Top Ten Worst Music Genres

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21 Gangsta Rap

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.

Same with dubstep, you can go either way with this genre. And I respect it. - SwagFlicks

This is basically Rap. - mattstat716

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22 Black 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 incomprehensible 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 ...more

I like black metal and the pure emotion it gives off, I do not think it should be on this list, nor any other genre. Just because you do not like something does not make it bad. Also the lyrics are not all about killing Christians and satanism! The lyrics can be about anything, social problems, politics, they can be personal to the artist, they can even be about history. Please learn before you criticize something.

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

Black Metal has changed from it's primitive 90s era. Back then you could say it was pretty one-dimensional, you wouldn't be 100% correct still but there is some truth to that claim.
Now you have all sorts of experimentation, genre bending, art-house influence, instrumental virtuosity going on. So no, Black Metal certainly doe not belong here with these other steaming turds.

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23 Death 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.

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

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

Awesome music! I like the brutal sound of it, and the vocals just give me chills. The screaming, the brutal guitar riffs, and the lyrics, make this type of music really interesting. - AnimeDrawer

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24 Gospel

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 feel bad up voting this because the artists have good intentions for a good cause, but all of them sound the same and have the same lyrics. The only exception I can think of is Lenny Kravitz's 'Are You Gonna Go My Way.'

Christian metalcore is really great.

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25 Adult Contemporary

And of course, a moron would put this here.

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26 Post-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.

Puddle of Mudd and Creed. Also made Nickelback terrible. There are a few good post-grunge acts, such as Foo Fighters, but those are few and very far between.

Grew up on this as well, not gonna hate. In fact their some decent bands from this genre. Shinedown, Foo Fighters, Chevelle, Three Days Grace to name a few. - cjWriter1997

I hate post-grunge. It's basically a watered-down, radio-friendly version of grunge rock.

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27 Nightcore

It's stealing other people's work and changing the pitch. Disgrace to music.

This shouldn't even be a music genre, all it is copyright infringement. And the pitch changing man it just gets old. A lot of the time you'll find this rubbbish on YouTube with a typical anime background and with a inconsistent pitch change, cause whoever made it couldn't bother to sing it themselves. And oh it can ruin your favorite songs from any genre. For example I listened to Animal I Have Become on Nightcore and it sounded like complete garbage! I just hope this ends up being a fad and dying, cause I'm sick of it! - BoredJeff02

This isn't even music. You just take an existing song and speed it up to where it sounds high pitched. For example, imagine "Master of Puppets" by Metallica as a nightcore song. It would suck big time.

I enjoy it but autotune of this is terrible

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28 Danger Music

It's literally noise made to cause harm to the audience! - MKBeast

The main purpose of Danger Music is to put people in danger. No thanks. - djpenquin999

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29 Rockabilly

Rockabilly is the primitive form of rock and roll. It was the mix of white hillbilly with black rhythm and blues. Some rockabilly songs lean more towards rhythm and blues and others more towards the white hillbilly country. Many people ( like myself ) say that Elvis Presley invented the genre. The impact of rockabilly on a cultural social level is enormous. It gave us rock, changed pop music, it changed even fashion, haircuts etc... It's ridiculous to put this music genre on a list like this. The best music genres wouldn't exist if there was no rockabilly because it's the genre that started the fire for all what is modern music.

How come this is on the list? Rockabilly brought a lot of country over into the main stream.. Just listen to some of the original 50s

Rockabilly is not my favourite but you have to appreciate it. It created most of these genres and was actually pretty good.

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30 Extreme 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 ...more

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

Its interesting... just because your sheltered self has never heard of metal does not give you a right to call it bad. - MetalObsessed

The three above are all better than this. This stuff gives me a panic attack every time I hear it...

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31 Indie 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

Professional musician opinion - the only genre that I actually think is totally lame. Still, there are the rare exceptions; just don't ask me to listen more than twice...

All I understand from indie pop: someone with a high vocal range and an acoustic guitar playing and singing about something bad.

Annoying whiny hipsters that should stick to open mic poetry.

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33 Latin

How is Shakira and Santana bad though?

This is racist, I don't really like the music either, and this is coming from a Hispanic myself, but you don't need to hate it, I don't hate it, it's just that it's not really my type. Although Latin classic rock is good, but the rest are not really good.

I'm hispanic but I listen to Japanese rock. I grew up with hispanic music, but ever since I was a kid, both English and latin music were boring. They never made me feel emotions or feel my heart beating. I'm not fond of latin music (or western music in general. I find it all the same). Just not my type...

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

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34 Grindcore

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

For someone who likes extreme Metal, listen to Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Extreme Noise Terror, Napalm Death, and early Carcass. That is what good grindcore is. Don't listen to Anal C*** or any of that powerviolence garbage - ryanrimmel

Ugh. Just no. Thinking about it gives me headaches and nightmares. - Songsta41

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35 Rape Metal

WHAT?! What kind of sick, sadistic, mallicious, perverted, sex hungry creep would have created such a thing?!

Is this even legit? Can't find this stuff anywhere

Nice try troll...Error 404 genre doesn't exist.

Rape Metal? Anything w/ "rape" is disturbing and disgusting. Metal is awesome though.

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36 Grunge Grunge

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

Grunge is bad? Listen to Nirvana and Soundgarden

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37 Gypsy Punk

Love gypsy punk, always spitting on other peoples dungarees

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38 Deathcore

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.

Deathcore is not very good to be honest. Every once in a while, there is a good Deathcore band, like Despised Icon, Veil Of Maya, Born Of Osiris, and Oceans Ate Alaska, but a breakdown for a whole song is not what I think of when I think of music. I'm LOOKING AT YOU OCEANO. Melodic death metal and death metal are much better.

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.

Really? Listen to Thy Art Is Murder, Aversions Crown, Make Them Suffer, and Internal Bleeding. "Reign of Darkness", "Controller", "Maelstrom", and "This Day I Fight" are good examples of deathcore. This whole "Core isn't metal" is messing stupid. To all the metalheads out there, GET OVER IT. Deathcore is just as good as death metal, thrash metal, speed metal, etc.

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39 Smooth Jazz

So take a great form of artistic music (jazz) and water it down so that all artistic merit is removed. What you get is smooth jazz, a form of jazz that only exists to make money and give The Weather Channel something to play. The only other thing smooth jazz is "good" for is as music for adult films. Oh, and once you've heard one instrumental cover of "Fields of Gold", you've heard any smooth jazz version that could ever exist.

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.

Oh, come on! I play a jazz instrument (the trumpet) and I don't mind listening to this at all! Jazz is classic!

Everything cheesy and commercial bull and with jazz tacked on the name

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