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2012-11-10 07:51:04 PM
When is NPR *not* trolling??
 
2012-11-10 08:00:50 PM
"If something's getting punched, smashed, broken or otherwise causing chaos, Nickelback is usually the background soundtrack to it," Paynter says.

That's my usual reaction to Nickelback songs.
 
2012-11-10 08:47:56 PM
My daughter told me that a Nickelback song was possible for their senior song.
She says, that if the internet has taught her nothing else, it has taught her that THAT would be unacceptable.
 
2012-11-10 11:22:17 PM
NPR is just getting worse and worse. Today on Weekend Edition when discussing Congress' low approval rating and lack of bipartisanship they asked Lieberman if any of it was due to Obama's lack of compromise. Hurrr. Even Lieberman was like, "uhh. No."

Is The Takeaway produced by NPR? God, that show is awful. It's like the public radio version of USA Today. Completely vacuous.
 
2012-11-10 11:55:48 PM
I think I'd make that deal. Rather universally hated for $10 million a year. As long as I don't have to marry Avril, I think I could pull it off.
 
2012-11-11 12:01:15 AM
So, let me get this straight. We hate Nickelback, however the joke's on us because they are money-grubbing corporate sellouts BY DESIGN.

Earth to NPR: that is exactly why we hate them in the first place.
 
2012-11-11 12:04:12 AM
Now, didn't they force some reich wing motherfarkers into the NPR power structure so it could be more "balanced"?
I believe this is the result.
 
2012-11-11 12:07:11 AM
I like "This is How you Remind Me", but it's the only song of theirs I know. I've heard worse songs.
 
2012-11-11 12:10:08 AM

Christian Bale: So, let me get this straight. We hate Nickelback, however the joke's on us because they are money-grubbing corporate sellouts BY DESIGN.

Earth to NPR: that is exactly why we hate them in the first place.


I hate them because they're lowest-common-denominator "rock". That and their lead singer always sounds like he's trying to squeeze out a huge turd.
 
2012-11-11 12:25:11 AM
Wasn't there already an article/thread about this today?

/Nickelback sucks.
 
2012-11-11 12:34:42 AM
I always confuse them with coldplay... I'm never sure which one I'm supposed to dislike.
 
2012-11-11 12:35:46 AM
I love NPR. Listen everyday. Even donated my last car to their station and they got a nice little pile of cash.

This is BULLSHT

/too lazy to look up the YouTube video of two NB songs played at the same time that are identical. At best, that band is like the worst fast food: for a moment you're like, 'yeah, this is ok.' Then you think: 'Oh my God. This is F'n awful!'
 
2012-11-11 12:37:35 AM

Chabash: I always confuse them with coldplay... I'm never sure which one I'm supposed to dislike.


We're supposed to hate bands other people have heard of already.
 
2012-11-11 12:38:04 AM
I once got thrown out of a bar because I unplugged a jukebox that a guy had just played almost every nickleback song he could download to it, I just had to leave until he left then I could come back inside, everyone cheered when I came back in and my first drink was on the bartender.....

Lead singer Chad Kroeger is an incredibly prolific songwriter,Paynter says

So it his world does prolific mean, shiatty, annoying, or completely shiatty?

It doesnt matter if they get rich while playing music, plenty of people have gotten rich while having no talent.
 
2012-11-11 12:38:20 AM

Christian Bale: So, let me get this straight. We hate Nickelback, however the joke's on us because they are money-grubbing corporate sellouts BY DESIGN.

Earth to NPR: that is exactly why we hate them in the first place.


Nah. I just hate them because their music is both awful and ubiquitous. Until this article, I had no idea they were designed from the ground up for profit (which is fine with me, go for it, man). I just thought they sucked, period.
 
2012-11-11 12:45:10 AM

Chabash: I always confuse them with coldplay... I'm never sure which one I'm supposed to dislike.


This isn't an either/or proposition. Hate 'em both! I do!
 
2012-11-11 12:46:51 AM

MisatoNERV: Wasn't there already an article/thread about this today?

/Nickelback sucks.


yes. there was. and then that article (which was the same) got pulled and labeled a repeat, but no repeat link was given to verify.

farm9.staticflickr.com

?????

maybe the admins preferred this subby to get the green, or this NPR link to get the page clicks.
 
2012-11-11 12:51:39 AM

coco ebert: NPR is just getting worse and worse. Today on Weekend Edition when discussing Congress' low approval rating and lack of bipartisanship they asked Lieberman if any of it was due to Obama's lack of compromise. Hurrr. Even Lieberman was like, "uhh. No."

Is The Takeaway produced by NPR? God, that show is awful. It's like the public radio version of USA Today. Completely vacuous.


NPR's second string sucks. Must be where they stuck the Republicans those horrendous Bush appointees brought in for "balance."
 
2012-11-11 01:03:54 AM

calbert: MisatoNERV: Wasn't there already an article/thread about this today?

/Nickelback sucks.

yes. there was. and then that article (which was the same) got pulled and labeled a repeat, but no repeat link was given to verify.

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x157]

?????

maybe the admins preferred this subby to get the green, or this NPR link to get the page clicks.


I thought I saw the story earlier too. I guess it was Obama and his time machine again eliminating the duplicate in the past.
 
2012-11-11 01:06:48 AM

Christian Bale: So, let me get this straight. We hate Nickelback, however the joke's on us because they are money-grubbing corporate sellouts BY DESIGN.

Earth to NPR: that is exactly why we hate them in the first place.


No , you hate them because all of the cool kids told you you had to hate them to join their club.

It's a band. With songs. Get over it.
 
2012-11-11 01:19:31 AM
Hate their ballady shiat with a passion but I kinda like some of their rawkier toons.

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2012-11-11 01:22:34 AM

CujoQuarrel: Christian Bale: So, let me get this straight. We hate Nickelback, however the joke's on us because they are money-grubbing corporate sellouts BY DESIGN.

Earth to NPR: that is exactly why we hate them in the first place.

No , you hate them because all of the cool kids told you you had to hate them to join their club.

It's a band. With songs. Get over it.


He's a farker. With opinions. Get over it.
 
2012-11-11 01:24:27 AM
McDonalds has sold billions of their hamburgers.

I don't consider myself some kind of elitist hater or anything when I say I prefer In n Out to Micky D's.
 
2012-11-11 01:25:28 AM
Nickelback's lead singer makes $10 million a year, meanwhile, this guy's stuck playing in public restrooms.
 
2012-11-11 01:47:41 AM
FTA: "These guys know exactly what they do. They do it to a T. They pack stadiums because of it. And they've worked real hard to get to that point."

Doesn't mean I have to like 'em. Anyone catch Boys Like Girls on Jimmy Kimmel? I refuse to accept that these people make this kind of music because it's in their hearts, or it's some kind of creative impulse they need to satisfy. They make music to sell records (uh... MP3s...) and make money. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I guess. But pretty much all the music I like is not commercial pop/rock, it's made by people digging deeper to creative something interesting or unique.
 
2012-11-11 01:52:50 AM
I dislike Nickelback, but the band is what the band is. There are far worse overproduced, cliched, whiny, etc., bands to spite, not to mention a host of untalented hacks dominating sales in the genre of pop music which is frankly a ridiculous title for a genre (imagine "pop movies" or "pop books"). Besides, Nickelback gave us "Something In Your Mouth" which is hilarious.
 
2012-11-11 02:00:40 AM

LectertheChef: Nickelback's lead singer makes $10 million a year, meanwhile, this guy's stuck playing in public restrooms.


So go give him some of your money.
 
2012-11-11 02:01:18 AM
To me, Nickelback is the zen of music. Because it is nothing. It is completely empty. Many times I have been near a radio or television that was playing Nickelback, but I have never heard a Nickelback song in my entire life. Nickelback to me sounds no different than a still wind. It is void of emotion, thought, and soul. Nickelback can only be heard by those who have yet to come to terms with those three aspects of themselves, and it can only be enjoyed by those who lack those three aspects altogether.
 
2012-11-11 02:08:55 AM
Oh, they're okay. They got me popping my pills from a pez dispenser.
 
2012-11-11 02:16:15 AM
I don't hate them. *shrug* They literally don't bother me at all, and two of their songs I rather like. Guess I'm horrible.
 
2012-11-11 02:17:02 AM
Only good thing in that link was the sidelink to Bob Daisley's new memoirs.
 
2012-11-11 02:23:04 AM

Foxxinnia: To me, Nickelback is the zen of music. Because it is nothing. It is completely empty. Many times I have been near a radio or television that was playing Nickelback, but I have never heard a Nickelback song in my entire life. Nickelback to me sounds no different than a still wind. It is void of emotion, thought, and soul. Nickelback can only be heard by those who have yet to come to terms with those three aspects of themselves, and it can only be enjoyed by those who lack those three aspects altogether.


Behold, the High Priestess of gibberish.
 
2012-11-11 02:26:50 AM
I didn't like Nickleback before it was cool to not like Nickleback.
 
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2012-11-11 02:35:34 AM
"The band also tours on the cheap, under a promotional deal with Live Nation that rivals that of Jay-Z and Madonna. Lead singer Chad Kroeger is an incredibly prolific songwriter, Paynter says, who co-owns 604 Records, the Canadian label that spawned Carly Rae Jepsen's monster summer hit, "Call Me Maybe." Paytner says the label takes a lot of chances on young, Canadian talent."

604 Records is about to ruin music rights for all of Canada. I'm ready to start boycotting something related to these guys but I can't think of anything to target...
 
2012-11-11 02:49:58 AM
Whenever someone plays the "hurr durr you're just jealous because they're rich and famous" card, they have to make sure that whoever's doing the hating or critiquing is the most hipsterish hipster who can't stand *anyone* who's rich and/or famous. I'm pretty sure everyone who dislikes Nickelback can point to other rich celebrities they're cool with or admire.

It's more about how bland Nickelback is, to the point of being irritating. I figure I've actually heard every Nickelback single at least once, but honestly, all I can remember is something about liking your pants around your ankles or something. If you're really rocking out you shouldn't be so boring.

Regardless of being boring, I could at least give credit to any or all of the band if they had any skill or talent of note. But, as far as I can tell, they don't. Chad Kroeger definitely sounds like he's taking a dump.
 
2012-11-11 02:56:57 AM
I hate to say it, but at this point Rock And Roll is 10% talent and 90% business.
 
2012-11-11 03:11:30 AM
You know that point when really good rock bands get older and start to sound kind of lame and like a shell of their former selves? Nickleback sounded like that from the very beginning.
 
2012-11-11 03:15:07 AM

peewinkle: I hate to say it, but at this point Rock And Roll is 10% talent and 90% business.


Sad and true. Artistic merit and success as a musical act rarely coincide. They do once in a while, but not nearly as often as they should.
 
2012-11-11 03:15:42 AM
I'm glad I could read that and didn't have to listen to it. Can you imagine if they had "Zoooooey Cheees" do the interview? She might have said something like "Oh mey gyaaad".

[shudder]
 
2012-11-11 03:24:00 AM
only time nickleback is acceptable is if your dropping in mwo against another premade and you instert one of your players into the enimy premades ts3 drop channel mid battle.

communication warfare biatches!!
 
2012-11-11 03:29:38 AM
Bwahaahaa *Canada twirls its mustache*

Evil comes in quietly.
 
2012-11-11 03:30:33 AM
I walked into a supermarket the other day and Rick Astley was playing over the speakers. I couldn't figure out what I had done to be rick rolled like that, but whatever it was, I surely fell for it.
 
2012-11-11 05:01:52 AM

Leishu: Artistic merit and success as a musical act rarely coincide. They do once in a while, but not nearly as often as they should.


Well these days it rarely happens at all. Music is so fragmented at this point that an artist very popular in one region or age group is unknown to the mainstream. There is a lot of good music for all kinds of people out there but I doubt there will be another Beatles, Stones, Zeppellin, Hendrix, Marley, Tupac, Nirvana, etc in terms of talented artists (in their respected genre) becoming worldwide superstars. Then again, despite the diversity and depth of the internet it also connects us together so maybe a new artist will prove me wrong and rise way above the rest of the music on the net.
 
2012-11-11 05:31:10 AM
Oh, well. NPR collectively appears to have zero musical taste. They do these segments on musicians or bands from time to time, maybe play one or 2 songs. It kind of reminds me of that one scene in American Psycho... It's not exact, NPR is trying to be a little "hipper" and promote things that are more obscure than Genesis, typically. Most of the time, it's very much the same heaping of glowing praise upon dogcrap, though.
 
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2012-11-11 05:43:18 AM

MisatoNERV: Wasn't there already an article/thread about this today?

/Nickelback sucks.


NPR sucks, too.
 
2012-11-11 05:59:21 AM
As a musician I don't begrudge anyone's success. If anything I can respect a band that will tour on the cheap when they don't have to and don't give in to the cliches and have a good eye towards financial sustenance and smart decision-making for the long haul. Too many bands get just a whiff of success and go from zero to stupid and it's over.

As a listener I think what bothers me is how generic they are and with the success they have garnered how unwilling they are to branch out and try something and really explore what they as artists are capable of.

There's nothing that says you can't be in it for the money. But for those of us that live everyday lives and go to the same drudge job and don't have the opportunity to branch out and explore I see it as a shame to squander that potential.

It becomes a question as to whether you're in music to make music or are you in music to make money.
 
2012-11-11 06:04:07 AM
I heard NPR the other week doing a piece about Taylor Swift's new album, and they took it as an excuse to play most of the songs on it. First time I've heard her, and I'm thinking 'people pay for this?'

Nickleback, I've heard plenty of.. it's bland enough for most of the local stations to use, regardless of format.
 
2012-11-11 06:06:11 AM

neilbradley: Chabash: I always confuse them with coldplay... I'm never sure which one I'm supposed to dislike.

This isn't an either/or proposition. Hate 'em both! I do!


right?

I can avoid it pretty well, but sometimes we have parties and my buddies slightly younger wife gets a little drunk and busts "her" music out.

I want to just.... RAGE, but wouldn't be a good friend to make his wife go from happy drunk to pissed off drunk.

/That's worse than cockblocking when your buddy is trying to hit on a chick.
//Flip the lid on a good night for a married guy, you could be screwing his whole week up.
///csb
 
2012-11-11 06:08:47 AM

Parmenius: Chabash: I always confuse them with coldplay... I'm never sure which one I'm supposed to dislike.

We're supposed to hate bands other people have heard of already.


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2012-11-11 06:11:08 AM
So, because they have money and fans, it proves they don't suck?

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