I’m late in the response about last week’s “Change our mind” challenge about Come Undone being overrated. The arguments disproving the premise focused mostly on other tracks that people believe fit the definition for overrated. The song most brought up was Ordinary World. Our participants called it “boring” and “overplayed.” I found myself nodding along as I read. I agree that it is overplayed and boring. Come Undone can fit that same description, however. It is played at literally every single show. Perhaps, then, there could be more appreciation for it, if it had a break. That said, the adjective boring might still apply. Have you watched John Taylor during that song? He literally moves right in front of Roger and never moves. Boring. That said, I understand where people are coming from when they say that the song is “beautiful” or a quality song.
What I found more interesting in the response to the original prompt is how many other songs were listed as more overrated, including but not limited to New Religion, The Man Who Stole a Leopard, Hold Back the Rain, the Chauffeur and more. I’m willing to bet that the idea that those songs are overrated would shock many fans as many of those tracks are fan favorites. This really just proves the point that one person’s favorite might be another’s idea of a song that is overrated. This fan community is nothing if not diverse in its thinking.