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Most Overrated Bands?

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MyNameIsLindz
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January 2nd, 2012 at 02:51pm
So,

I read Kerrang a lot, have done for the last 6 years or so, but I've found in the past that once I've actually listened to some of the bands that they've ranted and raved about; I'm somewhat underwhelmed.

How about you guys? Do you guys have bands that you think are majorly over-hyped?

Personally, for me it's Paramore...
SweetRevenge1992
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January 3rd, 2012 at 12:31am
Black Veil Brides,

Florence and the Machine,

And as of lately, I'd agree on Paramore. I thought they were good when they first started out, but now I just can't take them.
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January 3rd, 2012 at 07:12am
agreeing on paramore. they were good before, but now it seems so industry-controlled.
idk if LMFAO counts as a bad but as far as music goes they don't make it imo.
MyNameIsLindz
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January 3rd, 2012 at 11:49am
I agree, Aimee. As far as the phrase "I'm sexy and I know it" goes; they all need to take a look in the mirror, cuz they're all a bunch of horrors!!

I'm prefering Florence and the Machine a wee bit more lately; their new stuff is very melodic and easy to listen to.

And BVB, that's one band Kerrang has raved endlessly about but I certainly don't see the acctraction; and their image is only going to open up their fans to abuse, in my opinion.
Many of the bands of that style are extremely overrated: My Passion and Falling In Reverse are further examples.

And yet, there are so many bands and artists out there that are severely underrated, and several more that have never been able to make a name for themselves, cuz they can't get the media exposure that they so desperately need.

*sigh*
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January 4th, 2012 at 01:20am
MyNameIsLindz:

Many of the bands of that style are extremely overrated: My Passion and Falling In Reverse are further examples.
I wouldn't say FIR is more overrated than ETF is. FIR is only overrated because all of Ronnie's fans flocked to FIR over ETF. Personally, I haven't heard much about FIR since they first released the CD.

Black Veil Brides takes the cake, imo. Their domination of the AP Reader's Poll made me cringe in horror.
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January 7th, 2012 at 01:50pm
I agree with Lycia, BVB are extremely overrated.
I can also really agree with Paramore, and I'm not too keen on Asking Alexandria, but everyone else seems to be.
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January 7th, 2012 at 10:10pm

Well, since my top 2 choices (BVB and Paramore) were already stated, I'll go with All Time Low. There are soooo many other bands out there that sound just like them. And personally, I'm just not interested in hearing about 50 million different girls who broke his heart. Boring.

edit: Dunno if you just meant only Kerrang. I've pretty much given up on music mags for now, so I don't really know what/who's in them.
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January 11th, 2012 at 12:11pm
florence aren't that overrated imo, they aren't known by many yet, but i can see them getting there
bvb are too, i still love paramore, as to whether they are overplayed or not so.
I'mNotOfuckingK!
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January 19th, 2012 at 06:20am
Coldplay, I don't think that they're so good but everyone around me likes them! And I really don't get whats so special about the song, 'Paradise'
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May 28th, 2012 at 03:23pm
Paramore, by far.
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June 9th, 2012 at 08:23pm
Coldplay, The Beatles..
malibu.
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June 17th, 2012 at 12:36am
The Beatles, eh?!

I agree with you on Coldplay. U2, Paramore, most FBR sounding bands - imo anyway.
Though I love her, Lana Del Rey was hyped up to be greater than she really is.
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June 17th, 2012 at 01:46am
Coldplay.
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June 18th, 2012 at 08:09pm
mctague.:
The Beatles, eh?!


Yeah.. well, kinda. They're aren't that good tbh.. (Don't eat me.. :p I'm just pointing out my opinion) but some people are like ''uuhh The Beatles.. I know all about rock yeah..'' .. I don't even think they are a rock band

Edit. Oh and.. take in count that I didn't said they're bad either
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June 19th, 2012 at 06:12am
Bad Obsession:
Yeah.. well, kinda. They're aren't that good tbh.. (Don't eat me.. :p I'm just pointing out my opinion) but some people are like ''uuhh The Beatles.. I know all about rock yeah..'' .. I don't even think they are a rock band

Edit. Oh and.. take in count that I didn't said they're bad either

Yeah, everyone has the right to an opinion.
As long as you aren't denying the musical influence they have had over a lot of the musicians you listen to today! haha.
I personally like a few songs and I have a ton of respect, but I'm not their biggest fan by any means.

Anyway, I'm getting off topic. Was interesting to hear your opinion though.
Ps. I hate music snobs too.
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July 20th, 2012 at 08:17pm
Paper Flowers .:
Coldplay.

And I actually think Simple Plan are a little overrated too.
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March 26th, 2013 at 11:27am
the Beatles.I think most people who say they're their favorite band just want to look hip.

Green day ,A Day to Remember,and Silverstein (sp?) because all their stuff sounds the same..
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April 23rd, 2013 at 09:09am
Basically the majority of all pop music. Mainly One Direction, at the moment.
I can't see what is so great about pop music. It doesn't make any sense, and most of it is annoying as hell.
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May 5th, 2013 at 11:42pm
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May 6th, 2013 at 12:48am
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