Was Nickelback Always Bad? I Say No...

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Nickelback - Old Enough
Today, Nickelback is exhibit A in arguments as to why popular rock music today sucks. I'm as guilty as anyone. Earlier this week, I dropped the term "Nickelback" as a negative, explaining why I didn't watch a minute of the Juno Awards.

It wasn't always this way. I distinctly remember an 18-month period after Nickelback released The State when they were pretty okay. They might not have been the coolest band on the planet, but The State was a solid album and their two Edgefest appearances afterwards were enjoyable.

It's acceptable to trash the mega-selling Nickelback machine today, but go back and listen to "Breathe", "Leader of Men", "Worthy to Say" and "Old Enough" and tell me it was so terrible. In fact, here's "Old Enough" right here. Not bad, eh?


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elvis

April Fools! You didn't get me.

April 1, 2009 / 13:32

The_Voice

I will say this: Nickelback *does* put on a pretty entertaining live concert...

April 1, 2009 / 14:15

James Edgar

Ha you got me. I listened to the stupid song twice to see what I was missing. Obviously nothing. It sucks. Cruel Mike very Cruel.

April 1, 2009 / 16:00

jason | getyouroj.com

NO.

I honestly never liked them, never will, and how many albums they sell is only half the issue-

The real issue is they simply SUCK-

I don't care how much money they make, more power to them, they still SUCK

Listen to yourself man,

"I distinctly remember an 18-month period after Nickelback released The State when they were pretty okay."

Now "pretty okay" - when did that become something to compliment/defend

There are SO many better bands in the world... that deserve to be on the radio

Excuse me, but look how long it took North America to "get" Kings Of Leon.

Four albums.

Don't tell me Nickelback doens't suck!

Corporate Rock SUCKS dude

April 1, 2009 / 19:36

elvis

I think Jason likes Nickelback. Seems to be over compensating to me. ;)

April 1, 2009 / 22:43

Karim

Awesome Song! Love Nickelback! Enough with you haters!

April 6, 2011 / 22:20

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