These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Critic Proof: The album Chocolate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water, which received mostly negative reviews but was extremely successful, selling over a million copies in just its first week alone. Unfortunately for the band, this would not hold true for their subsequent releases.
Deader Than Disco: Limp Bizkit was one of the biggest bands of 1999, and received pretty favorable reviews for their album Significant Other. Only a few years later, however, they had almost completely dropped off of the air waves and were routinely used as a punchline in the media, even by radio stations that had previously put them in heavy rotation.
Ensemble Dark Horse: Wes Borland is the most loved and respected member of the band, and his other projects, particularly Black Light Burns, have received more favorable reviews than Limp Bizkit.
Even at the height of their Hatedom, a good chunk of the haters grudgingly admitted that Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$ was actually not bad.
Face of the Band: Durst was considered to be this by many, but his role in the band has been largely overshadowed by Borland, so much so that if you load up the band's official website, Borland is the one in the background photograph.
Germans Love David Hasselhoff: A literal example. While Limp Bizkit has received a significant Hype Backlash in their native US since their heyday in the late 1990s (the planned North American leg of their most recent tour was cancelled due to low ticket sales), the band still has a reasonably large following in several European countries, namely Germany, Austria, and the Low Countries.
He Really Can Act: Fred Durst surprised many critics with his acting in Population 436, and his directorial debut, The Education of Charlie Banks. Moreover, even those that hated Limp Bizkit admitted that "Walking Away", from their Gold Cobra album, was a pretty good song.
Mis-blamed: Nobody can exactly pinpoint where Woodstock '99 went to hell (because it was such an almighty clusterfuck on almost every conceivable level). As a result, whether Durst is to blame or not has become a topic of debate.