265. The Carpenters
If you ask people about the Carpenters, chances are you will hear two distinct opinions. Those who loved them will point to the warm soothing voice of Karen Carpenter and the skillfully crafted Pop songs that they produced. Their detractors point towards their lack of Rock and Roll sound and consider their saccharine sweet music as an indicator of all that was wrong with AM radio in the 70’s. As the Carpenters have never been nominated, we figure we know what the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Committee thinks.