Top 10 Things People Feel They Have to Say About Music Even If They Don't AgreeThe ultimate true .People have to say these things even if it's against their own will.
The Top Ten
I agree! - Misfire
Yes he is. - Userguy44
One of the best makes sense if not the best. - Userguy44
Seems like a fairly broad, objective statement. - truckturner
They are. Those who try to throw the overrated label are just poseurs.
I've found this. People find themselves saying it because it's, well, The Beatles!
I like them but they are overrated. - Britgirl
To begin with, it's inaccurate to label
the Beatles as a "rock" band, in part because "rock" has no firm definition. In the beginning, they were largely a rock 'n' roll cover band (rock 'n' roll is NOT rock), and they were excellent. When they began writing in earnest, they effectively founded what was "rock" at the time and for the next decade or so. They got weird in the psychedelic era, yet still offered premium "rock" mixed in with the "concept" stuff. At the end, Lennon's influence was still "rock" and rock 'n' roll, while McCartney became more and more pop. After the split, Lennon remained basically true to his roots, except for catering to Yoko's mindless, horrible, shrieking noise. McCartney became a purveyor of lightweight, sappy pop, and remains so today.
I haven't any big problem with them, but they are histericcaly overrated.
He is not the most influential or the best guitarists
For me there isn't any best guitarist. Jimi Hendrix was great, influential but he wasn't the only guitarist who played good. Classical guitarists were more skilled than him. Even people born before him. Django Reinhardt is surely as much good as Hendrix. Sabicas. There were better guitarists before him. Or at least as equal. There are more skilled guitarists than him now. Plus, he was quite sloppy. - zxm
He's the most influential. Not the best. - Userguy44
Also Judas Priest. - Userguy44
I honestly don't like Metallica. Their intros are too long for me, and it's alright if someone doesn't like something. (I think that some people need to hear that.) Iron Maiden is pretty good, I like some of their songs, but I wouldn't call them the best. If I had to choose which metal band I consider the best, I'd go with Blind Guardian. - Merilille
Iron Maiden and Metallica got me into metal, and I still love them. But I agree with Merilille - later I discovered Blind Guardian and they are really very special and damn good. - Metal_Treasure
If the criterion is "one of the greatest," there's no way to argue against.
Same here, I meant on top 5. - zxm
Not even close. - Userguy44
Again, "one of." Absolutely.
Well, honestly,I don't like John Lennon either.I know he is a great songwriter and singer but still I don't like his songs.But I have to say that he is one of the greatest singers ever. - zxm
If that's the case, it doesn't say much for rock in the 2000s.
Meh... Porcupine Tree is better.
Sorry, but no. - Brobusky
No. - Skullkid755
This one doesn't even qualify under the "one of" stipulation.
God rest her, but not even close.
One of the worst makes more sense. - Userguy44
Kinda true. I am sure a lot of people say this without hearing a single song of his. - zxm
"Artist? " Maybe in crayon.
I agree. - Userguy44
Userguy44 that you probably can only stand pop music before the 1990s or some 1990s.
It really depends. - Userguy44
Correction: one of the greatest. - Userguy44