Originally Posted by Renegade™
Mister Hands, you should quit while you're ahead.
This whole "let's hate the bands that actually get airplay and mainstream coverage, while my favourite bands aren't given a fuck about" attitude is beyond pathetic, and you're just a carbon copy of every other numpty who acted the same before you. Big deal, Nickelback are popular, big deal Creed are. Good on them, they found a formula that works.
Where did I say the fact they're popular is the reason I don't like them? The numerous Kings of Leon, Lily Allen and John Mayer albums in my collection should put paid to that notion. What I'm looking for in the rock music I spend time on is a spark of creativity, or a great voice, or some outstanding musicianship. The bands I'm picking on have none of that and less, and that's
why I pick on them. They make bad music - objectively bad music.
Which isn't to say you can't enjoy them - everyone has guilty pleasures. But the reason they're picked on so much isn't because they're popular. It's because they're terrible.