Why do people hate Nickelback?

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May 6

Even though they have done a number of songs I really like, I do get the hatred. As well as Chad's marmite voice, what's less documented is the lack of sonic breathing space. All their songs do sound very crammed (I put it down to the admittedly unpleasant sound of Mike's 5-string bass),and I can see how that can be offputting. No other band has that sound, is why I sometimes prefer their live recordings. Still, despite those problems, I really like them, spesh How You Remind Me. Hope this helps

Anonymous

May 6

I think people hate Nickelback because it's a common thing to do. Somebody just started hating Nickelback and they all piled on. Some of their songs are similar, but that happens with every band. I also think people either associate them with sex & drugs or those pop songs that make the top forty. People don't tend to hear their full range. They got a lot of hype, and not every album may live up to the hype. They're misunderstood genius.

May 6

Nickelback is the best best band i know!!! Don't wanna hear other opinions,they are gorgeous! It's my favourite band ever!

May 6

I don't hate Nickleback, but whenever I listen to one of their songs (with a few really good exceptions) it just feels shallow, empty and easily boring. And sometimes they are such a bad Nirvana-copy, I can't help.

Anonymous

May 6

People say they think Nickleback sucks but they never have a legit reason why. They say they are boring...but Adele is fun? Is she? They say their lyrics are Generic...but what singer isn't? They say lead singer's voice is annoying...but I can name more WAY more annoying. Truth is no one has a REAL reason for thinking they are scum. They just hate them cause everyone else does. But compared to the other synchronized crap on the radio, they are pretty good.

Anonymous

May 6

Jealousy. Envy. Ignorance.

May 6

Dumb people (think those who believe Colbert is actually a conservative) didn't get that their song Rockstar was supposed to be ironic, thinking it was a lovesong to the shallow celebrity ideal.

Anonymous

May 6

This tumblr's insane. No, Nickelback aren't "fags" (Anon ass). They don't suck and they don't make your ears bleed. I'm not even a fan and I feel the need to defend them from the ass-backwards responses you're getting. What I constitute as bad is calling yourself a musician and then not knowing ass from elbow around a musical instrument. This is not the case here. Everyone likes a different sound, and that's it. Ppl who say they HATE Nickelback don't have their life priorities in order.

Anonymous

May 6

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I can’t seem to really find any middle ground. I was pretty oblivious, to be honest. The main reason that I found out that people hate Nickelback was because… well, they do. Fans love, haters hate and that’s it. Not everybody hates Nickelback, it’s just that it’s a sort of trend to do so. There is no evidence stating why they hate it, it’s all just opinion. Personally, I don’t hate them but I don’t love them either. The only reason people hate Nickelback is because they just hate them. There is no logic to it but blasé opinion.

May 6

Because they just want to jump on the band wagon. I wouldn't say I'm a fan of them but I don't hate them either, just a few select songs I like, but that doesn't make the rest bad. Normally I'd just say it's all about opinion, but people nowadays just wanna copy the latest trend, at one point, which was hating on Nickelback at some point, for some weird reason.

Anonymous

May 6

I'm confused by this concept. Kind of feels like a meme to hate them. Never really thought there was anything wrong with them. Still don't - I think they're songs are fun. I just find their music nice to listen to. I guess it all comes down to personal preference. Personally, I think it kind of sucks to be criticized for liking one band when I like so many others that many also claim to be good. How do I have bad taste in music when we like half of the same bands? I'll never understand. :/

May 6

Most people listen to many pop artists that don't have their own style and they have teams of writers that make songs sound so different because of the writers different styles and low musical talent, but nickelback is rather repetitive from a comparison point. However, they have their own style and it changes in a musical sense from song to song, but not in a cosmetic, superficial sense like many people they nickelback haters listen too. And they are internet whores that want to be accepted

Anonymous

May 6

Rock star by was mentioned so many times and by so many people (mostly guys) as worse song/band, I figured something else was going on. Nickelback has a HUGE fan base among preteen girls (if preteen girls like it, preteen boys do too; obviously) Whose smarter: the genius poet who can't catch a break or a band who has made mediocrity successful as they laugh all the way to the bank collecting their FAT CASH! BOTTOM LINE: Dudes are Jealous! learn to be happy for and respect accomplishments!

Anonymous

May 6

i dont know Nickelback is the best band ever they have so much records if you think your better why have you not sold any

Anonymous

May 6

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On one hand, they’re a post-grunge band (which is my fave type of music) and being honest, a lot of post grunge sounds similar though each band has an individual sound. I like it anyway. I would be elated that they’ve popularised post grunge alternative metal apart from that they less… popularised it, and more main-streamed it. In fact they pretty much depopularised it and that makes me sad even if it’s not their fault. A lot of people are angry that Nickelback appears to care more about the fame and fortune than creating original music, but with every artist since the mid 20th century trying to achieve the ‘new sound’ I wouldn’t say that’s necessarily a bad thing. Each to their own. I’ve definitely heard more cliche music than Nickelback, and if the media wants to make Nickelback the face of modern rock, okay, whatever, they’re missing out on better stuff but fine. Oh and probably 70% of their haters are just jumping on the bandwagon because it’s ‘safe’ to hate them.