Countries That Make the Worst Music

The Top Ten
1 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. more.

A lot of people below have commented that India has no originality and whilst I agree that Bollywood these days only makes remakes and plagiarises, Indian music isn't only Bollywood. What about Classical Indian music (Carnatic and Hindustani)? Gujarati music? South Indian music? Bengali music? Ghazals? Bhajan? Qawwali? Also, Urdu is a National language of India and therefore India isn't copying Urdu words. A lot of Muslim Indians speak Urdu and a minority of Hindu Indians do too.

A lot of people here have commented that India has no original music and while I agree Bollywood does plagiarise and makes a lot of remakes that isn't the only Indian music. What about South Indian music? Gujarati music? Indian classical (Carnatic and Hindustani) Ghazals? Bhajan? Qawwali? Also, Urdu is an official Indian language (not just Pakistanis speak it a large majority of Muslim Indians and a smaller minority of Hindus speak it too) and therefore it is used in Bollywood music (a lot of people below have commented that India is "copying" Urdu words)

I'm so put off by Indians claiming things as theirs. They think only they as Indians existed in forget the subcontinent, the whole world so that makes them arrogant! They claim all Pakistani songs, not sure about Bangladesh, as being Indian and when it comes to talk of terrorism - uh no that's all Pakistani! But their music is ours. That's not the only hypocrisy, they ban Pakistani artists, they deny visas to artists too! Even Krewella were denied just because they are half Pakistani! But Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan are all good, because Bollywood benefits from them. The sheer arrogance and hypocrisy of Indians. I am so glad I have cut out Indian content out of my life. I used to watch Indian soaps, films, music content, shows, be blindly obsessed. But I'm gonna have to support Pakistan now because enough is enough. - a frustrated Brit.

I've seen Aashiqui 2. Loved it when it came out plus the songs. All of them. But noticed something. A bit of the concept, how the guy teaches the girl music and then she becomes more famous than him - I've seen that already in an old Pakistani music video by Shafqat Amanat Ali, the song is called Khamaj (Mora Saiyaan). I'm not saying Bollywood copied this one in particular. But to be honest they have copied so many Pakistani songs, and never gave credit let alone ever have bought the rights. It's a shame because the original talent goes completely unnoticed. Thanks to YouTube channels that collated a bunch of Indian songs that were copied and matched them with their original songs. India, your music is good but please consider giving original artists their due rights.

2 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, more.

Let's face it, Canada...a lot of what comes out of your country just doesn't quite make it. There's certainly a few really interesting, original acts up there...but their efforts get outweighed by the MASSIVE spew of either overrated or second-string acts that have emerged from the Great White North over many years. Maybe if your government gave up on its weird 'canadian content' regulations so that more outside influence would get in, then there'd be a lot more cross-breeding of ideas going on, instead of the Canadian music scene being a self-enforced backwater/circle-jerk.

Obviously Angry Canadians are voting for the USA.
Sure, because
Michael Jackson
Elvis Presley
Whitney Houston
Bruce Springsteen
Billy Joel
Imagine Dragons
Green Day
Panic! At the disco
Fall out boy
The Eagles
Etc, etc, etc are bad to them, apparently.
So, because of some bastards in Hollywood, the US has no good music?
Ha. You have to be kidding. You can hate the US, but you can't pretend plenty of legends didn't come from there.

Canada has good and bad music. Yes, it may have annoying, overrated and stupid stuff like Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber and Avril Lavinge; but it has some geat music too! Barenaked Ladies, one of the greatest and most underrated groups of all time. Deadmau5, a really good electronic guy. Loscil, who reinvented ambient for the better. So there's the good and the bad in Canadian music, so I don't think it should be number one on this list.

Why are people voting for the U.S. ? Yes, a lot of rappers constantly sing about drugs and sex and I agree its annoying, but not EVERY artist from the U.S. constantly sings about drugs. Eminem is one of those few rappers that doesn't always write about drugs. Plus there are many great music artists like Metallica, Nirvana, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Aerosmith, Green Day etc.

3 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. About 25 million people, around half of the country's population of 51 million, live in the Seoul Capital Area.

I don't think it's fair to generalize the whole country for making crappy pop music because I'm pretty sure South Korea has great singers and bands that are overshadowed by their manufactured pop music. I used to listen to kpop when Baby V.O.X were still around (Yes, I'm older than most kpop fans today). Then, I got tired of it because the groups produced the same, mediocre crap over and over again, except with new faces in the scene. It's like if Steven Moffat wrote songs for them or something. I'm kidding, but in the kpop industry, looks come first before talent. I know most labels will deny it, but it's mostly true. I don't see girls who look like Susan Boyle in kpop. Even if they hired one, they will pressure diets and surgeries on her the most and it's sad.

Most kpop fans I've encountered today are vain. Even more so than jpop fans. Why? It's because they valued their appearances more than their music. Most I've seen on social media are unhappy with themselves because they ...more

These boy and girl groups aren't exactly the same. You guys are here just to hate it because they all look the same. You guys are obviously not making the situation any better by saying they're all ugly, they all look the same. Don't you think that causes them to DO PLASTIC SURGERY? Ironic much? You might not like it, but judging the artists aren't going to get you haters anywhere. Look more deeper into Kpop. Oh and, their voices aren't auto tuned go watched their live MR removed perfomances. I prefer people who's given a chance to kpop, and know a lot about it should have the privilege to diss Kpop. You can't judge by the surface. These kpop idols are trained for MANY YEARS to make music for fans, and you can't deny that they work harder than you people dissing them from left to right. They don't act cute, they aren't brainwashed either. They aren't even portrayed as anything but have to act like perfect models that can do everything because their companies tell them to uphold an ...more

Very immature songs of kpop, the singers are mediocre as f and the sounds are pure noise...after so many years of hard training their voices are still's all about being good looking (even if it's plastic surgery) and the quality of songs and musics are very low quality...I prefer underground korean songs than annoying kpop...most fans doesn't accept the truth...blinded by celebrity syndrome...sure one will be mad when you say your thought

The hell? OKAY As a kpop fan myself I think this is pretty much bull. Sure some members look the same but not exactly. When I first got into kpop I was like holy sh- they look very similar but after a while you see they don't look the same at all. And I am kinda embarrassed for the people who know NOTHING about kpop but choose to still comment on this saying that kpop is bad, stupid, or worse. Like forreal. Gtfo if you don't like it. *drops mic* - fellow army

4 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

Sri Lankan Music is good for Murderers, Rapists, Gangsters, Drug Addicts, Sexual deviants, Lunatics, Psychopaths and Idiots! You can't even call it 3rd Class because 3rd Class Music is a million times better than Sri Lankan Music. You need to call it 4th Class or the Class of the Hell!

Shiver me timbers! How can Sri Lanka be in this list? Ah coconuts! I like my country' s music. Billions of blistering barnecles! Sri Lanka should be in the best music. Barnecles! Sri Lankan music is good for good people
Crackers! Sri Lanka has best music

Because W.D Amaradeva died last wednesday that does'ent mean it has worst music because Sri Lankan Music is a traditional music.

5 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. more.

Anime music is not real Japanese music! Listen to the REAL stuff like J-rock (and I mean good j-rock, not crappy oshare stuff). Real, not-anime-related Japanese music is a blessing!

I will not be surprised if half of the votes come from ignorant people who think cheesy anime openings defines Japanese music.

I think anime music is annoying and I hate it, though I kinda like anime but not the music, real j pop is much better.

The music is terrible. Why anime music exist. Such a discrace to the old Japan and it's good traditional music. This country truly is bad.

6 North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. more.

One would have to listen to what plays on National Radio in N. Korea to hear their stuff. So bad its amazing. Such cloying tripe is hard on the ears!

I didn't know North Korea had music. But then again, there's probably no such thing as "music" here anyways.

The music in North Korea is the best music in the world. Most of the people who heard it are dead. It has a lot of mixing sounds like bang, bang, bang, and BOOM! Some lost their hearings because, they cannot resist the beauty of its sound. Some are shouting and running and screaming... No wonder. The very best of its kind. Better try it so you would know.

North korea has NO MUSIC if you don't count those brainwash materials.

7 Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

I gotta say, I hate my country's music. It's everyrthing Flamenco or Pop. I wish it had some variety. And even that variety is small!

Ok. One, flamenco is awesome.
Two, Spain is home to two of the greatest metal bands: Mägo de Oz (folk metal; has the best album of the decade, Ira Dei) and Stravaganzza (gothic/symphonic metal; has one of the best singers of all time, Leo Jimenez).

Sorry Spain even though your language is fun when I speak it, I hate your music.

8 Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

My issue with traditional Mexican music, whether it be mariachi, Banda, Norteño, or this new bs that's around, is that its very generic. The majority of the songs sound the same and very uninspired. There are thousands of songs that have the same harmony and bassline, whether they be in 1/2 polka, 3/4 Val's ranchero, or 4/4 bolero and so on. The instrumentation isn't the problem, the fact that there's not much variety in the musical aspect is. They have to copy elements from past songs. When a new song sounds like I've heard it before, that's a problem. There are a handful of catchy songs, but the rest feel very uninspired, generic and not memorable. The lyrics are also very mediocre. Even though there are a lot of love songs that contain a nice message, you can tell that a lot of these weren't well thought out and use very oversimplistic sentences just for the sake of filling the song. In my opinion, a song can be about a frikin tree, but can have very strong songwriting. A song can ...more

Cats fighting is closer to music than Banda and norteno garbage. It's like they only know two notes. I'm not even slightly surprised that Nazis influenced it, because it's downright evil nonce noise.

It's nothing against Mexico, but I have some bad memories associated with Mexican music. Now whenever I hear it, I remember the times of being alone, surrounded by people who have no manners, and don't care one way or another for you because your white. It was a very lonely time for me. And when I thought I found somebody, they turn around and backstab me. All of this while they listened to Mexican music.

I grew up listening to Banda Sinaloense music in the streets (yes, the genre is called that. ), and seriously, almost nobody in my family can't stand it. It sticks in your head in a bad way, if you know what I mean. And if you actually understand the lyrics, you'll wish you didn't actually hear them. (Can't they compose anything that isn't drug dealing?! ) But Mexico does have some good artists! Well, I'm done with my rant.

9 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. more.

Not only do they make cringy, terrible, soulless, stale, recycled pop, dubstep, techno crap, repetitive and overall just overwhelmingly unappealing music. The Germans themselves seem to have a terrible taste in music in general. German rap is just the same song and their selection of pop songs generally have no life or meaning. Nice country though.

The most shallow, basic and talentless music I have ever heard. When older people say "all music sounds the same these days". That really is the case in Germany. Amazing old classical music, and bands like Rammstein give them a tiny bit of dignity.

German "pop" music is cringy, nasty, shallow and plain out horrid. Every song sounds the same, and the language is just not fit for art in any way. There are some exceptions of good german contemporary music, like Kraftwerk, Rammstein or some former GDR bands, but they - in no way - make up for the hideous monstrosity that is german pop music.
While I gotta say, that germany had some awesome classical composers, it makes the terrible modern "music" even more shameful.

A country with nothing to offer but techno, heavy metal and mediocre radio rock that sounds like German schlager with distorted guitars.
Everything just comes across as forcibly dark and harsh just like the culture itself. There's nothing sexy, light-hearted or charming here sound-wise.

10 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the more.

How is this music good? Is ONE song without profanity, bad references and offensive themes to much to ask for!? Take a look at America's celebrities and you can tell why their music is messed up. DRUGS! That is why!
And they don't get in trouble for using them either.

How stupid is a country that brought Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Rebecca Black, Fifth Harmony, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Florida-Georgia Line, Ted Nugent, Ke$ha, Meghan Trainor, all these emo bands (Black Veils, whatever), and more. How stupid can Americans be to make them popular?

American music is awful, yes a few exceptions - Deep Purple, The Clash, Rush, The Rolling Stones are probably some of the best music artists ever. But the majority of it's modern pop music is embarrassing. I'd rather listen to dogs.

I'm even American and I'm ashamed, I'm honestly sorry to the rest of the world. Please forgive us for being really stupid, having a terrible government that makes stupid decisions, goes to war over oil, and soiling you ears.

The Contenders
11 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, more.

China deserves to be number 1 on this list! I was born and raised in China but my father and I grew up listening to Billy Joel and Freddie Mercury and western music. My mother grew up listening to Cantonese Pop, but none of us were stupid enough to listen to Chinese pop music, especially the ones created in the 21st century. They tend to have chiche chord progressions and DISGUSTING PITCH BENDINGS, which can not handle properly like they way Queen did. Anyways, there hasn't been a single "good" Chinese song released in like twenty years.

Modern Chinese pop is boring as hell with lots of autotune and annoying gimmicks (a live show would soon freak you out no matter it is a cover or a concert), just like Kpop but with less corporation. This completely overshadowed Chinese classical music (those with erhus and stuff), which is beautiful.
Coming from a Chinese!

China just makes crappy remakes of good music or annoying music which will make eardrums pierce. Like South Korea and the U.S., it just focuses on young and good-looking but talentless singers.

Chinese Music is the sound you'll here at moment you're dying...

12 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the Transcaucasian region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe. It is a part of the Caucasus region, and is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia more.

You guys don't even know what the hell you're thinking. There classical music is awesome. Somebody just plopped it on here.

Azerbaijan #1 is good

13 Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language.

If you watch all those Car Accident videos on You Tube, you get the feeling that those poor people are killing themselves because of the awful pop music. American pop music has basically been garbage before and after the Sixties, the only time in 300 years that it was any good at all. But Russian pop music doesn't make it sound better, just less offensive. It sounds like an out of tune violin next to a Fart.

Communists always thought that good lyrics meant good music. This is where they failed miserably. And what is India doing here. I have heard Hindustani classical music and it was just great. Nowadays Indian musicians have become copycats, but if you go back to the 60's, you can really feel the emotions in it. Musicians like salil chowdhary and Shankar Jaikishen were simply Prodigy.

No! Russia has great music! There's music that we wouldn't be too fond of in each country. The United States has horrible pop music, but there is some great stuff underneath it all. Same in Russia, only they have more music I like than in the U.S..

These communists doesn't have great taste in lyrics and notes. Also, some of their music sounds like circus acts, boring!

14 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

Let me name some American Artists. Okay, maybe they weren't BORN in America, but they are based in America
Freddie Mercury
Fall out Boy
Andrew rannels
Trey Parker
BIlly Joel
Just to name some...
Oh and, I'm so sorry but about all countries have music about sex, let's not just blame it all on America, oh wait, that's what everyone always does.

What does sweden does here? You must be kidding guys! Opeth, bathory, meshuggah, bloodbath, hypocrisy, draconian, Marduk, Amon Amarth, dark tranquillity and many many more! You must be kidding they are the best metal country, I think!

Norway makes way better music than Sweden. Norwegian accent is way more beautiful than Swedish accent.

Swedes are not talented singers at all. They don't even know how to sing properly.

15 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. more.

Yea, what black metal bands do is bad.
Let's talk about the music, though. We're not talking about what music scenes do.

And you know what? I don't like black metal music.

I don't like how the quality is always bad. Is it a rule that in order to be a black metal band, your songs has to sound like it's going through a toilet bowl? The lyrics are also pretty bland, and it's mostly just unoriginal.

This is MY OPINION, so please don't take it too seriously. I'm just one guy.
L;DR version: Make the sound quality better, and it will be (sort of) better.

There were no sacrifice (but there was murders) and the church burnings was to bring revenge to Christians settling their churches on norway's Viking heritage sites not satanism. Also their black metal is great if you just listen to it. Darkthrone, Burzum, Mayhem, Immortal, and many others are great examples of black metal which is actually good if you focus on the atmosphere and not what the media makes them to be

The only reason I'm voting for this is obviously because of those damn black metal bands who burn down churches and sacrifice victims.

I like norwegian black metal but I have to agree with the other guy.
Church burnings & Sacrafice victims is terrible.

16 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

Daft Punk...
Best in Europe for RnB, RAP, soul, rock, beat, rock psyche, garage rock, pub rock, mod revival, underground mus.
From classical to the most up to date music (e.g. Shaka Ponk)

17 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle East) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic. The capital city is Riyadh.

Really sucks. Like the government there.

All their music sounds like a goat.

18 Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

Most of Serbian music is dominated by hooting owlish pop folk, the rest is some type of brass orkestra music that sounds like the love child of Mexican Banda and Turkish folk... other balkan countries managed to keep there slavic musical heritage mostly pure or blended there oriental influences into something tasteful (for example Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia and have wonderful folk styles) I don't know what happened in Serbia though

Serbian music sucks... Turbo folk artists have zero talent, even "rap" sucks... The artists are promoting alcohol, smoking and drugs as positive things and the production is crappy... Songs from Serbia should be no. 1... I think no country has music that actually promotes drugs like Serbian music does... Especially new ones...

19? Seriously? This country gave us the garbage pile that is "turbo folk" and you say that Denmark, France, Norway, Japan, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Spain, Germany, United States, South Korea, Canada, and India. I'm done.

This country makes the most garbagest music ever. Turbo-Folk is worst genre in music ever created... Turbo-Folk is all about sex and nothing more. All of turbo folk singers have no flow,can only sing about sex... Even India makes better music than Serbia.

19 Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.
20 Vietnam Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

"My parents listen to traditional Vietnamese music all the time. I want to die"

Here are some great artists: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Queen, Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix! Play that music loud and enlighten your parents to great music, instead of letting them listen to that garbage!
If you don't think they'll like it, though, put on a pair of headphones if you own one and listen to any of these artists mentioned above, to escape from music that you hate so much!
by the way, you're not wrong, I don't like Vietnamese music either!

I am ashamed to be Vietnamese. Its music is the worst of the worst, V-POP or Vietnamese traditional music are like so old and sound the same

My parents listen to traditional Vietnamese music all the time. I want to die

Traditional Vietnamese music makes me sick.

21 Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

I just don't like mainstream Filipino music that is all about love, especially those sung by actresses who are trying hard to be singers. So obvious that they are in auto tune. Eraserheads, Parokya no Edgar and some other bands are good, but Filipinos have to admit that the instrumental almost sounds the same for these bands. As for Filipino rap, even if you say the late Francis Magalona is good, I personally find every Filipino rap trying hard rap and for the the general mass. The general mass are in lower middle class and below. Folk music is very trippy and definitely better than Filipino rap.

Mainstream Filipino music may be slow and sometimes generic, but they at least have better lyrical themes than those crappy pop songs from Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber. We got Wolfgang, Eraserheads and Rivermaya! And some other great bands!

I get why Philippines was number 1 as "Top Ten Countries With Good Music" but man, their voices was just...just...heavenly something else.

The mainstream Filipino music is terribly bad while OPM is seriously underrated.

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23 Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes more.
24 Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately more.

Disco polo is probably the worst and the most lame music genre ever. Surprisingly not only peasants listen to it but it's a popular club music!

25 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

This is most pointless music ever!
When I was in greece, I heard greek radio. It's was torture for my ears.
They try to make songs like they traditional music, that is just pointless guitar.
And yes it's very repertive and boring. Ultimate strike to ears!
It's a trash, not music or I'm don't get it.
And why it's so low? Please, get it higher! It's awful!

I don't like the current Greek music scene and I'm Greek. :-P In the past we produced better songs. Nowadays only if you sing a bad song you will be popular here with few exceptions of course.

I am from Greece and I really dislike mpouzoukia. Its like torture for the ears. They are literally copying other artists song, put other lyrics(most make no sense) and call it music. No, its called trash. Geez...
I am ashamed for this generation..

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