Top 10 Most Overrated Canadian Artists

Well even if Canada has some great artistsand bands they got a few overrated ones as well. Overrated doesn't mean bad, it means too popular. Also Rush is by far more overrated than Three Days Grace just pointing that out.

The Top Ten

1 Rush Rush Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

Definitely Underrated for sure

@Jeffrey I think they deserve their popularity for how talented they are. They are amazing at playing their instruments, the best I've heard. And 40 years later and they still perfect it (I've seen them live twice) - ryanrimmel

I do agree that Rush is overrated, but they are still a great band. I just never really got into them, that's all. But I can definitely respect what they've done for rock music. - Alpha101

You say rush is overrated but not three days grace?
Rush are by far the most talented rock band of all time. They have the greatest drummer of all time in neil peart, and one of the greatest bassists ever in geddy lee (who also sings and plays keyboards)
They have very complex musical compositions, one of the best at doing so. To say they are overrated is absurd - ryanrimmel

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2 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.

He has had a negative effect here on earth and has generally made the world a worse place with his horrid music and his run in with the law. If he disappeared, I think the stock market would go up and the middle class would flourish again

The fact that Rush is number one and he isn't really makes my head hurt. - MontyPython

Yes. He's Canadian? I guess I'm not much of a hater than I thought.

Can't wait until this punk fades away.

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3 Arcade Fire Arcade Fire Arcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and RĂ©gine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.
4 Sloan Sloan Sloan is a Toronto-based rock/power pop quartet from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Throughout their nearly twenty-five-year career, Sloan has released 11 LPs, two EPs, a live album, a Greatest hits album and more than thirty singles.
5 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

I don't know about this. In order to be overrated, you have to be popular in the first place - ryanrimmel

More like over hated. - SamuiNeko

Nickelback, the Tragically Hip, and Bachmann-Turner Overdrive are three big reasons I don't listen to the radio. - PetSounds

6 Neil Young Neil Young Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.

Neil Young is so overrated, I don't understand why anyone even wants to listen to his music.

Neil Young is undoubtedly one of the most the most overrated musicians in the history of rock. His voice sounds like that of a female.

One of the greatest singers - ryanrimmel

Neil Young is the most overrated musician of all time.

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7 My Darkest Days My Darkest Days My Darkest Days is a Canadian rock band based in Peterborough, Ontario consisting of lead singer Matt Walst, bassist Brendan McMillan, drummer Doug Oliver, and keyboardist Reid Henry.
8 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

He has loads of songs... Truely overrated - FerrariDude64

9 The Guess Who The Guess Who The Guess Who was a Canadian rock band formed in 1962. The band was formed in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is mostly known for their hit "American Woman".

Kind of a one hit wonder - ryanrimmel

10 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. ...read more.

The Contenders

11 Tragically Hip

They suck ads. End of story.

12 Triumph Triumph Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States.
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