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I am talking about bands or artists that people love and vehemently defend, and their fans can't believe someone would not like them. Like it is a crime not to like them or something. What bands or artists fit into this category? By naming a band it does not necessarily mean you don't like them, just that they fit this category.

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Bare Naked Ladies

Heaven forbid I not like them since they are so crazy talented, or so I am told. :rolleyes:
 

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For me, Pink Floyd. Personally I think they suck rocks. Pot smokin' music which I have never been 'into'. Even my wife says it's great music, along with all her friends. I hate that kind of music. And yes, I've given them plenty of chances to win me over. Brian
 

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I realized that I was old and out of touch when I no longer knew the original versions of songs that Al Yankovic parodies.

I'm a Zappa fan, which is a rather lonely life.

(edited to add) I tell people I like old Pink
Floyd, and they think I mean The Wall. Hah, try Ummagumma, Relics, and Meddle...
 

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I would add the Stones. It is practically a crime against humanity not to like them, but honestly, have they put out anything worth listening to in 20 years!?
 

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I'm going to be really controversial and say the Beatles. I have some moods and moments when I can listen to their music, but those times are few and far between. Imo their music is nothing more than cheesy pop. And I seriously doubt that if they were a young new band in 2004 that they would be popular with the younger generation.
 

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Losiho- I'm right there with you on the Beatles- can't stand em.

hmm where to start?

Phish

Train, 3rd Eye Blind, Limp however the **** you spell it. Just about any of the sanitized, prepackaged swill they play on the radio. I asked my wife who she hates and I just kept saying "who?" I haven't listened to the radio in years.
 

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Count me among the Beatle haters. Buuug Meoozic.

But not liking Pink Floyd?

To paraphrase Foghorn Leghorn: "There's sumpthin' - ah say there's sumpthin' kinda eeeewwwww about a boy who don't like Pink Floyd" :D
 

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When you said "bands people" I thought you meant people in bands but not bands themselves. Anyway I can't really think of any bands I despise right off hand although I really do not like Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit. He is a sellout and a punk, he kinda needs to find a girl of his own age instead of going after hig school age girls and whatnot :rolleyes: All you older guys probably don't know of this little B**** or his band, yer really showing your age :D
 

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I don't think I'm old- I just hate commercial radio and the "pop" music that fuels it.
 

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Lizard,

I'm a big Zappa fan too. Most people have never heard much of his stuff and when I play them some they are blown away.

Losiho,

All right, I'll bite. Yes some of the Beatles stuff is a bit cheesy pop, but alot isn't, especially their later music. Don't forget these guys were pioneers of modern music and you have to go through trends to reach other trends. As for your comment about whether they would be popular with the younger set now, that is irrelevant, as for these modern bands to get to where they are at now they had to go through what the Beatles accomplished back then. There are no old bands that would be popular with the child of the year 2004 as it is "not cool" to like them. When they get a bit more mature then they'll appreciate more of the older stuff, as I do.

I also like quite alot of the modern music too as I believe anyone who truly likes music should be able to like and appreciate all types of music. I listen to just about all types of music as and when the mood affects me.

There is one song though that really annoys me and that is American Pie. It just bugs me no end at partys when it's put on and people start singing it (when they're drunk) as if it meant something to them. It really is such a cheesy song.
 

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Well, like I said, I knew it would cause a reaction.

Their later music isn't cheesy pop ? You mean the stuff when Yoko was spending too much time sticking her nose in their business ? It's just a little too "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" for me.


subah6 said:
Losiho,

Don't forget these guys were pioneers of modern music and you have to go through trends to reach other trends.
That maybe so, but the topic is which bands people won't let you dislike, not which bands we should respect just because they were pioneers.

As for your comment about whether they would be popular with the younger set now, that is irrelevant,
In what way ? I may not be "40-something", but I'm not an immature "teeny bopper" either. Today's society and culture is different, but I'm not convinced that the youth have changed significantly over the years.

As for the rest, well we'll just have to agree to disagree.
 

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I agree with Zumdish, Pink Floyd are unique and anyone who takes the time to get into their music will be richly rewarded. I personally believe they were so far ahead of their time and so talented that their music will never age, it still sounds as relevant to me as it ever did. I have to admit though I favour the albums from Dark Side of the Moon onwards.

I agree with not liking the Beatles, never have never will, they were an important influence in creating the modern music scene though so I guess I'll have to give them credit for that.

hvlwnc we're fortunate here in having a national Alternative radio station that is both commercial free and free from comercialised crap music, it's the only radio station I ever listen to. :D
 

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Some of the discussions demonstrate exactly what I was talking about in starting this thread. :) Good stuff.

One band I am a fan of and I believe fits this category is the Dave Matthews Band. Unbelievable musicians.

Kinda sold out a bit once they got popular. I used to go watch them for free back 10 years ago in Richmond when they had open practices at an old warehouse/bar downtown.
 

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Hvlwnc,

I agree with the Eagles.

Losiho,

You brought up the issue of the kids of 2004 not liking the Beatles if they started out today. My argument against that is that Nirvana would not be popular in the 60's as the Beatles would not be now. That is why it is irrelevant. You cannot compare one generation's music with another generation's. Many factors come into the equation, like the "free love" era of the 60's compared to drug (or corporate greed etc etc) issues of the 90's which influence music etc.
 

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Just people trying to convince me rap is music and good. If that is true, tribal African music is better!
 

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Being a musician with a band of my own, I find this thread and the ideas thrown about very interesting.

My opinion on The Beatles is this: I have a ton of RESPECT for what they did, but what they did rarely interests me.

In general I don't care what anyone else's opinion is regarding music. It is such an individualized experience to listen to music. Every song effects everyone differently.

For instance, I cannot listen to Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B. The majority of it disgusts me. Rappers aren't musicians, they are poets who speak their poetry over samples of music by REAL musicians. But, to be fair, I don't identify with that culture at all, it doesn't speak to me in any manner that effects me.
By the same token, I don't imagine that if I took a Weezer album into the Bronx it would have the same effect on that population that it has had on me.

"Country" music kills me too. There are definitely very talented musicians, but as songwriters they haven't done anything original in 60 years. That aggravates me, especially when people try to tell me that Kenny Chesney or whatever his name is is the greatest musician ever.
 

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FM Green,

Couldn't agree more with what you say with regards to country and rap/hiphop and you're right on the money as far as I'm concerned but when it comes to the Beatles they were sort of part of my early education into music, so I do like their music. I don't listen to it very much, in fact rarely these days, but when I feel a little nostalgic I may go back to a few songs.

My era for music was more the late 70's and 80's when Punk began and New Wave was in full swing. Now I'm getting into it again a bit as my son is now in a band and he is into Nirvana, Metallica, Weezer, Days of the New and the Butterfly Effect (all bands which are excellent) to name a few of his favourites.

It's a funny thing, I was really into music back before kids and then had a hiatus whilst they grew up (no time for my music) and now they're older I have the time to get back into it and appreciate their tastes in music. It's quite good fun playing some of the old stuff to my son and him liking that and then him showing me some of the newer music. The other day I played Cream's Disraeli Gears to him and pointed out it was the grunge of the 60's. He quite liked that thought. Everything thats old is new again!
 

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Mericet,

Both Paul Simon and Talking Heads were into African Tribal music and included some of their themes into their music. I have an album by Osibisa which is an African band which is quite good, but it is in no way even remotely like rap or hip hop.
 

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subah6 said:
Mericet,

Both Paul Simon and Talking Heads were into African Tribal music and included some of their themes into their music. I have an album by Osibisa which is an African band which is quite good, but it is in no way even remotely like rap or hip hop.
I actually have an album from Ladysmith Black Mambazo who collaborated with Paul Simon on the Graceland album. Personally think it is better than Graceland! My point is that the worst African tribal music is still way better than rap.
 
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