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La Dispute

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OK Computer still sounds amazing 25 years later - actually sounds more modern each year.

The Bends sounds great, but also like it's stuck in 2000 (I get it was realised in 1995), with Coldplay, Keane, Travis et al. Great album, but seemed to spawn a hell of a lot of diet coke pop rock bands.

Amnesiac is probably the only album that sounds remotely dated to me, but again, I think that is more based around the kinds of artists they were borrowing from. Portishead, Nightmares On Wax. The perfect late night electro-jazz album. Life In A Glass House is a Top 10 Radiohead track.
 

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I was watching a movie the other day and one of the characters called Led Zepplin "my I don't get it band". So who would be your "I don't get it" band. This is not from a genre you don't like. It's a band from a genre you usually do like but just don't get the appeal of this particular band. Mine would be Pink Floyd. I love rock music but have just never got the appeal of Pink Floyd.
Steely Dan

Have tried a bunch of times and friends whose music opinions I like and our tastes overlap strongly on lots of other bands love them

Maybe you have to be a musician to appreciate what they do?
I don't really get those two bands either, not that I mind their stuff.

Yet two songs which would be musts for me if I got stuck on the proverbial deserted island would be Us & Them and Do It Again. I could play those two songs on rotation all day, that's how much I love them.

So for me whilst I may not get bands/artists (or even a whole genre) I can generally still pick out songs from them that I really, really like.
 

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Good country is great!
Bad country is ******* horrible. (Like any genre really)
I must admit I didn’t like it until a bit later in life, but there is some great stuff out there.
This is an example. The first song he ever wrote apparently.
I first heard it on the tv series ‘Ozark’ and just had to find it.
Yeah, his voice sounds very ‘country’ but such dark lyrics.

Thank you for posting this. Never heard his music before but I’m loving it; he was outstanding
 

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OK Computer still sounds amazing 25 years later - actually sounds more modern each year.

The Bends sounds great, but also like it's stuck in 2000 (I get it was realised in 1995), with Coldplay, Keane, Travis et al. Great album, but seemed to spawn a hell of a lot of diet coke pop rock bands.

Amnesiac is probably the only album that sounds remotely dated to me, but again, I think that is more based around the kinds of artists they were borrowing from. Portishead, Nightmares On Wax. The perfect late night electro-jazz album. Life In A Glass House is a Top 10 Radiohead track.
I tried with Radiohead, Ok Computer had some moments, my mate told me The Bends was the best though. It bored the absolute sh*t out of me, more than one listen too. I'm a metalhead though and I don't think many metalhead like Radiohead.
 

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Not so much an artist, more a specific album.
Benji by Sun Kil Moon is painfully average yet everyone lost their sh*t over it. Everything that's come after has been even worse but Ghosts and April are so far ahead it's not even funny. AFP and ATL weren't quite as good but still leaps and bounds ahead of that spoken-word dud.
 

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Not so much an artist, more a specific album.
Benji by Sun Kil Moon is painfully average yet everyone lost their sh*t over it. Everything that's come after has been even worse but Ghosts and April are so far ahead it's not even funny. AFP and ATL weren't quite as good but still leaps and bounds ahead of that spoken-word dud.
Ghosts of the Great Highway is a classic album, no bones. Has the unique effect that something like Yankee Hotel Foxtrot has of sounding nostalgic and important even the first time you listen to it. Underappreciated classic.

Benji was my gateway into SKM and I still love it. It's a bit dry in parts sure, but the opener and a couple of other select songs kill me. I Can't Live Without My Mother's Love would fit onto any album prior. Carrisa, Richard Ramirez Died of Natural Causes are great tunes. I can't recall the fanfare at the time because I only got into it years later, I'm assuming P4K loved it though? Fantano gave it a big score IIRC.

Didn't even realise Mark'd put out a bunch of mediocre albums since.
 
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I'm hearing you on a lot of them but particularly Linkin Park. I did like the nu metal stuff but was never a fan of them, didn't even bother seeing them when they did a Soundwave years ago.
Linkin Park have a few decent tunes, but their music is pretty puerile. A lot of their lyrics are incredibly childish and almost High School Battle of The Bands standard, but I guess that was pretty much their demographic.

That 'shut up' middle eight in One Step Closer always made me laugh as a kid. Surely some label intervention on that one?

Crawling is a banger though.
 

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RHCP, GNR, and Smashing Pumpkins are the ones that immediately came to mind, in that I don't just not care for them, but they all annoy the sh*t out of me. Eminem has released plenty of dogshit music, but I even think his 'classics' are annoying.

The Drones, who have been mentioned in here, are one of my all-time favourite bands. Definitely my favourite Australian band.
 

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Every song off that album is. It’s seminal for some reason - its not even in the top 3 RHCP albums as far as I’m concerned
ha ha. I remember Plugger around here posting some nonsense it their greatest album and it all made me think was he never heard their other albums.
 

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Radiohead
Linkin Park
Oasis
Nickleback
Sex Pistols
Pearl Jam
Motor Head
GNR
Motorhead the odd one out there, Got some good music but I never owned any of their albums. But did enjoy seeing them live on RockArena back in early 80's.
The other groups listed are all meh for me
 

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Ghosts of the Great Highway is a classic album, no bones. Has the unique effect that something like Yankee Hotel Foxtrot has of sounding nostalgic and important even the first time you listen to it. Underappreciated classic.

Benji was my gateway into SKM and I still love it. It's a bit dry in parts sure, but the opener and a couple of other select songs kill me. I Can't Live Without My Mother's Love would fit onto any album prior. Carrisa, Richard Ramirez Died of Natural Causes are great tunes. I can't recall the fanfare at the time because I only got into it years later, I'm assuming P4K loved it though? Fantano gave it a big score IIRC.

Didn't even realise Mark'd put out a bunch of mediocre albums since.
Mediocre is being extremely generous.
 

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How did John Mayer get rich? I have never heard a song of his I liked.
I definitely understand why people don't really like John Mayer but he is an incredible guitar player. His 'Live in LA' concert is great, particularly the John Mayer Trio set which doesn't really have any of his more 'poppy' tracks but is more blues oriented. I do wish he had stuck down that path a bit more
 

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