Who do you just not "get" musically?

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  1. BigSB

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    I understand his influence on people who had never heard rural blues before, and I think he was talented, but I just don't "get" the legend/hero-worship surrounding Robert Johnson.

    There were other guitarists in his day as talented, and he was no great shakes as a singer. The "deal with the devil" nonsense was old hat to his contemporaries, and was only "spooky" to naive white folks.

    I feel the same about Leadbelly. His hard-luck story and "discovery" by Lomax were a big selling point; he could be billed as "authentic" because he had been to jail. I find much of his recorded guitar work to be sloppy and often out of tune and wildly varying in tempo, and not in a listenable way.

    Again, I don't "hate" them or their output; I just don't get why they are held up by so many as such legendary masters. I think it's a combination of white-folkies' infatuation with authenticity and the record industry's ability and willingness to exploit that infatuation.

    Thoughts?
     
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    For me, it's Kurt Cobain.

    I don't really know all that much about old school Mississippi Delta Blues guys, but what I've heard of RJ, has been pretty neat to listen to. Didn't bother me to hear it.
     
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    Jack White. Even the stuff with Loretta Lynn doesn't make much sense...
     
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    Just unlistenable to me.
     
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    ^^ I had a Sunn PA system years ago that was the only piece of Sunn-branded gear I've ever liked much. It was good to my newbie ears back then till I learned better.
     
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    Music is such a personal thing and the sea of artists is so vast that thinking about not "getting" someone is futile for me.

    Sorry. Boring answer.
     
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    Check out the band Sunn O)))) which is what I think he means
     
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    Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, AC/DC. They're just too macho for me. Their influence is undeniable however, and I've developed gradual respect for Angus Young based on how effective he is with so little relatively speaking. (Not to mention the interplay between him and Malcolm).
     
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    The Dead, sorry
     
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    kanye west. Seriously??? Ppl say there is talent there, but I don't see it at all. I am open to almost everything musically. But damn he just flat out sucks. Him and the Moody Blues.
     
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    That would make for an interesting collaboration.
     
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    Lots. But I focus on those I do "get."

    That said, there are those I didn't get when I was younger, and years later, that changed.

    This is one of those threads that will allow people to just bag on artists...
     
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    Ditto.

    I'll throw in Patty Smyth.
     
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    :agree
     
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    Joe Bonamassa x infinity
     
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    Lots. But I focus on those I do "get."

    That said, there are those I didn't get when I was younger, and years later, that changed.

    This is one of those threads that will allow people to just bag on artists...


    :agree

    Me three!

    Tastes change, and everyone's taste is different. Good thing!
     
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    People are always changing, both artists and the audience, so I don't trying to match myself to a particular artist in general, but rather evaluate each thing they produce. I suppose Kanye might one day do something I find of any value, but I'm not holding my breath.
     
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