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While we're at it, let's see who people really DON'T rate too. So who are the ones you like the least, the ones which get all the plaudits but who you think aren't quite worthy of it?

1. Most overrated singer
2. Most overrated guitarist
3. Most overrated bassist
4. Most overrated keyboardist
5. Most overrated drummer
6. Most overrated multi-instrumentalist

Anybody else that you feel is outstandingly poor on their instrument (in a category not mentioned above), give them a name check here.

OK, taking the plunge here and jumping in first...

1. David Gray
2. Stevie Ray Vaughan
3. Adam Clayton
4. Keith Emerson
5. Ringo Starr
6. Mike Oldfield
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1. well i dont hear a lot of people going "now that's a great singer" when the singer is actually not that great, so i've repaced this with
Most overrated songwriter - kurt cobain. of course he's talented, but he was so overrated, he couldn't even take it himself.
2. Most overrated guitarist - Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix is really awesome, but i'm sooooo sick of hearing people butchering Little Wing in the Berklee practice rooms.
3. Most overrated bassist - Paul McCartney! Except, he played that awesome bassline for Taxman. No, wait, that was George!
4. Most overrated keyboardist - Vangelis
5. Most overrated drummer - Charlie Watts.
6. Most overrated multi-instrumentalist...Not sure what to put for this one. I guess Mike Oldfield isn't that great.

For those of you thinking of putting Ringo in as the most overrated drummer, I recommend you listen to something like Ruby Tuesday by the Stones, and then the Anthology version of Don't Pass Me By, and then you can put Charlie Watts down. Razzer
Funny how someone's favourite can be someone else's least favourite.

So Anselm what don't you like about Keith Emerson? Wink Nah actually I can probably answer that - just like any of the progressive bands of their era, they can flat boring very often. But at his very best he (for me) plays very inspiring and uplifting lines. But I can definitely see why he'd get on someone's nerves. No offence taken.
The only person I feel really strongly about right now as an over-rated (non-)musician is Jennifer Lopez. Puh-leeze! I always thought she was a wonderful actress, but she should no more have started a recording career than Eddie Murphy (remember "My Girl Wants To Party All the Time?" lol). All her spoiled, whiney, Selena-fantasy, ex-'hood rat gyrations have made me lose ALL respect.

If there weren't videos, and/or if sex didn't sell, nobody would've ever given that voice a second listen.

Off my soapbox, now. Back to your regularly scheduled thread about actual music...
Originally posted by Sweet Secret Peace:
quote:
The only person I feel really strongly about right now as an over-rated (non-)musician is Jennifer Lopez. Puh-leeze! I always thought she was a wonderful actress, but she should no more have started a recording career than Eddie Murphy (remember "My Girl Wants To Party All the Time?" lol). All her spoiled, whiney, Selena-fantasy, ex-'hood rat gyrations have made me lose ALL respect.
Couldn't agree with you more! She is so appealing as an actress, I don't really get why she has to do this music thing. She is going to over-expose herself so much that no one is going to want to hear about her again! God, and now her and Ben Affleck, is there ever a time when she is not being flashed across the tv screen? I am sick of hearing about her, she should keep some of her private life private IMO...
I can only think of people who regard themselves as musicians but in reality are nothing more than polished puppets -

Christina Aguliera
Britney Spears
Jennifer Lopez
Mariah Carey
Justin Timberlake
Backstreet Boys
N'SYNC (did I get the apostrophe in the right place?)
etc etc etc

I especially can't stand the overuse of the word "diva". . . .
but, but.......I DO want to party all the time! lol

1. Most overrated singer
Bruce Springsteen....if I hear "Born in the USA"
one more time, I'm gonna lose it.

2. Most overrated guitarist
See above. Double it.

3. Most overrated bassist
Sting.

4. Most overrated keyboardist
Steve Winwood.

5. Most overrated drummer
No such thing....drummers never get the credit
they deserve!

6. Most overrated multi-instrumentalist
Anybody that plays mutiple instruments ROX!
1. Most overrated singer - bono
2. Most overrated guitarist - the edge, santana
3. Most overrated bassist - les claypool
4. Most overrated keyboardist - dunno!
5. Most overrated drummer - max weinberg
6. Most overrated multi-instrumentalist - umm...prince. he used to be good. he's gone majorly downhill
Most over-rated singer: Robert Plant (sounds like a bloody girl)
Most over-rated guitarist: The Edge (he CANNOT ROCK)
Most over-rated bassist: John Entwistle (what was so great about him?)
Most over-rated keyboardist: Tony Banks (should have let Steve Hackett dominate more)
Most over-rated drummer: Ringo Starr (he wasn't revolutionary at all!)
Most over-rated multi-instrumentalist: Paul McCartney (this is why you get other people into a recording studio!)
quote:
Originally posted by Ross Breithaupt:
singer - the dude in "Across The Universe"
drummer - Sheila E. (i know that's a stretch)


I agree with everyone's overratedness of the U2 personnel... but Ross, WTF are you doing! Can't agree with you on the above two... John Lennon? ha!
And as a musician, Sheila E. is great... as far as the music she has recorded, not interested, so that may be what it's about. About 10 years ago, I saw her in a jazz club, supporting her father and brother - a real family band, and she has major skills...
quote:
Originally posted by MissingPerson:
I can only think of people who regard themselves as musicians but in reality are nothing more than polished puppets -

Christina Aguliera
Britney Spears
Jennifer Lopez
Mariah Carey
Justin Timberlake
Backstreet Boys
N'SYNC (did I get the apostrophe in the right place?)
etc etc etc

I especially can't stand the overuse of the word "diva". . . .


How could you? These are my favorite artists. Roll Eyes

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