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A bad that fell into formula of all nu-metal bands, with most of their songs sounding the same, kinda like, sadly, Pearl Jam (At least to me). Nickelback is the prime example of record companies overglorifying their product to the point where anything they do, even if it's shit, will be praised by the masses. I don't hate all their songs. I really like songs like "Animals". Regardless, Animals is a diamond in the rough. Another part of their bad reputation come from their place of origin: Canada. Canadian bands and singers tend to be low in quality (Celine Dion, Beiber, Barenaked Ladies, uhh, BEIBER), and I think their music sounds worse by the fact that they have to live on the rep of other shitty bands from Canada. It's not their fault, but considering how mediocre Nickelback is, it's no surprise that Canada's reputation for bad music has only increased since then. Like with any other shit band, Nickelback had potential. They definitely showed they can make a good product on Animals. However, they didn't use said potential. They rode on the wave of overglorification and appealing to the masses with mediocrity to win themselves a heft sum of money.
Nickelback is a shit band. they could've been good, but they weren't
by ZSSMain January 07, 2018
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the act of willfully allowing one's ears to bleed.
I was Nickelbacking so the school nurse sent me home early.
by aqueoustrans January 02, 2005
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A band that should replace white noise torture at Guantanamo Bay because they're so horrible!
Timmy: Hey Stevie!
Stevie: Yeah?
Timmy: Wanna hear Nickelback's new LP?
Stevie: Okay!
*Nickelback starts playing*
Stevie: OH GOD NO! MY EARS! AHH FAKKKK NAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
by Little Jimmy Noobtron February 15, 2014
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Another mediocre somewhat popular nu-metal band, this time, from Canada, which isn't a surprise considering their musical track record (Avril, Celine Dion, Barenaked Ladies, etc). Lead singer Chad is an extremely nasal "Marlboro Man" type vocalist who sounds constipated on a permenant basis. Guitar consists mostly of easy-to-play power chords that give the band a "tough" sound to the untrained ear, but a closer look reveals a band that has nothing to offer creatively. They were recently exposed recycling their music in their two hit singles, "How You Remind Me" and "Someday", which sound nearly identical when played simultaneously.
Nickelback should simply give up.
by Chernorizets Hrabr August 11, 2004
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Horrible band. Plain and simple. Most of their songs sound nearly identical, because they have no musical talent or creativity. Just because you can play some power chords does not make you a good guitar player. Just because you can write sappy love songs with almost the same melody for every song does not make you a good songwriter. This band is like cyanide for my ears, and it is very hard for me to understand what people hear in their music. Maybe they had one or two catchy little hits, but next time really listen to what they are playing and compare it to a band such as, The Strokes. Tell me what sounds better and more creative. If you say Nickelback, then you are entitled to your opinion of course, but I feel very sorry for you, because you will never learn to appreciate actual talented musical expression. I'm not saying stop listening to Nickelback if you really like them, im simply saying expand your musical horizon. There is better, more thought provoking stuff out there.
Nickelback Fan: Dude, Nickelback effin rocks bro, did you hear their guitarist jam on those power chords, man that was amazing!

Smart Person: ...wow...grow a fuckin brain idiot...
by Chadkroegerblowz April 12, 2006
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To lamely produce something for mass consumption with little care for its originality or creativity.
The client hated the ad so we totally nickelbacked it to get it approved.
by nickelback is evil January 26, 2010
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Why do I hate Nickelback so much? They perpetuate the sadness of honoring mediocre and un-original non-creative music. Because of their unwillingness to actually think, the mindless masses are not forced to actually use their minds and demand better. Nickelback is a clear-cut example of why our art is in a state of stale, regurgitated darkness, and the true artists are forced to remain on the underground circuit. The longer this goes on, the worse our kids will have it.
random human - "I don't care what you say, I love Nickelback."
me - <tears>
by mazmonsters October 11, 2010
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