Think that Rolling Stone should do a cover story of The Rolling Stones covering "Like a Rolling Stone" or if a Type of Beetle was named after The Beatles.

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Bon Jovi !!! Almost all of their songs sound similar. Now i understand WHY mmm dont like them

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The Script. Mediocre music that all sounds like a rip off of each other. Saw a few live perfomances on tv and they were pretty bad live as well. A friend of mine is a huge fan but even she can admit that it's all the same.

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Not most overrated ever (this thread title is not good) but i dont get the affection for the Beach Boys. One of those bands where i think i'll like them so play an album of theirs which doesn't excite me and leaves me with zero desire to hear more. I really dislike their surfin' stuff and have even got bored of 'God Only Knows'. 

I didn't want to ruin the Bakers Dozen thread.

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Every band that doesn't suck to start with ends up being overrated, but isn't that just code for "not my taste (ever/any more)"? I've rarely enjoyed any live Led Zeppelin of anything (ok if it was just a camera on JPJ playing, that I could get into, the rest pfft), but I will defend songs like Ramble On on record as being great even though the lyrics are hilariously bad. U2 were a really different band for rock but yeah they have been coasting for 20 years sadly, but what else are the poor buggers qualified for? Plus I met Adam Clayton once and he is a cool dude so watch it.

But....I do agree about Oasis, bunch of showponies, Blur wiped the floor with them musically. Speaking of showponies, Coldplay are the most nauseatingly slight band to ever play undeservedly to arenas and should be forced to lick the footsteps of Muse, who are annoyingly talented but insist on writing songs I don't care for that much except the odd one. There are many others I could insult but I'll stop there and instead plug a band that proves that reggae makes everything cool even more cool again:

16 March 2015
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The John said
If there is any overrated band out there, it is probably Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

I like "Born in The U.S.A." But other then that he doesn't have much to offer

I dislike this thread title as it is all opinions and lots of people throw them around as if they are facts.

Like this one. I respect your opinion and all but suspect that not many people share it. One of the best acts I have EVER seen live and a great range of albums produced consistently across a long period of time.

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meanmistermustard said
Not most overrated ever (this thread title is not good) but i dont get the affection for the Beach Boys. One of those bands where i think i'll like them so play an album of theirs which doesn't excite me and leaves me with zero desire to hear more. I really dislike their surfin' stuff and have even got bored of 'God Only Knows'. 

I didn't want to ruin the Bakers Dozen thread.

How many of their albums have you heard mmm?

Just curious. As you may know I have recently listened to every Beach Boys studio album in sequence and they have a much stronger body of work (in my opinion of course) than I had expected.

16 March 2015
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Simple Minds - Just a poor mans U2. As for U2 - Great Band in 1982 but snowballed beyond all reason.

Rod Stewart - Terrible Voice although Stay With Me is a fav of mine.

Van Morrison - I just don't get him although respect to his huge following.

Lastly, on a different tack, compare Sgt Peppers with it's mentor, Pet Sounds. There's no contest, IMHO, Sgt Peppers rightly sits at the top of most peoples favourite album lists. Pet Sounds is an imposter!

The Beatles are English - They have influences from all over - but they are English

16 March 2015
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ewe2 said
Every band that doesn't suck to start with ends up being overrated, but isn't that just code for "not my taste (ever/any more)"? I've rarely enjoyed any live Led Zeppelin of anything (ok if it was just a camera on JPJ playing, that I could get into, the rest pfft), but I will defend songs like Ramble On on record as being great even though the lyrics are hilariously bad. U2 were a really different band for rock but yeah they have been coasting for 20 years sadly, but what else are the poor buggers qualified for? Plus I met Adam Clayton once and he is a cool dude so watch it.

But....I do agree about Oasis, bunch of showponies, Blur wiped the floor with them musically. Speaking of showponies, Coldplay are the most nauseatingly slight band to ever play undeservedly to arenas and should be forced to lick the footsteps of Muse, who are annoyingly talented but insist on writing songs I don't care for that much except the odd one. There are many others I could insult but I'll stop there and instead plug a band that proves that reggae makes everything cool even more cool again:

I agree that Blur were a far more consistent act, without question. But I don't think they reached the heights that Oasis did with a Definitely Maybe or a Morning Glory in my opinion. They were, however, quite brilliant in reinventing their music style. The difference between Modern Life is Rubbish and Think Tank is astounding. A very underrated band. 

16 March 2015
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"Rod Stewart - Terrible Voice although Stay With Me is a fav of mine."

It hasn't stopped two of my favourite artists who many feel also have a terrible voice - Neil Young and Bob Dylan.

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ewe2 said
Every band that doesn't suck to start with ends up being overrated, but isn't that just code for "not my taste (ever/any more)"? I've rarely enjoyed any live Led Zeppelin of anything (ok if it was just a camera on JPJ playing, that I could get into, the rest pfft), but I will defend songs like Ramble On on record as being great even though the lyrics are hilariously bad. U2 were a really different band for rock but yeah they have been coasting for 20 years sadly, but what else are the poor buggers qualified for? Plus I met Adam Clayton once and he is a cool dude so watch it.

But....I do agree about Oasis, bunch of showponies, Blur wiped the floor with them musically. Speaking of showponies, Coldplay are the most nauseatingly slight band to ever play undeservedly to arenas and should be forced to lick the footsteps of Muse, who are annoyingly talented but insist on writing songs I don't care for that much except the odd one. There are many others I could insult but I'll stop there and instead plug a band that proves that reggae makes everything cool even more cool again:

Wha..wha..WHAT?!

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Linde said

ewe2 said
Every band that doesn't suck to start with ends up being overrated, but isn't that just code for "not my taste (ever/any more)"? I've rarely enjoyed any live Led Zeppelin of anything (ok if it was just a camera on JPJ playing, that I could get into, the rest pfft), but I will defend songs like Ramble On on record as being great even though the lyrics are hilariously bad. U2 were a really different band for rock but yeah they have been coasting for 20 years sadly, but what else are the poor buggers qualified for? Plus I met Adam Clayton once and he is a cool dude so watch it.

But....I do agree about Oasis, bunch of showponies, Blur wiped the floor with them musically. Speaking of showponies, Coldplay are the most nauseatingly slight band to ever play undeservedly to arenas and should be forced to lick the footsteps of Muse, who are annoyingly talented but insist on writing songs I don't care for that much except the odd one. There are many others I could insult but I'll stop there and instead plug a band that proves that reggae makes everything cool even more cool again:

Wha..wha..WHAT?!

Which part is the 'what?' referring to - or the whole thing?

17 March 2015
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Linde said
Wha..wha..WHAT?!

What's the confusing bit, @Linde? a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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EVERYTHING.

Oh and I don't like Led Zep that much. I like about 10 songs, and that's it really.

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U2. I can see why people like them I guess and I still like a few songs of theirs ("Trip Through Your Wires", "Red Hill Mining Town", "Desire", "Sunday Bloody Sunday") but I just can't seem to enjoy them. I think they're all good to great musicians but when they get together they produce something I have trouble liking.

Radiohead. Same as U2, they have their merits and Paranoid Android is an amazing song, but I just can't seem to like them very much.

Bon Jovi. There were better 80s hair bands. Runaway is good, though.

Arcade Fire. I can't say I've liked a single thing they've done.

Until recently I would have added the Rolling Stones and the Eagles but I've come to appreciate both bands considerably lately and the Stones have somehow landed a placing in my top 5 favourite bands when I would have kept them out of my top 20-30 previously. 

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