The most overrated band and/or singer

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This thread is funny when it's serious. There's probably not any band or singer that once well-known and popular can't be called over-rated. Particularly true when enough time has passed that the band's relevance has diminished.

For my own contribution to this thread, I'll name The Ramones.

I like The Ramones, but that's because I like most punk. But I also think they get an insurmountable amount of recognition and credit, even though they weren't the first (or best) punk band of that era.

JMO :)
 

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The Eagles
Wow really?
I know! just because I really can't stand to listen to them anymore doesn't mean they're overrated

just because Henley, Frey and Feldner are all bu**-reaming a-holes, doesn't mean they aren't talented

but Joe Walsh could play an out-of-tune guitar and fart into a mic and I would still applaud like a madman. I just can't seem to bring myself to dislike the guy
 
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There is some really decent stuff that has come out in the last 10-12 years if you have a strange eclectic taste in music...The Decemberists early stuff, frightened rabbit, some of Bright eyes early stuff (love fevers and mirrors, but it may be more tied to my mindset when I first heard the album)

but Green Day and U2 are my overrated artists

also heard that Kurt Cobain was working with Michael Stipe before he passed, I think those results would have really shown what he could have become away from Nirvana...sadly we will never know...
 

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Eagles.

But I do have three times as many James Gang albums than Eagles albums because the Eagles album came into the house with SWMBO.

I also saw Eagles open for Yes.
 

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Nobody mentioned Tom Petty, which I don't think is overrated BTW.
well, actually...

except for "Runnin' Down a Dream" I would say the 2 TP albums produced by Jeff Lynne were both highly overrated

can't stand the way he does backing vocal tracks. ruined Roy Orbison's "You Got It"
 

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Nobody mentioned Tom Petty, which I don't think is overrated BTW.
Someone will think he's overrated. Every artist who sold anything is overrated by someone. It could be a ****ty cover band who gets gigs and there will be someone out there thinking they're overrated cause people are clapping for them and they keep getting gigs.
 

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Someone will think he's overrated. Every artist who sold anything is overrated by someone. It could be a ****ty cover band who gets gigs and there will be someone out there thinking they're overrated cause people are clapping for them and they keep getting gigs.
I love getting paid to play gigs in my sh*tty, overrated cover band
 

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I love getting paid to play gigs in my sh*tty, overrated cover band
And there's someone I'm sure out there who thinks you're overrated. Personally I just vibe with what I like and ignore what I don't.

There's no way to quantify music quality. For example by pretty much every standard Derek Jeter is overrated by more than a few yankees fans (one person I heard say he's one of the 5 greatest players of all time) and I quantifiably prove why he's being overrated by that person.
 

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Eagles.

But I do have three times as many James Gang albums than Eagles albums because the Eagles album came into the house with SWMBO.

I also saw Eagles open for Yes.
I don't care much for the Eagles but Joe Walsh is one hell of a guitar player.
 
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