I think it's all about application but mostly the quality and originality of the song.
Take Chris' s comment above.
He's dead right, chorus on lead lines sucks for generic 80's songs but on Nirvana's In Bloom it was just insanely good.
There's new ways to reinvent any sound.
Understood. Although when used musically, its not possible to tell if its on or not. My compressors are an 'always' on pedal. Its a big part of my tone.
I agree, the musicality and application are key. That said, I don't enjoy Leslie emulators for guitar even when guys like Gatton use them. Not a big organ sound fan in general I guess...except a few old Yes tunes. LOL Cheers! RG
As long as the noise is used tastefully there is no sound or effect that I dislike.
I play my guitar perfectly clean pretty often, but I like to pepper my set with surprising sounds. Three seconds of ring modulator or fifteen seconds of particle verb can really spice things up. I use chorus, phaser and compression and different times also.
Too each his own, but for me only relying on my "good tone" can be a bit of a bore.
It really depends on how the person is using an effect on whether or not it is going to bug me! One effect that I do find annoying for the most part is a wah though. Way over used by way to many people. I have not used one for about 15 years and do not miss it one bit.