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Not really. It can be really annoying when people suddenly start proclaiming themselves to be huge fans, and I'll say "Oh what did you think of their album ____" and these people are like "Oh, I don't know it". Like when they only know the band's more popular stuff yet act like they are huge huge fans. I also don't like the perception that I'm only into something because it's popular. But to actually stop liking a band for being popular is silly, unless they have dramatically changed their style - even in that case, you have to understand from the band's point of view that they don't want 10 albums that sound the same, and just because their newer style is more received in the mainstream doesn't mean the band only changed to fit the mainstream.

I think to start hating a band for the sole reason that they are now successful is terrible; it's like hating your favorite actor/celebrity/musician or whatever for getting married - they are never going to marry you so why not be happy for them? Same with bands - why not be happy for their success? Surely you wouldn't want them to struggle to sell records and concert tickets and all that?! If they are really your favorite band, you wouldn't want them to be unsuccessful forever, just so you have that mystery of liking a band no one else does.
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