Good Bands/Music Artists with Ridiculous FanbasesA 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?
The Top Ten
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.
Abyss of absence > Kudaibergen
He won the China version of "The Voice", and has over 1 Billion fans, he will be topping a lot of lists very soon.
So 1 in 7 people are fans, let alone even know who he is? That's pretty unreasonable.
Dimash’s fans are the hugest family in the world! Members of this family (from babies to grannies, any skin colours, any religious...) love and respect each other and Dimash is loved by everyone in this family
Worst metal fanbase
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.
"SLLAAAYYYEERR" - Jared Dines, referencing elitists.
Considering a chunk of fans are troubled teens (not insulting, so don't give me that, don't you even think about it) who find their music to be extremely relatable and has helped them a Lot more often than not, I completely understand them. Unlike some preppy girls who just ADORE Nickleback, LP has a lot of emotional value to them and sometime feel Chester and Shinoda, especially, that they owe them to defend them. Considering the formula of the musical power, the fans ages and how important the music might be, you can't say this is just a bad fanbase or you didn't expect it. Its like if I talked bad about your sister who helped you through hard times or something, I know some people might not care, but some people would be mad at me. Music, to some people, is a friend and they LOVE their friend. A friend that never puts you down and is always there for you. Just saying..
Everyone's talked about this one, so I'm not going to waste my time beating on a dead horse.
I don't care for this band anyway.
As a Linkin Park fan myself I must say the fanbase is really bad but I think it's because Linkin Park has many relatable lyrics and many LP fans are troubled pre teens or teenagers so we can get defensive.-DarkBoi-X
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.
I love megadeth, but the problem is that they always bash on Metallica and their fans.
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.
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.
I don't mind them too much, but as many have said before, the fans are just way too defensive.
I used to be a overly defensive Beatles fan
Fans of this band downright attack people that dislike them and claim that people are dumb for not liking a mediocre boyband.
The Beatles aren't mediocre, they're great. And most of the world are fans so yeah, it may seem weird that someone actively dislikes them.
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.
It's not just Metallica fans bashing Megadeth, Megadeth fans bash Metallica frequently as well.
Honestly most bands have bad fans and good fans
Eminem is great but he's not even Top 10 material. Plus, his fans are annoying and will bash any music made by Eminem's rivals or bash mumble rap unfairly.
What? This guy is trash and should not have a career! Screw him!
Eminem is my favorite pop artist, He is a great rapper, but he is not a god.
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...
This fanbase is just weird sometimes.
Whew, they can get crazy..
Great rapper with a terrible personality unfortunately :/. Gets worse when his fanbase tends to defend him for rather questionable reasons.
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.
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.
The most overprotective fanbase I have EVER witnessed. Never in my life have I experienced more harsh lashing out at anyone who has any form of minor criticism.
Look, if I have any minor criticism towards her, it doesn't make me a "hater" or a "Belieber." I do not deny her talent, I do not deny her actions, but I do have a basic right of disagreement. Do I find her to be a goddess? No. She's a teen, soon to be an adult in a few years to come, and once she gets there, what's going to distinguish her from other classical singers? Not much. As my brother once said, "She's not my type."
Please, fans of Jackie Evancho, note this. Music evolves. So should you.
I love Panic! at the Disco Brendon Has a great voice. and I love his songs.
It doesn't have a ridiculous fan base.
They are not the worst but some of them kind of are to be honest (I like their music though).
They're fan base is annoying aND act like Led Zeppelin is God. Overall annoyING - TheDarkOne_221b
Pink Floyd is one of my favourite bands but I can admit certain parts of their fanbase can be rather obnoxious. Especially the psuedo-intellectuals and the "I was born in the wrong generation" kids in their fanbase
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.
This is probably the best example on this list.I really like their songs(Especially Holding On To You and Car Radio) but most of their fanbase is rabid.-DarkBoi-X
We all love him and his music
Yes absolutely she is good but some of her fans act like she is the best singer and most original artist ever she has ridiculous haters as well though.
How’s she not higher
Always act like Nirvana are gods, whining about how the band above nirvana is better, give little to no reason on why they love nirvana, overall worse than LP's fan base - TheDarkOne_221b
He's not even a good musician