OT: Just when you don't think 2020 can 2020 any more than its already 2020'd

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Hell yes. More memes.

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Just recycle them, like they do with their music.

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The torch; be yours to hold it high.
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Why is Nickelback hated? I don't love them, but there is way worse music out there.

"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"

Is there?

Nevermind, that would be a whole different thread.

It's an offshoot of the hipster movement. Some rando decided that NIckleback was not cool, and it spiraled from there. Approximately 77.9% of the Nickleback haters have no idea why they hate Nickelback.

Leonard. Duh.

This is how you remind me.

*drum fill*
This is how you remind me of what I really am.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

I think your numbers are off. 100% of nickleback haters hate them because their music if the worst.

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

there are So many More bands and artists worthy of this level of hate that they have recieved

I, for one, am fully capable of hating multiple bands

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

If so, that rando is the best thing that could've possibly ever happened to Nickelback. (They're certainly not still around because of talent)

They were the most popular rock band for a moment despite having only about 4 distinct songs, even though they were decent and catchy. Everything else is a slight modification of one of those songs. From there it became a meme.

They memed themselves with their own songs, as it were.

Distinct??? Every song was the exact same

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Making that video was probably even easier than they thought it would be.

Ok fine, the vast majority of their songs after their debut album are just How You Remind Me all over again. But I didn't hear any Too Bad or Never Again in there.

I realize I just outed myself as someone who listened to Nickelback in 2002 and I don't care. I still stand by the fact that their first album was generally good and varied and they haven't done anything interesting since.

I listen to Nickelback in 2020 because I am not a follower. Silver Side Up was a good album.

Dont worry, I saw them in concert in 2002 in Savannah. Liked their music back then but cant say I look for it much now, hardly ever listen go the radio since I cant drive right now

I bought a bass a couple years ago and played it for about 6 weeks. I'm pretty sure I could step in and play bass for Nickelback right now. I think their bassist only knows one line. dum-dum dum-dum dum-dumdumdumdum.

Only job that's easier is being the drummer for AC/DC.

And I love AC/DC.

Click here to destroy wall.

Sounds like you'd do fine in any bluegrass band!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

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Their music is generic and uncreative.

Twitter me

Nickelback is bak.

It's a crazy world.



Welp, guess I'm drinking early today.

Bring it on!

I don't like them cause they study music charts to see why a song made the chart then they copy those song formulas so they can chart and be famous. They don't care if their music is ass. As long as it charts they are fine being mediocre


They are one of the boat load of bad post grunge bands trying to ride the wave wearing flannel, having a long blonde haired front man with raspy vocals like Cobain, and playing really watered down four-chord rock songs. Another example is Silverchair, the Australian Nirvana-esque group with the one weird song about a bathroom in hell or something.

Umm silverchair is actually decent imo Days of the new is my favorite post grunge band


This is just wrong. Silverchair is nothing like Nirvana. I remember back when they first came out and they explicitly said they were trying to be like Helmet.

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

These five words in my head, scream are we having fun yet:

"Yeah, yeah, yeah...

...no, no."

Haters gonna hate....but I actually enjoyed their Dark Horse album.

Vroom Vroom

The Miami of alternative rock

They BAK

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Yea I never understood where they hate came from. There is definitely worse music/bands out there... Sure a lot of their music sounds similar, but you can say that about A LOT of other artists/bands.

I feel like there is just a lot of followers/bandwagoners out there who hear it from their friends that Nickleback sucks and it's the cool thing to hate on them just because others say they hate them too... Reminds me when losers do "No Nut November" just because the internet told them to.

Bleeding burnt orange and chicago maroon

They get hate because their music is dumb as hell. Let's look at a few samples from their career:

"S is for the simple need/E is for the ecstasy/X is just to mark the spot/Cause the one really want"
"She'd be pissed if she could see the parts of you that I've been kissing"
"It's just a little hard to leave/When you're going down on me"

The idiotic lyrics (it's hard to believe a grown man wrote these) along with plastic, samey commercial production and repetitive song structures make Nickelback the music of 38-year-old divorced dads with herpes.

I dont think we want to start judging bands strictly by the dumb ass lyrics

"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"

Not strictly by the dumb ass lyrics, but also by the repetitive chord and song structures, the cheesy production, their tired themes, etc.

I heard a guy on the radio this morning describe Nickelback as the Florida Georgia Line of rock. And conversely, Florida Georgia Line as the Nickelback of country. Hilariously on point, I thought.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Thanks assholes I've had 'remind me' song playing in my head all day. Maybe this is what I really am.


A read somewhere this was at a metal festival with other acts including Metallica and Slipknot. Which is lol. What fans Nickelback does have I can't imagine overlapping with those bands.

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Lol me, i like all three of those and everything in between. Been to Nickelback concerts and Cannibal Corpse, Children of Bodom, Septicflesh, etc etc.


The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I haven't seen this anywhere, but please stop me if someone else made the observation first:

It's 2020, and all of the restaurants are struggling.

What if...just what if all of them go under...except...

...Taco Bell

...and Demolition Man predicts the future?

Hey, they came closer than anyone would've thought with Arnold becoming POTUS. He was governor after all.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Ah a discussion about how messed up 2020 has been turns into a Nickel Back thread?

The entire year got Munsoned!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

Their cover of "The Devil went down to Georgia" is sooo bad. I don't hate them but this was just awful and wrong.

Can't spell DBU without Bud

Never cover a classic unless you're a bar band!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

It worked out ok for Shinedown

QUICK MUSICAL TRIVIA OF THE DAY: name another band that covered The devil went down to Georgia?



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Hell yeah🀘😈


I'm of the opinion that shinedowns covers are terrible. On par with Five Finger Death Punch. And the radio dis love them. So, you get to hear the awfulness on repeat.

So I'm wondering about the zombie recreation. You a fan?

Years ago Chris Rock had a joke that seems relavant here. It went something like "Nobody will admit they like Hootie and The Blowfish. But they sold like 7 million albums, so some of y'all are lying!" For as much hatred as Nickleback gets, they keep selling albums and selling out concerts. Their longevity is impressive.

And then you learn that Clear Channel has a financial stake in Nickelback (i.e. Nickelback works for Clear Channel) and realize all those numbers are complete bullshit.

There is a real reason to hate them!

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."