Top Ten Music Artists You Can't Criticize Without Being Attacked

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According to the logic of this website, hating these is the ultimate sin, when it truly isn't.
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1QueenQueen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

Over loved by teenage boys who are pumped up on their first surge of testosterone, and suddenly imagine that they are incredibly wise and important.

Yes of course, criticizing for good reasons is always fine. We should ask, what exactly are good reasons, and who gets to decide if they are good.

Most Queen fans are OK, but some fans disregard the band's career and simply overpraise Freddie Mercury or ignore a lot of their songs. - Swellow

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2The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

Thank you, Swellow! I like the Beatles, always have BUT they are overrated. They are! And whenever I voice this opinion, I have to watch my back from the attack of the Giant Killer Beatles Fans. - Britgirl

Because they're the best band ever and if Beliebers say hate things about the Beatles, they will be attack. - Metts

Here at top tens there are way more attacks on the beatles and attacks on beatle fans than there ever are attacks on the haters in return

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3Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

If LZ is over-rated, then every band is over-rated. They are in the top five music acts of all time, with a legitimate claim to the top spot overall. Nothing is perfect, but they are great, and even though many people do not like them just means that even more people do not like other music acts.

This zep fan admits that Led Zeppelin done many bad things.And they are overrated(little bit of ) - zxm

4MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.V2 Comments
5Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.

Back when he was alive, he was CONSTANTLY criticized, & attacked! - clusium

I'm probably one of the few people who WON'T attack you if you don't like him. - 906389

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6NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

Similar issue to Queen. Since Nirvana is very popular with casual fans, those fans who believe themselves to have superior and more serious musical taste decide that they can't be associated with anything that is so popular.

I admit I liked In Utero, but a lot of people just jump onto the Nirvana bandwagon after one listen of Smells Like Teen Spirit. - Swellow

I know a lot of Nirvana fans who have only listened to that one song alone. - LightningBlade

Nirvana is the most overrated band I have ever seen (and let's see how many votes or downvotes I get) - zxm

Both Linkin Park and Nirvana are extremely overrated but Nirvana gets my vote 'cause they're not genuinely overrated. Thumbs down if you disagree. - LightningBlade

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7Melanie MartinezMelanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

"She is actually good", so you are saying she is better than The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the other artists listed, which justifies her fans lashing out.

Intolerant to their idol getting bashed. They treat her like a special deity when she's nothing more than a mediocre singer. - Swellow

I don't know. Although the fans are like any other fans from any other fandoms and will attack you for the hate, she actually is good. - AnonymousChick

The fans are hyper-sensitive to any criticism at all.

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8Pink FloydPink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.

They are awesome. They are Gods of music. Gods of music can do bad things if you criticize them. - Music_Lover123

9AdeleAdele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

She has a few really overrated songs that people know her for. Most people like her for that alone and attack you for hating her. - MetalObsessed

Guessing this is a US thing. Most people in Ireland really hate her (Excluding me). - Swellow

The fans are deadly. They will do anything to you! - ProPanda

10David BowieDavid Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

9 months later, and the David Bowie troll is still getting turned on by adding Bowie to every list? - Swellow

This is more true than anything. How much criticism did the David Bowie "troll" get? - ProPanda

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?EvanescenceEvanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

Known for an average early 2000s nu-metal album with two substandard hits, then they faded away into obscurity. Amy Lee is an amazing vocalist, but she's basically the only reason the band is even famous. They are amazing, but people defend them for only two songs, and these are the people who say you can't hate metal or rock without listening to it. Within Temptation and Lacuna Coil, while having decent female vocalists, are admittedly much better. - Swellow

?The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceThe Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.

The Contenders

11PrincePrince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958, and died on April 21st, 2016. he was a music legend from the 80s up until his death, best known for songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry".

I have noticed that the contemporary radio stations that had not played his music in years are now playing it again.

I'm guessing he's now a broken base; One side thinks he only got famous from his death, while the other doesn't. - Swellow

Why do people attack you for criticizing Prince? I just don't like his music in my opinion. - Metts

12BeyonceBeyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.
13EminemEminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 172 million albums making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

This is what I know from a few of his diss tracks: He is VERY AGGRESSIVE when it comes to dissing that it's impossible to beat him in a battle so it's best to give him respect because if you do something bad you're screwed - AlphaQ

He's overrated by people that don't even listen to rap music. He does not represent casual rap. He is part of pop rap, just like Taylor Swift is part of pop country. In my opinion, a person should not say that someone is the best of a certain genre if they don't care about any other part of that genre.

DUde he's counted as hip-hop rap. I think you talking bout Drake cause he pop rap - AlphaQ

I can criticize him for being not up to par with his earlier stuff, even though his recent stuff is good. That being said, I look forward to his new album. - Satire

Eminem is my favorite but why can't I criticize him - Hiimme

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14Iron MaidenIron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and as of 2015, the band sold over 90 million albums.

I personally love Iron Maiden, but I won't attack you for criticizing them. - jack2244

15Black Veil BridesBlack Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.
16Linkin ParkLinkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

I don't like some of their songs, such as Crawling. - Swellow

17deadmau5Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for pioneering work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse. Notable songs include Ghosts n' ...read more.

He's not even in the top 5 for electronic music artists. Consistently average compared to artists of the same genre, yet he gets the most attention.

But in the end, he's not bad. - SwagFlicks

18The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.
19ColdplayColdplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

They suck don't care how many down votes I get

Actually us Coldplay fans are ok with criticism. It's the hatedom who will attack you. - ProPanda

20Twenty One PilotsTwenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

What is so special about this band? Genre bending has existed before, and artists such as Gorillaz or Zappa did it much better between these two. Then there's the Skeleton Clique, arguably the worst new music artist fanbase. - Swellow

In my opinion they really suck... hear me out on this one. For one, most of their songs consist of what's basically 3 chords. Secondly, their 'relatable' lyrics are as cringe-worthy as they are pathetic. Lastly, their lead singer can't even sing! (Not to mention most of their fan base is absolutely terrible) - Brobusky

If I say their songs are repetitive you can't understand them I am evil and dumb somehow. - MetalObsessed

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