Worst Things About Modern Music

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1Music artists become famous based on image, not musical talent

Today the music industry is selling sex. because as we all know, it's all about the outside. NOT!

Go metal - musical talent matters while image doesn't. - Metal_Treasure

The music industry should be selling music not sex.

I am looking at you, One Direction!

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2Autotune

I like electronic music, and hate it when it is criticised for autotune by people who can't tell the difference between the godforsaken pop and electronic. House and trance does not use autotune. Stick that in your ear. - PositronWildhawk

Are there any American singers who do not use autotune?

The thing is, who TF cares about auto tune. If it sounds good, especially to people now, it's ok. Most artists that use autotune have already proven that they have a voice. - SammMinajj

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3Most of the stuff on the radio is pop music

And nobody cares about Rock or Metal. Its never on the news. Look at this - sometimes an music artist gets arrested. If it's a rock or metal person its on the news on the bottom scroll line 2 weeks later. If a pop artist or anybody that's not rock OR metal is arrested it be the headline on everything and Barack Obama would bale them out that afternoon. - RustyNail

Where's the jazz? Where's the rock? Why not play different genres on the radio instead of pop and rap?

Also, there's hardly any foreign bands/musicians played on American radios. Why because people don't like to listen to a foreign language? Bologna! It would be at least more easier to learn a new language anyway.

We're missing out on some of the best bands ever. Bands like equilibrium, metsatoll, and more!

I'm not only talking about rock/metal, I'm also talking about the OTHER GENRES OUT THERE!

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4Too many artists have died young

Some of the greatest artists include Michael jackson, amy winehouse, kurt cobain, tupac shakur, the notorious B.I. G, selena, easy e, and jim morrison.

RIP Kurt Cobain! Why does Justin Bieber still have to live?

The only thing on this list I can honestly agree with. - SammMinajj

Yes that is the sad thing - BigBrotherSucks

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5There are very few bands around that are good

There's still some bands around that sound pretty good. bands like the foo fighters, disturbed, three days grace, seether, and evanescence. but they're all being overshadowed by all these talentless hacks.

How come most people don't listen to three days grace? Their music reflects on life and other important things. their songs even saved my life once. adam and the gang are the truth and they should get more attention.

Even if there are still good bands, old band that are still alive until now are very underrated compared to before

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6People consider one genre of music to be the only good genre of music

YES I don't mean to put anyone's taste down but it's annoying when someone straight up refuses to listen to a song because it's not a certain genre. It's just so ignorant

Who gives a crap about the genre. I only listen to a song just for the story or the meaning or the music.

Why not except all types of music for what they R. I'm a fan of all genres and I don't look at one as the dominant ruler.

True! I mostly like punk rock, but to me, even classical can sound good if you put work in it.

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7Too many songs about partying, sex, drugs, butts, and getting high on weed

What ever happened to morals in music?

But songs during the 80s and 90s also had those. That seems to be hypocritical.

8Rap

Rap and hip hop was great back then. Back then it had good messages. Nowadays you hear generic raunchy rap with no messages at all. These modern rappers (especially lil Wayne and nicki minaj) are killing the genre.

The only thing worse is Rap "musicians".

The only good rappers now today are Eminem and tech n9ne.

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9Record sales have declined since 2006

The only good thing about 2006 was that three days grace's masterpiece album, one-x, was released.

10Parents letting their kids listen to inappropriate artists

This is especially coming from the people who said that Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj are role models for the youth.

Sheesh, when will they learn? I mean, my favorite albums when I was six were by Radiohead and the Ramones, and they don't write excessively about sex, drugs, partying, etc.

And now parents allow their kids to twerk because of the new "song" by Brandon Beal?! SERIOUSLY?!

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11No heart, soul, or morals put into music anymore

Songs used to have meanings, now it's just about butts and getting high at parties.

If you like their songs, it's fine, but you're basically not in it for the music,

12Justin Timberlake and Eminem are the only good male singers of today

There are other good male singers besides Eminem around today. Like dave grohl, tech n9ne, adam gontier, corey taylor, james labrie, rob zombie, anthony kiedis, benjamin burnley, shaun morgan, jared leto, m shadows, patrick stump, ryan tedder, David draiman, and jared leto.

What about Bruno Mars? He actually has talent. He can sing, dance, and play instruments

Eminem is the only good rapper now, but I don't care about Justin Timberlake

Bruno Mars? Anyone? - Hey1tsme

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13Lack of soul and quality in music

For all of you who say that heavy metal is all nothing but a bunch of screaming and worshipping the devil, GROW UP! Not all metal is like that. metal bands like disturbed and three days grace talk about life and many things that are wrong with humanity. heck, there are even Christian metal bands! Now for those of you who still say metal is talentless crap, go lick a shoe! You people never even give any genres a chance!

All pop and rap music is about partying, sex doing drugs, and cussing. what happened to morals and stories and things that are realistic and deep?

Not all rap is about drugs, money, sex, and violence. There are rap songs that tell stories about life in the ghetto and other kinds of stories. There's even some rap songs that are about being happy with life!

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15Almost no instruments other than synthesizers

That's not true. A number of songs have a variety of instruments. Also, what's wrong with synth?

16Some Music is Promoting Violence
17One DirectionOne Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015 . The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

To me, one direction is just so unoriginal. Most of their songs are rip offs of songs from older artists. The best example is their song Rock Me which the beat to that song sounds really similar to that of the opening of queen's we will rock you. Everyone knows queen's we will rock you! Why steal from a song that everyone knows?

I like how one group got 18 on the worst things about modern music list.

Ya gotta be a special kind of horrible.

At least Nsync can dance and sing, but One Direction can't sing for their sorry excuse of a boy band. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

Absolute worst band ever.

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18There are many good artists that get no recognition while the crappy artists get plenty of recognition

Lacuna Coil gets not much recognition, while Meghan Trainor gets too much! See the logic?!

M.I.A raps about real things, gets no recognition at all.

Iggy raps a load of crap, gets millions of recognition.

Get the hell outta here. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

19Too many songs about love and partying on the radio

Are there any pop songs about the government? Or war? Or history? Or fantasy? Or being positive in life? Or the secrets and life about humanity? Or even about life? I know a lot of songs that have these themes. not just love stories, but tragic stories, horror stories, historical stories, fantasy stories, war stories, and grudge stories. there needs to be a little more variety now today.

We're all sick of the same themes. We want a little more variety!

Three Days Grace's songs are about turning your life around, making the wrong choices and suffering the consequences, the hard times of life, the many things wrong with humanity, etc.

Remember the days when radios were dominated by the Clash writing about politics? Yeah, me neither.

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20Artists are becoming hypocritical
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1. Music artists become famous based on image, not musical talent
2. No heart, soul, or morals put into music anymore
3. Parents letting their kids listen to inappropriate artists
ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ
1. Rap
2. Music artists become famous based on image, not musical talent
3. People consider one genre of music to be the only good genre of music
PositronWildhawk
1. Music artists become famous based on image, not musical talent
2. Too many songs about partying, sex, drugs, butts, and getting high on weed
3. Autotune
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