Top Ten Music Artists You Can't Criticize Without Being Attacked

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According to the logic of this website, hating these is the ultimate sin, when it truly isn't.
(WARNING - This list is from the maker's perspective. Rude/mockery/vicious comments will be reported.)

The Top Ten

1 Queen Queen Queen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

Over loved by teenage boys who are pumped up on their first surge of testosterone, and suddenly imagine that they are incredibly wise and important.

Yes of course, criticizing for good reasons is always fine. We should ask, what exactly are good reasons, and who gets to decide if they are good.

Most Queen fans are OK, but some fans disregard the band's career and simply overpraise Freddie Mercury or ignore a lot of their songs. - Swellow

People who like medicore mid-level bands get all butthurt at the praise Freddie and Queen get here. They assume if something is too popular, it is no longer cool, and they can't be associated with the plebes who like such common fare.

2 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

Thank you, Swellow! I like the Beatles, always have BUT they are overrated. They are! And whenever I voice this opinion, I have to watch my back from the attack of the Giant Killer Beatles Fans. - Britgirl

As songwriters ( Lyrics and melodies ) they were unique and therefor they can not be overrated. As musicians on the other hand they are pretty overrated. None of them were exeptional instrument players.

Here at top tens there are way more attacks on the beatles and attacks on beatle fans than there ever are attacks on the haters in return

I see it just the opposite, Beatle haters go on the attack all the time, and seem surprised at having their opinions challenged even sometimes. Lots of Beatle-love at TTT, but the majority of Beatle-hate is just left alone. Truthfully, why would anyone care if you like them, or some other band, or none of the above?

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3 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

If LZ is over-rated, then every band is over-rated. They are in the top five music acts of all time, with a legitimate claim to the top spot overall. Nothing is perfect, but they are great, and even though many people do not like them just means that even more people do not like other music acts.

This zep fan admits that Led Zeppelin done many bad things.And they are overrated(little bit of ) - zxm

4 Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

"She is actually good", so you are saying she is better than The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and the other artists listed, which justifies her fans lashing out.

Intolerant to their idol getting bashed. They treat her like a special deity when she's nothing more than a mediocre singer. - Swellow

I don't know. Although the fans are like any other fans from any other fandoms and will attack you for the hate, she actually is good. - AnonymousChick

Ok honestly I LOVE Melanie Martinez and twenty one pilots. But you gotta admit out of most modern singers/bands like Taylor swift,Justin Bieber, one direction etc THEY ARE AMAZING! Ok I get the people on this website don't like either TØP or mel but seriously have more of an open mind! Now I'm not saying I hate classic legendary bands like green day, nirvana, the Beatles etc cause I love them. But they are some of the only good artists out there today. Sorry for ranting. It's just the truth.

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5 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

Metallica is amazing. - jack2244

I usually get downvotes when I say this band is overrated. - zxm

St. Anger - Nickelstickman

6 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

She's just a former Destiny's Child member! I love most of her songs! She's so cool, she's popular. - DynastiSugarPop

7 Aaliyah Aaliyah Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979 and died August 25th 2001. She was a dancer, an actress and an R&B singer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Detroit, Michigan and died at Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. ...read more.
8 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

What is so special about this band? Genre bending has existed before, and artists such as Gorillaz or Zappa did it much better between these two. Then there's the Skeleton Clique, arguably the worst new music artist fanbase. - Swellow

In my opinion they really suck... hear me out on this one. For one, most of their songs consist of what's basically 3 chords. Secondly, their 'relatable' lyrics are as cringe-worthy as they are pathetic. Lastly, their lead singer can't even sing! (Not to mention most of their fan base is absolutely terrible) - Brobusky

Swellow I like you, but you can't call the skeleton clique bad, when Megatronz, Swifities, Katycats, and Melanie Martinez fans exist. Heck, even the Rae Sremmurd fanbase is worse - ProPanda

Quite contrary, actually. You can't LIKE twenty-øne piløts without getting attacked by someone, which is a shame because they really are the best pop group to explode in recent memory.

Also, as someone who's listened to, and liked, Gorillaz, Demon Days, and Plastic Beach, twenty-øne piløts wipe the floor with Gorillaz. - WonkeyDude98

9 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.

Back when he was alive, he was CONSTANTLY criticized, & attacked! - clusium

I'm probably one of the few people who WON'T attack you if you don't like him. - 906389

Overrated. Not bad, but overrated. - BeatlesFan1964

What a not-so-bad, very good music artist. He is now the King of Pop! - DynastiSugarPop

10 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

I don't like some of their songs, such as Crawling. - Swellow

I don't get what's special about this band. THey kinda suck. I also don't like the fanbase because every time someone adds Linkin Park to a WORST list they always say mean things like " WHOEVE ADED LP HAVE NO SOUL. SCREW DEM! "

Just wanna ask the fans: Look, I know you like Linkin Park but there are some people who don't really enjoy them like me. Please respect our opinions. I'm sure we aren't bad people. - AlphaQ

The Newcomers

? Janet Jackson Janet Jackson Janet Jackson is a singer and dancer who is well known for her sexually graphic records, iconic performances, and slightly weak voice. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and videos.
? Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony

The Contenders

11 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

Similar issue to Queen. Since Nirvana is very popular with casual fans, those fans who believe themselves to have superior and more serious musical taste decide that they can't be associated with anything that is so popular.

I admit I liked In Utero, but a lot of people just jump onto the Nirvana bandwagon after one listen of Smells Like Teen Spirit. - Swellow

I like Nirvana, but all those damn Tumblr kids treat Cobain like he's the messiah. - BeatlesFan1964

I swear people react to you criticizing Nirvana like you just pissed on Kurt's grave. At least The Beatles, Zep and Queen were good. - Nickelstickman

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12 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

This is what I know from a few of his diss tracks: He is VERY AGGRESSIVE when it comes to dissing that it's impossible to beat him in a battle so it's best to give him respect because if you do something bad you're screwed - AlphaQ

He's overrated by people that don't even listen to rap music. He does not represent casual rap. He is part of pop rap, just like Taylor Swift is part of pop country. In my opinion, a person should not say that someone is the best of a certain genre if they don't care about any other part of that genre.

DUde he's counted as hip-hop rap. I think you talking bout Drake cause he pop rap - AlphaQ

I can criticize him for being not up to par with his earlier stuff, even though his recent stuff is good. That being said, I look forward to his new album. - Satire

Eminem is my favorite but why can't I criticize him - Hiimme

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13 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London . They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and ...read more.
14 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

A7X is a good band. talented one. But I think I can handle their criticisms. Well many people don't like them because of their appearances. Though its not a reason to hate a band but still I am OK with it. I am also ready to admit that they are little bit of overrated. - zxm

15 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. They were known for some big hits such as The Trooper, and The Number of the Beast, and have released 16 studio albums . The New Wave of British Heavy Metal Pioneers would ...read more.

I personally love Iron Maiden, but I won't attack you for criticizing them. - jack2244

16 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. ...read more.

I feel like she's lost what made her voice so powerful, but apparently, hoarse vocals sell. - Swellow

17 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

I have noticed that the contemporary radio stations that had not played his music in years are now playing it again.

I'm guessing he's now a broken base; One side thinks he only got famous from his death, while the other doesn't. - Swellow

After his death, I want to listen to his music. - DynastiSugarPop

18 deadmau5 deadmau5 Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for pioneering work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse. Notable songs include Ghosts n' ...read more.

I personally think Deadmau5 is a bit overrated cause he gets too much recognition. But that doesn't mean he's bad. He's quite fun. 9/10 - AlphaQ

He's not even in the top 5 for electronic music artists. Consistently average compared to artists of the same genre, yet he gets the most attention.

But in the end, he's not bad. - SwagFlicks

19 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar

Me: "I'm sorry, I just don't like Kendrick Lamar that much."
Random person: "What? You don't like King Kendrick? What is wrong with you! You obviously don't know rap music! Kendrick Lamar is the greatest rapper of our generation and he already has two classics under his name and he is on his way to becoming a legend. He tells stories like nobody else, he's even better than 2Pac! You're wrong for not liking him! "
Me: "I think J Cole is better."
Random person: "How can you think J Cole is better than King Kenny! You're stupid and basic for listening to J Cole when Kendrick is the greatest of the current times! " - DaWyteNight

20 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...read more.
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