Top 10 Most Overrated Canadian Artists

Jeffery0206
Well even if Canada has some great artistsand bands they got a few overrated ones as well. Overrated doesn't mean bad, it means too popular. Also Rush is by far more overrated than Three Days Grace just pointing that out.

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1RushRush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

@Jeffrey I think they deserve their popularity for how talented they are. They are amazing at playing their instruments, the best I've heard. And 40 years later and they still perfect it (I've seen them live twice) - ryanrimmel

We all have different opinions, I think Three Days Grace deserves there popularity and you don't oh well. As for Rush I never said they were terrible I'm just sick of people calling Rush "Best Canadian band" or something like that. Their good but I'm not sure about best. - Jeffery0206

I do agree that Rush is overrated, but they are still a great band. I just never really got into them, that's all. But I can definitely respect what they've done for rock music. - Alpha101

You say rush is overrated but not three days grace?
Rush are by far the most talented rock band of all time. They have the greatest drummer of all time in neil peart, and one of the greatest bassists ever in geddy lee (who also sings and plays keyboards)
They have very complex musical compositions, one of the best at doing so. To say they are overrated is absurd - ryanrimmel

Terrible band.

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2Justin BieberJustin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claimed that he was Part-Indian) and he's Christian. He's the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.

He has had a negative effect here on earth and has generally made the world a worse place with his horrid music and his run in with the law. If he disappeared, I think the stock market would go up and the middle class would flourish again

The fact that Rush is number one and he isn't really makes my head hurt. - MontyPython

Don't worry one day his music career will plummet to obscurity and he'll no longer make music whenever that happens I'll be rejoiced. - Jeffery0206

Yes. He's Canadian? I guess I'm not much of a hater than I thought.

Please put this girl back at number 1.

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3SloanSloan is a Toronto-based rock/power pop quartet from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Throughout their nearly twenty-five-year career, Sloan has released 11 LPs, two EPs, a live album, a Greatest hits album and more than thirty singles.
4Arcade FireArcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and RĂ©gine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.
5My Darkest DaysMy Darkest Days is a Canadian rock band based in Peterborough, Ontario consisting of lead singer Matt Walst, bassist Brendan McMillan, drummer Doug Oliver, and keyboardist Reid Henry.
6NickelbackNickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

I don't know about this. In order to be overrated, you have to be popular in the first place - ryanrimmel

Nickelback, the Tragically Hip, and Bachmann-Turner Overdrive are three big reasons I don't listen to the radio. - PetSounds

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7Neil YoungNeil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.

Neil Young is the most overrated musician of all time.

Ug, I hate you. even if you don;t have patencie for the beautiful acoustic songs you have to like the hard rocking rocking in the free world. - RecklessGreed

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8The Guess WhoThe Guess Who was a Canadian rock band formed in 1962. The band was formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is mostly known for their hit "American Woman".V1 Comment
9Three Days GraceThree Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.
10DrakeAubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.V1 Comment

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11TriumphTriumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States.
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