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2018-03-02 12:50:43 AM  
I like My Morning Jacket.
 
2018-03-02 01:19:24 AM  
Coldplay wasn't on the ballot?
 
2018-03-02 01:50:22 AM  
I'm not so sure about that. In the category of crappy washed-up bands, it's quite possible that Creed is hated even more than Nickelback.

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433 [TotalFark]
2018-03-02 02:45:04 AM  
It doesn't take a YouTube video to tell me.  Nickelback made it by being the right band at the right time with such a significant mediocrity that they hit all the numbers.  If Three Doors Down had been better at their game they would have been a rival.

Nickelback isn't the first, and won't be the last.  Whether by purpose or accident they made it.  You can name successful mediocrity through the decades and find decent acts, but very few as bland and milquetoast as Nickelback.

I hate to say it but I have to raise a glass to those guys for their success, they do what they do best and it sells.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2018-03-02 02:48:27 AM  
I did see Nickelback once on accident, I won tickets to a festival and they headlined.  They played the damned Spiderman song twice, back to back.  Lame.  The singer said at one point that he hoped people in the audience were on mushrooms and were enjoying the set.  No way would anyone tripping... yeah.
 
2018-03-02 03:32:03 AM  
A Dallas radio station did a Deep Ellum Sunday Night special, 97.1¢ to see the show. I spent the money on parking, then a few beers, but it was Nickelback, doing the grind to become a real act. The warm up act was better. I think I might have hated the band longer than anyone else on Fark outside of Canada.
 
2018-03-02 03:33:23 AM  
For me, they were a tolerable part of the din up until that Rockstar POS.
 
2018-03-02 04:16:30 AM  
I actually hate Nickelback a little bit less after watching that video.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2018-03-02 04:36:45 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: For me, they were a tolerable part of the din up until that Rockstar POS.


There were some truly regrettable acts passing as rock in the aughts.  Post-post-(post?)-grunge was pretty bad yet somehow marketed well.  Better things were happening while rock radio flogged a dying horse, ignoring flourishing rock genres elsewhere.  It feels strange to say "rock radio" now without context.
 
2018-03-02 05:14:35 AM  
They're a country band masquerading as a rock band.  Take the fuzztone down a skosh, throw some fiddle on top, and you're listening to bro-country.
 
2018-03-02 05:32:02 AM  
In a world containing U2, this headline is preposterous.
 
2018-03-02 05:44:22 AM  

gaspode: In a world containing U2, this headline is preposterous.


No seriously no fark no
U2 is not without fault However they have ...
/that was bait and I bit.
 
2018-03-02 06:14:25 AM  

gaspode: In a world containing U2, this headline is preposterous.


I read this in Don Lafontaine's voice....and in a world with DLD's voice, this was awesome.
 
2018-03-02 06:18:16 AM  
But what does Gene Simmons think about Nickelback!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!
 
2018-03-02 06:24:49 AM  
Side of a Bullet doesn't suck.
 
2018-03-02 06:31:51 AM  
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2018-03-02 06:39:06 AM  
So if Pumpernickel means "Devil's Farts" does Nickelback mean "Devil's Asshole?"
 
2018-03-02 06:41:00 AM  

R. Paulson: gaspode: In a world containing U2, this headline is preposterous.

No seriously no fark no
U2 is not without fault However they have ...
/that was bait and I bit.


It is about hate not ancient history or inherent talent.

Bono. Bono Bono Bono.
 
2018-03-02 06:49:55 AM  
I hate the band less than I hate the radio stations for playing every one of their songs on constant loop. Most of their stuff is mediocre drivel with a decent beat that got way overplayed. Except for that Spiderman eagles fly away song. Someone should be dipped in honey and buried in a fire ant nest for that monstrosity.
 
2018-03-02 07:41:57 AM  

433: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: For me, they were a tolerable part of the din up until that Rockstar POS.

There were some truly regrettable acts passing as rock in the aughts.  Post-post-(post?)-grunge was pretty bad yet somehow marketed well.  Better things were happening while rock radio flogged a dying horse, ignoring flourishing rock genres elsewhere.  It feels strange to say "rock radio" now without context.


When we get to 2020 and we've exhausted 90s nostalgia, what are we going to do?  The 2000s were by and large really shiatty.
 
2018-03-02 08:26:45 AM  
I could care less about Nickelback's music.  I only hate them because Chad Kroger got on Avril Lavigne, making me very jealous.
 
2018-03-02 09:01:04 AM  
I don't hate Nickelback, I just find them to be a generic and middle of the road rock band. And some of the reasons mentioned in that video could apply to other bands that don't get nearly as much hate:

Asshole lead singer: KISS
Misogynist lyrics: Gangsta rappers
Song was in a commercial: Too many to count
 
2018-03-02 09:02:44 AM  
What I hate most is Nickelback's success spawned a bunch of pretty boy pop-rock clones. So much underwhelming and sleep-inducing garbage on the radio in the early-mid aughts.
 
2018-03-02 09:20:03 AM  
Nickelback sucks, but I hate no band more than I hate Smashmouth.

Every member of that band should be dipped in tar, keel-hauled, and left in a Russian gulag for their part in recording such "hits" as "All Star".
 
2018-03-02 09:27:21 AM  

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr: I don't hate Nickelback, I just find them to be a generic and middle of the road rock band. And some of the reasons mentioned in that video could apply to other bands that don't get nearly as much hate:

Asshole lead singer: KISS
Misogynist lyrics: Gangsta rappers
Song was in a commercial: Too many to count


i never understood the hate for Nickelback  -- even after the video -- i wouldnt buy their albums but they are not on my hate list.

during the olympics there was a coke commercial that used the ramones Blietzkrieg bop -- I wondered who was in charge of the ramones catalog that they farking let that happen
 
2018-03-02 09:37:38 AM  
They existed. The end.

Actually, being Canadian and subject to Canadian content (can-con) rules, Nickelback's crappy music and other sound-alike bands that followed were shoved down our ear's throats for a few years before they made one catchy and tolerable song that made them a hit in the US.

I think they're just a mediocre band. They're like that live band at a bar that you don't pay too much attention to. They can play music, but it's just nothing you'd actively want to listen to.
 
2018-03-02 09:56:43 AM  
Lowest common denominator.

I don't think that they're the worst thing ever, but when there's so much better out there being constantly subjected to mediocrity wears on you.
 
2018-03-02 09:58:46 AM  

WilderKWight: Nickelback sucks, but I hate no band more than I hate Smashmouth.

Every member of that band should be dipped in tar, keel-hauled, and left in a Russian gulag for their part in recording such "hits" as "All Star".


Yes. This can't be emphasized enough.

If you like Nickelback, you have bad taste in music.

If you like Smashmouth, there's something very broken inside you.
 
2018-03-02 09:58:51 AM  
They're like Fool Fighters but better at it
 
2018-03-02 09:59:42 AM  
no worse than foo fighters
 
2018-03-02 10:00:38 AM  
They also produced Theory of a Deadman, and though they sounded just like Nb at first, they've branched out to find their own sound.  Which I think is pretty good.

\would love a Theory and Headstones double bill
 
2018-03-02 10:01:02 AM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: WilderKWight: Nickelback sucks, but I hate no band more than I hate Smashmouth.

Every member of that band should be dipped in tar, keel-hauled, and left in a Russian gulag for their part in recording such "hits" as "All Star".

Yes. This can't be emphasized enough.

If you like Nickelback, you have bad taste in music.

If you like Smashmouth, there's something very broken inside you.


I like Rush and Weird Al, but The Beatles are best band ever. Whitney Houston sings too many notes
 
2018-03-02 10:20:10 AM  
List fails without payola, which never died.
 
2018-03-02 10:27:59 AM  
BURN IT TO THE GROUND IS A PERFECTLY FINE SONG.
 
2018-03-02 10:28:30 AM  
I'm not sure how well he's known outside of Canada, but Alan Cross (a music Historian, popular on the Alt Rock stations up here in the 90's and 00's) put up an article many years ago actually defending Nickelback.  It's an interesting read and perspective.

In Defence of Nickeback

That being said, they suck, and I don't like them.
 
2018-03-02 10:34:20 AM  
Nickelback, Smashmouth and Coldplay paved the way for Imagine Dragons and Twenty One Pilots. So I guess if you like your rock to not rock in any way whatsoever, this is a good thing.
 
2018-03-02 10:34:22 AM  
Sony BMG settles in Payola scandal
 The music conglomerate includes a wide variety of artists under it's umbrella. From mainstream rock acts like Audioslave and Foo Fighters
 
2018-03-02 10:40:26 AM  
This is why people hate nickleback...
Nickelback Doesn't Change
Youtube Qs4tNeGyTyI

That and Chad Kroger stating the he plays music for the money, not for artistic expression.
 
2018-03-02 11:17:43 AM  
Hated more than Ben Folds Five ? That's a tough act to follow .
 
2018-03-02 11:18:51 AM  

mrsleep: This is why people hate nickleback...
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qs4tNeGy​TyI]


Myth Busted
 
2018-03-02 11:34:49 AM  
I don't particularly like NB but I don't hate them. Chad Kroeger got on stage with Steel Panther and played drums for VH's Hot For Teacher. Well.

So the dude is a legit musician. Seems like a cool guy in interviews. So, yeah. I don't hate Nickleback.

I hate Creed though. And Limp Bisket.
 
2018-03-02 11:36:13 AM  
I like that song about wanting to be a big rock star.


The rest of their product is garbage covered in additional garbage.
 
2018-03-02 11:47:17 AM  
My Chemical Romance killed off "alternative radio" with Welcome To The Puke Parade.
 
2018-03-02 11:57:00 AM  

mrsleep: This is why people hate nickleback...
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qs4tNeGy​TyI]
That and Chad Kroger stating the he plays music for the money, not for artistic expression.


It's all about the nickels, yo.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2018-03-02 11:58:25 AM  

DesertCoyote: My Chemical Romance killed off "alternative radio" with Welcome To The Puke Parade.


They may have been the wrong band at the right time, but by 2000, the alt-rock heyday was over as the major players in the industry had quit picking up acts right out of CMJ and funding their efforts.  From roughly 85-97ish, record companies were picking up acts left and right and seeing what stuck.  Needless to say, they have ceased doing so.
 
2018-03-02 12:15:10 PM  
By no means am I a Nickelback fan but there are lot more bands far worse than them. I never really understood the hate for them. If you really want to hate "musicians" from Canada Justin Bieber should rank at the very top.
 
2018-03-02 12:16:11 PM  

SpectreJCB: I'm not sure how well he's known outside of Canada, but Alan Cross (a music Historian, popular on the Alt Rock stations up here in the 90's and 00's) put up an article many years ago actually defending Nickelback.  It's an interesting read and perspective.

In Defence of Nickeback

That being said, they suck, and I don't like them.


Alan Cross is still working and a great guy to have a beer with.

\no name dropping at all
\\but the stories from the 80's and 90's!
 
2018-03-02 12:26:12 PM  

Delaware_Bill: By no means am I a Nickelback fan but there are lot more bands far worse than them. I never really understood the hate for them. If you really want to hate "musicians" from Canada Justin Bieber should rank at the very top.


Also, don't forget the accused rapists, Hedley.

I would also rank Drake up there.
 
2018-03-02 12:50:36 PM  

danielscissorhands: I would also rank Drake up there.


Drake is the wooooorrrrrst (apply autotune to that last word as you read it.)
He seems to be a good guy though, so he's got that going for him, which is nice.
 
2018-03-02 12:56:24 PM  

WilderKWight: Nickelback sucks, but I hate no band more than I hate Smashmouth.

Every member of that band should be dipped in tar, keel-hauled, and left in a Russian gulag for their part in recording such "hits" as "All Star".



Smashmouth. The Carlos Mencia of music.
 
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