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Happy Lendervedder
03-23-2015, 04:56 PM
Round 1 is complete (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=751917). Round 2 is complete (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=752233).

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 original 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 5:30pm on Thursday March 26.

FYI, for the hell of it, I tallied the total votes that the remaining sixteen artists received during the first two rounds and ranked them 1 through 16. (The higher they are on the list, the more votes they've received):

1. Janet Jackson
2. Mariah Carey
3. Puff Daddy
4. LL Cool J
5. Coolio
6. Oasis
7. 98 Degrees
8. Meatloaf
9. Alice In Chains
10. NSync
11. Metallica
12. Michael Jackson
13. Sublime
14. Will Smith
15. Jay-Z
16. Hanson

Interesting that Janet Jackson has received the most hate so far.

So without further ado, vote for the artist you HATE MORE:

REGION 1
Puff Daddy vs. Jay-Z
Coolio vs. Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis vs. Sublime
Meatloaf vs. Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson vs. Michael Jackson
LL Cool J vs. Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey vs. Hanson
98 Degrees vs. NSync

NDP
03-23-2015, 05:20 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Sublime
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Hanson
98 Degrees

Oredigger77
03-23-2015, 05:36 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Oasis
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
98 Degrees

I've got to admit I am very confused by the Sublime hate. Is it just because they weren't around to keep making awesome music after they got famous? I mean really they've easily got 3 of the top 10 90s songs and didn't last long enough in the spot light to do any terrible damage.

Happy Lendervedder
03-23-2015, 05:44 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy vs. Jay-Z
Coolio vs. Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis vs. Sublime
Meatloaf vs. Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson vs. Michael Jackson
LL Cool J vs. Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey vs. Hanson
98 Degrees vs. NSync

YogSothoth
03-23-2015, 06:18 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy vs. Jay-Z
Coolio vs. Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis vs. Sublime
Meatloaf vs. Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson vs. Michael Jackson
LL Cool J vs. Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey vs. Hanson
98 Degrees vs. NSync

ChockFullOfHeadyGoodness
03-23-2015, 06:22 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
NSync

basset hound
03-23-2015, 06:37 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy vs. Jay-Z
Coolio vs. Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis vs. Sublime
Meatloaf vs. Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson vs. Michael Jackson
LL Cool J vs. Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey vs. Hanson
98 Degrees vs. NSync

Freudian Slit
03-23-2015, 06:46 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy vs. Jay-Z
Coolio vs. Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis vs. Sublime
Meatloaf vs. Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson vs. Michael Jackson
LL Cool J vs. Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey vs. Hanson
98 Degrees vs. NSync

Freudian Slit
03-23-2015, 06:48 PM
FYI, for the hell of it, I tallied the total votes that the remaining sixteen artists received during the first two rounds and ranked them 1 through 16. (The higher they are on the list, the more votes they've received):

1. Janet Jackson
2. Mariah Carey
3. Puff Daddy
4. LL Cool J
5. Coolio
6. Oasis
7. 98 Degrees
8. Meatloaf
9. Alice In Chains
10. NSync
11. Metallica
12. Michael Jackson
13. Sublime
14. Will Smith
15. Jay-Z
16. Hanson

Interesting that Janet Jackson has received the most hate so far.



Interesting that Hanson has received the least hate!

Prof. Pepperwinkle
03-23-2015, 07:01 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Sublime
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Hanson
NSync

Little Nemo
03-23-2015, 07:03 PM
Puff Daddy
Coolio

Oasis
Alice in Chains

Janet Jackson
Metallica

Mariah Carey
98 Degrees

Little Nemo
03-23-2015, 07:05 PM
I'm just dreading the moment when I have to decide if I hate Metallica or Oasis more.

scabpicker
03-23-2015, 07:09 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
NSync


It's easy when you reach this level of competition. ;)

kopek
03-23-2015, 07:30 PM
REGION 1
Jay-Z
Coolio

REGION 2
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Hanson
NSync

Helena330
03-23-2015, 08:29 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy vs. Jay-Z
Coolio vs. Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis vs. Sublime
Meatloaf vs. Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson vs. Michael Jackson
LL Cool J vs. Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey vs. Hanson
98 Degrees vs. NSync

Ponch8
03-23-2015, 08:37 PM
REGION 1
Jay-Z
Coolio

REGION 2
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
98 Degrees

JKellyMap
03-23-2015, 09:59 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Hanson
98 Degrees

El_Kabong
03-23-2015, 10:24 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Sublime
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
98 Degrees

Spoke
03-23-2015, 11:02 PM
REGION 1
Jay-Z
Will Smith

REGION 2
Sublime
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
Metallica

REGION 4
Hanson
NSync

scabpicker
03-23-2015, 11:14 PM
I've got to admit I am very confused by the Sublime hate. Is it just because they weren't around to keep making awesome music after they got famous? I mean really they've easily got 3 of the top 10 90s songs and didn't last long enough in the spot light to do any terrible damage.

Well, the complaint I hear leveled at them most of the time is that they're white-boy reggae. I don't personally see that complaint as valid, because Sublime didn't seem to be trying to appropriate the culture, really. But, folks disagree on these things.

I don't have any particular dislike for them, but I consider them an uneven band. Some very good songs, some quite bad ones.

pulykamell
03-24-2015, 12:14 AM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Will Smith

REGION 2
Sublime
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
98 Degrees

Blake
03-24-2015, 12:25 AM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
NSync

Blake
03-24-2015, 12:27 AM
Interesting that Hanson has received the least hate!

I think that's mostly a factor of who they have been paired against. They have had a lot of dreadful competition.

IOW, it's not that they have received the least hate, it's that they have received marginally less than their opposite numbers.

TheInimitableMaven
03-24-2015, 12:28 AM
REGION 1
Jay-Z
Will Smith

REGION 2
Sublime
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Hanson
NSync

pulykamell
03-24-2015, 12:30 AM
I think that's mostly a factor of who they have been paired against. They have had a lot of dreadful competition.

IOW, it's not that they have received the least hate, it's that they have received marginally less than their opposite numbers.

Plus they're (they were) just kids. Hard to muster up hate for them, in my opinion. "Mmm Bop" as annoying in its ubiquitousness as it was, was actually a pretty decent little pop ditty. Wouldn't have been too out-of-place as a Jackson 5 number.

Channing Idaho Banks
03-24-2015, 01:31 AM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Will Smith

REGION 2
Sublime
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
98 Degrees vs. NSync both

Channing Idaho Banks
03-24-2015, 01:32 AM
I have seen both Hansen tours and for what they bring, they BRING IT. Ask the fifteen guys who were smart enough to buy tickets.

Johnny Q
03-24-2015, 01:37 AM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Will Smith

REGION 2
Sublime
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
98 Degrees

MrDibble
03-24-2015, 01:53 AM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Sublime
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Metallica

REGION 4
Hanson
98 Degrees

I'm still hoping P-Diddy takes it. And I'm really unhappy I had to vote for Oasis in a poll, because I fucking hate Oasis as people, even if I like a couple of their songs. But I hate Sublime that much more.

Algernon
03-24-2015, 08:39 AM
Oops. Looks like I missed the voting window for round 2.

Oh well. Here are my votes for most hated, to move on.

REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Oasis
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
NSync

Les Espaces Du Sommeil
03-24-2015, 08:48 AM
REGION 1
Jay-Z
Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Hanson
98 Degrees

gonzoron
03-24-2015, 09:09 AM
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Sublime
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
98 Degrees

MrDibble
03-24-2015, 09:16 AM
I've got to admit I am very confused by the Sublime hate.
I hate them because prison rape isn't the appropriate punishment for date rape. Also, did not like the singer's voice. And I love ska.

FuriousGeorge
03-24-2015, 09:21 AM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy vs. Jay-Z
Coolio vs. Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis vs. Sublime
Meatloaf vs. Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson vs. Michael Jackson
LL Cool J vs. Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey vs. Hanson
98 Degrees vs. NSync

GreenElf
03-24-2015, 09:32 AM
REGION 1
Jay-Z
Coolio

REGION 2
Sublime
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
NSync

mcgato
03-24-2015, 10:00 AM
REGION 1
Jay-Z
Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
Metallica

REGION 4
Hanson
98 Degrees

Gyrate
03-24-2015, 10:05 AM
REGION 1
Jay-Z
Will Smith

REGION 2
Sublime
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
98 Degrees

Labdad
03-24-2015, 10:27 AM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Hanson
NSync

tenacious j
03-24-2015, 10:54 AM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy vs. Jay-Z
Coolio vs. Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis vs. Sublime
Meatloaf vs. Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson vs. Michael Jackson
LL Cool J vs. Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey vs. Hanson
98 Degrees vs. NSync

GargoyleWB
03-24-2015, 10:58 AM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
NSync

RTFirefly
03-24-2015, 11:05 AM
Abstaining from Region 1 as usual:

REGION 1
Puff Daddy vs. Jay-Z
Coolio vs. Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis vs. Sublime
Meatloaf vs. Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson vs. Michael Jackson
LL Cool J vs. Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey vs. Hanson
98 Degrees vs. NSync

scabpicker
03-24-2015, 11:28 AM
Abstaining from Region 1 as usual:


Hey, if he's not gonna use his region 1 vote, I wanna use it!

REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Will Smith

Kimble
03-24-2015, 12:00 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Hanson
98 Degrees

Catamount
03-24-2015, 12:43 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Will Smith

REGION 2
Sublime
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
NSync

Region 4 was extremely hard. I hate them all so much. But eventually I went with Mariah because she was more shrill and NSync because I remember some of their songs and 98 Degrees has slipped out of my memory into oblivion.

Catamount
03-24-2015, 12:49 PM
I've got to admit I am very confused by the Sublime hate.

Listening to Sublime is like jabbing ice picks in your ears, except with ice picks the pain is over quicker.

Teuton
03-24-2015, 12:57 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Oasis
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
NSync

magnusblitz
03-24-2015, 01:10 PM
I hate Sublime because every goddamn radio station I like listening to plays the same three songs by them over and over and over and over and over...

Drunky Smurf
03-24-2015, 03:13 PM
1.
Jay Z
Will Smith

2.
Sublime
Meatloaf

3.
Janet Jackson
LLCoolJ

4.
Mariah Carey
98 Degrees

I'm just dreading the moment when I have to decide if I hate Metallica or Oasis more.

Me too.

pulykamell
03-24-2015, 03:19 PM
I hate them because prison rape isn't the appropriate punishment for date rape. Also, did not like the singer's voice. And I love ska.

That song really is terrible, isn't it? Always makes me cringe if I can't change the station. It's not even the prison rape part at the end (which is especially cringe-worthy.) It's the totality of the hamfisted lyrics, and I just can't not hear them, as much as I try to avoid listening to the actual lyrics of pop songs in general.

BurnMeUp
03-24-2015, 03:53 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy vs. Jay-Z
Coolio vs. Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis vs. Sublime
Meatloaf vs. Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson vs. Michael Jackson
LL Cool J vs. Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey vs. Hanson
98 Degrees vs. NSync

Catamount
03-24-2015, 04:44 PM
That song really is terrible, isn't it? Always makes me cringe if I can't change the station. It's not even the prison rape part at the end (which is especially cringe-worthy.) It's the totality of the hamfisted lyrics, and I just can't not hear them, as much as I try to avoid listening to the actual lyrics of pop songs in general.

Somehow I've managed to live my life without ever having heard that song. I just looked up the lyrics. My hatred for Sublime has just reached new levels.

Thing Fish
03-24-2015, 05:42 PM
Puffy
Coolio
Oasis
Alice in Chains
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J (two of the three acts on here I like were matched against each other)
Mariah Carey
NSync (totally unfamiliar with both)

panamajack
03-24-2015, 08:42 PM
Somehow I've managed to live my life without ever having heard that song. I just looked up the lyrics. My hatred for Sublime has just reached new levels.

The line about her only family being her ... actual family, sans mother, is just terrible. I think it's the lyrics that I hate most about Sublime. They're the only group on this list that I genuinely never want to hear ever again.

REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Will Smith

REGION 2
Sublime
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
98 Degrees

thelurkinghorror
03-26-2015, 01:53 PM
Puff Daddy
Coolio

Oasis
Meatloaf

Janet Jackson
Metallica

Hanson
98 Degrees

GoodOmens
03-26-2015, 05:48 PM
REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Hanson
98 Degrees

Happy Lendervedder
03-27-2015, 05:59 AM
And that noise you heard 13 and a half hours ago? That was the horn sounding on this round.

Next round of voting will be up shortly.

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