So I'm wondering, why do people hate Nickelback? I'm not really a fan of them, I only heard maybe 2-3 songs, Far Away, If today was your last day, and something else I can't remember, and they're pretty good. Just a little more pop, but I had to say "if today was your last day" was pretty good.
supposedly the lead singer or maybe its their whole band are complete assholes. i know i read something awhile back with people they've toured with, music fans that met them, or something along those lines saying the lead singer was a huge dikkhead.
The group's strength is that they understand the tropes of classic rock (both musically and philosophically). The group's weakness is their obsession with transposable power ballads, most of which sound like what would happen if Bob Rock helped Coldplay write a really loud song for Garth Brooks (which would undoubtedly be the most popular song in the history of mankind, were it to literally exist). The one transcendent Nickelback song is the semi-acoustic "Rockstar," a dilemma for all those who want to erroneously pretend that Kroeger has no sense of irony. "Rockstar" has a faultless construction — it's simple, true, sarcastic, and aspirant. I suppose those four qualities also describe Nickelback, which is another reason why humorless people will always hate them.
But hey: That's their role. That's their job. They've created, they've created, they've created, they've created, they've created, they've created their own prison. And it's probably awesome, or at least close enough.
They're simply generic and clearly don't write their own songs. Have you heard some of them? You listen to one about treating the girl of your dreams the best way and then you listen to another one about hardcore sex.