Top Five Artists You Need to Stop Hating

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Recently I addressed a subject close to my heart: bands I wish everybody would stop talking about for even five minutes. I even liked some of those bands, but I just can't stand to listen to them anymore because of overexposure. Thanks, social media!

Well folks, it's time for another intervention, and this time it's on the opposite end of the spectrum. Look, I hate some bands as much as any other sane person. We can all agree some bands are just bad, right? But sometimes people's vitriol for certain ones gets to a point where everybody just needs to chill out.

Like a never ending knock-knock joke, using these bands and musicians as your choice punchline has gotten old, and it's about time we all just learned to live and let die.


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5. Yoko Ono
Only on the bottom of the list because she actually does have a pretty loyal fanbase and following, Yoko Ono is a fantastic experimental artist who has made some incredible music in her lifetime. It's raw, it's powerful, and it's beautiful. It's not hard to see what John Lennon saw in her.

That is if you're not a frothing-at-the-mouth "she broke up the Beatles and all she does is scream" hater. If you are that guy, consider that the Beatles broke up for far better reasons than John Lennon's relationship with Yoko Ono. It was an inevitability. It was also more than 40 years ago.

And about her just screaming? Take a listen to The White Album again. If you don't appreciate experimental music, you probably are missing out on one of the key components that made the Beatles so important in the first place.


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4. Drake
Okay everyone, we get it, Drake is kind of a pushover. I mean, he's sensitive! To women! He treats them with respect! Gosh, what a loser. And he incorporates R&B into his music, something no real rapper would ever do!

Alright, look, I'm not the biggest fan of Drake's music myself, but by all accounts he seems like a good guy who makes decent pop music. If he was running around being a jerk to people like Justin Bieber, it would be totally cool to hate on him. But just because your girlfriend likes Drake better than you doesn't mean he's the devil.

At this point, the only person I really want to see running down Drake is Big Ghost, because he's actually funny about it! Everyone else, lay off.


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3. Creed
What I hate about Creed is that their music is so indebted to Pearl Jam I can only shake my head in disgust. The sad thing is that just as Faith No More beget Korn and Limp Bizkit, Pearl Jam beget Creed, and both were great bands! This is just what you get when you take real, aggressive, passionate music and make it water soluble.

What I can't deny is that while they are cold and calculated about their attempts to become popular by copying a sound which had already been successful for another band, the members of Creed on their own are actually very capable musicians. Actually, everyone in the band is pretty decent except Scott Stapp and his fucking Eddie Vedder impression.


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32 comments
notme
notme

The author has no place writing about music.  These bands are garbage.

Skeeterskier
Skeeterskier

Top 5 artists we need greater hate for:

1. Jason Aldean
2. Any "Chrisitan" rock band
3. Bon Jovi
4. Keith Urban
5. Daughtry

sodaholic134
sodaholic134

Jeez, the previous people who commented are a bit rough, eh? The author was just stating his opinion on a few things, and people go apeshit. Disagree with the content? Fine. But, don't attack his ability to write simply because you dislike what he wrote. Quite immature. 

To the author, keep it up. I thoroughly enjoyed the article.

kfries1
kfries1

Nice job, you trolled 11 people into thinking the article wasn't satire and got them to respond.

PS: You should have made it "Top 6" to include "Kings of Leon".
PSS: For more on Yoko's artistry and how Lennon enabled that shrill beyotch, read the liner notes to "Playground Psychotics". Zappa rules!

timebandit
timebandit

You are a joke, sir and so is this article.

Anse
Anse

Does this young man listen to music? 

PowerChordsAreEasy
PowerChordsAreEasy

Sorry, it's not just Scott Stapp that sucks. The other musicians in the band may be technically accomplished, but they have zero creativity. Every single thing they write is derivative, bland, and tired. They are not a "good" band in any sense of the word. Come on now.

robertonion
robertonion

you can take a break from coming up with blog ideas...the internet will be here tomorrow.

downdirty6661
downdirty6661

So 1 week it's bash 80's metal bands the next week it's defending Creed. Wow the downward spiral of the Houston Press continues. You guys need a Lester Bangs stat. At least that guy could write. This....this is just awful.

unclelijah
unclelijah

I would like to put some time into a reply but why bother? You are an idiot

gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

4 out of 5 are utter garbage; coldplay gets a pass for being so bland and innocuous that no one cares aside from your ex girlfriend who had no musical taste anyway. Seriously you get paid to write this drivel?

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

"It's weak, it's frigid, and it makes me want to puke with its wannabe Van Halen, misogynistic, dumb as a bag of hammers lyricism."

That's beautiful and I know what I'm tweeting/facebooking when I'm off Uncle Sugar's dime. I don't get the hate for Coldplay when there's so much love/meh for Muse. It seems like those roles would be reversed.

Cody Hardin
Cody Hardin

First we need to get over bands that are actually pretty okay/ good/great, now we need to stop hating artists who are universally panned? Yeah, just because lists get clicks doesn't mean they should get run.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry

This from the same writer who told us just a day ago that we need to get over Jeff Buckley.

Gareth Cobb
Gareth Cobb

Haha yeah, fuck it, i suck today at correct words. Hatred of nback and my son screaming stops my mind working. So THERE :p

Jon McGlaun
Jon McGlaun

I like Houston Press, but please, just fire the person posting on Facebook. "They're?" Really?

Gareth Cobb
Gareth Cobb

Oh damn, so many typos, the hatred fuels my fingers

Gareth Cobb
Gareth Cobb

Yeah no, the hatred must continue! They as a band suck, there songs suck, and most of the singer sucks. When douchebags walk off stage stamping his feet like a baby because (god forbid) someone is talking in the crowd, he deserves everything he gets! Talentless prick!

Carlitos Way
Carlitos Way

I don't think so. Nickleback still sucks. he he

Autumn Smith
Autumn Smith

I think most of the Nickelback hate was fueled by how upset their frontman got by it. That just made it so much more delicious! Check out the "I bet this pickle can get more likes than Nickelback" page saga and its feud with the lead singer. Spoiler: they DID eventually get more likes than Nickelback, before FB forced them to shut down the page due to his butthurt complaints.

tchanks88
tchanks88

As long as I can keep hating Green Day I'm happy.

Mike Campion
Mike Campion

Wow!! Thanks for ruining my day. Nothing worse then being reminded of how much you despise a band much less FIVE!!!

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