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Poll Question: Which statement do you agree?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
16 [29.09%]
22 [40.00%]
2 [3.64%]
4 [7.27%]
7 [12.73%]
4 [7.27%]
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    Posted: August 07 2006 at 13:04
    So, what do you think? I consider them overrated. I prefer Pearl Jam to Nirvana. Alice in Chains were much better than Nirvana too. Not to mention Soundgarden...
 
  So, which is your choice from the list??


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2006 at 13:07
Musically overrated? yes.

Nonetheless important to the evolution of popular (and not popular) music? definitely.

Personally I think Cobain played the reluctant martyr part a little too well. 
Dave Grohl was still a great drummer and definitely one of my favorite rock musicians.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2006 at 13:08
I would vote options 1,4,5 and 6 (I went with 6)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2006 at 13:09
I hate saying this, but I think most of there attention came from Kurt Cobains death rather than there music. It was good for what it was, don't get me wrong, but still very overrated.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 07 2006 at 13:09
They were at the right place at the right time,the whole music scene was growing very stale at that time,imo.I think people were tired of the excesses of the 80's,and the whole hair metal scene was very representative of that.I know I was sick of it.But Nirvana didn't impress me that much.Mother Love Bone,Soundgarden and Alice in Chains did.

I also think they were pretty overrated.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 07:03
the only good thing about nirvana is cobain fixed it so they can't do reunions.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 07:06
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 07:13
Originally posted by Open-Mind Open-Mind wrote:

 
yeah, they signed the contract for a record deal about 15 minutes before alice in chains, who were far better and criminally underrated...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 09:23
One of the most overrated bands ever. I'm sorry about Kurt Cobain, who was obviously a soul in great pain, but that does not make their music any better. Pearl Jam were a much better band, and still are - Eddie Vedder's got a great voice, and looks quite hot as well.Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 09:32
Right place at the right time. The early 90's meant a real return to hi-energy rock like Pearl Jam, Red Hot CP, Faith No More etc... ans Nirvana was right there!!!
 
It (not just Nirvana but the whole grunge scene) was fresh and exciting!!!!!!!!  
 
 
And it made that awfull crappy hair or glam metal from the late 80's look like puffed up tarts w**king their guitar with their idiotic hardo. All of them 80's videostars appeared spandex pantyhouse poofs. Grunge was real guys next door.
 
I love every single second of it.
 
And musically, they were much better too!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 09:36
Quite possibly the most overrated band ever! ... besides the Rolling Stones.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2006 at 23:25
Overrated? Yes. At the right place at the right time? Yes. Still a great band? Yes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2006 at 02:29
Can find any proper choice from the poll, but I liked their "Bleach", "Incesticide" and live albums, Kurt managed to do great feedback sound walls, but he was not a hero to me though. He could have taken little less dope and tried to be a father for his child instead of killing himself.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2006 at 04:29
Originally posted by darksinger darksinger wrote:

the only good thing about nirvana is cobain fixed it so they can't do reunions.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2006 at 05:11
Nirvana were an amazing band, love 'em or hate 'em they made a huge impression on the rock scene with "Never Mind" which i considered a fantastic album on its release and it is still one of my all time faves, i've seen 'em come and go over the years and Nirvana were outstanding, and it was tragic their career was cut short so soon. They were very talented musicians, look how successful Dave Grohl became with the Foos - another great band.  Although i love prog there are other animals in the forest !  
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2006 at 07:16
Originally posted by The Wizard The Wizard wrote:

most of there attention came from Kurt Cobains death rather than there music.
WHERE attention? WHERE music?

Nirvana were definitely overrated, if important as a vanguard for a sea change in music (at least in the US - their impact was much less in Europe). Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and not least Eleven were much better in the same field, but if nothing else, Nirvana gave Dave Grohl enough cachet to build a very impressive career.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2006 at 07:21
Originally posted by martinprog77 martinprog77 wrote:

Originally posted by darksinger darksinger wrote:

the only good thing about nirvana is cobain fixed it so they can't do reunions.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2006 at 12:04
They were at the right place at the right time...
still a great band!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2006 at 12:09
Originally posted by Teaflax Teaflax wrote:

Originally posted by The Wizard The Wizard wrote:

most of there attention came from Kurt Cobains death rather than there music.
WHERE attention? WHERE music?

Nirvana were definitely overrated, if important as a vanguard for a sea change in music (at least in the US - their impact was much less in Europe). Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and not least Eleven were much better in the same field, but if nothing else, Nirvana gave Dave Grohl enough cachet to build a very impressive career.
 
I agree fully. Except with the Dave Grohl statement as I don't exactly consider his output impressive. I don't find his projects bad, just consistantly mediocre.
 
I voted for worst band ever. I've had to stop listening to many radio stations just because I find them unbearable.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2006 at 17:37
Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

I don't find his projects bad, just consistantly mediocre.
I think the Probot album is tremendous in parts - especially if you consider that Grohl plays everything on it, and his drumming with QotS is incredibly solid without being boring or pedestrian (particularly on things like No One Knows). Plus he's directed some great videos for Foo Fighters - and All My Life is one of the best Rocking single cuts I know.

Lastly, his answer to the question of how he feels about people downloading his music; "I don't mind it. I want my music to reach people, and I already have more money than I'll ever need".

All of that more than makes up for the fact that the Foo Fighters tend to be so-so.
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