Mumford and Sons
Billy Squier: The Stroke
Dave Matthews Band
Not arena rock, but also:
Of Monsters and Men
What band do I love? Dave Matthews Band.
What kind of people do I hate? People who hate Dave Matthews Band.
CRAAAAAAAASH INTO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Bands I just don't get
Iron and Wine
Lenny Kravitz (I actually think he's terrible)
Someone mentioned CCR and Radiohead. They're both great
arena rock sucks wrote:
Yes, take a look at this band. We never seem to get along.
Lol, love black metal and sh1t but i can like some Rock too. I agree with you on some of these, like Green Day, god i hate their music, and Steely Dan, like fu(k them, but CCR?!?! Really? I mean, they are a classic. And AC/DC, I mean wtf. just glad you didn't say you hated Jane's Addiction, that would've killed me. dead. anyway, just listen to "Jailbreak" by AC/DC and "I put a spell on you" by CCR to give it another try.
Four great albums. The rest is crap, made for the masses and metal head wannabes.
Song: Piano Man by Billy Joel
what kind of a monster doesn't like The Beatles?
it's like not liking Michelangelo or Mozart. I mean sure, you can do that if you want, but it's so objectively stupid and makes you look very much like a moron. Esp since they had so very many phases. I mean how do you like pop music at all and not appreciate some phase of the Beatles?
I mean that with all sympathy to the mentally impaired.
Rap - all of it. Rap is so bad that I want to cut my ears off.
All artist that predicts politics. I was once to a consert with R.E.M, and that sh**head wolmited out long political speeches. Can't stand them since then.
Most hated song ever - American Pie by Don McLean - simply awful
Not a fan of any heavy metal band but my dislike for these bands pales in comparison to my hatred of American Pie.
That is all.
One of the BIG problems with younger posters having a go at singer/bands from the past is that they have no perspective. It's bit like saying that Jesse Owens was rubbish because his best 100m time was only 10.2 secs.
For example, much of The Beatles output might not seem so great now but a lot of that is to do with the fact that so many of the bands that followed The Beatles built on what they had achieved and as a result much of the original " shock" value of The Beatles songs/production/performances has been diluted.
Definitely have to say Dave Matthews. I will add the Grateful Dead, Phish, String Cheese Incident, and any of those other drug-addled pseudo-hippie jam bands.
As a counter point I will add that I love Sunny Day Real Estate and Jeremy Enigk's solo work. Especially the Rising Tide, How it Feels to be Something On, and Return of the Frog Queen albums.
+10000 to both of these sentiments. "How it Feels to be Something On" is a masterpiece. Phish, good god how awful. Anastasio is an undeniably great guitar player but the music on which he wastes his talent... uggh.
Ok, back to the thread. Springsteen for me; I wouldn't say I 'hate' his music, but man, it just does absolutely nothing for me. If I meet someone who 'loves' Springsteen, they never fail be pretty nondescript and ordinary.
Older guy here and I hate the Eagles. They wrote a song that absolutely cashed in on 9/11 and the Iraq war called “Hole in the world”. If they donated the sales to a 9/11 fund I may feel differently about it, but they took the money and ran.
Recently, Dua Lipa’s “I got news for him” or whatever it’s called is just an atrocious song.
Everyone who has said Led Zeppelin is correct. They were just terrible.
The 80s pop-rockers Def Leppard named after them were terrible too.
The Grateful Dead were worse than a bad band, they were a bad cult. I guess people born after Jerry died don't know how religiously people would follow them over the last few years. It was their entire life.
Agree on Led Zep, not on Def Leppard though. I think when you grew up matters. I was an 80s youth. 60s/70s hippie, pot smoker music does nothing for me..This includes the Beatles. I mean, I'm not 80.
I don't get Radiohead. That is cult following.
Most "Heavy Metal" --pass
Some rap is pretty good. Some is terrible.
Oasis was really bad.
Jim Steinman just died. He wrote "Total Eclipse of the Heart" for Bonnie Tyler. That's about the worst song ever, along with Dan Hill's "Sometimes When We Touch."
A lot of these bands being posted obviously suck. It is extremely popular to hate on The Dave Matthews Band and Nickelback. Not that they don't deserve it, but my answer is The Strokes. I genuinely don't understand why they are so popular. There is nothing cutting edge or proprietary about their music, I just find it vapid and emotionless.
“Saturday in the Park” by Chicago gets my nod this time.