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?
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. - CrimsonShark
Abyss of absence > Kudaibergen - EliHbk
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.
I've never even heard of this guy. Who even is he?V 19 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
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
I don't care for this band anyway.
Everyone's talked about this one, so I'm not going to waste my time beating on a dead horse. - CrimsonSharkV 1 Comment
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
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
They are still great.
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 fanV 2 Comments
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
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
Whew, they can get crazy.. - EliHbk
This fanbase is just weird sometimes. - cjWriter1997
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.
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.
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
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.
Great rapper with a terrible personality unfortunately :/. Gets worse when his fanbase tends to defend him for rather questionable reasons. - CrimsonShark
You either have your chill fans like myself or your pretentious snobs. - cjWriter1997
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
They're fan base is annoying aND act like Led Zeppelin is God. Overall annoyING - TheDarkOne_221b
He's not even a good musician
Oh boy - EliHbk
If you're a death metal fan, you'd know that Chuck's fans are just awful.
Has a large fanbase on Tumblr and Reddit that can be very hostile towards those who have even slightly different opinions on his music.
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
Related ListsFireofhell666's Top 10 Favorite Bands/Music Artists Celebrities/Groups with the Most Ridiculous Fanbases Top 10 Weird and/or Ridiculous Video Game Concepts that Turned Out to Be Shockingly Good Games Top 10 Good Movies with Ridiculous Plots Top 10 Hipster/Cult Media Products and Music Artists that are Elevated to the Most Ridiculous "God Status" by Their Fans
1 year, 200 days old
2. Linkin Park