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Most overrated Band ever?
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CranberrySauce said:

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.

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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.

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The Beach Boys, ask me each day, and expect new answers. God Only Knows rules, but I sick of the fast cars, beach girls formula songs.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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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)

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-2I'm sorry Joe but "Don't worry baby" just made me want to stay far away from the Beach Boys...

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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 songspaul-mccartney. 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.

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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. 

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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.

 

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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.

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