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    Default Underrated/Overrated

    ...of the last few years

    (yes I did use the search button...if I missed a similar thread, you can blame it on my ADD)

    The Most Underrated artist - and you kind of wish they won't be the next big thing...so they don't turn into...

    The Most Overrated artist - you don't really get what everyone sees in them

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    ill probably get flamed on but Talking Heads. I tried listening to them but no I cant see how people drool over them so much

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    under: pulp, jarvis solo, asobi seksu, st. vincent
    over: vampire weekend (awful), wilco (not bad, just dontexcite or move or touch me, at least not live)
    7/26 Au Revoir Simone @ The Roxy, 8/1 Arcade Fire, the Unicorns, Dan Deacon at the Forum, 8/2 Burger a-Go-Go, @ Observatory, 8/9 Warpaint @ Observatory, 8/10 Warpaint @ The Ace, 8/23-24 FYF Fest, 9/11 Swans @ Roxy, 9/18 Neutral Milk Hotel @ Hollywood Bowl, 9/19 Chvrches @ Palladium, 9/30 Cibo Matto @ the Roxy, 10/9 Zola Jesus @ El Rey, 10/16 Massive Attack @ Greek Theater, 10/26 Asobi Seksu & Slowdive @ Royale

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    overrated: kings of leon

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    KOL are not overrated, underrated if anything.

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    i stand by my assertion that they are wildly overrated.

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    Listen to all 3 albums and then tell me they are overrated. They are one of the FEW pure Rock 'n' Roll bands around.

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    Overrated...
    Have to agree about Wilco there. I've tried, really I have. That goes for MMJ too.
    Fiery Furnaces...I realize it's mostly Pitchfork-type sites/mags that adore them, but I don't get it.
    Arctic Monkeys...but I think they're pretty much done now.
    Death Cab...does it not all sound the same?
    Hot Chip....I really think I have to see them live to appreciate them

    Underrated...
    Handsome Furs, Cloud Cult, Foals, Ghostland Observatory

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    Overrated:

    The entire Ed Banger style
    Arcade Fire
    Tiesto / Paul Van Dyk
    Holy Fuck (at least live)

    will do underrated later.

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    After reading these silly comments about Wilco, I am going to have to put them on the underrated list.

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    I agree with Stripe. Wilco is awesome.

    over rated: The Smiths, The Cure, Daft Punk

    under rated: Battles, Okkervil River, Roky Ericson
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    under: st. vincent
    100% agreed.

    Overrated: Wolf Parade. I do love Sunset Rubdown though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leo01g View Post
    ill probably get flamed on but Talking Heads. I tried listening to them but no I cant see how people drool over them so much
    I'm not going to flame you yet, but just ask... What kind of music DO you like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    I agree with Stripe. Wilco is awesome.

    over rated: The Smiths, The Cure, Daft Punk

    under rated: Battles, Okkervil River, Roky Ericson
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveItOut View Post
    Underrated...
    Handsome Furs, Cloud Cult, Foals, Ghostland Observatory
    I love Cloud Cult, but I'm lucky to find anyone else who's even heard of them. They're playing LA next week, but I can't make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    under: st. vincent
    st. vincent is talented, but i'd like her more if she wasn't such a liar about her age

    underrated:
    mission of burma
    the walkmen (new album will be on people's '08 top ten lists and deservedly so, you can quote me on this)

    overrated:
    coldplay

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    Overrated - And I really like or even love these groups, but after all the hyperbolic fluff and OMG they're saving the world hype, it's hard to listen to much more of it!!!
    Radiohead-always been my favorite band, but hard for any band to live up to their hype and anticipation of any breath they take
    Arcade Fire
    Justice
    Daft Punk
    The Who

    Underrated
    Menomena
    Grandaddy
    Shpongle
    Earlimart
    '99-'11...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleep View Post
    st. vincent is talented, but i'd like her more if she wasn't such a liar about her age

    underrated:
    mission of burma
    the walkmen (new album will be on people's '08 top ten lists and deservedly so, you can quote me on this)

    overrated:
    coldplay
    how did Annie Clark lie about her age?
    '99-'11...

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    Quote Originally Posted by humanoid View Post
    how did Annie Clark lie about her age?
    she was the opening act for the National sometime ago - told the audience a few times that it was her birthday and she had turned sixteen. probably joking but it didn't come across that way, especially since she's so youthful looking. i spent the entire time thinking, "woah, she's a child prodigy."

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    Overrated:

    Foo Fighters
    Justice
    Gogol Bordello


    Underrated:

    The Cranberries
    A Perfect Circle
    Sandra Collins
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    Quote Originally Posted by bleep View Post
    she was the opening act for the National sometime ago - told the audience a few times that it was her birthday and she had turned sixteen. probably joking but it didn't come across that way, especially since she's so youthful looking. i spent the entire time thinking, "woah, she's a child prodigy."

    weird...what a lying bitch!!!....ok just kidding

    I saw her open for the National too......very cool show
    '99-'11...

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    Overrated:

    Oasis
    Arctic Monkeys
    Klaxons
    Foo Fighters
    Gogol Bordello
    Jesus & Mary Chain
    Kings of Leon
    Death Cab for Cutie
    Vampire Weekend
    Tiesto
    Liars
    Deerhoof
    Ed Banger
    Roger Waters

    Still working on underrated...
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    Travis is vastly underrated
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    Quote Originally Posted by whynotsmile99 View Post
    Travis is vastly underrated
    do you think they're the Crowded House of this generation? i feel that way sometimes.

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    Underrated
    PJ Harvey
    Ladytron
    Lamb
    The Dining Rooms
    Ghostland Observatory
    Electrelane
    The Good, The Bad and the Queen
    ...

    Overrated
    MUSE

    06/30 Jack White - L'Olympia
    07/01 Slow Magic - Le Batofar
    07/29 Boris - The Mohawk
    08/31 Little Dragon - The Moody Theater
    10/03 Shonen Knife - Red 7
    09/12 GvsB IV w/Panda Bear, SOPHIE, DOSS, Ejecta - Granada Theater
    11/7,8,9 Fun Fun Fun - Auditorium Shores
    11/12 The Horrors - The Parish
    11/23 Caribou, Jessy Lanza - The Mohawk

    07, 08, 09, 10, 12.1, 13.1, 14.1

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    here's my underrated list:

    Kasabian
    Meat Beat Manifesto
    Ulrich Schnauss
    Overseer

    Overrated:
    The National
    Smashing Pumpkins

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackSwan View Post
    I'm not going to flame you yet, but just ask... What kind of music DO you like?
    I like all kind of music its just that talking heads just doesnt do it for me.

    Are all their songs like this?

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    overrated:
    fully agree with Wilco & Muse
    Nick Drake
    Gorillaz
    Bruce Springsteen

    underrated:
    Love
    Throbbing Gristle
    Donovan

    probably more to come
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    Overrated: Ed Banger anything and Vampire Weekend

    Underrated: The Beta Band, Olivia Tremor Control

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    I'm assumming everyone saying Daft Punk is overrated has seen them perform.
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