This post tickles me particularly because it drops a beautifully well deserved dump on one of my least favourite bands of all time - U2. (There are a few other overrated artists sledged - Tarantino perhaps a little harshly - but U2 I reserve a special place in the bottom level of hell for)
2. Most overrated rock band: U2. U2 are like INXS with religion. The shallow masquerading as the deep. You can’t even say they’re style without substance. There’s neither style nor substance, just empty bombast. Make that bombs. They’re like the musical equivalent of a Gulf War campaign. Shock and Awe. Their well-oiled war machine rolls into town and wins hearts and minds but takes no prisoners. On stage, they look like company directors who were asked to be good sports and dress up as rock stars for the school play. Bono – chairman of the board – prowls around wailing about peace, love and freedom, but his body language says ‘control’. All their (interchangeable) songs tell us U2 are our spiritual teachers. They know something and they’re going to keep singing it, to a relentless 4/4 beat, until we finally get it.