The 20 Worst Artists of the Decade
There were so many crappy bands and artists to emerge in the last 10 years that it’s hard even to keep count. From watered-down pop to soulless rock, we're proud to bring you the 20 worst artists of the decade! Get ready to cover your ears, people.
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20. Kid Rock
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How many image changes can one guy go through? Not only did we have to live through Mr. Rock’s rap/rock crap from 2001’s Cocky and his 2003 self-titled LP, we also had to look on in horror as he attempted to embrace the country music scene as well. When Kid went on to his "Rock ‘N’ Roll Jesus" alter-ego in 2007 I really wanted it to be 2012 so the world would end as soon as possible.
19. Brooke Hogan
I don’t really have much to say about Brooke because her lack of vocal skills and bodybuilder-like physique have spoken epic FAIL volumes already. She can’t sing, she can’t dance, and she looks like her dad with fake boobs.
18. Britney Spears
Britney could never sing in the first place, but at least she was hot for most of her early career. Kevin Federline changed that s*** in a flash, though. Either way, from crappy songs like “Oops!... I Did It Again” to her abysmal performance of "Gimme More" at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, it was apparent that Brit should never have had the opportunity to take the spotlight in the first place. I don’t care if she can work a stripper pole like she’s sucking on a lollipop, being good at portraying a slut should not command respect from fans.
17. Jonas Brothers
Does this really need an explanation?
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With releases like Music, American Life, Confessions on a Dance Floor, and Hard Candy, it’s easy to see why Madonna crossed over in the 21st century from a respectable artist with a solid pop catalogue to a complete and utter joke. Madonna is very much in the same realm as U2. The woman should've bowed out a very long time ago instead of tainting her legacy with a string of mindless dance hits molded after the Euro club scene. I’ve said this before and I’ll say in again -- if I wanted to see an old lady roll around on the floor in tight spandex, I could just go watch my grandma get down at her aerobics class in Miami.
15. Baha Men
Even though they were just a one-hit wonder about 10 years back, Baha Men’s overwhelming suckitude cannot be denied. “Who Let the Dogs Out” might be one of the worst songs ever created, and the Baha Men are easily one of the most untalented groups ever to get a record deal.
U2 has released three albums since 2000 and they've all been pretty horrible. Bono and Edge are like aging prize fighters who can’t take the hint that it’s time to bow out gracefully and let the younger generation have the spotlight for a bit. U2 has released some relevant music in the past, but their rule over pop music over the last decade has been anything but spectacular.
13. The Pussycat Dolls
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I can’t deny that watching a bunch of slutty chicks doing stripper moves while lip-syncing on overproduced dance-pop can be entertaining as a dude. The only problem is that the music is horrendous and the chicks in the group are unbelievably annoying. The video for “When I Grow Up” is pretty much the Cliff Notes for any young lady out there trying to become an up-and-coming stripper. Little girls around the world don't need another reason to become a trashy slut.
12. Good Charlotte
I know I’m not alone here when I say how annoying I thought this band was when they first broke into the mainstream back in 2002. The irony is that they looked like a punk band and even did a few runs on the Warped Tour, but their music was just plain laughable. How in the hell can you have so many tattoos and play music for 12-year-old girls at the same time? Money can be the only answer. I can’t knock them for making some serious bread, but massive amounts of dollar bills cannot unmake you a poseur.
11. Tokio Hotel
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Tokio Hotel is by far one of the worst new bands in the past few years but I don’t think they're going to go away anytime soon. Their fans are sometimes even worse than the watered-down pop they release from their homeland of Germany. Okay, maybe not that bad.