Bands Or Artists You Think Should Like More

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mwheelerk, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk Believe In Music Record Shop Thread Starter

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    That’s a tough comparison for anyone to live up to.
     
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  2. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    I'd pick these as well.

    The Beatles have had almost universal critical & popular acclaim, have influenced loads of bands I love yet I struggle to get through half a side of vinyl with them. Truthfully, I can only think of three songs I actually like.

    With Led Zep, I quite like some of the acoustic stuff but their rock stylee leaves me cold. Just don't like screaming, I suppose.

    Obviously, I entirely understand that this is my loss.
     
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  3. ToneLa

    ToneLa Forum Resident

    The Stones. Past a couple of late sixties tunes I don't find much there to love, just admire.

    The Who: lost their way after My Generation, IMO but people think I'm from Neptune thinking that!

    Post-Syd Floyd. At least I'm not alone with this one.
     
  4. Spinmeout

    Spinmeout Forum Resident

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    Dylan
    Queen
    Leonard Cohen
     
  5. Siegmund

    Siegmund Forum Resident

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    [QUOTE="ToneLa, post: 17231884, member: 65932"]The Stones. Past a couple of late sixties tunes I don't find much there to love, just admire.

    The Who: lost their way after My Generation, IMO but people think I'm from Neptune thinking that!

    Post-Syd Floyd. At least I'm not alone with this one.[/QUOTE]

    I own their run of albums from 12x5 up to Some Girls but I'd agree with you. They are a cold band.
     
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  6. Siegmund

    Siegmund Forum Resident

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    I ought to be a Nick Cave fan but I'm not. I have very little curiosity about exploring his oeuvre.

    Ditto Tori Amos.
     
  7. efraley

    efraley Forum Resident

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    Grunge, hip hop, most heavy metal.....I'm really showing my age, aren't I?
     
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  8. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Forum Resident

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    Ya, Bonamassa played Rory Gallagher's guitar, and it still didn't help. :laugh:
     
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  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    If I like them that's as far as it goes...no plus or minus here...
     
  10. Boswell

    Boswell Forum Resident

    There is nothing remotely appealing about Billie Holidays voice?
    I'm out! Lamest thing I've ever heard a human say and more than two people like!
     
  11. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

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    Springsteen is one I never got into.
    Mostly because I'm not too fond of his voice (same with Dylan).

    Darryl
     
  12. Whoopycat

    Whoopycat Forum Resident

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    Springsteen as far as top tier legends go.

    This is exactly how I feel about Arcade Fire. Not only is it not my thing, but I despise their music. They make U2 sound understated by comparison. Saw them on SNL a couple weeks ago and it looked like they were trying to rip off LCD Soundsystem.

    Apologies and all due respect to their fans on this forum.
     
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  13. Mogens

    Mogens Forum Resident

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    Arcade Fire and the Decembrists fail to land their ambitious artistic gambits... but they don’t know it and act as if they have. I can point to some AF songs that I like, but overall i don’t think they’re successful.
     
  14. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

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    I really love The Decembrist's music and I can even live with their tendency toward grand concepts. But the lead singer's soy boy voice is almost a deal breaker.
    As for Arcade Fire, I listened to and enjoyed The Suburbs a lot the year it was in vogue, but I haven't listened to it since. There is something about them that I just don't trust, but I can't put my finger on it.
     
  15. Phasecorrect

    Phasecorrect Forum Resident

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    Jackson Brown
     
  16. Weirwolfe

    Weirwolfe Forum Resident

    Dylan
    Nirvana
    Big Star
    Slayer
    Pearl Jam
    Dire Straits
     
  17. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

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    He was really good early on. Late for the Sky is still one of my favorites. And The Pretender has same good stuff. But his writing got lazy. He was always political, but sharp social observations gave way to bumper-sticker sloganeering. And when he wasn't engaging in that sort of thing, he was putting out stuff like "Somebody's Baby." Hard to believe that the same guy who wrote "Fountain of Sorrow" --among others--wrote that paint-by-numbers tripe.
     
  18. Mainline461

    Mainline461 Forum Resident

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    Grateful Dead - tried, just doesn't get it for me ...
     
  19. Doctor Fine

    Doctor Fine Forum Resident

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    Swinging, loose and authentic are the qualities I prize.
    For me that excludes Led Zep, Springsteen, Diana Krall and the Band.
    They all sound like pompous blowfish all puffed up and nowhere to go.
    I'm not the only one to notice Springsteen is inauthentic:
    Bruce Springsteen's "Racing In The Street" begins with a detailed description of a car. "I got a '69 Chevy with a 396," Springsteen sings. "Fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor.'' Ask any car nut and they'll tell you that fuelie heads can't go on a 1969 Chevy 396.
    Led Zep is mostly a noise band with a lot of screeching and thumping. Great FUN but totally fake like hair extensions and glue on nails.
    Diana Krall has a wispy nothing voice and sings the same darn song every time, they all sound alike, it's just "a style---like a clothing fashion."
    And the Band?
    C'mon, these guys are from Canada pretending to be Civil War Rebels complete with lumpy, stiff rhythm and pompous dumpster diving redneck low rent corn.
    I'll grant you their songwriting is amazing---but their "schtick" is annoying.
    There.
    Let the hate begin.
    It's just my OPINION, folks.
    If you have a different view that will change my mind I'm all ears.
    If you think no one has the right to dislike your favorite group that is YOUR problem.
    Just about everybody I know worships all these groups I mentioned.
    I don't get it.
     
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  20. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

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    I like those two 1970 albums--American Beauty and Workinman's Dead. Some good stuff. But it's not really representative of what their reputation is based on, so I'm with you--the jamming and all that leaves me cold.
     
  21. Mogens

    Mogens Forum Resident

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    I stopped reading at “soy boy,” take your alt-right code language elsewhere please.
     
  22. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

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    Too bad. You are not going to tell me what words to use and I know nothing of this 'alt-right" that you speak of. You have no idea where I stand.
    And yes, the singer's voice is almost a deal breaker. Still have several albums by them though.....
     
  23. Diablo Griffin

    Diablo Griffin Synthpop, City Pop, and Rock Enthusiast

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    The Clash
    U2
    Bob Dylan
    Metallica
    R.E.M.
    XTC
    The Smiths
    Pixies
    The Grateful Dead
    Adam and the Ants
    Talking Heads
    Bob Seger
    Bruce Springsteen
    Billy Joel
    Elvis Costello

    It's odd, but despite having a huge 80's listening bias, I don't care for college rock or 'punkier' new wave all that much.
     
  24. I haven't tried a whole ton, but I'm the same way. I have TONS of respect for The Dead -- just no actual interest in their music.

    Occasionally, like maybe once every 5 years, I'll hear some Dead that sparks some interest in me -- but then I'll listen to some more (different) stuff of theirs, and not quite get it.
     
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  25. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

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    How did Adam and the Ants end up on this list? No one would ever say you should like them.
     
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