Top 10 Least Interesting Years in Music History

The Top Ten

1 1945

This might sound bad but, honestly every year prior to Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley or the Beatles can easily make the top - Pato_cargo

Frank Sinatra was a huge star in 1945.

2 2012

Similar to 2019, sure the pop world might be interesting and there are some really great pop songs out of that year (and also some of the worst songs ever) but overall, there was neither nothing as special or surprising this year besides a few couple of albums like Tame Impala's Lonerism, Frank Ocean's Channel Orange, Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid Mad City, etc - Pato_cargo

I don't really like most of 2012 music either :/ - BorisRule

I like Death Grips's The Money Store and Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid MAAD City and Tame Impala's Lonerism seems interesting but other than that, I could care less. - DarkBoi-X

3 2009

Let me tell you, the bad stuff from this year was ABYSMAL, way worse than everything from 2016 or 2014, seriously that fact already says why 2009 wasn't an interesting year for music - Pato_cargo

4 1,000,000 B.C.

All the way! - KRX

5 1963

Yes, that is a difficult choice to make, either Tyler the Creator and Tool, or The Beatles and entire burgeoning British Invasion group of musicians, The Beach Boys and the California Sound, and Bob Dylan with the Folk Rock movement. I can't make up my mind which I like better.

Wrong. The creativity in Liverpool, Hawthorne, and Greenwich Village alone in 1963 was more interesting than the entire planet in 2019.

Then you've never heard Tyler The Creator's Igor or the fact that Tool are gonna release a new album after 13 years. - DarkBoi-X

Along 1974, another one who is considered one of the least interesting years in music, sure The Beatles were already starting to being big and Bob Dylan would make a little album called "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" but besides that, nothing really interesting - Pato_cargo

6 2019

I partially agree. Of course, Pop and Rap music this year has for the most part only produced bad songs and albums, but when it comes to Metal music, it was a great year. There we're so many new and really good albums that came out this year. Bands like Dream Theater, Tool, Children of Bodom, Slipknot, Rammstein, Amon Amarth, Sabaton, Devin Townsend, Overkill, In Flames, Eluveitie and so many more who produced great records this year. - RogerMcBaloney

This is a truly disappointing year for music. While sure we got some great albums like Igor, Zuu and The Sailor. The majority of the year was still forgettable. Many rappers who were blowing up last year like Gunna and Juice WRLD dropped very disappointing albums this year. Lil Pump, DJ Khaled, Iggy Azalea and AJR all dropped awful albums as well. This year also marked the rise of terrible artists like Submarine Man and Lil Meerkat. Baby Shark got onto the charts this year. Ed Sheeran dropped one of the worst collaboration albums ever. Ariana Grande did have a good album but had one of her worst singles, 7 rings released this year. Another thing that was terrible about music this year was the lack of interesting albums to really dropped. Other than Igor, Zuu, The Sailor, Bandana and a few other albums, the year has been pretty dry for good big name releases. Neither Yandhi nor Eternal Atake dropped. Nipsey Hussle was also shot this year which was a tragedy. ASAP Rocky got wrongly ...more - ShrekTheGoat

Look I now this might sound controversial and a pretty uncreative pick, but trust me when I tell you that this current year is by far the least interesting year in music that I can remember, seriously, if you want a prove just tell me 5 pop songs that were all over the radio this year that aren't neither OLD TOWN ROAD or BAD GUY, come on, you can't, and if you do, they might be not lasted as long as those other two songs, not only that but in other genres such as rock, rap, metal, country, rnb even trap, there's nothing interesting this year, neither extremely good or extremely bad - Pato_cargo

So far, we've gotten a terrible collab album from Ed Sheeran, an Iggy Azalea album, an AJR album, a Skillet album, a Lil Pump album, Blink-182 continue their downward spiral, with bad singles, and trying very little new, Weezer, one of my favourite bands, release one of their worst albums to date, plus an entire cover album, filled with nothing but carbon copies of 80's songs, Ariana Grande releases 7 Rings, an absolutely abysmal song, and there really isn't even that many good albums so far. There's been a few, but the sheer lack of anything of substance just doesn't justify the amount of terrible stuff.

Also, that valentines day album was pretty horrible.

7 2006

Personally, I think 2006 was a good year for music. We got The Black Parade from My Chemical Romance, Black Holes and Revelations from Muse, Sam's Town from The Killers, Stadium Arcadium from RHCP, The Eraser from Thom Yorke, and plenty more. I'd say it's probably one of the best years from the 2000's for music. Just seing how many artists released some great material, or even some of their best material makes me think that that 2006 doesn't really deserve a spot this high. Plus, Simple Plan thankfully didn't release an album this year.

Another year when nothing really great happened, maybe the good albums were great and the bad ones were awful but the stuff in between (which is the vast majority) is amazingly boring - Pato_cargo

Emo started to become mainstream in like this year or 2005, not sure. Either way both are uninteresting for that. - DarkBoi-X

8 2013
9 1974

Considered by many as the worst year in music of all time, and even if it isn't objectively the worst, I can see why, and that's because this year was extremely boring, at least until the last three months were the real great stuff was already coming out - Pato_cargo

10 2005

Emo started becoming mainstream in like this year probably. - DarkBoi-X

The Contenders

11 2010
12 1981

The year where the 70s fashion finally disappeared and the 80s fashion was already showing, besides that nothing really that interesting, the highs weren't that great and the lows weren't painfully bad - Pato_cargo

Disagree. A lot of good Thrash Metal bands formed in this year. - DarkBoi-X

13 1958

The whole 50s was an era that not a lot of people (specially today) go back, sure Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Buddy Holly were someone but everything else wasn't really that special and there wasn't still a big variation of genres between it - Pato_cargo

14 1997

Great year. - RobertWisdom

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