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Most Underrated Band/Artist Ever?
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The only Australian band I can think of is INXS. 

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I have to say that I can't tell if a band is Aussie, British or Canadian. a-hard-days-night-paul-1

 

I think there are some amazing Spanish spoken bands who are criminally underrated in English spoken market. The first name that comes to my mind is Soda Stereo, a band that deserves a name in the history of rock. If you don't mind the language barrier, you should check them. Gustavo Cerrati is a god.

 

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
4 June 2011
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Mith, have you ever heard of this Mexican duo called Rodrigo y Gabriela? They are this acoustic guitar duo who play ridiculously fast, I didn't know if they were popular down there or not, although most of their popularity was gained in Ireland. Anyway, they're pretty fantastic.

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Of course I have!! They are not *famous* the mainstream kind in Mexico but they're on the news after they did the soundtrack for a movie, I think they worked with Hans Zimmer. I have seen them in some cultural shows. (Mental note to myself : I need to get their music for Dad but soon)

 

There's another fantastic duet who have done amazing songs Jesse y Joy. I first saw them in a talk show and when they performed the third song I was already a fan. Their style is pop, but it's the good honest not saccarine kind.

 

 

And this song makes me so happy.

 

 

It's a true shame that sometimes excellent bands from Spain and Latinoamerica are not that popular in English spoken languages, and it's even worst when crappy singers do the crossover like Enrique Iglesias and Shakira. Shakira was a fantastic songwriter until she dyed her hair blond and turned herself into a pole dancer. I'm sorry Shakira but you know that's true.

 

Listen to this song. You would never believe it's the same person that wrote stuff like Loba.

 

 

 

A loose translation:

To love you, I need a reason, and it's hard to believe that there's no more than one in this love.

there's so much left inside this heart, and in spite of the saying "The time are wise", the pain is still felt.

Because all the time I spent next to you, left tissues (or wounds) very inside of me.

And I learned to take away seconds to time, you made me see the sky much deeper

next to you I think I gained a few kilos, with all your so many sweet kisses that you gave me

you made me developed the sense of smell, and I finally learned to love cats

you lifted from the paviment my shoes, to escape both flying for a while

but you forgot a final instruction, because I still don't know how to live without your love

and I discovered what a rose means, and you taught me to say white lies

to meet you at not appropiate hour, and to replace words with a look

and because of you I wrote more thousands songs, and even I forgave your mistakes

and I knew more than thousand ways to kiss, and I finally learned to love.

 

Amazing poem. Again, too bad now Shakira writes bullshit.

 

(sorry for derailing this guys) a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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5 June 2011
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DoctorRobert said:

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.

Well, before you get onto singers like Katherine Jenkins and Charlottle Church, there's lostprophets, Badfinger, The Automatic, Feeder and Bullet For My Valentine*.

*I may have used Wikipedia for a few of those.

That's right, Canada and Australia, an area the size of New Jersey and with a population the same size as Albania produces more famous rock groups than you.

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5 June 2011
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Well, Badfinger is sorta an exception, as all there success came in London and they had an Englishman. Although, counting Rush and the Band, Neil Young and the band, and Arcade Fire, WE WIN!!!

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
5 June 2011
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The Walrus said:

That's right, Canada and Australia, an area the size of New Jersey and with a population the same size as Albania produces more famous rock groups than you.

Hey, I haven't named any yet! a-hard-days-night-john-6
Australia has (I'm not sure how popular there are outside of Australia, but anyway):
AC/DC
INXS
Bee Gees
Savage Garden
Midnight Oil
Silverchair
Powderfinger
The Vines
Jet
Wolfmother
Men at Work
Air Supply
Cold Chisel
Spiderbait
Eskimo Joe
Grinspoon
The Living End
Kisschasy 
Pendulum
Karnivool
Birds of Tokyo
The Easybeats
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Then, in metal, there's (I hate these bands, but they exist):
Parkway Drive
I Killed the Prom Queen

Then in hip-hop, there's:
Bliss 'n' Eso
Hilltop Hoods

Then you've got funk bands like The Bamboos and Cat Empire, pop stars like Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton-John, John Farnham and Sophie Monk, country artists like Missy Higgins, Keith Urban, Kasey Chambers and the John Butler Trio.

…Did I seriously just type that all out?  
Anyway, yeah. That's a list of all the Australian artists I can think of. a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

Well, the Ukraine girls really knock me out  They leave the West behind 
5 June 2011
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The city of Detroit and its greater metro area produced more greats than Australia! (And certain Australian bands like Celibate Rifles and Radio Birdman would probly say the same!)

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5 June 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Well, Badfinger is sorta an exception, as all there success came in London and they had an Englishman. Although, counting Rush and the Band, Neil Young and the band, and Arcade Fire, WE WIN!!!

Well that's a bit like saying The Beatles weren't really a Liverpudlian band because they moved to London to become successful. Badfinger were from Swansea, Wales, though two who later joined (Molland and Evans) were Scousers.

I could name dozens of Welsh bands, although I do live in Cardiff and used to be a music journalist here. I even interviewed Katherine Jenkins a few times. My word, she's boring.

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5 June 2011
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Joe said:

I even interviewed Katherine Jenkins a few times. My word, she's boring.

Ha!

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5 June 2011
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I think The Turtles could be considered underrated.  I never heard of them until 3 weeks ago whilst listening to Pandora radio.  Jeez, I'm on a roll with these bands.  A couple more:

Death Cab for Cutie (more under-appreciated but still)

Smashing Pumpkins

Thin Lizzy

Motorhead

The Zombies

Iron Butterfly

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5 June 2011
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Jello said:

Jeez, I'm on a roll with these bands.  A couple more:

Thin Lizzy

I love Thin Lizzy!!!!! The Boys Are Back In Town is quintessential rock.

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
5 June 2011
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I don't know much about Thin Lizzy, but I love Whiskey in a Jar. It was epic in the movie In the Name of the Father. heart

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
6 June 2011
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I just discovered Death Cab for Cutie because of Jimmy Fallon's late night show. (My favorite late night show host. Very deserving of his spot.) I've really been digging them, a nice sound they have.

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6 June 2011
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For underrated, A'd say that would be called that A agree that Simon and Garfunkel's underrated, and the Jonas Brothers, Maroon 5, Billy Joel and A don't know if A'd really say he's underrated, but a lot of younger people like to say that Frank Sinatra and other stuff like that's bad just becuase he's so old only a lot of them A'd say probably haven't consciously heard much of his music!?

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6 June 2011
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Strawberry mentions something important, which is consciously heard these crooners (Sinatra, Dean Martin) but odds are they've heard it elsewhere.

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
6 June 2011
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I can't think of any!! brian-epstein

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6 June 2011
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Joe said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

Well, Badfinger is sorta an exception, as all there success came in London and they had an Englishman. Although, counting Rush and the Band, Neil Young and the band, and Arcade Fire, WE WIN!!!

Well that's a bit like saying The Beatles weren't really a Liverpudlian band because they moved to London to become successful. Badfinger were from Swansea, Wales, though two who later joined (Molland and Evans) were Scousers.

Not really. the Beatles still lived and performed in their himetown after they became well known and had a #1 hit.

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
6 June 2011
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GniknuS said:

Come on Daniel, NSync and Backstreet Boys can't both be underrated, it's either one or the other. Here were my thoughts (when I was younger…) NSync is basically only one guy, name one other band member? But BSB is a much greater collection, although they didn't have any superstar. (Nick Carter, lol)
So I'd say BSB was more underrated. Actually, neither were underrated because they were two of the most wildly successful pop groups of all time.

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7 June 2011
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Boy that's depressing, at least my boy band knowledge didn't drive you to London in AF 632. a-hard-days-night-george-10
You know who's underrated as a songwriter, Jimi Hendrix. I love some of the stories he tells.

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