Top Ten False Stereotypes About Music Genres


The Top Ten

1 Classical Music Is Boring

I could listen to it 24/7 everyday without getting bored. That being said the playlist needs to be huge.

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

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. - Userguy44

You mean for relaxing, calming music, mindfulness. No its not boring.

2 All Metal Is Satanic


Don't be stupid.

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.) - Brobusky

3 Metal Isn't Music

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

Why? I mean it's played with real instruments and not all metal is satanic and screaming. - Userguy44

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.

Totally wrong!

4 Rock/Metal Is Talentless

This pisses me off. I know it's an opinion by some people and I respect opinions, but this is entirely wrong! - Userguy44

Not true especially drums and bass guitar - JazzyJulie

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

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.

5 Rap Is All About Weed, Money, And Hoes

This is true, except maybe for the weed part. - I80

Listen to Nujabes and try saying that - JazzPunk

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. - Kwaysar

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

6 Rock Is All Rebellious

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

Uh in which way? - Userguy44

7 Country Music Is Depressing

That is not true!

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

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. - nickolie

8 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.

That's funny and odd.

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. - nickolie

Then metal is for people who have long black hair - RoseCandyMusic

9 Pop Music Is Autotuned

Not everything but a lot of it actually is. I honestly prefer autotune in rap music. - Userguy44

most of it

Umm... IT IS!

Oh, so now it's not?

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

10 All Pop Music is Bad

Well, The Beatles were pop - JazzPunk

I heard some decent pop songs though, but mostly nowadays is crap! - Userguy44

I agree

I'm a metalhead but I'm a little bit of a popper too. - Skullkid755

The Newcomers

? 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 - Nicktendo64

The Contenders

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

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.

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

12 Dubstep Is Just Noise

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

The truth. - XxembermasterxX

Only close-minded idiots would think that lol (sorry)

"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.

13 Pop Takes No Talent Nowadays

I agree. - Userguy44

14 Ska is for Racists

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

15 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

16 All Power Metal Is Happy and Uplifting

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

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

17 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.

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

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. - nickolie

18 Pop Songs Are All About Love

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

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

True. Every song they write is about love. - Userguy44

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. - nickolie

19 Rap Doesn't Require Talent

Eminem, Tupac and other rappers are talented though.

Not entirely true and this is coming from a person who doesn't like rap. - Userguy44

Well my Grandma hates Rap so whatever.

20 Rock music is just people screaming and it's too loud
21 People Who Listen to Rock Music are Gothic and Worship the Devil
22 Classic Rock is for Old People
23 Jazz Fans are Arrogant Snobs

Unless if you're talking about Lisa Simpson (plus she's very miserable every 24/7).

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1. Pop Music Is Autotuned
2. Rock music is just people screaming and it's too loud
3. Classic Rock is for Old People
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2. Country Music Is Depressing
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