Most Overrated Music Artists
The Top Ten
Anyone with any taste KNOWS the Rolling STones are so much better and just as old and groups just a couple years after like the Who, Queen, Nazareth etc are SO much better technically. John lennon was a disgusting narcissist who preached peace while beating his wife and leaving his first son out of his life. He was Gross. And is immortalized as some martyr, just what he would have wanted.
You are telling me that the Beatles are overrated? They discovered modern music and that's all you got to say!? This is ridiculous. The Beatles are the greatest band of all time and if anything,they are underrated!
The may be overrated but that doesn't mean that they are bad - DrayTopTens
Okay people listen up the Beatles and Led Zeppelin?
They aren't of this era. Their music was true music. Rest of the artisits here use Auto tune. Like all of them. They didn't have that. They didn't have your electronic pre defined beats. They made them. They shaped the music as it is today.
Yeah, you people hate Kurt Cobain and Eminem and Metallica and all of those great people? Tell me, what's so great about the Jonas Brothers? Beep, nothing. They have been making mediocre music for WAY too long, I'm fed up, all the straight guys are fed up, they're only going on because Disney-addict girls love them and gay people love their skinny jeans. Period. They SUCK. Please disappear, guys.
I didn't know they were still rated by anyone.
These comments are so dumb. You would rather have a forgotten teen boy band most people abroad haven't even heard of on of the list than Metallica, Eminem or The Beatles, who are the most famous artists of their genres and overshadow many others. Maybe you just confuse overrated with bad. - Alkadikce
They are not overrated as everybody knows that they are Flops35 Comments
Jesus Christ they're ALWAYS #1 AH - AlphaQ
I don't get why they are higly acclaimed! Their music is good but average nothing iconic or legendary! In few years they will be almost forgotten! - AliBab
They’re good, but sometimes people go too far with their praise for the band, especially for Chester Bennington... - Misfire
They are good but brought nothing new to music! Rap & Rock? Run DMC did the first mega rap rock hit with Walk this way! which fused both genres perfectly! Rap & Metal? again no! bands like korn were doing rap metal a few years before them! yet their fans give them all the credits for it! they do have some good music but nothing classic! their fans overrate tem toom much! - AliBab9 Comments
Led Zeppelin is very bad band, always plagiarising and no originality and people like this excuse of a band. - AlphaQ
They're not overrated. I mean yes in the way that they didn't create hard rock or heavy metal and people give them a lot of praise for that. But also no because they are a top 5 best bands of all time. Not the best though. To the guy below me me, there is an actual list of all the songs they "stole". It's a lot by the way and I agree Stairway isn't one of them.
Actually, Led Zeppelin stole a minority of their songs. Their best ones are either falsely accused of being copied, or their own works. Stairway to Heaven and Heartbreaker come to mind. The band was a great band and is not overrated because they had such a monumental impact on music now.
I very like this band. But rock is not just Led Zeppelin!4 Comments
Beyonce is very much overrated. She a copycat and a thief. There isn't an original bone in her body. She is very shady and her fans are mean. She doesn't even try to ask them to chill out. Her song "formation" had nothing to do with black power, it's more like Beyonce power because the song is all about herself and "defending herself" cause of the haters. It even pushes sterotypes. She claims she's a lady but ladies don't walk around half naked shaking their junk in your face and telling the world what she does behind closed doors. Also she claims to be for the black community but when bad things were happening to the black community she was silent. She's even at one point wore a coon/Sambo jacket (a racist depicton of a black person). If you don't believe me look it up. This woman is a walking contridiction who ONLY does something to further her only agenda which is to be rich and famous. Sadly no one cares or notices cause she's pretty, can kinda sings and dance. I wish the world ...more
Most overrated artist EVER
Beyonce might be good but there is no denying that she is quite overrated
Beyonce might be pretty but she hasn't done anything in the past couple of years with her music other than sell her sex appeal9 Comments
My Chemical Romance is some whiny pretentious emo and how talks about average emo things and they suck. - AlphaQ
My Chemical Romance is, like, amazing. They have pure talent. They play their own instruments, and don't have just one drum beat or guitar line. Especially their bassist, who has some of the best bass lines I have ever heard. And to ShallowCal, the Beatles suck. They have no talent at all. I would actually put the Beatles for number one as the most overrated artist. The Beatles have no talent. The Beatles are overrated. The Beatles are not artistic. The Beatles cannot spell correctly. The Beatles suck. Metallica is amazing. My Chemical Romance's songs come deep down from the heart. Their instrumentals are amazing. And if you don't believe me, search My Chemical Romance-Teenagers on YouTube and listen for the the bass line. I guarantee that it is amazing. If you don't think so, I suggest you go see an ear doctor coase you're probably going deaf or something.
Nice opinion on My Chemical Romance, but The Beatles don't suck. They are superior! - TristGamer
THESE GUYS ARE SO TALENTED AND SO UNDERRATED THEY NEED TO BE TAKEN OFF OF THIS LIST!
This band is not artistic, they suck. How can you people say that zeppelin, hendrix, and avenged are overrated they're great? The beatles are great, but I can see where you're coming from since everyone always says they're the best. As for Metallica, Lars Ulrich needed pro tools to keep him on time. - shallowcal5 Comments
Totally agree, his singing awful, he made rap music mediocre, and he is among the most narcicistic human ever! Most of his so called great accomplishment are self-proclaimed! A great artist doesn't consider him or herself great! They just are! - AliBab
Way overrated,I cannot stand him anymore
Lift Yourself is the greatest song ever, what are you on about?
He should be #5. People comparing MBDTF and Yeezus to Recovery and MMLP2 lololololol...production isn't everything. - WonkeyDude981 Comment
It's one thing to be a musician, but be a little creative. And creative is one thing she's NOT. It seems like all she ever sings about are break ups and constantly comparing herself to popular people, and nothing else, which gets kinda boring after a while. She is NOT creative AT ALL when it comes to her music.
Deals with things in the most obnoxious and childish way
Let me explain to you why she's overrated (This is my opinion if you disagree that's fine)
1. Her singing is not that good a
Why do I say that well its because of two reasons. The first reason is because her vocal style is very predictable this mostly applies to her country songs but some of her pop songs are like this two she would start ofd at around mid lever then after each verse her vocals would get higher (she tries to anyway) and a lot of her songs are like this I wouldn't mind this if the songs were good but they aren't. The second reason is her vocal range she only has around 2 Octaves and as a result she can't hit very high notes and as a result her vocals aren't that good.
2. Most of her songs are about the same subjects.
Also of her songs are usally about her breaking up with one of her many boyfriends or her bragging about something or her saying she doesn't care about her haters even though she clearly does because if she didn't then why the hell ...more - christangrant
She has one of the worst fandoms with an annoying hypocritical Fanbase. All her songs sound the same and are always on the radio. I don't understand how everyone still loves her.11 Comments
Bono is a pretentious poseur and his vocals are so overwrought that I wonder if he is ready to burst into tears-crocodile tears
I think they are overhated, if anything. - Misfire
Are you kidding me?!? How can they be overrated if they've got Bono - hyrbid249
The Edge doesn't play guitar as much as he plays pedals.3 Comments
I think when all music is considered, AC/DC is pretty good. BUT! Whenever people mention rock from the 70s and 80s, AC/DC is SO loved. When it comes to back in those days, I think many other guitarists are better. There are also way better drummers and better lyrics. One of the things I do like are the bagpipes, and I like them a lot. But just because I like them, doesn't mean I won't admit they're overrated.
Actually, they're overrated. I think they wrote only 2-3 good songs, they are a great band to know rock, but after that there are many others musicians better than them, with greater riffs and melodic lines (not only the "aa" of Thunderstruck).
singer is not that good guitar player is average nothing really special. -
They were the best band ever, but everything after Back in Black isn't real ACDC. - FrozenHatingPokefan2 Comments
Many like this band but this band annoys me a lot - ronluna
THE GOAT? NAH, He'S very good and made classics but he's not even Top 10. - AlphaQ
I do like some of his work because of the relatable factor...I think he's definitely not overrated considering the standard of other rappers these days...Yes, the fans can be really exhausting at times especially on a site like this..All and all he's quite good but claiming him to be the greatest artist of all time is pushing the boundaries of insanity.. - Arhaan95
72? Queen at 16? I cannot go to any music lists without seeing these annoying Eminem fans. I rate this sexist and homophobic excuse for a rapper 0/10. - 445956
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To me, they are the best rap band I heard in a while, but yes they are overrated - shawnmccaul225 Comments
Michael jackson is not overrated
Vocally he is a bit overrated but the with rest he is unbeatable! - AliBab
So overrated. They don't really have good talent but of course they had to win the X Factor because all the girls had to vote him from their boyish looks. Even worse, they went to North America which then got really annoying. How is One Direction even 96 on this list? They should be in the top 10!
I don't hate their music nor am I a directioner. Most of their music is just eh!
This has no talent at all, they can't write their own songs, they do autotune, they use loop every choruses, famous because of the looks, over played at the radio which makes their garbage stuck in peoples' heads and the Idiot named Niall thinks he can play the guitar if he can just strum a 3-chord song which is very easy for 6 year old kid, he bought a Gibson Les Paul I bet that guitar was crying for a real guitarist and they make ugly synth beats.
From the moment they released their first album, I was automatically NOT on board with One Direction. Their fans are SO annoying and their talent might as well be featured on Kids T.V. rather than in the music business. But then again, they're actually better than a lot of stuff on the top 40.. - shiftaltkey26 Comments
She's more appeareance tham music talent because of her and Elvis well at least he had a good voice, they made appeareance more relevant than music talent Yuck! - AliBab
Has everybody getting tired of her new songs and performance? Well, so do I because she bores the hell outta me. Another thing is that she made the people of Colorado mad at her for bringing fake guns, which means that they had a fear of gunfiring just like the movie theater while watching Dark Knight Rises!
Desperate to relive glory days...
She might have an irritating media persona, but her music is certainly not overrated. Allright her last couple of albums haven't been that good. But there are hardly any better dance records than Ray of Light and Confessions on a Dancefloor.
The one thing that bugs me about Mariah is her inability to make a consistent album. Somebody needs to watch over her while she's making these albums, because you don't put a super upbeat song, then a sad emotional ballad, then another upbeat dance jam, and then a mid tempo just at the start of the album! Her songs are great as stand-alone songs, but trying to listen through her albums is very hard. I also think she lacks emotion in her ballads, a lot of the time I find her ballads very boring and unfinished, and I actually love good ballads. Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Nicole Scherzinger, James Ingram, Peabo Bryson, Whitney Houston, all of these artists have made some great ballads. They have the right amount of emotion where they can make you just feel it in your soul, and even get emotional. Mariah does not have that. She's much better at making upbeat songs, or sexy songs. Ballads are not for her. Sometimes her voice even cracks in her more recent ballads, no thanks! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
Boring songs with nothing to them
Black Veil Brides is just cancerous. - AlphaQ
Screw whoever put this here, this band is amazing.
And whoever said that most of Coldplay's songs sound similar has no clue what they're talking about. Each album has it's own unique sound.
This band used to good... - shiftaltkey
What the hell? Coldplay is far from overrated. I love this band. Why do people love Justin Bieber and all that other crap we have today?
Really the only reason I voted for Coldplay is because they stole a tune from bloody Pokemon of all places on their song clocks4 Comments
Really? She tends to get a lot of hate. - AlphaQ
Ariana has overstayed her welcome in the music industry. A talented voice is not the only thing you should have, but she relies on that and makes overproduced pop music that's bland and kind of boring. - shiftaltkey
Ariana is so overrated it hurts. She's so bad at singing! She sounds like a dying cat and a dog whistle remixed into a voice. And poor Ariana was "blessed" with such a high and screechy voice. Everyone loves her for no reason I can identify. She only had a temporary acting gig and became slightly inappropriate and "attractive". I say she is way too loved for no reason.
I like her music but still find her a tad bit overrated. - allamassal7 Comments
How is he overrated? Everybody understands he sucks. - I80
Fullwalking2 100,000,000,000,000,000,000+ do not hate Justin Bieber now please plan your funeral, plan your funeral songs, do you want to be buried or cremated? Do you believe in the afterlife or are you an atheist. Fullwalking2 R.I.P. you Bieber hater.
His mom named this dude after the man who created the song baby when he was born, that says it all really about his bad family and his bad antics and singing - Morefunthanfun
This should be first followed by 1D.13 Comments
Their good but their music average nothing iconic! - AliBab
Whoever has included A7x on the list doesn't have any clue about this band and their music...I'm not a fan of Avenged Sevenfold but I respect for what they've done and accomplished...These guys are extremely talented there's a not a shade of doubt about that...People just find it cool to hate on 'em even though they've never had a taste of their music...A lot of unjust hate stems solely because of their apparent rabid fan-base and popularity which I reckon is a very silly reason to hate/dislike something..And also the band members are very humble and polite and always care about their fans which is the part of the reason why I appreciate 'em even though I listen to their song once in a while...And as for the musicianship (whether you agree or not) they're among the best bands out there today..Saying that they suck and sound the same in each and every album is being ignorant and ridiculous...They've always been experimental giving each and every album they've released so far some ...more - Arhaan95
One of the most overrated, mediocre bands I've ever had the displeasure of hearing. The only one who even had anything even remotely resembling talent was their drummer, yet even so, he was quite mediocre himself. - ybothermatt
Annoying metalcore generic sound, extremely overrated guitarist, bassist, drummer and singer as well. They are like the pop of metal, annoying as hell.2 Comments
Slipknot are underrated.
The first time I saw a band photo of Slipknot I thought they were some Gwar style comedy metal band who were making fun of wannabe-tough guy nu-metal. With the masks and the 9 bands members I thought their was no way this band was serious, it had to be a joke.
But no, they were actually a real band.
In my opinion, Slipknot is not a good band. But somehow, everybody is talking about them. I don't know why- They are very over-rated.
Heart are not overrated in any way! They deserve way more attention, just look at songs like Crazy on you, Barracuda, These Dreams, Alone, Straight on, Magic Man, What About love, and All I wanna do is make love to you! With all these great songs they deserve a lot more credit than they are given!
They are actually highly underrated! Those girls can rock as goid as Led Zeppelin but are rarely given their due recognition! Barracuda is as good as Black dog or whole lotta love! - AliBab
But they're not overrated? I would say underrated - Userguy44
If you see most of the music list on top tens they are number 1 - extremely overrated. They had like 3 good songs in 30 years.3 Comments
How? Kendrick Lamar composed the Black Panther album, and his old stuff is legendary, especially M.A.A.D. City. He talks about the problems that the African-American community is facing as well as his internal problems that he deals with on a daily basis. His genre is Conscious Rap, and I like it. - shiftaltkey
Most overrated rapper of all time. No debating. Nas is not really overrated. 2Pac is a legend and is not overrated. Biggie is a little overrated. Jay-Z is overrated now but he used to be a good rapper. Eminem is extremely overrated but he's done his work to be talked about as one of the best, even if I don't enjoy his music. But this guy, Mr. Kendrick Lamar, is about as overrated as it gets. It's one thing to have talent, and lyrics, but if you can't put together a good song with all of that, then I just don't know what is wrong with you. TPAB sounded like a bunch of noises, not music. It had three or so good songs. If he could put those lyrics over better production, maybe he wouldn't be as bad, but his voice is still a problem. His voice sounds like a 12 year old who just got kicked in the vag. He needs to stop that cartoonish crap, especially if he's trying to be lyrical and he wants us to take him seriously. - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
How? top 5 of the 2010s easily. DAMN was meh but to pimp a butterfly and m.a.a.d city are fantastuc
The problem with this band is that they think they're so edgy, but they're really only appealing to the white girl who thinks she's edgy but really not. This sort of alternative rap-rock could've been pretty good, but they catered to the most suburban audience I can think of. - shiftaltkey
I do listen to them often, but I don't find them edgy. Maybe with a couple of songs but that's not their main goal. They have meaningful lyrics as they have the ability to appeal anybody. Not everyone will like them but they do hold purpose to the ones who do. I'll admit they do have overrated songs but they have songs that are way more deserving like Taxi Cab or Lovely, etc. - 0w0uwu
Strong disagree, I love them. If anything they're underrated. I think most people who hate them take one look at the state of the fandom (especially back in 2016-2017), assume the worst, and direct that hate at the band themselves. It's better to judge something in its raw form, on its own, without considering the opinion of the fans. When I look at Tyler and Josh, I don't see them 'trying to be edgy'. I just see them being themselves and creating expressive music. if you listen to their songs, they actually have super artistic lyrics and sound compared to most other Pop artists today.
TL;DR separate the art from the fanbase.
also it's cool how this is 21st on the list when I saw it
Complete garbage. The only song of theirs that's kind of ok is bohemian rhapsody... BUT EVEN THAT DESTROYS A CLASSIC! That's their biggest strike for me. The bohemian rhapsody is one of the all time greatest songs and to remake it the way they did is an atrocity. TheI only true fans are the Starbucks going girls that can't live without an hourly injection of pumpkin spice. There's nothing artistic about moaning into a microphone and whaling.
Mediocre at best. Annoying fan base that thinks they are the best artists alive. Sing about edgy stuff4 Comments
She should in the top at least! She made that stupid autotune popular which have killed good singers! - AliBab
She's overrated, but I like to hear her sing. - shiftaltkey
100% overrated but still awesome - spodermanfan1000
I can't think of any artist who has overstayed her welcome more than her. She never had the greatest singing voice, but she used to have good songs and was sexy while still being classy. Now, she walks around half naked and makes music that is borring, repetitive, annoying, or some combination of the above. How could she go from making good songs like "Take a Bow," "Don't Stop the Music," "Unfaithful," and "Russian Roulette" to making garbage like "Birthday Cake," "Pour It Up," "Bitch Better Have My Money," and "Needed Me"? Rihanna has been in the music industry too long, and she has little to offer people anymore than horrible songs and attempts at trying way too hard to be sexy.
Overrated on this site, underrated in the real world. - Misfire
On this site, she is near, if not at, the top on many best music artists lists, but hardly anyone else has even heard of her. - allamassal
What is the thing
She's so overrated here on the top tens, that it's not even funny.4 Comments
Their music is really dry and tasteless not much feeling to it. I find it depressing when I listen to their music, in my opinion they are seriously overrated as a band and as musicians. Kurt Cobain is not that great of a guitarist (junkie, tried to commit suicide 5 times by intencional overdose, finally doing it by a shotgun to the head and many other things that caused me a terrible impression), Krist Novoselic is an average bassist (but has a very boring style, doing everything that the guitar does), and then there's Dave Grohl. Out of those three Dave is the only one that has my respect he is an amazing drummer. Nirvana and the rest of the grunge movement killed thrash metal just when it had become popular and had taken down the travesti glam metal movement (this is not intended in an offensive way, I am only supporting my opinion)
If all the people in the world had a good taste in music this wouldn't have been here in this list not even at 47.
Why so low? - zxm
Nirvana is the best. Kurt Cobain is great with the grungy vocals, Dave grohl and krist novoselic are great with drums and bass too.
Although half of Nirvana's fans are posers buying Nirvana t-shirt and hitting the streets but when you ask them they say "no I just like the shirt" exc...
Nirvana is not overrated as you think it is. Don't believe in those posers.
In My Feelings s overhated but he gets hate but he also gets way too much fans too so therefore he overrated. - AlphaQ
He's now the most successful musician ever. This is sad - Unnamed Google User Remade
His 2018 hits all went straight to #1 on the Hot 100 despite not really being that good, and In My Feelings is god-awful but has been #1 for 9 weeks. - allamassal
He's such a bubble gum soft rapper and is not even worth listening to.
No way they are overrated.
I don't hate 'em its just that I don't care about their music...by the way R.I.P. was a very good album even though I've listened to only half the songs on it...I really wanted to like this band but the vocalist just wears me out.. - Arhaan95
Her "music" makes me want to barf
She was popular when I was in elementary school, and really don't like her. - shiftaltkey
She can't even sing! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
Eh, some of her hits are overrated, but she's lowered down on music hits. Her album Cheek to Cheek didn't have any singles, and Till It Happens to You wasn't even a hit either. - Swellow
Sounds the same in every song, he's the overrated male rapper ever,
Truely horrendous but I wanted to vote for the most overrated guitarist of all time- ed Sheehan I haven't played guitar in nearly 4 years and I can play all his songs easily
Maybe his vocal skills are a bit overrated but the rest is deservedly praised! - AliBab
His stuff is really hit or miss for me personally, and his lyrics are really corny as hell. But I will say great voice though.
This shouldn't even be on the list. He was one of the best music artists of all time. Sadly some stupid person treated him badly and Michael died. - MasterCreepy
He's good but not the best!7 Comments
She was so underrated if anything. Take her off this. Her voice and style were unique.
Just because she died in that way doesn't mean we need to worship her and act like everything she did was perfect. She's not Jesus after all. - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
The most overrated chick of all time - DaWyteNight
Hate this slut with a burning passion - RnBLover
Admittedly I don't know them too well, but just judging their most popular stuff, I really don't get what people like about them. It all feels so boring and unimaginative, even beginning to argue they even play in the same league as The Beatles seems so completely delusional to me.
Katy Perry can't sing and her songs are boring and generic. At least Rihanna makes some catchy songs that get stuck in your head in a good way. Katy's songs just annoy the heck out of you or just leave you with no impression at all because of how boring they are. If it weren't for her enormous breasts, nobody would care about her. Don't no straight guy like katy perry for her voice/music! Right from the start with that piece of crap I Kissed a Skank, I knew this girl was a joke and a waste of space. She even sold out for her fame. - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
Katy should not be in this list!
I don't understand how this TALENTLESS can be sooo OVERRATED. She doesn't have a voice! She may be good with acting but she extremely sucks at singing.
He only made like one song - hiphopgod
I had listen to it and it kills my ears - ronluna
Very annoying, not appealing, one of the worst band - ronluna
Disturbed needs to be in the top 10 of this list.
They're the definition of overrated.
They're sellouts, not that they were ever good.
Everyone thinks they're good when they're actually crap.
The vocalist has no range, and the musicians (especially the guitarist, and drummer) have no creativity and those are the reasons why a lot of their songs sound a like.
Little 10 - 13 year old kids think they're "heavy", no they're not. They're not even metal, nu-metal is not metal.
Disturbed just sucks, and they need to go away! - Chris113
Not a BAD band by any stretch of the imagination, but really overrated. Their fan base is terrible. On this site they vote for Metallica in everything, even things like "best riff". Really other riffs are better, but they just vote for Metallica.
Very overrated band. - LedSabbath
Even though I'm not their biggest fan nor I like their most recent albums I gotta say that their haters are as annoying as their fanbase. - Solariser
I am a Metallica FAN, no jokes! When it comes to this list, hell yeah Metallica was a bit overrated. They are all over the other top ten lists mostly because of us, Metallica fans. Yeah, they are really great band with great line up too but most voted them because of their popularity, not to mention lack of knowledge about another bands or field of music.
Metallica is my number 1 favorite band but that doesn't mean they have to be top of the line in every single list. Most Metfan clearly doesn't understand that. Enough said.
By the way, Bieber, Miley Cyrus, 50 Crap should be placed higher, and Eminem is talented, not overrated. - Pyansickness
Once upon a time, they were the greatest metal band in the world. Unfortunately, such is no longer the case. It's a shame how they have fallen and how we still cling so desperately to the remains of a once-great metal monster.
I liked them, but after the Black Album they started to get weak. - InsertNameHere11 Comments
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