Top Ten False Stereotypes About Music Genres

The Top Ten
1 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.

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

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

Well most of classical music is great, but I do find a select few that are just generally boring.

2 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?

No just a lot of death metal, all black metal, and a little bit of thrash metal.

I think everything else is non satanic.

3 Metal Isn't Music

This is a question of extreme relativism. If you think the wall of noise that is New York's rush-hour traffic is exquisite, if the Doppler-effected shriek of a passing train rocks your world, if you think demonic cacophony from the deepest, most putrid bowels of Hell is angelic, then
yes, you probably think metal is 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.

I define a "real song" as something that is more than just one style and has feeling.
Also instrumental sections

4 Rock/Metal is Talentless

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.

If you think this for real, then you're an idiotic hipster who loves modern music and thinks that they are cool for it.

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

5 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.

Dance With The Devil by Immortal Technique.

It's worth listening to, I promise.

Listen to old school rap.

Maybe like 75% of it is.

6 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.

Half of the pop singers today are bad, other half are good. That's just my opinion.

Not all. And Michael Jackson isn't the only good pop artist.

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

7 Country Music is Depressing

That is not true!

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.

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

That's funny and odd.

9 Rock is All Rebellious

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

Uh in which way?

10 If You Listen to “Emo” Bands You’re Depressed

This is not true! A common stereotype is that if you listen to "emo" music or you're an "emo " you're depressed. But that is not true, yes lyrics in these bands' songs can get very deep. And yes the former lead vocalist of My Chemical Romance had depression and that's where some lyrics spark from. But everyone can enjoy deep and meaningful music, sometimes if you listen to these songs you develop a new opinion on stereotyped "emo" music as well as important topics such as depression and anxiety.

I understand where this stereotype originated from, I just don't understand why people believe it. You should never assume something about an individual based off the genre or artist they appreciate. I have never felt depressed but I still listen to my chemical romance, it's a natural thing in life to branch out and find artists like my chemical romance. And it's totally natural to be influenced based off the lyrics and actions this band involves with their title.

I'm so glad this was brought up, emo stereotype is very common now and it's kinda sad. Artists today aren't nearly as talented as My Chemical Romance and others, in my opinion music has gotten bland and annoying. I often times don't want to turn on the radio unless it's an alternative station and even then some songs don't please me. The lyrics to songs today have no comparison to older songs coming from older artists, except when it comes to bands such as Twenty Øne Pilots. Tøp has really been a huge success over the years and it's so nice to see a lyrical and inspiring band be successful. The topic of depression is something that scarcely comes up in pop culture but I feel it should more, maybe not in pop culture but still in the alternate culture. And bands like My Chemical Romance that are stereotyped as emo are really what sparked that. So it's not depressing to turn on an My Chemical Romance song, unless you g note yourself again and again

If anything, listening to my chemical romance might help to end depression. During one of the darkest times of my life, I had nothing and no one. Music was my only way out of it, bands such a my chemical romance really helped me embrace who I am and realize suicide is not a solution to my TEMPORARY problems. I am 27 today, I'm married and have a kid but I'll still go back and give my old bands a listen because they truly did save my life and I owe everything to them. I would have never lived to today if it wasn't for my chemical romance and others, sure you may be someone who is depressed but I think everyone should be able to enjoy this life saving music. And remember, good music isn't just a phase 😊

The Contenders
11 Pop Music is Autotuned

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

12 Pop Takes No Talent Nowadays
13 All Musical Theatre is Happy
14 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.

15 Jazz Fans are Arrogant Snobs

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

16 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.

17 Ska is for Racists

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

18 Dream Pop is for Druggies

Actually it is not

19 Pop Songs are All About Love
20 Emo Means Cutting Yourself

I hate this stereotype with a burning passion. Just because I'm emo doesn't mean I have a bunch of scars on my arms (and anyone who thinks that I do should jump off a cliff). I have no idea where this very negative stereotype even came from other than a bunch of ignorant preps and jocks who know nothing about the subculture.

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.

21 Classic Rock is for Old People

Not true at all. I'm a teenager but still prefer classic rock over today's so-called music!

22 AC/DC Songs All Sound the Same

This probably isn't true but it shouldn't be here since AC/DC is a band not a genre.

It sounds different when you listen to it more often.

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

23 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.

If you think it is easy, try make 1 song.

24 Rock Music is Just People Screaming and It's Too Loud
25 All “Emo-Looking” Bands are Metal
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