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    (Original post by Teslamegafan)
    I believe it was Socrates who said everybody should be allowed an opinion but not all opinions are of equal value.
    I am taking issue with the fact OP calls these bands overrated. No self respecting music reviewer would call either of these bands overrated and they have the authority/valid opinion in this case and I am definitely not arguing against them.
    I don't think they are overrated. Should have added that.
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    (Original post by Teslamegafan)
    I believe it was Socrates who said everybody should be allowed an opinion but not all opinions are of equal value.
    I am taking issue with the fact OP calls these bands overrated. No self respecting music reviewer would call either of these bands overrated and they have the authority/valid opinion in this case and I am definitely not arguing against them.
    But I definitely am.
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    This will be a very long list...

    Taylor Swift
    Britney Spears
    Madonna
    Kesha
    Nicki Minaj
    Lady Gaga
    Demi Lovato
    Carly Rae Jepsen
    Foxes
    Cheryl Cole
    Adele
    Lorde
    Sia
    Katy Perry
    Beyonce
    Rihanna
    Marina and the Diamonds
    Lana Del Rey
    Halsey
    Ryn Weaver
    Nicole Scherzinger
    St. Vincent
    Grimes
    Crystal Castles
    Florence and The Machine
    Ellie Goulding
    Daughter
    La Roux
    Charli XCX
    MSMR
    Regina Spektor
    Imogen Heap
    Eminem
    One Direction
    Clean Bandit
    Years & Years
    The 1975
    Two Door Cinema Club
    Arctic Monkeys
    The Beatles
    Radiohead
    Nirvana
    The Smiths
    The Neighbourhood
    Hozier
    Mika
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    (Original post by driftawaay)
    But I definitely am.
    Unfortunately your opinion on this matter does not supersede the authority of music reviewers and others closely associated with the music industry. You're fighting a losing battle, sorry
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    (Original post by Asexual Demigod)
    This will be a very long list...

    Taylor Swift
    Britney Spears
    Madonna
    Kesha
    Nicki Minaj
    Lady GagaDemi Lovato
    Carly Rae Jepsen
    Foxes
    Cheryl ColeAdele
    Lorde
    Sia
    Katy Perry
    Beyonce
    Rihanna
    Marina and the Diamonds
    Lana Del Rey
    Halsey
    Ryn Weaver
    Nicole Scherzinger
    St. Vincent
    Grimes
    Crystal Castles
    Florence and The Machine
    Ellie Goulding
    Daughter
    La Roux
    Charli XCX
    MSMR
    Regina Spektor
    Imogen Heap
    Eminem
    One Direction
    Years & Years
    The 1975
    Two Door Cinema Club
    Arctic Monkeys
    The Beatles
    Radiohead
    Nirvana
    The Smiths
    The Neighbourhood
    Hozier
    Mika
    Lol most of those are like contemporary pop artists though. Most of them are overrated or do not deserve any success at all, I am talking more about artists that have had decades long careers and are considered to be of legendary status
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    (Original post by Teslamegafan)
    Unfortunately your opinion on this matter does not supersede the authority of music reviewers and others closely associated with the music industry. You're fighting a losing battle, sorry
    Music reviewers are just people who like to listen to music like anybody else. Nobody is entitled to agree that x artists are good just because reviewers like them There are lots of albums that reviewers praise and then lots of people find them **** as hell. There is no 'right' or 'wrong' opinion, people like different sorts of music. I am sorry if it bothers you so much that some people have their own thoughts instead of conforming to what others think. You stay happy being a sheep and I will stay happy having my own thoughts. If it bothers you that some people don't like the music you do then perhaps threads like this aren't the best for your blood pressure so do yourself a favor and go be PMS-y somewhere else.
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    (Original post by Kiytt)
    >Pink Floyd overrated

    Literally the pioneers of prog rock
    Not everyone likes progressive rock.
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    who do you think is under rated then? Or successful but not over rated.

    This is silly.
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Vampire weekend aren't even rated that highly, like still hardly anyone has heard of them and those who do know either A-Punk or/and one of their singles from their newest album.
    They have over 2 million likes on their Facebook page...
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    blur are great, Modern Life is Rubbish and Parklife have loads of catchy songs
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    Just to make clear I am the opposite of a sheep. I found these bands by myself. Oh and I think music reviewers, although not the perfect authority, know more than you. But you can like whatever you want to like. Not my problem.
    (Original post by driftawaay)
    Music reviewers are just people who like to listen to music like anybody else. Nobody is entitled to agree that x artists are good just because reviewers like them There are lots of albums that reviewers praise and then lots of people find them **** as hell. There is no 'right' or 'wrong' opinion, people like different sorts of music. I am sorry if it bothers you so much that some people have their own thoughts instead of conforming to what others think. You stay happy being a sheep and I will stay happy having my own thoughts. If it bothers you that some people don't like the music you do then perhaps threads like this aren't the best for your blood pressure so do yourself a favor and go be PMS-y somewhere else.
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    hey but oasis are great, so all is forgiven
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    (Original post by JD1lla)
    who do you think is under rated then? Or successful but not over rated.

    This is silly.
    I can't think of any underrated right now, most of my favorite artists are highly acclaimed and successful.

    Why is it silly? I am just asking people what are some bands that are wildly successful but you cannot see the appeal.
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    Pop:

    -Adele is only OK, not a national treasure/best current artist or whatever.

    -Macklemore is too preachy.

    -Taylor Swift's success relative to equally or more talented female pop artists is pretty much incomprehenisble.

    -But not as incomprehensible as radio producers thinking that Fetty Wap's gimmick is worth more than one song

    -The exact same applies to George Ezra and The 1975

    Overrated classics I don't really know because I don't listen to classics that don't interest me. But this includes The Beatles, Radiohead, Queen and Coldplay


    Also anyone reposting that gay **** about how some classic artist is so much more talented than Beyonce because of how many producers she uses compared to them and how amazing their lyrics are compared to asking who runs the world. Newsflash: whichever lyrics you're quoting are actually meaningless and ****.
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    (Original post by Asexual Demigod)
    They have over 2 million likes on their Facebook page...
    Likes don't really equate to fans, and most of their listeners are from the US. There's a reason why they've only come to the UK/Europe a couple of times. They haven't even toured the small O2 academy venues since 2010...
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    (Original post by Teslamegafan)
    Just to make clear I am the opposite of a sheep. I found these bands by myself. Oh and I think music reviewers, although not the perfect authority, know more than you. But you can like whatever you want to like. Not my problem.
    There is no such thing as 'know more than' or 'know less than' when it comes to music, you listen to something and you like it or you don't. It has nothing to do with 'knowing' anything.

    But congratulations on finding these bands by yourself, must have been hard to track them down with a GPS on the other side of the Atlantic.
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    Taylor Swift, omfg I am sick of hearing about her all the time.
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Likes don't really equate to fans, and most of their listeners are from the US. There's a reason why they've only come to the UK/Europe a couple of times. They haven't even toured the small O2 academy venues since 2010...
    Still, having 2 million likes is a lot considering over 99% of bands in the world don't even have 1/3 of their success.
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    Radiohead and Nirvana are probably my top picks. If you are an oasis fan then I'm sure you'll enjoy Noel's recent comments regarding Radiohead.
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    (Original post by VladThe1mpaler)
    Radiohead and Nirvana are probably my top picks. If you are an oasis fan then I'm sure you'll enjoy Noel's recent comments regarding Radiohead.
    haha I love Noel's rants. I actually LOVE LOVE LOVE Noel's band, the High Flying Birds, the album they released this year is my #1 album this year. It's just ridiculously good. I like Oasis as well but I'm not a big fan or anything.

    And I don't like Nirvana at all. That's another overrated on my list.
 
 
 
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