Good Bands/Music Artists with Ridiculous Fanbases

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 Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (Commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of a talent show "Singer 2017" in China where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide more.

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 is the best in the world!

Mumble rap > Dimash Koodooburgerface - AlphaQ

Abyss of absence > Kudaibergen - EliHbk

2 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. 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 currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

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.. - EliHbk

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

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.

1 Comment
4 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave 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

I love megadeth, but the problem is that they always bash on Metallica and their fans. - awesomedp900

5 Trivium Trivium Trivium is an American Heavy Metal band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. Their frontman, Matt Heafy, lead guitarist Corey Beaulieu and Bassist Paulo Gregoletto are the band's most consistent members and have appeared in every album since. more.

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

6 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 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

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. - SoldierOfFortune

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". 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

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

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 more.

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. - AlphaQ

What? This guy is trash and should not have a career! Screw him! - 445956

Eminem is my favorite pop artist, He is a great rapper, but he is not a god. - wren6

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

Whew, they can get crazy.. - EliHbk

This fanbase is just weird sometimes. - cjWriter1997

10 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 more.

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

The Newcomers

? Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. more.
? XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

The Contenders

11 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

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. - CrimsonShark

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.

1 Comment
12 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).
13 Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.
14 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. 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 Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters more.

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

15 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty 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 more.

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

16 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin was 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 more.

They're fan base is annoying aND act like Led Zeppelin is God. Overall annoyING - TheDarkOne_221b

17 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 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.
18 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. more.

He's not even a good musician

19 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. more.
20 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 more.

Oh boy - EliHbk

21 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. 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 more.
22 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 more.
23 K.S. Chithra K.S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.
24 Pink Guy Pink Guy
25 Death Death Death was an American death metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's more.

If you're a death metal fan, you'd know that Chuck's fans are just awful.

26 Car Seat Headrest

Has a large fanbase on Tumblr and Reddit that can be very hostile towards those who have even slightly different opinions on his music.

27 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.
28 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana 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. more.

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

29 Dream Theater Dream Theater Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", only to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.
30 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

As much of an ID fan I am, I also find the fanbase quite annoying at times. - TheDarkOne_221b

31 Billie Eilish Billie Eilish
32 BTS BTS BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment.
33 Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sings in alto. She is best known for her role as Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place.

Worstsinger with worstfans
Taylor's ass kisser

BAdd New Item