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[-] [email protected] 32 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)
[-] SadSadSatellite 16 points 10 months ago

Duran Duran rules so hard I didn't know people don't like them

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[-] rapscallion 6 points 10 months ago

John Taylor is so underrated as a bassist. He was amazing in that band.

[-] xyzinferno 5 points 9 months ago

I didn't know Duran Duran was even disliked lmao

Been listening to Rio by DD as inspiration for a writing piece, and it's a pretty good song imo

[-] Hazdaz 5 points 9 months ago

People hate Duran Duran??

[-] [email protected] 4 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

Come Undone is one of the coolest songs I've ever heard. I've never been able to figure out if it's about living in the closet though. The lyrics could be interpreted as such, and the video definitely reinforces that concept.

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[-] [email protected] 28 points 10 months ago

I only found out a few years ago that Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm by Crash Test Dummies was commonly regarded as one of the worst songs of the 90s, but it reminds me of middle school and summers at the pool. Same with Sex And Candy by Marcy Playground.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 10 months ago

Hanging out, downtown by myself, and there's just too much Marcy, Playground in my head, and there it was

[-] GuyDudeman 4 points 10 months ago

Like Disco lemonade…

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[-] [email protected] 6 points 10 months ago

The other day I heard sex and candy for the first time in ages. I got immediate nostalgia. The song has a GREAT hook and I totally see why middle school me liked it. Sex. Candy. Cool vibe.

But hearing it now, i quickly realized the lyrics aren’t mysterious/poetic. They are meaningless and had nothing to say except repeating the chorus over and over and over because the words sound good together.

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[-] aaaantoine 24 points 10 months ago

Once you get past their boring singles, Nickelback isn't all that bad.

[-] BackOnMyBS 20 points 10 months ago
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[-] Jackthelad 12 points 10 months ago

I don't think there's that many people who dislike Nickelback. It just became trendy to dislike them, so people jumped on the bandwagon, regardless of whether they actually cared either way.

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[-] ChucklesMacLeroy 4 points 10 months ago

I tried because so many of my friends dig them. I just can't get past the songs that seem like they're written with a rhyming dictionary and they're full of teeny bopper cliches. I love the guitar tone and some of the riffs but I just can't get past those dumbass lyrics.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 10 months ago

I’ll say it, I like Imagine Dragons. They have some great songs, they just also have some radio rock drivel (oh god Thunder is bad). Also, I saw them live back in 2013 and it’s one of the best concerts I’ve been to.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 10 months ago

In 2022, they were my then-12-year-old child’s favorite band, so I took the kiddo to see the band in Milwaukee. Holy shit, they put on a FANTASTIC concert.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 10 months ago

My wife discovered them about idk... 6 years ago? She was crazy about their music. She listened to it all the time, and put the music videos on our home theater. Then out of nowhere she suddenly decided that she hates them. She still hates them to this day. I think it might be because their music is so repetitive that it sounds catchy at first and then gets really annoying. Whatever the reason, they cultivated a super fan and then lost her all within a couple of months.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 10 months ago

Unfortunately they became a bit annoying after a bit but looking back, they've put out some fantastic tracks that are hard not to groove to

Kinda like Nickelback. How can you not enjoy Rockstar

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[-] [email protected] 20 points 10 months ago

You could play me 10 random songs from my playlist and I could maybe name the artist of one of them. I'm so hipster even I don't know the bands I'm listening to.

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[-] ZeroTemp 18 points 10 months ago

Whenever I play shoegaze music it tends to upset my family.

[-] oryx 8 points 10 months ago

Slowdive is one of the greatest bands ever

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[-] Prettyblackroses 6 points 10 months ago

Shame on you

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[-] [email protected] 16 points 10 months ago
[-] Cheesus 9 points 10 months ago

It's such a catchy feel good song

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 9 months ago
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[-] [email protected] 11 points 9 months ago


Those who are into his music are really into it, and those who aren't generally really dislike it.

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[-] [email protected] 10 points 10 months ago

I actually like Nickelback and Matchbox 20.

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[-] FartsWithAnAccent 10 points 10 months ago

Mindless Self Indulgence: Yeah, the lead singer was obviously a piece of shit, but their music was still catchy.

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[-] Jimmycakes 9 points 10 months ago

Coldplay had some good ones

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[-] [email protected] 8 points 9 months ago

I see people hate on Imagine Dragons, Creed, and Nickelback (though the latter two not so much recently)... I like these bands.

[-] RetroGradeBE 5 points 9 months ago

Nickelback is good, especially the early music. Imagine Dragons is similar in that they both are kinda hated because their music is really mainstream and accessible, which is in my opinion a pretty weird reason to hate the bands.

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[-] PineapplePartisan 7 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

I’m not sure how many bands even sit in the widely known and also disliked by most Venn diagram. The only example I can even think of is Phish, which I can’t stand but I know a guy who lives his whole life around their touring schedule.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 10 months ago

An avid Phisherman, you might say?

[-] ChucklesMacLeroy 5 points 10 months ago

Phish is a weird one. When I listen to a whole record it kind of all sounds like one long song. An experimental variation on the theme. But live.... Holy s***. I'll go see him anytime they're close.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 10 months ago

Nickelback, although I barely listen to them anymore because my music taste changed

[-] SadSadSatellite 7 points 10 months ago

I think a lot of people got burnt out on sex and candy, but Marcy playground's first two albums are legitimately fantastic. I didn't even get into them until like 2018

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[-] [email protected] 6 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

Even though they seem to receive a lot of criticism and have a bad rep, and some people seem to really hate them, I've actually always liked Nickelback.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 10 months ago

The Strokes - Comedown Machine is often called their worst album but, id argue it's one of their best

[-] [email protected] 5 points 10 months ago

The Strokes in general are a fantastic band and there's been no album of theirs that I haven't enjoyed including Comedown Machine

[-] [email protected] 6 points 10 months ago

I’m a bit fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and really anything John Frusciante or Josh Klinghoffrr

[-] Hazdaz 7 points 9 months ago

Who the hell dislikes RHCP??

[-] [email protected] 4 points 9 months ago

You would be surprised. They seem to be a very love them or hate them type of band. They were pretty wild in the early days too (pre cali), so had some bad press during a lot of the me too/cancel culture thing.

I’m a huge fan of Frusciante. Like he’s basically the reason I learned anything on guitar.

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[-] xyzinferno 4 points 9 months ago

Been listening to more of them recently, and songs like Dark Necessities have been stuck in my head lmao

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[-] xfts 6 points 10 months ago

Modern day Smashing Pumpkins. The community is very split these days.

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[-] [email protected] 6 points 9 months ago

The Spice Girls

I can sing to you (badly) every single lyric of the first two albums

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[-] legion 6 points 9 months ago

I listen to a lot of stuff that would be widely disliked if it were widely heard. Extremely dissonant, abstract, and harsh avant-garde metal is for very few people. It's hard to describe it without sounding like a dopey elitist type, but I just like caustic, hostile, and often formless stuff.

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[-] MajorHavoc 5 points 9 months ago

My thread prediction was spot on. We all secretly listen to Nickelback.

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