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Are The Beatles Overated?

Yes (They Suck!)
6 (17.1%)
No (They Were Ahead Of Their Time)
29 (82.9%)

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Voting closed: December 29, 2009, 12:05:18 PM

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Offline Achtung Andy

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Are The Beatles Overated?
« on: December 22, 2009, 12:05:18 PM »
I have just chipped in with my opinion on the Beatles appreciation thread  ;) (personally i just don't get it, i think they are the most overated band ever!) Come on, all they did was write nonsense lyrics off their heads and they get labelled "ahead of their time" and "geniuses"!

Be interesting to see the results if anyone agrees, as there seems to be a lot Beatles fans on here...

If there's a resounding No vote, i'll keep my opinions on the Beatles to myself in future. Lol!




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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009, 12:32:58 PM »
If you think all they did was write nonsense lyrics you haven't hardly heard any Beatles songs.

Do yourself a favour, and go listen to:
In My Life
A Day In The Life
She's Leaving Home
Eleanor Rigby
For No One

...and that's just for starters.

In addition, many of the sounds you hear in today's music were crafted by The Beatles using innovative techniques, whereas today you can press a button on a keyboard to achieve the same thing.
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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009, 01:57:18 PM »
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I have just chipped in with my opinion on the Beatles appreciation thread  ;) (personally i just don't get it, i think they are the most overated band ever!) Come on, all they did was write nonsense lyrics off their heads and they get labelled "ahead of their time" and "geniuses"!

Be interesting to see the results if anyone agrees, as there seems to be a lot Beatles fans on here...

If there's a resounding No vote, i'll keep my opinions on the Beatles to myself in future. Lol!

Bono, anyone? ;)

Seriously, I voted no, they are not overrated.

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009, 03:32:36 PM »
I love the Beatles especially Sgt. Pepper brilliant album. However I think the Rollingstones are overrated but if the Beatles were still around then I'd probably be saying the same thing  :-\

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009, 03:33:50 PM »
This poll is an easy one for me - NO,  NO  a thousand times NO! :D

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2009, 03:34:19 PM »
I think there a pretty good/great band, but they are a little overrated.  i just cant easily call them the best ever :-\

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2009, 04:39:43 PM »
Achtung Andy I am by no means a Beatles fan ok. I actually for the most part feel out of place for not liking the Beatles. But even I can tell you why the Beatles were labelled "ahead of their time". It's because they were. The Beatles changed music forever. And it doesn't take a Beatles fan to work that out. I pressume from your comments you didn't grow up in the 60's? If you'd had I suspect you'd think different. I didn't, but I did at least imagine what it would have been like. And that's when it starts to makes sense.

The Beatles were the first to do many of the things we hear in music today. And they have to be respected for that at least.
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Offline Johnny Amsterdam

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2009, 04:41:30 PM »
Overrated FAR FROM IT. They practically single handily changed the musical landscape.

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2009, 05:41:49 PM »
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Overrated FAR FROM IT. They practically single handily changed the musical landscape.

I agree :)

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2009, 05:51:14 PM »
No way are they overrated. One of the most impressive things to me is that their career lasted a mere 8 years, depending on when you start counting. Unbelievable.

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2009, 06:10:45 PM »
No, just listen to Rain, very hip for its day.

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2009, 06:48:20 PM »
The Beatles were amazing musicians, and I still believe the fact that they made the amount of the music that they did in 8 or so years is a testament to their greatness.

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2009, 08:16:04 PM »
The idea that the Beatles are over-rated IS over-rated.  Ridiclious. 

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2009, 08:18:33 PM »
No. They are not over-rated.  They are, or were, a turning point in popular music.  There is Before the Beatles and After the Beatles.  I think they led the way for a whole renaissance of music at that time.  Music at that time was so rich and diverse and exciting, and they were at the forefront of that.  No Beatles, no U2.

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Re: Are The Beatles Overated?
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2009, 02:47:08 AM »
I don't think Beatles suck,but I don't love them,either.

I think they are overratted,they aren't anything special,IMO.