"I don't know about the rest but the first one is hardly well enough known to qualify as overrated. In fact if anything their influence over today's electropoppers is well underrated. And by way of proof.
"I just read this whole thread and I must say that some of the discourse is pretty juvenile. Name calling? What planet do you come from? People, people, people! At least I don’t remember seeing “idiot” or…"
"Ed, I don't know you, but I like your take on this. The Verlaine/Garcia connection is clear to me, too. I love Lucinda's voice AND songwriting, but for me, and this'll piss off this crowd, Steve Earle is overrated. His is the…"
"I'd compare Bob Marley in reggae to The Beatles in rock. There were others doing, at times, even more compelling work than they were at the time, but it took The Beatles to sort of some things up, so to speak. But, hardly anyone of the…"
"You got me too. But I actually do think Bob Marley is over rated. Not that he wasn't good, just that he wasn't any better than some other reggae bands of that time period. And several others were more compelling to me,…"
"I agree with you about his early stuff. The Blame it on the Times album has some great early stuff. He also did some good stuff in the 70s -- Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, stuff with Waylon Jennings etc. But he admittedly adopted a…"
"It's satirical. The question accentuates the negative so I thought I'd go there. Those 5 are all highly rated, and deservedly so. I think people that don't appreciate these artists are not too familiar with the history of…"
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