10 Criminally Underrated Bands

10 Criminally Underrated Bands

These bands have so much talent and produce so much great music that they deserve more recognition and publicity than they are getting

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I'm a guy who's always searching around for new music to listen to, so I've been digging around for the past couple years and found some bands that I've never heard of before, but their music is truly something special. So, here's a list of bands who I think are criminally underrated.

Bearings

There is only one other person that I've ever met who has heard of Bearings, just to justify my case with them. Every one of there songs is engaging and energized and their choruses are always powerful. Each song of theirs consistently tells a story that is relatable for most everyone, both good times and bad and even a mixture of both. Honestly, I didn't hear of these guys until a little over a month ago, and now I'm obsessed with them.

Knuckle Puck

Knuckle Puck's melodies and rhythm are completely unmatched by anyone else's in their genre. I like to think of them as having that "Led-Zeppelin" attribute. They don't sound like Led Zeppelin, but the thing Led-Zeppelin had that Knuckle Puck has is that each piece (guitar, bass, drums, and vocals) matches together so nicely with each member's individual styles that each song is unique. The creativity that each member of the band expresses is incredible. For me, if I had to listen to just one band the rest of my life it would be Knuckle Puck.

Turnover

Turnover is an odd case because they've changed their sound a lot over time with each album they produce. Some of their songs are fast-paced and hard-hitting, while most of their newer music is sort of smoother and softer while still providing their signature poetic lyrics and that organic Indie sound that we're all familiar with. Whether you're into that genre or not is unimportant, trust me, they're worth a listen.

Trophy Eyes

Trophy Eyes is awesome! Plain and simple. They recently came out with a new album that is different from their older stuff, but nonetheless, it is still the emotional, and heavy Trophy Eyes that they've always been.

The Amity Affliction

This band basically defined the metalcore genre, and if you're into that then this is the band for you! If not then feel free to keep scrolling. Or if you're willing to try new things then I highly recommend giving them a listen. This band has the right balance of heaviness and melody to make each song sound great, but without having each song sound the same. Safe to say, you'll never be bored listening to The Amity Affliction's music.

Modern Baseball

Modern Baseball is the type of band that'll make you feel nostalgic about anything when listening to them. Their songs are really relatable and just fun to jam out to, but the bottom line is just this band is a bunch of guys who have fun making music, and that's really what it's all about.

Moose Blood

Moose Blood has that sort of distorted "chill rock" vibe to their songs that is not really seen a lot anymore. Their songs range from fast-paced to slower, and their signature chorus lines will get you hooked every time. It's kind of hard to describe why they are so good because they have that certain unique sound that is special to only them. Truly a unique band, and really worth the listen.

Catfish and The Bottlemen

Their name is pretty ridiculous, but that doesn't take away from the fact that they are just good ole' leather jacket wearing, thick and wavy hair having, British Indie rock at its finest. If you like The Kooks, then you'll love these guys.

Citizen

Citizen is definitely that'll hit you in your feels. Their music videos may not make a whole lot of sense, but they still sound amazing. Each song is so emotional, whether it be their heavier or softer music, the combination of distorted and clean melodies blends together nicely to create some real good music. Definitely worth looking into.

The Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms is one of the most poetic bands that I've listened Every one. Their music is so simple, but put together in such a passionate way that is almost unmatched. The melodies and lyrics that they come up with are astonishing and completely blow my mind from their creativity and passion that they put into their craft. They are truly unique in the sense that I guarantee that you will never hear another band that can match their sound or put together a song quite like they do.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."
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Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."


3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."


4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.


"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.


“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.


Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."


25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.


"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.


"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."


30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.


"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"


32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."


34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."


35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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12 'Warm' Movies And TV Shows To Watch On A Cold Winter Day

Along with a cup of hot chocolate, these movies and TV shows will definitely warm the coldest soul on the coldest winter day.

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Whether you've been feeling down from the weather or you've just had a bad day, these movies and TV shows will definitely give you a bit of brightness and something to look forward to.

1. Sound of Music

A young nun comes to live with a captain and his seven children and learns to love these children and eventually the captain himself. "Sound of Music" is the perfect movie to watch on a cold winter day.

2. Sherlock

If you enjoy mysteries, you'll love BBC's "Sherlock," a contemporary take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. Each season has only three episodes, so this show is great for binge-watching on those dark winter nights.

3. Game of Thrones

Although "Game of Thrones" takes significantly more time to watch than "Sherlock" (Game of Thrones has seven seasons with 10 one-hour episodes each), it's still a great show to binge. (Great for those cold days, too — after all, "winter is coming.")

4. I, Tonya

Based on a true story about Olympic ice skater Tonya Harding, "I, Tonya" is, in my opinion, a must-watch film. Starring Margot Robbie and Sebastian Stan, this movie is about Harding's troubled childhood, her rise to fame and her ultimate downfall when her boyfriend committed an act of violence against one of her competitors.

5. 10 Things I Hate About You

"10 Things I Hate About You" is a classic early 2000's rom-com starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. Its cheesy plot and iconic characters are perfect for when you want to snuggle in blankets and enjoy some popcorn.

6. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Mystery movies are always a good idea in winter, and the 2017 adaptation of "Murder on the Orient Express" is no exception. Based on Agatha Christie's best selling book, this film will definitely leave you with chills (and not from the cold).

7. La La Land

If you're in need of a happy movie to contrast with the depressing weather, "La La Land" is the movie to go to. Starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling and featuring one of the best soundtracks, "La La Land" is full of images of sunny Los Angeles and beautiful landmarks in Southern California.

8. Lady Bird

"Lady Bird" is another movie showcasing California but is less about the sights and sounds and more about individual characters and growth. The acting is superb, and after watching this film, you'll definitely want to travel immediately to California.

9. The Office

"The Office" is probably one of the most popular TV shows in America and is perfect to binge-watch on a cold winter evening. Each episode is hilarious and will definitely brighten up any day, no matter how cold or rainy.

10. Zootopia

Although "Zootopia" is a kid's cartoon, it teaches valuable lessons and is one of the best animated movies out there. The cute animals and bright graphics are a great addition to a dark winter day.

11. Roman Holiday

"Roman Holiday" is a classic old-Hollywood film starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Paired with a warm blanket and some delicious snacks — perfect.

12. Crazy Rich Asians

"Crazy Rich Asians," along with having an all-Asian cast, is also a hilarious rom-com that displays the wealth and grandeur of the so called Crazy Rich Asians. Although this movie is a bit shallow and stereotypical, it's perfect to enjoy on a day off.

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