A student at the University of Eastern Finland, named Salli Anttonen, wrote a report entitled "Hypocritical Bulls**t Performed Through Gritted Teeth: Authenticity Discourses In Nickelback's Album Reviews In Finnish Media."

"Nickelback is too much of everything to be enough of something. They follow genre expectations too well, which is seen as empty imitation, but also not well enough, which is read as commercial tactics and as a lack of a stable and sincere identity."

So, there you go. Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger long ago accepted the media's hatred of his band, saying:

"We just kind of accepted it's, like, nope, we are never going to be one of those bands, we are never going to be the critic's darlings, and we're okay with that. Even a lot of critics are kind of, like, 'We've done our best to try and get the word out there that as many people as possible should hate this band because we hate this band.'