Top Ten Worst Music GenresMasterOfPuppies
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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. ...more
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.
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, ...more - andrewtuckey
Pop sucks because it's not a genre, it's just whatever genre pumps out the most money at the moment.V193 Comments
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 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!
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!
How do you know nobody likes country music? 7 billion people live in the world and I highly doubt that your have asked every single slicing person if they like country music and not one person said yes I do and you know how I know this because if you ask me, I'll say yes because I do like country music and guess what else, so does my best friend and my mom and even my dad and my cousin. I know a lot of people that like country music so I highly suggest that you keep your dumb comments to yourself especially the highly stupid ones. - JamiePrice
Modern country is just awful, it borrowed the meaningless themes of pop and mixed it with stupid sounding vocalists. The lyrics are bad, the music is easy, and somehow it's still ubiquitous. It sounds bad and is way to simplistic.V138 Comments
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 ...more - PositronWildhawk
To clarify, I am not generalising. I know each rapper is different, but that's still no different from the disgraceful background which they belong in, in a culture which actively enforces a series of misdemeanors: gang violence, mass egotism, discrimination. If hip-hop held a dominant ground in modern society, nine out of ten of us would be on ecstasy, and there would be near no civilised public behaviour or justice.
Empowering the youth? Essentially, what it's doing to the youth is encouraging them to murder each other, and with rappers such as Tupac having to get shot before their music is considered meaningful doesn't surprise me. It's the only reason why rap can get away with being called poetry, where it is in a fact a culture which thinks it is above its others and above law and order because it's claimed casualties.
One song can be different in that sense, but look at the bigger picture, and look under the double-meanings to it. Rap isn't about trying to get you ...more - PositronWildhawk
Rap is awesome!V217 Comments
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.
Why is this on the list? This list is for music! Dub step is not music it is just a bunch of sounds put together resulting in ears bleeding.V124 Comments
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
@the dude who wants to name Metal Bands with better lyrics than fob:1. Fob isn't Metal2. To name a few, Tool, Megadeth, Napalm Death, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Suicidal Tendencies, Mastodon, Dream Theater, Gojira, and many more. Those bands I listed sing about real things, like politics, war, animal cruelty, religion, spirituality, etc. They don't just sing about their first world problems like Fall Out Boy - ryanrimmel
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.
It depends on what you classify as emo. Bands like Fall Out Boy and Paramore are classified as emo sometimes, but they're not really "emo." They're more pop-punk. There is a difference. Personally, FOB is my favorite band, so I'm biased, but I'm not a huge fan of the whinier side of emo.V32 Comments
People who don't respect Hip-Hop/Rap probably just know Nicki Minaj
Not all rappers are bad. There are still good rappers. Examples are Fort Minor, Styles of Beyond, and Will Smith. Drake and Nicki are fake rap.
I respect music with classical influences, guitar solos, techniques that take years to develop. But this garbage isn't part of that. I'm not middle aged too, the stereotype people say when someone hates "new music." I'm actually in California, 16 years old.
Not a genre a cultureV14 Comments
A boring repetitive beat with a bunch of trend followers being the only fans - wolphert
Why does this genre exist other than for people to dance to. I am definitely not the smartest person when it comes to criticizing music but I don't think I have to be a necessary "Good." Critic to say that this genre is almost pointless and lacks any actuall fun besides dancing.
Some are good, some are horrible. Kids now at dances just whip, tweak, nae nae, "superman," and do other dumb ass moves.
Boring and repetitive.V9 Comments
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!
I feel you, Raga is amazing music. Ravi Shankar is like the Jimi Hendrix of sitar. - SammySpore
I live in India and believe me this is the worst oneV41 Comments
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...
This made me hate metal. And I love metal!V37 Comments
Oh you vegetables screamo is a type of singing technique not genre... Please, for the love of God, PLEASE KNOW BEFORE YOU SHOW.
I'm sorry to say, but screamo isn't a style of singing... It's a genre of music... The style of singing that you're thinking about is just called screaming. There's also growling and shrieking. Thanks for the misinformation pal. - MistaCrave
To the comments saying screamo is not a genre of music, it actually is a genre of music; it is just very underground. Circle Takes the Square, Pg.99, and Orchid are considered to be screamo bands. However, I could see how one would think screamo isn't a genre of music. Many people may say that a post hardcore band like pierce the veil or a death metal band like cannibal corpse is screamo just because the singers don't use clean vocals at times (even though it isn't actually screamo). Just because a band has screamed or growled vocals, doesn't automatically make it a screamo band. Many people when they list genres they don't like may say "screamo" although they usually are referring to genres like deathcore or black metal with a lot of unclean vocals and have never actually heard a real screamo song.
Seriously people? This singing style (I emphasize that is is a singing style, and not a genre) takes A TON of talent. I don't like death metal or any other genre of music that screams that much, but I highly respect their talent.
Death Metal is different from Screamo, Death Metal vocals are normally referred to as growling - BlackSabbathIsLife
Didn't know it took talent to sound like a brick in a blender.V25 Comments
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
You're reasoning to hate this is the same thing as boy bands. Actually, that's it, you just hate boy bands. Don't hate k-pop when you don't just hate them, you hate all boy bands. Get you're facts straight. - Loopnines
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.
Ugh. I hate K-pop. Like, the videos are EXTREMELY bad, the music isn't even catchy and sucks, and they try copying American rap bands or rock bands. I just hate it. Like J-pop might have bad videos, and their music might not be the best, but at least they don't try copying everyone else and hae something of their ownV37 Comments
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
Contemporary R&B has nothing to do with proper Rhythm And Blues such as Ray Charles or The Rolling Stones. Contemporary R&B is just manufactured pop music with a Hip-Hop beat. - OC96V12 Comments
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
Its everything that's wrong with the world of music can't listen to it without wanting to rip my ears offV142 Comments
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
There are people who say that Ross Lynch is greater than Freddie Mercury? 😂 - Pony
I can't even say how much this music genre FAILS at every second of each Teen Pop song. I am a teenager and I listen to Electronic Music but this is just insulting for my age. As a music producer, I can say this following: Everyone listens to this horrible music, literally everyone on my class. The melodies and progression are the main problem, like Alison Gold - Chinese Food... it starts abruptly with drums and the main melody with it and it feels like the melody was made in a dishwasher. The autotune, oh my god. I hate when some producer uses autotune, because it Messes up the vocals and I am like "EVERYBODY DO THE FLOP! "... this should be on first place really.
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!
This should burnV23 Comments
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.
Nu Metal is sort of what happened to metal post-grunge. It was pretty popular with my peers when I was a teenager. The common aspects of it seem to be: an increased emphasis on the kind of depressed emotional and lyric content that came from grunge, the near complete elimination guitar soloes and of the technical aspects of metal that had preceded it, and a largely propensity for influences that have a bit more in common with styles like hardcore punk and industrial. The vocals tended to become whiny, or otherwise a sort of standardized format between clean vocals and screaming.
The worst genre in my opinion. I don't think I have ever heard a genre so insipid in my life. However there are one or two exceptions, like System of a Down and Deftones, just because they get lumped in with the rest even though they are so much better.
Nu metal isn't so bad - BlueFrostOfThunderClanV18 Comments
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.
It does take talent for one techno is part of genre edm which composes of dubstep, techno, trance, etc. It takes talent to be able to actually make the sounds come together and not screw up the drop. What other genres do you know that build up and actually do a drop right. That is coming from someone who favorite music is rock, hard rock.
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.
A fat guy living in his moms BASEMENT can make an electronic song and that is just a disgrace to artistryV6 Comments
Maybe it's partly a generational thing, since I was born in 84 and by the time I was a pre-teen, I knew of this music as something advertised on commercials for 80's power ballad compilation CD's. When I went through a metalhead phase as a teenager, we resented these bands because there was nothing particularly heavy or rebellious about them - they are viewed as bands that appeal to teen girls.
In my perception, this genre was sort of a commercial bandwagon largely based on image/fashion, in which the music was essentially cheesy pop songs with distorted guitars and too much reverb on the drums, and maybe a gimmicky technical guitar solo thrown in as a saving grace to an otherwise bland, predictable song. It became incredibly cliche, slickly produced, and wasn't about much of anything other than some glorified rockstar lifestyle. When it wasn't power ballads meant to woo the female demographic, it was dumb party songs. All the spandex and crazy poofy hair was basically a great ...more
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
I think hair metal is really cheesy and lame. All these bands like Green Day, Linkin Park, Bon Jovi, Journey, are really just pop music disguised as rock with screaming and heavy guitars. - SammySporeV11 Comments
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.
Sure, it takes talent to play the complex instruments that this genre requires, but other than that this genre isn't very good. Usually the lyrics are mediocre and are sometimes about violence or blood and guts. The lyrics don't matter though because there's the Cookie Monster who is growling the lyrics the whole time through a song and because the Cookie Monster is growling, it usually sounds like hfhkxdhcrhsij and you can't tell what the lyrics are. Some people say that it takes talent to do the growls that death metal vocalists do, but what talent actually is there? It's just growling. If the Cookie Monster from Elmo can do a growl then I'm pretty sure everyone can. Also, music is suppost to sound good. The Cookie Monster growling and complex instruments in the background just does not sound good, particularly when some of the time the instruments barely have a melody. To all of you who are fans of death metal, please stop saying that this genre is extremely underrated and a great ...more
Try to do a death growl. It hurts your throat, right? Imagine doing that for hours at a time at a concert. There is a certain technique to death growling, and you pretty much have to learn it on your own. It's not regular growling, because you'd screw your voice up really fast - ryanrimmel
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
The skill needed to do it and the end product are two different things. Sure it takes practice to death growl for hours, but it doesn't make it any less grating. Sure the solos are complex, doesn't make them any less redundant (we don't need them in every death metal song). You could spend hours trying to lick your own nose, won't make it any less worthless. - WonkeyDude98
No, you don't see the appeal in growling. It creates the dark atmosphere in the song, which is intensified with the solos. Just like a horror movie. I don't even think you know how to differentiate a good growl and a bad growl. And by the way, have you ever heard of Melodic Death Metal? - velitelcabalV23 Comments
Seems like everyone here knows nothing about rap in the 90s
I don't think anyone actually likes rap or hip hop so much that they get goosebumps listening it. Rap and hip hop are just a disguise to one's personality to stick in their group.
Why don't they call it what it really is? Poems. Just lame ass poems.
IT's for the blacksV5 Comments
I love it and it is the best out of all of them. God bless.
Actually there are Christian bands that actually do metal and have the electric guitar riffs and. Have better drum beats than country, rap, and pop all together
I HATE the fact that many people love this music just because it has Christian lyrics. If you actually listen, a lot of gospel music is really bland and uninspired. - SammySpore
You negative people need to get right with God, the rapture is coming where will you be. I also want to say that when you say you hate something, that isn't right to hate, your not suppose to hate anything, you can dislike like something but don't say you hate it.
Excuse me? People like you are a disgrace to us Christians, it is people like you that ruin our reputation and that is why people know us as "if you sin you go to hell" or "you just have to say you believe and everything will be okay" (I can keep going). Please don't go around telling people what to do and don't tell them to "not say hate" because we all have our opinions. - gabgriffinfcsV15 Comments
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