Unpopular Musical Opinions

Rocket2RussiaRocket2Russia Road Warrior
edited October 2013 in History of Rock
A quick search yielded no results, but if this has been done before, feel free to let me know and then let this sink.

Anyway, what are some opinions you have that are out of line with the consensus (either here or in the musical community in general - please don't post about liking non-Bieber music as an unpopular opinion)?

For example, I prefer Peter Gabriel's and Phil Collins's solo material to Genesis. My favorite Radiohead album is Amnesiac.

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  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited August 2010
    Cubecubed;3960678 said:
    My favorite Weezer album is Maladroit, not Pinkerton.
    +1
  • edited August 2010
    Prefer Di'Anno to Dickinson era Maiden.
  • supernova1324supernova1324 Headliner
    edited August 2010
    I never really got into Joy Division and I do not praise Marquee Moon anywhere near as much as you guys do. Also I like SOAD and FF so I guess that counts.
  • IdiostockIdiostock Rising Star
    edited August 2010
    There's no such thing as bad music.

    There's no music you hate every aspect of.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited August 2010
    Idiostock;3960751 said:
    There's no such thing as bad music.
    Agreed. Music can be uncreative, uninteresting, boring, poorly written, etc, though I can see how there would be no such thing as "bad" music.
    Idiostock;3960751 said:


    There's no music you hate every aspect of.
    Don't agree so much on this one. I can think of a few songs that need to be stripped down to nothing for me to enjoy listening to them.

    Anyway, mine is that the word "overrated" really has very little, if any, meaning when referring to music.
  • IdiostockIdiostock Rising Star
    edited August 2010
    instantdeath999;3960757 said:
    Don't agree so much on this one. I can think of a few songs that need to be stripped down to nothing for me to enjoy listening to them.
    Maybe it's just me. I've never heard music that I hate everything about, so I can't see how many people can hate ever minuscule aspect of a song. It comes down to, for me, do I like enough about this to listen regularly? The answer is usually yes.

    Even in ICP and Nickelback do I see merit.
  • CubecubedCubecubed Washed Up
    edited August 2010
    Idiostock;3960767 said:
    Maybe it's just me. I've never heard music that I hate everything about, so I can't see how many people can hate ever minuscule aspect of a song. It comes down to, for me, do I like enough about this to listen regularly? The answer is usually yes.

    Even in ICP and Nickelback do I see merit.
    ICP is probably the one band i see nothing good about...at all.
  • swet07swet07 Rising Star
    edited August 2010
    I'm sorry for this

    I just cannot like Radiohead, I got OK Computer and it didn't satisfy me at all. maybe i don't know what to start out with but i PERSONALLY find them to be overrated

    just my honest opinion
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited August 2010
    Idiostock;3960767 said:
    Maybe it's just me. I've never heard music that I hate everything about, so I can't see how many people can hate ever minuscule aspect of a song. It comes down to, for me, do I like enough about this to listen regularly? The answer is usually yes.

    Even in ICP and Nickelback do I see merit.
    I can see some merit in Nickelback, and really haven't listened to ICP enough to comment. However, I think that pretty much every band falling under the crunk core genre, particularly brokeNCYDE, are all very adept at doing everything possible horribly wrong.
  • TheRollingBonesTheRollingBones Headliner
    edited August 2010
    I very much enjoy Coldplay, and have their entire discography. I have absolutely no problem with compilation albums, and own many myself. I like Colbie Caillat and Taylor Swift, and Owl City to an extent. I think Sublime is good. I think people overrate In The Aeroplane Over The Sea a little. Still a fantastic album, but, y'know...
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited August 2010
    bands without big muffs should break up.
  • TheRollingBonesTheRollingBones Headliner
    edited August 2010
    swet07;3960774 said:
    I'm sorry for this

    I just cannot like Radiohead, I got OK Computer and it didn't satisfy me at all. maybe i don't know what to start out with but i PERSONALLY find them to be overrated

    just my honest opinion
    Fair enough. Try The Bends, it was my first Radiohead album, and might still be my favorite over OKC, I have trouble deciding.
    afterstasis;3960820 said:
    bands without big muffs should break up.
    ;) :rolleyes:
  • Rocket2RussiaRocket2Russia Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    UO: Critics can offer a fresh and different perspective on music that does not require musical skill and is still as valid (no more, no less) as a musician's.
  • IdiostockIdiostock Rising Star
    edited August 2010
    Rocket2Russia;3960873 said:
    UO: Critics can offer a fresh and different perspective on music that does not require musical skill and is still as valid (no more, no less) as a musician's.
    Consider yourself attacked over the unpopular opinion and feel free to quote this and point out the irony.

    Have a nice day.
  • Rocket2RussiaRocket2Russia Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    I'm not positive of what that post was about, so I will not quote it or respond to it further...
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited August 2010
    From my experience on these boards, a very unpopular Musical Opinion is "The Talking Heads are the Most Overrated Band in the history of music from 1950-Now"
  • TheRollingBonesTheRollingBones Headliner
    edited August 2010
    darkwinterbeast8;3960901 said:
    From my experience on these boards, a very unpopular Musical Opinion is "The Talking Heads are the Most Overrated Band in the history of music from 1950-Now"
    How? They had like, 4 major hits.
  • Rocket2RussiaRocket2Russia Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    Who are The Talking Heads?
  • edited August 2010
    They're cousins of THE Scorpions
  • TheRollingBonesTheRollingBones Headliner
    edited August 2010
    Rocket2Russia;3960909 said:
    Who are The Talking Heads?
    thenameofthisbandistalkingheads.jpg
  • Rocket2RussiaRocket2Russia Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    TRB brings up another UO of mine: I like going to /mu/ because they have occasional great conversation about music and are constantly active.
  • hiimSMAPhiimSMAP Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    I like Weezer after Maladroit and think The Red Album is their third best.
    I like music with growled vocals
    A Thousand Leaves is the second best Sonic Youth album
    Amnesiac and Hail to the Theif don't get enough credit
    Korn is a tolerable band and the best Nu-Metal group
    The Smiths aren't THAT great
    Arcade Fire sucks
    Devo needs more credit
    Never Again by Nickelback is their only song that is not complete doo-doo.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited August 2010
    most bands should actually probably have at least 3 big muffs, but more is always welcome.
  • TheRollingBonesTheRollingBones Headliner
    edited August 2010
    hiimSMAP;3960920 said:

    I like music with growled vocals
    No, this is the HoR forums. It's death metal central.

    And I hate /mu/ and 4chan in general.
  • hiimSMAPhiimSMAP Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    TheRollingBones;3960946 said:
    No, this is the HoR forums. It's death metal central.

    And I hate /mu/ and 4chan in general.
    It didn't have to just apply to HoR. I know nearly everyone here likes Death Metal, except you and Neck I think. But in the RBN forums and outside this site, death metal hate is crazy.
  • Rocket2RussiaRocket2Russia Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    You say that, but your reference tells me otherwise. ;)
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited August 2010
    Rocket2Russia;3960873 said:
    UO: Critics can offer a fresh and different perspective on music that does not require musical skill and is still as valid (no more, no less) as a musician's.
    Replace "critic" with "non-musician" and I would agree. Personally, I'd say music criticism is about the worst type of criticism, perhaps next to food criticism and video game criticism.

    Not that I'm particularly against music reviews/music evaluation, but I do constantly scratch my head at how "professional" music critics from Rolling Stone and Pitchfork are still employed.
  • mason95mason95 Rising Star
    edited August 2010
    Yellow Submarine is the best Beatles album.

    The Jonas Brothers are the greatest pop group of the last 34 years.

    Kid A is just a ripoff of the Beastie Boys.

    All of David Bowie's songs sound the same. All of them.

    The Stooges aren't punk.

    look at sig vvvv
  • hiimSMAPhiimSMAP Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    mason95;3960994 said:
    The Stooges aren't punk
    That's actually right.
  • seriousbussonseriousbusson Road Warrior
    edited August 2010
    mason95;3960994 said:
    Yellow Submarine is the best Beatles album.

    The Jonas Brothers are the greatest pop group of the last 34 years.

    Kid A is just a ripoff of the Beastie Boys.

    All of David Bowie's songs sound the same. All of them.

    The Stooges aren't punk.

    look at sig vvvv
    Best post of the thread, by far.
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