We just stumbled upon this list. A website called NewArena.com rated the 25 most overrated bands of all time.
It piqued our interest and we were shocked at what we found. It seems that the author of the list created it based entirely upon their own opinion. The bands listed are allegedly glorified wrongly.
They include a reason why they’ve landed that spot on the list with each band they rank. The list starts out with bands like Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5 citing their lack of diversity in terms of sound. Okay, fair, maybe.
The list proceeds to get more and more insane as the thing goes on. They make mention of legendary rock bands that revolutionized music and pop culture. For example, one band they list is The Eagles. Yes. The Eagles. The author cites that their sound “isn’t anything to write home about.” They literally wrote Hotel California, but okay.
It’s one thing to say you don’t personally like these groups, but to go on record and formally deem them “overrated?” That’s crazy talk. While it is an opinion piece and can be disregarded as such, we have opinions on the opinions.
We feel passionately about these opinions, too. As a station that regularly plays and enjoys music by some of the bands listed here, we feel the need to go on record in their defense. There are reasons as to why these bands are regarded as “the greats.” How can they be valued too highly when their contributions are so vital to the musical landscape?
In any case, the list was written and posted and we found it. Now we can dissect it for your entertainment.