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In your own personal opinino, which are the most overrated musicians?

I would have to say Kenny G. I remember I read somewhere that the reason he holds his sax to the side (most people hold it straight infront) is because he thought it looked better. I'm sure many musicians can't sleep at night, bitter and angry how such a person can go on to become richer than God.
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Mike Portnoy gets my most overrated musician award.
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joshua bell
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Kurt Cobain
Thom Yorke
Maynard James Keenan
James LaBrie
Mike Portnoy

That'll unsettle some people I know
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Chris Martin
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Tool
Dave Matthews
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Originally Posted by darkninja67
Chris Martin
Seconded.
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I've always had a problem with Paul McCartney's vocals and bass playing skills.

Ian
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Originally Posted by rhythmicmoose
Seconded.
I will listen to Coldplay though.
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Originally Posted by themanster
(most people hold it straight infront)
Most people play tenor/alto/bari sax on their side. I think Kenny G usually plays soprano though. But I totally argree with Kenny G being a prick.


Jimmy page gets my vote.
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Originally Posted by TheProdigy
Most people play tenor/alto/bari sax on their side. I think Kenny G usually plays soprano though. But I totally argree with Kenny G being a prick.


Jimmy page gets my vote.
Actually, Tenor and Bari are usually on the side, alto is usually straight infront along with soprano, but the real point of this post is, as a saxophonist, I can't stand that guy. He was the first to use circular breaking as a trick as in "hey look what I can do! Nevermind many before me were able to do it." Ugh. I can barely stand calling him a musician.
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Originally Posted by iSleipnir
Actually, Tenor and Bari are usually on the side, alto is usually straight infront along with soprano, but the real point of this post is, as a saxophonist, I can't stand that guy. He was the first to use circular breaking as a trick as in "hey look what I can do! Nevermind many before me were able to do it." Ugh. I can barely stand calling him a musician.
I don't think most musicians take him seriously. Lonely housewives on the other hand....
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Sad to say, most pop music is hopelessly overrated by its very nature. The only music that isn't overrated is that which survives its sales/fashion/pop-culture-trend hype and withstands the test of time.

For example, the Beatles were apparently not overrated, because we are still listening to them. The next hundred years will settle the question.

Now if you want to use musical talent or substance (as some of you appear to be doing) as a standard for what is overrated, that's a different discussion. By that standard, Mike Portnoy is not overrated - he's rightly considered to be a prog metal drummer with solid chops.

If what you are really asking is: "Who sucks, that other people seem to love?", then I say, taste is subjective.
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Originally Posted by Doc Sarvis

Now if you want to use musical talent or substance (as some of you appear to be doing) as a standard for what is overrated, that's a different discussion. .
In your own personal opinino, which are the most overrated musicians?

Why is it a different discussion? There's the question.

Ian
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Originally Posted by iancraig10
In your own personal opinino, which are the most overrated musicians?

Why is it a different discussion? There's the question.

Ian
You're right - I thought the question was about most overrated "music". So, it is about chops, then.
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