Top Ten False Stereotypes About Music Genres

The Top Ten

Classical Music Is Boring

I'm not a fan of classical music, but I wouldn't call it boring. It's just music and it's still better than modern pop and rap in my opinion.

Music tastes are subjective but if I had to listen to Classical music the whole day every day it would be very boring.

The Austrian concert on New Year's Day IS extremely boring and that's the only classical music some people listen to.

Well, Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven may have been influential, but their music is just so repetitive and boring.

All Metal Is Satanic

Actually, very few metal bands are Satanic and the ones that are usually belong to a subgenre called black metal which is a very underground genre that most people have never heard of.

I think this should be higher than Classical music being boring that's only an opinion. Objectively not all metal bands are satanic.

My god this stereotype is annoying. What, you people think that I sacrifice animals in the night just cause I listen to Iron Maiden? When will people realize that research is a man's best friend?

Nope. Only bands like Gorgoroth, Deicide, and Marduk are. (Which I'm not dissing and are really good bands in their own right.)

Metal Isn't Music

If pop can be called music, without any actual effort put into it, than the talented people who play metal deserve to have their masterpieces called music.

Why? I mean it's played with real instruments and not all metal is satanic and screaming.

Metal is actually pretty cool and it's definitely music.

But it is

Rock/Metal Is Talentless

Who ever invented this stereotype is literally deaf and stupid. How is playing a guitar talentless? Some people sing and play complex riff at the same time lol. Rock and metal are the best genres and by far the most talented people are here.

Who the hell would make up this dumb stereotype? Whoever did probably listens to mainstream pop and rap, which are the actual talentless genres.

This pisses me off. I know it's an opinion by some people and I respect opinions, but this is entirely wrong!

Not true especially drums and bass guitar

Rap Is All About Weed, Money, And Hoes

Basically, the only rap music I constantly hear on the radio and from peers is about controversial topics. And there are some songs of this genre that despite profanity, don't have bad meanings. And there are some that are just clean in every aspect, even hidden meanings.

This is pretty accurate mate, what's wrong with you?!

This is true, except maybe for the weed part.

Unfortunately, some of it today is.

Rock Is All Rebellious

Not all rock is rebellious. Plus, there are Christianity rock music that are actually very good.

Uh in which way?

Country Music Is Depressing

No they're all about exes. "All my exes are from Texas"

BG: Sure you're not thinking about Pink Floyd?

Pink Floyd made creative album covers and unique songs. The lyrics sounded poetic, meaningful, and precise. Once you pay attention to the melodies, lyrics, guitar riffs and solos, baselines, and drums, you can understand that their music is actually pretty enjoyable to listen to. Sadly, most people don't care about that.

That is not true!

If you listen to bands such as My Chemical Romance or other “emo” bands you’re depressed

No, emo has died and the tumblr kids are the only people still taking part in it. My Chemical Romance created much more than a genre or a band, they created a light to inspire generations after. Not just emo, but all these smaller sub cultures, and it’s all beautiful

I think emo culture is constantly stereotyped and it's annoying. Let's face it, we've all had an emo phase, some lasting longer than others. But in your phase you probably didn't have depression, it can't be caused by something as simple as the style of subculture you've decided to involve yourself in. So the next time you think this way, ask yourself in your emo phase were you depressed.

Are you kidding? My Chemical Romance literally SAVED LIVES with their music! And their music helps me cope with the stuff going on in my life, even if they didn't save my life. Gerard Way is such an inspiration. Even if you aren't "emo" you should listen to them.

Music influences people a lot. I actually had depression and can speak form experience that if anything, My Chemical Romance helped cope with my depression. Hardly any of the songs relate to depression but the ones that do could really save a life

Pop Music Is For Sheep

Pop haters sorry but you can get an Pop music sketching and colouring book and no I have not confused it with pop art that would be you.

I thought you meant the animal, but now I get it, a person who fits in and basically acts like a mindless clone.

I'm only saying that not all pop is for sheep. The only pop music that sucks and is for mindless sheep fangirls with little to no musical knowledge is most of today's mainstream.

Then metal is for people who have long black hair

That's funny and odd.

All Pop Music is Bad

If you think this, you have only listened to today’s pop music. Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston exist. They are the king and queen of pop.

And yet you all praise Michael Jackson...ironic, eh?

I'm a metalhead but I'm a little bit of a popper too.

Well, The Beatles were pop

The Contenders

Pop Music Is Autotuned

Not everything but a lot of it actually is. I honestly prefer autotune in rap music.

Oh, so now it's not?

Most mainstream can be. However, underground and most old pop sounds good

Dubstep Is Just Noise

"All music is a form of noise." No. That's a silly platitude. Music is not "noise." It's a blending of SOUNDS. Noise is unstructured, chaotic, grating, offensive to the senses, and does NOT elicit the emotion, the spiritual response, that music does.

There is some really good dubstep out there, beyond the mainstream, beyond Skrillex. Melodic dubstep is full of emotion and meaning. Like any other genre, you have to look deeper.

This is definitely a false stereotype. If you listen with an open mind you can find a story inside of it.

All music is a form of noise. Dubstep is just really bad noise.

Pop Takes No Talent Nowadays

Sadly this statement is true though

Ska is for Racists

It is not! Ska was created as a genre to bring black and white together.

Dream Pop is for Druggies

Actually it is not

I 💜 dream pop and I'm not stoned!

Emo Means Cutting Yourself

For the last time, emo bands and the subculture in general do not support and do not encourage cutting. While some cut, it is nothing to do with the music and we recognise it as an issue.

Emo was a breakthrough in music, not some stupid self-harmin act

Classic Rock is for Old People
AC/DC Songs Always Sound the Same

No just listen to something like Rocker, TNT, And Whole Lotta Rosie and compare it to something like Ride On And Crabsody In Blue

It sounds different when you listen to it more often.

All Power Metal Is Happy and Uplifting

How is a song about the final thoughts of Jesus (Melancholy by Iced Earth) happy?

Wow this is actually idiotic, do people actually say this?

All Edm Music Sounds the Same and Requires No Talent to Produce

People who say this why don’t you try and make dance music yourself if it’s so easy.

All “Emo-Looking” Bands are Metal

Black Veil Brides, My Chemical Romance, Early Panic! and Sleeping With Sirens aren’t metal

Pop is for Girls

First things first, that’s incredibly sexist.
Secondly, I’m a male, and I enjoy pop music quite a lot, so do other boys in my year level.

Rap Is Just Talking

Paid plenty of attention to Pink Floyd for decades. There is much to like and some to love. The fact remains, however, that the theme of much of what they produced was depression; a profound sadness about life unfulfilled.

No, because talking generally makes some degree of sense.

Most old school rappers and all underground rappers can write meaningful lyrics about childhood memories, religion, politics, and other interesting topics. They can express their feelings well and a lot of them can freestyle too.

Okay. Screwed up. Clearly this belongs with item 9.

Pop Songs Are All About Love

Words I hear a lot in pop music:
Baby, lover, love, heart

True. Every song they write is about love.

If you think you obviously haven't heard of AJR.

DO U LISTEN TO POP MUSIC NOWADAYS? Not to be rude but most of it is.

I don't listen to pop music although I have respect for underground and several of old stuff such as Michael Jackson or Prince.

Rap Doesn't Require Talent

Not entirely true and this is coming from a person who doesn't like rap.

Eminem, Tupac and other rappers are talented though.

Well my Grandma hates Rap so whatever.

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