Most Overrated Music Genres

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The Top Ten

1 Pop

Except Michael Jackson, everyone in pop music didn't make art. They only produce something just to sell records and stuff.. Put some chilly chorus and there you got another crappy song that everybody listen to, I don't know why, because there are a loot of better music genres and better bands. POP (except MJ) ISN'T EVEN ART and makes music just crappier with every song they release.

All what people sing about in this today is: Sex, Romance, Breakups, Partying, Butts, Drugs, Alcohol, and Clothes. Awful lot of use of auto tune. Lyrics overusing: don't stop the party tonight, baby, baby, baby, you drive me crazy, I'm so into you, I want you to, La, La, La, and of course: I love you. It also overuses someone being featured in the song, "Love will find a way" Theme, Forced Rhyming, Repetition, Four Chord Progression, and Key Changing. Also, singers have been rhyming lyrics that don't make sense at all, such as: "When I was a geisha, he was a samurai, somehow I understood him when he spoke thai." - Your Love by Nicki Minaj, or: "New Kids on the Block had a bunch of hits, Chinese food makes me sick."- Summer Girls by LFO. On the other hand, music from 1963 - 1994 was complete opposite. ENOUGH SAID.

It's tough to decide between pop and rap, but at least in rap, the rapper usually writes his/her own lyrics. Pop stars write nothing, and in recent years, they can;t even sing anymore either since synthesizing voices and lip syncing are now socially acceptable.

Why is metal above hop hop?

Michael Jackson was one of the only good pop artists out there; everyone else are just overrated. - yungstirjoey666

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2 Rap

SOME pop is good and ALL rap is crap? SOME rap is good, look up for "Real Rap"

Ok, I got to shut down this subject AGAIN. Rappers rhyme from their heart. It's what is a reflection of their reality or what's real to them; so it comes naturally to them which is some of the beauty of it. Just to clear up: Lil Wayne, B.o.B or 2 Chainz DO NOT count as rappers. Their lyrics are 100% better than any rock, pop or indie song you will ever come across, and I would be lying if I said this wasn't true. Listen to J Cole's Crooked Smile or 2Pac's Keep ya head up next time you want to say that rap is sexist, and listen to Kendrick Lamar's How much a dollar cost or Wesley's theory next time you want to say that all they rap about is drugs and money. And if you believe that rap doesn't take skill, try and rap Eminem's Rap God or Kendrick Lamar's Rigamortus then get back to me

Rap wouldn't be so bad if they didn't have vulgarity in every line. I never understood why country is trashed though, since some bands like Rascal Flatts aren't that bad, but maybe that's just me

I didn't mean to for this Rap is awesome!

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3 Dubstep

Wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, pow, pow, wub, wub, wub, wub, dubstep even takes the quality of this comment down.

Dubstep does not deserve all of the hate it gets. There are a lot of great, melodic, meaningful dubstep songs out there. Most people only listen to the mainstream dubstep songs and quickly assume that these songs represent the entire dubstep genre. I highly urge listeners to dig deeper and discover some great dubstep songs.

Dubstep takes no talent to make. Anybody can make a "good" dub step track, it just takes time. No talent. It takes years of lessons to play the guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, etc. Which is prominent in metal, rock, classical, jazz, blues, and country. - ryanrimmel

It should not be considered as music

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4 Country

I honestly think country is more overplayed than metal.

I hate country so much it's not funny

Country pop sucks but I do like more of the real stuff

This needs to be above Heavy Metal.

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5 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. ...read more.

While Heavy Metal is awesome, it is overrated. It is still a great genre, its just not quite as good as it is made out to be from all the hype. It's not near as bad as rap and pop, though.

Rap and pop shall always rightfully be on top, as both are awful, but like heavy metal or not, it's not the only genre of music that should exist, unlike many of their fans insist. Take some time to try something new, and surprise yourself how good something else can be. In three words, be open minded. - PositronWildhawk

It's not bad, just overrated. It's STILL #1 on the list for best genres of all time.

Heavy metal isn't overrated. Thrash metal is kinda overrated. But heavy metal isn't. - zxm

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6 Hip Hop

Hip hop and rap is basically people swearing into a microphone

Um, no. You probably only listened to Lil Wayne and Eminem and made this comment. Listen to Run DMC and come back to me later. - Mumbizz01

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7 R&B
8 Hair Metal
9 Pop Punk

Blink-182, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Sum 41, Rise Against and many others... They aren't necessarily bad, but extremely overhyped in my opinion.. - Flav

Pop punk is a good genre but I think pop punk is underrated ask a

c hild if they know Green Day or blink 182 or mx px trust me there like

w ho? a nd I'm like what is wrong with you

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10 Nightcore

Speeding up a song with the pitch raised and using a picture of a generic anime girl is not remixing.

This shouldn't even be considered a music genre. Nightcore is trash and ruins good music. Those who are saying whatever type of music genre requires no skill, look at this trash. Nightcore is literally just putting a song on Audacity and speeding up the pitch and tempo, and putting a wallpaper of an anime character. -_-

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The Contenders

11 Nu Metal

One of Metal's most unfortunate pushes into the mainstream. Rap and Metal just do not mix real well.

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13 Black Metal

I was going to vote for Hair Metal (not saying it's bad, in fact, I kind of like it) but then I saw Black Metal. Hair Metal might sound repetitive and unoriginal, but at least they have good guitars. Black Metal on the other hand is even more repetitive and unoriginal, as well as that, it has a horrible fan base too.

The only talented thing about this genre is the vocals, and they sound disgusting sometimes. Also, it is difficult to comprehend and it has no rhythm what so ever. There are some good Black Metal bands, but the problem is, there aren't many of them.

I hate black metal so much! It's the reason everyone thinks metal is satanic and dangerous!

Takes as much talent as Deathcore, but yet it's loved by "Metalheads", unlike Deathcore.

14 Pop Rock
15 Alternative Alternative

Alternative became overrated... There are few good bands, but the vast majority just doesn't seem creative to me anymore... They don't make music according to their name. There's nothing "alternative" about alternative anymore

Personally I think alternative is overrated since I see people saying that alternative is the best.

Alternative is correctly rated, not overrated or underrated. - malamJONES

Not overrated. Very good genre, my favorite new genre.

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16 Jazz

How is Jazz overrated it is actually underrated. - Rambles

This is overrated? I would say either underrated or correctly rated - shawnmccaul22

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17 Post-grunge V 1 Comment
18 Goth Rock
19 Indie Rock

Are you kidding me? Indie Rock is one of the most Underrated genres of music

I think it overrated by its fans. It seems to be Indie Rock and nothing else. It's hard to introduce them to anything that sounds even remotely country.

20 Glam Rock
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