Originally Posted by vaticanplum
I don't quite get all the hate for Radiohead that seems to be prevalent now, I have to say. Whether you like their stuff or not, there's no objectively denying the influence they've had in numerous areas -- musically (sonically, instrumentally, lyrically), politically, and as a force in the music industry. I'm willing to be there's not a band over the last 15 years that is more frequently cited as an influence by other musicians. I am not a fan of U2, in fact I rather abhor everything they stand for and most of their music, but I'd never try to deny what they mean to music, and most other people don't seem to either.
I don't think you'll find any musical act that isn't hated on by some segment of the population.
In fact, the more popular or "important" (for lack of a better word) an act is, the more vocal the hate will be from that segment.