Top Ten Misunderstood Music Genres

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1Metal

They aren't about screaming while jamming instruments. It takes talent, and real skill to learn to play and sing, without autotune. - ToptenPizza

And until now, a lot of morons still fall for the "devils music" belief about metal.

You should check out EvilAngel's post on how metalheads are very misunderstood.

2Screamo

Despite popular belief, screamed lyrics do not make a band screamo. Can I grab a guitar, start playing, scream,"HI" and boom, I'm a screamo artist? Of course, screamo artists do scream, but it is also among the lines of emo. - ToptenPizza

3Indie

Indie is short for independent. It isn't about being hipster, it is just a DIY music genre, or being in a minor label.

Example:

Jamie is a 16 year old girl. There are two labels, a major one, bubblegum plastic, and a minor one, Lovely ducklings. She decides to join Lovely Ducklings. She then writes and produces songs without the label. She releases songs, and they all go platinum and now Jamie is an a-lister
She continues to write and produce her own songs about whatever is in front of her, and are all brainless. Guess what, Jamie is an indie pop artist! - ToptenPizza

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4Emo

Emo is not short for emotional, it's short for emotional hardcore. It is bands like Rites of Spring, Jimmy Eat World, Embrace, Dag Nasty, Moss Icon. It is not My Chemical Romance. Emo is metaphorical lyrics often about failed relationships meant to spark an emotional reaction from the audience. It is not crappy lyrics about cutting. I love emo, and I wish people would get their facts right and listen to the legends before they start judging. - ToptenPizza

It's funny how people don't like it when people generalise genres they like but if it's a genre they don't like, it's automatically acceptable... - SuperHyperdude

5Jazz

Jazz music is so rad! Speaking as a musician, I enjoy playing Jazz much more than any other genre. It's more complicated and does more for the mind. Instead of just using simple chord progressions, Jazz thinks outside the box. - SavannahCon93

The only reason people don't like jazz is they don't want to give it a chance, and figure since no one listens to it it must suck (lies) and that pop is great because everyone listens to it (lies). - ToptenPizza

6Punk Rock

Punk is a faster version of rock, made mainly by poor white guys and it has true passion, talent and pure angst, and is meant to point out politics and society's flaws, and strive to cause change. It is Sex Pistols (my favorite punk band), it is not blink182. - ToptenPizza

7Dubstep

Some people can't handle the idea that dubstep is an art. The mainstream form of it has given it a bad reputation, and I see why, but a lot of obscure dubstep is poetic, mentally soothing, supportive and mellifluous. There's various extremes in its good forms, from haunting and philosophical chillstep, such as Fallen by Electus, to melodic and energising breakbeats, such as Blue by Gemini. Give those a shot and it may change how you see this genre. - PositronWildhawk

8Classic

Why is classic seen as boring, or not good, when it is really so complex and intense, in my band class we once had to make our own instrumental music and it was very hard and you had to work a lot to get it right. - ToptenPizza

9House
10Electro

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11RockRock music is a music genre that was created in the 1950s . The genre really got popular in the 60s, 70s and 80s . It generally consists of a guitar player, a drummer, bass player and singer . There are a lot of rock subgenres .

Since when is rock satanic? I love this genre, but my parents know pretty much every band and none of them sing about worshipping satan. Not all rock fans are weird drug addicts who like to smoke and practice satanic rituals. - ToptenPizza

Rock was not the first genre to be accused of being satanic. Many critics called Jazz satanic in the 1920s.

12Trance
13Rap

Not one rap song is good for me. It's not just the awful sounds bought from unoriginality, even the most seemingly empowering tracks are twisted and deceptive. There is just nothing good about this genre. - PositronWildhawk

Listen to the underground guys, like YC the cynic, black milk, soul khan,. Or Eminem and Tupac, or some of the creaters of rap, and you may like it, rap was supposed to be about social injustice or living on the rough side of town. Not butts and being rich. - ToptenPizza

What ToptenPizza said, rap is good if you know the right people.

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14Blues

Blues is what create many of the genres we all love today. It is severely underrated, it was what rock was first created by. - ToptenPizza

15Black Metal
16Grunge
17Pop

Pop isn't misunderstood... It just sucks.

18K-Pop
19Shock Rock
20Electronic
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