a-Ha as a folk rock band.. I guess a learn a new thing every day (nt)
Posted by Trung on 2/13/2012, 1:04 pm, in reply to "Re: What band do you consider to be simultaneously overrated and underrated?"
: i really dunno
: their synth-poppish stuff is usually
: overrated (but only by those who were around
: in the 80s) but their folkish rock gets
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: Essentially a band where you consider their
: classic period to be grossly overrated but
: their other period to be grossly underrated.
: Where you believe the band to achieved
: greatness due to their less known work.
: To me the band with that status is U2 (I'm
: pretty curious about how John rates them but
: I think this is going to take a while before
: U2 is reached).
: I have heard that their classic period was
: between War and Achtung Baby and I knew the
: hit songs from that period and thought the
: 'best of' compilation to be great. Then I
: listen to all those albums and was convinced
: that U2 were frauds and that the convinced
: the public that they are an all time great
: band by writing great singles but were
: unable to consistently reproduce that with
: their albums. I pretty much consider the
: "classic period" album to be
: guilty of great first half and disappointing
: 2nd half. Only Achtung Baby was consistent
: from start to finish (although it did lack
: the emotional resonance from the peak
: singles of that era though).
: For a while I thought they were a grossly
: overrated band and were a 2 star artist.
: Then I listen to Zooropa album which had
: very mixed critical reaction, and was just
: blown away. Lemon is my favourite U2 studio
: recorded song (my favourite U2 song is the
: Rattle and Hum live version of Sunday Bloody
: Sunday) and I was just blown away by the
: melodies and the beautiful arrangement of
: that song. Although the first album was
: better than the 2nd half, the 2nd half was
: also entertaining as well.
: Then I listen to Boy and I think it is in my
: top 5 debut albums (Roxy Music, Jimi
: Hendrix, Joy Division and then U2) where
: most people just tend to place it as a
: promising debut but in mind it's there best
: album. It's sort of the light side of post
: punk. Really catchy pop songs with thumbing
: bass and rhythm section and I just loved
: Edges soaring guitar there.
: Apparently October was considered a
: disappointing follow up album but I really
: have no idea why because this is Edge at his
: peak as a guitarist and this is the album
: where he developed his trademark sound. HE
: just breathes life to every single song of
: the album and the album would be just as
: interesting without the vocals.
: Those 3 albums elevated U2 in a 4 star band
: for me.
: SO what band would fulfill the simultaneous
: overrated and underrated status for you?
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