Rock stardom isn’t a meritocracy. And if a band is successful? Maybe that doesn’t mean they’re good. Because terrible bands rocket to fame all the time. So here are the bands and musicians people most tend to overrate. Above all, don’t believe the hype.
Cardi B Is Overrated
I loved Cardi B on “Love and Hip Hop.” She was so funny and honest-to-God likable. Even now I admit she’d be fun to hang out with. But not if hanging out with her included listening to her music, which is dreadful. When “Bodak Yellow” took off, it surprised me because it’s such a bad record. But, hey, bad records become hits all the time. And then her album dropped and everyone went bananas for it. Now Cardi B is the biggest thing in music and I’m like a stranger on my own planet. — Dan Tucker.