Why does everyone seem to hate Nickelback?

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Apr 20, 2012
  1. DragorianSword
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    Personally I like Nickelback a lot.
    They really are one of my favorite groups, but when you go online you seem to find a lot of Nickelbackhaters.
    Sometimes it's even just as bad as with Justin Bieber.

    And I don't really understand why they are so hated. I mean their music is in general better than a lot of other things out there.
    I have noticed though that the most haters seem to be american so one reason I could come up with is that they hate it because they actually hate everything canadian.
    But I couldn't come up with anything else.
    I have to say to me their last cd wasn't really great but the others were pretty good.

    So is there anyone who could clarify this matter for me?
     


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    Because Nickelback make fucking horrible music.
     
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    Because it's popular to hate them.
     
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    Out of Nickleback's entire library, they only have two worthwhile songs.

    Also, the lead singers isn't singing - at all. He's screaming in a deep voice and the instrumentalists are incredibly mediocre. If you like Nickleback, it's safe to assume you like them in from within the same vein you enjoy McDonald's.
     
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    One of the biggest rockbands in the world.
    So there most be some people that like what they do...

    But as time passes they got the jonbonjovi syndrom...just make songs for the radio.

    I liked the silver side up album....though....

    TIP: Listen to what you like....
     
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    Yeah you're right but I just wanted to know if there was a general reason why people hate them.
    It's probably just not everyones genre.
     
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    His voice is annoying, that's the reason why I hate him.
     
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    Because they're shit.
     
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    Well, it's a lame name for a band....
     
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    if you listened to a few of their songs all of the songs are the exact same

    /thread
     
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    Sad but true.
     
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    We're talking about Nickelback here, not Metallica; get back on topic!

    On topic, because they are both awful musicians and inexplicably popular. Plus, they're extremely easy to parody.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDgs1iroYyY
     
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    Compared to what my Brother listens to NickelBack is amazing

    Anyway I honestly don't mind nickelback I have no idea why, my favourite Genre is Classical but anyway Compared to other bands (when I "compare" I mean Screaming bands) they are not half bad and my good and bad ratio is good who doesn't scream and bad is who does.
     
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    Nickelback? Still not as bad as Justin Bieber/Rebecca Black/Niki Minaj/Lil Wayne/Adele
     
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    Why do people dislike Nickelback? I think it's people who feel their just generic rock, a product of mass marketing.
    I personally used to love them when I was younger and didn't develop my taste for music.


     
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    i used to like nickelback when they first came up. but i used to like lots of crappy music back in the day. but of all the crappy music i used to like, some of it i can still see why i liked it, some was plain fun for a teen... but nickelback, i just don't understand what i was thinking. i think they were just played on the radio therefore i listened to them.
     
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    yeah same sentiments, when Spiderman came out Nickelback had a corresponding music video for the movie tie in, and I loved it. I probably still do, but their music doesn't fill the soul and really isn't genuine. Hell as genuine as a band like Creed if you know what I mean.
     
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    it's just one of those memes where people like to incessantly perpetuate something as being bad, they do this for the sake of amusement like it's some insider joke or something.
    People do this with various things, Nickelback, the Star Wars prequels, Justin Bieber, etc.

    I really don't like how people do this, as it oftern gives onlookers the wrong impression of people actually having a true opinion of the thing they're pretending to dislike.
    (It happens with liking/hyping up things too though, such as bacon, Nutella, Angry Birds, rainbows & the Hunger Games.)
    Plus it can give so much attention to the 'thing' that it seems odd. Like people talk about things they pretend to dislike for the amusement factor, and they continue doing so after the thing would otherwise be irrelevant.
    Really annoys me when it comes down to it.
     
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    I didn't even know people hated Nickelback so much.
    Huh.
    Though I also didn't know they were popular...so there ya go.

    Not that I care. I don't mind 'em. I never listen to western music anymore...but yeah. Plenty of "bands" and "artists" much more worthy of hating out there.
    EDIT: er, western lyrical music. I still listen to instrumentals.
     
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    According to one of my friends' (Psych, I think) textbook, Nickelback is a heavy metal band, right up there with Metallica.

    Welp.
     

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