Why is Nickelback so bad?
11 July, 2011 § 12 Comments
Somehow, the band known as Nickelback has managed to garner at least a dozen adoring fans. How have they done this? Nobody knows. Is it Chad Kroeger’s luscious locks? His sensual, don’t-give-a-fuck voice that’s eerily similar to at least sixty other popular rock bands who debuted around the same time as Nickelback?
One thing is for certain: no matter who I’m talking to, if the discussion ends up on the topic of music, Nickelback will be mentioned. More often than not, they will be mentioned first by me. The conversations typically go something like this:
Friend: Hey Dave, what sort of music do you like?
Me: Blah, blah, blah, blah, anything but Nickelback.
Friend: Why the animosity toward Nickelback?
Me: They are the bane of the music industry. They are the scab on its knee, the wart on its chin, the long black hair growing out of the ugly mole on its neck.
While Nickelback sounds exactly the same as at least sixty other popular rock bands who debuted around the same time, they pretty much led the pack of suck as they motorcycled their way onto the scene in their ripped jeans and leather jackets, with their unkempt hair and gravelly Eddie Vedder voices. But what I really can’t stand about Nickelback – what can’t [necessarily] be said about those other sixty plus bands – is that their music doesn’t just sound the same across the board; it is the same across the board.
Without any further ado, here’s the video that inspired this post:
Edit: There’s certainly no denying that their song is catchy. You know the one, since they’re all the same anyway. Since making this post early this morning, the song has been stuck in my head all day. Such are the dangers of discussing Nickelback and their colossal cornucopia of suck.
- Reason No. 1 USA Must Defeat Canada: Nickelback (sbnation.com)
- I want my nickel back. (kindalikeapoet.wordpress.com)
- Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger in court as ex seeks $95K a month in alimony (theprovince.com)
- The Conservative Party of Canada is like Nickelback… (deathbytrolley.wordpress.com)
- Nickelback vs The Pickle (kylechamberlain.wordpress.com)