Re: Some artists are universally despised, but still have very devoted fan-bases
DMB - used to be huge and even sort of cool (with college kids looking to listen to something more "adult," not critics) but those days are definitely gone. The only good press I have seen them get since around 2005 or so was when the one dude died.
Pearl Jam - nowhere as big as in 1992 obviously but "hated"? By who? Kids today dancing to Spooky Scary Skeletons on TikTok?? Rolling Stone writers who have to review 50 live albums?
Rush - have been getting more respect and more accepted since 2007 or so.