Steering away from thoughts of immigration, let's see if this raises any comment amongst our music-lovers.

Herald readers name their most overrated bands and singers
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If there is one thing people love more than talking about the music they love, it is talking about the music they can't stand.

In a recent online survey asked readers to nominate singers or bands they considered to be the most overrated in history.

As many emails pointed out, music is all subjective, what is listening heaven to one person can be pure torture to someone else. However, each suggestion garnered the artist or band a vote, and the votes have now been counted.

So which artist has the biggest discrepancy in the global success versus musical talent' ratio? Read on to find out the top 20 most overrated singers and bands in the world according to your suggestions.

20. Lady Gaga: "The likes of Lady Gaga have considerably lowered the musical standards of a whole generation." Celine (Remuera)

19. Neil Finn: "Living at a west coast beach doesn't make you a wonderful song writer." Minnie (Waitakere)

18. Britney Spears: "I don't just want to be one of many people giving her a kick on the way down - but, well, she's always got her knockers." Justin (New Plymouth)

17. Madonna: "No one wants to see grandma dancing in their beige bloomers please stop." Povi (Huapai)

16. Shihad: "I don't want to seem overly negative here but Shihad couldn't write a decent tune if they were looked in a room with the spirits of Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon." Johnny (Auckland)

15. Miley Cyrus: "Most pop music is completely overrated, especially teen pop stars that can barely sing like Miley Cyrus." LC (Auckland)

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