Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (just plain horrible)
The Mars Volta (ditto)
The Rapture (ditto)
Joanna Newsom (ditto)
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I'm going to make a set of pogs out of your vertebrae.
Interpol - agree
Pavement - wtf?
Wilco - now I know you're joking
Arctic Monkeys - slightly overrated. Coachella set was a bit disappointing
The Police - totally agree
CHYSY, MV - don't you have to be actually admired by someone to be overrated?
Rapture - meh
Newsom - horrible? are you fucking kidding me?
The answer is Radiohead and the Arcade Fire are overrated.
We aren't even rated yet. Give us time to be overrated. It is a growth process.
I like "One Armed Scissor", but it's a limited track (in terms of, you know, musical prowess)
Does it get better after that? Or what?
"Overrated" is a term usually reserved for things that aren't really particularly good, yet get credit for greatness--not things you admit are great but you just don't think are AS great as their diehard fans make them out to be. That's kinda what diehard fans do.
Whatever else you want to say about them, both bands kinda created a sound that was fairly distinctly their own, which is the reason almost all legendary bands are legends.
And the correct answer is Rolling Stones, sorry.
Yeah, the Rolling Stones were good in the 60's, with some decent stuff in the 70's, but nothing since.
Even then, I dunno... there's about ten good Stones songs, but the fact that they get considered to be one of the greatest bands ever, somehow in the same category as The Beatles or Floyd... it just annoys the shit out of me. The Stones made good simple bluesy rock music (sometimes good), but that was all they ever did. Every other major band that came up during that time period evolved, the Stones never did.
AF, Pitchfork enjoys being on their knees more for them than RH
I still love this PF parody sucking off RH
Someone gets a pat on the back if you can locate the Kid A parody where they have Radiohead superimposed on top of NSync back from 2000.
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Everything else you said is spot on though.
Flight of the Conchords.
For your health
Radiohead>Flight of The Concords>Arcade Fire
2 oz blended whiskey
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp powdered sugar
1/2 slice lemon
Shake blended whiskey, juice of lemon, and powdered sugar with ice and strain into a whiskey sour glass. Decorate with the half-slice of lemon, top with the cherry, and serve.
To answer your question Tom: no, I kinda don't like rock n' roll. Bob Seger can keep his old records on his motherfucking shelf--I like shit a little bit more progressive. Beatles might be the best band ever, but I'll be fucking goddamned if I ever listen to She Loves You willingly again, and Satisfaction is basically on the same line of craftsmanship except one was an embarassing teenager's song and the other was a career-definer.
When Pet Sounds came out The Beatles knew they couldn't just put out another consistent record again, and that forced the brilliance of Sgt. Pepper to come to fruition. Somehow the Stones were completely comfortable with the fact that they exited one of the most tumultuous periods in cultural history as the exact same musicians they were when they entered it. Sorry, but I don't consider that consistent--I consider it shallow.
A better rock band? I mean, I guess, if we're accepting the definition that I gather you're implying for "rock." But just rocking isn't really all that difficult. Lots of fucking bands are better rock bands than The Beatles and Floyd, because they elevated themselves above just "rocking." Nirvana's a better rock band than Radiohead too, who gives a fuck?
Although, just to play Devil's Advocate, I challenge you to find anything that the Stones ever did that wails harder than Gilmour's solo at the end of Comfortably Numb or the breakdown in Happiness Is A Warm Gun. Failing that, I cite Helter Skelter.
No you cant, cause then should we seperate Radiohead pre and post OK Computer? You cant do that.
This is a tough argument as it is since AF only has 2 records, but they have been elevated to such a high "status" in the matter of 3 years. Radiohead has put out 6 albums and has been around for almost 20 years. Most of their acclaim has been well earned and most people know it. The thing with them(I think) is that at this stage in their career, they are getting an insane amount of ass kissing that it turns some people off so there are lots of arguments like this. Then there is the whole pretentious b.s. also to go with it and whatnot.
yeah, they only have two full lengths but with with their singles (i'm thinking cold wind/brazil) and their rarities i think that's enough to gauge whether they're overrated or not.
yeah, funeral made the reviewers jizz all over everything but that was legitimate. i think the buildup to neon bible pushed some people past objective listenings and consequently created a classic example of overrating.
but i don't care what you say, i'm only admitting to them being overrated since neon bible.