Most Overrated Music Artists
The Top Ten
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.
They are not overrated as everybody knows that they are Flops
Who still cares about them? - RogerWatersfan1999
Who the hell put Eminem on this list? Eminem is the ' king of rap.
Eminem is extremely overrated, but no one said he was bad, in fact, that and overrated are two completely different things. You could love something and still find it overrated. - 3DG20V 31 Comments
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.
Get them first. - Userguy44
In my opinion they aren't even good. Their music is very hard to listen to and actually enjoy, however that is just my opinion. What is objective reality though is that they are overrated.
Ok, I'm on the fence with the Beatles. They have composed some really good music, including the entirety of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club and other Psychedelic stuff. They've also composed some really dumb stuff. But all 4 of them are legends and leaders of a cultural movement. - shiftaltkeyV 31 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
Yes she is pretty and used it... has a perfect PR
Admittedly she is a good singer, but I've never felt she was as talented as her "goddess" praises fans proclaim. in my opinion she's not even one the most talented of her generation.
Beyonce might be pretty but she hasn't done anything in the past couple of years with her music other than sell her sex appealV 7 Comments
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.
You people are nuts to make out U2 as more overrated than One Direction, Taylor Swift, and Beyonce.
I mean, U2 makes (or, depending on your opinion, made) good MUSIC. There's a reason they were the most powerful band in the world after The Unforgettable Fire until Nirvana released Nevermind, and it's not a hard reason to see. - Aaronardo
Only guitarist famous for not really doing much, hopeless
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!
No doubts! Led Zeppelin is the most overrated artist in my opinion.
It's been proven that they stole most of their music - the good ones came from old bluesV 2 Comments
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!
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.. - shiftaltkey
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.
Really? This is below My Chemical Romance? Who is amazing by the way. This band is horribly bad and are extremely autotuned. Don't play instruments nor do they write their own songs. AND ARE ONLY LOVED FOR LOOKS :/V 25 Comments
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
"Best rapper ever? " That's just insulting. Eminem had 3 good albums and a sub-par one, so he's the best. Meanwhile rappers like Nas and LL Cool J get swept under the rug because this guy hogs the spotlight. Andre 3000 is a better rapper than Eminem, Nas is a better rapper than Eminem, and J. Cole is a better rapper than Eminem. I've also seen people say the Recovery is better than My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. What a joke. MBDTF was amazing, while Recovery would earn itself the proper Grammy if "Let Down Of The Decade" - hiphopgod
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
To me, they are the best rap band I heard in a while, but yes they are overrated - shawnmccaul22V 4 Comments
THESE GUYS ARE SO TALENTED AND SO UNDERRATED THEY NEED TO BE TAKEN OFF OF THIS LIST!
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
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. - shallowcal
My chemical romance is awesome! Yes they have made some pretty bad songs, but I can name a few songs that were legends. (Saying that there older work was betterV 4 Comments
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
So overratedV 11 Comments
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.
HER VOICE SUCKS! AND ITS ANNOYING - KillerQueen1774
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
This band used to good... - shiftaltkey
Really the only reason I voted for Coldplay is because they stole a tune from bloody Pokemon of all places on their song clocks
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.
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?V 4 Comments
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. - WonkeyDude98
IMMA LETCHU FINISH
Might I ask who overrates Bieber if he is hated by 98% of the world's population. - WonkeyDude98
Exactly. How can someone be overrated if a huge majority of the Internet hates them? - allamassal
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.
A person that 100,000,000,000,000,000,000+ people hate is not overrated. - Fullwalking2V 12 Comments
Michael jackson is not overrated
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
I like her music but still find her a tad bit overrated. - allamassal
She does have an amazing voice I admit, but her songs aren't even that good. She doesn't deserve this much praise. - TheFourthWorld
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.V 6 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
What is the thing
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
She's so overrated here on the top tens, that it's not even funny. - RogerWatersfan1999
Maybe all her rellos are voting for her ad nauseam ad infinitum.V 2 Comments
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.
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
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 stuff
Mediocre at bestV 3 Comments
Voted over classics like the Pixies and the Grateful Dead on my list. Why? - InsertNameHere
They're a bit overrated and deserve to be at a higher spot on this list..
This band is too overrated WAY TO OVERRATED! - spodermanfan1000
Soulless emo-pandering garbage - xandermartin98V 4 Comments
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.
Hell yeah they are overrated. It is clear the same person keeps voting for Heart and Ann Wilson mutiple times and want to pretend that they are number one. Have you seen most music critic lists they are never on them. Just check out their 80's and 90's work for why.
Hate this. Barracuda this, Barracuda that, Barracuda c@&*! - MetalGodV 1 Comment
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
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!
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.
He only made like one song - hiphopgod
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.
A disgrace to metal.V 1 Comment
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
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. - InsertNameHereV 11 Comments
Ok screw whoever put this on here. Guns N' Roses is pretty good. - shiftaltkey
Overrated and worst. - MikaBeeWall
She should at least be in the top 15.
How is this so low?
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
Pretends he is on the moon and is walking on it when he's clearly not. FRUAD - Morefunthanfun
He's good but not the best!
Ugly voiceV 5 Comments
I see so many people always say "Queen's underrated because people only know the big hits."
Thing is: That is true for just any band ever. By that definition, every band would be underrated. Every band got some gems hiding in their discography people don't know. I mean, you all know The Beatles' Hey Jude and Let It Be, but what about Here, There and Everywhere or Happiness is a Warm Gun? That's not how it works: If a band is well known and hailed for it, they are not underrated. Period.
I love Queen but people only know like 4 of their songs. And Freddie Mercury is not the best singer ever. Brian May is not the best guitarist ever. John Deacon is not best bassist ever. And I hate how people think "uniqueness" is some argument as to why they're the best. Look at any praised band from the 60s-70s. Look at the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, etc. Stop trying to act like Queen is the most influential band of all time. Stop trying to act like they're the only unique band.
Oh, you're saying that Queen is overrated because you only know We are the Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You, and two others. I tell you, try to listen the entire A Night at the Opera, Queen, or Queen II album. Then, if you still saying they're not the best band ever, come back and vote again.
No way is queen overrated. they're underrated if anything. people know them by the big hits but I'll bet they haven't heard half of the best queen songs. they'll know them by bohemian Rhapsody, champions and we will rock you but what they should listen to is better and underappreciated songs such as 'the prophets song', 'it's late', 'was it all worth it' and more famous yet somehow forgotten songs like 'the show must go on' and 'spread your wings'. REALLY listen to queen before claiming they're overrated.V 9 Comments
Overrated in what?
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.
Since 2017 she is, although Praying was still an improvement over her older stuff. - allamassal
We don't think she can sing, we NOW she can sing, possesses a five octave range, and has an emotional, theatrical, and very powerful voice with amazing lyrics written by herself.
Everyone thinks she can sing
MOST OVERRATED BAND EVER! THEIR MUSIC isn't EVEN PUNK ANYMORE!
I never liked their music. Never. Their songs are so annoying and childish when they come on. They're not even catchy! They're just the fifth harmony of the past. No wonder fifth harmony look up to them so much. And this is the group that pushed beyonce in everyone's face and they made sure that beyonce would be the biggest thing out. She's lucky she had her dad doing everything for her in making sure she would blow up, because there are others that don't have anybody helping them and doing everything for them and they don't get as popular or stay around. - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
As X (82-93) they were an epic bunch of rockstars and way under-rated - their style and sound was unique, something that is hard to find in Japan where everything is so uniform and garbage pop music rules. As soon as they became X Japan, they changed their style and sound and became nothing more than an over-rated mediocre Japanese pop rock band. I think they received way too much attention then and get way too much credit now for all basically. Also HIDE is probably one of the most over-rated guitarists ever.
Of course they are not the best, they're good but not the best in Japan and in the world, very overrated because of their Art Of Life - ronluna
It's like no. 1 on almost every single list, come on they can't be that good! - HenP
Very overrated, xjapan is in every Japanese rock forums and they give them the highest credit and what about other bands that started visual kei like D'ERLANGER - ronlunaV 1 Comment
This band really sucks. Their are very popular in this site. On the best progressive albums they have 2#! And in best bands of all time their have... 1#! People what is wrong with you?
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