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Most Underrated Band/Artist Ever?
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7 June 2011
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GniknuS said:

You know who's underrated as a songwriter, Jimi Hendrix. I love some of the stories he tells.

Well, underrated songwriters is a whole different ballpark, with Jim Cuddy and Burton Cummings (apples to those who name their respective bands!!)

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

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

7 June 2011
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Do we really have to guess who? Sheesh, share the land why don't you?

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7 June 2011
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Got Burton Cummingsapple01apple01apple01apple01apple01

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8 June 2011
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GniknuS said:

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.

Oh, absolutely! All the credit he gets as a guitarist or funk innovator or "sound painter" or whatever (all of which he deserves)

and yet he's not often mentioned for the number of classic songs (hell, the number of songs PERIOD) that he managed to write and record (even rough versions of) in a mere four years as a recording artist.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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8 June 2011
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I think it's unfortunate that artists get labeled so easily, songwriter or guitar player. Take Dylan for example, I've been listening to a lot of his early live stuff where it's just him and he's playing guitar, harmonica and singing at the same time and some of his songs on guitar are not easy to play. Granted, he's usually flat picking the really tough songs when he's playing live so I guess it could be slightly more difficult, but the concentration it takes to do all that is tremendous and yet you never hear Dylan referred to as a great musician, he's only the great songwriter.
Hendrix was obviously a ridiculous guitar player but he could write a good tune as well.

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What songs/albums/musicians you listen and think they are under appreciated ?

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Poets of the fall 

she was the sun, burning bright and brittle and,https://youtu.be/52nwiTs7bk8

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These guys. These guys are absolutely amazing. I wish I could be half as good as them.

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@MrMoonlight said
These guys. These guys are absolutely amazing. I wish I could be half as good as them.

[Live Tame Impala video]

Why did I think that post was going to be about them?a-hard-days-night-george-10 I actually decided to listen to them lately, though, and I'm hooked. a-hard-days-night-george-2 In fact, I think I may have found my favorite modern band.a-hard-days-night-ringo-10There are others I like, but... wow, they're awesome.

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15 November 2014
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Since I recently mentioned The Protomen in the what are you listening to? thread, I'll just copy my write up from over there: 

 

 I've been listening to The Protomen a lot. They're a band that has released two rock operas very loosely based on the Megaman video games. Act I: The Protomen is kind of a punkish rock sound, while Act II: Father of Death is a more '80s stadium rock, and in some places very orchestral sound. I prefer Act II (in fact, it's my 5th favorite album of all time), but Act I is good too, though it suffers from not fantastic production, being recorded basically in a garage. 

My favorite track from Act I, "Unrest in the House of Light":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIZJCiM-IaY

And my favorite track from Act II, and one of the songs that's been on constant play recently, "The Hounds":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBcDoZnN8ac

Go check them out, the physical copies have a ton of liner notes that flesh out the story. They're not appreciated nearly enough, so get 'em some more fans.
 

there you go. Extremely under appreciated band. 

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26 December 2014
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while this band does have a following, They are really known to the Public by one song. That song is called "Santeria". That's right the artist i choose is Sublime. I have been getting into them lately and i really don't hear too much about them other than inside there Fanbase

I Think that Rolling Stone should do a cover story of The Rolling Stones covering "Like a Rolling Stone" or if a Type of Beetle was named after The Beatles.

27 December 2014
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@meanmistermustard (you're currently online so I mentioned you)

 

Well, I made this thread which is quite similar to "most underrated bands". I didn't know such a thread existed before until @The John posted in it after 3 years. So I was wondering if you want to move/merge any thread, here is one as it's not used often.

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@Hey Jude !, I got them moved over for you.

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Ahhh Girl said
@Hey Jude !, I got them moved over for you.

 Thanks !!!

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It sort of depends where you live. In the UK Oasis (my favourite example to use) were very popular and one of the biggest things to happen in the 90s, but there people just didn't really like them. In the UK all of their albums went to #1 and they had 9 #1 singles, while over here they only had 1 top 10 hit. This is how much it can differ in different countries (and these are countries that are even situated next to each other) This goes for a lot of other bands as well, which is a shame. 

That makes this question very difficult to answer.

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