Good Bands/Music Artists with Ridiculous FanbasesCrimsonShark A fanbase is a very powerful representation of a music artist, symbolizing support, love and devotion. And while many deserve those, some of that can go a little too far regardless.
Which music artists or bands do you think are good, but have a fanbase that tends to polarize you?
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Per ridiculous mass-voting in recent lists. Also, keep in mind this list isn't about BAD singers, its actually the opposite, except many tend to have a rather polarizing fanbase. - CrimsonShark
He won the China version of "The Voice", and has over 1 Billion fans, he will be topping a lot of lists very soon.
Abyss of absence > Kudaibergen - EliHbk
Ridiculous fanbase?! Yes, we are mad about the boy! Great singer, musiacian, artist! He deserves great admiration! 👏 and people appreciate his nice personality and big heart! 🌺.V 14 Comments
This is the first good music artist I think about in terms of a polarizing fanbase. Furthermore, Slayer is the trope definer of this. A lot of people have already pointed out how rabid, crazy and single-minded the fanbase could get. For more, check out Coverkillernation's "5 Reasons why People Hate Slayer". He also placed it at 1st on his "Top 10 Rabid Heavy Metal Fanbases" list as well. - CrimsonShark
"SLLAAAYYYEERR" - Jared Dines, referencing elitists. - EliHbk
Everyone's talked about this one, so I'm not going to waste my time beating on a dead horse. - CrimsonShark
I don't care for this band anyway.
They act like LP are Gods
Where do I begin with this? As much as I adore Trivium, its elitist fanbase pisses me off a lot, always complaining about the latter albums being disappointing and how the band "sold out", which is clearly BS as Trivium was a relatively popular Metal band since 2005. Sure Ascendancy and Shogun are some of 2000s Metal's greatest, their later discography is great too. In fact, the vocal delivery in those are actually better than what was provided in their earlier days. - CrimsonShark
I'd tie this with Metallica, considering how much of the fanbase whines about Metallica having "sold out in the 1990s" and treating Dave Mustaine badly when Mustaine himself was the biggest jerk in the band. In addition, the 1990s was terrible for Thrash Metal, and Megadeth tried to do something different with Youthanasia onward, which concluded with a mess known today as "Risk". Even today, the fanbase continues to criticize Metallica for slight differences and minor problems and boast Megadeth as being "the pinnacle of Metal" when they themselves had their fair share of problems. - CrimsonShark
I love megadeth, but the problem is that they always bash on Metallica and their fans. - awesomedp900
Per Megadeth, except many of the fans keep bashing Dave Mustaine and Megadeth continuously, even after both bands came together in a truce around the 2000s. - CrimsonShark
It's not just Metallica fans bashing Megadeth, Megadeth fans bash Metallica frequently as well. - Metarock
True - venomouskillingmachine
Honestly most bands have bad fans and good fans
FAR too defensive. There may have been bands that were just as good, if not better than The Beatles during its time. The Beatles tend to represent many traits seen in an overrated band as well, the most prevalent being a series of elitist rock fans (Not all, mind you). While influential and certainly great, they deserve better than close-minded fans. - CrimsonShark
I don't mind them too much, but as many have said before, the fans are just way too defensive. - naFrovivuS
I used to be a overly defensive Beatles fan
The Beatles are alright but there are a lot of artists that I prefer more and their fanbase sucks to be honest-TheCoolGuy1V 1 Comment
Eminem is my favorite pop artist, He is a great rapper, but he is not a god. - wren6
What? This guy is trash and should not have a career! Screw him! - 445956
Eminem is amazing, but in my opinion, there's a handful of rappers that are better (Rakim, Immortal Technique, Tech N9ne, N.W.A, etc.). The worst thing about Em is his stuck-up fanbase who claim that Eminem is the greatest rapper ever when really he's the only rapper they tend to listen to (I.E. not even a proper Hip-Hop fan). In addition, the amount of fights the fanbase gets into against celebrities whom Eminem engaged in the past makes it worse. In conclusion, Eminem deserves better... - CrimsonShark
Great rapper with a terrible personality unfortunately :/. Gets worse when his fanbase tends to defend him for rather questionable reasons. - CrimsonShark
I've presented my arguments and got hit with typical arguments like "Classical is the superior genre everything else sucks," "She was praised by the greatest people ever who are you to judge," and "She worked so hard for this." I don't even hate her, I'm just saying there are so many other singers out there. - naFrovivuS
Much of her attention has kind of died down at this point. She's a great singer, but there's also a lot of other Talent contestants with great singing talent like Connie Talbot and Jonathan Antoine, which really don't get as much attention as they deserve. - CrimsonShark
People who don’t understand the tremendous praise and support Jackie Evancho receives around the world have never taken the time to actually listen to her music, or attend one of her concerts. I strongly suggest you make that time. People really do travel from all over the world just to experience a Jackie concert in person. Jackie Evancho voice commands rapt attention and respect, so don’t expect discordant bands, pyrotechnics, autotune, dancers, or other distractions to interfere with the gift she brings to her audiences. Jackie brings her talent to smaller venues of 800 to 2500 seat theaters to insure the entire audience the most intimate experience. No seat is a bad seat at a Jackie concert.
The way you're saying it, it seems like Jackie Evancho is the only person to ever perform for over 2500 people. Which of course isn't true. - isaaonrtdmtr
Not so much ridiculous, as just stoned all the time.
To be honest I don't even like them, but I know a number of people do, and I have to say my experience with the fans is just...awful. - naFrovivuS
Oh my word I do not like this band one bit. - CloudInvasion
You either have your chill fans like myself or your pretentious snobs. - cjWriter1997
He's not even a good musician - RogerWatersfan1999
This fanbase is just weird sometimes. - cjWriter1997
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