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Screaminmuffin4

“ You never overheard/ That I blew twenty grand on shirts/ Nobody knows my quirks/ 'Cause I'm not famous, no” This may be the single worst line in any song I have ever heard.


Wweald

Remember seeing a Good Mythical Morning video with them in it, thought they were trash but everyone in the comments were saying they were amazing lol.


HeadPhobiac

The song in that video is one I kind of like but that and Burn The House Down are the two songs I think are even remotely listenable


EarthlyAwakening

Yeah I asked someone on an Instagram story what her favourites artists were and she said AJR. That's honestly a discussion I *want* to get into cause idk why she likes it. Sorta Disney like appeal and relatability? And I think my (former) friend started listening to them cause he likes her lol. Idk Interesting that people can both love and hate this band wit such extremes.


dormantlenticular

🙄🙄🙄


thehenrylong

Yeah AJR is one of the worst bands in history. Or at least I could make the argument for it. They are just three white dudes ripping of someone else’s sound and then morphing it into the worst form of millennial pop ever made. Which is already a bad enough genre as it stands. Plus one thing that’s weird about the group is that they have like a token black trumpet player but they don’t give him writing credits or put him on the album covers etc. and it’s not like he’s a member of the backing band. He is essentially the fourth member but instead he’s like their trumpet slave.


TrueRadiantFree

Typical liberals lol.


TheRealDoikid

bro what? They credit all of their members and they have another guy on the drums.


Darx_TKO

Personally I view them as the Low Budget Wish.com Version of 21pilots Me: Mom can we have 21pilots Mom: We have 21pilots at home 21pilots at home:


Broccoli_Assassin911

Some tinder girl tried to hit me with that bull shit. It is literally so fucking bad. I don't have anything against the members themselves, I just cannot stand the music.


GrandeTeodoro

ik im late but ajr might be the worst music I have ever listened to.


LeadershipFuzzy1787

you guys are so ignorant


Hot_Option_3281

bro AJR is possibly the worst band i’ve heard in my life. would rather condemn myself to listen to every deathgrips album 5 times over than to sit and listen to half an AJR album.


bigolfem

Well that’s dramatic


GrandeTeodoro

I gave their music a try, but I did not enjoy it.


Nakks41

The song “No Grass Today” is the most boring song I’ve ever heard about weed. How do you f up a song about weed??


[deleted]

You've tempted me. Currently typing 'AJR' into my Spotify.


[deleted]

Holy fuck that was bad, made it 80 seconds into weak before I died of Cringe overload.


FigurativelySo

oh man, that's not even one of their bad ones. check out Bud Like You or 100 Bad Days


TrueRadiantFree

Why does the lead singer wear that cringey hat all the time


LeadershipFuzzy1787

idk why does marshmallow wear that stupid mask its a brand idiot


Maratimis

calm down lmfao


LeadershipFuzzy1787

its just frustrating when people cant just keep their own opinion in their mind


Berh_

humans are made to be social, can't blame us lmfao


Streoh

This is literally one of the stupidest reasons to hate on AJR. I would have respected your opinion if you had a good explanation on why you hate AJR (more specifically Jack), but no you just say "why does the lead singer wear that cringey hat all the time." FYI, he wore that hat onstage and everyone liked it so it became his thing. The hat also belonged to his mother, so that's why he wears that "cringey" hat. Btw if we're judging artists based on their fashion taste, there's other better artists to shit on than a guy who just wore his mother's hat. (If you have other stupid opinions, just keep it to yourself m'kay?)


TrueRadiantFree

Shut up


Streoh

Ok and?


thebrobarino

Shut up


Streoh

After you my good sir


Berh_

Shut up


Mindless-Educator-91

You sure got 'em there, boss!


Slushcube76

He wasn't hating he just asked about the hat which.... It is a lil weird, it's a fair question to ask


TheRealDoikid

"why does he wear that stupid hat" kinda sounds like hating.


BambehDeluxe

That is probably the "cringiest" reason I've heard to wear a hat.


Streoh

Still better than One Piece tbh


BambehDeluxe

What's the price of rice again?


Streoh

1. United States 4.07 $ 2. Iran 3.64 $ 3. Japan 3.52 $ 4. South Korea 3.25 $ 5. Canada 2.92 $ 6. Switzerland 2.82 $ 7. Taiwan 2.82 $ 8. Iceland 2.81 $ 9. Israel 2.66 $ 10. Norway 2.61 $ 11. United Arab Emirates 2.47 $ 12. Nigeria 2.46 $ 13. Singapore 2.40 $ 14. Trinidad And Tobago 2.33 $ 15. Lebanon 2.33 $ 16. Sweden 2.26 $ 17. Malta 2.26 $ 18. Mauritius 2.12 $ 19. Palestine 2.12 $ 20. Puerto Rico 2.09 $ 21. Saudi Arabia 2.09 $ 22. Finland 2.09 $ 23. Armenia 2.08 $ 24. Bahrain 2.06 $ 25. Denmark 2.02 $ 26. Latvia 1.99 $ 27. Hong Kong 1.95 $ 28. Oman 1.94 $ 29. Italy 1.91 $ 30. Panama 1.90 $ 31. Germany 1.89 $ 32. France 1.88 $ 33. Austria 1.88 $ 34. Cyprus 1.87 $ 35. Lithuania 1.84 $ 36. Russia 1.84 $ 37. Netherlands 1.82 $ 38. Australia 1.81 $ 39. Croatia 1.81 $ 40. Qatar 1.80 $ 41. Kuwait 1.79 $ 42. New Zealand 1.7 $


BananaPieTasteGood

Yeah, I just listened to click and I very much don't like that, but some of their recent songs haven't been that bad. Their song "World's Smallest Violin" is pretty alright (although the music video has some pretty shitty cgi)


LeadershipFuzzy1787

that is kinda the point of the video. these songs and music videos are made often in Jacks and ryans apartment so its not high quality


shhiiiid

I am very very late, but I just listened to their entire discography (been trying to find new music and taking suggestions) and i had to skip every song within 30 seconds. Grossest stuff I've listened to. I enjoy most genres of music and at least a song or two from most artists, but I'd pay a lot of money to go back and never take that suggestion.


DrinkBleach_JPEG

It is never too late to shit on AJR. If you are looking for better music/album here are some of my suggestions. Pop: CRJ - emotion, Kate Bush - hounds of love (1985), Charli XCX - charli, MGMT- little dark age. Rock: King Crimson- in the court of the Crimson king(1969), pink floyd- wish you were here (1975), Radiohead - in rainbows. Experimental: Death grips - money store, Yosi Horikawa - Vapor, Godspeed You! Black Emperor -lift your skinny fist. I hope this is way better music to listen to than AJR, but I doubt it will be hard to be worse than them


Frank_and_Beanz

Charli is a masterpiece.


Automatic-Post1023

yeah...it feels like target store music lmaoo. like imagine dragons but they had to hire from corporate. I also find it weird how if you criticize this band their fans come for you no matter what you say lol, feels like just a bunch of NPC teenagers. like it pissed me off that i even discovered this band today, and now that i know who they are and how alot of people dont seem to criticize their shit music its like i wish i could also go back in time before i discovered this shit cause wow. never felt so repulsed by a band or music this bad.


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Wait until you see Spectrum Pulse's review!


CarbohydrationWalrus

he ripped ajr a new one, and poured capsaicin into it


HeadPhobiac

I thought Role Models was good in the message it was sending but King Jesus Christ almighty it is NOT good in execution. AJR is like a worse-quality ripoff of a band that wasn't even good in the first place.


yoshibike

i like the song weak by ajr


95se

I really really really can't tolerate it. Its pretty bad and they always play it on the local station.


NotAPykeMain1

Holy shit yall need to fix your ears. AJR is one of the best underrated bands out there.


DrinkBleach_JPEG

Sorry for the late reply. I don't need to fix my ears since I already know what great bands sound like: Radiohead, the Beatles, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Dio, Tool, Cheap Trick, old school Rage Against the Machine, Idles, MGMT, Arcade Fire and many more bands. Maybe you need to explore the world of music so you can actually realize what actually music sounds like, not that auto tune crap


Amplifiy

Really late reply lol


DrinkBleach_JPEG

I forgot about this post til a recent comment on this. Decided to read through comments and found this mind boggling horrible comment


GuywithPC584

Yeah dude I just googled why is AJR so popular after playing their song "break my face" on Beat Saber and it was just the cringiest, dumbest song I have ever heard and I found this post and yeah, they are just hard to listen to and give me second hand embarrassment. Also the bands you listed are good, and that guy is dumb :)


LeadershipFuzzy1787

they are not gringe, those songs are made and inspired by real-life problems Jack and the brothers have gone through, and it's annoying when people say their music is terrible.


Nomicon__

The inspiration of real life problems doesn't make it good.


Slushcube76

Their music is terrible


pianotherms

I (unfortunately) just found out about this band yesterday and your thread was the first thing that came up when I googled "AJR sucks". Holy hell, it's terrible terrible trash.


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bigolfem

People are allowed to have different opinions than you. Doesn’t mean they aren’t smart lol…


Hot_Option_3281

no


Nomicon__

I hope this is satire. They aren't underrated in any sense of the word. And even if they wouldn't be popular they're music shouldn't still be even close to the discussion of underrated or even good music.


Def-C

Crash Thompson was here


DrinkBleach_JPEG

Who is that?


Def-C

Congratulations! He featured your comment in his Top Worst Albums of 2021 on YouTube!


DrinkBleach_JPEG

Thanks. Just saw the video and man was it funny. I know he used my post to call out the hate that AJR gets. It is unfortunate that the band is so divisive in the music discussions, but I still stand by my post because I truly did get nausea from listening to them about 2.5 years ago.


MC_BONNIE

Sadly 2 years later no 1 cared + L + ratio + bozo + dad left + poggers + cat and dog + Ranga + fat + short + dad beat u + B) + sigh = ur opinion trash


DrinkBleach_JPEG

Well you are entitled to your own opinion. That being said, your opinion is dumpster fire and I believe your music taste is shit.


MC_BONNIE

damn 2 years later and you cant take a joke or respect peoples music taste how sad


DrinkBleach_JPEG

I did say I respect your right to an opinion. All I am saying is the same point you are, and that is we both think each other's taste in music is trash. Also where is the joke in your comment. Is it that you can't formulate a coherent sentence?


DrinkBleach_JPEG

I did say I respect your right to an opinion. All I am saying is the same point you are, and that is we both think each other's taste in music is trash. Also where is the joke in your comment. Is it that you can't formulate a coherent sentence?


LeadershipFuzzy1787

that was one hell of a good joke


LeadershipFuzzy1787

and by him saying this music is bad then he is disrespecting other peoples music taste kinda hypocrite of you to say


Automatic-Post1023

im sorry but are you always this offended? someone didnt like your music taste so? you ajr fans have alot in common it seems. to be as cringe as your favorite band. this is like the 15th comment you posted bitching about someone's opinion. touch some grass you loser.


[deleted]

says the guy who just made the cringiest “ratio” in history lmaoo


Hot_Option_3281

ajr is quite literally bottom 5 in my list of music. shit band.


LeadershipFuzzy1787

You just have bad taste in music


DrinkBleach_JPEG

Says the guy who likes AJR. Maybe if you listened to other artist, you would realize that AJR is crap


XanderThander

basically Nickelback of our generation but worst


Berh_

Pretty late but the guy who writes those lyrics must be on crack half the time.


Joyfulfirefly598

Yes, i hate them as well, man, theyre stupid, they also created the disgusting song, worlds smallest violin, gross


TheRealDoikid

I found a thing right here that explains why people like it and why some people hate it: "I think part of why their lyrics are so despised is because people want something to be “deep”, something they can look far into. And most of AJRs lyrics are kind of surface-level in the way where they aren’t talking in constant metaphors or are super vague but rather exactly what they want to say. One reaction video I saw bashed Next Up Forever for the specific line of wishing he was “still a Virgin”. Some of their other songs such as Birthday Party and 3 O’Clock Things also touch on some pretty political topics people are bound to disagree with/deem unnecessary since it can immediately exclude certain listeners from liking to the song. Bottom line: I think their outspokenness and bold lyric choices are the major turn off. Sound wise, many people don’t enjoy the high-pitched, odd noises mainstream pop doesn’t carry. For example, the “yup yup yup” found in Wow, I’m Not Crazy or weird noise progression towards the beginning of Don’t Throw Out My Legos. To be honest, it took me awhile to figure out why people enjoyed The Trick so much because of the high, wavering voice and now it is one of my favorite songs off of OKO. Clashing these two aspects together can really throw some first time listeners who aren’t used to their sound. Another thing to take into consideration is something the boys have stated before: AJR is a certain type of sound for a certain type of people. Because of how specific some of their songs can be, especially their last few albums and how they pertain to life as a teenager to a twenty-something year old, it isn’t too shocking that many people haven’t felt what they try writing and singing about." Alot of the time Im seeing more personal reasons as to why people dislike the band such as "The hat." Like bro you have other things to criticize.


broitskayak

This is the most pathetic thing iv ever read