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Most Underrated Band/Artist Ever?
4 June 2011
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RedLennon
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I agree with Simon and Garfunkel being underrated.  I can't think of a bad Simon and Garfunkel song.  I put Paul Simon in the same league as John and Paul…. *hides*

4 June 2011
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The Zombies, I never hear anything about them from anyone yet they have some of the best songs if you go and explore them a little bit. I also feel that Modest Mouse is very underrated. They're music is some of my favorite and nobody pays hardly any attention to them. Except for their song Float On that gets some attention.

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4 June 2011
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Really, any Canadian act. Can anyone but me or Von name 5 Canadian (or predominately Canadian) artists?

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
4 June 2011
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Metric
Brian Adams
James LaBrie 
Michael Bublé
Celine Dion

I only like Metric and Bublé out of those, but yeah. Now, if anyone can name 5 Australian artists, I'll be impressed. a-hard-days-night-george-6

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4 June 2011
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Um, AC/CD and that's all I know. Although Paulrus, that list is pretty bad. My top 5 Canadian bands Would be:
1. Neil Young
2. Blue Rodeo
3. Guess Who
4. The Band
5. Sam Roberts

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
4 June 2011
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Justin Bieber, Alanis Morisette, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield and Brian Adams!

4 June 2011
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Springfield wasn't Canadian, I regret to say. Beiber, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, and Analis Morrisette all make me regret Canadian music.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
4 June 2011
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RedLennon said:

I agree with Simon and Garfunkel being underrated.  I can't think of a bad Simon and Garfunkel song.  I put Paul Simon in the same league as John and Paul…. *hides*

They are definitely a fantastic duo, some of their songs are absolutely poetic. However, I'm going to agree with PennyLane in saying they aren't underrated- I've heard far too many great things about them from others for me to think of them as underrated.

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4 June 2011
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In addition to the Canadian artists already said, Great Big Sea, Moxy Fruvous, Anne Murray, Nickelback (unfortunately), Avril Lavigne; but I wouldn't consider this a favourites list. Paulrus is right, I cannot think of any Australian artists off the top of my head.

Bot: Simon/Garfunkle, The Moody Blues, and many kinds of orchestral/instrumental music.

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4 June 2011
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Paulrus said:

Now, if anyone can name 5 Australian artists, I'll be impresseda-hard-days-night-george-6


The Beegees were Australian, right?

Then there's Men at Work… and that's all I can think of at the moment, I'm sorry to say…

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4 June 2011
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I thought of another!!  How bout Muse??  I mean, you never hear of them anymore, but some of their songs are decent!!  I also agree with whoever said that Modest Mouse is underrated, in fact, I forget about them because no one seems to appreciate their music.  3 Doors Down might be considered a bit underrated too.  Oh, and this singer/songwriter guy I found through that Subaru "first love" commercial (if anyone happened to see it or know what I'm talking about).  His name is Sean Hayes and he sounds influenced by Jack Johnson.  He's on wikipedia and has a website if anyone was curious.  Just type in sean hayes music in Google.

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4 June 2011
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Let's see… The Antlers, MGMT, and the Velvet Underground. However, the first too are probably more under-exposed than anything else, seeing as critics seem to love them. Velvet Underground/Lou Reed are great though, just lovely music in general.

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4 June 2011
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The Bamboos and the Cat Empire are both Australian and are both pretty sweet.

I've been listening to this cd called Steel Drums of Trinidad by Jamaican Steel Band pretty much all day and I would say that it's underrated music in the sense that I can't see anyone not liking it. It's the best feel good music I've ever heard. Check this song out. Ja man!

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4 June 2011
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Isn't Nick Cave Aussie??

 

I'm not sure about his music (I haven't heard it) but he's a great screenwriter. If you have the chance to see The Proposition with Guy Pearce, Ray Livingstone and Emily Watson, go for it. A very enjoyable movie if you like westerns.

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4 June 2011
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A lot of the acts mentioned don't really seem to be that underrated. There's a lot of respect for Muse, Nick Cave, Nick Drake etc. My vote goes to Super Furry Animals.

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4 June 2011
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Well, underrated in the US/Canada may be much more respected in the UK. It's all relative.

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4 June 2011
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Muse are pretty massive here, probably the modern rock group with the biggest following. Except maybe Coldplay.

Super Furry Animals is a good shout. Welsh bands seem to be underrated in general.

Can anyone name 5 Welsh bands/artists? a-hard-days-night-george-10

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4 June 2011
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GniknuS said:

Do you remember Walter smoking cigarettes behind your garden gate? Wasn't Village Green the official first 'concept' album or am I mistaken about that?

You are. It was second. Apparently some band released an album in disguise as a fictional band the year before.

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4 June 2011
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DoctorRobert
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The Walrus said:

Can anyone name 5 Welsh bands/artists? a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

Super Furry Animals, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics……………Tom Jones…………….. I'm all out.

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4 June 2011
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The Walrus said:

GniknuS said:

Do you remember Walter smoking cigarettes behind your garden gate? Wasn't Village Green the official first 'concept' album or am I mistaken about that?

You are. It was second. Apparently some band released an album in disguise as a fictional band the year before.

Ah yes, the Monkees, of course.

In fairness I think Village Green began recording first.

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