13 September 2010
I feel like the Beach Boys are a bit overrated. They had Pet Sounds, which is brilliant and all, but I honestly find their other music boring. There are a great deal of defensive Beach Boys fans on Youtube (who ALWAYS compare Pet Sounds to Sgt. Pepper), but there are really only a handful of songs not on that album that are any good.
I'm going to have to disagree with you on that one. If you would go to the closest library/music store that has it, get The Warmth of the Sun. (It's a compilation by the way.) Just listen to that album and you will find a lot more gems than you hear on the radio. Case in point the title track is my favorite from that album.
4 November 2010
Okay, let me clarify. My main problem with the Beach Boys has always been that their lyrics were lacking. Sure, they have gorgeous melodies, but the story just isn't there. Take, for example, "Little Surfer Girl"- great harmonies, but I don't want to listen too closely because the words felt so much less beautiful than the music, if that makes sense.
However, I did give the song "The Warmth of the Sun" a listen and found it to be quite enjoyable- I think that album is certainly is something of theirs I can get into.
19 September 2010
19 September 2010
1 May 2010
The guy in the front, on the right looks a lot like Ron Howard in Happy Days.
I like the Beach Boys but I'm not a big fan. I'd be happy to get a "Greatest Hits" album. I like some of their songs like the one Joe posted. (Excellent choice)
18 August 2010
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1 May 2011
I listened to a greatest hits cd of The Beach Boys (something like 24 songs) and got so bored by the music that the cd was thrown across the room. The last straw was their dreadful cover of Rock And Roll Music. And the really lame surfing songs. So much so ive never heard Pet Sounds as the thought of going anywhere near one of their albums sends shivers down my spine. God Only Knows and Good Vibrations ive heard far too many times.
Im not a fan.
4 December 2010
I find the Beach Boys enjoyable to a certain extent. I love their singles. After watching 50 First Dates for the first time in years, I was loving that they were playing the Beach Boys. Wouldn't It Be Nice is such a fun song. But I've listened to Pet Sounds and I wanted to fall asleep. I've listened to that album as a whole in months in fear I will fall asleep while trying to do homework (I listen to music while I do work). They are a great summer band if you listen to them in small doses.
Back on topic: Poison. Worst '80s hair metal band that got big. Radiohead is pretentious music. Lou Reed. Not Lou in Velvet Underground, but just Lou Reed. He really isn't that great as a songwriter and musician especially after listening to the Metallica and Lou Reed album.
11 September 2011
Led Zeppelin. That's my vote.
Plenty of other bands I could list but won't. Right now, I am irked by Adele, who is terribly overrated both as a songwriter and a vocalist. Listening to her makes my own vocal cords hurt. Not at all surprised she had to have surgery--she has very poor singing technique. What she had was something that a lot of rock/pop vocalists develop from bad technique (or rather, NO technique). You just don't hear about it much because their publicists don't want the fans to worry. But there a handful of throat doctors who specialize in treating big name vocalists and who make a filthy bundle off of these people and their terrible singing.
1 May 2011
Cant stand Adele. Her music is so boring and whats up with that setting fire to the rain. I do wish se would just go away.
Of the music at the moment Lady Gaga has been so hyped and overrated. At the beginning her music was different from the rest whilst being listenable. However she has become so caught up in it all and now tries too hard to be different to the point where its really pretentious and annoying.
Every Katy Perry song sounds exactly like the last. Can she please get a new tune.
The one singer on earth i cannot stand and see no reason to the acclamation that she receives is Lulu. For some reason a Scottish legend but her catalogue is the absolutely abysmal Shout which is so bad i'd rather run out of the car into speeding traffic to get away from it, one of the worst UK eurovision entries in Boom Bang A Band and a take That song which was ok to hear until she started screetching.
And The Carpenters are so unbelievebly dull. How you can take songs like Ticket To Ride, Help!, Jambalaya and Please Mister Postman and make them into songs that make you lose the will to listen to is beyond me. No drive, momentum, feeling, listenablility, tune, interest. So so boring a band. And yet loved.
23 November 2011
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14 December 2009
Gettin' some weird definitions of "overrated" here - in what universe have Poison, Bon Jovi or Katy Perry been highly rated?! (except by their fans, I suppose)
1 May 2011
Katy Perry is heavily praised on commercial radio and, as far as i am aware has won plenty of awards (yip a google search brings up a wiki page listing the awards Mrs Brand has been nominated for and/or won. To even be nominated is to be highly rated, especially when its for a Grammy).
Bon Jovi are often seen as one of the best groups of that type of 80's Pop Rock (or whatever it is they played) and another wiki search brings up that they are in the UK Music Hall of Fame (whjat would i do without wikipedia).
I knew nothing of Poison except they were another crappy 80's rock band and im not going to dignify them with a wiki search.
I cant stand any of them and detest 80's rock bands.
A sad state of affairs.
14 November 2010
On the Beach Boys front, I think I enjoy it a lot because that's what my parents played as I was growing up, that and U2. That's the first music I can remember listening to (being 6 or 7?) and really that's where I branched out from. Music doesn't have to have perfect, poetic lyrics. Fun songs are great! Sometimes overdone, but hey, everyone has their Love Me Do, right?
As for Radiohead, I quite disliked them for a long time. I thought they were pretentious and overrated. But my friend badgered me until I listened to them, so for about a week I forced myself to listen to only Radiohead, and it sucked at first, but at the end of the week I finally understood what their music was all about. And as the songs became more familiar I loved them more. I mean, who likes I'm So Tired first time through? It takes a bit but it's awesome. So don't knock em till you really give it a good shot. Try the very chill House of Cards.
As for my most overrated, Nirvana.
7 February 2014
I think Springsteen is overrated. Don't get me wrong - I like Bruce's music and have most of his stuff, but the hype around him was ridiculous - "finally the world is ready for Bruce Springsteen", "I've seen the future of Rock n' Roll and his name is Bruce Springsteen" etc. He's good but he's not that good. To live up to the hype Bruce would have had to have been Elvis, Dylan and Hendrix rolled into one. To be fair it wasn't Bruce's fault that the marketing men and rock critics were getting carried away. Actually I read that Bruce found it all a bit embarrassing.
Also, I agree with previous posters who have mentioned the beach boys. For decades, rock writers waxed lyrical about the utter genius of "Smile" - a record that no one had ever heard! It took Brian Wilson about forty years to finish making "Smile". The music press were falling over themselves - "finally the masterpiece is here!" I got a copy and listened to it. I found it pretentious and dull. Okay, "Good vibrations" is a clever record with some catchy hooks but I don't understand why it has been rated as the greatest single ever made.
Also, I'd say Van Morrison is overrated. Astral weeks is always said to be one of the greatest albums ever made but it sounds a bit tuneless to me.
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