Of the songs on "the core 7", there's only a few songs I'd actually say I kinda dislike but nothing so objectionable I've removed it from my iPod. Even at their worst (on those albums, which are all I've heard), they still have a pleasant sound. I think you do have to ignore the shallow hippy dippy bullshit of the lyrics in a lot of cases, though. Not that I care much about lyrics but I've always maintained that out of the artists I actually *listen* to, The Moodies have probably written the largest quantity of embarrassing lines, even on many of their best songs. Again, barely something I notice/think about but it's there.