Top Ten False Stereotypes About Music Genres


The Top Ten

1 Classical Music Is Boring

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

Wrong... - christangrant

2 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.

But it is - christangrant

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.

3 All Metal Is Satanic

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

False. 4-5 bands are satanic. by the way. Marilyn Mansion is atheist!

Metal is just a type of music playing which is very heavy and hard.there's nothing got to do with it unless people like ozzy osbourne and Marilyn Manson came in metal.there are a lot of good metal bands - zxm

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

I think everything else is non satanic. - Skullkid755

4 Rap Is All About Weed, Money, And Hoes

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

Dance With The Devil by Immortal Technique.

It's worth listening to, I promise. - SwagFlicks

No. It's actually about money, hoes and weed.

5 Rock Is All Rebellious
6 Rock/Metal Is Talentless V 1 Comment
7 Pop Music Is Autotuned V 2 Comments
8 Pop Music Is For Sheep

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

Mostly, yeah.

If pop is for sheep then metal is for people with long black hair - RoseCandyMusic

9 Country Music Is Depressing

Ah, come on... A lot of it is. Suicide, marriage breakups, illness, orphans... - Britgirl

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10 Pop Songs Are All About Love V 1 Comment

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11 Pop Takes No Talent Nowadays
12 All Pop Music is Bad

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

13 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

14 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.

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

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15 Ska is for racists
16 Rap Doesn't Require Talent
17 All Power Metal Is Happy and Uplifting

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

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3. Classical Music Is Boring
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