Re: Are there any songs you love by artists you despise?
if you like Extreme's acoustic side check out "side 2" (airquotes cus the sides aren't real LP sides) of Extreme's III Sides to Every Story album. It's pretty much the band doing a full side's worth of mostly acoustic pop songs and ballads, and they're all pretty great.
"Tragic Comic" also features the only Nuno Bettencourt riff that I'm actually capable of playing.
Also this song from their 4th album is an acoustic shredfest that borders on prog, which I think everyone has gotta hear.