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20 of the Most Overrated Bands and Musicians of All Time 

It's not that we don't like Green Day - not at all. There's a place for their very catchy pop-punk tunes, and that place is a college dorm in 1994, or in a big field at a music festival. What they are NOT, is the voice of a generation. A giggle and a bop, sure. But take them off that fucking pedestal.
The new Clapton? The greatest guitarist of his generation? No! A fucking bore.
They used to be rough and hairy retro rockers, and were over-adored. They let it go to their heads and now they look like Urban Outfitters models.
We all know that old-school rap is way cooler than the modern stuff, but LL Cool J was never as good as he still thinks he is. He's proof that longevity doesn't equal legendary.
Adam Levine - You. Are Not. A God.
A bit Radiohead, a bit Queen - we get it. But people worship these dudes. Quit it.
Oasis aped the Beatles so effectively, they started to believe their own hype. A few cool rock 'n' roll tunes, and that was all.
Remember when Pearl Jam were a good arena rock band, back before they wanted to be Crazy Horse? What happened?
Let's make a language and make people think they're stupid if they don't understand. "Dkjlihnvcvnyiruhaucthghuhjvut bhgbcxhn vcxgvsc, baby."
Morrissey has made it his business to kill all of your joy. Don't eat meat, don't have sex - you're shallow if you enjoy anything. He sings like Kermit the Frog, and his songs are boring. It's the ultimate example of "emperor's new clothes," and Morrissey is very naked.
Again, not a bad band at all, but massively overrated. "I Am the Resurrection" was a great song, but "Fool's Gold" is nonsensical, derivative crap.
We all know it's more about the legend than the music with the Doors, so let's just focus on that.
The Police were cute enough, and they provided a launching pad for Sting's lute-playing career. "Message in a Bottle" is decent. That's about it.
"Bittersweet Symphony" was this band's best song, and it wasn't very good. Why do people care?
Great band, but not the saviors of modern music that we're led to believe they are. Just a decent alt-rock group.
The worst thing to have happened to music in the last 30 years. A shit-bomb of pseudo-emotion.
The Chili Peppers were great right up until Blood Sugar Sex Magik in 1991, and then it was all downhill. Perversely, that's around the time that they exploded commercially. And they never play anything off the early albums anymore. Would "Fight Like a Brave" kill you? Sort your shit out.
Elevator music.
They inspired legions of deadhead devotees to follow them around the country, then sit in the car park and do acid. Can you think of a more revered band with less well-known songs?
The British people would like to apologize to the rest of the world for Coldplay. Chris Martin - You. Are Not. Bono.
The British people would like to apologize to the rest of the world for Coldplay. Chris Martin - You. Are Not. Bono.
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