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liquidsnake28
12-31-2009, 08:38 AM
I don't know about overrated but I'd say Embryonic from Flaming Lips was probably the most underrated. It's definitely underappreciated and was forgotten about when most people did their best of the year lists.

TomAz
12-31-2009, 08:59 AM
It made #4 on PFs list.

TommyboyUNM
12-31-2009, 09:06 AM
Tom showed 1 post in why the whole overrated/underrated thing is generally a stupid discussion.

liquidsnake28
12-31-2009, 09:23 AM
It should have been #4 or higher on most people's lists.

TomAz
12-31-2009, 09:23 AM
Underrated is overrated, in other words.

TommyboyUNM
12-31-2009, 09:24 AM
It should have been #4 or higher on most people's lists.

Because of that statement, I think the album is now overrated.

TomAz
12-31-2009, 09:25 AM
Overrated is the new black.

TommyboyUNM
12-31-2009, 09:29 AM
Black is highly underrated.


Oh wait, I just kind of praised it. Now it's overrated again.

liquidsnake28
12-31-2009, 09:45 AM
I think MMP, Bitte Orca and Veckatimest are totally underrated because you never hear anything about those albums. Pitchfork and everybody else just completely ignored them. WTF? Now Glaring From Spacious Woods and Mountains of Eternal Frost is just so overrated. Nobody stops talking about that damn album everywhere you go!

wmgaretjax
12-31-2009, 10:37 AM
i c wut u did there.

BlackSwan
12-31-2009, 10:41 AM
Black is highly underrated.


I think it is white that is truly underrated. Unless we are talking about being white. That is still totally awesome. Well, except for all the sunburns.

LooseAtTheZoo
12-31-2009, 11:18 AM
Veckatimest was so overrated.

Bromst was underrated.

There are my two.

amyzzz
12-31-2009, 11:32 AM
Bitte Orca seems overrated to me. Meh.

TommyboyUNM
12-31-2009, 11:35 AM
Bromst was underrated.

I think Bromst is a giant pile of shit. But it's probably just a normal-sized pile of shit. So it could be looked at as underrated in that sense.


Do you guys see why this "overrated/underrated" shit is stupid? Album A could be better than album B, but album A could also be talked about in a more negative way cause it's "overrated." When that should be irrelevant. Talk about albums based on what you think of them, not in comparison to what other people think of them.

Neutral Milk Hotel
12-31-2009, 11:37 AM
Underrated: ...at the moment of our most needing - Rock Plaza Central
Overrated: The xx

djandrews25
12-31-2009, 11:37 AM
This thread is highly underrated.

amyzzz
12-31-2009, 11:38 AM
more like overrated

Neutral Milk Hotel
12-31-2009, 11:38 AM
its overratedness is underrated

djandrews25
12-31-2009, 11:39 AM
Given the obvious discontent with the discussion, im going with underrated.

mountmccabe
12-31-2009, 11:42 AM
Do you guys see why this "overrated/underrated" shit is stupid? Album A could be better than album B, but album A could also be talked about in a more negative way cause it's "overrated." When that should be irrelevant. Talk about albums based on what you think of them, not in comparison to what other people think of them.

Spelling everything out for people is overrated.


That is to say your earlier statements


Because of that statement, I think the album is now overrated.


Black is highly underrated.


Oh wait, I just kind of praised it. Now it's overrated again.

Made your point in an interesting fashion. But, like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, you are tarnishing your good name and early, important, vital work with banal offerings.

MissingPerson
12-31-2009, 11:45 AM
All I know is, this thread is no Bagman.

TommyboyUNM
12-31-2009, 11:46 AM
I feel like I have to dumb it down for people sometimes. I appreciate the encouraging words, though. You're an underrated person, John.

amyzzz
12-31-2009, 11:49 AM
Bagman is overrated. This thread is better.

MarkO
12-31-2009, 11:50 AM
Animal Collective are unlistenable. I really wonder what people see in that band.

amyzzz
12-31-2009, 11:51 AM
re: AC, yes, also overrated. I have arguments over that album at least once a week with my husband.

TommyboyUNM
12-31-2009, 11:51 AM
Your sig is overrated and unreadable, MarkO.

liquidsnake28
12-31-2009, 11:51 AM
Tommy, I just wanted to use this thread as a resource to find good (underrated) albums that I haven't heard yet, nothing more. I just threw "overrated" in there as well because I thought "why not?" I've only heard Bromst once, now I'll listen to it again. I'm downloading Rock Plaza Central right now. It's pretty simple really.

TommyboyUNM
12-31-2009, 11:54 AM
Thread In Which You Tell Me About Good Albums I May Not Have Listened To


That's a better title than this, though there's probably already a thread for what you're seeking.

amyzzz
12-31-2009, 11:55 AM
Too verbose, Tommy.

TommyboyUNM
12-31-2009, 11:58 AM
But it gets the point across.

amyzzz
12-31-2009, 11:59 AM
I feel like I might trip and hurt myself trundling through the words in your title, Tommy.

liquidsnake28
12-31-2009, 12:02 PM
Also, only 2009 albums.

mountmccabe
12-31-2009, 12:03 PM
I feel like I have to dumb it down for people sometimes. I appreciate the encouraging words, though. You're an underrated person, John.

I'll underrate you


I was making a joke; I'd spell it out but that'd seem to be overkill.

TommyboyUNM
12-31-2009, 12:04 PM
Tell me about 2009 albums


That's the thread for you, Tim. You're welcome.

amyzzz
12-31-2009, 12:05 PM
Tomzeez is supre-ing it up today.

MuseRadio
12-31-2009, 12:07 PM
Bitte Orca seems overrated to me. Meh.


100% agreed.

TommyboyUNM
12-31-2009, 12:10 PM
I was making a joke; I'd spell it out but that'd seem to be overkill.

Give me some credit, please. No explanation needed.


Tomzeez is supre-ing it up today.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d136/tommyboyunm/009.jpg

mountmccabe
12-31-2009, 12:12 PM
Give me some credit, please. No explanation needed.

Good show, sir. Apparently I have been underrating you.

Mr. Dylanja
12-31-2009, 12:12 PM
Tommy is an underrated party animal, Amy is overrated, she doesn't even drink.

amyzzz
12-31-2009, 12:17 PM
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d136/tommyboyunm/009.jpg
YES

paulthomasanderson
12-31-2009, 12:34 PM
Overrated: The xx

Pretty much.

bmack86
12-31-2009, 01:19 PM
What about records that are perfectly rated? Dinosaur Jr.'s new one falls into that category.

As much as I love it, I think that Girls album got overrated. It's really good, but I'm surprised at the amount of love it's gotten.

BlackSwan
12-31-2009, 01:46 PM
Bitte Orca seems overrated to me. Meh.


100% agreed.

If you listen to Muse too much you lose the ability to recognize music that is actually good. It's a shame no one told you two before it was too late.

amyzzz
12-31-2009, 01:49 PM
You're going to get some nasty whiplash from the quick changes in your opinion of Muse.

BlackSwan
12-31-2009, 02:00 PM
I convinced myself they were worth liking for brief period. One of the unfortunate consequences of the Radiohead/Elbow/Blur withdrawals I have been experiencing.