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Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« on: November 17, 2020, 11:57:39 AM »
Can you think of any bands or artists that you'd be a right weirdo to actually dislike? I've got a few suggestions:

  • Annie Lennox and the Eurythmics
  • Erasure
  • Hendrix
  • Elton John
  • David Bowie
  • Queen
  • Faithless

These are the best bands because you can play them in social situations and control the music, so you don't need to listen to your drunk friend sing along to Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. This is slightly inspired by that thread that asked if anyone likes Rocketman.

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 12:00:56 PM »
Do actually despise both Queen and Bowie, and Elton

I don't think I've ever heard anyone complain about Earth Wind & Fire. Far too innocuous.

Thinking of music with extremely broad appeal reminds me of being pressured to go the same fucking 80s night every fucking weekend when I was 18. COME ON IT'S THE 80S EVERYONE LOVES IT IT'S SOOOOOO FUNNNNNNNN

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 12:01:31 PM »
I hate every band in this thread and every other subsequent band that is added

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2020, 12:37:25 PM »
Can you think of any bands or artists that you'd be a right weirdo to actually dislike? I've got a few suggestions:
  • Annie Lennox and the Eurythmics
  • Erasure
  • Hendrix
  • Elton John
  • David Bowie
  • Queen
  • Faithless

Well, looks like I'm a three time right weirdo.

Fr.Bigley

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2020, 12:46:50 PM »
Everyone's Favourite palindrome based Swedish songsters.

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2020, 12:54:26 PM »
Please, spare yourselves the grief

Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2020, 12:59:05 PM »
There are obviously people who dislike Queen.

Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2020, 01:07:29 PM »
Everyone's Favourite palindrome based Swedish songsters.

Can't hack Abba myself!

There are obviously people who dislike Queen.

I've never encountered one. Except for ITT. I'm not saying you've gotta be a big Queen fan - I once downloaded and then deleted all their albums - but surely everyone would enjoy the overwhelming majority of a Best of Queen CD?

Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2020, 01:09:47 PM »
Abba and Queen, I would leave the room if their music was playing such is my loathing for their output. Elton John and Eurythmics/Lennox I can just about bear, but I'd be happy enough to never hear again.

Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2020, 01:12:28 PM »
Abba and Queen, I would leave the room if their music was playing such is my loathing for their output. Elton John and Eurythmics/Lennox I can just about bear, but I'd be happy enough to never hear again.

Actually when I was younger, it felt like clubs always played the same tracks in the same order, and I always would leave for a cigarette when it played Summer of 69, which would inevitably be followed by Livin' On a Prayer. Two songs that I would happily erase from existence but that I assume are near-universally-loved.

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2020, 01:22:32 PM »
I'm not saying you've gotta be a big Queen fan - I once downloaded and then deleted all their albums - but surely everyone would enjoy the overwhelming majority of a Best of Queen CD?

Nope. Not everyone, sorry. A tremendously overrated band.

Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2020, 01:24:32 PM »
Can you think of any bands or artists that you'd be a right weirdo to actually dislike? I've got a few suggestions:

  • Annie Lennox and the Eurythmics
  • Erasure
  • Hendrix
  • Elton John
  • David Bowie
  • Queen
  • Faithless

These are the best bands because you can play them in social situations and control the music, so you don't need to listen to your drunk friend sing along to Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. This is slightly inspired by that thread that asked if anyone likes Rocketman.

What little I've heard of Hendrix, I dislike. I only know one Eurythmics song, and only a couple of Elton's. No idea about Erasure or Faithless, although I assume I'd remember some of the former if I heard any. Bowie and Queen are OK.

Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2020, 01:26:18 PM »
someone better write to Erasure and tell them they're scientifically proven to be more popular than Queen

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2020, 01:35:24 PM »
Of those Erasure and some Bowie are cool with me, the rest not so much.  I tried to relisten to some old Hendrix stuff recently, but it was all a bit plodding and dirgey.  I guess I will admit that Crosstown Traffic's a jam just for the sake of the pun.

I'm surprised how chintzy Abba's backing tracks are whenever I hear one of their songs.  It's like they're playing to an early '90s CD-ROM MIDI of their own music.  The songwriting's usually pretty solid, though, as all the noise rock covers I've heard of their discography attests.

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2020, 01:39:04 PM »
but surely everyone would enjoy the overwhelming majority of a Best of Queen CD?


don't be so bloody stupid

Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2020, 01:52:29 PM »
Kylie Minogue is skippable at worst, but i've never met anyone who thinks she's shite. She's churned out enough good stuff in every decade to retain good will.

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2020, 01:54:10 PM »

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2020, 01:56:12 PM »
he's trolling

As always, yes. This ridiculous thread is ridiculous on purpose.

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2020, 01:58:26 PM »
Christ, I fucking hate Queen. Always have.

I've come round to at least appreciate the craft of some music that my adolescent self despised (ABBA, for example) but Queen. No chance. Anything after Queen II (which I can at least cock an ear to for its hard rock/prog elements) is fucking torture.

Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2020, 02:07:47 PM »
As always, yes. This ridiculous thread is ridiculous on purpose.

I'm not trolling. I was kinda hoping people would pitch in with their own suggestions rather than get offended cos they don't like Queen. I can get 'ah Queen, I'll take 'em or leave em' but not 'throw that fuckin radio through the window'. I don't literally mean you are weirdos. I mean, if Queen came on and someone said, "wow I hate Queen," they would probably get puzzled glances.

Nirvana? My 58-year-old mum was just round here babysitting and she started singing along to Lithium, which surprised me. And she also sang along to Tenacious D - Wonderboy.

Maybe Neil Young is also liked by everyone other than offended Confederate flag wearers.


Sin Agog

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2020, 02:13:40 PM »
I'll go with the Ramones. There are plenty o' people who can't be doing with guitar music of any stripe, but Joey was so beholden to a good, intuitive, '50s/'60s-style melody that usually they'll be credited on at least that level.

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2020, 02:15:12 PM »
I was kinda hoping people would pitch in with their own suggestions

Kinks
Velvets
Bowie
Pistols
Sly
Beatles

Sin Agog

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2020, 02:15:18 PM »


Patrice O'Neal's breakdown of Creep and his research into how it taps into the white people soul always cracks me up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1qKy4cMPUI

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2020, 02:15:23 PM »
Did this on another forum and The Kinks were the winners. Also UB40 were the most hated.

Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2020, 02:16:27 PM »
John Robins has made me absolute loath Queen. I used to think they were an OK singles band but they're really awful. I made the mistake of trying to listen to an album of theirs over the summer and it made me hate all music for a few days.

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2020, 02:30:46 PM »
I mean, if Queen came on and someone said, "wow I hate Queen," they would probably get puzzled glances.

Especially if they were at a Queen convention. Otherwise, you're talking nonsense.

I'm replying to him, I know.

Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2020, 02:35:14 PM »
Did this on another forum and The Kinks were the winners. Also UB40 were the most hated.

Asked Alexa to play 'The Kinks Top Tracks' and I think you're on to a winner here

Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2020, 02:51:33 PM »
Kinks
Velvets
Bowie
Pistols
Sly
Beatles

Yeah great suggestions here, Sly and the Family Stone is a clever choice.

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2020, 02:53:38 PM »
Nirvana? My 58-year-old mum was just round here babysitting and she started singing along to Lithium, which surprised me. And she also sang along to Tenacious D - Wonderboy.

Lithium, from 1991, when your Mum was 29 years old. Why wouldn't she like it?

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Re: Bands and artists that nobody dislikes
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2020, 03:00:58 PM »
Lithium, from 1991, when your Mum was 29 years old. Why wouldn't she like it?

She was on Lithium at the time.

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