Made my night!
A girlfriend of mine sent me to listen to a song we used to love to see it differently with our older perspectives…The next song that popped up on autoplay was Nickleback. I immediately thought of this thread and had to resurrect it.
You are doing a great service!
So this is how you remind me… of this thread.
If there was anything I could possibly fathom that would keep petiole clean and sober, it would be Nickleback. Tommy would agree, if he hadn’t abandoned us.
I was actually just thinking about him yesterday and wondering how he was.
Man, I love you guys…this thread still cracks me up! How are you doing @ifs??
Also this was in my newsfeed today to keep it going.
Haha! There are a lot of old timers from 2016-2018 that still come and go. Doesn’t look like Tommy’s account is active anymore. I’m still friends with him on Strava though. Seems like he’s doing well.
People hate on this band just to have something to hate on. I always liked their stuff.
An individual with taste and refinement!
Personally, I like their songs that have a positive message like “If everyone cared”, “after the rain”, “what are you waiting for”, and “if today was your last day”. These songs are catchy and have positive lyrics. Also the vocals are in my vocal range, so I can sing along easily.
Is their music over processed and streamlined? Yep. Just like all the other “trash bands” that were popular in their time. Objectively, they’re not a great band, but not horrible. Average, maybe. But what someone likes and what is objectively good are two different things.
Sometimes people want fast food and sometimes people want a gourmet meal. Same with music. I know I like some music that is absolute trash (e.g. Britney Spears), but I know its trash and dont care. I find the whole thing hilarious.
Oh my word. What have I stumbled upon
I always liked a few nickelback songs, even since I was a child. I let others affect what I enjoyed for way too long
You are a gentleman and a scholar!
I also like Nickelback…i always heard how much they suck but never understood why
The complaint is the same as with Imagine Dragons. People hate them because they are mass production, generic studio music. No musical genius, just basically proven formulae to make music that will sell well. You can find some websites where they overlap music by different artists that match almost exactly. Same rhythm, key signature, chord progressions, etc. A lot of mainstream music is just rinsed and polished repeats. Even if they didn’t base it off some other work, it’s still following simple writing techniques and then adding in synthesizers and auto-tuners to make people sound good.
I’m not an expert in this area, but that’s the basic idea of mainstream music. That all being said, I still appreciate catchy music that can get you into a groove.
Just about all the “new” music these days is remakes of older versions anyway. So i don’t care haha. If it’s a song that speaks to me, then i like it.
I luv their music!!