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Happy Lendervedder
03-20-2015, 03:12 PM
Round 1 is complete (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=751917). On to round 2.

In this competition, I don't give a crap about the "best" or "greatest." I want to know the MOST LOATHED popular musical artist of the 1990s.

That means in each matchup, you are going to vote for the musical act you HATE THE MOST!

Let me repeat that: Don't vote for your favorite; YOU WILL CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE ARTIST YOU HATE MORE. We will be voting for artists with our vitriol, and eventually will be left with the one musical act that cumulatively received the most amount of our pure, unadulterated hatred.

The pool of 64 candidates comes from the top-selling artists and/or artists that had highly-reviewed albums and/or released multiple songs that somehow permeated the culture. Voting for this round will continue until 4pm Monday, March 23.

So vote, which do you hate more:

REGION 1
Missy Elliot vs. Coolio
Will Smith vs. TLC
Puff Daddy vs. Boyz II Men
En Vogue vs. Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains vs. Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots vs. Sublime
Alanis Morrisette vs. Oasis
Soundgarden vs. Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson vs. Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson vs. Madonna
LL Cool J vs. Guns n Roses
Metallica vs. Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
NSync vs. Ricky Martin
Backstreet Boys vs. 98 Degrees
Mariah Carey vs. Christina Aguillera
Hanson vs. Spice Girls

basset hound
03-20-2015, 03:27 PM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot vs. Coolio
Will Smith vs. TLC
Puff Daddy vs. Boyz II Men
En Vogue vs. Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains vs. Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots vs. Sublime
Alanis Morrisette vs. Oasis
Soundgarden vs. Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson vs. Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson vs. Madonna
LL Cool J vs. Guns n Roses
Metallica vs. Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
NSync vs. Ricky Martin
Backstreet Boys vs. 98 Degrees
Mariah Carey vs. Christina Aguillera
Hanson vs. Spice Girls

RivkahChaya
03-20-2015, 03:36 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
TLC
Boyz II Men
pass

REGION 2
pass
Sublime
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
Guns n Roses
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
98 Degrees
Mariah Carey
Spice Girls
So there's no mistake, the ones left are my most hated. I had to pass a couple of times when I just wasn't familiar enough with the music to make a call. Hope that doesn't screw up the tallying.

Region 4 had some tough calls. I wanted to vote for them all.

Les Espaces Du Sommeil
03-20-2015, 03:37 PM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot
Will Smith
Boyz II Men
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Stone Temple Pilots
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
NSync
Backstreet Boys
Mariah Carey
Hanson

Teuton
03-20-2015, 03:42 PM
Here are my most hated.

REGION 1
Coolio
Will Smith
Puff Daddy
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Sublime
Alanis Morrisette
Soundgarden

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
Backstreet Boys
Mariah Carey
Hanson

Robot Arm
03-20-2015, 03:43 PM
I was at an all-night restaurant in Seattle in the early/mid-90s with a very young/grungy clientele (and staff). A song started on the jukebox and the cook came out of the kitchen and pulled the plug. Then he went to the PA system and said "no more Nine Inch Nails."

It's gonna be hard to top that.

Happy Lendervedder
03-20-2015, 03:44 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
Will Smith
Puff Daddy
En Vogue

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Stone Temple Pilots
Alanis Morrisette
Soundgarden

REGION 3
Bob Dylan
Madonna
Guns n Roses
Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
Ricky Martin
98 Degrees
Mariah Carey
Spice Girls

ETA: If I was the only one voting in this competition, Soundgarden would be the most hated band of the 90s. Love Chris Cornell, hate Soundgarden with the heat of a million black hole suns.

YogSothoth
03-20-2015, 03:45 PM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot vs. Coolio
Will Smith vs. TLC
Puff Daddy vs. Boyz II Men
En Vogue vs. Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains vs. Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots vs. Sublime
Alanis Morrisette vs. Oasis
Soundgarden vs. Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson vs. Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson vs. Madonna
LL Cool J vs. Guns n Roses
Metallica vs. Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
NSync vs. Ricky Martin
Backstreet Boys vs. 98 Degrees
Mariah Carey vs. Christina Aguillera
Hanson vs. Spice Girls

silenus
03-20-2015, 03:48 PM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot vs. Coolio
Will Smith vs. TLC
Puff Daddy vs. Boyz II Men
En Vogue vs. Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains vs. Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots vs. Sublime
Alanis Morrisette vs. Oasis
Soundgarden vs. Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson vs. Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson vs. Madonna
LL Cool J vs. Guns n Roses
Metallica vs. Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
NSync vs. Ricky Martin
Backstreet Boys vs. 98 Degrees
Mariah Carey vs. Christina Aguillera
Hanson vs. Spice Girls

planetcory
03-20-2015, 03:51 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
Will Smith
Puff Daddy
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Stone Temple Pilots
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Bob Dylan
Madonna
LL Cool J
Bruce Springsteen (This was the hardest one. I hate neither.)

REGION 4
Ricky Martin
98 Degrees
Christina Aguillera
Spice Girls

Eddie F.
03-20-2015, 03:56 PM
My votes are as follows:

REGION 1
Coolio
Will Smith
Puff Daddy
En Vogue

REGION 2
Rage Against the Machine
Sublime
Alanis Morrisette
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
98 Degrees
Christina Aguillera
Spice Girls

Fingers crossed that Will Smith "wins" this whole thing.

MrDibble
03-20-2015, 03:58 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
Will Smith
Puff Daddy
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Sublime
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Madonna
Guns n Roses
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
Backstreet Boys
Christina Aguillera
Spice Girls

MrDibble
03-20-2015, 04:00 PM
Fingers crossed that Will Smith "wins" this whole thing.Naah, it's got to be P-Diddy, surely?

Catamount
03-20-2015, 04:05 PM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot
Will Smith
Boyz II Men
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Rage Against the Machine
Sublime
Alanis Morrisette
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
Backstreet Boys
Mariah Carey
Hanson

HeyHomie
03-20-2015, 04:09 PM
In this game, are we not expected to explain why we made our choices?

pulykamell
03-20-2015, 04:15 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
Will Smith
Boyz II Men
En Vogue

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Sublime
Alanis Morrisette
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
98 Degrees
Mariah Carey
Hanson

El_Kabong
03-20-2015, 04:23 PM
Missed the first round, but I'll play

REGION 1
Missy Elliot
TLC
Puff Daddy
En Vogue

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Sublime
Alanis Morrisette
Soundgarden

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
Guns n Roses
Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
NSync
Backstreet Boys
Mariah Carey
Hanson

Spoke
03-20-2015, 04:26 PM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot
Will Smith
Puff Daddy
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Rage Against the Machine
Sublime
Alanis Morrisette
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Metallica

REGION 4
Ricky Martin
Backstreet Boys
Christina Aguillera
Hanson

davethehammer
03-20-2015, 04:30 PM
this would be so much more entertaining with video and pics

Labdad
03-20-2015, 04:36 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
TLC
Puff Daddy
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Rage Against the Machine
Sublime
Alanis Morrisette
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
LL Cool
Metallica

REGION 4
Ricky Martin
Backstreet Boys
Mariah Carey
Spice Girls

don't ask
03-20-2015, 04:36 PM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot vs. Coolio
Will Smith vs. TLC
Puff Daddy vs. Boyz II Men
En Vogue vs. Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains vs. Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots vs. Sublime
Alanis Morrisette vs. Oasis
Soundgarden vs. Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson vs. Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson vs. Madonna
LL Cool J vs. Guns n Roses
Metallica vs. Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
NSync vs. Ricky Martin
Backstreet Boys vs. 98 Degrees
Mariah Carey vs. Christina Aguillera
Hanson vs. Spice Girls

tenacious j
03-20-2015, 04:38 PM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot vs. Coolio I honestly had no idea anyone hated Missy!:(
Will Smith vs. TLC
Puff Daddy vs. Boyz II Men
En Vogue vs. Jay-Z while I liked them at the time, they kind of personified 90's pop candy and haven't aged well

REGION 2
Alice in Chains vs. Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots vs. Sublime
Alanis Morrisette vs. Oasis
Soundgarden vs. Meatloaf Never gonna dis Chris Cornell.

REGION 3
Michael Jackson vs. Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson vs. Madonna
LL Cool J vs. Guns n Roses
Metallica vs. Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
NSync vs. Ricky Martin
Backstreet Boys vs. 98 Degrees
Mariah Carey vs. Christina Aguillera
Hanson vs. Spice Girls

Suburban Plankton
03-20-2015, 04:40 PM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot
TLC
Puff Daddy
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Stone Temple Pilots
Alanis Morrisette
Soundgarden

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
Backstreet Boys
Christina Aguillera
Hanson

Little Nemo
03-20-2015, 04:41 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
Will Smith
Puff Daddy
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots
Oasis
Soundgarden

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
Guns n Roses
Metallica

REGION 4
Ricky Martin
98 Degrees
Mariah Carey
Spice Girls

TheInimitableMaven
03-20-2015, 04:45 PM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot
Will Smith
Boyz II Men
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Rage Against the Machine
Sublime
Alanis Morrisette
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
NSync
98 Degrees
Christina Aguillera
Hanson

NDP
03-20-2015, 04:47 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
Will Smith
Puff Daddy
En Vogue

REGION 2
Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots
Alanis Morrisette
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Madonna
Guns n Roses
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
Backstreet Boys
Christina Aguillera
Spice Girls

Weedy
03-20-2015, 06:06 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
Will Smith
Boyz II Men
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
98 Degrees
Christina Aguillera
Spice Girls

Johnny Q
03-20-2015, 06:14 PM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot
. TLC
Puff Daddy
. Jay-Z

REGION 2
. Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots
Oasis
. Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
. Madonna
LL Cool J
Metallica
REGION 4
NSync
Backstreet Boys
Mariah Carey
Spice Girls

Kimble
03-20-2015, 06:25 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
TLC
Puff Daddy
En Vogue

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Stone Temple Pilots
Oasis
Soundgarden

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
Guns n Roses
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
98 Degrees
Mariah Carey
Spice Girls

Eddie F.
03-20-2015, 07:45 PM
Naah, it's got to be P-Diddy, surely?

I'll be happy with either, to tell the truth.

Ponch8
03-20-2015, 09:47 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
TLC
Boyz II Men
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots
Alanis Morrisette
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson
Guns n Roses
Metallica

REGION 4
Ricky Martin
98 Degrees
Mariah Carey
Hanson

Catamount
03-21-2015, 05:18 AM
Naah, it's got to be P-Diddy, surely?

I keep hoping it'll be Sublime. I really, really hate that band.

Eddie F.
03-21-2015, 07:56 AM
I keep hoping it'll be Sublime. I really, really hate that band.

It's really too bad that Limp Bizkit and/or Korn aren't in the running. Because I would damn well campaign for either one of those utterly, utterly shitbox bands to win.

DinoR
03-21-2015, 09:21 AM
REGION 1
Coolio
TLC
Boyz II Men
En Vogue

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Sublime
Oasis
Soundgarden

REGION 3
Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
NSync
Backstreet Boys
Mariah Carey
Spice Girls

Tenacious j - I honestly didn't know who Missy Elliot was till the Super Bowl. :P

gonzoron
03-21-2015, 09:36 AM
REGION 1
Coolio
TLC
Puff Daddy
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains (toughest one yet. Want to vote for both!)
Sublime
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson
Guns n Roses
Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
Ricky Martin
98 Degrees
Mariah Carey
Hanson

Slow Moving Vehicle
03-21-2015, 09:49 AM
Fingers crossed that Will Smith "wins" this whole thing.

Naah, it's got to be P-Diddy, surely?

What, and let the Spice Girls or Mariah Carey get a pass? No way.

Oredigger77
03-21-2015, 11:26 AM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot
TLC
Puff Daddy
En Vogue

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Stone Temple Pilots
Oasis
Soundgarden

REGION 3
Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
Ricky Martin
98 Degrees
Christina Aguillera
Spice Girls

SaharaTea
03-21-2015, 11:29 AM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot vs. Coolio
Will Smith vs. TLC
Puff Daddy vs. Boyz II Men
En Vogue vs. Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains vs. Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots vs. Sublime
Alanis Morrisette vs. Oasis
Soundgarden vs. Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson vs. Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson vs. Madonna
LL Cool J vs. Guns n Roses
Metallica vs. Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
NSync vs. Ricky Martin
Backstreet Boys vs. 98 Degrees
Mariah Carey vs. Christina Aguillera
Hanson vs. Spice Girls

Freudian Slit
03-21-2015, 12:38 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
Will Smith
Puff Daddy
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Stone Temple Pilots
Alanis Morrisette
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Bob Dylan
Madonna
LL Cool J
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
98 Degrees
Mariah Carey
Hanson

scabpicker
03-21-2015, 05:40 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
Will Smith
Puff Daddy
En Vogue

REGION 2
Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Madonna
Guns n Roses
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
Backstreet Boys
Mariah Carey
Hanson

HowSoonIsThen
03-21-2015, 06:06 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
TLC
Boyz II Men
En Vogue

REGION 2
Rage Against the Machine (I love both of these bands though)
Stone Temple Pilots
Alanis Morrisette
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Metallica

REGION 4
Ricky Martin
98 Degrees
Christina Aguillera
Hanson

Helena330
03-21-2015, 06:27 PM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot vs. Coolio
Will Smith vs. TLC
Puff Daddy vs. Boyz II Men
En Vogue vs. Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains vs. Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots vs. Sublime
Alanis Morrisette vs. Oasis
Soundgarden vs. Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson vs. Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson vs. Madonna
LL Cool J vs. Guns n Roses
Metallica vs. Bruce Springsteen This is PAINFUL.

REGION 4
NSync vs. Ricky Martin
Backstreet Boys vs. 98 Degrees
Mariah Carey vs. Christina Aguillera
Hanson vs. Spice Girls I want to vote for both.

RTFirefly
03-22-2015, 06:53 PM
As before, no opinions, and no votes, about the rappers of Region 1.

REGION 1
Missy Elliot vs. Coolio
Will Smith vs. TLC
Puff Daddy vs. Boyz II Men
En Vogue vs. Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains vs. Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots vs. Sublime
Alanis Morrisette vs. Oasis
Soundgarden vs. Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson vs. Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson vs. Madonna
LL Cool J vs. Guns n Roses
Metallica vs. Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
NSync vs. Ricky Martin
Backstreet Boys vs. 98 Degrees
Mariah Carey vs. Christina Aguillera
Hanson vs. Spice Girls

Hanson v. Spice Girls was a tough call, but my loathing of Hanson turned out to be greater.

Baffle
03-22-2015, 09:30 PM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot vs. Coolio
Will Smith vs. TLC
Puff Daddy vs. Boyz II Men
En Vogue vs. Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains vs. Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots vs. Sublime
Alanis Morrisette vs. Oasis
Soundgarden vs. Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson vs. Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson vs. Madonna
LL Cool J vs. Guns n Roses
Metallica vs. Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
NSync vs. Ricky Martin
Backstreet Boys vs. 98 Degrees
Mariah Carey vs. Christina Aguillera
Hanson vs. Spice Girls

Blake
03-22-2015, 09:40 PM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot
TLC
Puff Daddy
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Sublime
Oasis
Soundgarden

REGION 3
Bob Dylan
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
98 Degrees
Mariah Carey
Hanson

ChockFullOfHeadyGoodness
03-23-2015, 11:42 AM
REGION 1
Coolio
Will Smith vs. TLC
Puff Daddy
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Madonna
Guns n Roses
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
Backstreet Boys
Mariah Carey
Spice Girls

Happy Lendervedder
03-23-2015, 03:11 PM
There's the horn! Thanks for voting! No more votes cast for round 2!

I'll have the next round up this evening.

JKellyMap
03-23-2015, 09:53 PM
REGION 1
Coolio
Will Smith
Puff Daddy
En Vogue

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Sublime
Oasis
Soundgarden

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
98 Degrees
Mariah Carey
Spice Girls

Oops! Too late. Oh, well. Perhaps HL will need my votes for a tiebreaker.

mcgato
03-24-2015, 07:44 AM
REGION 1
Missy Elliot
Will Smith
Boyz II Men
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Alice in Chains
Sublime
Alanis Morrisette
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
Guns n Roses
Metallica

REGION 4
NSync
98 Degrees
Mariah Carey
Spice Girls

Algernon
03-24-2015, 08:26 AM
Most Hated.

REGION 1
Coolio
Will Smith
Puff Daddy
Jay-Z

REGION 2
Rage Against the Machine
Stone Temple Pilots
Oasis
Soundgarden

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J
Bruce Springsteen

REGION 4
NSync
Backstreet Boys
Mariah Carey
Hanson

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