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La Dispute

La Dispute
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I can’t get a gauge on who John Mayer’s fan base is?

He was pretty popular when I was a kid, but I couldn’t imagine anyone under 20 being a serious fan. His music isn’t super poppy but he’s got some reasonably big pop hits. Plays a pretty watered down version of traditional blues.

I don’t mind a lot of his stuff, it’s a little bland though.
 
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Pistol Night

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I can’t get a gauge on who John Mayer’s fan base is?

He was pretty popular when I was a kid, but I couldn’t imagine anyone under 20 being a serious fan. His music isn’t super poppy but he’s got some reasonable big pop hits. Plays a pretty watered down version of traditional blues.

I don’t mind a lot of his stuff, it’s a little bland though.
His singing style always reminds me of someone trying to whisper the footy score to a mate in the middle of a wedding or something
 

La Dispute

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Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam both actually aged really well.

Definitely transformed into more radio-friendly rock bands, but they still sounded slick and the song quality didn’t dip too much. The Californication-Stadium Arcadium era produced a lot of great songs.

I don’t think RHCP are much of an album band in general, they’d have 25-30 great songs though.

Pearl Jam’s late 90’s stint was more understated but cool.

No Code and Vitology stand up really well, and some of their very best stuff comes from that general era. Went softer, but they always had a penchant for slow ballady tunes from the beginning. Ten had Black and Release, which are Top 10 PJ tracks.
 

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QuietB

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His singing style always reminds me of someone trying to whisper the footy score to a mate in the middle of a wedding or something
That is my take - no doubt he is a great guitarist. But even that get washed out in his songs.

Watch his jam with BB King - yes he can hold his own. But his own songs are vanilla emptiness.
 

Roobs321

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I was a pretty big fan of John Mayer circa his first two albums, especially the second one Heavier Things which had a cohesive, calming sound and at 14 was one of the earlier studio albums I actually appreciated as a front-to-back experience (I primarily listened to comps then), there wasn't a track on the thing I skipped, but a few years later when 17 Waiting on the World to Change was a turnoff for me and I never really looked back.
 

Bostonian

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Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam both actually aged really well.

Definitely transformed into more radio-friendly rock bands, but they still sounded slick and the song quality didn’t dip too much. The Californication-Stadium Arcadium era produced a lot of great songs.

I don’t think RHCP are much of an album band in general, they’d have 25-30 great songs though.

Pearl Jam’s late 90’s stint was more understated but cool.

No Code and Vitology stand up really well, and some of their very best stuff comes from that general era. Went softer, but they always had a penchant for slow ballady tunes from the beginning. Ten had Black and Release, which are Top 10 PJ tracks.
Pearl Jam have.

RHCP are one of those bands that too many of their songs are similar. That dates them big time for mine.
 

Roobs321

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The Beatles
David Bowie
RHC
Michael Jackson
KISS
More than likely a few unpopular opinions there but the more I hear, the less I like.
I can understand RHC & Kiss, but the other three TOGETHER, I just can't. Beatles, Bowie and MJ are just magic.
 

Sarcoidevo

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Beatles broke down barriers and laid down the modern pop template but can't say they are thrilling to listen to - for their time .... yeah great I get it but 60 years on they are way down my listen to list ..... actually they are likely not on it
 

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