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41 minutes ago, moreblack said:

GNR are way overrated to a lot of people

It’s funny because as a kid in the 90s I remember most metal heads at school (Metallica/slayer etc) fans used to hate gnr and make fun of us for being fans, Over-rated was what they constantly would argue. And axl was such an easy target with those damn bike shorts.

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1 hour ago, Rovim said:

Appetite was the culmination of what came before in the genre of hard rock while containing influences from other genres as well. (punk ,metal,etc) Gn'R was the band that perfected it and a lot of what was cool about hard rock was masterfully included on that album. Not an evolution, but I'm glad someone had the talent and interest to do it. It was like the final link in that chain so while not an evolution it was a fresh new recipe made from familiar ingredients. It has a unique personality that can't be duplicated.

Most bands did not change music. How many bands like The Beatles, The Stones, or The Sex Pistols? very few I would say. Most hard rock bands were not talented enough to record an album like AFD. Quite a feat and you can't come up with an album like that without being extremely talented or you know... great.

As slash described appetite, their social life reflected the songs. The stones have good songs but i havnt heard  of any of their albums where one album is start to finish no filler....maybe some girls? Unless the forum wants to educate me. 

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3 hours ago, KeyserSoze said:

nope. Pearl Jam are far and away more Under rated. 

Just spat my coffee all over my computer screen!

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2 hours ago, Sydney Fan said:

As slash described appetite, their social life reflected the songs. The stones have good songs but i havnt heard  of any of their albums where one album is start to finish no filler....maybe some girls? Unless the forum wants to educate me. 

Exile, Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed, Aftermath, Beggars Banquet.

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1 hour ago, DieselDaisy said:

Exile, Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed, Aftermath, Beggars Banquet.

Arguably the best run of albums any band has put out. And pretty much every track is killer. 

(I might have left out Aftermath though)

but I see why it’s in there. 

The MC5 get fuck all Love.

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gnr is an Overrated band

 

Only 3 original studio albums

On 7/2/2019 at 8:06 PM, Sydney Fan said:

As slash described appetite, their social life reflected the songs. The stones have good songs but i havnt heard  of any of their albums where one album is start to finish no filler....maybe some girls? Unless the forum wants to educate me. 

Stones have some of the best albums ever made. Wtf

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31 minutes ago, ZoSoRose said:

got is an Overrated band

 

Only 3 original studio albums

Stones have some of the best albums ever made. Wtf

Im not saying their albums are shit just that if i listen to theur 70s albums they have maybe 2 or 3 good listenable songs and the rest just do it for me. Probably as they alternate around the country rock sound. Again thats me.

Emotional rescue and steel wheels albums on the other hand.....

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5 hours ago, DK6 said:

Just spat my coffee all over my computer screen!

Something funny?

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11 minutes ago, KeyserSoze said:

Something funny?

Nah I just don't really like coffee...

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6 hours ago, megaguns1982 said:

I mean.... they are a band.... right?

bands normally release music?

this.

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16 minutes ago, DK6 said:

Nah I just don't really like coffee...

So do you leave dumb comments like this is all threads, or you just have a personal crusade against Pearl Jam? 

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AfD was greatest album all the time...

Lies was great.

UYI was inconsistent and over the top... Hovewer, even heights of UYI don't reach AfD lows...

Whatever happened later was not Guns N Roses in my book. Even if they stayed together, they would not create another masterpiece. UYI was already a huge step down... Does it makes a Band overrated or underrated? I don't know...

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12 minutes ago, acor said:

AfD was greatest album all the time...

Lies was great.

UYI was inconsistent and over the top... Hovewer, even heights of UYI don't reach AfD lows...

Whatever happened later was not Guns N Roses in my book. Even if they stayed together, they would not create another masterpiece. UYI was already a huge step down... Does it makes a Band overrated or underrated? I don't know...

Wut.. Anything Goes and the AFD version of You're Crazy is not better than Dust N' Bones, Double Talkin' Jive, The Garden, Coma, Estranged, Civil War, You Could Be Mine, November Rain, Don't Cry, Don't Cry Alt... 

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8 hours ago, DieselDaisy said:

They have too small a discography to be considered alongside the greats like the Beatles and Stones. Rose basically pissed away both GN'R's and his own career down the toilet. I suppose the Pistols have an even smaller discography but that is the Sex Pistols and they turned popular music on its head. Appetite was legendary but it didn't change music. 

This.

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20 minutes ago, UsedYourIllusion said:

Wut.. Anything Goes and the AFD version of You're Crazy is not better than Dust N' Bones, Double Talkin' Jive, The Garden, Coma, Estranged, Civil War, You Could Be Mine, November Rain, Don't Cry, Don't Cry Alt... 

Yes. If i had to make top12 of Gnr songs, it would be all AfD... BTW- some of songs you mentioned are among the worst songs of GnR IMO (Novemer Rain and both versions of DC especially).

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39 minutes ago, KeyserSoze said:

So do you leave dumb comments like this is all threads, or you just have a personal crusade against Pearl Jam? 

Jeez you're a grumpy little fella aren't ya? Very testy reply! Are you going to be OK? I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. 

"A personal crusade against Pearl Jam" is probably a bit of a stretch! I don't particularly dislike Pearl Jam at all.

It's just that I think they're a fairly straight forward rock band who get the recognition they deserve.

I think everyone has a favourite PJ song but I think they became boring after a while because they're not exactly treading new ground.

Apart from No Code which I thought went in a bit of a different direction with a few of the percussion heavy songs.

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How can anybody who sells out stadiums the world over be considered underrated?

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GN'R is my favourite band of all time, but one thing that GN'R isn't is under-rated.

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1 hour ago, Towelie said:

How can anybody who sells out stadiums the world over be considered underrated?

Underrated in terms of like, critical acclaim perhaps?  Are they underrated?  Nah, I don't think so.  They're pretty much taken for what they are, a REALLY good rock n roll band (which its hard to deny that they were in their day) who released one stonking album in Appetite, a cracking EP in Lies and then a sprawling disjointed but ultimately decent enough double shot in Illusions. 

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The Stone Roses only had one truly great album but influenced other bands that followed in their footsteps.

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I think they are pretty accurately depicted by most media and fans.  They are probably the highest rates rock band from the 80’s.  They seem to have more respect than Bon Jovi, Motley Crew etc.  They were voted into the Rock n Roll hall of fame on their first ballot as well.  This latest tour also did a lot to help their overall image.  With all the praise of late, there still is always a bit of disappointment over what could have been.  GnR really could have been up there along all the greats but they wasted so many years.  

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3 hours ago, Len Cnut said:

Underrated in terms of like, critical acclaim perhaps?  Are they underrated?  Nah, I don't think so.  They're pretty much taken for what they are, a REALLY good rock n roll band (which its hard to deny that they were in their day) who released one stonking album in Appetite, a cracking EP in Lies and then a sprawling disjointed but ultimately decent enough double shot in Illusions. 

Even still, they have a fair amount of critical acclaim. AFD is (rightfully) considered one of the best hard rock albums of all time. UYI gets less praise, which is fair considering its lofty, sometimes bloated approach. 

And the rest is all fat. Spaghetti, Lies and CD hardly make a strong case for the "underrated" claim. 

 

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