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Most Underrated Band/Artist Ever?
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Jello
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3 June 2011 - 9.30pm

I know there's a topic for most overrated, so I decided to make one about the underrated bands that happen to have some really good undiscovered songs.  For me, it would have to be Incubus, The Killers, and Lifehouse.  Maybe Snow Patrol.  What does everyone else think?  

"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?"

–John Lennon

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mr. Sun king coming together
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3 June 2011 - 9.35pm

Underrated would be James Taylor, probably. But Blue Rodeo would have go take the cake.

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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DoctorRobert
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3 June 2011 - 10.21pm

Cornershop.

You all will have read that Dave Dee is no longer with us. But Mickey and Titch and I would like to carry on the good work that's always gone down in number two.

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GniknuS
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3 June 2011 - 11.02pm

I've posted about this band a bunch of times, but I think the Meters are criminally underrated in the funk world. Everyone knows about George Clinton, James Brown, Kool and the Gang, and other funk bands (for good reason because they are all spectacular). But I've never heard anyone even close to the Meters in terms of talent and not that many people have heard of them.
In terms of rock I think Steely Dan is incredibly underrated, they have some of the most unbelievable guitar solos and drum tracks on some of their songs. Check out the solos on the song Bodhisattva, they are unbelievable, and the drums on Aja, just brilliant.

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The Walrus
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3 June 2011 - 11.37pm

DoctorRobert said:

Cornershop.

Inevitable pointless agreement.

This is far from their best song, but I think the average member here will appreciate the Beatles reference:

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time

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Daniel
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3 June 2011 - 11.46pm

The Jonas Brothers. Nick Jonas and the Administration. Hannah Montanna. Miley Cyrus. The Backstreet Boys. NSYNC. That's it.

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The Walrus
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3 June 2011 - 11.49pm

What about Serena Gomez? Isn't she underrated, Daniel?

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time

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GniknuS
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3 June 2011 - 11.55pm

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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PennyLane
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4 June 2011 - 12.06am

Nick Drake. Amazing English folk artist from the '70s. His life was tragic but his songwriting is beautiful.

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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4 June 2011 - 12.08am

PennyLane, you rock!! I completely forgot Drake!!

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 Walrus
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4 June 2011 - 12.11am

My only problem with Nick Drake is that I confuse him with the rapper Drake.

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PennyLane
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4 June 2011 - 12.16am

Thanks Sun King.
Walrus, Nick Drake is better than the rapper. Drake, the rapper, will always be an actor from Degrassi.

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.

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The Walrus
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4 June 2011 - 12.17am

That, I don't doubt.

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time

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CranberrySauce
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4 June 2011 - 12.39am

From what I've read, The Kinks don't seem to get as much attention as the other big British Invasion bands (The Rolling Stones, The Who, and of course The Beatles), and yet I feel they have some great music. "The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society" is great, and I've recently uncovered tons of other great tunes by them that I love.

Because the wind is high, it blows my mind.
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mr. Sun king coming together
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4 June 2011 - 12.42am

I think Simon and Garfunkel are underrated, as are CSNY (because of the endless bickering). 

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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GniknuS
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4 June 2011 - 12.56am

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?
Anyway, I love the Kinks and haven't heard a song of theirs that I didn't enjoy. Victoria is one of my favorites.
Well I know, well I know, well I know that everybody, well I know that everybody be happy, as happy as you and me.
You just put me in the mood for the Kinks, thanks Cranberry Sauce! (or I buried Paul?)

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PennyLane
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4 June 2011 - 12.57am

I think The Kinks are underappreciated rather than underrated. People know they are good but their success is overshadowed by the other Enhlish bands of the time. The same goes for CSNY.
Simon and Garfunkel aren't underrated in my opinion.

Well we all shine on like the moon, the stars, and the sun.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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4 June 2011 - 12.58am

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?

Some people say Sinatra had concept albums. The concept album history is fuzzy.

Edit: Penny Lane, I might use overshadowed for CSNY. Overshadowed by the bickering was the music.

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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Daniel
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4 June 2011 - 1.19am

The Walrus said:

What about Serena Gomez? Isn't she underrated, Daniel?

No, Selena Gomez is terrible. Almost as bad as Mitchell Musso, and worse than Demi Lovato. Demi Lovato's not all that great either, really the only thing I like about her is that she was in a movie with Nick and Joe!(: (and Kevin, but that's not as esiting)

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Daniel
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4 June 2011 - 1.41am

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.

I guess you're right, GniknuS. I remember being at daycare when I was really little though, and everybody was saying how the Backstreet Boys were terrible and I agreed with them, you know. I only ever liked a few of their songs. There's a lot of people who like them a real lot, though so that's why I said they were underrated. I really like NSYNC though, and I'd say they're better than the Backstreet Boys. But I believe Backstreet Boys were more popular. So if I'd have to choose one, I'd got with NSYNC Also, NSYNC were a bit more attractive, weren't they?

 

*17- Paul thinks so, too!*

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