people hate a band just because they are popular? At the radio show I do, bands like Linkin Park, Metallica and Nickelback (my 3 favorite) are looked down upon because of their popularity. It sucks tho because they have so much good stuff that doesn't get a lick of airtime on mainstream, and all of a sudden people hate them because they are popular. I mean... it's one thing to be upset because the band you had in your back pocket suddently became everyone's favorite band... but to hate them for being successful? it just seems to me like many people just want to see the mighty fall. With that said, if you haven't gotten them, get Nickelback's "Curb" and "The State". They are fantastic albums.