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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:05 PM
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What bands do you just not understand how people can like?
For me, KISS and Coldplay.

I just don't get it. :shrug:
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ihaveaquestion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:06 PM
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1. Lynard Skynard and their Ilk.
They have an obnoxious twang that doesn't even sound authentic!
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:07 PM
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2. Any Rap group...
But I am old!
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:10 PM
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4. By and large, I don't like most rap.
I don't consider rap groups to be "bands" per se, since they don't play instruments (maybe there are some that do, IDK). They are musicians, but I don't call them bands.
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LissaM Donating Member (144 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:25 PM
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27. I'm 24 and hate rap.
I wrote a song on another thread. It goes something like this:

"In da club wit a half nakid ho."
blah blah blah
"Sippin on cristal"
blah blah blah
"Rollin in the escalade wit my homies"
blah blah blah
"Bitch is comin home wit me"
And then they say big asses, cash, and bling.

I'm so smart. I deserve money for making the next 500 top 40 songs.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:07 PM
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3. bands
Whitesnake
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:10 PM
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5. Good Charlotte.
Sum 41.
Blink 182.
Matchbox 20.
Puddle of Mud.
Nickelback.


90% of the bands that have come out since the late 90's.
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:14 PM
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8. Sum 41 has I think one good song.
Blink 182 has always sucked. Haven't heard the others, I think
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:20 PM
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17. Matchbox 20- right now the lead is solo, Rob Thomas
I think is his name. A few years ago they had this single, Push. "I want to push you a-round, well I will, well I will" or something like that. It was played nonstop on the stations I listened to. And on MTV which I watched at the point of time.

Good Charlotte is like poppy punk. They dress like they are all hardcore and wear makeup and have tattoos but they suck. They are just going with the trend. Pop in everything. Ugh. UGH. I hate pop rock and pop punk and all that bullshit. Can't play more than 4 chords and every song has the same structure. Can't tell half the bands apart these days. If you want to do pop, do pop. Don't mix it with rock. Have some damned respect for the music. *cries*

Then again, I haven't liked much of anything since grunge died.

Sigh.
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:22 PM
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21. It's the whole pretentiousness of it all.
I like to think my band is honest since, even though we're a hardcore punk-metal outfit, we don't dress in black with many piercings, and practice in plaid shirts and boxers.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:26 PM
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29. Looking hardcore doesn't bother me.
It's when you try to look hardcore but sing poppy crap that sounds like it was written by some old man in an executive office.

There are a lot of bands that I can't stand to listen to- but in this day and age where damned near everything is written in offices by old executives who are trying to push an image, I have nothing but respect for all bands who write their own material, look the way they want, and can play more than 4 chords.
There are a lot of bands that 5 years ago I couldn't bring myself to listen to, that I listen to or at the very least respect now because they actually wrote their own music.

I also respect (and enjoy) anything that sounds different, unique, and out of the mainstream.
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LissaM Donating Member (144 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:27 PM
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30. AHHH!!
I thought I was the only one!! I can not STAND Matchbox 20!!!!!!!!!!! I have always hated them, and everyone I've talked to has wondered why. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:29 PM
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33. haha no problem
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 03:29 PM by Ariana Celeste
I thought the dude was cute so I bought their first album as I was a young impressionable girl. And then I listened to it. It was crap as far as I'm concerned, but I don't hold other's tastes against them.
I likes what I likes and I hates what I hates. ;)
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:17 PM
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13. that list looks like some kind of festival they might have in hell n/t
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:11 PM
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6. Green Day
n/t
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BillZBubb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:21 PM
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18. Wow, how could a progressive not like Green Day?
Billie Joe is a great lyricist. And they aren't afraid to stand up for progressive causes.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:23 PM
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23. Green Day
sucks worse than any other band in the history of either bands or sucking.
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friesianrider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:13 PM
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7. Not a band, but Gwen Stefani.
I always hated her "style" everyone raved on and on about....it isn't cute, it isn't stylish, and it isn't trendy. It's just laziness. She's a pretty girl but she always looks like such a friggin' classless nutcase. The only thing worse than the way she dresses is her music. "Hollaback Girl" HAS to be the worst song I've ever heard in my life.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:15 PM
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9. Don't Dis My Girlfriend!
Or my wife will make you pay. Gwen is a crush for me, and she's so cute that my wife is ok with that! That should tell you somethin'
The Professor
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friesianrider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:16 PM
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11. LOL...
I admit that I got a bad taste in my mouth from her considering I was in love with Gavin Rossdale (now her hubby) when I was younger. I still think that man is gorgeous...
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:16 PM
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10. Yeah, I never understood why people always raved about her.
I've never found her that attractive, either. She's too skinny. Plus, I hate her voice.
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friesianrider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:17 PM
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14. Me either, zombie.
I never liked her voice either. I liked a few No Doubt songs, but never heard one of hers I liked at. all.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:22 PM
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19. Damn.
I love her looks, her style, and her music. At least I agree with your vegetarian sticker!

Hollaback Girl is the worst song you've ever heard? Ever hear of REO Speedwagon? Rick Astley? The entire 80s?
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friesianrider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:25 PM
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26. Haha!
Okay, okay, maybe it isn't the worst song when you consider the 80s...

I just can't stand her voice saying "Hollaback girl" over and over - it drives me B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!!! :crazy:
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:31 PM
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35. I just think she's hot.
:shrug:

I liked her in No Doubt at first. Lost interest after awhile.

I totally agree about "Hollaback Girl". WTF is that all about.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:40 PM
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38. I'll go you one further--I don't think she's particularly attractive (nt)
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:06 PM
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40. I'll agree with you there
No Doubt wasn't so bad until they decided to turn into a crappy pop band with Rock Steady. But the fact that Gwen Stefani's solo album has been very successful and made her even more famous has just given me further proof of how out-of-step I am with mainstream American tastes, as all of the singles I've heard from the album are thoroughly horrible IMHO.

And yeah, I don't get the whole "she has such a cool style" with Gwen Stefani but then again I know I have no style and am sort of proud of it, so I always figured I was just clueless on that subject.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:17 PM
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12. People have their reasons so I try not to judge....
People make fun of me for loving "Honey", but I won't stoop to that level. Just the one above it where I laugh at them behind their backs. ;)
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:19 PM
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15. I'm a judgemental, vindictive man who owns a shirt with the legend
"Your favorite band sucks." :P
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:22 PM
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20. I was just telling somebody that behind your back the other day.
;)
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:22 PM
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22. Boo you.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:19 PM
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16. I've never understood why
I should like or dislike a band/musician/actor etc just because the masses or few don't like them.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:24 PM
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24. Dave Matthews
*yawn* All his songs sound the same to me, I hate his whiny voice and most of his ideas have been done better by someone else.
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The Night Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:22 PM
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44. Thank you! I couldn't agree more.
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 04:22 PM by The Night Owl
For sure, Matthews is talented, but so what? Talent helps an artist get where he or she wants to be, but it is ultimately not an ingrediant in greatness. If talent were an ingrediant in greatness, Kenny G would have produced something great by now.
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I Know How To Do it Donating Member (499 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:24 PM
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25. 80% of the pre-packaged formulaic tripe that makes up the top 20
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:26 PM
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28. As a programmer,
I think I'll write an application that can write a new top 20 song every week. There's got to be some formula I could figure out.
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I Know How To Do it Donating Member (499 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:28 PM
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31. Already been done and is in use.
there is an app that Record Companies use to analyse songs and predict their success, by comparing said song to a database of top 50 Billboard songs for the last 30 years or so.
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:31 PM
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34. So that's how they do it!
Science to the spirit's rescue once again. You're only having fun when your numbers go up.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:29 PM
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32. pretty much every hip hop act
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:32 PM
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36. Radiohead, Dave Matthews Band, Creed.
Just who is buying these albums anyway? It's unlistenable crap. All of these bands have sold multi-platinum yet I don't know anyone who owns any of them. Weird.
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:40 PM
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39. Totally agree about Creed.
I love Radiohead, but I admit they aren't for everybody and can totally understand why a lot of people don't like them.

As far as creed goes... Ugh.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:11 PM
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41. Radiohead weren't bad
when they were the one-hit wonder grunge band that recorded "Creep." I own their debut and think it's better-than-average. Exactly how they became worldwide superstars and critics' favorites with the mostly unlistenable (IMHO) stuff they've put out since then still boggles my mind. But to each his/her own...

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I Know How To Do it Donating Member (499 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:37 PM
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37. Link to Pop Music Success predictor program
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BillZBubb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:20 PM
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43. Bummer!
If that program gets too widely used, our music will become as homogenized as milk.
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bleedingheartlib83 Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:19 PM
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42. Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys, and G-Unit
The two worst things to ever happen to hip-hop. :wtf: :shrug:
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:22 PM
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45. the Clash - GAWDS they SUCKED!
yeah. right. For real: Journey, Kansas, Boston, REO Speedwagon - any other 70's arena rock bands.... Blech.
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