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Unpopular Music Opinions


By PismoArcade

3 months ago



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    #751 84 days ago
    Quoted from Elvishasleft:

    I dont know if this is unpopular or what. Im just confused... what is up with John Legend?
    I feel like I see this guy on tv or internet daily even though his music is piano based schlock and cheez as far as I can tell.
    Pretty generic and bland and its not like he's a great singer... plus dude looks like a bigger version of Webster from the 80s.
    people like this shit? I realize he has ten grammys probably but who likes this?

    Not me. The guy's a dick.

    #752 84 days ago

    Anyone that gives himself the stage name "Legend" may be a little full of himself.

    #753 84 days ago
    Quoted from Elvishasleft:

    I dont know if this is unpopular or what. Im just confused... what is up with John Legend?
    I feel like I see this guy on tv or internet daily even though his music is piano based schlock and cheez as far as I can tell.
    Pretty generic and bland and its not like he's a great singer... plus dude looks like a bigger version of Webster from the 80s.
    people like this shit? I realize he has ten grammys probably but who likes this?

    Is he terrible like Josh Groban? Dunno why I thought of that. Maybe it was the piano schlock and cheese thing.

    #754 84 days ago
    Quoted from beelzeboob:

    Not me. The guy's a dick.

    That may be also but I dont see him as being any more "talented" the the guy playing piano at the airport bar or something...

    Maybe one of the few black performers old white ladies will listen to?

    I really have no idea why anyone gives a shit.

    #755 84 days ago
    Quoted from SunnRAT:

    Is he terrible like Josh Groban? Dunno why I thought of that. Maybe it was the piano schlock and cheese thing.

    Groban just sings I think... hes a cheez ball too but I think old ladies think hes cute at least?

    Maybe the same deal? some left over fetish for Webster from the 80s in middle aged women?

    I just listened to him play at a Biden thing... I have no idea why anyone likes this.

    #756 84 days ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I have some friends who were in a 1990s band called The Bogmen, and they were hoping to bust out of the NYC scene. They got on the bill for the KISS reunion tour as openers.

    I like this story a lot. Turns out rock bands from the PNW that get lumped into the rock/grunge scene had some pretty intense politics and commentary that got lost a lot of the time. https://www.newsweek.com/kurt-cobain-nirvana-anniversary-quotes-873688

    Quoted from Elvishasleft:

    I dont know if this is unpopular or what. Im just confused... what is up with John Legend?
    I feel like I see this guy on tv or internet daily even though his music is piano based schlock and cheez as far as I can tell.
    Pretty generic and bland and its not like he's a great singer... plus dude looks like a bigger version of Webster from the 80s.
    people like this shit? I realize he has ten grammys probably but who likes this?

    Doesn't really matter if you like John Legend's music or not. Lots of people like boring bullshit music. BUT he does happen to be able to produce a good "hit" that "people" like and if he can make a buck doing that, fuck it, more power to him.

    #757 84 days ago

    "The uglier the musician, the better the music."

    #758 84 days ago
    Quoted from SunnRAT:

    "The uglier the musician, the better the music."

    True story. Rob Zombie, Al Jourgensen, Phil Anselmo, Kurt Cobain, Maynard James Keenan, Jonathan Davis... Bunch of ugly dudes, great music.

    #759 84 days ago

    See, now...you posted a bunch of guys I think were mediocre at best. You talk ugly but talented musicians, I immediately think Steely Dan.

    #760 84 days ago

    Now that we’re talking the Dan here’s an unpopular one:
    Can’t Buy A Thrill is the only tolerable Steely Dan record.

    #761 84 days ago
    Quoted from SunnRAT:

    "The uglier the musician, the better the music."

    If that was the case Lemmy would be Beethoven

    #762 84 days ago

    Meatloaf & Christopher Cross were no pretty boys either..

    #763 84 days ago
    Quoted from SunnRAT:

    "The uglier the musician, the better the music."

    And yet when I tried to learn the guitar I blew total ass. You need to rethink this.

    #764 83 days ago
    Quoted from lastlight:

    And yet when I tried to learn the guitar I blew total ass. You need to rethink this.

    If I can play it, you can too!

    #765 83 days ago
    Quoted from lastlight:

    And yet when I tried to learn the guitar I blew total ass. You need to rethink this.

    Guitar is a goofy poorly laid out instrument. It takes time to even get a noise out of it.

    Takes some time to get some coordination and people try to do things that are way too hard early on.

    I used to give kids lessons and you start them out with one finger sliding around so they can at least make a noise that sounds like music.

    Problem is people pick it up try for a while and then chuck it. My brother did that... played for a few weeks and then said I suck and quit.

    Piano is much easier to get going on since its all laid out and all you have to do is press keys in order.

    #766 83 days ago

    i'm actually quite a bit uglier than the last time i had a guitar. might be worth a revisit thanks guys.

    #767 78 days ago
    Quoted from PismoArcade:

    From 1979-1982, I was the DJ at the dance club Station 51 in SLO on Broad street. Proudly wore my polyester suit, gold chain and coke spoon.
    You Sexy Thing was good, but my favorite Hot Chocolate songs are "Emma", "Every 1's a Winner" and "Confetti Day"
    Rufus & Chaka Khan did indeed rock..."Stay" is one of my all time favorite songs, although "Do You Love What You Feel" got the dance floor jumpin'.

    That guitar riff in "Every 1's a Winner" is killer.

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    #768 46 days ago
    Quoted from Slugmeister:

    Ever since Limp Biscuit left the airwaves I've noticed the accident rates on the interstate have gone down.

    Why in the world would you say that??

    #769 41 days ago

    Unpopular music opinion: Led Zeppelin were more of a cover band than a real band

    Evidence: Many of their most popular songs were word for word and riff for riff done by other musicians years earlier, who were often black, less successful and didn't get credited or paid for their work by LZ until they were forced to do so through lawsuits and bad press.

    George Thorogood also falls into this category.

    #770 41 days ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    Unpopular music opinion: Led Zeppelin were more of a cover band than a real band
    Evidence: Many of their most popular songs were word for word and riff for riff done by other musicians years earlier, who were often black, less successful and didn't get credited or paid for their work by LZ until they were forced to do so through lawsuits and bad press.
    George Thorogood also falls into this category.

    Eric Clapton

    #771 41 days ago
    Quoted from nwpinball:

    Unpopular music opinion: Led Zeppelin were more of a cover band than a real band

    The Rolling Stones are a WAY better cover band than Led Zeppelin.

    #772 40 days ago

    The parachute club
    Men without hats
    The song we built this city on rock and roll .

    #773 40 days ago

    It is amazing how much hate 'We Built This City' gets.
    I'm not disagreeing just commenting that this song really brings out the hate in a way that most other awful songs don't.

    #774 40 days ago
    Quoted from fnosm:

    It is amazing how much hate 'We Built This City' gets.
    I'm not disagreeing just commenting that this song really brings out the hate in a way that most other awful songs don't.

    I agree ..it weird. Just seems like a cash grab terrible mail in song. 2nd place ..keep on rock in in a free world?

    #775 40 days ago
    Quoted from fnosm:

    I'm not disagreeing just commenting that this song really brings out the hate in a way that most other awful songs don't.

    Probably because there's so much more history with that song than others? You have the cocaine death of a popular classic rock band completely laid bare in front of you.....? Just a guess, It's awful but not the worst thing I've ever heard.
    Wife listens to a lot of 80s channels and I find 80s cockrock Heart just as annoying.
    And If I ever hear Beach Boys "kokamo" I go fucking nuts

    #776 40 days ago

    I like it(holdover from my childhood). The only thing that bothers me now is "Marconi plays the mamba"
    Mamba = snake
    Mambo = music
    Marconi was emphatically not playing the mamba.
    Silly, but it makes me cringe.

    #777 40 days ago
    Quoted from Slugmeister:

    Ever since Limp Biscuit left the airwaves I've noticed the accident rates on the interstate have gone down.

    Speaking of "That type of Musak," I'll say Limp Bizcit is better than Korn & Lincon Park.

    #778 40 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Speaking of "That type of Musak," I'll say Limp Bizcit is better than Korn & Lincon Park.

    That's about as an unpopular opinion as they come. Although "3 dollar bill y'all" was a damn good album. After that, Limp Bizkit became mostly unlistenable.

    #779 40 days ago
    Quoted from yaksplat:

    That's about as an unpopular opinion as they come. Although "3 dollar bill y'all" was a damn good album....

    WEll there you have it, having a good album puts them above Lincoln Park!

    #780 40 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Wife listens to a lot of 80s channels and I find 80s cockrock Heart just as annoying.

    Try growing up in their hometown and you will find you reach a new level of being annoyed by Heart.

    #781 40 days ago

    Tom Cochrane& red rider had a few good songs back in the day. BUT..if I hear ‘life is a highway’ I instantly turn the channel. So grossly overplayed over the years

    #782 39 days ago
    Quoted from hwyhed:

    Tom Cochrane& red rider had a few good songs back in the day. BUT..if I hear ‘life is a highway’ I instantly turn the channel. So grossly overplayed over the years

    Agreed not a big fan of the song but white hot and lunatic fringe solid tunes

    #783 38 days ago
    Quoted from ThatOneDude:

    I like it(holdover from my childhood). The only thing that bothers me now is "Marconi plays the mamba"
    Mamba = snake
    Mambo = music
    Marconi was emphatically not playing the mamba.
    Silly, but it makes me cringe.

    Mambo is indeed a music style, but "the Mambo" is a dance. Which would be dificult for Marconi to send over the radio.

    Bernie Taupin (yes, Elton's buddy, the lyricist who wrote it) was possibly going for "La Bamba." But that would only make marginally more sense, and raises more questions.

    Maybe it was correctly "mamba" all along, some sort of metaphor saying radio is a snake.

    Maybe Bernie confused "mamba" with "marimba," a musical instrument? At least that would be playable.

    At any rate, anyone who thinks that's "the worst song ever" hasn't listened to much music.

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