It’s no secret, most people, for some reason don’t like Nickelback. Now there’s a study that tries to figure out why. The essay titled “Hypocritical Bulls**t Performed Through Gritted Teeth: Authenticity Discourses In Nickelback’s Album Reviews In Finnish Media” written by Salli Anttonen at the University of Eastern Finland analyzes where the hate comes from. She concluded that it was the band’s safe approach that ultimately got them all that criticism:”Nickelback is too much of everything to be enough of something. They follow genre expectations too well, which is seen as empty imitation, but also not well enough, which is read as commercial tactics and as a lack of a stable and sincere identity.” The study concluded “many critics believe Nickelback aren’t genuine enough. Additionally, the rockers don’t stand out from other similar bands.” More on the study is here from gigwise.com
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