Good Bands/Music Artists with Ridiculous Fanbases

CrimsonShark
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?

The Top Ten

1 Dimash Kudaibergen Dimash Kudaibergen

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

Justin Bieber is better - 445956

2 Slayer Slayer ...read more.

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

3 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin 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.

Everyone's talked about this one, so I'm not going to waste my time beating on a dead horse. - CrimsonShark

4 Trivium Trivium Trivium are an American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. After getting signed to Roadrunner Records in 2004, the band has released seven studio albums and nineteen singles.

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

5 The Beatles The Beatles The 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.

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

Fans of this band downright attack people that dislike them and claim that people are dumb for not liking a mediocre boyband. - BoredJeff02

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. - SoldierOfFortune

6 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.

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

7 Metallica Metallica Metallica 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.

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

8 Eminem Eminem Eminem, 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 300 million records 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.

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

9 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

Great rapper with a terrible personality unfortunately :/. Gets worse when his fanbase tends to defend him for rather questionable reasons. - CrimsonShark

10 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

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

The Contenders

11 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
12 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive 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), ...read more.

Not so much ridiculous, as just stoned all the time.

13 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band 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.
14 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some ...read more.
15 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led 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.
16 Beyoncé Beyoncé Beyoncé 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.
17 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).

You either have your chill fans like myself or your pretentious snobs. - cjWriter1997

18 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive metal/alternative metal band, that was formed in 1990. ...read more.

This fanbase is just weird sometimes. - cjWriter1997

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