There have been a few bands during my lifetime that certain people around me are really into for some reason. These bands have all been of the “currently popular, but not long-lasting in said popularity” brand, and while they might be a flavor of the month, year, or decade, people tend to stand by them and passionately defend any opposition that you might throw their way.
Below you will find a gathering of six groups that people have absolutely loved at one point or another, but for which I have never understood the praise. These bands popularity make absolutely no sense to me. (note: at one point I actually saw something in both Godsmack and Nickelback, and their success makes some sense to me no matter how terrible they are.) (more…)