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Posted 12 March 2016 - 11:02 AM Edited by DoctorStar, 30 March 2016 - 02:16 PM.

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 09:57 PM

Rose Tattoo:

 


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Posted 25 March 2016 - 10:05 PM

Just a few off the top of my head.

 

Anthrax

Shadows Fall

Black Tide

Porcupine Tree

Living Colour

Manowar


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Posted 26 March 2016 - 01:36 PM

Havok.

 

 


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Posted 26 March 2016 - 04:38 PM

Inepsy, they should be as popular as Motorhead.

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 06:36 PM

A few bands/artists that people ever heard of only because of their one hit wonders, once you listen to more of their music, you'll know that they are truly geniuses at writing songs.

 

Crowded House

Duran Duran

The Doobie Brothers

Eagles

Gorillaz

Nazareth

Queen

The Rolling Stones

Simple Minds

Talking Heads

Tom Cochrane

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Posted 26 March 2016 - 07:17 PM

Fiction Factory. It's sad to hear "Feels Like Heaven" is their only well known song.



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Posted 04 August 2016 - 01:21 AM

Tom Petty and Dire Straits , both fantastic rock bands with amazing music and influential music videos. Yet I barely come across people discussing either of them even though their albums sold really well.
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Posted 04 August 2016 - 06:09 AM

Macabre, they write hilarious and catchy as hell songs about serial killers...And Patrick Cowley, Hi-NRG ftw...

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:32 PM

Wierd Al Yankovich (needs no example as everyone knows him, but rarely speaks his name) and this one guy


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 12:18 PM

The butterfly effect. These guys should of been much bigger than they were.

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 10:10 PM

Tom Petty and Dire Straits , both fantastic rock bands with amazing music and influential music videos. Yet I barely come across people discussing either of them even though their albums sold really well.

I agree. Knopfler may not be the best singer, but the music is excellent.

 

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 10:53 AM

I personally think Grimes. She's an amazing musician but not many know her or appreciate her enough..


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 02:05 PM Edited by SprayPaintedCraniums, 14 August 2016 - 02:07 PM.


The Prairie Cartel, Where Did All My People Go? is a great album...
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Posted 31 August 2016 - 12:50 PM

A few bands/artists that people ever heard of only because of their one hit wonders, once you listen to more of their music, you'll know that they are truly geniuses at writing songs.

 

Crowded House

Duran Duran

The Doobie Brothers

Eagles

Gorillaz

Nazareth

Queen

The Rolling Stones

Simple Minds

Talking Heads

Tom Cochrane

 

Queen and all those other bands are hardly underrated... I mean... 

 

 

I'll leave this topic open but let's not post videos of bands and not explain why you think they're underrated. At least give a bit of context please or I'll lock the topic if it just becomes another excuse to post videos. 

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 06:50 PM

Also to put a bit more critique

 

A few bands/artists that people ever heard of only because of their one hit wonders, once you listen to more of their music, you'll know that they are truly geniuses at writing songs.

 

Crowded House

Duran Duran

The Doobie Brothers

Eagles

Gorillaz

Nazareth

Queen

The Rolling Stones

Simple Minds

Talking Heads

Tom Cochrane

 

 

The highlighted are artists I've heard atleast twice a week on radio as well as having multiple songs played from each.

 

For example

 

Queen: We Will Rock You; Bohiemian Rhapsody; The Great Pretender: The Show Must Go On; Under Pressure; Another One Bites The Dust;....

Eagles: Hotel California; Lying Eyes; Take it Easy; New Kid in Town; Peacful Easy Feeling; One of These Nights

Rolling Stones: Start Me Up; Paint it Black; Brown Sugar

 

Truth is a lot of the artists you've mentioned get good billing (even if they've only had a few hits) and are far from underrated.

 

If you want Underrated try Charlie Rich, Charlie Daniels and Glen Campbell. All big in their field, and very big at a time, but have faded somewhat in popularity due to being considered naff or simply never getting the recognition they deserved. Hell even the Bellamy Brothers have one of the most popular love songs in their collection and people have no idea who they are.

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 09:58 PM Edited by JosephStalin, 01 September 2016 - 10:04 PM.

R Kelly, one of the greatest R&B vocalists of all time IMO also highly versatile, maybe not out & out underrated but quite underappreciated. 

 

Bobby Brown never really gets that much recognition but he made some of the best & most recognised New Jack Swing hits.


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 04:01 AM

New Radicals and Gregg Alexander, might have heard them from their song "You Get What You Give" as a one hit wonder (1998-1999)

 

 


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:12 AM Edited by Ivan1997GTA, 06 September 2016 - 10:14 AM.

Killing Joke, particularly during the gothic rock/post-punk era in the 70's and 80's before switching to industrial metal. Kind of a shame how none of the stations in my town, not even Rock FM 95.2 or Silver Rain 100.1, play any songs by them.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 10:29 AM

Logic, The Rapper. He's underrated as f*ck and it's mostly because hip-hop has a habit of ignoring white rappers. Dare I say his "The Incredible True Story" album is favorite album of all time.

Listen to: Nikki and City of Stars.

 

Lloyd Banks. He used to be a high-selling rapper back in early 2000s, when G-Unit was the hottest rap crew. But people never respected him because of his own work. His fans were mostly 50 Cent fans who listened to his albums because he was in the Unit, and thus he never got much recognition.

Listen to: Super Crack and Predator (f. Styles P)

 

Yelawolf. He's a country rap pioneer. I think he did a mistake by signing to Shady Records because people lost interest in him after that. Maybe I'm wrong. Anyway, he's making top-notch music. I highly recommend his Love Story album. It was a masterpiece.

Listen to: Devil In My Veins and Disappear.


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Posted 06 September 2016 - 04:50 PM Edited by GloryBox94, 06 September 2016 - 04:51 PM.

Lemon Jelly were a low-profile downtempo duo, but well known to a catchy song call "Nice Weather for Ducks" from Lost Horizons (2002, and mentioning that album was an iconic success and nominated to many prizes). Another song called "A Tune for Jack", was featured in an episode of CSI: Miami (Golden Parachute), and other songs were used to advertisement, now since 2005, they are on hiatus, missed by many fans and underrated on the media currently:

 

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 12:09 PM Edited by inbetweendays_, 10 September 2016 - 12:10 PM.

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Though they're probably more popular now than in the 90's.

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 02:04 AM

Foxy Shazam:

 

 

The Darkness:

 

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Posted 15 September 2016 - 04:04 AM

The Gun Club, I've been listening to them since I heard Sex Beat on the Scarface game...I'm not sure how to describe their sound, but to me they sound like a mixture of rock, blues, and country...Although some of their songs I can't tell what it is, this is one of them...

Also, their lead singer kinda reminds me of Jim Morrison...
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Posted 25 September 2016 - 02:20 AM

MOOG, he does a bunch of cool songs and i believe it's called 'trap'... i think... Other cool part is in his spare time he does car related stuff with his mate Marty for a channel called 'Mighty Car Mods', he's a chill and funny guy and all the music on that channel is his own.


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 06:14 AM

Nocturnal Fear deserves more recognition from the metal underground...Unlike Macabre where at least one of five local metal fans know them, I've yet to encounter one who knows NF...This is my my favorite song by them, f*cking epic and it lives up to its name...I can easily imagine some dude listening to it while burning a bunch of people with a flamethrower...

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:24 PM

I have to say Gotye. I mean there is Somebody That I used to Know, but there is barely nothing else that is a hit of his.

(Stupid pop culture... Dosen't know great music.)


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 01:03 AM


 

The Darkness:

 

I haven't been here in a while. That Darkness song echos a shuddering thought. There will never be great bands again. No Queen, No ACDC, No Sabbath. Too many big sounds have faded and too few care to listen.

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 03:55 AM Edited by Queen, 11 February 2017 - 03:56 AM.

 

I haven't been here in a while. That Darkness song echos a shuddering thought. There will never be great bands again. No Queen, No ACDC, No Sabbath. Too many big sounds have faded and too few care to listen.

 

 

Indeed. The Darkness are more or less the last of their kind.

 

A while back I participated in a class and one of our opening icebreakers was to stand in a circle and say something you think that most others would agree to enjoying. I said that I loved rock music. No one in the class felt the same way. That's the moment it really hit home. Rock isn't given enough love anymore. But thankfully you've got bands like The Darkness still trying to carry on with the tradition. And I love them for it.

 

Fun fact. Roger Taylor's son now plays drums in The Darkness. Roger Taylor is the drummer in Queen. Father like son, eh?

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 10:59 AM

 

 

I haven't been here in a while. That Darkness song echos a shuddering thought. There will never be great bands again. No Queen, No ACDC, No Sabbath. Too many big sounds have faded and too few care to listen.

 

 

Indeed. The Darkness are more or less the last of their kind.

 

A while back I participated in a class and one of our opening icebreakers was to stand in a circle and say something you think that most others would agree to enjoying. I said that I loved rock music. No one in the class felt the same way. That's the moment it really hit home. Rock isn't given enough love anymore. But thankfully you've got bands like The Darkness still trying to carry on with the tradition. And I love them for it.

 

Fun fact. Roger Taylor's son now plays drums in The Darkness. Roger Taylor is the drummer in Queen. Father like son, eh?

 

On a broader note. Barry Gibbs two sons helped him with his latest single, one a guitarist iirc and the other a manager. There are cases in isolation, but even then. ATM I'm digging Synthwave and the 80's vibe it has stirred up, but for proper passioned sound...Too few are joining in.

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