Which artists do you just not get?

I love folk. I love rock n roll. I love jazz, classical, C&W, blues and bluegrass.

At the risk of being labeled a troglodyte, a philestine, or worse, I've never been able to listen to Bob Dylan without getting a headache. Reminds me of a cat and a chalk board. Same goes for The Grateful Dead. Maybe I wasn't doing the right drugs or something.

Who else has the courage to admit to disliking music that vast portions of the population seems to go gag-ga over?

Rule number 1, Don't get personal or call other posters names because they just dissed your favorite artist.

Rule number 2, keep it civil.

Rule number 3 - HAVE FUN!
I am glad I only wasted $3 for a Radiohead CD. The rest I traded CDR's for.

What about Trading CDR's? Why not start a thread relating to it. I have over 300CD's from Trading Music and it has saved me alot!

Are there any idea's?We would have to send each other list through private Emails for it to work!

Celine Dion-Yeah,I was stupid enough to get TITanic and 2 others I think because of a remark from a friend,but I only spent like $2-$3 each for them.

KORN and Hansons are a few other worthless CD's I have.

Matthew Sweet I do not much from!

There are others that ake up room in my collection!
I don't get the Diana Krall thing either (and believe me, I've tried). My wife's a huge fan, so we've got the cd's, been to the concerts, etc. etc. and yet I still don't get it.

Nice legs, 'tho.

Diana Krall, she cannot hold a sound for more that 3 seconds...really gets on my nerves. Furthermore, all photos of her (and her Ads for Chrysler) are trying to make her look like a feminine, sexy woman. Pardon my expression, but, I think she has as much grace as a football player. I bought a cd, I got another as a gift, and my ears bleed everytime.

As for Celine Dion, her English singing is typically ''trhough the nose'' sounds. Try any of her French cd's, especially ''D'eux'', and you will discover an absolutely fantastic and stunning voice, more ''in control'' than most any contemporary artist. It just so happens that most French pronounciation and words come from the throat and chest, totally different from the english singing. Sort of like Patricia Barber, except that Dion can soar into the sky and not stay on the first floor like Barber's voice... Her current (Dion) ''techno pop'' songs are a discredit to her voicing abilities.

Great thread.

I don't get:

Dave Matthews
Lyle Lovett

And I'm a hardcore Deadhead, someone who's "supposed" to like all three of the above. Yes, the Dead I got. Big time, but not really before I saw them live (Colt Park, 1975). Someone above noted the distinction between the live Dead and the studio Dead. Not even close to being the same band. I always assumed that they did the studio stuff to keep the mainstream world and record industry happy and the concert promoters (other than Bill Graham) fed with pr fodder. I have about 50 Dead recordings in one form or another, but haven't listed to a studio recording in years. To me, the Dead have ALWAYS been a band to listen to live or not at all. With the new Dicks Picks (since no. 17 I think) coming out in HDCD, it's a whole new world from 6th, 7th or 8th generation cassettes.

IMHO, most people who either don't get the Dead or don't like the Dead, when pressed, seem to be most turned off by the Deadhead "culture," and know very little about--or worse have never heard--the music. I've turned a few friends from detractors to fans when I dragged them to a show. And it didn't even require drugs!