Music Artists that are Called "Awful" that are Really Just MediocreMusic artists that are commonly told to be awful, when in reality they're just really mediocre.
The Top Ten
Nickelback isn't even half-as-bad as people make them out to be. Sure Chad Kroeger can be questionable at times, but at least the band can make something solid if they actually try, and some of their songs are actually pretty neat. And yes, there are much worse acts than Nickelback anyway. - CrimsonShark
Nickelback isn't bad. It's actually an okay band. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo
Nickelback is okay. - Userguy44
Nickelback is a meh. - RadioHead033 Comments
The band is good, but the singer sucks. That's why they're mediocre. They need a better singer. - Userguy44
Mad name as well. Might as well be Weak Cookie. - WheresMyGuitarPick
Limp Bizkit ain't good at all, but to be fair, they do have some enjoyable tracks which I find to be guilty pleasure. - CrimsonShark
I feel like I'm the only one on Earth who likes this band. - JCHOW1 Comment
Their first album was decent, their other stuff is meh. And similar to Nickelback there's worse bands out there.
Justin Bieber is a singer than I can surprisingly tolerate. Yeah, I said that.
Now, he's not my cup of tea, and I won't call him good, let alone great, but I do think some of his tracks are just something harmless that casual people can enjoy, which I can understand. A few of his tracks can be decent at best, and if he hones his musical expertise in his spare time if he wanted, he could turn out to be pretty good. But then again, you could say that to everyone else.
Lastly, he has done some good things in his life. I do know, he's dome some questionable things, but I think people exaggerate on them too much, to the point where they deliberately ignore the fact that Bieber could have probably helped someone or did something that's nice for once. - CrimsonShark
Cliche I know, but treating him like he's the spawn of Satan is so over dramatic. I'm not a fan of his music, but his music doesn't scream heinous it just screams bland.
Honestly, Justin Bieber needs a bit more love. He's average, not that good, but FAR from being a failure.
Yes guys, he has some talent. And now, he's becoming more and more mature and less of an idiot. Give him a chance, guys. - TheDarkOne_221b
Justin Bieber's not a bad artist. He's much better than BOTDF, Kylie Minogue and Nicki Minaj. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo3 Comments
Who calls them terrible - Soulstealer
Just average boyband sludge... but again no boybands are great... and just like any other boyband out there... they're average but not heinous.
Taylor Swift is complicated. Her first three albums are actually good and she does have some good tracks in Red and 1989 as well, alongside an underrated masterpiece single called "Ronan". That being said, Red and 1989, although decent, had tracks that weren't really good. Come a few years later, and we wind up with Reputation. That album was garbage. Its kind of a shame really. Taylor is a capable singer, and it shows from her earlier albums. She can do a lot better than her most recent material, and its kind of disappointing that she may remain in a certain direction. - CrimsonShark
She is a worse singer than Justin Bieber because:
1) she is off pitch very often, Justin Bieber isn't. She improved a bit.
2) Justin Bieber vocal range is much bigger: her range is 2 octaves, 1-1/2 notes while his range is 3 octaves, 1/2 note. He's got a whole octave more. - Metal_Treasure
She has some good songs, but undeniably she does have a couple of awful songs to. She's not horrible just average to be honest.
Ugh, she sounds like a dying whale.2 Comments
I agree they're pretty average to me.
Mediocre? Slash and Axl, Mediocre?
There first 3 albums (parachutes, a rush of blood to the head and X & Y) are legendary, too bad all the other albums are just mediocre. - Weirdest-thing
They have some good songs, and I think they were at their best with Scream Aim Fire and Fever, which I consider to be good Metalcore albums. Everything else is honestly teetering on decent and average if you ask me. - CrimsonShark
I actually think they're good - DarkBoi-X
Not a fan of them... but their music isn't horrible it's just mediocre.
Again she has some tolerable songs and some songs that are horrible. But I wouldn't call her atrocious by any means, even in her worst albums there's at least one or two decent songs.
She sure was - blackflower
I will give him this. He's a lot better than anyone in Young Money, but I still wouldn't consider myself a fan.
Not the best rapper that ever lived, but there's definitely worse rappers out there.
Monotone voice, but he actually puts a little bit of effort in his songs. I’d give him a 5/10. - Not_A_Weeaboo
Wait, people hate this band? I didn't know that. - LightningStrike
AC/DC's a great band. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo
He got hate for one average song that ripped off of Soulja Boy... yikes.
Well from what I heard, I would have to disagree - xEliHbkx
To be really fair, she can have some of the coolest verses I've seen. - AlphaQ
They have some decent songs. - RadioHead03
Rebecca Black is actually a capable singer if you look into her more recent works in her discography. She's done some very good collaborations with YouTube singers, particularly with Kurt Hugo Schneider and she can actually make good Pop songs. In short, she's a complete far-cry from what she made back in 2011, and even then, "Friday" isn't really her song at all if you ask me (She had no control, and the writers and producers of that song were the reason why it sucked). - CrimsonShark
Her other songs are actually not that bad. She didn't write Friday but the songs she wrote were good. - AlphaQ
"Friday" was terrible but she has proven to be capable of making quality music after that heinous song.
People hate her.
She was MADE to sing that Friday song, just like animals in testing labs are MADE to be tested on
I'd consider her pretty bad, but she's still better than Kylie Minogue or Dahvie Vanity. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo
I'll admit, Anaconda and Stupid Hoe were so horrendous, but others of her songs were quite decent. - TheDarkOne_221b
The 1 thing about her is that she can make some really good content...if she tries, but she almost never does. - AlphaQ
She is "awful".
Have you heard her song Grand Piano? It's pretty decent, compared to a majority of her songs.
I'm not a fan of her but I have to admit that she has singing talent. - Userguy44
Has a few decent songs - TheDarkOne_221b
You could argue about their "genericness" or "rip-off," and I won't blame you for that, but I think their songs are still nice to listen to. Better bands out there, but still. - yungstirjoey666
Also another mediocre band, but they have some good songs. - yungstirjoey666
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