Yesterday, the band that’s the butt of the music world’s jokes, Nickelback, dropped a new single called ‘Feed The Machine’, and ever since then the song has been feeding listeners’ insecurities about their own music tastes.
‘Feed The Machine’ is packing some metal-influenced guitar riffs and Muse-y lyrics, and while the band are still clearly trying to sound more like their beloved Metallica, they’ve captured the attention of people who wouldn’t normally be too keen on Nickelback music, and it’s led to some strong reactions…
Twitter confession: I listened to the new Nickelback, and, um… it's good. Nickelback is good. I like the new Nickelback. I'm a monster. pic.twitter.com/Hn9y7noHkJ
— Ryan (@villanry) February 2, 2017
New Nickelback is good, new James Blunt is good, I had a good run as a respectable music critic, I have no regrets. Happy Friday.
— David James Young. (@DJYwrites) February 3, 2017
Okay, I'll concede – the new Nickelback track is really good.
— Hell-iot Cleaver (@elliotleaver92) February 2, 2017
Others disagree though, either because they think the song sucks, or because they think anyone who likes it is part of a new phenomenon in which the world puts up with things even if they’re terrible:
"the new Nickelback song is actually kinda good" is the "maybe we should give trump a chance" of music
— keith buckley (@deathoftheparty) February 2, 2017
Whoever the fuck started this trend that Nickelback's new song is good needs their ass beat!
— B. (@AutotheistMusic) February 1, 2017
I put myself at risk of being "just another Nickelback hater", but wow that new song is not very good at all.
— notso̺terribleDmitri (@LinkDmitriLink) February 3, 2017
‘Feed The Machine’ will feature on a new Nickelback album of the same name, which is set for release on 9th June.
You can check out the track for yourself below — just don’t diss it too hard, or you might have an angry Avril Lavigne on your hands.
Watch: Nickelback – ‘Feed The Machine’ (Lyric Video)