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Old 09.03.2011, 15:35
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Most under/overrated band/singer

Hello

I'm in love with music (British/US music)...games...and statistics

I kindly ask to each and everyone in the forum to name bands/singers they think they haven't had the success they deserved or, on the contrary, they received too much attention relative to their ability.

To put it in another way you should name those artists that have been under/overrated by the mainstream media through the years.

You can name one, two or three artists in each category (under and overrated). You can decide to name a single overrated artist or 3 underrated and 3 overrated artists.

Example: you name X, Y and Z (in this order) as underrated: X will get 3 points, Y 2 points and Z 1 point. You name only X as underrated and X will get 3 points..full stop.
You name band A, B and C (in this order) as overrated: A will lose 3 points, B 2 points and C 1 point. Only A as overrated and A wil lose 3 points.

Each member will be able to enter his/her preferences only once during the competition so think well before posting

The game will close by the end of May. In the first week of June the names of the FORUM IDOL and the FORUM HYPE will be announced.

You can name POP ROCK artists from the 70s till today. It doesn't matter if they are still alive or passed away.

Thanks for your attention and enjoy the game
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Old 09.03.2011, 15:39
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Re: Most under/overrated band/singer

How much do we get paid for this?
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Old 09.03.2011, 15:45
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Re: Most under/overrated band/singer

Wow....too much time on your hands.

Nevertheless...here is the votes from the Danish jury.

X: Marillion (someone saw that coming?)
Y: Marillion
Z: Marillion

A: Number one on this weeks Top 10
B: Number two on this weeks Top 10
C: Number three on this weeks Top 10

So...where is my prize?
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Old 09.03.2011, 17:05
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Re: Most under/overrated band/singer

Underrated = Queensr˙che
Overrated = Kings of Leon
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Old 09.03.2011, 20:28
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How much do we get paid for this?
Come on...money has ruined our society. Just incresead greed and troubles.
I advocate a return to barter
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Old 09.03.2011, 20:36
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...You can name POP ROCK artists from the 70s till today. It doesn't matter if they are still alive or passed away.
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Only "POP ROCK" artistes!?! Man, this is gonna require some heavy upfront monetary compensation first! Forget bartering with me on this one, it just won't fly!
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Wow....too much time on your hands.

Nevertheless...here is the votes from the Danish jury.

X: Marillion (someone saw that coming?)
Y: Marillion
Z: Marillion

A: Number one on this weeks Top 10
B: Number two on this weeks Top 10
C: Number three on this weeks Top 10

So...where is my prize?
Ok. I got you!
Prize? In case Marillion win you'll get a special gig with Fish on vocals
Happy?
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Old 09.03.2011, 20:43
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Only "POP ROCK" artistes!?! Man, this is gonna require some heavy upfront monetary compensation first! Forget bartering with me on this one, it just won't fly!
You wanted to include opera singers? All rite after this we'll open another contest

If barter is not appealing enough just think of another compensation and PM me any indecent proposal
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Old 09.03.2011, 20:51
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You wanted to include opera singers? All rite after this we'll open another contest

If barter is not appealing enough just think of another compensation and PM me any indecent proposal
Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of British Country & Western singers!

Indecent proposal? You'd have be to X-tremely lucky dude!
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Old 09.03.2011, 20:57
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Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of British Country & Western singers!

Indecent proposal? You'd have be to X-tremely lucky dude!
I can't fight against your gentle persuasion...at least until you'll show your current avatar
Country is in
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Old 09.03.2011, 21:03
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I can't fight against your gentle persuasion...at least until you'll show your current avatar
Country is in
Is it Mi Amor, Mi Amore or neither?

Just kidding on the C&W but thanks anyways .

What's to show on the current Avatar that ain't showing already?
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Re: Most under/overrated band/singer

I would recommend listening to X-FM (manchester) 'Clint Boon's' segment.
its quite 'indie,' but he plays some really good 'new' tunes.

'Insiral Carpets' was/is his band.

If you like the strokes/white stripes/Glas-Vagas etc listen again. Its a good show if you like indie tunes.

I love these types of questions,,, its such a personal choice (like your favourite film) EVERYONE shold have an opinion,,,,


Under rated; 'seldom seen kid' by 'Elbow.'
Stunning. ABSOLUTELY stunning. Despite winning several awards, still UNDER rated.

Under rated; Phil Collins, Greatest Hits Live. (Sorry, but I saw him live in a Roman Ampitheatre, in NICE, Fr. One of the best live gigs ever. Shame he has just retired,,,,,,If you missed him live, go see the live show of 'Tarzan,' its his music. And if im not mistaken he married a swiss chick. He knows qulaity when he sees it!!!! )

Under rated; Oasis, Morning Glory. Their best album. Period.


OVER rated, Prince.
OVER rated, the artist formally known as Prince
OVER rated, THE (or whatever the chuff he is called now,,,,,,,,but I think you get the idea)
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Old 09.03.2011, 21:32
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Re: Most under/overrated band/singer

X: Gotthard
Y: Gotthard
Z: Gotthard

A: Krokus
B: Krokus
C: Krokus

So...where is my prize?

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Re: Most under/overrated band/singer

Most overrated: Either Bob Dylan, or John Lennon's solo work.

Most underrated: The Edgar Broughton Band:



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Old 09.03.2011, 21:37
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OVER rated, Prince.
OVER rated, the artist formally known as Prince
OVER rated, THE (or whatever the chuff he is called now,,,,,,,,but I think you get the idea)
I think he went back to just plain ole " Prince ". Seeing as you...er...like him so much, check this out for confirmation and more info!
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Re: Most under/overrated band/singer

Underrated:
X: Local H
Y: Calla
Z: Pinback

Overrated:
A: Britney/Christina
B: Beyonce (pushing the pop boundaries here..)
C: Nickleback

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Old 09.03.2011, 22:01
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Underrated:
X: Local H
Y: Calla
Z: Pinback

Overrated:
A: Britney/Christina
B: Hip hop/Rap (sorry iShaka.. You know I love you but, umm, I need to teach you about music appreciation some time )
C: Nickleback
Hehe! Yo, Ms Meisie I'm just messing wit y'all when I *chat* like a gangsta rapper at times . My taste is eclectic but give me 70s fuNk any day then I'm tripping. Far out!

I'm so tempted to fix your listings for ya!
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Re: Most under/overrated band/singer

@Meisie - You want me to delete my reply now you fixed yours!?
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I would recommend listening to X-FM (manchester) 'Clint Boon's' segment.
its quite 'indie,' but he plays some really good 'new' tunes.

'Insiral Carpets' was/is his band.

If you like the strokes/white stripes/Glas-Vagas etc listen again. Its a good show if you like indie tunes.

I love these types of questions,,, its such a personal choice (like your favourite film) EVERYONE shold have an opinion,,,,


Under rated; 'seldom seen kid' by 'Elbow.'
Stunning. ABSOLUTELY stunning. Despite winning several awards, still UNDER rated.

Under rated; Phil Collins, Greatest Hits Live. (Sorry, but I saw him live in a Roman Ampitheatre, in NICE, Fr. One of the best live gigs ever. Shame he has just retired,,,,,,If you missed him live, go see the live show of 'Tarzan,' its his music. And if im not mistaken he married a swiss chick. He knows qulaity when he sees it!!!! )

Under rated; Oasis, Morning Glory. Their best album. Period.


OVER rated, Prince.
OVER rated, the artist formally known as Prince
OVER rated, THE (or whatever the chuff he is called now,,,,,,,,but I think you get the idea)


Thanks for the tips. Lots of food for thought ...and for ears!

I understood you think Prince is Overrated but you named underrated albums. Could you pls clarify the 3 most underrated artists in your opinion?
X Elbow
Y Phil Collins
Z Oasis
is that correct?
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@Meisie - You want me to delete my reply now you fixed yours!?
Nah, it's all good.. I just look like the fool that I am let the be seen! Bwaahaahaahaa!

hey chick, you need to add your two lists!
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