Dave Matthews Band should definitley be #1 on this list.
I agree with all of this, except RHCP and Linkin Park (agree with what cones just said though). but I would add Pearl Jam. God I hate them, it's the same **** over and over again.
Aerosmith post 2000, seriously stop what you're doing guys
Angie, I wonder if most of the bands you listed had broken up much sooner than they did if they would still be on your overrated list. Most of these guys have just stuck around long enough that they've become victims of their own name recognition. I doubt RHCP, etc. would point to their later albums as their best work, but it's hard when people hand you fat checks just to regurgitate the same sound to not keep recording. Does anyone really think we'd feel any differently about Nirvana's post-2000 albums than we do about Foo Fighter's if Cobain hadn't died?
Angie your list is rather comprehensive, well thought out. The biggest one I would add is Nirvana. I think Cobain kind of fanned the flames of the legend by his angst and blowing his head off. Musically they were okay/meh, but since we're talking about most overrated, I would put them in that category. On a similar note, I agree what you said about Foo. I think Grohl learned from his experience in Nirvana that you need to own the song if you want to really get paid, which is why Courtney Love ended up with all the dough. Therefore he insists on writing everything for Foo so he can hoard the check.
I've always found Red Hot C P irritating. Their musical sound and voice are grating. Same with REM. Critic favorites, which isn't a complement.
lil mama... that might be the worst **** i have ever heard
Green Day hasn't done anything to spark my interest in years, plus they annoyed me when they added two guys to the group but refuse to acknowledge that there are more than 3 people playing music.
...and every band after The Clash.
If they were just more honest about it, I think that also wouldn't bother me as much. But when, for example, American Idiot came out, it was promoted as this innovative new work that was so different than anything Green Day had ever produced. Why try and cover that "Wake Me Up When September Ends" is just a way crappier version of "Time of Your Life"? Or that "American Idiot" sounds an awful lot like "Longview"? If you want to get paid, do it - just don't try and sell me a line that you're reinventing yourselves.
Any band that self-applies the "indie" label. Aaaaand most bands that other people describe as "indie", too.
Almost two pages in and not a single mention of Nickelback?! :no:
I'll do it from another perspective, the concerts I've been to (which is a lot).
Over rated: Mellencamp
Under rated: Prince (yes, I'm a guy)