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    I'm always careful to hate on Nickelback and not people who like them. I know many wonderful people who like Nickelback. But:

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    I think Nickelback has just become sort of a symbol of manufactured, bland, homogenous "rock." They're not the only ones who put that out, for sure. But they have become the emblem of it.

    I actually hate Train more.

    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/...orst_so_19.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    Seriously, why is there such a stigma to liking Nickelback? Or any band for that matter? Why is it that people who like Nickelback get so much flak whereas people who like similar bands of similar quality somehow get a free pass?

    I don't think Nickelback is that bad of a band and some of their songs are kinda catchy (How You Remind Me for example). Are they the greatest band out there? No. But they are far from the worst.

    Why can't we just be free to like what we like without worrying about being judged negatively for it?
    It's usually not considered very "hard" by zealots of the genre I believe
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    It's like people who go on and on and on for days about how bad Twilight is that they become more obsessed with it than some of the people who actually like it. To me, people are just trying to bandwagon against things like Nickleback and the like to prove to the world they have good taste. And I know for a fact we all like things that are questionable now and again, so whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    I think Nickelback has just become sort of a symbol of manufactured, bland, homogenous "rock." They're not the only ones who put that out, for sure. But they have become the emblem of it.

    I actually hate Train more.

    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/...orst_so_19.php
    I actually like Hey Soul Sister, but never anything else they've put out. Like that drive by song. Phuq dat song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    I think Nickelback has just become sort of a symbol of manufactured, bland, homogenous "rock." They're not the only ones who put that out, for sure. But they have become the emblem of it.

    I actually hate Train more.

    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/music/...orst_so_19.php
    I loathe Train... except for that second hit of theirs, "Drops of Jupiter". Which is strange, because that song has a lot of qualities I normally hate. Perhaps they perfectly balanced the different elements of suckiness so I can semi-enjoy that song?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGuffin View Post
    I loathe Train... except for that second hit of theirs, "Drops of Jupiter". Which is strange, because that song has a lot of qualities I normally hate. Perhaps they perfectly balanced the different elements of suckiness so I can semi-enjoy that song?
    Everyone likes Drops of Jupiter, even if they hate to admit it. It's like, an objectively good song or something. It's really weird isn't it.

    As for Nickleback - I don't hate them. They aren't terrible or anything like that. I'll listen to them if I have to. But honestly, they're like a band that makes only B sides.

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    They are on the same level as Green Day to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudo View Post
    I realize that modern music is pretty hardcore when it comes to sex and drugs. But I have to disagree with your 50% rating. Singing about wanting to strangle your cocaine addicted, alcoholic, jizz covered mistress with no self respect is prettttty low on my list.
    TBH, seems pretty tame considering the genre: generic rock/alternative.

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