Top Ten Worst Music Genres

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1
Pop
Pop is horrible. I don't understand how and form of metal/rock is even on this list. The people who write rock/metal songs have talent because they learn instruments and play them. Pop 'musicians' don't need to learn how to mime at concerts, or auto-tune their voice, or sing, or put any of the 'beats' in the back ground. Rap is just people talking over a noise. The only rapper who deserves respect is tupac and maybe eminem because they sung about real issues. And death metal is awesome, come back when you have heard cannibal corpse or children of bodom. Black metal is awesome, come back when you have heard gorgoroth or watain. Emo is not all bad, other than when they are making depressed ballads like in black veil brides (who are still good) they are good screamo bands. Like black veil brides. They are just not meant for ballads. Oh, and go and listen to five finger death punch and then you will see what real music is.
It shouldn't be called pop nowadays because it's a disgrace to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Prince was good, too. The Beatles were considered pop artists as well. And you can tell your brain is not working correctly if you hate the Beatles. Justin Bieber is NOT pop. He just sings in his annoying girly voice. Michael Jackson, the KING of pop, however, sings, and DANCES. He also cared for the world. Disagree? Come back when you have heard his Earth Song. Now, tell me which is better. Bieber's "Baby" or Jackson's "Man in the Mirror"? And both are pop songs. Michael Jackson's songs are danceable, too. Justin Bieber gets me off the dance floor, while Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and "Bad" make you wanna move like you never did before. Prince had some danceables, too ("1999"). Did I ever mention Justin Bieber decreases your brain size (especially girls)? Conclusion: I like pop. 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and most of 2000's. 2010's? I don't think so. We should return pop back to it's original state.
I'm sick of people with almost no talent going onto shows like the X-Factor saying that they "Just want to make music. " I'm sorry but that is bull, they just want to make money. If they really wanted to make music they would be writing it instead of going on all these shows auto-tuning everything. Kids can easily play this music on the keyboard, drum kit or guitar after minimal lessons. In metal, it takes years to learn a basic song. In pop, the music just repeats itself. You need to have more than just one tune! And the lyrics are all about fame, being rich and sex. But the pop "musicians" aren't famous for their music most of the time. If the boy band 1 Direction was comprised of ugly hobos but still produced the same music they wouldn't be famous. One time when I was walking through the markets of Malasia, I saw an old man with his legs backwards playing a violin in rags with extreme skill with a few measly coins in front of him. People like these deserve all the money and fame, not some posers! It's amazing how many people like this genre.

andrewtuckey

[Newest]One word: Auto tune. Few of them can actually sing, most of them just use auto tune. Rock/metal is way better.
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2Rap
How is this seriously on here? I'm not a big rap fan myself and find myself listening to a lot of rock/ metal oriented bands most of the time
But come on?
I bet most of the people who have voted rap have only heard Lil' Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake.

Older rap and hip hop is brilliant.
Dr. Dre, Nas, Snoop Dogg, N.W. A, and for all you metal fans. Listen to "She Watch Channel Zero" by Public Enemy. It uses the riff of Raining Blood (I think) by Slayer.

Gasmaskboi19371945

Here are the steps for making a rap album:

1. Talk about drugs, partying and sex for three minutes (don't forget to cuss 500 times! )
2. Autotune it to the point of sounding like a foreign language.
3. Put the stupidest computer-techno crap in the background.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 fifteen times.
5. Put the cheesiest artwork on the cover.
6. Watch the money come pouring in.
Good thing that people have sense. By putting rap in first. Now, I like various genres of music, in particular electronic with a bit of rock, and I keep an open mind about genres of music. But rap music is just so bad it's unreal. There is no talent to it; what it is is a bundle of noise, infused with more suicide-inducing screeches and moans. I would VERY much say that this deformation of all sense of rhythm is satisfactory, if I were paid Bill Gates' salary for every word used in my sarcasm. And then there's the singing. Hold on there. Singing? It's talking. No, shouting. Shouting in the same way one shouts when your face is being crushed as the wheels of a bus roll over it. And it's not in time to anything you hear in the background. It's probably the sound of the bus running over the rapper's face. Quite melodic, isn't it? Ignoring the continuous, tuneless, mindless beats, let's see if we can make out what they're trying to say, shall we? Oh, no. Probably not. Especially not if you are a polite person. If Eminem was Irish, he'd be Father Jack from Father Ted. Only he would make Father Ted all the more explicit. Especially if you speak "chav" fluently. Because chances are they're "singing" about drugs and/or sex. Either involving a girl, a guy, or themselves. How very sophisticated. I respect this philosophical and possibly Freudian thinking for song lyrics. And, well, what do you expect? They put a lot of thought into their work. Their income, for instance. What's more important to them than money, may I ask? Meanings to their songs? No, I think they'll throw in whatever they've got, as long as there's over fifty million in it for them. Ever hear the phrase "money can't buy happiness"? Must have skipped past them. And that's all I can say really. Worst genre ever.

PositronWildhawk

This argument that rap means nothing hold ABSOLUTELY NO GROUND. Most rappers don't shout ever. They keep their voice under tone and control to the background beat. Even if they do shout it's not that bus rolling over someone's face loud shouting nor screeching tone. " what it is is a bundle of noise, infused with more suicide-inducing screeches and moans." Funny you should mention that given that all music is a bundle of noise with screeches and moans. The claim that it's about drugs and/or sex is also wrong too, there's plenty of meaningful songs and lyrics to their work. Many cover various points of views, subjects and issues in their music. To generalize and assume that rap is just a beat, shouting, drugs, sex and money is wrong and even if you don't enjoy rap you can't just attack an entire genre with baseless arguments that don't even have plausible points
[Newest]What? 2. place? Rap is the best thing happened to music.
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3Country
This genre used to be good. Now, it's just a bunch of idiots with really crappy southern accents singing about beer and tractors. It's really no different than pop, except that it is worse because pop doesn't try to be something it's not.
This one girl in my class was singing a stupid song from his genre and some kids like, "Shut up. No one likes country music" Personally, I totally agree because its boring, sexual, and annoying. I hate it. So do people I meet, even the girls. (well some). I ask them: what kind of music do you guys like? And they always respond: "everything except country. HAHA! METAL IS THE BEST GENRE!
This music gives me a headache. It's so annoying! The redneck accent, banjos, what they sing about, it's just horrible! All they sing about is country girls in bikinis on rusty old tractors, and living on farms with a dog! Living in Nashville, I hate it! The music environment is all country, and it bugs me. I hate country music!
[Newest]Its just boring. They are usually singing about the same thing over and over again and its just annoying.
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4Dubstep
How could this be so low on the list? At least the genres above are actually music. Dubstep is the worst thing that has EVER happened to the world of music.
Ok I'm not a death metal fan like surprisingly everyone on this list. I like rock. Especially hard rock and prog rock. I also like some alternative and a lot of non-death metal, like Metallica or Mötley Crüe. Pop stinks but is harmless for the most part. Rap can be good (like rage against the machine if you ignore the lyrics or the beastie boys) but can also trash. I have at least some respect for all of those genres. Dubstep is a result of some random guys who are playing around on a computer. And the sounds that come out are not even good. Listen to scary monsters and nice sprites and then bohemian rhapsody. Big difference

jhism

Dubstep is by far the worst music genre ever made, just collections of random noises from someone screaming most of the time. There are, however, Dubstep artists that make really good songs, not ones that sound like women screaming from giving birth. But there are still lots more that make.. I don't know if it's even NOISE! If it weren't for 11-15 year-old young men pure-pressuring other helpless victims into listening to it, Skrillex's parents would've disowned him by now.
[Newest]If not for Skrillex, this Genera would be way lower on this list. Most Dubstep songs from 2009-2010 are far better than the kind of stuff they make today. Most Dubstep producers don't record a bunch of random noises, compress them together in an illogical yet relevant chorus, and render them through a digestive tract just for the big $$$. Skrillex took the opportunity to make talent and beauty and ruin it with his own juvenile inferiority.
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5Emo
No one wants to hear your crappy 3 chord songs while your singer with his girl haircut whines emotional lyrics that he wrote in an hour. This is the absolute worst, paramore, 30 seconds to mars, fall out boy. These bands are absolutely awful and deserve to be forced to fly over the Bermuda triangle.

mcdonogh13

First off, modern emo is being all whinny and stuff but the real emo was a lot different. Original emo was a music genre and was mostly not sad at all in fact it was quite a happy type of music. It was called emo because o the emotion the musicians put into their music unlike pop singers who just sing what they are told to. Sunny day real estate is a good example they were original emo. Listen to their music and look at the actual band members none of them have dyed their hair, wore eyeliner or anything like that. Modern emo can be annoying but if you're going to put up a music genre make sure you're clear about it.
Emo is just terrible. The songs typically sound like a big jumbled mess. What really makes it terrible is the emo music everyone hears isn't real emo anyway. It sounds nothing like the original emomusic from the 80's. What you're hearing now is basically pop punk with occasional screaming and trying to be depressed. I wish they would just go away.
[Newest]Stereotypical "emo" music is great! Bands like My Chemical Romance and fob are really good, and people shouldn't be making self harm jokes about people that listen to this specific genre. Also, the people that voted for this to be a bad genre are probably directioners with no decent music taste whatsoever...

6Pornogrind
Hate this genre. I hate pop more but voting for this due to this genre being a huge disgrace to the Metal family of genres.
Disgusting genre. I even like Rap more than this garbage.
Modern pop, rap and dubstep are really sucks... But on the top of this list no doubts should be grindcore with all of subgenres except the classic grind and deathgrind...
[Newest]There is nothing redeemable about this genre. I can't think of it without having nightmares.

7Metal
Which retard put metal here? Whoever did, I encourage you to blow whatever you have for a brain out with a shotgun. Metal is amazing. Bands like Avenged Sevenfold and Trivium have excellent music and inspirational lyrics. There's metal songs for whatever mood you're in. It's not all just senseless screaming and Satanism like the average retard thinks.

MetalFoREVer1228

I agree! Everyone who voted to put metal on here should listen to "Welcome To Hell" by Slayer and "Hell Awaits" by Venom, because that's exactly what is waiting for them.
Really? Metal is one of the worst genres? Whoever put this, YOU. CAN GO TO THE PIER, TIE A STONE ON YOUR LEG, AND THROW YOURSELF TO THE SEA! Metal is one of the best genres ever existed. No one can top Metal (except Rock).
I'm really surprised to see metal here, metal is the best music genre of all time, bands really take much time and effort to create their own music, and they make their own music with real passion and love to their fans, lyrically metal is the best genre you can find everything for every mood, and you can find it fast, slow, brutal, evil, melodic and dark, forever who says metal is just untalented musicians are trying to scream with no talent at all, try to play on the instruments like they do, try to growl like they do and try to write lyrics like they do..you will fail if you don't have the real passion of playing music..rap doesn't take any talent to make a song..

nooreldeen

[Newest]I don't know who posted this, but Metal is one of my favorite genres, right next to classic rock.
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8R&B
it used to be Rhythem and blues know WTF IS IT
Rihanna is pop, and honestly decent pop, which is more than I can say about most pop artists these days. But yeah, the new Chris Brown song, and Don't Tell Em'? That song is terrible. REAL R&B is TLC, Destiny's CHild, older Beyonce songs, and R. Kelly. So listen to that and you will know that is was good. Also Alicia Keys. The 90's and the early 2000's (2000 to 2009) were the best times for R&B.
It should be called T&T Trash and Trash

dragon13304


9Bollywood
Imagine talking regularly

Now insert some really bad rap (the kind that gets you beat up), some classical Bach symphonies, some random classical indian sitar, layer and overproduce the hell out of it in some studio. Make sure you turn the vocals up so that they hurt the ears. Make sure you add some lyrics in english "because bollywood will make it big in America, no"

Hey baby, I want to love you, love me, we are the one and only, lets go yea
Play this to two badly dressed people running around trees

Someone please shoot me
I don't understand how people in India have the guts to even call Bollywood a music industry. I mean, seriously? A talent-less bunch saying "Your eyes, your face, our love, our marriage" over and over again in every song. And some random-ass "rapper" who occasionally chips in to "rap", which always consists of "Get on the floor, yeah, groove it, yeah, yo, yo, move it". 99.9% of the songs are like that. Plus, no production quality at all. Everything borrowed from other international music. Bollywood is just commercial marketing noise which is sold off as music to a billion people with no taste and no clue as to what real music is.

Damn, how can this be at #3? Vote this up people!
Ok, lets be honest about this. I'm a 18 year old guy and I'm from India and I hate this crap called Bollywood so much that I can simply commit suicide before I had to hear it. And guess why I hate it so much?.. Because, this is not a music industry, this is totally programmed for business and for making money. THIS IS NO INDIAN MUSIC GUYS, INDIA HAVE A VERY ENRICHED CLASSICAL MUSIC GENRE CALLED 'RAGA' INVENTED HERE IN INDIA ALMOST 2000years AGO!
[Newest]How dubstep and metal are higher than this, I'll never know...
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10Hip-Hop
Hip Hop is not a genre of music first of all, it's a culture. To put the music of this culture in a box as worst is closed minded, especially with artist like Common, Outkast, Kendrick Lamar, Wale and others. Don't forget the greats like Tupac and Biggie. In any case, people need to stop talking down about this music due to their knowledge of mainstream artist like Nicki Minaj and French Montana or other non lyrical geniuses. Stick to underground, more substance. Besides, everyone knows that once an artist becomes mainstream they begin to suck (some). Just saying. ~Carpe Diem
Hip-Hop, call it a genre, a culture, or whatever, is barely music. Firstly, it takes no talent at all to make it, in which the singer simply talks to an autotuned beat, which sounds so bad it makes those with functioning eardrums want to die. Secondly, its fanbase is so deep in that they act like it's the only thing that's worth listening to. Thirdly, if it's not about sex, crime, or drugs, it's inferior to them, which is why >95% of it is. And most rap songs which seem to be different and more inspiring and motivational on the surface still have a relation to themselves only, and so, have little meaning to anyone else. For these reasons, I cannot stand this pathetic excuse for music.

PositronWildhawk


The Contenders

11K-pop
The worst thing I had ever heard in my life. I used to like K-pop, but then it started to get boring, especially when they try to get famous by trying to look handsome/pretty. And the worst thing is fans like them because of their looks, not because of their music.

CrazeBoutMayday

Why do so many people like it? It's just nine girls who have gone through plastic surgery singing on stage.

admonlee

Stupid music genre that none of the singers acturally play the instroment and produced the music. Only thing they do is trying to look like a teenage boy. K-pop is the worst music genre of all.
[Newest]K-pop is nearly as disgusting as rap 😂😂😂

12Dance
... DANCE SHOULD BE TOP OF THE LIST! Ugh worst type of music, if you can call it that. I honestly hate the fact that mainstream pop music nowadays is so popular. I'm in my early teens! I listen to folk/folk rock, alternative rock, post-hardcore, acoustic, soul, pop punk... Sleeping with sirens, mayday parade, go radio, you me at six... But also 5 seconds of summer (I'm a teenage girl, forgive me! ), nina nesbitt, ed sheeran, mumford and sons, CHRISTINA PERRI <3 the fray, the Script. The lyrics are much more worth listening to than people rapping/singing (barely - they're mostly autotuned idiots) about getting drunk, having sex, girls and stuff like that. Ugh this really annoys me
A boring repetitive beat with a bunch of trend followers being the only fans

wolphert

I hate it so much because it's made by computers and computers have no souls, that's why it sucks

13Screamo
Oh you vegetables screamo is a type of singing technique not genre... Please, for the love of God, PLEASE KNOW BEFORE YOU SHOW.
I love heavy metal but this is just a whole different thing. You guys think you have talent when your singing like Batman or the Cookie Monster. I don't understand!

DunnaNunnaBatman

Screamo music is great, why is it even on here? To be honest, everyone that doesn't like it is either a wimp, or they've never actually heard any good screamo...

14Black Metal
The reasons why I hate Black Metal (2nd movement)

1. It's Repetitive. The guitar riff of one of the songs sounds exactly the same as the riff from the other song. So do drums.

2. Guitar. They either tremolo-pick throughout the song, or they just strum 2 powerchords followed by 3 simple notes all the time. Solos don't exist in the genre.

3. Bass. Do they have bassists in the bands?

4. Drums. Nothing special, just blast beats (which do require some talent, but once you learn it, it's easy) and double bass drumming.

5. Vocals. That's one of the areas where BM shines, but they are incomprehensive and sometimes disgusting.

6. Lyrics. Another area, where the BM shines. But I personally don't care about the lyrics and, what's the point of them, if you can't even understand them?

7. It's overrated as a metal sub-genre.

8. Most of it's fanbase of this genre is full of dumb teenagers, that think they are cool, just because they listen to BM and worship satan.

9. Most of the musicians of this genre are the pussies, poser satanists and wouldn't even kill an ant, although, they write lyrics about satan and sacrificing the goats and etc.
Lyrics in an average Black Metal song: Abababababa! Ababa! Abababababa! (faster), A! Abababaaba, ababa, ba, ba, ba, ba.

I like death metal, because everything is audible. I like Cannibal Corpse and I don't mind Burzum, Behemoth and Cof's new stuff. But this is what Dusk and her embrace sounds like and Gorgoroth and Mayhem are just disgusting.
I like black metal. it may not be my favorite genre but I like bands like immortal, enslaved, emperor, burzum, dimmu borgir, bathory and even behemoths early stuff. I don't see why this, death metal, rock, heavy metal, prog rock, and even country but the only country I like is johnny cash besides him country sucks. but those genres besides country (but including johnny cash :)... ) are good and should be off the list I'm probably forgetting more but still black metal is a fairly good genre and one of my favorite

15Hair Metal
Who put grunge above hair metal, grunge is objectively known to be one of the best times in music, hair metal was a bunch of wussies making pop songs to sell to 13 year old girls that they called "metal".
Hair metal is still out their sadly, its just taken on the shape of pop punk and pop metal. Everywhere you see rock that's more about appearance then substance, you can thank hair metal. Grunge 2 will take care of these guys
Ug where do I begin? The stupid outfits? The complete and utter lack of talent? The lack of originality? The lyrics that might as well be written by Justin beiber? The fact that a vastly superior genre replaced it, but hair metal fans say it sucks becaue the only grunge band they know is Nirvana, not good bands like Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, and
The Smashing Pumpkins? To put it simply, thank God this horrible piece of crap Genre is long dead.
[Newest]Not the best genre out there but you guys can't hate motley crue

16Teen Pop
This music is awful.
Oh my god. Nothing could be worse. The only reason these guys have any fame is because teen girls (in the name) think the lead singer is hot. Listen to some of Ross Lynch's music and tell me those songs would be considered even remotely likeable if he was average looking. And the worst thing is he isn't even attractive, so he is officially the worst musician ever. People tell me that their songs are meaningful and cool are also the people who claim that Ross Lynch is a better singer than Freddie Mercury and a better guitarist than Jimi Hendrix. It also disgusts me that people call R5 rock, but refuse to say they are pop. Teen pop is not music. R5 is not a band. Ross Lynch is not a musician. Led Zeppelin is music, Pink Floyd is music, The Rolling Stones is music, Jimi Hendrix is music.

therootbeer

This is so terrible. please put this on the top. I don't have too much time to fill out my full opinion because it would take days and I think I would run out of room to type. all I can say is PLEASE make this #1!
[Newest]Its even more awful than the original pop

17Gangsta Rap

18Reggaeton
I hate hip hop, pop and emo... But there is a worse crap called reggaeton

In all rock (real rock bands) and metal bands you will find that the members really make a good effort for making music, and many guitarists, singers, drummers and bassists do a really hard work and sometimes they are underrated... But the reggaeton artists who are doing what they call "music" (actually isn't more than just noisy crap) don't make a good effort and receive many attention...

Everywhere place I go (in my country) I hear that stupid noise... I haven't gone to a place in where I hear good music as rock or metal (only few places). And the worst thing is that those "artists" gain money by their stupid noise...

rock2metal

There is no real rap now. There are no opinions nor commentaries about real issues, everything is about "hoes and tricks". Pop is not what it used to be, autotune and it's done. Electronic music is done nowadays by retards who only press random buttons and create crappy beats. But there's one thing that is even worse and it's called regaeton. This "genre" combines the worse things of all of the above and adds even more. This shouldn't even be called music...
Reggaeton is not music! Reggaeton is a piece that came out of a monkey! Seriously.. Metal, Punk, Rock, Goth and Emo are the best!
Pop sucks to...! I don't know why people don't like Emo music either Punk.. But Pop suck more than Reggaeton!
[Newest]I don't like hearing repetitive sampled beats at all.


19Jazz
Used to be a jazz musician. quit because no one comes to watch you play, and on top of that, its super hard for a guitarist to get at least one gig every three months. and if you have to get stoned, be in a different mind set, or prepare yourself to listen to music, then its not good. Especially modern crap like Ambrose Akinmusire or whatever, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. STAY AWAY FROM JAZZ. especially bop, every track sounds the sound, just at a different tempo. unless you actually like jazz, then by all means, listen.
This is the most skill-required genre, I guess... I don't like it that much, but I wouldn't put it on the list.

Flav

I hate Jazz, I think it's hard especially for piano and the music itself is so empty.

20Adult Contemporary
Musix about new age astronomy? And old people listen to it.

admonlee


21Soft Rock

22Latin
I'd rather flush my head in a toilet then fill my ears with crappy music

23Opera
Did you know that people who listen to opera or country are more likely to commit suicide?

The more you know...
The worst who would ever make this music so does pop it rubbish too rock n roll metal rock is the way to GO
Who the hell wants to listen to this crap!

Timeforfred1


24Post-grunge
Everlong by foo fighters is pretty great. I can't think of anything else. And I absolutely hate Daughtry and Hinder all those other white trash bands who think they can rock. Yuck.
Horrible mainstream music like Nickelback and Staind.

25Death Metal
Melodic death metal is amazing, but the brutal subgenres can be understandable, but still. And it does take talent, especially the musicianship. I would give anyone to hear a rap fan even begin to play anything bands like Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom play.
Low tuned guitars, embarrassing to listen to when other people are around, often overproduced and commercialized crap, death metal bands ofter try to be brutal as possible, most death metal bands are bunch of posers, hour of penance is a good example of crappy death metal, modern death metal is as bad as my grandma
Are you guys idiots?!? This is the hardest genre to play ever, imagine emmiting a death metal growl and doing a complicated solo this shouldn't be on this list in fact this shouldn't even be a list this is just a bunch ignorant people hating on genres that people like I won't be the first one to admit that I don't really like country but that doesn't mean it sucks all music requires skill by the way pop isn't a genre
[Newest]Death metal is amazing, get it off this list!

26Grunge
Why is grunge on this list? Think Soundgarden and Nirvana guys!
Why is grunge on here? So stupid. So many fantastic bands from this genre
Grunge isn't necessarily the worst, but it is the best. Why is this on here? Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and many other fantastic artists were grunge artists.

Songsta41

[Newest]Either really good or really bad for me. I love Nirvana and some songs by the smashing pumpkins and pearl jam but other than that I hate grunge

27Techno
To the guy saying no talent. Ill give you three months to produce a track and I bet it turns out like crap. And secondly; techno is ONE TYPE of electronic music. Go listen to trance or something and youw ill see the difference.
There is n lyrics in techno you idiot. I'd like to see you get enough talent to even operate any kind of electronic that these people do.
Techno is really BAD. The worst song of techno is like garbage while the best song of techno is the worst

DerrARC


28MC

29Hard Rock
How is this on the list! Listen to Van Halen!

VanZeppelin

Whoever put this genre on here I'll REALLY break their bones... LITERALLY. I WILL this is the best! Listen to crush 40, motley crue, Alice cooper maybe marilyn manson this the best genre for me it's so addicting
Dude, best music ever! I love hard rock, you know Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, amazing bands. Screw you guys, I'm going home!

30Anarcho-punk
Dead Kennedys is great.

31Classical
Who put this in here?!? Classical music is beautiful!
I don't understand why is it on this list. I don't listen it but without this we wouldn't have pop and rock and also a7x.
Classical music is the culmination of the music of all ancient and medieval western cultures. It took hundreds or even thousands of years to evolve. You either have to have good taste in music to appreciate it, and/or be very learned of music history.
[Newest]Musically I think classical is great, but personally is just puts me to sleep.. I get that without it we wouldn't have any of the genres we have today but I find it so boring to listen to. not enough happening to keep me interested to be honest

32Extreme Metal
I also voted just to get a point out. The people who wrote it's just screaming, no rhythm, and random notes are ignorant fools. For one, trying to scream properly without damaging your voice while sounding intense requires a ton of practice and skill to do properly; try screaming like you normally do with no technique and I guarantee your voice won't even last one song. Second, some of the music itself is extremely complex and requires a fairly decent understanding of music theory to compose and play well. Look up bands like Meshuggah and Opeth for examples of this. The lyrics are a lot more meaningful than people think they are, they are based off of all sorts of subjects. People have a tendency to think something is crap simply because they don't understand it, which is very stupid to do. I understand that people may not like because of how loud and chaotic it is, but don't go making a bunch of ignorant assumptions about something just because you don't understand it. Actually THINK for once people!
Guys this I a genre that causes subgenres and there is no band that plays only extreme. by the way extreme is death, thrash, doom and black metal its not a simple genre of metal
However metal is good, death nad extreme metal are bad, and vocal is "blah blah blahblahblah x666"

33Broadway

34Hardcore (Electro)

35Reggae
Wasn't bob marley reggae?
Reggae is the most boring uninteresting untalented music in the world. People say rock music is just 3 chords well Reggae is just 1 chord.

36Disco

37Classical Crossover
Only stupid hoes listen to this garbage.

SelfDestruct


38Emocore

39Rock
How is rock even on this list some of the biggest bands ever like led zeppelin, the Beatles, rush, the rolling stones, the who, Pink Floyd, jimi Hendrix, cream, guns n roses, queen, van halen, ac/dc, aerosmith, bon jovi, system of a down and the doors are some of the most talented bands ever to walk earth now I think death metal, heavy metal, punk, prog rock, rock obviously and even some black metal shouldn't be on the list because there all fantastic genres for the most part. just how is rock or any of the other genres I listed even on this list. rock is the best genre ever and can't be beat
Rock is not the worst it should be first on the best..

paasadani

Rock is real music. It has actual music, and doesn't have computer tunes in it like other genres
Rock should NOT be on this list

40Schlager
The. worst. ever.
I can't understand why ROCK should be on this list. Schlager is the only genre which deserves #1 of worst music genres EVER

41Nu Metal
Nu metal, did not, I repeat, DID NOT in any way shape or form "kill metal", whoever said that needs a serious spanking. Korn, system of a down, slipknot, all great bands. Even if you don't like those bands, you can't say there songs aren't emotional or powerful, just listen to them! (I suggest snuff by slipknot or aerials by system of a down, or falling away from me by korn, all very emotional songs.). If you think nu metal sucks you need to listen a little more, I promise you'll find something you like, take my advice, before jumping to conclusions maybe actually give it a legitimate chance. Nu metal is awesome, and like I said before, it did not kill metal.
I like this genre because it uses more lyrics than any other metal genre.
Korn is probaly one of the best band ever but that's the only nu metal I like

42Glitch Hop
All music takes talent to make. Just because you don't like a genre of music doesn't mean it's a bad genre. From computers to guitars, its all music. I know for a fact that glitch hop is hard to make, and it sounds good to me at least.

43Ambient Music
Ambient music is the music in wow, Minecraft and so on.
Minecraft ambient music is awesome and wow music is awesome too!

Harri666

one boring string of piano notes repeated over and over for 20 minutes. if you think too hard, you whack out.

qaz9999


44Blues
Anyone who puts the blues on this list is totally uneducated about music at all considering the genres you like are derived from the blues.
What blues is quite good to be honest.
Jazz is like the ugly ginger step child of the TRUE American art form, the blues

45Gospel
I love it and it is the best out of all of them. God bless.
This is offensive on so many levels

anewman

Literally not offensive in the slightest. It's called opinion, hun.

46Cybercore
Only ever 1 track labeled as this genre, very high pitched screeching basslines with chugging guitars

47Contemporary Christian
Religious songs are boring.
You say religious songs are boring. ARE YOU OUTTA YOUR MIND!

anewman

Definitely an improving form of music.

48Crunkcore
This in my opinion is the worst genre of music. It takes absolutely NO talent to do this. Brokencyde, BOTDF, and The Millionaires are good examples of this terrible excuse for music.
Picture a screamo and highly autotuned voice, backed by computer generated guitar sounds that never play more than one chord. then, picture a song like this that has lyrics that would not be out of place in a justin beiber song. it sucks, ok.

qaz9999

The absolute worst excuse for music ever created. The first time I ever heard BOTDF and Brokencyde I just wanted to punch multiple babies in the face. I would like to add that I would much rather dig my eardrums out with a wooden spoon than ever listen to this crap again.
[newest]
How the hell was this all the way down here?

49Smooth Jazz
Kenny G and his peers are LAME. This is to jazz what pop-punk is to punk and if you think that's somehow positive, (Or if you think Blink 182 etc. Are punk) you need an to get your ass kicked.

50Ska

51Folk Hop
Originated in late 90s when Punjabi DJs in the UK started remixing hip hop samples with awful folk village singers from Punjab. It sets a horrible precedence because it seeks to bring rural and urban together. Songs are mishmashed in a way that they are talking about tractors, harvesting and farming in one instance and gang bangin in the other. Hilariously bad. Mostly listened to by wannabe gangster punjabi suburban kids. Most often mislabeld as bhangra, which was an awesome genre that was killed off by these dj assholes and their folkie cohorts in the villages who email them dry vocals to layer the hell over on their pcs
Yea should be at 1. Folk music n hip hop combo is a bad idea
I hate country n I hate hip hop so yea that would make me vomit I seen some farmer rapping videos on you tube but I think they're not doing it in seriousness

52Easy Listening

53Manele
Manele is one of the worst music genre in the entire world. I'm romanian, and I don't listen manele music, gypsies listening. This is not even a music genre, it's crap.
The lyrics usually refer to themes of love, enemies, money, alcoholism, drugs and difficulties of life in general, or some of the songs are specifically dedicated to parties, weddings, funerals etc. Manele style contains objections to music primitiveness and low performance.
Manele are criticized for their lyrical content, which often consists of boasts about the singer's supposed sex appeal, intellect, wealth, social status, and superiority over so-called "enemies". Many singers use bad grammar, repetitive and simplistic rhymes suitable for chanting and are sometimes vulgar and/or misogynistic.
Don't even listen to this music, just vote it up!

54Indie Rock
The Arctic Monkeys, Palma Voilets, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers.. Indie Rock is great, more guitar music on the radio please better than auto-cue rubbish and Dub-step.
Indie rock is ruining rock and alternative. Most of the indie rock artist dress nerdy and collared shirts. Indie rock doesn't rock it's more like pop. Indie rock is ruining alternative radio today it's just indie rock on alternative radio today. Indie was fine in the last two decades hopefully we have a Punk, Emo or rap rock revival ~ July 2014
Indie music does mean independent music you know.

55Progressive Rock
A lot of people call prog "nerdy" or "uncool," but a lot of the time, it involves complex time signatures and instrumental parts that are frankly hard to play. And it's not all long epics - plenty of prog bands have made short songs that are quite good.
If you want boring & long song, where musicians have to show you how many hours of their lives they wasted on music lessons and where keyboards sound like it still 1975, ProgRock is the place for you!

56Metalcore
In general, taking metal and all its subgenres, watering it down, and feeding it to the masses. Oftentimes it has clean vocals, no gutturals, but there is screaming. Add a dash of punk, sometimes thrash, and sometimes crybaby lyrics.

Of course there are some great bands that have adapted elements of the genre into their sound, one example is the band "Darkest Hour". Although I would say they are more melodic death metal than metalcore. Their album "Deliver Us" is a fantastic record.

Good example of a crap band is Bring Me The Horizon. Lyrics that could have been written up by a 9-year-old who just learned his first few swearwords. Excessive amount of breakdowns. Poor musicianship. Of course, teen (and sometimes older) girls love this band, but it's more about their lead singer Oli Sykes. They scream for him, and he virtually has no talent. Oh, but he can do really high-pitched screams, you say? Well, that would be good if it actually sounded any good. Teen girls also love the band Bullet For My Valentine (not as bad as the aforementioned band), and its frontman Matthew Tuck along with his prepubescent boy-ish vocals. Because he's just so cute, isn't he, girls? It's fine with me if you're a teen listening to bands like that, but if you're well in your 20s, you lack taste/character, to say the least.

All in all, this genre is often a gateway to other metal, a chance for pop-chart listeners to break away from their brain-numbing radio music, and therefore I can't really hate on it too much, except for some bands and their fans.
I voted only to vote for the terrible wanna-be metal bands like Atreyu/Bullet For my Valentine/Bring Me The Horizon. I have no problem with early Metallica Hardcore bands like Hatebreed, nor can I really hate on Killswitch Engage. But honestly, most Metalcore bands are bands that wanted to be metal yet also successful, and that's what they came up with.
I agree that there are too much bands calling theirselves metalcore and are just wannabe-metallers, but for me that's not the real metalcore, its just abuse.
When I think of metalcore I think of: as I lay dying, august burns red, parkway drive, trivium, unearth. great bands who made awesome music.

I see the point why this is on the list, but I think the REAL metalcore doesn't deserve this.

Flav


57Pop Rock
Screw Pop-rock.

A contradiction within itself.
Geez I hate these goodie, pop like U2 and Cold Play type o' nonsense. Grow some hair on your chest and man up!

58Horrorcore
Terrible rappers singing about Hell and death. That's all it is. And it's horrible.
These people have something seriously wrong with them

thetopten

I guess that's why you don't see the insane clown posse anymore.

59Pornogore
This just sounds awful and disturbing
Well, I don't even know what this music genre is, but I can tell that it's pretty horrible. I'm just glad that prog rock isn't on this list.
Is this even real?

60Indie Pop
For those who don't understand indie pop it is popular music from an independent artist. Just because you aren't part of some huge record label doesn't mean your music can't be popular.

happyhappyjoyjoy


61Texas Blues

62Deathcore
Made by people who misunderstood death metal. The lyrics aren't as powerful, and quite often you will find bands with clean vocals and emo-like lyrics along with breakdowns. Not to say there aren't good artists, but they are few in number. It's basically metalcore's big brother.
I'm really surprised that this hasn't made it past the top 20 yet. Way Way Worse than death metal, at least that requires some talent! In a deathcore song there are about 20 breakdowns in each song while the singer screams and pig squeals about how he wants to kill the school bully. Notable bands are Suicide Silence, Whitechapel and Carnifex.
How is this lower than Metalcore? Songs about killing people with a high-pitched pig squeal-esque tone is not music, it's just disgusting. It's just a bunch of emos screaming about how they killed their slut girlfriend, what with about 5 breakdowns a song. Pathetic.

63Pop Punk
A bunch of whiny spoiled kids complaining about their first world problems

64Contemporary

65Scene
hey lets take something that everyone who looks exactly like us did but play it a fret down that is all scene music is

66Goregrind
Goregrind is a genre so abysmal and morally shameful that it makes death metal and rap almost respectable. There's absolutely nothing worse than goregrind. Nothing.
So it has songs about blood, guts, and violence?

67Delta Blues

68Power Metal

69Post-hardcore

70Extratone
Extratone is to electronic music as horrorcore is to hip hop. I swear I'm not exaggerating when I say it sounds like a chainsaw. But I guess it's still music, though I can't think of anyone who would enjoy it.
1000+ BPM chainsaw through the ears. But hey if you like wall noise you'll LOVE this!

71Post-Avant Jazzcore
Better than progressive dreamfunk
Progressive Dreamfunk is so much better.

72Rape Metal
Is this even a genre of its own?
This is a music genre?

ashduck

WHAT?! What kind of sick, sadistic, mallicious, perverted, sex hungry creep would have created such a thing?!
[Newest]Is this even legit? Can't find this stuff anywhere

73Funeral Doom
Never heard of it, but the name alone is awful

theOpinionatedOne

Sound like a skrillex tune

74Dark Ambient
What's so bad about dark ambient music? If you've ever been scared during a tense moment in a horror film, you understand the power of dark ambience.

75New Wave
Really? 107? New wave is the worst type of music that ever existed. It might just be the biggest reason why the 80's sucked (well, one of the biggest; glam metal is just as bad). Have you ever noticed that every new wave band that ever existed died after the 80's was over? New wave was just a fad, and eventually, people realized just how bad it was.
How can you hate New Wave? The best music of all time has always been made by New Wave artists.

76Dangdut
For those who don't know what that is? I recommend you Google it or something else...

77Hardcore

78Grindcore
This is the worst music you can find, it sounds like a pig getting skinned alive or thrown in acid.

79Soca
Many people may not kniw about it butit completely sucks!

80British Soul

81Djent
Djent isn't even a genre.
Djent can be bad ass sometimes, animals as leader could be considered djent, maybe

82Celtic punk

83Punk Metal

84Punk Jazz

85Dance Punk

86Garage Rock
Best music out there gettin drunk n stoned jamming in the garage

87Trallpunk

88Riot Grrrl

892 Tone

90Polka
Makes me dance with moistness
This genre should have been in the top ten. The accordian has to be the worst instrument ever invented. The person who invented it should have been strung up by the bollocks and then screwed with a chainsaw. Each note that comes out of an accordian sends sithers down my spine.

91Neo-Classical Metal

92Scat Jazz

93Worship

94Chillstep
Chillstwp is the only genre of music that has made me cry. How can anyone HATE it?
:( how people listen to this I don't know!
Techno +robots making love = chill step!

95Crunk

96Skate Punk

97Street Punk

98Punk Blues

99Death 'n' Roll

100Blues Rock

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