Artists You're "Supposed To Be Into" But Just Don't Care About That Much

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Waves Crashing, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    LOL.

    Dylan, Springsteen and Radiohead are clearly winning the thread, as they always do with these threads.

    It's probably safe to say that they are among the strongest examples of 'polarizing' artists.
     
  2. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    They're probably happy to win--look at how many people are aware of them and think about them.

    Loudon Wainwright III . . . John Prine . . . even Bob Seger aren't mentioned near as often.
     
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  3. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

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    The Kinks. They have probably 20 songs I like and we're good fun the 2x I saw them live, but I don't own any non-comp albums or see then as being as great as th ey are touted as being.
     
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  4. Boy Blue

    Boy Blue Well-Known Member

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    Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones.
     
  5. STGATX

    STGATX Forum Resident

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    Tom Waits and Radiohead
     
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  6. Phil Collins
    Stevie Nicks - For that matter, any Fleetwood Mac post-Peter Green.
    But especially Stevie Nicks.
     
  7. Tony F.

    Tony F. Active Member

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    Oh my God, I totally forgot about Tom Waits! This is the one that stumps me perhaps even more than Bob Marley. It's like listening to a carnival. I just don't get it. Thank you for mentioning it.
     
  8. Paper Wizard

    Paper Wizard Forum Resident

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    Easy..............Springsteen. Never liked his stuff.
     
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  9. MelodyFair

    MelodyFair Histoire de Melody Fair

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    Radiohead, I just don’t enjoy their music.
     
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  10. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    Some of us have a bunch of albums like this:



    So "it's like listening to a carnival" is a bonus point.
     
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  11. PlushFieldHarpy

    PlushFieldHarpy Forum Resident

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    My Bloody Valentine. I had Loveless on cassette. Didn't really like it. I finally got to the point where I did appreciate it, but never felt the need to get it on cd or vinyl.
     
  12. StuJM84

    StuJM84 Forum Resident

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    Coldplay, easiest answer I can ever give. Just doesn't do it for me at all.
     
  13. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    Try Propeller, I think that one is pretty easy to get into as a whole (although it tails off toward the end).
     
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  14. davenav

    davenav High Plain Grifter

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    Velvet Underground
    Nick Cave
    Radiohead
    The Cure
     
  15. Tony F.

    Tony F. Active Member

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    Ah, well that makes sense. I hate clowns, so...

    In fact, one of the reasons why I never loved Sgt. Pepper's was because of songs like "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite". Hell, maybe I just hate carnivals. I should probably avoid the Insane Clown Posse.
     
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  16. drad dog

    drad dog Forum Resident

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    Bee Thousand is the stuff. I think it's widely known. I am a fan but I don't delve. I got the Suitcase and I periodically go through it. It's a giant catalog of things that Pollard liked that he did. What could be better than to find out just what's in there? Gradually the tunes filter into my random access memory. He's an american treasure.
     
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  17. Jimmy Mac

    Jimmy Mac Zooropa... better by design

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    Pink Floyd for sure...I will never "get it"
     
  18. drad dog

    drad dog Forum Resident

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    I'm not following. Bands that have 20 songs that I like are some of my my favorites.
     
  19. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

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    Queen, am I supposed to be into Queen I don't know, I personally do not know anybody who is.
     
  20. No Bull

    No Bull Forum Resident

    Wow. When I read this thread title the 1st band i though of was Arcade Fire... for real.
     
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  21. No Bull

    No Bull Forum Resident

    I agree. two or three good singles...but I could say the same about Foreigner or Styx. Why has Queen always been so hyped?
     
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  22. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

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    The soundtrack to Flash Gordon worked, pretentious, overblown, lightweight and perfect, that's it. Philip Glass is the same his music works when when in context out side of the movie no.
     
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  23. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Tom Petty. With his influences, similar to mine, and his crack band, I should really dig what he did, but it just leaves me feeling "meh". I'm not sure whether it's his voice or his songs that turn me away.
     
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  24. No Bull

    No Bull Forum Resident

    I am a big, big, Petty fan... but I view him as one of the premiere singles artist of his generation...but not a guy that ever came out with a masterpiece album or two... so I can understand your "meh".
     
  25. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

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    I like them or I would not have seen them twice.

    But I read folks saying Ray Davies is the greatest writer in the British invasion, and there is no way his catalog compares for me to Townshend or Jagger/Richards, let alone Lennon/McCartney. Personally, I'm more enthused about Pete Ham.
     

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