Overrated Band of 2011

December 22, 2011 by Annie Zaleski

Overrated Band of 2011

Overrated Band of the Year:

Black Veil Brides

"Their new album left much to be [desired]. The concept is the same behind every song. They did not grow." - Melany Javier, Bronx, NY

Says frontman Andy Biersack about the award: "I think it’s kind of funny that people feel so strongly about this they want to make it known. We’re not trying to convince everybody in the world that what we do is ‘right’ – we believe that what we do is right, and if people disagree, that’s their prerogative. The funny thing is that oftentimes people hate us for reasons that aren’t even true! Often I’ll see comments from people saying things like I hate bands like Brokencyde, Blood On The Dance Floor and Black Veil Brides. I’m sorry, but what is the similarity there in terms of musical content? I think that the frustration for some people comes from the fact that they don’t really know what the hell we are – and that’s kinda fun for us, too.”

Runners-up:

A Day To Remember

"I like ADTR, but they're not as great as most people make them out to be." - Casey Miller, Park Ridge, IL

All Time Low

"They might have catchy songs, but every single one sounds exactly the same." - Jon Puleio, Marlton, NJ

Asking Alexandria

"I can't stand the way they sound and out of the few songs I have heard, I haven't noticed any real substance to their lyrics." - Samantha Peace, Sarasota, FL

Never Shout Never

"I just don't think any of the music is so great but everyone loves it." - Alex Eigo, Old Brookville, NY

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