To some extent, we’re all music lovers. We all have bands, or singers we enjoy following and will consume all of their music. As makes sense, not all popular bands are beloved by everyone. In fact, they can be divisive. In an online forum, music lovers commented on bands and singers they really don’t like. Here are ten of their most disliked bands and singers.
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Maroon 5 has been around since the 1990s, but some music listeners simply can’t stand them.
One person lays their dislike square on the lead singer, saying, “I don’t get how anyone likes Adam Levine? He doesn’t seem like a very nice person from everything I’ve heard. ‘She Will be Loved’ is the only song I can listen to and smile.”
I can’t think of one Maroon 5 song I enjoy.
Like other popular bands, Train has had their share of turnover. While they do have some popular songs, not everyone likes them.
One music fan explains why, saying, “That singers voice makes me wanna pull my ears off.”
That’s not exactly a ringing endorsement.
With songs like Detroit Rock City and Rock and Roll All Nite, KISS is beloved by many fans. They’re truly iconic.
Some people simply don’t care for them. One person explains why, saying, “KISS is a terrible band, with terrible music, played by mediocre musicians (at best), for the sole intent of making money by their own admission. And unfortunately they are a staple on classic rock radio/playlists. You know a band is terrible when their own fans are left with ‘they aren’t musicians, they are performers’ as their only defense.”
Some bands are truly creative artists. Others have one tune, defying logic as to why people enjoy them. Count Imagine Dragons as one of those acts.
Many people commented they simply don’t like the group. One person explains why, saying, “This [Thunder] is the worst song I’ve ever heard. Can I make millions by writing a song that repeats the same word over and over!?”
Kurt Cobain and his band were the voice of a generation. However, not everyone liked them. Worse yet, for some, their music lives on today.
One person explains their disdain, saying “Every time that Smells Like Teen Spirit comes on the radio, it makes me irrationally angry. That song is so ridiculously annoying. I hate it.
I have listened to other songs besides Smells Like Teen Spirit. I’m still not a fan. I was just using it as an example. While I can admit and acknowledge the impact that Nirvana has had over the years, I cannot stand the grunge sounding music style that they have.”
As a fan of Nirvana, I can get the dislike.
Swifties unite. Fans of Taylor Swift love her to no end. Others simply don’t get the hysteria.
“I’m a teacher and when students are into her, then are into her. The obsession is real and it’s insane.I was obsessed with Harry Potter growing up, so like, I don’t judge. You take what brings you happiness and you enjoy it. I just don’t personally get it. Her music (even the songs I’ve liked) still just feel mediocre at best for me,” adds one person.
It’s hard for me to disagree.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
I discovered the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1991. Their studio album that year was filled with hits. However, one thing became clear after that album: many songs sound similar.
One person agrees, saying, “Red Hot Chili Peppers have been making the same stinking song for far too long.”
Dave Matthews Band
Dave Matthews Band is likely my favorite band, but I know not everyone likes the band.
One music fan shares why, saying, “I’ve never enjoyed their music in the least, but as a musician I’ve always respected him. Definitely has his own sound, has the intelligence and humility to pack his backing band with top notch players, and really does kinda do his own thing. I can’t think of anyone that sounds like him aside from the copycats who came after and didn’t do it nearly as well. I just don’t like his voice though.”
That’s a fair point.
Country music isn’t what it used to be for many people. Many point to the influence pop music has on the genre.
One music listener points to Luke Bryan as one of those artists who aren’t really country, saying, “Luke Bryan and all those other poppy jerks. As a guy, I’m sure he’s great. He loves fishing and hunting and taking care of his land. That’s fine. But his lyrics are so bad I cant even call it country. Or any adjacent genre. Its at best Modern Southern Pop Rock.”
I’ve been a Foo Fighters fan for years, but one complaint many music listeners have is all of their songs sound the same. It’s hard to disagree with that.
“In my opinion they are boring. They are on the same level as Nickelback and I don’t get why so many people like them so much,” explains one person.
It’s a valid point.
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