Texas King, on 07 February 2018 - 09:26 AM, said:
Tony R, on 07 April 2013 - 07:23 PM, said:
I'd say Rush are over-rated by their fans. They are, to us, a great band but we look down on people who dislike them and dismiss their views as "ignorance".
I have to agree. Some big Rush fans (I don't claim they are the majority) who think Rush is the best band in the universe and untouchable by any other band OVERRATE Rush!
For me Rush don't have to be THE BEST BAND OF ALL TIME to love them. They don't have to be even one of the best bands of all time to love them.
But again, that's opinion. Rush is my favourite band. I would say they're one of the best bands out there. Someone will end up saying they aren't and then suggest another band, which I would, most likely, disagree with. I just hate the terms. There are no set measurements here. People just like what they like. No one can come up to the biggest Rush fan ever and make a legitimate argument that they're overrated. Just like I couldn't go up to a big Beatles fan and be like, "Yo, they're overrated." They'd just laugh in my face because it's all based on opinion. I just don't like how the terms are thrown out there like there is some council that decides on these things based on predetermined factors. There are no arguments to be made. Sure, The Beatles sold an assload of albums and have a massive following. But someone who doesn't think they're all that automatically deems them overrated BECAUSE of that fact? It's just the dumbest argument ever. At least if someone hates the music then they can just say that, and you can understand where they're coming from. But this? This is just a back and forth of nothing.