Top Ten Things and People that are Better Received in Other Countries Than in America
The Top Ten
Great Jose Feliciano, great talent!
A star in Latin countries.. but almost forget from 70s his crossover genius in USA where he was the pioneer
Since the list has almost no activity other than having votes cast for this guy almost every minute... this raises one question: how do you that? How do you cast so many votes? I want to get Kollegah and SpongeBozz the high positions they deserve on the best rappers list. They should at least be in the Top 100 lyric-wise and technically. - Martin_Canine
Not sure how to do this but it is the same with so many items on the top tens. - Powell
Jose Feliciano has sold more than 80 milion records and earned more than 50 gold and platinum records around the world. If his name was a big star in late 60s and early 70s in USA and around the world unfortunately after that time He remains a big seller only in latin america and casually in some countries of Europe in 80s,
In recent years only the re-discovery of his 1970 hit song "Feliz Navidad" has given his name a great popularity in the Christmas period in the world but this does not make justice to his greatness and genius innovator how He was in the pop-crossover world music and as an incredible guitarist musician
While not having such a devoted fanbase as the juggalos over there, critical reception of Insane Clown Posse is really good in Germany. Most of their albums get fairly positive reviews, and "The Amazing Jeckel Brothers" were included on laut.de's Milestones-list retrospectively, the review that came along the addition to that list praised the humor, the Dark Carnival concept and the production.
Even though I actually like ICP, I think this rating is a bit too high. It is a simple and tasteless fun record most of the time with a few really good songs im between ("Echo Side", "Nothing's Left", "Play With Me",...). What also baffles me is that it was "Jeckel" that got that much praise, because they have three albums ("The Great Milenko", "Hell's Pit" and "Mighty Death Pop") that are way more ambitious and are actually way better than their reputation. - Martin_Canine
Similarly to the US, Canada is also very conservative. - Metal_Treasure
I just had to vote for this after having seen the most hated songs of 21st century list. Especially because of most of the songs were hated for mild sexual content that can be seen on T.V. by every child over here. Was kind of frustrating. - Martin_Canine
In many countries outside of the US, nudity is not rude.
In German speaking countries, nudity is seen on T.V. during daytime, and movies that are rated R only for nudity (and language) are usually rated something between "all ages" and "12 and up" over here. - Martin_Canine
In German speaking territories, Nickelback gets no hate at all. People either like them/are fans or simply don't care about them. Their albums' reviews usually are between 3 and 4 out of 5 stars on most websites and magazines. And they are more accepted by rock fans. - Martin_Canine
Furries get no hate in German speaking countries and are absolutely not discriminated. Much like anime fans, they are seen as nerds, but nerds became socially acceptable in the 2010s. - Martin_Canine
Keep filth like her in the west, other countries don't need to see this filth in person.
Like Nickelback, Nicki Minaj gets little to no hate, but either has fans or people not really caring about her in German speaking territories. Reviews are usually positive. - Martin_Canine
Is considered the greatest comedian of all time in France. - Martin_Canine
Much like "It's a Wonderful Life" in the US, this is THE one christmas movie in German speaking countries. However, the other installments of the Vacation saga are not that well known and many people don't even know this is a sequel. - Martin_Canine
He is a music legend in South Africa, but was not that well known in the US until a 2012 documentary about him won an Oscar. - Martin_Canine
I can't say she is very popular in Canada but I somehow has heard of her. And guess what - she is one of the few modern pop musicians I like, and this comes from a metalhead. Her voice is amazing. She writes most of her songs and they are still pop songs but they are different from the mainstream pop, which explains 1) why she isn't popular; 2) why I like her. Songs I like: I'm Outta Love, Left Outside Alone, Heavy On My Heart (it gives me goosebumps, esp. a live version that is a duet). - Metal_Treasure
Despite being American, Anastacia is a multi-platinum selling singer everywhere except for America.
In Germany she also gets very positive reviews. Not so much in the UK. - Martin_Canine
Funny how the countries with the most Atheist's are the countries with the worlds least amount of crime. I don't think that it is a coincidence. Religion kills!, and this is the proof - westofohio
Simply because there aren't that many bible fanatics in German speaking countries. Actually, it's more socially acceptable making fun of christianity than actually being it. - Martin_Canine
I didn't add this, but this is kinda true. Linkin Park have extremely great reviews (though... they don't appear to be hated elsewhere as well) and like Nickelback, Limp Bizkit get no hate at all and are listened to mostly by people who are into rock. I think whenever there is not such a huge hype around a certain style, it generally is more accepted. - Martin_Canine
In Germany, the combination of rock and hip hop got several fans of one genre interested in the other. And I am not talking about young fanboys/fangirls, but adult music fans. That may also be the reason why Insane Clown Posse or Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" album got positive reviews, or rather critical acclaim over here. Nu-Metal and Rap Rock were never really mainstream over here, but they definitely aren't regarded as bad. - Martin_Canine
Is not only perfectly legal in several countries (including German speaking countries), but also socially accepted in some of them. - Martin_Canine
While regular German hip hop often gets criticized for its lack of realness (it still is often acclaimed and has a huge fanbase, most notably everything by Kollegah), German trap rappers became something like the personification of authenticity in hip hop and get excellent reviews. American trap rappers are often criticized for their lack of sense and meaningful lyrics in the US. However, rappers like Drake and Young Thug get amazing reviews in Germany. - Martin_Canine
Has had positive reviews in Germany. I think, the combination of rock and hip hop in general is something that isn't really liked in the US, at least from what I have read on the internet so far. - Martin_Canine
You won't get bashed for sexual lyrics in German speaking countries. Only if the lyrics are really stupid on top or obviously written in order to get attention. - Martin_Canine
Gets no hate and critical acclaim in Germany. Is however not as commercially successful and many people think his voice is annoying.
American hip hop is well known over here, but almost no rappers have hit songs, it's an album genre and only fans of the genre buy them. Also, American hip hop is considered more authentic than German hip hop, and in recent years German hip hop has grown to be THE genre in the German mainstream. - Martin_Canine
Despite being Irish-American, The Kelly Family became a multi-platinum selling pop phenomenon mainly in central Europe and a few other European countries surrounding it, and are unknown in the USA. - Martin_Canine
Everywhere else in the world besides The United States the are really popular - westofohio