Best Band of This Generation?

Keagan2387Keagan2387 Opening Act
edited August 2007 in History of Rock
Who do you think people will look back and say is one or some of the best bands of this generation? I would have to say The Mars Volta, and Coheed and Cambria. Their music is just superior in my view to most of the music out today. What bands you guys think?

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  • Keagan2387Keagan2387 Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Rev0lver;24266 said:
    um.... the mars volta is unpopular? The Widow was all over the radio and MTV a couple years ago, and i remember hearing L'via L'viaquez every time i went to the hard rock cafe.
    They are very big in the "scene" world. But I don't get why, their music is so unique from every other band out now. It doesn't make a lot of sense. But I think he means they should be known more then they already are. Like front runner of rock music for the generation. A poster child if you would like to call it. But sadly they wont be known as that.
  • Rev0lverRev0lver Road Warrior
    edited July 2007
    i'm not saying they're as popular as MCR or Green Day, but a hell of alot more popular than some other very talented bands.
  • monlienNH3monlienNH3 Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Rev0lver;24266 said:
    um.... the mars volta is unpopular? The Widow was all over the radio and MTV a couple years ago, and i remember hearing L'via L'viaquez every time i went to the hard rock cafe.
    Maybe I haven't been paying attention but has anything off of "Amputechture" been getting any play. Or maybe I'm just surrounded by uncool people who don't appreciate good music. I'm not a good reference for what gets airplay. I don't listen to radio and I quit watching music video channels since they stopped playing music videos. What I'm asking is if they've had more national exposure since "The Widow"? As I referenced earlier, FNM is still played all the time with "Epic", but they had other singles and other music videos, yet very few average people consider FNM one of the greatest bands of the late 80's/early 90's like I do. I feel The Mars Volta will suffer the same fate, but I think they're incredible.

    Edit: However, I'm glad to hear they are more popular than I was aware of.
  • newwaytodienewwaytodie Road Warrior
    edited July 2007
    Faith No More was dubbed as a one hit wonder from what I remember.
  • monlienNH3monlienNH3 Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    newwaytodie;24285 said:
    Faith No More was dubbed as a one hit wonder from what I remember.
    Yes. That's the point. A lot of people - myself included - think they are one of the greatest bands of the 90's if not ever. And I was making a comparison between The Mars Volta's popularity and Faith No More's in the early 90's. Just because you get 2 good years of exposure doesn't mean the mainstream/average music listener is going to remember you 50 years down the road - or even 5 years.

    Sorry for getting this thread sidetracked. I had no idea that I would create such a debate by saying The Mars Volta aren't popluar enough to be remembered by the mainstream. No one wants to debate The Arctic Monkeys' popularity?
  • Rev0lverRev0lver Road Warrior
    edited July 2007
    well, arctic monkeys are pretty popular from what i know over in england. not as much here in america, much like Muse.
  • Keagan2387Keagan2387 Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    I love faith no more, they are so much deeper then epic.
  • benjaminbenjamin Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Reel Big Fish.

    Ska is so underappreciated.
  • KutsicKutsic Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    In Flames
    Dimmu Borgir
    Opeth
    Dark Tranquillity
    Agalloch
    Linkin Park (feel free to tell me I'm wrong, I have my reasons to justify that one, whether you agree or not is your choice, I really don't care)
  • fragpiratefragpirate Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Kutsic;24423 said:

    Linkin Park (feel free to tell me I'm wrong, I have my reasons to justify that one, whether you agree or not is your choice, I really don't care)
    your wrong.
  • BarryCBarryC Banned
    edited July 2007
    fragpirate;24492 said:
    your wrong.
    Fragpirate? More like Buttpirate. At least put why you don't think so instead of flaming him.

    Linkin Park is pretty successful for this generation, sales-wise. They sold millions of albums and have one of the best selling albums in the world.
  • xenopherusxenopherus Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Kutsic;24423 said:
    In Flames
    Dimmu Borgir
    Opeth
    Dark Tranquillity
    Agalloch
    Linkin Park (feel free to tell me I'm wrong, I have my reasons to justify that one, whether you agree or not is your choice, I really don't care)

    Pfsh, AMEN!! Finally, someone with some sense! I have to admit, I always change the channel when Coheed and Cambria come on my beloved Sirius Satellite Radio. They remind me of a very crappy version of Rush. The instrumentals are fine, but the dudes high-toned warbly voice is horrid. The Mars Volta is listenable, but meh. Opeth though, they're actually doing something amazing and profound musically. Dark Tranquillity too, although their songs get a little repetitive, but who cares since they sound so good.
  • HardRockerBrazilHardRockerBrazil Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Keagan2387;24308 said:
    I love faith no more, they are so much deeper then epic.
    Oh-ho my God, my thoughts exactly. I just love The Real Thing in its entirety.
    Especially Falling to Pieces.

    Now about Linkin Park: sincerely, they are one of the bands I hate the most. Man, they blend so much rap and techno into their rock it doesn't even get classifiable enough. And I tell ya, I used to like them a while ago, but I grew tired of the repetitiveness of their songs. Just my 2 cents on them.
  • Rev0lverRev0lver Road Warrior
    edited July 2007
    BarryC;24497 said:
    Fragpirate? More like Buttpirate. At least put why you don't think so instead of flaming him.

    Linkin Park is pretty successful for this generation, sales-wise. They sold millions of albums and have one of the best selling albums in the world.
    and that makes them a good band how? nsync also sold millions of albums.
  • KutsicKutsic Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Album sales have nothing to do with it, the other bands on my list prove that one. I just think they're amazing at making mainstream music that, at the same time, is maturely written, and while simplistic, has multiple layers to it. I also think they put on the best live show I've ever seen (and considering the bands I've seen, that's pretty impressive).

    Also, in reference to the Nsync thing, all of the members are actually really good singers, and Justin Timberlake is, in my opinion, one of the best pop artists of all time.
  • tmanrockstmanrocks Rising Star
    edited July 2007
    I said skillwise dream theater , but honestly... I hate dream theaters music lol

    So... for a mix between sounds good and still has mass skill I'm just gonna go with everyone else and say coheed

    Dream theater sure as hell knows how to play their instruments but I don't think they know how to make songs appealing......
  • progROCKERprogROCKER Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    ewww coheed

    anyway

    TOOL and dream theater (the end)

    I disagree with you about dream theater. Except for one or two of the songs from their new cd everything is appealing.
  • benjaminbenjamin Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Apparently everyone here loves Prog Metal.

    Eww.
  • Jsnkr9216Jsnkr9216 Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Ever see that AoL commercial? Where the icon's in the lab and they're doing tests and they say "We can rebuild him stronger, faster, etc."


    Well Trivium is that compared to Metallica, and imo, Trivium will be recognized many years from now as one of the main bands who brought old-school thrash to the mainstream eye.

    Just sucks Exodus isn't more widely known, their new album was ****ing sexy as hell.
  • Keagan2387Keagan2387 Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    progROCKER;24941 said:
    ewww coheed

    anyway

    TOOL and dream theater (the end)

    I disagree with you about dream theater. Except for one or two of the songs from their new cd everything is appealing.
    lolololol ew to coheed and your name is prog rocker. Good stuff.

    As for the comment on J-Timberlake, You are right. People may not like his music, but the man is smart and knows how to make pop music.
  • fragpiratefragpirate Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Jsnkr9216;25370 said:
    Ever see that AoL commercial? Where the icon's in the lab and they're doing tests and they say "We can rebuild him stronger, faster, etc."


    Well Trivium is that compared to Metallica, and imo, Trivium will be recognized many years from now as one of the main bands who brought old-school thrash to the mainstream eye.

    Just sucks Exodus isn't more widely known, their new album was ****ing sexy as hell.
    exodus owns!!!
  • fragpiratefragpirate Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    BarryC;24497 said:
    Fragpirate? More like Buttpirate. At least put why you don't think so instead of flaming him.

    Linkin Park is pretty successful for this generation, sales-wise. They sold millions of albums and have one of the best selling albums in the world.
    lol, buttpirate huh? im surprised you didnt take the obvious road and call me fagpirate.
    but enough about how kick ass my name is.

    i wasnt flaming him.
    he said feel free to say im wrong, so i said he was wrong.

    now as for why linkin park sucks,
    they just arnt talented musicians, i used to like them but then they got all freaky weird ***bo on me.
    so i went back to listenin to their old stuff and i realised... hey this sucks....

    either way their just forgettable, people often ask me if i like linkin park and i go, no. so they go "HAVE YOU EVEN HEARD BREAKING THE HABIT?!?!?!?!" and im like, sure who hasnt. but then later i find out that i was thinking of a completely different song.
    their so forgettable that i get them and OTHER forgetable bands mixed up! its rediculous!!!
  • KutsicKutsic Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    fragpirate;25537 said:
    lol, buttpirate huh? im surprised you didnt take the obvious road and call me fagpirate.
    but enough about how kick ass my name is.

    i wasnt flaming him.
    he said feel free to say im wrong, so i said he was wrong.

    now as for why linkin park sucks,
    they just arnt talented musicians, i used to like them but then they got all freaky weird ***bo on me.
    so i went back to listenin to their old stuff and i realised... hey this sucks....

    either way their just forgettable, people often ask me if i like linkin park and i go, no. so they go "HAVE YOU EVEN HEARD BREAKING THE HABIT?!?!?!?!" and im like, sure who hasnt. but then later i find out that i was thinking of a completely different song.
    their so forgettable that i get them and OTHER forgetable bands mixed up! its rediculous!!!
    See, that's why I have no problem with you telling me I'm wrong, because for some, LP is going to strike them the same way they strike me, and for others, it just isn't going to happen.
  • Jsnkr9216Jsnkr9216 Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    I liked Linkin Park when I was in 7th grade.
  • KutsicKutsic Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    I did too, and I still do.
  • Jsnkr9216Jsnkr9216 Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Kutsic;26326 said:
    I did too, and I still do.
    I don't. They went from Hardcore to Suckcore.
  • KutsicKutsic Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Haha to each his/her own eh?

    Btw, I meant to tell you earlier, congrats on being one of the few people that views Trivium as more than just a rip off of Metallica.
  • Jsnkr9216Jsnkr9216 Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Yeah. Thanks.


    It's probably because I actually lived down in Florida when I was younger and was friends with Corey and Travis when they were first starting out, so I always knew what they wanted to do with their music.


    And besides, I don't hear the Metallica resemblance. Just because somebody sounds like somebody doesn't mean they're a rip-off.
  • KutsicKutsic Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Yea, anyone that's been listening to Trivium since before Ascendancy prolly has more of an idea about what's going on with them.

    The only cd I really hear any Metallica resemblence is Ember to Inferno, the instrumental work reminds me a lot of some of Metallica's older work. The only reason people compare them is Matt's vocals, which, meh, they're still different than James Hetfield's. It's funny, I actually hear a much larger Megadeth influence in their music actually...but I wouldn't say they sound like Megadeth either.

    Trivium just catches a lot of crap for being really popular.
  • Jsnkr9216Jsnkr9216 Opening Act
    edited July 2007
    Pretty much. And their age is another reason why people give them so much crap.



    Hell, I think they should be given praise to do their kind of music, do it as well as they do, and be as popular as they are at their age.
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