12:26 am - 03/02/2014

America's Most Hated Bands by State

Earlier this week, we revealed your state's favorite band. Mostly, the results made sense — Springsteen for New Jersey, George Strait for Texas — but some were pretty bizarre — Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes for Pennsylvania, for starters. I mean, really, were the creators of that map just polling art school students in Philadelphia?

But now some Tumblr wizard has given us a far more coherent sense of state identity: a map of each state's most hated band:

This is a representation of the least-listened-to artist of the Top 100 on Spotify for each state. That may not sound very scientific (hint: it's not), but the results are actually pretty legit:

There are some random entries: Kansas hates Tupac, which makes sense since there isn't enough concrete out in Kansas for listeners to feel where Pac is coming from. And, of course, Hawaii hates Sufjan.

But then there are some pretty definite regional differences: The East Coast hates country. I've never heard of Jason Aldean, but he's wearing a cowboy hat in every one of his pictures on Google Images, so it makes perfect sense that he's despised in New York. And, despite the fact that all the housewives of Connecticut love watching Blake Shelton on The Voice, they still can't stand to hear him sing.

Things are a little more bitter and focused on in-fighting in the South and Midwest: Missouri is obviously jealous Atlanta got Andre 3000 and Big Boi, while all St. Louis got was Chingy and Nelly.

Alabama seems to hate ch-ch-changes in its politics and music. And the fact Florida loves Rick Ross and hates The Head and the Heart makes complete sense, because even Mozart and Rick Ross have more in common than The Head and the Heart and Rick Ross.

If these maps prove one thing, though, it's that nothing brings states together like a good healthy hatred for R. Kelly.



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ptr28 1st-Mar-2014 11:35 pm (UTC)
we hate R. Kelly
inknot 1st-Mar-2014 11:50 pm (UTC)
we apparently love mike posner tho bc i've heard that fucking "cooler than me" song more since i've moved here than I ever did EVEN when it had just come out
inknot 1st-Mar-2014 11:50 pm (UTC)
whoops only saw colorado hates r kelly not that all other states do too
freemywilly 1st-Mar-2014 11:35 pm (UTC)
lol r.kelly.
scousing 1st-Mar-2014 11:36 pm (UTC)
hahahahaha delaware
so bizarre
unchoco 1st-Mar-2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
Further proof that Delaware is a shithole.
peggybundy 1st-Mar-2014 11:36 pm (UTC)
john legend??? wut

good @ r.kelly being in a lot of these lol (not enough tho)
fancycarousel 1st-Mar-2014 11:37 pm (UTC)
lamo r kelly
uncletam 1st-Mar-2014 11:37 pm (UTC)
I looked at Washington, saw R. Kelly...scanned the rest of the map and saw R. Kelly.
blowinmoneyfast 2nd-Mar-2014 12:18 am (UTC)
this almost reads like a trapped in the closet lyric
shalmako 2nd-Mar-2014 01:56 am (UTC)
now she's looking at washington

now she's done looking at washington

now she's looking at oregon


to be continued
squishinator 1st-Mar-2014 11:37 pm (UTC)
I can't fucking read this shit.
untxi @ North Virginia1st-Mar-2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
kdvn Re: @ North Virginia1st-Mar-2014 11:42 pm (UTC)
North Virginia?
untxi Re: @ North Virginia1st-Mar-2014 11:44 pm (UTC)
oh shit i meant north carolina. really embarrassed rn lol
untxi Re: @ North Virginia1st-Mar-2014 11:44 pm (UTC)

ride_the_jitney Re: @ North Virginia1st-Mar-2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
Ikr? You're opinion is wrong tbh
arcticmonkeys Re: @ North Virginia2nd-Mar-2014 01:43 am (UTC)
i can't stop looking at that girl's wonky eye roll
icangoforthat 1st-Mar-2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
lol hawaii hating sufjan. i can't read what california hates.

and damn a lot of states hate miguel.
ptr28 1st-Mar-2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
Hawaii has bad taste
putyohandsonme 1st-Mar-2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
numbedtoe 1st-Mar-2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
facedancers 1st-Mar-2014 11:44 pm (UTC)
this is better
ch33rylips 1st-Mar-2014 11:46 pm (UTC)
mistress_f 1st-Mar-2014 11:46 pm (UTC)
i miss creed / nickelback posts tbh
freakative 1st-Mar-2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
oh florida
minajatwah 1st-Mar-2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
but where is the lie
volare 2nd-Mar-2014 12:13 am (UTC)
listening to U2 as I type this (from Massachusetts) and choking lol
putyohandsonme 2nd-Mar-2014 12:45 am (UTC)
in_my_tree 2nd-Mar-2014 12:35 am (UTC)
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tigermilk 2nd-Mar-2014 12:35 am (UTC)
But did you lie.
malhy 2nd-Mar-2014 02:30 am (UTC)
Nickelback's missing
nalaa1906 1st-Mar-2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
lmao @ r kelly
mistress_f 1st-Mar-2014 11:38 pm (UTC)

i saw this one yesterday, but it's slightly different (not most hated but least liked i think, not based on spotify but on other data).

lol forever @ r kelly's hatred though.
nabuch 1st-Mar-2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
thanks, adding to the post!
ilylykewoah 1st-Mar-2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
surprised at how many times bob marley is on this one.
squishinator 1st-Mar-2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
dying @ r kelly
roguewave3 1st-Mar-2014 11:41 pm (UTC)
Who the hell is Luke Bryan?
onyxobsidian 1st-Mar-2014 11:42 pm (UTC)
but Do What U Want is such a mega successful hit
tigermilk 2nd-Mar-2014 12:37 am (UTC)
The anger at CHVRCHES is so random.
ilylykewoah 1st-Mar-2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
This is a representation of the least-listened-to artist of the Top 100 on Spotify for each state.

false_hate 1st-Mar-2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
I don't understand the Outkast hate, Missouri.

But I'm laughing with glee at the numerous Blake Shelton appearances.
spanishsaharaa 1st-Mar-2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
lol this is so random tho. I didn't even think CHVRCHES were big enough yet for ppl to hate them.
blowinmoneyfast 2nd-Mar-2014 12:19 am (UTC)
omg ikr
inwazyja 2nd-Mar-2014 12:47 am (UTC)
Seriously? Bonobo? Haim?

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