Six of the Most Underrated Songs of All Time

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The world continues to burn, propelling artists such as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and La Bouche to the top of the charts. Meanwhile, some of the most brilliant artists sit silently in obscurity. Sometimes people discover them years later and bring them to light through covers, or a hip-hop artist incorporates samples of an overlooked piece of brilliance and gives a slight revitalization to the track.

Whether it's a painting, a sculpture or a song, everyone can agree that it's a true tragedy when an important work of art seems to be ignored by the general populace. It's depressing. Devastatingly sad. It can almost be as difficult as
"Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity."

And with that, we are pleased to present Six of the Most Underrated Songs of All Time.

6. Type O Negative - "I Don't Want To Be Me"

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the most commercially viable song by gothic warlords Type O Negative is by no chance one of the group's finest. This is a demented video featuring "that guy from the Ping-Pong movie," whose character plays dressup and convincingly channels pop-culture celebrities like Britney Spears, Eminem and Michael Jackson. By the end of the video, you will have firmly grasped the sense of humor of the band referred to as "The Drab Four."

5. Type O Negative - "Everyone I Love Is Dead"

World Coming Down, the 1999 album on which this track appears, is regarded as the band's most dirge-filled, painful release. Other tracks on the album include three ambient pieces ("Sinus," "Liver" and "Lung") which symbolize and ruminate on ways the band members may die. On "Everything Dies," vocalist Peter Steele sings about family members he has lost, and how one day he will also die.

Type O Negative had a sense of humor, but there was a genuinely depressive element to most of the band's work. The melodramatically titled "Everyone I Love Is Dead" is one of the most melancholy and catchy tunes that you can safely assume wasn't meant to be grim in a funny way. However, what is both grim and funny is the fact that Olive Garden advertisements play on YouTube before the track starts.


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ut_4_me
ut_4_me topcommenter

Drew Ailes sticks hos nose up his own ass just to show how cool he thinks he is.

Cary Cusumano
Cary Cusumano

Doesn't a song have to be rated in some way shape or form to actually be labeled as underrated? Oh, and do you like the band Type-O Negative?

John Huff
John Huff

Finally, some recognition! Now let's get Hanson the credit they deserve

andrewrobertailes
andrewrobertailes topcommenter

Where the fuck are you three getting that four out of six bands are the same? Carnivore is the only one that differs, which is one band. Six minus one equals five. Five out of six.

Eddie Frilman
Eddie Frilman

October Rust is a work of art in every sense of the word. RIP

Ron Clements
Ron Clements

LOL. Someone really likes Type-O Negative. Four of the six songs from one band. And not even a band - and the two other bands - that anyone has even heard of.

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

Type O Negative? For real? This band sucks absolute donkey cock, this is the type of music that zit faced trench coat wearing highschool dorks listen to while they are sniffing white out and jerking each other off in the boys room while they fantasize about killing their classmates with automatic weapons. No wonder you are such a fabulously lousy little cunt 'andrew', no wonder you make lists of decent music that you proclaim to 'suck'. Who the fuck at this rag hired you to write this shit??

fmmulholland
fmmulholland

Yeah I suppose I am a little confused, too.  Shouldn't the article be titled "6 of the most underrated songs of all time by Type O Negative"?  It would be rare that 4 of the 6 of the most underrated songs of all time are by the same band.  

David J. McCutcheon
David J. McCutcheon

So you're paying people to write personal blogs about their favorite bands now? Look, happy that this guy who usually shits all over everything likes the goth cousin to the Smiths, but why is this on RFT and not his personal Internet urinal for us to piss on?

lashleyd
lashleyd

Thank you so much for honoring the memory of Peter Steele .. Four years ago today my soul was crushed when I learned of his passing.. Any Type O Negative / Carnivore fan knows that Peter was a genius and had such an amazing sense of humor, be it self deprecating as well as eclectic (such as covering Britney as well as a song from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on "Life is Killing Me")... The Green Man has left the earth but still gives us comfort, solace, and laughter for as long as the rest of us keep shuffling on...

Amanda Lynne
Amanda Lynne

Soo... four of the six most underrated songs are all by the same band? Branch out a little bit.

Jeff Scheel
Jeff Scheel

We were honored to share a festival bill in Tampa, Florida in 1997 with these guys. The last 3 bands of the day were Gravity Kills, Motley Crue, and Type O Negative who appropriately had the late set. That was my only chance to ever see the band and I remember thinking during the set "This band should be 1000 times bigger than they are." I was impressed to see the band hold most of the audience that had been there for over 12+ hours.

Matt Burkey
Matt Burkey

I looked into these guys about a week ago, reallly great and underated band alot of good songs

andrewrobertailes
andrewrobertailes topcommenter

"HEY GUYS HAVE YOU HEARD OF THESE THINGS CALLED "GAY JOKES"? I BET THEY REALLY MAKE THE SUBJECT OF THEM FEEL REALLY STUPID RATHER THAN MAKING ME LOOK LIKE AN INSANE HOMOPHOBE"

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

Sounds like a must miss, glad I did

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

@andrewrobertailes Well that all may be true (even though it's not) but at least I'm not the one who idolizes white trash dork music like type o negative. All caps 'andrew'? You mad bro? Did you put on your trench coat before you posted your angry comment? Fucking dork.

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