10 Bands You Should Hate Instead of Nickelback
Nickelback hate has become really, really played out, not that it's any less deserved. In fact, I'm having a hard time resisting the urge to make another Nickelback joke right now.
The "Houston Press" has come up with a list of 10 acts you should hate instead of Nickelback. Here they are, and why they deserve your hate:
- Five Finger Death Punch – "They sound like a wood chipper plugged into an amp, and are a general embarrassment to metal."
- Maroon 5 – "Their songs may not all sound the same, but they're the most unremarkable earworms in modern music, taking everything great about pop music and sucking the soul out of it."
- Pearl Jam – "Their songs are full of pseudo-profundity obscured by the incoherent warblings of Eddie Vedder. Listening with a 21st-century ear, the music is self-indulgent and intolerable, a kind of angsty white-guy navel gazing."
- Pentatonix – "Whenever I hear [them], I wanna bang my head between two frying pans because then at least I would hear some bells, without the conventional support of things like drums, guitars and keys, it all rings hollow."
- Pitbull – "He's always pandering to his audience in the phoniest of ways, [and he should] stop reducing people to breasts and underwear, [like when] he raps 'In Lebanon, yeah, the women the bomb.' Seriously?"
- Red Hot Chili Peppers – "Anthony Kiedis has questionable songwriting capabilities, [and] he only seems to sing about California and relationships gone wrong. It was fun for a while, but at some point, you have to change."
- Radiohead – "Radiohead is a good band who has been labeled a great band by those who feel compelled to do so, for no real reason at all."
- Smashing Pumpkins – "It's amazing that the Smashing Pumpkins are still held in high esteem, given their downward trajectory for the past ten years. Billy Corgan still thinks he's God's gift to music."
- U2 – "I totally get why people think Bono is an insufferable ass."
- Kanye West – Basically they say it's because hate is Kanye's fuel, and list some lyrics to back that up. But if hate is his fuel, maybe we should just ignore him. I mean, do we want to feed the Kanye?
Read their full write-ups at Houston Press.