Unpopular/"Wrong" Opinions You Have About Music

Neckbeard

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This is kind of like the Throw Yourself Under The Bus thread.

1. I never "got" The Beatles. They've got too many goofy songs and I despise the vocals. For every good song they've got a bomb bay's worth of duds.

2. I think Jimi Hendrix is the most overrated musician ever. He's not even a top 10 guitar player of his decade.

3. My favorite Slayer record is trashed by the band all the time but especially by Kerry King, South Of Heaven. I don't think they've done an interesting thing in about 15 years.
All they do is rehash the record that ruined them, Seasons in the Abyss.

4. Nirvana was the biggest thieving fraud band perpetrated on the public since Led Zeppelin and I resent hearing about how he is the VOICE OF A GENERATION, MAAAN. Every single band Nirvana ripped off is leagues better than Nirvana, especially The Damned and Melvins.
 

MetalBender

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I'm with ya on Nirvana, can't stand anything by them and never could, just awful. The Red Hot Chile Peppers aren't much better and I've heard enough about where they're from.

Anything with synthesizers or computer generated noise is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me, dub, hip hop, rap are all just wrong and not even music IMO.

I can't thing of a single STP tune that isn't great.
 

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Pink Floyd were massively influential in musical genres I enjoy, but aside from a few songs here and there, I just don't stand them.
 

Konstantin K

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I'm on board with the Beatles thing. I understand how hugely influential they are and how they changed popular music forever but I could never sit down and listen to a Beatles album. If a Beatles song comes on the radio, there's a 95% chance I'm changing the channel. And John Lennon's solo stuff is even worse. I can't stand "Imagine".
 

Neon

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I despise Imagine. If I never heard that song again it would be too soon. Even A Perfect Circle's fantastic cover of it got annoying quickly because of the WORST LYRICS TO ANY SONG IN HISTORY. Seriously. Who Let The Dogs Out is the fucking Canterbury Tales next to that fetid garbage.
 

Creasy Bear

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I think Marky Mark held The Funky Bunch back.
 

fletcher

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Since I am the typical "High Fidelity" music store snob if anyone ever says "OMG YOU HAVENT HEARD (insert whatever band/act you want)?? YOU HAVE TO HEAR THEM YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!!!1111!" I will 99% of the time hate it just because I think you are a douchebag. Conversely, when attempting to turn someone onto something Im certain they will like and they snub me I have pretty much the same reaction and fuck them, they dont deserve me and my obviously superior opinion.

And pop music, One Direction and Taylor Swift et al can get fucked.

Edit: Frank Sinatra can fuck right off as well. Listening to his music and name dropping him doesnt make you hip or a cool cat, it makes you an asshole that enjoys shitty elevator music. Same with Springsteen.
 

Lord Zero

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  • Every New Heavy Wave of British Heavy Metal band sucks except Motörhead.
  • British punk was always more fashion and appearance-based than music-based.
  • Bands like the Eagles bore me to tears.
  • Guitarists like Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malmsteen suck balls and illustrate the difference between good guitarists and good musicians.
  • My War was every bit as good as Damaged (except in the mixing).
  • Gone Fishin' is a better album than Album - Generic Flipper.
  • Greg Ginn (Black Flag) is a better guitarist than Eddie Van Halen.
  • Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) is one of the top 10 guitarists of all-time.
 

Neckbeard

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Oh, I take issue with the NWOBHM thing.

Satriani is a grandiose bore, though.

The Coldplay/Satriani ripoff thing had Anthony making a great point.

"It is true. It is all guitar masturbation. Listening to Satriani 'play' and watching him beat off would be the same thing. Maybe if he'd put some words and a band backing his 'songs' he'd have a platinum record instead of his dick in his hand."
 

Neon

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I enjoy the Steve Vais and Satrianis of the world, but I'm a guitar player, and I am surprised to see people who don't play guitar and like them. My interest in them is directly related to my endless struggle to play my instrument better. In that same sense, I am way less interested in Jazz pianists than friends of mine who play piano/keyboard. In general I am surprised when non musicians like Jazz.
 

fletcher

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Ive never met someone who liked any of the virtuosos that wasnt a musician. I just cant understand how a technical demonstration broken up into tracks can be enjoyable if you dont participate in the craft. A solo now and again is fine but an album full of solos, no thank you.
 

Lord Zero

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Ive never met someone who liked any of the virtuosos that wasnt a musician. I just cant understand how a technical demonstration broken up into tracks can be enjoyable if you dont participate in the craft. A solo now and again is fine but an album full of solos, no thank you.
I'm a musician and I can't fucking stand that shit. We get it; you can play guitar really, really, really well. Unfortunately, you still can't compose anything interesting so you only have one part of the guitar-playing equation, don't you?
 

Stormrider666

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This is kind of like the Throw Yourself Under The Bus thread.

1. I never "got" The Beatles. They've got too many goofy songs and I despise the vocals. For every good song they've got a bomb bay's worth of duds.

2. I think Jimi Hendrix is the most overrated musician ever. He's not even a top 10 guitar player of his decade.

3. My favorite Slayer record is trashed by the band all the time but especially by Kerry King, South Of Heaven. I don't think they've done an interesting thing in about 15 years.
All they do is rehash the record that ruined them, Seasons in the Abyss.
Why do I have funny feeling that number two has more to do with Hendrix's skin color than his actual playing ability.

Wow I never knew that Slayer felt that way about "South of Heaven". I'm not sure about the SITA ruining them though. But I will say that I haven't really listened to anything Slayer has released after that album.

  • Every New Heavy Wave of British Heavy Metal band sucks except Motörhead.
Iron Maiden, Saxon, and Diamond Head would like to have a word with you.

Although I liked a couple of their songs, I always felt indifferent about the Beatles. I didn't know how influential they were until I heard what both Ozzy and Lemme had to say about them.

I never really understood what the big deal about Nirvana was.

I wish Yngwie would follow Satriani's lead and form an actual band. He already has a singer in Tim "Ripper" Owens. All he needs is a drummer, a bass player, and let someone else produce the album.
 

Neckbeard

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I love Zappa because he could wank with the best of them but still could compose mean songs and
keep a really tight band.

Edit: Kerry King said he was at an emotional and artist low point on South of Heaven. The one song he singles out to slag is Cleanse The Soul. He has specifically said it is his least favorite Slayer song. Before reading that, I had Cleanse the Soul as my fave Slayer song. Whoops.

" Uh, because I think “Cleanse the Soul” to me is-- it’s got what we call a “happy” riff in it. [Laughs] It doesn’t have your typical Slayer mood and that riff bugs me to this day."
It is quintessential Slayer. When the public hears the word Slayer, they hear something like Cleanse the Soul in their head.

 
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fletcher

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I never really understood what the big deal about Nirvana was.
Ask any member of a hair metal band that is now stacking paper at kinkos and Im sure they will tell you what the big deal was.
 

Lord Zero

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2. I think Jimi Hendrix is the most overrated musician ever.
Jimi Hendrix was an amazing guitarist, but a lot of his standing in music is due to his influence. Jimi changed the way guitar players looked at their instrument and what it was capable of. His mark is all over various hard rock, heavy metal, and even punk genres and sub-genres.
 

Stormrider666

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Ask any member of a hair metal band that is now stacking paper at kinkos and Im sure they will tell you what the big deal was.
Lets see Corbain is dead and some of those bands are still touring and putting out music. I would say that hair metal won that battle.
 

fletcher

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Lets see Corbain is dead and some of those bands are still touring and putting out music. I would say that hair metal won that battle.
Playing to a half empty club when they used to sell out stadiums is not what I consider "winning" the battle. That was my point.
 

Lord Zero

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I love Zappa because he could wank with the best of them but still could compose mean songs and
keep a really tight band.
"Trouble Every Day" is probably the best piece of humorous and yet dead-on socio-political commentary I've ever heard in a song. It eclipses anything any political artist has ever done. The Dead Kennedys, U2, Green Day (in their own minds, at least), and Bruce Springstein have nothing on Frank Zappa. Frank's open "conservatism" (he was actually more of a libertarian) is an nice bonus.
 

Don the Radio Guy

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Playing to a half empty club when they used to sell out stadiums is not what I consider "winning" the battle. That was my point.
Bon Jovi still plays stadiums. Motley Crue plays arenas. Nirvana probably would be doing arenas. I think they all would do ok.
 

Psychopath

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I like system of a down, I don't understand why they are lumped into that shitty numetal category.
I think U2 is one of the worst bands in the history of music, completely overrated. All their songs are self serving disingenuous bullshit. Bono is a cunt.
 

Cunt Smasher

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South of Heaven is one of my top 5 albums ever.
I don't get the big deal with the grateful dead, or the pixies.
Yngvie Malmsteen is good, but unlistenable. Same with the others mentioned, technical crap.
Most underrated guitarcpicker in rock- Rocky George
 

Lord Zero

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I think U2 is one of the worst bands in the history of music, completely overrated. All their songs are self serving disingenuous bullshit. Bono is a cunt.
Bono is a shitty singer to begin with. He has good range, but that's it.
 
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Psychopath

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None of you like Christ Illusion? That's my second favorite slayer album behind RB.