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Acclaimed Rock Bands you should like, but for some reason just don't-

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by hellopike, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. gtrjunior

    gtrjunior Tele-Holic

    Nov 14, 2016
    NorthEast U.S.
    Drive by truckers
    Steely Dan
    Grateful Dead

    I'm sure there's plenty more.

  2. Manual Slim

    Manual Slim Tele-Holic

    Mar 21, 2017

  3. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 21, 2016
    Yeah, I agree but am not taking it any further. I mentioned this last year in a thread on AGF and unleashed the gates of hell on myself.

  4. Vladimir

    Vladimir Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Zagreb, Croatia
    This thread's about "Bands you should like, but don't", and I guess nobody should like Nickelback :D

  5. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    INXS. Whiter than a polar bear in a blizza d during a white paint convention. Even Nile Rogers couldn't give them funk.

  6. brenn

    brenn Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 8, 2013
    I just thought of another one, that I really do think, every time I hear them, "it seems like I should like these guys, but I just don't."


    I love the song Draw The Line. I can tolerate a few others, but not a fan and I really hate ALL of their biggest hits.

  7. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 5, 2017
    I'm definitely one of those of a certain age that thought I'd discovered fire when I first heard the Ramones in my teens, but I'm not gonna call on you to be stoned as a blasphemer. I get it. I don't think you *have* to love the Ramones to be a "real punk," I just think it helps! Kidding! (In all honesty, I was and am much more about the Clash.)
    I think you make a good argument and I don't think the Ramones would disagree that they were derivative to a degree; just look at all the cover songs They knew where they were coming from.
    I am curious about who you consider "true punk bands." In the words of Lina Richman, "Discuss."

  8. gtrjunior

    gtrjunior Tele-Holic

    Nov 14, 2016
    NorthEast U.S.
    I don't get all the nickleback hate.
    I'll go ahead and say it.
    They are a damn good band.
    I wish I was in a band that "sucked" as much as they supposedly do.
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  9. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Tele-Meister

    Mar 5, 2017
    West Virginia
    Hate implies caring but still

    I think the complaint against them is more toward their songwriting. They're all derivative of each other, and the lyrics seem IMO to pander toward the drunk bro who wants to talk about poontang but hasn't had any since it had him, but again, IMO.

    They're making money at it so it's a safe bet the band itself isn't bad.
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  10. BoiseTelecaster

    BoiseTelecaster Tele-Meister

    May 30, 2014
    Boise Idaho
    The Doors - Most overrated trainwreck of all time

    Steely Dan - I hate them almost more than I like any other band. The fact that they named their band after a dildo seems appropriate.
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  11. 6BQ5

    6BQ5 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 31, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I think it's because the thread is for bands that are generally acclaimed (or at least acclaimed by some) but you personally don't like. Most people agree that Nickelback is dreadful. Sure there's an army of dudes in Ed Hardy shirts buying their records, but no one has ever accused them of being acclaimed.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017

  12. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    They're silently acclaimed, like you said an "army of dudes" but they've been driven underground.;):twisted:
    Just like the Barry Manilow followers.

  13. GuitarsAndCars

    GuitarsAndCars TDPRI Member

    Oct 17, 2016
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Grateful Dead.
    My wife picked me up a guitar magazine last month and it was 75% Grateful Dead. I was like "oh thanks ! " but I didn't mean it.

  14. 6BQ5

    6BQ5 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 31, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    "Acclaimed" implies critics or voices that have been found to have "taste." A venue full of dudes doused in axe body spray waiting to see nickelback is the exact opposite of this. "Acclaim" is what separates what is generally accepted as "good" from what is merely observed to be "popular." Armies of people with demonstrably poor taste love the Kardashians too. This does not mean they are "acclaimed."

    They are also the furthest thing from underground. They were everywhere. Record companies/marketing companies tried like hell to jam them down the throats of the masses. It was just rejected on a large scale. "Underground" implies that they are underexposed. They are anything but that.

    If you like them, that's cool. I'm glad you found something that got your toes tapping. However, I wouldn't read into their lack of inclusion in this thread as meaning they are secretly loved but too uncool for most to cop to in some grand hipster conspiracy. They are simply lacking in acclaim. If you want to argue that they deserve acclaim, that's a different thread.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2017

  15. Chip

    Chip Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 25, 2005
    Northfield Center, Ohio
    I'm kinda bummed out that there's 11 pages of negativity with lists of fellow musicians you all don't like. I love to come to this forum for all the positive vibes and good hearted fun.

    But with that being said - nothing makes me change the radio station faster than Def Leppard!
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  16. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    There is good hearted fun in here. We can't like everything. ;)
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  17. RyCo1983

    RyCo1983 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 15, 2012
    Central PA
    Definitely U2.
    Some of the real early stuff I like a little.
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  18. RL52

    RL52 Tele-Meister

    Jul 9, 2013
    The 80's Hair Bands, ugh.
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  19. G&Lplayer

    G&Lplayer Tele-Meister

    Dec 17, 2015
    Stones. I like some of their songs done by others but they don't do anything for me. Wild Horses by Old and In the way was brilliant. Richards is boring and sloppy, Mick is all ego and their live show put me to sleep. Charlie, however, is a great drummer.

    Twangy country music. I love all the genres around it. Bluegrass, Americana, southern country rock, but straight up country, shoot me now. I won't even lower myself to discuss modern country.

  20. fenderchamp

    fenderchamp Tele-Holic Ad Free + Supporter

    Jun 17, 2008
    santana. I think he's great but???

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