Most Overrated Bands of All TimeNote: Overrated does not mean bad or untalented, it simply means that a band has received more appraisal and fame than their music merits.
I do love this band, but their fans are just full of themselves. "If The Beatles didn't exist, your favourite band wouldn't exist". Yet there were still other artists back them that were just almost just as influential as The Beatles, such as Chuck Berry, Ellis Presley, Rolling Stones, Velvet Underground, and even The Beach Boys (who influenced Sgt. Peppers with Pet Sounds). Great band, but a tad overrated.
I know that rock, metal, and all it's subgenres wouldn't have existed if it wasn't for The Beatles...but to be honest, I'm not a fan of them. A lot of their music sounds kinda weird and has grating production. 60's music in general isn't my thing and this band is no exception. However, I still respect them for their sheer influence on music even though I'm far from being a fan of them. Calling them overrated is dumb.
While they're not that bad, they are extremely overrated. They're one of the most popular rock bands ever. Jesus, they're not that good :/
The Beatles fans need to stop being toxic. Stop acting as if your band was the best of all time. They were famous and influential, yes. But talented? Definitely not the best. I respect them but don't shove your favorites down people's throats.
Their songs all sound the same! Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden have all done way more for grunge! Just because you're the first doesn't make you the best.
The reason I voted here was not to point out how overrated Nirvana are.
Don't get me wrong, I too adore them, although I think Pearl Jam are better, but that's another thing.
What I wanted to write - and I believe this list is where it fits best - is that I find it heavily irritating that Nirvana, way too often, get classified in the same context as bands like Linkin Park, Coldplay, Evanescence, My Chemical Romance, and bands alike - when that's completely illogical.
The reason why that's illogical is very simple - Nirvana's popularity and that of those other bands happened a whole decade apart! That's enough reason against the classification mentioned before.
I wonder how many people that do that kind of classification have ever heard of The Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer, or Stone Temple Pilots.
All in all, I'm just saying, it's great if you like Nirvana, but don't do them a disservice by wrongfully classifying them.
The anthemic "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was named because Kurt was caught in bed with a girl named Tobi Vale who had cheap deodorant on. Yes, really.
They aren't as bad as a lot of the bands they inspired, but they ruined the careers of metal musicians who were far more talented than they were
I am LP stan but honestly they are overrated because in some regions like Asia no one knows any band except LP. But they should not be in top 10. People just don't understand that they just keep on experimenting with new music. Their first two albums- Hybrid Theory and Meteora were nu metal/hard rock - rap rock. Next- Minutes to Midnight was alternative rock with 1-2 songs of hard rock. Their next - A Thousand Suns was a total concept album, combining many elements of rock and some of hip hop, producing an electronica sound. Next- 'Living Things' was a masterpiece which perfectly combined so many rock elements. And Next - 'The Hunting Party' was heavier and alternative metal. They keep on mixing rock elements and producing new exotic music. Rock is incomplete without them.
Please, stop saying this. If you don't like them, I 'll respect your opinion, but you cannot deny their talent. Chester bennington was simply one of the best modern rock singers ( he is even better live , check some performances), Mike shinoda is an awesome rapper, Rob bourdon is such an underrated drummer, brad delson is a great guitarist, Joe Hahn is a great dj and Phoenix is good too. They are recognized because they brought something new in today's music. Maybe their songs have not complex structures or very technical parts, but simple doesn't mean bad. I think they are overhated on this site ( and on a lot other sites).
I want to say that all the members are underrated ( except for Chester, who was fortunately recognized) and they don't deserve all the hate they get. Their lyrics are the best I've ever read, and I'm not saying this because they are my favourite band, but because they are a great band, and people need to stop hating on them and call them talentless only because ...more
I don't think you can say anyone is overrated in music because the main purpose of music is to connect with the audience and make them love what you're doing... While not being completely ridiculous like hip hop nowadays. Most of the bands mentioned in this list are good and they were famous because they connected with their audience/fans really well and their music had a message. And some people say the bands are overrated because their fans are arrogant and say that a particular band is the best... Well, the fans do so because they really like that particular band and really connect with the message they are trying to convey. For me, linkin park is the best not because they are actually the best of all time or their music is exceptionally good ( from others perspective ) but because I can connect with their music and I know their story and from where their music comes from... Chester Bennington suffered from depression and all that stuff since he was little and he often sang about ...more
Ok, what the hell is the deal with this list? The majority of the greatest rock bands are on here. I get some of them; "30 seconds to Mars, One direction, Nirvana, and even though I love Guns N Roses I understand that one. But Imagine Dragons, Linkin Park, Rise against? Nobody talks about Linkin park anymore, Rise agianst isn't even close to mainstream, and how many people can say they know more than 4 or 5 of Imagine Dragons' songs? Some of these bands I've never even heard of. I honestly believe people just vote because they don't like these bands. Half of Rock bands were just thrown on this list. Where the hell are the hip hop artists. That would make the most sense.
The list is too short. Plenty of bands have been overrated throughout the history of music. But it really comes down to the ear of the beholder. People like music for a variety of reasons and it isn't always with the trained ear the gifted ANALysts of this site enjoy. Musical theory can't always explain why any individual likes or dislikes specific genres of music or artists. I may think a song or artist is crap while the person next to me thinks it's God's gift.
I'm sorry to all those fans of 1D, but I just had to vote this. They can't sing very good, they can't dance at all, and they aren't very likable. But that's just my very own, and cherished opinion.
My big sister was part of the One Direction fandom around 2013 or 2014 when they were big, she is now an ARMY (BTS fan).
I was never too into their music, I tried to force myself to like it for her sake but I couldn't even get past the 10 second mark without wanting to die.
I am now currently listening to Boy with love by BTS on repeat just to see what the appeal is. It's still pretty damn mediocre, but it's a billion times better than One Direction.
One Direction aren't exactly bad, but their music isn't any different from the commercialized boy band pop that I've heard in the past ten years. And I've never heard any comments about how amazing their songs are - it's always about how they are apparently "hot," and saying they're not has gotten me a response like "well you're just jealous you're not as good looking as they are." I don't have a problem with them personally, it's just... they're way overrated for what they do.
The more times I've listened to them, the more overrated I feel they are. Having the most talented musicians doesn't automatically mean "best band of all time". Even if that's the case, Rush and Dream Theater are still heaps better.
Plus, they've plagiarised like a billion times, and made some horrific sex anthems such as "Whole Lotta Love".
Still, "Stairway to Heaven", "Achilles Last Stand", "Kashmir", "Ten Years Gone", and "When The Levee Breaks" are amazing songs and deserve their praise.
Led Zeppelin isn't overrated. After all, they were the band that set the vibe for the majority of the 70s. They were also the band to create musical masterpieces like Stairway to Heaven and Hotdog. Who could deny the Hotdog?
The deal is, they contributed a lot in Rock and blues music. They were kinda like a mash of the two. But that's why a lot of people like them so much. Plus, Led Zeppelin is an important part of music in rock history. They set the bar for music in the era and for years to come with rock music. They're getting the proper recognition for the musical masterpieces they made throughout the years. That's why I believe, they aren't overrated.
The band itself is great. Other than their plagiarisms, I have no problems with them. But it's their arrogant, annoying hardcore fans that make them one of the most overrated bands of all time. They go around everywhere saying that Zeppelin is the greatest band of all-time, with the greatest guitarist, singer, bassist, and drummer of all-time. Whenever somebody says - for example the Beatles - is the greatest band of all-time, somebody has to comment saying like "No Way, Zeppelin is the greatest band ever! " even though the post has nothing to do with Led Zeppelin.
Just my opinion, they're a great band, but the fans are the reason why it's highly overrated
I can make a playlist of just a few songs I like and that's enough of Zep for me.
Robert Plant sounds like a dying rat choking on barbed wire doused in Tabasco sauce.
I could live with a Led Zeppelin with a different vocalist.
AC/DC are probably the worst and most overrated band ever. I have listened to all of their 15 albums in hope of finding a good, different song, but unfortunately nope. Every song is based around a few power chords, lyrics about girls, partying, and rock n roll (seriously, who sings about the genre of music they're making? ), and, well, nothing else. Second, Angus Young is the most overrated guitarist ever. Everyone hails him as a guitar god when all he employs is power chords and solos made of scales. Third, both Bon and Brian sound like dying cows high on LSD. Instead of hailing them as "the best that classic rock can get", listen to real classic rock bands like the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, etc.
Lets get one thing straight MOST of their songs are about the same thing but not all. Lets also not forget a lot of songwriters also write about the same thing. Paul McCartney almost always writes about being in love or breaking up. Pete Townshend usually writes about a troubled young man. It doesn't make them bad songwriters, it just shows that that's what's easiest for them to write about. They play to their strengths.
I don't know how to reply, but I just want to say to the guy that said AC/DC are the worst band ever (to the secind comment about the band):
Overrated? Yes. Worst? No.
It's alright if you think AC/DC are horrible, but saying they're the worst band ever is a serious overstatement!
There are many bands I prefer over AC/DC (I prefer bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles over AC/DC) but AC/DC aren't even close to the worst band ever!
4-5 Power chords, a basic blues drum beat, and a guy screaming about blood, sex, and drugs = every AC/DC song. Every song is completely devoid of originality and creativity, it's just the same old formula they use over and over again. Basically if you've heard one, you've heard them all. How on EARTH are they so low on this list, below Rush? Are you kidding me?
Okay. I understand the overratedness if you're talking about Centuries or Irresistible or something. Ever since Save Rock and Roll (ironic name), it's gone downhill. But if you listen to Folie a Deux and everything before that, it becomes more clear that it's really only their newer music that is overrated. I love their older albums, but I must admit that their newer ones are not great.
Obviously anyone who knows about FOB is that they were on a hiatus for years, when they came back unfortunately they went a different direction with their music, by selling out. I enjoy every genre of music, but FOB before the hiatus was closer to punk rock than to a modern pop boy band.
Fall Out Boy has changed. They used to be pop-rock/punk rock but now they are almost hip-hop. I believe they were wrong for changing their music style from what they used to be. They are no longer a legitimate band where you can say that they are true to their fans.
I only like one song by these guys. I have to admit My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) is a good song, but that seems to be the only one I actually care to listen to. Besides that one song, I'm just not a Fall Out Boy kind of person.
No longer is Coldplay held to the standards of their finest LPs. No, they have fallen into the abyss of pop music composition, with repeating chord construction, shallow lyrics, and the all around disgusting need to fill their music in with electronic sounds and computer generated samples. Viva La Vida slipped by without need for excuse (it happens to the best of bands) but we continued to support Coldplay on the basis of what they once wrote rather than what they are writing. Now they construct minimalist garbage with more concern on their appearance, their popularity and expanding a fan base. Mylo Xyloto was the ultimate turn off for me, had it been constructed as an acoustic album (maybe even live like Nirvana's MTV Album) it could have shattered every sales record and every top ten list out there. Just picture the album as an acoustic set! But no, now they are forever permitted to sit in the spotlight because of their past work and not criticized for the boring and non stimulating ...more
They aren't half as bad as The Jonas Brothers, but damn are they overrated! Coldplay have collected such a large fan base, which is impressive considering they steal half of their work from Radiohead, but they are just so boring when it comes to concert performances.
Whiny, uninteresting pop rock for teenagers with mediocre tastes in music. If you want to listen to inspiring stuff, listen to the bands Coldplay constantly copy from.
If you like them, more power to you. This is not a personal attack on the fans or the band members. But I personally don't see the appeal and why they're famous. They are nothing unique and quite bland to me. Their songs just make me feel... Meh. Not happy, not sad, just meh. There are many unheard of musicians that deserve the fame if you ask me and ones that are only known in my country that deserve the world fame. But yeah, maybe there is some point I'm missing.
Coldplay is a band that changes its sound for each album, parachutes was alternative rock, a rush of blood to the head was a more traditional rock sound, x&y was a more electronic sound, viva la Vida was a combination of rock and pop, Mylo Xyloto, ghost stories and a head full of dreams is experimenting with pop, Coldplay changes with ever album, stop saying they are sellouts!
The band for people who don't play music themselves. They had a few good albums but nothing to write home about. Drummer Lars Ulrich is probably one of the most insufferable douchebags I can think of in music. He is supposed to be a professional musician, yet he doesn't practice his instrument, and can't even play some of their most basic songs without ruining the song. In the studio he used beat-detective programs to correct the drum track to make it sound a lot better and more tight than he can actually play. Just go to YouTube and search for Lars Ulrich drum fails and prepare to be blown away at how bad he is.
I don't care if other people like them, and I know quite a few do, but for me, personally, I just don't like anything about their overall sound--the guitars, the vocals. None of it does it for me. Having said that, if you like them, well, more power to you. Enjoy!
I like them a lot and I even like Enter Sandman a lot but they are simply NOT the best thrash metal band, the best metal band and certainly not the greatest band of all time. Master Of Puppets is really not a great album, yet I like St Anger a lot so I guess my musical taste is slightly strange. People need to listen to Ride The Lightning more. I mean, that album was great. There simply were better thrash bands though, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer among the finest of those. The idea of them being the best band is a load of nonsense. I think that spot should go to someone with CREATIVITY and I'm sorry, but this band just ain't very creative. That is in fact the reason they are overrated; tens of billions more people listen to them more than REALLY excellent bands such as Porcupine Tree, who are almost unheard of.
Overrated does not mean bad. I have nothing against Metallica, but given that most Metallica fans will totally say. "If you don't like metal that's pathetic. You probably listen to 1D anyways" and "95% of you people don't know what music is, calling Metallica overrated" I think maybe, just maybe, Metallica can take a MINISCULE bit of criticism don't you think? Maybe? Would that be okay with you fanboys? Well, I'll just say they aren't TOO underrated, for the sake of not having a keyboard war. Sorry, I know that was a little harsh. Well then, fine, Metallica is the best thing ever to exist then. Ah, the fanboys are now appeased. I can sleep without a gun under my pillow tonight I suppose?
It pissed me off that nobody understands how overrated this band is. I admit I enjoy the band and agree that that the guys have talent. But people act like they're gods, these guys are honestly no better than disturbed or slipknot, they're sound is just more appealing to most people. Being a guitarist, I can confirm that they're guitarist doesn't go anywhere near most of the guitarists in 80s metal bands. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they're popular, at least it gives some hope to future music with what comes out today but as a metal band, they're way too respected and overrated, people compare them to the big four and other classic metal bands, a7x doesn't touch the classics
I can't believe that people think that a7x has the best guitarist and drummer. The drummer seems to just get points because he died at a young age. But people who think syn is the best guitarist just has no idea what they're talking about, being a guitarist I can say that a7x songs are some of the easiest metal songs I've tried to play. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they're popular, it brings some hope to future music considering what comes out these days. But it just pisses me off when people compare them to the metal classics, they don't go anywhere near them, they're honestly no more talented than slipknot or disturbed
This band is the most overrated and because everyone thinks that everyone in the band is the most talented person in the world. The drummer isn't that good, there singer sounds like a I dying cat that just had peanut butter, the guitarist just plays scales for his solos, and you can't even hear the bassist. Compare them with:
M. Night Shadows vs. Matt Heafy= Matt
The Rev vs. The Lech= Lech without a contest
Synester Gates vs. Rusty Cooly= rusty cooly would murder him
Johnny Christ vs. Les Claypool= HAHAHAHAHA! I feel bad for johnny :(
If you disagree with this then look it up for yourself on youtube.
I'm not even gonna lie, I really, really like A7X. But you can't deny that they're overrated. I mean, Unholy Confessions and Coming Home deserve the love they get. But, overall, they're overrated
I have tried to listen to Radiohead many times over the years and I have found their music pretty much unlistenable every single time. Thom Yorke flat out can't sing and his lyrics sound like they were written by a freshman in college who took one philosophy class. The performances from the band are extremely mediocre and painfully boring. They just come off as a horrible mixture of Pink Floyd and U2 when they weren't ripping off grunge in the first stage of their career. I don't know about you, but I prefer music with much more passion and energy put into it. Not some pretentious people half-singing/half-whining with average rock riffs that their hipster fanbase considers "progressive", "experimental", or "mind-blowing". Radiohead is absolute garbage.
I used to like this band, but my opinion on them has changed quite heavily. They're just essentially an inferior version of Pink Floyd (though a superior version of U2). Thom Yorke's voice kind of sounds tired at times, and they're not "sophisticated" or "complex" at all, like their fans want to claim. Some of their lyrics don't even make sense at all. So yeah, there's not really much good about this band anymore.
Best Songs: Paranoid Android, Karma Police, Life in a Glasshouse.
Bands like One Direction, The Black Eyed Peas and Jonas Brothers should not be classified as "overrated". no one here cares about them anyways. Now Radiohead is a great example of an overrated band. The fans think they're god-like and will literally do anything to defend the band against criticism. If you don't like Radiohead, you're essentially the epitome of bad music taste and you have no right to express your opinion. They will also make sure every Radiohead album stays at the top of the charts on music reviewing websites by downrating all other albums in said chart. Don't get me wrong, I like Radiohead too, and I think they deserve all the attention they get, but god I do hate their hardcore fans and their mindless denigration of people who don't worship the band.
Gimme your downvotes, Radiohead fanboys. I'm ready for them!
Not only are they one of the best 90s band, their work in the 2000s is perhaps even better. Not overrated, but a lot of people who do not get Radiohead like to say they are. As someone who listens to many kinds of music, everything from Aphex Twin to Slipknot, don"t judge music until you can understand why people like it so much. Until then, you don't have to like the music, but don't rant about it until you have immersed yourself in it.
I have a friend who recommended Car Radio, calling it "the greatest song of all time." Boy, was she wrong.
I tried so hard to like it since everyone praises it but I just couldn't. The lyrics are just...
Imagine in one verse, the song is about fish. Next verse, the song is about ice cream. Makes sense, right?
Now, I can forgive all of this. I'd ignore them, I'd accept that everyone has different tastes. That is, if their (some of their) fans would accept the latter.
I've had a lot of people shove Twenty One Pilots in my face, dubbing it as "the next God", that it's honestly getting tedious. I've seen "real" fans pull crap (calling other fans fake) just cause fan number two doesn't memorize all the songs/lyrics. I've heard (some) fans dub Twenty One Pilots as "emo"/"screamo"/heck, even metal. Again... how?
All in all, Twenty One Pilots would've been a decent band at best if only (some of) their fans would stop yelling at me for not liking Twenty One Pilots.
So I'm not the only one in the world? Ok, let's begin:
1- honestly, 21 pilots is for people who like to feel sorry for themselves, think their life is trash when they are actually being ungrateful and are so pathetic that they need to victimize their own lame being to feel like they are not jerks.
2- their music is bad. Don't come telling me that "they are revolutionaries" and these things that "edgy" (between quotation marks) love to say, but the lyrics are very poorly written. I've seen more revolution in Peppa Pig. Plus, the sound of it is at least annoying and I couldn't listen to that song of theirs that is in Suicide Squad (the fandom's favorite) for more then 10 seconds. It's not very different from listen to my cousin whining about how I lost his pencil, even because this is what they do in songs: whine.
3- the fans think they are completely emo. I mean, they are like "life is pain... I'd rather be dead..." or "I could be a killer. I think I have the mental capacity". ...more
I have to admit, I do like a few do their songs, but I have to say that the fan base is seriously messed up. There are people who will go "You only like Heathens so you're a fake fan! Unlike me! I know every song and lyrics that they'be ever sang! " This is all crap. People have to understand that just because others are new to the band, that not every single one of them are trying to pretend that they've been with them since Day 1. I will say that there are people like that, who will pretend to be huge fans, and only know like half of a song. But they shouldn't be called out. If they want to be a poser, go right ahead. It does not, and should not effect that other person who knows some more stuff about the duo. I'm not trying to attack anyone, just putting my opinion out there.
Twenty One Pilots is very overrated. A good deal of their fans act as if they are some kind of pioneers. All the band does is pander to their fan base. A vast majority of their songs are autotuned and beat corrected, which winds up sucking out a lot of the personality they try so desperately to have. The lyrics are trying so hard to be edgy and "dark", when in reality they just come off as self pity and general whining, while also trying to maintain a sense of mystery, despite the tweenaged fanbase being able to figure out the "hidden" meaning to the songs. These are only a few reasons why Twenty One Pilots is overrated.
Try and remember that U2 released an album that millions of people had to ask how to take off their phones. That's the ultimate act of hubris.
Don't get me wrong. I like U2, but do they really deserve to be put on a pedestal? They have a number of good albums--even a few great ones, but let's all just calm down about U2, okay?
My generation's Rolling Stones. U2 used to be good but they have been together for long enough that they have become washed up. "Beautiful Day" and "Sweetest Thing" are proof of this. The really great material--War, The Unforgettable Fire, and The Joshua Tree--are part of the past, and Bono has become so preachy and political now that it perturbs me.
U2 is an awesome band. At the 00's they didn't have any album that I could really like, just some songs. Songs of Innocence is one of the rare 100% acceptable U2 albums (my opinion ofc). When Bono started that human rights thing, people couldn't look at his face without telling him to shut up (LMAO). The Edge is an awesome guitarist, I don't think that his band could be called overrated because of the orange sunglasses guy's weird activism.
Everybody knows U2 because of "Bono, the douchebag activist". U2 is more than that. Bono is not the entire band (and he isn't a bad singer). Their 2000-2015 singles got really better.
How can anybody compare this band to Green Day. This is supposedly a rival band. I listened to all the small things waiting for the good part, but of course it never came. Green Day has some of the greatest punk/rock/alternative albums ever like dookie, insomniac, nimrod, and American idiot. I hate how people think Green Day is a sellout just because they add variety to albums like blvd of broken dreams. Blink 182 is literally 100 times worse than Green Day.
I accidently voted this band when I did not want to. Green Day and this band should not be here at all. I respect those who do not like Blink 182 and Tom's vocals, but I personally did not find anything bad about the vocals. It actually took me longer to adjust to Mark's voice because I did not like it at first, I got easily adjusted to Tom's voice, am I the only one who thinks that?
I like this band, but Green Day is much better (Green Day is my 4th favorite band, behind Beatles, Stones, and U2).
Plus, it takes a LONG time to adjust to Tom's voice.
I haven't heard too much from them, and I shouldn't judge them by one song, but... "All the Small Things" is one of the dumbest songs I've ever heard.
This list is stupid, stupid, plain stupid, period. Yeah, I agree that the Jonas Brothers are the most untalented musicians EVER. There's nothing good bout them: they look lame, they were ladies skinny jeans and they worked for Disney! Bleh. But what pains me is that brilliant bands like NIRVANA, Metallica, Slipknot, 30stm and almost every good band til date is on this list. Come on people, don't tell me you never got any musical taste. Sorry to know that people can't distinguish good music from bad. All 100% of the votes go to Jonas Brothers. Period. And long live NIRVANA! Whichever person said Kurt ain't talented has a pathetic sense of music.
I would've voted for A7x since A7x is on the top of almost every other list above Metallica, Black sabbath, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Disturbed, and System of a Down! But the Jonas Brothers... They're a disgrace to music. Worker musician are coming and greater musicians are dying. This is why I weep for humanity. But anyways why is Metallica, Slipknot, and Black Sabbath in the top ten spots?! I bet the only reason was cause of Metallica's softer tone and went to St. Anger, a bunch of Slipknot haters and Mushroomhead fans saying Slipknot ain't real music, and obviously people who don't know music when it comes to Black Sabbath. Metallica, a Slipknot, and Sabbath should NEVER be on this list 2 pioneers of metal on the top 10 and one of the greatest bands of the modern day in the top 10! Nonono! Jonas Brothers suck sorry fangirls, also Justin Beiber and One Direction suck too
LOL I have no idea why these guys are still here. I mean sure they're really REALLY bad but seriously, these guys are no longer relevant. They only existed because of their crappy show on Disney Channel and to sell a few records along the way. They're Pop-Rock were nothing special. But under today's music scene, they were never critically acclaimed and only worshipped by children. That's right they were FOR CHILDREN. They're a joke by today's standards but are rarely heard of today. I can name possibly a dozen more bands that are even more overrated. If you think these guys are still popular or overrated then that goes to show you how distant you were from pop music either in 2008 or today.
The Jonas Brothers ended in 2013 and I haven't heard from them ever since. I'll be honest if I said I used to enjoy a few of their songs when I was a "tween", and then I started to drift towards other genres as a teen and adult.
And besides, as mediocre as they could get, there's worse out there in terms of fanbase.
Nope. Just nope. Waaaay overrated, in my opinion. On a personal note, Aerosmith was the first band I ever saw in concert, and I was bored to tears. Could they at least have played Sweet Emotion? It was the one song I wanted to hear.
Aerosmith doesn't get enough credit. They are the Bad Boys from Boston and they rock. So many great albums/hits and not as much recognition. They are more underrated than overrated. They rule! They're a rock legend!
They are a good band but they are a bit overrated. I've heard some of their most famous songs over and over again! I am a fan of Aerosmith and Stephen Tyler but they need to release some new songs or something.
They should be higher on this list. There are plenty of better rock bands on this list than Aerosmith. Foreigner, REO, definitely Lepard, and the Eagles have way better songs... And "Dream On" sucks.
Agreed, Slipknot is what I call "radio metal". That does NOT make it bad, but when you're put into the genre of metal, you are subject to comparison to the rest of that genre. They are the best "metal" on the radio, but the "good" metal is usually not allowed on the common radio stations. Your local hard rock radio station will play Slipknot, but won't play Beyond Creation... Corey is a good singer, and they have a great gimick... But that's about it.
I used to love this band but I haven't listened much to them lately. They are good but if anything they are just a wannabe tough guy band. Psychosocial and Snuff are still bangers though. But yeah this band is pretty overrated
What? If you don't like the way slipknot plays then just don't listen to it, but do not say its overrated without having listened to anything but the first 10 seconds of "psychosocial", which I am afraid its what 95% of you have done...
Most of the 95% are directioners anyway, I don't even know why I bother on typing anything, they are already brainwashed by the stupid part of the society...
Slipknot sucks. Beatles are good not great jonas brothers arn't overrated except with girls all straight guys think they suck and I hate u2 except for vertigo. Whoever voted for Led Zeppelin I have a message from god he doesn't love you anymore.
Oh, it's The Adam Levine Experience. How they've actually threw themselves down in lyrical and musical quality. The worst thing about this band is that they've actually got talent and have made something commendable band in their early. Adam Levine is nowadays more focused in staying a certain direction (He even admitted to it in an interview) and that's the reason why this band sucks so bad.
Let me just say, I don't actually hate Maroon 5. I don't even really dislike them. Adam is genuinely talented, and a lot of their older songs (This Love is one) were good. But now they're just so... So... Poppy. So generic. They're not horrible, but they get way more recognition than they deserve.
I know kids that only know who Mick Jagger is because of this stupid and annoying as hell song by a crappy band. I know who Mick Jagger is because he is one of the greatest frontmen of all time for one of the greatest bands of all time, The Rolling Stones. Not because some pop band mentioned him in a crappy song.
Maroon 5 used to be a good band, but now they're horrible, they traded in their catchy guitar riffs for horrible dance pop tunes, the other members of the band don't even matter anymore, it's really sad.
The Sex Pistols were embraced by British youth because the country was in deep depression with no future under a rotten Labour government. Most of the big cities were on rolling blackouts because of striking and no power available after working hours except for hospitals etc. No future for kids with unemployment at an all time low. Oil crisis. Unions striking everywhere.
Sex Pistols just represented how kids felt. They could barely play their instruments and were mostly a carefully managed by Mclaren who made good use of sensationalist bad publicity to keep the momentum going.
It crushed rock for a while until bands like Iron Maiden managed to surface from the quagmire. Though punk did have some influence of rock in raising the tempo. They were crap musicians and definitely overrated musically.
Although I do like their only album, I find it ironic that whats said on it doesn't carry over to Mr. Rottens modern political views. Man went from king of punk to the complete opposite. Real shame.. Dead Kennedys is better anyway.
Come on. Really? One album? And it's not even that great. Are we all just going to keep pretending they invented punk and it never would have sprung up without them?
I'll admit they were definitely pioneers of punk rock. But they had one album for cryin out loud and they think they own punk rock by throwing shade at better bands like Green Day (who brought punk back to the mainstream). Johny Rotten and Sid Vicious were two morons who thought being ignorant, idiotic, drug overdosing and bad teeth were punk, not to mention Sid beat his wife. Like they are so overrated, cannot say this enough...The Clash, Ramones, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys: all better punk rock bands.
Their music was nothing special take the popular song Paranoid for example very simple guitar and drums. They weren't really good musicians they were just OK. They have a cool name and Ozzy had an interesting unique sounding voice and persona that's it. The same with Dio. I'm tired of seeing all three Classic rock bands which now should be considered Antique Rock taking over all the top 10 spots. Oh they were so innovative and influential and if you didn't have them you wouldn't have the newer bands. Most of all the bands I listen to weren't influenced by classic rock bands anyway. Most of all the greatest bands ever came out of the 80s and 90s with the exception of the greatest most experimental most wide variety of sound band EVER the Cure.
Whatever Metal listing I go too, Black Sabbath is almost always at first place. Much of their songs are actually pretty boring if you ask me and Ozzy Osbourne at this point is more of a celebrity. And lastly, they never really invented Heavy Metal; it rather helped in developing the genre experimentally and commercially. They deserve some credit, that's for sure, but I don't consider them among Metal's best, even if they were among the earliest precursors.
Black Sabbath is great, and I don't think their overrated. I think deep purple should get more recognition though because them, sabbath and Zeppelin kind of created the foundation for hard rock and heavy metal. It seems as though people pay a lot more attention to Zeppelin and sabbath than deep purple. All three are great bands and deep purple deserves as much or almost as much recognition as sabbath and/or Zeppelin.
I'm not a fan of Metallica. Not saying they are bad, but I'm just not a fan. But Sabbath is amazing. Especially their first three albums. I especially like their debut.
And Queen should not be on the list! I love Queen, especially their second album.
They've got some memorable singles, but the truth is, neither of their albums is great. They were one of the bands that focused their career on singles, just like modern pop "musicians".
It's easy to say that Queen is brilliant, but if you hear someone saying that, ask them what's their favourite Queen album. I guarantee you they will stare at you quietly, because they probably don't know any, aside from single compilations and best of-s.
The band, sadly, became a victim of their singles' success - these days everyone know Bohemian Rhapsody and I Want to Break Free, but their discography as a whole is just average, mediocre. If you don't believe me, go and listen to it for yourself.
Queen are truly overrated. They are the ones most often associated with people who believe that they were "born in the wrong generation". "Bohemian Rhapsody" is overplayed on rock radio all the time. Their songs are all overplayed in commercials as well. Freddie Mercury is constantly worshipped as the second coming of Jesus Christ, not realizing that they're are other great frontmen too, such as Mick Jagger, Roger Daltrey, Joe Strummer and Morrissey. To add to this, he even ends up overshadowing the other members of Queen as well. Queen are a great band, but please, stop worshipping them as gods and listen to other classic rock bands who achieved as much as Queen did. Also, if I hear another Queen song in a commercial again (I don't listen to the radio at all, too much mediocre songs over good songs), I will burn every single Queen album and single on the planet and crush them all up, then throw them into a pit.
I personally don't think they are overrated. All four band members were insanely talented and dedicated. My problem is with people worshipping Freddie, when he was a human like the rest of us. I don't want to speak poorly of him, since his music is a huge part of my life and I respect him so much. But I have equal respect for Brian, Roger, and John because they deserve just as much credit and attention as Freddie. These four men have changed my life so much. Queen will always be my favorite band. They got me into rock music, and their music is so good. I don't worship them, but I will always respect them.
I must agree that so many people who hate Queen have never heard their earlier stuff or for that matter taken the time to listen to a full album of their's. I blame the radio stations a great deal for playing mostly their more commercial sounding songs which I myself am not a huge fan of like Another One Bites The Dust, WE Will Rock You We Are The Champions And a few other notable hits. But March of The Black Queen range to Invisible Man to Mother Love to These Are The Days of our Lives and Spread Your Wings back to Funny How Love Is Ogre Battle now that is true Queen. Should not even be considered for the list of most over rated bands only top ten best ever if not # 1.
There are one of my favorite bands but they only had one awesome album, Appetite for Destruction and they only lasted about 9 years before they broke up but now they are back together again. Like I said they only lasted 9 years on the road they were only good for about 4 of those 9 years, 1987 - 1991 after Use Your Illusion 1 and 2 came out everything crumbled. They are still a good band and all of the band members are extremely talented individuals but they had very few hit songs.
Sounds like the band started playing for the first time two years earlier. Always. Slash and Axl dress like clowns, not rockers. Overrated big time.
The Beatles, Nirvana, U2, Queen, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, The Who, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rush, The Eagle, and now Guns N' Roses. They aren't overrated. Their cover of Live And Let Die is super cool, Welcome To The Jungle is just plain awesome, November Rain is one of the most intense, and one of the best, songs in history, and Paradise City is Paradise City. Just because Sweet Child O' Mine in unrealistically overrated (It it) doesn't mean the band is.
White Trash music. I remember all the disgruntled metalheads in high school liked them; the types who would go to their friends' houses and sniff glue because their parents caught them smoking pot. And the music itself was loud, angry, and obnoxious. Appetite for Destruction is one of the worst albums I've ever heard. (As a side note, I wish I could include Van Halen on this list!)
Another band I DETEST! And I'm not afraid to say that. The only reason they are viewed as great is because, like the Beatles, aging Baby Boomers are living out their memories whenever "Satisfaction" or "Paint It Black" come on. I don't even consider "Honky Tonk Woman" to be a good song. My father used to talk about how great a musician Keith Richards was. But the truth is, there have been better guitarists in rock history. Hendrix, Clapton, and David Gilmour come to mind. Gilmour could blow Richards out of the water any day. And I mean this: the Rolling Stones are one of the worst bands of all time.
They aren't overrated, they are great, they have got some of the best songs of all time. Gimme Shelter, Sympathy for the Devil, You Can't Always Get What You Want, Paint It, Black, Wild Horses, It's Only Rock N Roll, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Can't You Hear Me Knocking... They are really really good on what they do... MUSIC... But they are bad persons, just because one thing: They are talking about war and about bigger problems, and they doesn't seem to understand they aren't going to stop until you solve the little ones: Brian Jones, they left a lost man alone, think about that
The Beatles, Nirvana, U2, Queen, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, The Who, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Rush, The Eagles, Guns N' Roses, and The Rolling Stones. These bands aren't overrated, they're good. There's a big difference. Sympathy for the Devil is one of the best songs of all time. I will admit, though, that Satisfaction is as overrated as hell.
The Rolling Stones are a great band but they are also one of the most overrated. They should be on the top 5. Everyone says they are the best band ever and that is complete lie. You should listen to Rush and Guns 'n' Roses.
They're really not any different from the other K-Pop groups out there. Their music is tragically unoriginal & lack of any real originality. And their newest album is just the most pretentious pseudo-intellectual drivel I've heard. What also irritates me is that they're peddled as "next generation's leaders" but can barely carry an intelligent, insightful, unaffected conversations in their interviews. All their responses are pre-rehearsed, vague, vacuous & contrived which leads me to believe they're biting off way more than they can chew. They have no real vision & ideals as their delusional fans think they do.
Why in the world are all the versatile and legendary bands such as Nirvana, Green Day, Guns N' Roses and Queen etc above this polythene factory? These plastic she-males are obviously the most overrated thing ever. They make Justin Bieber and One Direction underrated in comparison. There's nothing new about anything in this genre and the 14 year old girls who don't even understand what they're saying instantly claim that the song is "deep". And when someone recommends better music, they start to send death threats and pointless fancams to those who don't like this band. Their comebacks are hilariously bad and the least intimidating of all. They think you're jealous of them or you're just a hater blah blah blah. This is needs to be number 1 because the praise they get is just so annoying that I can't go to any social media site without seeing "ARMY" comments or BTS shoved into our faces.
BTS should be first on the list. Lame choreography, cringey & pretentious lyrics, generic beats, a ridiculous amount of autotune to disguise the vocal line's HORRIBLE singing. Their rap line is actually quite decent and probably the only thing keeping the group afloat, but the three rappers are completely overlooked and neglected by the fandom. While truly iconic bands like Queen & the Beatles offer us originality, grittiness, authenticity, amazing compositions, raw talent and pure genius, BTS is repulsively mainstream and unmemorable. All of their songs are just electronic sounds that you'd hear in pop music today, slathered in tasteless, tacky glamour & devoid of any real distinctiveness or character.
They use so much autotune because their vocalists are nearly off pitch, off key or both. Their dance choreographies are awkward as hell because it's so try-hard.
They also come across as really fake, childish, and arrogant in their interviews. All seven of them are already fully grown adult men, but they act like ten-year-olds. Their company promotes them as a socially aware group, but I have a hard time believing it. Whenever they are asked a serious question, they either give an answer that is extremely vague and rehearsed (as if memorizing from a script) or they trivialize it by treating the question like a joke. They don't deserve to be on the cover of Time magazine as the next generations' leaders. Leave that to individuals like Malala who actually have vision and deserve that honor.
Screw Bon Jovi. They're pretty much the One Direction of the 80s. They constantly get called "legends" just because they're old, which is NOWHERE NEAR true. "Livin' on a Prayer" is a horrendously cheesy hair metal anthem about some weird story that makes no sense, and also has the most unnecessary guitar solo I've ever heard. Jon Bon Jovi is an AWFUL singer, and he constantly looks and sounds like he wants to vomit. "Always" is just a broken, cheesy break-up song about someone that HE probably cheated on. "It's My Life" is yet another annoying anthem about nothing. Anyways, come at me, senior citizens with your poorly-spelled comebacks.
Horrible band. The Madonna of hair metal bands. They also proved that success in the music industry often depends on how badly you want it and what type of persona you present, not actual talent. I don't believe their songs could be any more simplistic. How they aren't numbers 1 through 5 on this list is baffling. Perhaps people realize they are 4th rate talent and eminently forgettable so they simply did not vote for them. It's the only thing I can think of.
I don't think they're overrated! Unless people really do call them the best band of all time. I've never heard people say that, but if they do, yeah, that's going a bit far. Bon Jovi is good. They're not THAT good.
They only sing 2 good you give love a bad name, and living on a prayer. And there listed as one of the greatest bands ever, dosn't make sense.