There are certain bands/artists that the critics and fans alike just love. They've been around a long time and have a huge fan base and anything they put out sells a ton. This thread will allow us to fess up and proclaim that for certain artists....we just don't get it!
For me the big ones that stand out are Bob Dylan and REM. It's easy for me to know why I don't like them. I can't stand their voices. Bob might be able to write a great tune but he seriously can't sing (to my ears). And Mr. Stipe has kind of a nasally voice that I can't listen to either.
Again, both have been around a long time and have a huge following. But I just can't stand 'em.
Honorable mention: CCR (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
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2006-07-17, 11:38 #1
Critically Acclaimed ..... but I can't stand 'em.
2006-07-17, 11:45 #2
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May I be the first to say Diana Krall?
For that matter, I guess I don't understand the massive interest everyone has in jazz. Am I the only person to not get it? Am I the only one to hate it? (I don't think so, one of my favourite artists, The Presidents of the United States of America, has a song called Jazz Guy which nicely states my thoughts on this.)
I like REM and it's blasphemy that you suggest CCR ;-) but I'm with you on Dylan.
2006-07-17, 13:24 #3
I'm going to be crucified, but I have to nominate - *drumroll*:
For long and tedious service in the rock and roll business.
Originally Posted by Mike Meyer
2006-07-17, 14:16 #4
Don't know if the US have been subjected to....
....Katie Melua yet, but by god she's boring.
I'm with the original poster about REM and Bob Dylan, but feel I must uphold the reputation of The Rolling Stones - me being English and all that.......
2006-07-17, 14:31 #5
I like the "classic" REM of a few years ago, but since Monster I've lost interest. Maybe I have a thing for bad singers though, I also list New Order and the Pet Shop Boys in my top 5 artists
To answer your original question, there are a lot of supposedly great artists I don't like but that's usually because I simply don't like the style of music they make (e.g. Jazz, most Rock, R&B etc). In general if I don't like the genre I will avoid judging the artists because it's not my area of expertise. I make an exception for Celine Dion though. I never need to hear that voice again.
In terms of the music I _do_ know something about, Moby is hugely overrated IMHO. His voice is weak and the compositions & melodies are so simplistic and juvenille I can't listen to them.
2006-07-17, 15:27 #6
This is going to annoy me. i know there are bands/artists that i just don't have time for, for no particular reason. Just can't think of any right now :/
2006-07-17, 19:07 #7
I'm not sure who I like less, Dave Matthew's Band- or their fans.
2006-07-17, 19:16 #8
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For me, DMB is right down there, just one slot above Sufjan Stevens.
2006-07-17, 19:56 #9
I've liked Progressive Rock for decades, but King Crimson does nothing for me. I liked Fripp's album with David Sylvian, though.
2006-07-18, 01:38 #10
Just thought of a few (there will be more)
Morrisey - Just can't stand the guy, both his music and the person when i've heard him interviewed.
The Smiths - See above
The Arctic Monkeys - They just annoy me really.