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I don't like _______ (Sacriledge, I know)


I didnít want to threadshit the Janis Joplin thread so I started this one. Letís begin.

I donít like the Foo Fighters. I like grunge (or are they modern pop?) but I donít really get TFFs. As a matter of fact Iím not really that into Dave Grohl. As a drummer for Nirvana he could move sticks up and down but just. Mediocre at best, imho. I donít hate the Foo or DG but I donít get the worship (though the Rick Astley bit was clever).

Iím open to be persuaded otherwise.
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I've always been under the impression that plenty of people out there actively dislike them - and that many, many more just think "meh"...

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I recognize Jimi Hendrix's genius; I just don't like listening to him.
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Anybody else read the thread title in Gene Rayburn's voice and expected to hear some funky 70's music?
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Prince. Journey. Alice In Chains. Michael Jackson.

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Another one for me is Sir Elton John. Different than the Foo Fighters for me in that I get what other people see in him. Massive songwriting talent, fantastic keyboardist, great showman and very impressive vocalist and singer but... I just donít like his music.
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I don't really like the Eagles. Not a fan of Dylan.

Is this just for music? If not, I don't like Dr. Oz. Why does he have a TV show?
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Not liking Dr. Oz is hardly sacrilegious. I don't know anyone who does.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:36 PM
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I've tried REALLY hard to like Harry Potter. But I have yet managed to stay awake for an entire movie.


Also don't get the appeal of Alyson Hannigan.

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I don't like Bowie or Soundgarden. I've also tried five times, unsuccessfully, to watch "Lord of the Rings."

ETA: I also don't like reading fiction, despite the fact I was an English Lit major.

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Not liking Dr. Oz is hardly sacrilegious. I don't know anyone who does.
Well, someone is watching his show. And he gets a lot of spots on other shows as an "expert."
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Alice In Chains.
In the spirit of the OP, if you want to know why some people do like them, I give you Dave Beato:

https://youtu.be/xY0g8Ohaz_s
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Well, someone is watching his show. And he gets a lot of spots on other shows as an "expert."
Confounding, innit?
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I've always been under the impression that plenty of people out there actively dislike them - and that many, many more just think "meh"...
Yeh, from the people I know (lots of music geeks and folks who play in bands), the Foo Fighters aren't really rated much. I mean, great musicians, and decent songwriting, but they just have this really calculated corporate rock feel to them. I mean, I admire Dave Grohl for continuing after the death of Kurt Cobain and putting together a band that's commercially successful with Dave at the helm. (Grohl is absolutely a solid drummer, but Taylor Hawkins is perhaps better, though slightly different stylistically.) But most of their music just leaves me feeling flat.

So nothing too out-of-the-ordinary for not liking the Foos. I mean, among my friends, I cannot think of a single fan. (Though I do like the odd song here and there.)

For me, it might have to be Dylan. I feel like in theory I like him, but in practice, it just doesn't do it for me. It's not the voice or anything like that, it's just the music is boring, and I tend to be music-centric rather than lyric-centric when it comes to the music I like, and Dylan is certainly a singer for a lyric-centric audience. I respect him; I own a couple of his albums; I just don't listen to them.
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In the spirit of the OP, if you want to know why some people do like them, I give you Dave Beato:

https://youtu.be/xY0g8Ohaz_s
Thank you. Interesting I can appreciate why the group had fans. Iím still not one, however.
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For years I identified as a "classic rock" fan, but really there's a few bands (Queen, The Beatles) that I like and everyone else I'm more of a "greatest hits" fan. But a lot of classic rock's most famous artists I could never force myself to enjoy:

Dylan
Grateful Dead
Hendrix
Bowie (I tried. As God as my witness I tried to like him. Just couldn't happen)
Janis Joplin (sounds like a damn cat being fed into a woodchipper). Big Brother & the Holding Co. as a band sucks as well.
Clapton (although his Unplugged album was good)
Bon Jovi
Heart
The Who (although I like them better than anyone else on this list)
Iron Butterfly (did anyone ever actually like them?)
Santana
Jefferson Airplane / Starship

The only artists who I have a significant portion of their discography is Fleetwood Mac and Bad Company. But neither one I listen to much anymore.

Maybe I'm just getting old.
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I don't like Bob Dylan.
Same here. His voice is extremely unpleasant to my ears.

I also found "Citizen Kane" so incredibly tedious I gave up after about 15 minutes. Simply could not have an interest.
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I've also tried five times, unsuccessfully, to watch "Lord of the Rings."
I found the movies of that series more interesting than the books. To me, Tolkein's writing style is literary Sominex.
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I donít like the Foo Fighters. I like grunge (or are they modern pop?) but I donít really get TFFs.
I'm with you there, I just find them bland sounding. I don't mind hearing them as background music, but I can't imagine deliberately adding them to a playlist or seeking out their albums. It's just kind of a neutral buzzing noise to me, nothing stands out or hooks me. I like plenty of other bands in the same genre, it's specifically them.
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Not liking Dr. Oz is hardly sacrilegious. I don't know anyone who does.
Most health care workers consider his recommendations to be things that people should NOT do.

I figured the Beastie Boys would be a one-hit wonder with "You Gotta Fight...." and don't understand the adulation for them.
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I've tried REALLY hard to like Harry Potter.
I never even finished the first book, although I would read 50-plus pages at a sitting.
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I've never understood why everyone has such a hard-on for the Beatles.

Queen is another one. I recognize that Freddie Mercury was one of the greatest vocalists of all time. I recognize that Brian May is an exceptional guitarist. But their music has an element of... stupidity to it, for lack of a better term. I've never been able to get past it.
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I don't care for the Grateful Dead.

AND, I've been a guitarist in a noodley bluesy band, and I can't listen to them.


I've tried Frank Zappa too, can't do it. But I'll listen to him talk ALL DAY.
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Elvis Costello. I get that he's a cool dude and all, but his music affects me like fingernails on a black board (do people still say that?).
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Cheese (the food). I don't know if this thread was meant to be about music but I will take any chance I get to vent my spleen about that most odious of dairy byproducts.

As for music, maybe Beyonce?She's always kind of gotten on my nerves and actively makes me not want to see the new Lion King.

Movies:Anything by Monty Python. Love all the individual members but not the sum of their parts.
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Also, I really hate misspellings in thread titles.
See post #29.
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In the spirit of the OP, if you want to know why some people do like them, I give you Dave Beato:

https://youtu.be/xY0g8Ohaz_s
Heh, really like the band, but hated that song from the first time I heard it. Not really fond of "Rooster", either.
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Al Roker. So sue me.

Also:
Prince
Most of the female singers today who search through the scales trying to find the right note; I call it 'warbling'.
New Dylan
Cher
Dave Matthews Band: I've tried, because my kids are fans, but they guy can't sing a lick and most of their music sounds just like the rest of their music.
Harry Potter: unless I'm suffering from insomnia.
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Long held dislike of the Grateful Dead, Journey, and Eagles.

Don't care for comic books > No interest ever in superhero movies > No interest therefor in comicons of any stripe.

I really dislike professional sports entirely.

I might as well add: Renaissance fairs. OMG.

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Jazz.

I physically cannot be in the same room. I have left a restaurant before ordering because of the jazz.

Curiously I enjoyed the film "Whiplash" partly because I found the music so horrible that it emphasised the emptiness of the main character's "victories".
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Ooo-er - so nobody has said this, but.........

I can't stand rap music.

Now, there was a time, way back in the '80s, when rap was new, original, fresh and exciting. I thought, at the time, that The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was a modern wonder of the world, and pointed the way forwards to a new golden age of music. And then - what happened? There doesn't seem to have been any progress in decades.

If I notice a rap record now it's because it stands out by being more shouty, more abusive, more violent or more misogynistic than the average rap. There was always a certain lack of musicality in the template, but talent could overcome that. Now, everything sounds the same (to me) - even Dizzee bores me these days.

I'll shut up now.

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Jazz.

I physically cannot be in the same room.
Shit yes, this as well.

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I don't care for the Grateful Dead.

AND, I've been a guitarist in a noodley bluesy band, and I can't listen to them.
Heck, I went through a period when I played in a jam band and listened to Phish, and I still couldn't get into the Dead.
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Superhero movies. I admit I did enjoy the original Superman and Batman movies, but since then they get a big meh from me. Disclaimer- I am a DC comics guy and know nothing about the Marvel universe. I saw Guardians of the Galaxy and was bored shitless. The Batman where we saw him train under the tutelage of a badass fighter was way too long an origin story and guess what, it got totally recycled in the worst movie I've seen lately, Robin Hood (2018). Holy fuck what a waste of two hours of my life that was!

If your movie has shootouts where the hero picks off bad guys by the dozen, count me out. Slo mos of someone doing a flip and firing a weapon mid-somersault, give me a fucking break.

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Alfred Hitchcock.

Sure, he could throw together the odd tense scene - but that's all he could do. As a storyteller, he sucked.

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Also, I really hate misspellings in thread titles.
I knew I should have put a smiley or a link. I hoped the first sentence of the OP would be a clue I was referencing (parodying?) the other thread and itís misspelling.
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Alfred Hitchcock.

Sure, he could throw together the odd tense scene - but that's all he could do. As a storyteller, he sucked.
Hey, c'mon, he invented the slasher movie - what's not to like? {Searches for the leaden irony smiley}

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As I was reading the posts, I kept adding things to my list!

Bob Dylan
Beyonce
I love the early Beatles, hate the Beatles once they all grew their hair and mustaches
Rap
Super Hero movies
Lord of the Rings
Elton John - great songwriter but........don't care to listen to him
Prince
SNL - currently (it was great a looooong time ago)
Grateful Dead
Springsteen
Mariah Carey
Whitney Houston
Billy Joel
Justin Timberlake
Rihanna - that whole genre - whatever it is
Star Trek
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Prince. Journey. Alice In Chains. Michael Jackson.
This could conceivably be my list, except AIC would have to be replaced, with the more acclaimed works of the Beatles.
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