Classic bands, big record sales, big legacy and millions of fans.......but you cant abide them ?

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  • WazmeisterWazmeister Frets: 3911
    JezWynd said:
    Led Zep (with the exception of side 2 of III). Anything with long haired bare chested singers wailing about their baby. Queen.
    Yep, plus...

    Led Zep
    Pink Floyd
    All heavy metal
    Genesis
    Toto
    Foreigner

    etc etc
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  • RobDaviesRobDavies Frets: 1788
    edited February 4
    I honestly don't think there's a single 'big' artist who's ENTIRE output I don't like....

    Of some of the artists mentioned so far...

    Never been a Beatles fan but there's always Paperback Writer....and a couple of other early pop songs. 

    Coldplay.   Hmmm.  That footage of the autistic kid at their gig crying while they played Fix You got me.... and God Put A Smile On Your Face is quite good. 

    U2.  There's about half a dozen tracks I like. 

    Clapton. I learnt to play while listening to The Best Of Cream, so he'll always be ok in my book.

    Does Simply a Red count as a big artist?  Struggling to think of any of their output that I like....
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  • TelejesterTelejester Frets: 643
    RobDavies said:
    I honestly don't think there's a single 'big' artist who's ENTIRE output I don't like....

    Of some of the artists mentioned so far...

    Never been a Beatles fan but there's always Paperback Writer....and a couple of other early pop songs. 

    Coldplay.   Hmmm.  That footage of the autistic kid at their gig crying while they played Fix You got me.... and God Put A Smile On Your Face is quite good. 

    U2.  There's about half a dozen tracks I like. 

    Clapton. I learnt to play while listening to The Best Of Cream, so he'll always be ok in my book.

    Does Simply a Red count as a big artist?  Struggling to think of any of their output that I like....
    Hand on heart, the only saving grace about the rolling stones is the silence between the tracks. 
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  • NeillNeill Frets: 373
    edited February 4
    George Formby
    Lamb of God
    Oh come on, George Formby doesn't belong in this thread.  Apart from being a virtuoso uke player he and his wife got thrown out of South Africa for playing to black audiences in fact Beryl (George's wife) told the National Party chief Malan to fuck off.  That's pure rock & roll, in 1946!

    And just for good measure they once turned down a lucrative tour of Australia because their old dog was ill and they wouldn't leave him at home.  You can't not admire a guy like that.


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  • proggyproggy Frets: 2031
    U2
    Iron Maiden
    ACDC

    And loads more.
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  • TelejesterTelejester Frets: 643
    tone1 said:
    Rush..

    up to and including grace under pressure.......awesome

    after gup........rubbish
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  • westwest Frets: 324
    Another vote for the rolling stones not one single redeemable feature , i would push the delete button on their whole oeuvre without hesitation .....
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  • kaypeejaykaypeejay Frets: 181
    I honestly admire people who can listen to many genres of music. I am not one of them but one man’s music is another man’s noise 
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  • fandangofandango Frets: 1105
    Metallica
    G'n'R and everything featuring Slash
    KISS
    Duran Duran, Take That, Spice Girls, etc etc
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  • TTBZTTBZ Frets: 598
    RobDavies said:
    Coldplay.   Hmmm.  That footage of the autistic kid at their gig crying while they played Fix You got me.....
    Wouldnt you be crying if you had to sit through a Coldplay gig as well?
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 3185
    edited February 4
    shaunm said:
    If you listen with an open mind there’s something in every bands back catalogue that you will like. 

    That is of course if youd dare to admit it. 

    Theres no no way you could listen to the entire back catalogue of the Beatles and not think at least once or twice “I like what they did there” or “that melody line is good”. Same with U2, same with Coldplay etc. 

    I dont understand why people like justin Beiber is as big as he is. Not my thing at all. 
    Yes but walking naked through a field of beetles to fetch a single Malteaser would not be worth it would it?

    And if there's anything good about me, I'm the only one who knows

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  • REM and Radiohead for starters
    My trading feedback

    is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?

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  • SCMIVSCMIV Frets: 14
    The Smiths (no matter how talented their guitarist, a career full of cloying bullshit)
    Pink Floyd (post Barrett, zzzzzzzzzzzzzz)
    Eric Clapton (I consider it charitable that the only reason Cream aren't include in this are that they're the kind of thing that I should like, but always thought someone else did that kind of thing better).

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  • Matt_McGMatt_McG Frets: 90
    I can't abide:

    U2
    The Rolling Stones (and the whole cult of 'Keef')
    Coldplay
    Dream Theatre (or really almost any prog-metal, or music that features guys shredding on 8 string guitars)
    Mumford and Sons (the hate burns strong for this one)
    Arcade Fire
    Eric Clapton (and until recently, really almost all 'blues' music made in the past 40 years, although I've gotten over that a bit with some of the younger jazzier blues guys)

    that doesn't necessarily mean that I hate every single thing they've produced (although that is the case with Mumford and Sons). I don't mind some of the Mick Taylor era Stones records, and and there's a couple of Arcade Fire tracks I don't mind. But, generally, I find them a waste of musical space.

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  • darthed1981darthed1981 Frets: 2114
    I wasn't going to join in here, but the mention of Mumford above compelled me.

    Mumford and Sons, not because they are BAD per se, but because they were so much worse than the other acts doing a similar thing at the same time (especially Laura Marling) and made it mysteriously big.

    Did give me a chance for a joke once though.

    Chap at work went to a Mumford's gig, he was complaining that he got stuck in traffic and was really late, I asked "did they wait for you?"

    Got me some laughs! :lol:
    Warning: this post may contain overtly affectionate references to Mary Spender
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  • BigLicks67BigLicks67 Frets: 497
    Probably the most successful music forms on the planet, but I nominate Rap & Hip Hop, 98% of which I find completely unlistenable, like having fat sweaty bloke shouting in your ear on public transport. I'll make an exception for Michael Franti & Grandmaster Flash, but that's it.

    Also, 80's & 90's power pop singers, eg Whitney Houston, awful yodelling up and down scales look at me singing.

    & Muse about as welcome as a Les Dawson piano break.
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 3185
    edited February 5


    & Muse about as welcome as a Les Dawson piano break.
    But without the skill on the piano

    And if there's anything good about me, I'm the only one who knows

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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 1539
    I liked muse at the start but get more meh with time.  I'm always surprised at the hatred for U2, Bono is of course a complete muppet but I loved everything up until and including achtung baby.

    Bands/artists I hate/are over rated
    Simple Minds
    Led Zeppelin
    Jamiroquai
    Kasabian
    AC/DC
    Bon Jovi
    Prince
    All R&B
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