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Bands/singers you really tried to like - without success

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:01 am
by Moni
(topic stolen from murmurs.com)

Counting Crows (Pat McCarthy, uh...)
Starsailor (what a waste of time)
Rolling Stones (not bad, but I just never got into them)
And I’m not sure if I like Grant Lee Buffalo... but I do like GLP’s Mobilize though, that’s for sure. I guess Jubilee wasn’t the right album to get started (but it was only $5.99!). Will have to try some more.

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:34 am
by Unremarkable
The Revolutionary Hydra...I am sorry.

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 2:09 pm
by BladeRunner
that just me cry, unremarkable.

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:18 pm
by Mite
The Smiths. I know they're a huge influence on every band I love, but I just could never get into them. Maybe if I'd heard them when I was 13 and angsty I would have been hooked.

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:58 pm
by warmfuzzysocks
Mite wrote:The Smiths. I know they're a huge influence on every band I love, but I just could never get into them. Maybe if I'd heard them when I was 13 and angsty I would have been hooked.


i will agree whole heartedly.

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 7:23 am
by Liesbeth
big star huge influence on two of my fave bands (posies & teenage fanclub), one of my husbands faves and I just don't get really get it.
weird thing is, I like the solo stuff!
the replacements my husband's fave so it gets played, but I don't get it.
having said that, I do love Tommy Stinson's solo stuff, if only he didn't play with G 'n R...
postal service such great songs, but where are the guitars? I miss 'em anyway[/i]

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 9:21 am
by eric!
the blood brothers. ick.

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:51 am
by John
Too numerous to mention. And I'll get in big trouble to boot. You know my band-mates are thought-police, don't you? Wait... someone's coming. I have to...urk.

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 6:01 pm
by heather
pretty girls make graves
built to spill
modest mouse
the good life
weezer, green album only. other than that, i like them fine.



Unremarkable wrote:The Revolutionary Hydra...I am sorry.


i'm revoking your everett citizenship. you're going to have to wander the woods of mill creek looking for a new home.

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 7:02 pm
by Karousme
Good thread idea.

I agree with the Stones. Why are these guys still around?
Post-OK COMPUTER Radiohead stuff.
Velvet Undergound/Lou Reed

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2003 11:21 pm
by Unremarkable
heather wrote:i'm revoking your everett citizenship. you're going to have to wander the woods of mill creek looking for a new home.


Hey, I used to live in Mill Creek! Seriously, I'm sorry, maybe I just got the wrong album or something

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2003 12:09 am
by BladeRunner
Unremarkable wrote:Hey, I used to live in Mill Creek! Seriously, I'm sorry, maybe I just got the wrong album or something


send it my way then! I could use sure use it!

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:29 am
by Moni
Karousme wrote:Post-OK COMPUTER Radiohead stuff.


Right - how could I forget that... tho I like 3-4 songs on Amnesiac.

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2003 9:42 am
by A Brutaful Smile
John wrote:Too numerous to mention.


i agree w/him. altho it's not so much that i have tried to like a band, it went more like this...
i hear a hype about a band...i'll pick ones recently...the yeah yeah yeahs or taking back sunday. so there's this huge hype, everyone's talking about them, all the kids love them and then i hear them...and the reaction goes something like this....*start scene* "ARE YOU SERIOUS??!?!?! THIS IS THEM?!?!? THIS IS CRAP!!!" *end scene*
so there are 2 bands i really don't like and don't understand why anyone else does.
thank you *bows*

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2003 5:27 pm
by LoveSickJerk
I agree with the "yeah yeah yeah's", and boy do i miss the guitars on the Postal Service, but i'll love Gibbard's voice till i die. Honestly, not because of their singers.
As an aside im about to pull out my replacements double set now;)

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 1:05 pm
by LikeAFox
Led Zeppelin (although it could be that I dislike Robert Plant), the Stones (post-Exile on Main St.), David Gray, Cursive, some Bright Eyes, some Modest Mouse, Apples in Stereo, the Pumpkins' "Adore", Zwan...and now I'm already out of breath. Purge those demons, man.

Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:23 am
by AffluentSuburbOfAtlanta
still anything billy corgan has ever been involved in. i just don't get the guy, plain and simple. and i guess i should like pearl jam a lot more than i do... starsailor is a subject i do not wish to get started on, tho i have to admit that i did like them for about five minutes just after alcoholic was released.

:-)

AffluentSuburbOfAtlanta

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:34 pm
by trashcan_afterthought
i've tried really hard to like the white stripes...i just dont. they're overrated, in my opinion. i never really got into dave matthews either.

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 6:12 pm
by Bel and the Dragon
Jack White sounds like Axl Rose if his testicles were removed by blunt force.

Modest Mouse and The Promise Ring (especially on The Electric Pink EP)

"Lisp Rock" irritates me to no end.


-Ian-

great news

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2003 11:02 am
by sean
up until last week, i would have said led zeppelin, but thanks to my band mates, i have now listened to "houses of the holy" all the way through twice and i actually genuinely liked it, except for the singing and the lyrics and (some of) the music. really!

also:

not for nothing, but i fucking hate guns n roses*, acdc*, the eagles*, bruce springsteen*, and rush. (*=one or two songs notwithstanding)

i do not hate, but merely dislike pink floyd (post barrett), the police, and U2, except for some hits.

and after two or so years as a long winter, i can honestly say, for the first time in my life, that i am a fan of zz top and van halen.

thank you.