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
Justin Bieber is better - 445956
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Not so much ridiculous, as just stoned all the time.
You either have your chill fans like myself or your pretentious snobs. - cjWriter1997
This fanbase is just weird sometimes. - cjWriter1997
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2. Linkin Park