hawkofva;1862886 said:"Now That's What I Call Music" Volume 1./thread.
Rockbandfan23467;1862966 said:N B 4 Zeppelin.
Rockbandfan23467;1862980 said:^Presence and Coda get no praise at all, though.
Lolicat;1862942 said:I enjoy the older editions, if only for camp value.Overated albums? Nevermind, it's the weakest of Nirvana's albums in my opinion.
DeadPhoenix223 said:Most Over Rated Album Ever
Hamsterhitman;1863315 said:I love Nevermind. However, I think the reason that Nevermind is put on the top of "greatest albums of all time" lists instead of something like In Utero (which is, IMO, better musically) has more to do with the fact that Nevermind had such a huge cultural impact than anything.
Lolicat;1863502 said:The most boring posts in these sorts of threads are the smart-arsed 'lol overrated is a dumm wurd/nothin iz ovurrated' posts.Overrated means has far too much unjustifiable hype around it, generally pertaining to the 'public', although the definition of 'public' changes depending on the band's genre, because you can't rate Death Metal by the same public as Electro or Hip Hop.
WhiffleBallTony;1863535 said:Except that it is justifiable, because the people that hype it enjoy the music.
Lolicat;1863576 said:Nothing is justifiable when kids run around screaming that Metallica are Gods and that their new album is the best ever. Seriously, overrated is not a dumb term because people are generally prone to hyperbole, and overrate things even to themselves.
WhiffleBallTony;1863608 said:They like the album a lot. Is that such a problem?Yes, they probably haven't heard enough other music to make a completely accurate judgment on how much they enjoy the album, but has anyone? There's infinite music in the world, no one has heard it all.
Lolicat;1863628 said:If I read one book by, say, Stephen King, and enjoy, then go out and give it a review saying that it has 'redefined literature, is the most important book anyone will ever read in their life', that is hyperbolic, and i am overrating it. Hyperbole, overstatement, it's overrating, whether or not you know better. One must be more refined with their appraisal of things, hence why we read multiple reviews, and never trust one source.
WhiffleBallTony;1863658 said:I'd call you a fool, but I wouldn't call the book overrated.
Lolicat;1863679 said:I say that the critic was overrating the book, and if the public went along wit the critic, I'd say that it was overrated. Just as a badly written book can become popular within the right parameters, so can badly performed music become overrated. It doesn't matter whether it is someone's opinion is that the band is good, there are certain things that if we look at, you can recognise poor musicianship, production, lacklustre performances. Those things are free of arbritary 'it's my opinion' defences.
WhiffleBallTony;1863732 said:I can see where you're coming from, but I don't really know how to voice what I mean in a coherent way (I've struggled making these posts not be a bunch of random sentences). Clearly we disagree, so let's just stop arguing before we kill each other.
onidragon;1872761 said:Kid A by RadioheadThe Bends by RadioheadOk Computer by Radiohead(good, just not godlike like everyone makes it out to be)Viva La Vida by Coldplay
Lolicat;1872765 said:I agree on the Radiohead, because I really never got Radiohead. I think they're ok, but not fantastic. The Coldplay album just received favourable reviews, however, it's not like it's raved about. I even liked the first single, it was a good protest song.
onidragon;1872870 said:Viva la Vida was voted as being better than Nevermind and The Battle of Los Angeles on another forum I frequent. Now say to my avatar that Viva La Vida's not overrated with a straight smiley face.
kwami42;1872888 said:I did it.I like Viva la Vida more than Nevermind and The Battle of Los Angeles, it's just more my thing.