Most underrated bands of all time?

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  1. tah1962

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    My vote is for King’s X. I’ve seen them live 3 times and the sound they put out for a trio is incredible. I’m amazed how effortlessly they sing while playing intricate and syncopated grooves. Definitely one of my top 10 bands of all time.

     
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    It would be tough to top King's X in the "most underrated" category.
     
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    Depends on where and by whom. I can think of three off the top of my head that are criminally underappreciated in the US:
    • Marillion
    • Prefab Sprout
    • Bebop Deluxe
    Solid choice with King's X, too.
     
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    @Ron R those three bands are so underrated that I've never heard of them. :(

    Now I have homework for this weekend. :D
     
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    King’s X - going with the flow on this choice. RESPECT.
     
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    just my .02, but if I were you, my starting points for each would be:
    Marillion - either Clutching At Straws or Season's End (they changed lead singers, so there are 2 eras)
    Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen (released as Two Wheels Good in the US)
    Bebop Deluxe - Sunburst Finish
     
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    The Replacements come to mind for me. Most of the big punk/indie/alt bands from the 90s and 00s stood on their shoulders and made millions well after the 'mats had collapsed under their own weight.
     
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    My votes are for Toadies and Catherine Wheel.
     
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    I think Big Star is known for their influence but I'm not sure they're well known on their own so that's my nomination.
     
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    Los Lobos!

    ~40 years of excellence! Most bands have a creative period of ~6-10 years but LL last album was pretty good!

    They tick all the boxes of best American R&R band ever! David Hildago THE most underrated musician to be sure!

    [EDIT] Yikes 47 years! On the road, releasing albums same line up except that "new guy" Steve Berlin..:D
     
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    I still can't understand why the Buzzcocks weren't one of the biggest bands of all time.

     
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    Little Village gets my vote!
    Wall to wall genius, IMO.
    I was going to say Squeeze, but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love em’.
    Y’all might, but I don’t.
     
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    These guys were such a great band and seem to be known only for Third Rate Romance
     
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    +1 on the Toadies! I've seen them many times and they always put on a great show. Their first two albums are great.
     
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    Another vote for Los Lobos. Those who know, know. But not everybody knows.
     
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