People Are Sharing Their Unpopular Australian Music Opinions And Ooft, They’re Spicy
"People need to get over Bon Scott and ACDC."
Generally, when ‘unpopular opinions’ are expressed on the internet, they fall into two camps: just blatantly offensive shit, or a belief that is actually widely held and accepted.
It’s almost refreshing to read a thread made out of genuinely unpopular opinions that are fairly innocuous, which brings us to this week. Yesterday, Twitter user @erstkate posed a relatively simple question to the internet: “What’s your unpopular Australian music opinion?”
What’s your unpopular Australian music opinion?
Mine is that Ross and Pat Wilson were the king and queen of mediocrity of music in the 80s.
— Kate (@erstkate) August 12, 2019
Music fans swarmed like sharks on a drop of blood, and the answers began pouring in. “Powderfinger played insipid, boring music. As someone who lived in Brisbane in the mid-90s, this is essentially treason,” wrote Andy Thompson.
“‘Eagle Rock is the worst song ever,” offered up Erica, “And ‘The Horses’ is terrible.”
Daryl Braithwaite’s signature cover featured in quite a few answers (they must have read our passionate ode to how terrible it is) as did ACDC and Cold Chisel.
I don’t get why ppl like Jimmy Barnes singing. To me he sounds like he’s screeching indecipherable sounds.
— 💧Stavros™= Σταύρος© (@dodona777) August 12, 2019
People need to get over Bon Scott & ACDC
— Darren Levin (@darren_levin) August 12, 2019
ACDC are over rated
— 🔥🌏🇦🇺Snark📚📡🎑🍫🎞 (@Smartymarty66) August 12, 2019
They weren’t the only bands that were singed by public opinion — Hunters & Collectors, The Go-Betweens, and INXS were also scorched.
The Go-Betweens are annoying.
— Meanwhile ….. (@_meanwhile) August 12, 2019
The Triffids were way better than the Go Betweens.
— 💧Unfunded Empath 🌱 (@hingehead) August 12, 2019
INXS albums after the Swing were dull and trite.
— 🍎 Mrs McApples 🍎 (@fuzzi_mcapples) August 12, 2019
hunters and collectors are highly overrated
— JacildaRef🏳️🌈 (@SadHackedJacs) August 12, 2019
There are the usual pot shots at triple j and Richard Kingsmill, as well as fiery discussions on whether Crowded House can even be considered an Australian band at all (they are).
Check out the full thread here, and for what it’s worth — we stand by our opinion that Daryl Braithwaite’s ‘The Horses’ is a bloody awful song.