Cynical statement, but I know where you're coming from... The taste of Sputnik userbase is often very biased. I'm still trying to figure out why Thrice have such high ratings on here (aside from some other 'Sputnik' bands).
Greg- I think Thrice have high ratings thanks mostly to nostalgia. They're what a lot of the post-hardcore staffers grew up on, and something they've really enjoyed watching morph. They're slanted to love what happens next. I personally think Major/Minor is quite the record, but just about everything before that was hit and miss.
I would have to agree but for me it stopped being hit and miss as soon as vheissu started due to the change of vocals , major-minor is great but a 4,1 just seems abused , still I don't think overrated would be the term to qualify thrice , but they do come close