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What beloved alternative rock songs do you hate?

What beloved alternative rock songs do you hate?

It's always easy to hate on something that's popular and/or overhyped. But for a song to continue its overhyped qualities for over a decade after its release requires a hating feature of all of its own. In the wake of the 90s alternative rock boom, there were a lot of great alt-rock bands and even more crappy ones, and some of the songs that were and continue to be popular are still baffling. The staff of Idolator picks their selections, which include "Closer" by Nine Inch Nails, "Fool's Gold" by the Stone Roses, and, perhaps most controversially, Nirvana's "Come As You Are." There are any number of tracks to choose from here, but the fact that Idolator has focused on the continued legacy of overrated songs is the main novelty of of the feature.

 

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Nine Inch Nails
Nirvana
The Stone Roses

Never liked the Stone Roses. Don't have the gene, I guess.

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Every LCD Soundsystem song.

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Always hated "Head Like a Hole."

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anything by REM (does that count as "alternative rock" anymore??)

maybe "friday i'm in love"

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Everything Nickelback and Creed related. Beloved by many, loathed by the rest.

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wait, "Closer" is overrated? I've often thought that was one of the NIN songs that actually does withstand the test of time. It's not at all sonically derivative or beholden to trends of the time, it's got a good beat, and you can bone to it.

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Agreed. "Closer" doesn't belong on this list, but "Head Like A Hole" might like the poster above says.

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