March Madness: Most hated popular musical act of the 90s: THE SUCKY SIXTEEN!

Round 1 is complete. Round 2 is complete.

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

REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Sublime
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Hanson
98 Degrees

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.

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

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

REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
NSync

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

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

Interesting that Hanson has received the least hate!

REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Sublime
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Hanson
NSync

Puff Daddy
Coolio

Oasis
Alice in Chains

Janet Jackson
Metallica

Mariah Carey
98 Degrees

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

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. :wink:

REGION 1
Jay-Z
Coolio

REGION 2
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Michael Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Hanson
NSync

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

REGION 1
Jay-Z
Coolio

REGION 2
Oasis
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
98 Degrees

REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Will Smith

REGION 2
Oasis
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
LL Cool J

REGION 4
Hanson
98 Degrees

REGION 1
Puff Daddy
Coolio

REGION 2
Sublime
Meatloaf

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
Metallica

REGION 4
Mariah Carey
98 Degrees

REGION 1
Jay-Z
Will Smith

REGION 2
Sublime
Alice in Chains

REGION 3
Janet Jackson
Metallica

REGION 4
Hanson
NSync

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.