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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    lol My Bloody Valentine. Talk about overrated!

    Pitchfork isn't inherently pretentious; they just have a lot of really pretentious people who write for them. (I gotta say I'm pretty glad Brent DiCrescenzo is gone, what a fuckup that guy was.)

    I thought he did the excellent review of Suede's Sci-Fi Lullabies? I could be wrong on that one. Either way, I could out-write the majority of reviewers on that site. The consistent overrating of anything that is A) "underground" hip-hop (i.e., not listened to by black people who are not in college); B) bleepy synth-pop from Brooklyn/Montreal/Sweden/Australia; or C) 2000s Radiohead gets annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metaphours View Post
    Go die
    I can name eight off the top of my head.

    Nirvana - Nevermind
    U2 - Achtung Baby
    Primal Scream - Screamadelica
    Massive Attack - Blue Lines
    Metallica - Metallica
    A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory
    Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik


    That was a particularly good year for music, obviously. I didn't even list the albums from Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, Michael Jackson, and Guns N' Roses that year. Loveless is cool and challenging, but there are better shoegazer bands (like Ride and Slowdive).
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    Nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    I can name eight off the top of my head.

    Nirvana - Nevermind
    U2 - Achtung Baby
    Primal Scream - Screamadelica
    Massive Attack - Blue Lines
    Metallica - Metallica
    A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory
    Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    ...And your calling Loveless overrated?
    + Metallica is the biggest sell out album in the history of music

    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    That was a particularly good year for music, obviously. I didn't even list the albums from Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, Michael Jackson, and Guns N' Roses that year. Loveless is cool and challenging, but there are better shoegazer bands (like Ride and Slowdive).
    Slowdive is great

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    Ok, fact of life from a semi-professional musician, if you use the term "sell out" you don't know a god damn thing about the music industry.

    The sheer amount of time and perseverance it takes to actually make a living playing music precludes any possibility of devoting enough time to building a traditional career, so stop villifying musicians for wanting to be able to fucking eat.

    Metallica had paid their dues on the club circuit as an underground speed metal band for upwards of a decade by the time their self-titled album came out. Give them a break; they had fucking lives and families and bills. (Or were they supposed to go to college at night while traipsing around the country in a cheap van making barely enough money to break even?)
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by metaphours View Post
    ...And your calling Loveless overrated?
    + Metallica is the biggest sell out album in the history of music

    First of all, it's arguably Metallica's best album, along with Master of Puppets. Secondly, anyone who criticizes a band for being "sellouts" is just being silly. That's a great record, and it's awesome that it has sold 80 billion copies (give or take).
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    First of all, it's arguably Metallica's best album, along with Master of Puppets. Secondly, anyone who criticizes a band for being "sellouts" is just being silly. That's a great record, and it's awesome that it has sold 80 billion copies (give or take).
    Thank you. THANK YOU. The Black Album is terrific. I'm so fucking sicking of hearing people dismiss music based on its fanbase numbers. "Way more people liked them on their later albums, so the later albums most therefore be...worse"? Really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    Thank you. THANK YOU. The Black Album is terrific. I'm so fucking sicking of hearing people dismiss music based on its fanbase numbers. "Way more people liked them on their later albums, so the later albums most therefore be...worse"? Really?

    It's really fun to listen to. "Nothing Else Matters" is mushy elevator music, but most of the rest of that album is awesome. Bob Rock is kinda cheesy, but he made them sound great on the whole thing. Remember how AWFUL . . .And Justice for All sounded? Metallica put out more good music in the '90s than most people give them credit for (kinda like Bowie's '80s output).
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    I like Radiohead a lot, and am a fan of U2. Nirvana definitely deserve to be up there. But my favourite album of the 90s is Counting Crows - Recovering the Satellites. Just always liked it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noigmn View Post
    I like Radiohead a lot, and am a fan of U2. Nirvana definitely deserve to be up there. But my favourite album of the 90s is Counting Crows - Recovering the Satellites. Just always liked it.

    Counting Crows were solid in the '90s, and their most recent album is pretty good, too. In that same genre, I always thought The Wallflowers were underrated.
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