Post by chemicalbrother on Feb 2, 2013 23:50:01 GMT -5
I love this thread. I'd like to think I only dislike music/musicians for justifiable reasons as a music fan. That while knowing music is a subjective thing I still try to give em a fair shake. But that simply is not always the case.
A few of mine:
Arcade Fire - I think pretty much for the same reason some have stated for the Beatles....the fact that it seems everybody is/was always telling me how effin' great this band was. Both some IRL and music critics,etc. And seem stupified at the thought I might not like them. I was aware of maybe "Wake Up" by the time this was being pushed on me. Pretty sure I decided f' them shortly thereafter. Tried to give em a listen later but still never got it. Their appearance at Roo did nothing to help their cause IMO(not that I was watching...Primus FTW).
Pink - You wanna talk arbitrary? Its no secret I dislike pop music in general....but I didnt dislike her more than any other really. Even always kinda thought she was hot. UNTIL....she came out with the single "So What". But the chorus/hook: " so what....I'm still a rock star.....i got my rock moves......" for some reason burns me up. As stupid as it may sound its the fact that she referred to herself as a rock star. Look here you little pink haired tart. You may be a star. A pop star. An R&B star. But one thing you absolutely ARE NOT is a rock star. And you most certainly don't have any 'rock moves'. A rockstar by definition is a rock n' roll star....and you, my dear misguided little hooker, have absolutely nothing to do with rock n' roll. Other than maybe dating the musician this song was about. Off topic: this is similar to the rant I could go on about the musicians that are inducted into The Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame these days. I realize 'Rock' is somewhat subjective but there are things that are definatively NOT rock IMHO.
Rush - Same sentiment somewhat echoed above, their fans. But in my case it goes back to a coupla superfans I knew in my adolescence. I've heard enough about how Neil Peart is God to last me a lifetime. Especially from some of the drummers I've known.
Post by everydayperson on Feb 3, 2013 0:23:05 GMT -5
Mumford and Sons - Because most of the people I know IRL adore this band and can't believe I don't care for them. "How come you don't like Mumford and Sons? They're soooooooooo good" and I'm like, "Whatever." Constantly force fed their folk pop nonsense.
One good album WAYYYY back in the 80's does not make up for the inane garbage you have put out since then. Go start a new charity and give up making music please. I understand some people dig them greatly, I am just not one of those people.
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Say what you will about Ringo (he isn't a very good drummer) but he got the job done. With charisma.
Whoa. That isn't true at all. Ringo and Paul McCartney make up the best rhythm section in pretty much all of pop/rock music. He was incredibly consistent and had an remarkable sense of time. Great sense of time, great knowledge of how to make his part work along with the bass (and vice versa for Macca).
Sure he didn't play like Bonham or Pert, but The Beatles didn't need that. He was totally perfect in that setting.
Post by Homer J. Fong on Feb 5, 2013 11:29:28 GMT -5
I'd like to thank Horn for starting this thread and making me want to pull my hair out.
Seriously, look at Horn's first post. Go look at it. You see where he says that he doesn't like Hot Chip because he has a former friend who used to love that band, and that former friend did something incredibly sh*tty so now he associates one with the other? His dislike has NOTHING to do with the music or the quality of the act, therefore it is ARBITRARY.
Disliking a band because you don't think their music is good, or because they play a genre of music which isn't your cup of tea is the EXACT OPPOSITE of what this thread is for.
I find this really interesting. This is the reason when I take/invite people to concerts I try make sure I like them and those they are brining. Nothing worse then bringing someone you dont like and them saying "omg that is like my new favorite band that was the best time of my life and we are best buddies now... they really touched my soul, posting lyrics on facebook, Etc". That is why I share more music with people I have good/almost perfect relationships with. Even playing a song at a party and seeing someone you don't like dance to one of your favorite songs kind of ruins it a little. If it was someone you hate dancing his ass off I can imagine it would be even worse.
The fact is if you are passionate about a band and you have good associations with them, you imagine that all those around you think and feel similar to the way you do about what is going on. If I had friends who lie and cheat, I would not invite them to a My Morning Jacket concert for the fear it would disrupt who I imagine my perspective of who listens to My Morning Jacket. If there is one ass hole then there is a million. I generally find nice people around me (blocking out the summers breeze bags as best as I can) to associate with me and my friends, thus creating an even better time then I had imagined.
Also a summers breeze singer (who insist on having his shirt off) or one with bad or banter (especially political) can really change how you feel. Also watching too many interviews or following a bands every move and personal life can make you not like them. I have had to back up a time or two because if the person who is singing all these beautiful things is really a jerk in disguise, that absolutely kills it.
I know I sound like a do che music snob by saying all of this. But I want good people to listen to good music and shizzy people to listen to shizzy music.
That being said I always want Big Gigantic turned off even though their stuff is pretty decent, catchy, and my friends love them.
ps. There is also the angle of "omg this band will rock your socks" and then it doesn't. It is like when someone says "this youtube video is the funniest thing you will EEEVVVEEAARRR SEE" and its not, its good you want to watch it again but can't cause it was talked about so highly. Same if someone I don't like shows me the video, I try not to laugh or ever watch it again. And stop quoting (same goes for singing) it before I even hear it, jesus christ...
So for me always say "watch/listen to this, its funny/good (describing genre is then acceptable)"
Man I could go on and on about all this forever... and I prob sound like an huge ass .
I dislike Creed because people think their music was religious, but they weren't, and it makes me mad that they didn't do a good enough job of denying this.
Um. What? Are you saying you'd enjoy Creed if it wasn't for this?
Also, hate to break it to you, but Creed was absolutely a Christrian rock band that wouldn't own up to it because they didn't want the stigma of being a Christian rock band. If anything, they denied it plenty - and it was a brilliant move because it allowed people to tell themselves they werent ROCKING OUT to Jesus music, but the lyrics and posturing were enough to let religious types know that these guys were totally into Christ. They've got a religious name, and when they broke up, the next band they had was called ALTAR BRIDGE. The lead singer struck a Jesus pose in every single video they filmed.
Either they were religious as f*ck or pretending to be in order to sweep up some of those fat Christ bucks.
Post by FatKeystone on Feb 11, 2013 16:02:59 GMT -5
Phoenix - I've been warming up to them a little bit, but I really can't stand the dude's voice. I don't know why but for some reason I kind of want to burn my house down whenever I hear him sing. I probably should consult someone about that...
Arcade fire because I think they were randomly inserted into the world Kings of leon bc they got pooped on by a pigeon and canceled remainder of show( not random) Passion pit- man they sound gay The shins man they sound gay bloc party man they sound gay dan deacon hahahah tom petty nah jk dave mathews band bc he named the band after him and thats arbutrary because i like steve miller