Now, Kid Rock has actually grown on me. You have to take it for what it is- trailer-brand party music... and in that context, it's kinda fun. How can you help but laugh at somebody who sings "I got money like Fort Knox?" and whose career exists solely for the purpose of promoting his riches, substance abuse, and luck with the ladies?
Not sue what the vendetta is against rap either- admittedly, most mainstream rap promotes (what I consider to be) really depressing ideals of getting laid and getting rich- but the art form isn't to blame for that- and it IS an art form.... I have come across no other form of music that comes closer to spoken poetry, and just listening to the way rap artists put words and sounds together, even if you disagree with the message, is really interesting, to me at least.
Now... my personal loathes?
"Sk8er Boi" (Notice "kewl" avant-garde spelling) by Avril LaVigne (Sp?)- that song is, in my opinion, one of the best examples of what is wrong with society today.... that stupid little counter-culture pop icon evidently thinks that fighting elitism with elitism of her own (against the teen definition of "preppy people") is the best way to get back at a "snob" who thought she was too good for the "Sk8er Boi." Well, who's the better chick now? *Shudder* For Christ sake, even Britney and Christina Aguilerra don't prance around pretentiously pretending to have something important to say....
Anything Papa Roach... or Linkin Park, but the two are pretty much synonymous to me, because I can never tell them apart.
I want to say "Just Like a Pill" by Pink-- oops, wait, I mean P!nk, LOL- but that song is great for entertainment value alone.