The Most Brutally Terrible Bands of the ’90s Somehow Still Infect Our Brains

Arms NOT wide open.

Matt Branhamby Matt Branham
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Of all the bands that need to stop touring and quit already, these terribly brutal ’90s bands take the cake as they continue to infect our brains today. While we’re sensitive to the hard work, dedication and integrity of the artist, it’s hard for us to turn on the radio without running into one of these bands that makes us cringe until our faces hurt.

The funny thing is most people will agree, and yet the radio stations continue to play Creed and Smash Mouth and all sorts of bad ’90s music we would just as soon forget. The best part: Most of these bands aren’t one-hit wonders, but rather bands that came out with one terrible song after another spoon fed to a bunch of free streaming radio listeners.

If you thought your day was going pretty well, it’s about to get better, as we give an honest reaction to guys who use the word “nookie” in real life, bands who ask us to hold their hand, and lead singers who give up and host shitty talk shows after getting sued for stealing money from bandmates (nice moves, Mark McGrath). Now, please enjoy.

The Most Brutally Terrible Bands of the ’90s Somehow Still Infect Our Brains

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