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Old Yesterday, 02:32 AM   #1
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There isn't necessarily anything wrong with these bands' music on its own, but the hype which surrounded them at their peaks was nauseating to say the least, but whose hype was the worse media monstrosity? You can always vote for a write in candidate.
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oasis! My impression is that the British press tends to hype their music much much more. But perhaps that's because I read Dutch magazines, or back then anyway.
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agreed, I think Oasis' hype was the worst, but Smashing Pumpkins were up there.. the music press was acting like Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness was the most artistic record of the decade. I mean, hey, I get it, the grunge era wasn't very creatively stimulating, but lets not kid ourselves and pretend that by default this made Smashing Pumpkins brilliant art-rock
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Interesting topic! Oasis is hugely over hyped. Open chord shitty ballads and boring Stones-esque rock. British mainstream "alternative" fucking sucks.
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In the UK Oasis achieved a greater level of popularity than any other band in my life time, calling them hyped or over hyped seems weird because (regardless of what you think of their music - I'm not a fan) they were a cultural phenomenon around 95 - 97, and no other band that I can think of has had anything like the level of success here that they did. Smashing Pumpkins on the other hand were just another fairly popular band, and didn't particularly stand out from the crowd of alt/mainstream american rock for any reason, cf Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Dandy Warhols, etc.
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