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#1 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -

Rise Against is the band in question. 
 
I started listening to it last night after my flatmate said they are pretty good. 
 It's not normally my kind of music as I'm more into industrial / goth. 
 
But so far, even thought the song writing is super dry and a little juvenile, it's not that bad. 
 
It seems a silly question, but are these guys in the same kind of lame outsetting as 'My Chemical Romance' or anything?

#2 Posted by m2thek (42 posts) -

Why does it matter? If you like it, listen to it.
#3 Posted by buzz_clik (6892 posts) -

It's okay to listen to any band, except something that espouses racial hatred or something equally as abhorrent.

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#4 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2115 posts) -
@m2thek said:
" Why does it matter? If you like it, listen to it. "
This.
Why the hell should you care what any of us think?
#5 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -
@m2thek said:
" Why does it matter? If you like it, listen to it. "
Well there a few factors that can turn me off a band very easily. It sounds stupid I know, but I would just like to know what the general fan base is like for them.
#6 Posted by DuhQbnSiLo (2139 posts) -
@m2thek said:
" Why does it matter? If you like it, listen to it. "
this... seriously /thread
#7 Posted by MiamiRedHawks (914 posts) -

I would say they are pretty much in the exact same boat as My Chemical Romance. I'm not really a fan of either band.

#8 Posted by Zidd (1836 posts) -
@sodiumCyclops: Rise Agaisnt is awesome. and you shouldn't care what other people think about your music taste.
#9 Posted by ihaterich (12 posts) -

I'm not a huge Rise Against fan, but they have some good songs. I thought the music video to "Give it All" was pretty awesome.

#10 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -
@Zidd said:
" @sodiumCyclops: Rise Agaisnt is awesome. and you shouldn't care what other people think about your music taste. "
Alright man, I think this thread was pretty silly now that I think about it. They are awesome and I shall continue to think so! :D
#11 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -

If you're the type of person that lets other people's opinions on music affect your own, then that's pretty lame.
 
But for the sake of being shallow, as far as I know, liking Rise Against is not in anyway uncool.  They aren't particularly trendy, either. 

#12 Posted by DevWil (842 posts) -

HEY EVERYONE AM I COOL?! 
 
NO? 
 
FUCK.

#13 Posted by triple07 (1196 posts) -

I love Rise Against. Sure their lyrics can sometimes fall into the whole anti-establishment band thing but so do a lot of bands.

#14 Posted by AndrewGaspar (2418 posts) -
@triple07 said:
" I love Rise Against. Sure their lyrics can sometimes fall into the whole anti-establishment band thing but so do a lot of bands. "
I agree with this one.
#15 Posted by Andorski (5179 posts) -

As long as you admit that the best band in the world is BBMak, then you're okay.

#16 Posted by Rawrz (590 posts) -

Rise Against arnt one of them bands that its cool to hate on like MCR. They have a pretty large fanbase but there nowhere on the same level of mass appeal as MCR which is pretty much the main reason they tend to be hated in the first place. Rise Against seem to be a pretty well respected band.

#17 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -

This isn't high school, buddy.  If you like the band, listen to them, and fuck what everyone else thinks.

#18 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

I love Rise Against but what I think is irrelevant, if you like them then listen to them, there's nothing wrong with liking anything unless it causes some kind of negative impact on other people.

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#19 Posted by AlwaysAngry (2924 posts) -

Listen to whatever you want. 
 
 
I don't like them, but at least they aren't "Wah wah wah I cut myself" like some other bands.

#20 Posted by Hamst3r (4437 posts) -

I think you guys are missing the point of his question. From what I can tell, he's asking if they're untalented sellout bullshit like Milli Vanilli or Vanilla Ice. A band wherein the band itself is mostly inconsequential; they could switch out all the members of the band and it wouldn't matter because the band is nothing more than a name. He wants to know if they have any integrity as artists or if they came out of the cookie-cutter music machine; groomed and focus group tested.

#21 Posted by thatguy42 (86 posts) -

No it isn't cool, they are a terrible band and you are a terrible person for wanting to listen to them </sarcasm>

#22 Posted by clubsandwich (3795 posts) -

I like some of their songs, got all their albums.

#23 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -
@Hamst3r said:
" I think you guys are missing the point of his question. From what I can tell, he's asking if they're untalented sellout bullshit like Milli Vanilli or Vanilla Ice. A band wherein the band itself is mostly inconsequential; they could switch out all the members of the band and it wouldn't matter because the band is nothing more than a name. He wants to know if they have any integrity as artists or if they came out of the cookie-cutter music machine; groomed and focus group tested. "
thanks Ham, much better wording than me :D
#24 Posted by Mmmslash (2166 posts) -

Rise Against is pretty terrible, but if you like them, you should continue to enjoy them.

#25 Posted by Rebirth1337 (795 posts) -
We're not in eighth grade anymore listen to what you want. 
#26 Posted by fuzzyponken (694 posts) -

I've never heard of the band, but I feel inclined to advise you against listening to them and instead listen to Electric Wizard. 

#27 Posted by Organicalistic_ (2954 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:
" It's okay to listen to any band, except something that espouses racial hatred or something equally as abhorrent. "
I agree with your mind, can we be friends?
#28 Posted by Synthballs (2193 posts) -
@sodiumCyclops: Great band
#29 Posted by JJOR64 (18893 posts) -

I don't mind Rise Against.

#30 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -

I don't know a TON of Rise Against songs, but I know a few, and they seem pretty cool. If you like it, listen to it. It's not like it's Justin Beaver or Lady Gaghole.

#31 Posted by Yummylee (21208 posts) -
@m2thek said:
" Why does it matter? If you like it, listen to it. "
#32 Posted by Hourai (2795 posts) -

I wasn't even aware that Rise Against was hated. 

#33 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -

They're okay. If you're 14 that is.
 
Hahahaha, thank you!

#34 Posted by HypoXenophobia (1045 posts) -

For a sec, I thought OP was talking about Raised Fist. Since he's not, I don't know what he's talking about

#35 Posted by jakob187 (21642 posts) -
@buzz_clik said:
" It's okay to listen to any band, except something that espouses racial hatred or something equally as abhorrent. "
Like a lot of early West Coast rap? 
 
Also, Rise Against is great.  I just can't listen to "Savior" anymore.
#36 Posted by masternater27 (915 posts) -
@Hamst3r said:
" I think you guys are missing the point of his question. From what I can tell, he's asking if they're untalented sellout bullshit like Milli Vanilli or Vanilla Ice. A band wherein the band itself is mostly inconsequential; they could switch out all the members of the band and it wouldn't matter because the band is nothing more than a name. He wants to know if they have any integrity as artists or if they came out of the cookie-cutter music machine; groomed and focus group tested. "
How dare you insult Milli Vanilli AND Vanilla Ice like that.
#37 Posted by sodiumCyclops (2644 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
" @buzz_clik said:
" It's okay to listen to any band, except something that espouses racial hatred or something equally as abhorrent. "
Like a lot of early West Coast rap?  Also, Rise Against is great.  I just can't listen to "Savior" anymore. "
I loved that song until i listened a bit more. After breaking up with my girlfriend of 3 years, kinda hard to listen to it now.
#38 Posted by tunaburn (1879 posts) -

no, the band is horrible. well its ok for you to listen to it. but its still horrible.

#39 Edited by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

Music is a form of art and all art is subjective. Listen to whatever you want. Everyone has different preferences and even if you enjoy music that would tehnically be considered 'bad' that is nothing to be ashamed of because it's your own personal taste.

#40 Posted by wrathofconn (1460 posts) -
@sodiumCyclops said:
" Rise Against is the band in question.  I started listening to it last night after my flatmate said they are pretty good.  It's not normally my kind of music as I'm more into industrial / goth.  But so far, even thought the song writing is super dry and a little juvenile, it's not that bad.  It seems a silly question, but are these guys in the same kind of lame outsetting as 'My Chemical Romance' or anything? "
I agree with the general idea of, "if you like it listen to it" but I can tell you that Rise Against have a lot more musical talent than My Chemical Romance if that's important to you at all. They're one of my favorite bands, glad people are still discovering their stuff.
#41 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

I love metal and I always will. But I listen to a some 3 Doors Down, AFI, and Green Day on the side. Anything that sounds good to you you should listen too. Hell my girl listens to Kelly Clarkson kind of music but she loves Five Finger Deathpunch and Avenged Sevenfold.

#42 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6151 posts) -

Sure I listen to a lot of hardcore and a enjoy a bit of Rise Against.

#43 Posted by gesi1223 (218 posts) -

IMO Rise Against isn't very good. I haven't heard anything catchy from them. 
 
On topic though, you should just listen to whatever you think sounds good.

#44 Posted by TheSilentTruth (1106 posts) -

I kinda like Rise Against. Their songs are pretty enjoyable.

#45 Posted by MrOldboy (868 posts) -

The only time I start to dislike a band is when they get to a popularity level where you here their songs in commercials, movies, and radio constantly. For me I kinda liked Vampire Weekend when they first broke, but after hearing their songs as often as I have I dont listen to them anymore. The same goes for MGMT, once my girlfriend started playing that in the car nonstop for a week I got turned off pretty quick.

#46 Posted by Yoggs (39 posts) -

I can dig what the OP is saying. I don't know music in general. I'm a dinosaur in terms of music so I'm a pretty big fan of Metallica and other old skool metal. Unfortunately, that type of music is going downhill and I'm worrying about being a grandpa when it comes to music, talking about the good ole days of music. Anyone here recommend what's popular and somewhat decent? I'm open for anything since I just don't know music in general.

#47 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1577 posts) -

I've never heard of them so no it is not.
#48 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

it's ok to like whatever the fuck you like

#49 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5135 posts) -

No, your a bad person and should be ashamed of yourself.  
Of course its ok to like that band, its ok to like band you want what does it matter if other people approve of it. Unless you like the Jonas Brothers or Miley Cyrus and then you need to go back to my first statement. 

#50 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -

I really like Rise Against, but I can help feel they peaked with Siren Song of the Counter Culture. I love all of the songs on that album and the later albums have several tracks I dislike as well as some great ones. 
 
I don't know if anybody else has noticed this, but on The Sufferer and The Witness the tracks Ready to Fall and The Good Left Undone have almost identical notes in the chorus.