Reasons Rock is Better Than Pop and Rap

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1Rock actually has good lyrics, while pop and rap have trash lyrics

Stairway to Heaven and Bohemian Rhapsody have better lyrics than Anaconda and Baby. - DarkenedBrutality

And you cite those songs as bad while rock has trash such as Nickelback, Creed, among others? No genre is perfect, but you're just being ignorant. - SwagFlicks

You're right. But again, this is in general. Pop is generally romance based and as of recent - the break up stuff. I haven't listened to many rap songs but the ones I've listened to aren't that bad. But rock has a lot of different themed songs - inspirational, psychological, love, war, death, life, etcetera. - LightningBlade

Some rap has some fantastic lyrics. - BeatlesFan1964

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2Pop and rap fans are more immature than rock fans

As long as I've been on this site, I'd say that rock and metal fans are more immature because of the ridiculous amount of pop and rap music hate lists that flood the site - Mcgillacuddy

Whenever I see a Pop or Rap fan going around saying they like music, I think of a whiny fetus. - DarkenedBrutality

While it doesn't seem to be on the website, I am immature in real life. - Powerfultekin

Not really. Rock fans (mainly purists, are more immature) - ProPanda

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3Pop and rap don't have guitar solos, but rock does

These days pop and rap doesn't even have guitars at all. - AnonymousChick

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4Rock songs don't have rapping

There's an entire genre of rock infused with rap, and ill add its pretty good.

Well Red Hot Chili Peppers rap as well as Rage Against The Machine and others. - Jefftt

And rapping is just plain stupid. - DarkenedBrutality

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5Pop and rap musicians have no talent, rock musicians have a lot of it

Especially Progressive Rock bands like Rush and King Crimson. - DarkenedBrutality

Well, let's be honest here. SOME pop/rap people have talent. Look at eminem - AnonymousChick

Either way, define Talentless and how pop/rap musicians lack it. - ProPanda

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6Rock has better band/stage names than pop and rap

You telling me names like Eminem, Gorillaz, Gnarls Barkley, Outkast, and De La Soul aren't cool enough for ya?

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7Rock singers are better than pop and rap singers

Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, Axl Rose, Bon Scott, and that also includes metal singers like Ronnie James Dio. - DarkenedBrutality

Agreed I'd rather hear Steve Perry then The Weeknd or Drake. - BoredJeff02

I heard this one pop song once and I wanted to tear off my ears. - AnonymousChick

I love Eminem but I gotta admit this fact on the majority. - LightningBlade

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8Pop and rap have more annoying fans

All genre have bad fans. All genres have good fans, okay? - AnonymousChick

No they aren't, unless you count people like you, who always preach about how objectively better rock is

Rock fans are pretentious, snobby, and condescending. - RecklessGreed

Rap fans? White kids pretending to be poets with a " black ghetto " attitude.

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9Rock can be both loud and soft
10The best rock songs are still around today after 40 years while pop and rap are 2-3 years at most

Well, didn't rock come before rap and pop?

Jackson, Goo Goo Dolls, Coldplay I still hear on my radio. - ProPanda

@ProPanda, (I am not saying that rock is better than pop and rap), Goo Goo dolls and Coldplay are rock bands too.both of them are alternative pop, which is a combination of alternative rock and pop, so they are a part of rock music. - zxm

I am not saying rock is better than rap and pop. I am just saying these bands are rock bands more than pop bands - zxm

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11Rock has lots of sub-genres

You got Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, Prog Rock, Blues Rock, Southern Rock and much more.

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12Rock music has better, more creative beats than pop and rap

Listen to Surfin Bird by The Beach Boys and you get crap beats. Listen to Stylo by Gorillaz and you'll actually get something good. See? I can cherry pick too!

Bad by Michael Jackson and We Will Rock You of pop and rock genres respectively have great beats. - LightningBlade

Surfing bird is a song recorded by " The Trashmen ", not by " The Beach boys ".

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13Some of the best selling artists of all time played rock music

The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd have are all in the top 10 for most records sold. - DarkenedBrutality

This applys to both rock and pop. I don't see how it is an augrement - RecklessGreed

14Rock singers don't use auto tune

And auto tune doesn't make you talented. The only reason pop songs use auto tune is because they can't sing so they use this to hide their real voice making them sound fake. With rock singers they actually sing and don't need to hide how they actually sing. - BoredJeff02

I am a fan of rock but I beg to differ on this one - Jonerman

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15Rock is unique
16Rock songs don't get old
17Rock singers have a large vocal rangeV1 Comment
18Rock musicians work hard to learn instruments

Indeed they do, Rock Stars practice a lot to play their instruments and get better at them when they perform live or if their making a new album. Pop stars just sing with auto tune to a stolen drum beat that's it. - BoredJeff02

19Rock has good guitar riffs
20Rock is inspirational
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