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

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 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 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.

Should be number 1 - christangrant

Oh my god. Seriously. it's like saying "i don't like the beatles" is sacrilegious or something. it IS possible not to like them

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2 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band 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 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

"the haters are way worse than the fans".

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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 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.

I get attacked on a daily basis just for thinking they're trash. Honestly what happened to opinions? - AlphaQ

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

4 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 more.

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

I don't like Beyoncé. This has made me lose friends. - Teravolt1422

In that case they weren't proper friends in the first place, so I say good riddance. - Entranced98

5 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 more.

Well she gets hate but I don't really see the fans get angry and stuff. - AlphaQ

6 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". more.

Like most popular bands, they're decent but so many people make them out to be more of who they are. - Swellow

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

I like Metallica. Not their fans. - Teravolt1422

St. Anger - Nickelstickman

7 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 more.

They are very generic sounding, their songs revolve around the same themes, and it's been said before, genre bending has been done before. Zappa, Gorillaz, Green Day, heck, Pink Floyd mixed in prog and psychedelic along with some (very little) pop. They're not unique. Not even the slightest. Just a Chili Peppers knockoff. - isaaonrtdmtr

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

I'd rather not say anything, I've said plenty already. Looking at these replies it's quite ironic and definitive what list this is on. - naFrovivuS

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8 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.

No she only said melanie is good and I think you should shut up because you're overreacting - RoseCandyMusic

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

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

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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9 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. more.
10 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under 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

The Contenders

11 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 Bass), more.
12 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. 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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13 Silento Silento

He's a diet-Soulja Boi. I only defend him once and that was because he only had 1 song. Watch Me Fail. But now he has another song so I'm not gonna defend him at all. As a negative-star artist he is talentless and I would never want to hear him in a concert. EVER. -1/10 - AlphaQ

14 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. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian more.

Iron Maiden us probably one of the only metal bands that are ACTUALLY good. - AlphaQ

15 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy more.

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

16 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

17 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 more.

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

Lame talentless hacks. Bobby Shmurda is better than Mike Shinoda. - AlphaQ

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

18 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

19 Flo Rida Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida.

Total trash - VideoGamefan5

20 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 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

I hate this guy with a burning passion but nobody attacks me. - 445956

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