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I can't tell the difference between Britney and Christina but ok, I'll go with Britney then.

Beyonce sexy? I guess it's relative then.
Good choice ...i am ashamed to tell you I have done a cover of song by Britney Spears
Don't know why but I like this...oohh...it could be the sea, the beach (Malibu)

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Overrated : U2
Nobody in the whole world is UNDERrated? Come on...there must b someone
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Old 10.03.2011, 11:59
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Overrated singers:
Bob Dylan
Leonard Cohen
They should both stick to what they do best: song writing.

Underrated:
Barclay James Harvest. They were/are massive in mainland Europe but never had the same success in the UK.

Perhaps somewhat controversially because of his more recent downfall: Jonathan King. There was a time when he could almost do no wrong, possibly the Simon Cowell of his day. Perhaps his greatest claim to fame was producing Genesis and setting them on the road to prog. rock superstardom.

I may come back later with third choices. Too many too choose from to single one out at present.

Thanks...waiting for your final choice..even if (according to the rules) every member should pronounce the verdict in a single post
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Old 10.03.2011, 12:00
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Best swiss band by far is Dada Ante Portas. They should be much bigger in the musical world than they are.
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X: Gotthard
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A: Krokus
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Re: Most under/overrated band/singer

To complete my three.

Most overrated. Stevie Wonder

Most underrated. Claire Hammill.
Most of you probably don't know the name. In the 1980's she joined Wishbone Ash for a while. More recently she wrote 'You Take My Breath Away' for Eva Cassidy. She is a brilliant singer songwriter with an amazing vocal range who has not received the acclaim she deserves. (And I am not just saying that because she lives locally to me and I see her perform fairly often )

This gives an idea of her vocals. (I know she didn't write this tune)

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Old 10.03.2011, 12:07
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Re: Most under/overrated band/singer

Agree that Stevie Wonder is overrated.
I also wonder if Rhianna can really sing or if it's all just computer enhanced.

Underrated: Eva Cassidy - A wonderful singer who died of cancer.

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Old 10.03.2011, 12:08
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Re: Most under/overrated band/singer

Most massively overrated band in history: U2

(Honestly, this band should be in their own category of self opinionated arrogant groups and don't get me started on why I think Bono should just STFU and why someone should tell him that being a singer doesn't make you an expert on world affairs - refer Bob Geldoff etc)

Also overrated: pretty much anything produced by Stock, Aitken and Waterman

Overrated: any "star" that appears as a result of appearing on the X-Factor and yes, I am including that awful Boyle woman.

Underrated bands/performers

Peter Hammill (both as solo and as head of Van der Graaf Generator)
Ozric Tentacles
Howard Jones - great for a while in the 80's, oozed way more talent than many so-called 80's superstars such as George Michael and yet he's vanished from the scene)

Here's Hammill/VDGG with "Refugees" and if you don't like it then there's no hope:

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I also wonder if Rhianna can really sing or if it's all just computer enhanced.
no she can't and yes it is.
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Old 10.03.2011, 12:25
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Re: Most under/overrated band/singer

Most underrated deffo Eva cassidy

Most Overrated in no particular order:

The Beatles
Bon Jovi
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Nirvana
Justin Bieber
Jonas Brothers
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To complete my three.

Most overrated. Stevie Wonder

Most underrated. Claire Hammill.
Most of you probably don't know the name. In the 1980's she joined Wishbone Ash for a while. More recently she wrote 'You Take My Breath Away' for Eva Cassidy. She is a brilliant singer songwriter with an amazing vocal range who has not received the acclaim she deserves. (And I am not just saying that because she lives locally to me and I see her perform fairly often )

This gives an idea of her vocals. (I know she didn't write this tune)


thanks for the post...but ...STEVIE is a genius... he has influenced thousands of artists for decades ..on what basis your judgement?
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Most underrated deffo Eva cassidy

Most Overrated in no particular order:

The Beatles
Bon Jovi
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Nirvana
Justin Bieber
Jonas Brothers

AAAAGH...u need to pick 3 and an order as well in order for your vote to be valid...

unless u want me to be a football referee and see only what i want to see, hear only what i want to hear (Busacca style?)

In that case i would hear Nirvana, Biebers and bros...
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Most overrated

Nirvana and the killers, I HATE the latter
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Old 10.03.2011, 12:51
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Most massively overrated band in history: U2

(Honestly, this band should be in their own category of self opinionated arrogant groups and don't get me started on why I think Bono should just STFU and why someone should tell him that being a singer doesn't make you an expert on world affairs - refer Bob Geldoff etc)

Also overrated: pretty much anything produced by Stock, Aitken and Waterman

Overrated: any "star" that appears as a result of appearing on the X-Factor and yes, I am including that awful Boyle woman.

Underrated bands/performers

Peter Hammill (both as solo and as head of Van der Graaf Generator)
Ozric Tentacles
Howard Jones - great for a while in the 80's, oozed way more talent than many so-called 80's superstars such as George Michael and yet he's vanished from the scene)

Here's Hammill/VDGG with "Refugees" and if you don't like it then there's no hope:


YEAHHHH!
HOWARD JONES is very very underrated indeed
I keep on following him....i had to be at the indigO2 for the 25th Anniversary concert ..anyway I have the CD...simply amazing
Pity he has lost the creativity to keep on creating masterpieces.

It's funny how preferences can be so subjective and unpredictable...
we human people are so multifaceted.
Personally, after the departure of Freddie the King from Mercury, I consider George Michael as the best male pop singer...Daryl Hall comes second...
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Nirvana and the killers, I HATE the latter
hehe...if you dislike the Killers pls don't listen to Brandon Flowers solo adventure...you could end up becoming a terrorist
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Agree that Stevie Wonder is overrated.
I also wonder if Rhianna can really sing or if it's all just computer enhanced.

Underrated: Eva Cassidy - A wonderful singer who died of cancer.

thank you very very much...I had the cover of Time After Time but not this wonderful version yet...goose bumps again..i should check a dermatologist

you might be interested in this...
http://www.cover-vs-original.com/song-120.html
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COME ON MEMBERS...EXPRESS YOURSELVES
NO MENTION OF LADY GAGA?
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AAAAGH...u need to pick 3 and an order as well in order for your vote to be valid...

unless u want me to be a football referee and see only what i want to see, hear only what i want to hear (Busacca style?)

In that case i would hear Nirvana, Biebers and bros...

I know I know, I just got carried away.

Pick who you like they're all shiiiiiite!
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Old 10.03.2011, 16:17
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COME ON MEMBERS...EXPRESS YOURSELVES
NO MENTION OF LADY GAGA?
Was going to include her on my OVERrated listing at number 1.

Others to follow in due course.
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Old 10.03.2011, 16:20
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Overrated : U2
Other Overrated ones
(First 2 in Switzerland and Germany)

Dj Bobo .. i mean seriously..
Lena .. your one that won last years Euro vision and is going to "sing " again this year.. pick an accent and stick it woman..your German for god sake..

Nickelback
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Guns N’ Roses
Nirvana

Underrated

Christy Moore
Bruce Springsteen
Kraftwerk
Moloko
Counting Crows
Green day
Queen
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