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18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 1:43:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
Is it just me or does anyone else think they are ridiculously overrated and aren't that good at all?
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 2:03:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think they are overrated, but I do think they have talent. I used to like them alot, but now I don't even listen to them at all. I still got their poster up though.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 7:02:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
People judge them off of maybe 3 songs, or at most their last album.
If you are judging them as an "alt rock" band or something, which is what they are sometimes classified as and God only knows why, they don't seem to fufill that capicity well.

What Brad, Eric, and Bud could do, better than any other band I've ever heard, is to remain stylistically diverse but to enrich each song with their personal and recognizable sound.

Although reggae was their mainstay and they used the basics of that genre in virtually every song, they infused elements of rap, punk, rock,hip-hop, dub, and pretty much everything else into their sound.

A lot of the suspected overrating comes from the "Bob Marley Syndrome."
Like Marley and the Wailers, they are viewed as some kind of hero-band to stoners. They are as much recognized for smoking reefer as they are for theur music, which is never good. And much like Marley "fans" who hold "No Woman, No Cry" as the

18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 7:08:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
only song they know by him but loooove him, Sublime has a fanbase who like them because it's a pretty trendy band to like.

Although you can make the case that Brad wasn't the greatest guitarist, it'd be hard to say Eric wasn't an amazingly creative bassist, or that Bud wasn't a damn good drummer.
What Brad could do is craft songs well. Sublime's style had a lot of space in it; the guitar was usually sparse reggae rythm or maybe funk riffing. He knew what was overkill and what was enough.
He was also a great vocalist and a developing songwriter.
Their bootleg albums tell the story of what they could have been much more than the 3 that were mass produced.

In my opinion, they are underrated by most serious-minded music people, but celebrated too often by people who have no idea about them.

18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 9:02:43 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm with Vodka on this. I don't really see what the big hype about them is. I've tried hard to listen to them, but I do not think they are that great. Probably just not my cup of tea.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 12:55:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well said Stylee.

Sublime had their own style that is hard to copy, and when it is copied, it isn't nearly as good as Sublime could create. They were excellent live because they could improvise better than most bands and they had a chemistry that is hard to match. Also, they were one of the few bands that could pull off punk, reggae and ska and pull them off well.

But Stylee said it best: "they are underrated by most serious-minded music people, but celebrated too often by people who have no idea about them."

18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 1:11:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
most of their stuff was good, ive heard 2 albums of theirs.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 4:10:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sublime kicks ass. Please die.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 4:10:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
er...kickED
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 4:18:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
I like them.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 10/15/03 - 4:24:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
They are good. Overrated...around here yes
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 10/16/03 - 9:07:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not saying they aren't original. I have no opinion on their level of originality. I just think their music is f*cking annoying, with the exception of maybe 2 songs.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 10/16/03 - 10:24:26 AM EST (GMT-5)
I have no problem with that. But they play such a wide variety that I think pretty much everyone will like a few songs.
Their second album, Robbin The Hood, had pretty much something for everyone, going from acoustic blues to rap to reggae to punk
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 10/16/03 - 1:33:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I just bought Robbin the Hood recently and I agree with that comment about it. My boyfriend isn't really a big fan of their music, but we listened to it in his car one day (he didn't see what I put in, plus the cd label is just black) and when one of the instrumental songs came on he got way into it. He kept asking me what band it was and thought I was joking when I said Sublime.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 10/16/03 - 1:36:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
A few songs are OK... nothing phenominal. They don't deserve all the credit and the hype that they get, IMO.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 10/16/03 - 1:42:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
theyre alright, nothing too special.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 10/23/03 - 2:54:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sublime is awesome! Out of the bands that are still popular even though the leadsinger died. I have got to say I like them the best. They are on the list of my fav. bands.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 10/23/03 - 5:13:22 PM EST (GMT-5)
i like them too!
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 10/23/03 - 10:34:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
They aren't overrated at all, they were a one-of-a-kind band that only was appreciated by the mainstream after it was too late.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 10/24/03 - 10:49:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
yall r friggin crazy sublimes awesome!!
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 10/24/03 - 1:56:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
So is punctuation and proper spelling.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 10/24/03 - 1:57:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Agreed.
18 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 10/24/03 - 4:28:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Agrizzled...fer shizzle.
1 yr ago, 7 mos ago - Saturday 10/31/20 - 6:05:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 10/15/03 - 1:43:48 AM XvodkaX wrote:
Is it just me or does anyone else think they are ridiculously overrated and aren't that good at all?

*growl*



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