Readers' Poll: The Ten Worst Bands of the NinetiesPicks include Creed, Limp Bizkit, Hanson - and one big surprise
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10. Dave Matthews Band
To paraphrase What About Bob?, there's two kinds of people in the world: those who love Dave Matthews Band and those who don't. There's not a ton of middle ground. Now, this is still a band that sells a ridiculous amount of concert tickets. They practically print money each summer when they tour. They don't exactly have a popularity problem, but some fans feel they lost their way after the Nineties. A 2005 article from the Onion with the headline "Dave Matthews Not That Into Himself Anymore" captured this nicely. "Me and my band are still okay, but I feel like I've grown out of us," Matthews was quoted. "Back when I was in the college charts, we were about all I listened to, but I guess I'm at the point in my life where my music just doesn't speak to me." But for every twentysomething that moves on from the Dave Matthews Band, there's a 15-year-old picking up his first copy of Under the Table and Dreaming, and the cycle begins anew. It's the Circle of Matthews, and it's forever turning.