Countries That Make the Worst Music
The Top Ten
Yes Indian music sucks.I am an Indian and can say more than half of the population has zero iota of what's a well produced music is about.
India does have good music, honestly, as a non Indian I say that I've grown up with it. But I hate that music directors failed to credit original artists they copied from various countries' songs. Both then and now, Bollywood today for example makes tons of remakes, of old Pakistani songs? Come on India is surely capable of making good originals? It is fine if credit is given but fact that they are copied or remade without clear credits to the original song and artist is shameful especially since Bollywood then gets triple the views compared to the original song and profits entirely out of the success since they are a big business. Please be original or give full credit
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.
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.
Panic! At the disco
Fall out boy
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.
So only Canadians are voting for the USA. That's the only explanation. What made you think this? Do you think we're really so much superior than Canada?
Being a United States citizen I still have all of the ability to tell you that fall out boy and eminem is not a good band. Actually, as far as I'm concerned most of the bands you're talking about are overrated, but that's for another day.
Either way, why did you even decide that Canadians are the ones who have completely voted United States, when you can't give any good arguments for your statement? You don't even mention what's so bad about Canadian music in your eye.
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.
Let me guess: You think Canada has bad music just because of Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Nickelback (Nickelback isn't even that bad in my opinion) and completely ignoring the good Canadian artists and bands such as Rush, The Tragically Hip, The Guess Who, Tom Cochrane, Neil Young, Trooper, Loverboy, and Bryan Adams. Way to be pessimistic.
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
Everything is controlled by the record label. I am so sad people can accept art becoming commodity.
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
Boy and girl bands that look the same and sing horrible cheesy songs with no actual meaning, these songs are scary catchy, repetive and a lot of them extremely childish (Extept they aren't meant for kids). Some of these groups are portrayed as sheltered little brats that can't think of anything but themselves or their girlfriend/boyfriend, some also dress like kids except they're well in their twenties, they are extremely superficial and fake, their music videos look like a singing contest, each member gets five seconds to show off as much as they can while singing and dancing, but they fail to stand out because they all look the same, same height, same body shape, same eye contacts, same face, same voices that are auto tuned. this is the worst type of music ever created to brainwash stupid human sheep into believing they're all cute in their perfect little bubble.
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
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!
I am Sri Lankan and you call SRI LANKAN MUSIC WORST. Sri Lankan music is like listening to the melody of the angels in heaven. STOP BEING OFFENSIVE YOU NO-EXPERIENCE-OF-GOOD-SRI LANKAN-MUSIC people
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
It really hurts to listen to it and if you do you are dumb
Hatsune Miku sucks she's not even a real singer. For God's sake, listen to the real Japanese music. X Japan, Malice Mizer, L'arc~en~Ciel, Luna Sea, The GazettE, Dir en grey, Gackt, BUCK-TICK, about anything but anime music/Hatsune Miku/Vocaloids in general, or Kyary Pamyu Pamyu!
I will not be surprised if half of the votes come from ignorant people who think cheesy anime openings defines Japanese music.
Japanese music makes all time low seem like music gods when they make nickel back sound like rock gods when they are a disgrace
Very very annoying vocals, incorporating unwanted high pitched wailing. Also a very annoying language in general
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.
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.
North korea has NO MUSIC if you don't count those brainwash materials.
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.
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
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.
The traditional music has the same bass line for just about every song, laugh out loud. It's brain torture to hear bass line reaper melody all day long to every song
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).
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!
Sorry Spain even though your language is fun when I speak it, I hate your music.
Most songs aren't very good
America nowadays has TERRIBLE mainstream music in my opinion. Tons of recent mainstream songs have bad and/or generic lyrics, bad singers, and the production values aren’t great either.
However, we do have Metallica.
You have good charlotte the worst band who can get lower than these poser the anthem is receptive, simplistic and boring check the chords same 2 chords through the whole song and they never get good ratings check the young and hopless ratings oh my god just check Wikipedia all the ratings are about 2 stars the only good review was by that duck who only gives bad reviews to good albums Robert whatever
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?
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.
But what about electronic? A lot of good underground electronic artists live there.
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.
German songs are amongst the most stupid, brainless, recipe following lot in the bunch. Almost all German music is either oompa based, or could be spastic rock/pop/rap which could be explained as the lite knock off version of American radio music. Only difference is they sing entire songs about things as stupid and mundane as what you can make out of wood, amongst other notedly stupid topics. My personal least favorite is the party anthems that are trying too hard. "PARTY PARTY PARTY ITS TIME TO HAVE A PARTY! WE WILL HAVE A PARTY THEN EAT SCHNITZEL AT THE PARTY! " is no exaggeration to how try hard it really is. Also it's a downright ugly language so it's starting off on a bad note
Even as a German myself, I have to say most German music is garbage. We were the ruling force in classical music, but nowadays, you can forget it. The last good German band was Kraftwerk, and that's as far as it goes for the past 50 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...
Chinese music sounds like cats being strangled
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
On eurovision they have boaring songs!
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..
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.
Modern russian music is honestly bad...the most common/popular types of it are 1-so-called "prison music" which some people call "chanson"(even though it has nothing in common with real french chanson), with very primitive repetative rhythm and whiney texts about thieving and being sad in prison; 2-russian rap, very boring and monotone, lyrics are 90% swearwords; 9-pop music,also very repetative and with lyrics what feel like they are written by a 7th grader girl on last page of her school notebook. there are a few good indie artists in modern russia,but they are unknown to most of people.
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.
Let me name some American Artists. Okay, maybe they weren't BORN in America, but they are based in America
Fall out Boy
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!
The only reason why Sweden is popular is because it's overrated. Nothing else.
Swedish Death Metal is the best death metal!
Are you... are you kidding me?! Who on Earth put Norway on this list?! NORWAY MAKES AWESOME MUSIC! And I’m not even Norwegian, but their music has to be my absolute favorite. Their Black Metal is awesome. Their Eurovision songs are always great, too! It’s my #1 for sure!
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
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.
The only reason I'm voting for this is obviously because of those damn black metal bands who burn down churches and sacrifice victims.
What? French music is beautiful just listen to Daniere Danse.
No actually, I quite enjoy télephone
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)
Any traditional arab music sounds the same and is awful
Songs about how awesome god is and nothing else - arab gospel
Really sucks. Like the government there.
All their music sounds like a goat.
I'm from Serbia and trust me, this country has the worst music ever. I'm talking about Turbo Folk. If you don' know what that is, search it up, it's pure cancer.
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.
"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
Horrible and the worst music I have ever heard I had to even plus my ears
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.
Philippines music are often slow, sometimes way too slow, it get awfully boring and makes you sleepy
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..
Greece has the worst traditionsl music Ever!
One word Skyladika
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!