Inexplicably successful artists


#181

Yer man Pitbull


#182

Mr Worldwide!


#183

surprised he’s not in here, given the number of Limmy fans on DiS


#184

It’s alright - we haven’t mentioned every band yet, so there’s still plenty of mileage in the thread.


#185

Their popularity is well earned. Chvrches have many great tunes, a memorable image, a very catchy sound and last but not least a very attractive lead singer. They are very likeable especially for synthpop fans.


#186

I’m here.


#187

Nah.


#188

They deserved their success.


#189

Feel free to disagree but my explanation makes sense. It’s from the point of view of a synthpop fan like me.


#190

Same. Adele makes Coldplay to sound like MBV.


#191

Daft Punk’s first 2 albums were rightfully praised, their third was almost panned and their fourth was overtly acclaimed. But even their undercooked third album was quite redeemed after the amazing live album Alive 2007 which included songs from that album expertly blended with older material. Overall, Daft Punk are overrated but they still deserve some acclaim.


#192

I think Public Service Broadcasting are really good, really groovy and with great melodies to support their sampling gimmick. Shame about their underwhelming third album Every Valley. Boring concept and boring execution.


#193

the most important criteria of a band being good of course


#194

@Icarus-Smicarus
image


#195

Ouch!


#196

That user questioned their popularity. Her look definitely helped the band achieve a decent popularity.


#197

He just doesn’t like their music.


#198

Enjoyed this live but maybe largely for the novelty


#199

Always makes me think of this piece, where they get absolutely torn apart.


#200

To be fair, that’s an exceptional take-down.