While I'll admit I've never been a fan of the band that dominated radio in the mid-00s, I have to say I was a little surprised. Why such animosity? I decided to Google it. I found this.
Maybe that last one is the key to what's going on. Everyone seemed to like Nickelback in the 00s, so people felt pressured to like them. Now there's a backlash. A NICKELbacklash. What happened between then...
...and now to make the band so hated?
Granted, I was never a big fan. The lead singer always sounded a little scary to me. I felt like this was how Satan would sound if he could sing. Yet he had this super-nice look that didn't match his voice.
But this video serves as proof that quite a few people liked them enough to help them with their music video in 2005...including a few people you may recognize.
Is there a band whose music you hate with a passion?