Most Overrated Music Genres


The Top Ten

1 Pop

All what people sing about in this today is: Sex, Romance, Breakups, Partying, Butts, Drugs, Alcohol, and Clothes. Awful lot of use of auto tune. Lyrics overusing: don't stop the party tonight, baby, baby, baby, you drive me crazy, I'm so into you, I want you to, La, La, La, and of course: I love you. It also overuses someone being featured in the song, "Love will find a way" Theme, Forced Rhyming, Repetition, Four Chord Progression, and Key Changing. Also, singers have been rhyming lyrics that don't make sense at all, such as: "When I was a geisha, he was a samurai, somehow I understood him when he spoke thai." - Your Love by Nicki Minaj, or: "New Kids on the Block had a bunch of hits, Chinese food makes me sick."- Summer Girls by LFO. On the other hand, music from 1963 - 1994 was complete opposite. ENOUGH SAID.

Except Michael Jackson, everyone in pop music didn't make art. They only produce something just to sell records and stuff.. Put some chilly chorus and there you got another crappy song that everybody listen to, I don't know why, because there are a loot of better music genres and better bands. POP (except MJ) ISN'T EVEN ART and makes music just crappier with every song they release.

There are many talented pop artists out there. Don't just judge based on what's on the radio. - 3DG20

It's tough to decide between pop and rap, but at least in rap, the rapper usually writes his/her own lyrics. Pop stars write nothing, and in recent years, they can;t even sing anymore either since synthesizing voices and lip syncing are now socially acceptable.

Why is metal above hop hop?

You metalheads should get a spanking pop is da best because it has autotune and legends like Justin Bieber.One Direction is so much better than Irony Maiden.-Hippocrite

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2 Rap

SOME pop is good and ALL rap is crap? SOME rap is good, look up for "Real Rap"

Ok, I got to shut down this subject AGAIN. Rappers rhyme from their heart. It's what is a reflection of their reality or what's real to them; so it comes naturally to them which is some of the beauty of it. Just to clear up: Lil Wayne, B.o.B or 2 Chainz DO NOT count as rappers. Their lyrics are 100% better than any rock, pop or indie song you will ever come across, and I would be lying if I said this wasn't true. Listen to J Cole's Crooked Smile or 2Pac's Keep ya head up next time you want to say that rap is sexist, and listen to Kendrick Lamar's How much a dollar cost or Wesley's theory next time you want to say that all they rap about is drugs and money. And if you believe that rap doesn't take skill, try and rap Eminem's Rap God or Kendrick Lamar's Rigamortus then get back to me

Rap wouldn't be so bad if they didn't have vulgarity in every line. I never understood why country is trashed though, since some bands like Rascal Flatts aren't that bad, but maybe that's just me

Ugh,so many people are ignorant when it.comes to rap.Rap isn't just about asses or drugs.Rap can be motivating.Don't believe me? Listen to "Lose yourself" or "Not afraid" both of which are by Eminem.Rap can be emotional.Don't believe me? Listen to "Dear mama" by Tupac.I could go on about how rap can be good but anyways rap should be put into 2 categories,trash rap and talented rap.Trash rap should consist of rappers like Lil Wayne,Nicki Minaj or Drake,etc while talented rap should consist of artists like Tupac,Eminem,Snoop dogg etc.Also rap is my second favourite music genre.(Electronic/EDM is my favourite)-TheCoolGuy1

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3 Dubstep

Dubstep does not deserve all of the hate it gets. There are a lot of great, melodic, meaningful dubstep songs out there. Most people only listen to the mainstream dubstep songs and quickly assume that these songs represent the entire dubstep genre. I highly urge listeners to dig deeper and discover some great dubstep songs.

Wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, wub, pow, pow, wub, wub, wub, wub, dubstep even takes the quality of this comment down.

Dubstep takes no talent to make. Anybody can make a "good" dub step track, it just takes time. No talent. It takes years of lessons to play the guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, etc. Which is prominent in metal, rock, classical, jazz, blues, and country. - ryanrimmel

Again the people here are ignorant. Dubstep does have a wub wub wub noise to hit but there are some good dubstep songs. Also as an EDM fan, dubstep is not my favourite genre. That would be Drum&Bass.-TheCoolGuy1

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4 Country

I honestly think country is more overplayed than metal.

I hate country so much it's not funny

Country pop sucks but I do like more of the real stuff

Country is just whiny and made by ignorant musicians! Country is very very very overrated! This should have been #1!

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5 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. more.

Just look most music-related lists, it's nearly impossible not to find something metal-related at or near the top. You can like whatever the heck you want to like, O.K? I'm just sick and tired of hearing these close-minded edge-lords proclaim how metal is the only real music and how pop isn't music. Look, there's good music in every genre, you just have to be open-minded and dig deep. Most of the metal the people on this site listen to is very mainstream, yet they claim to hate mainstream music. How hypocritical! The very fact that most people on the site are willing to defend metal and say that it can do no wrong is biased. If metal's you're favorite genre, then fine. There's nothing wrong with enjoying something, and you can say whatever you want to say, but please try to be open-minded. Guess what, people can like pop music and actually have good-taste. Not all pop music is bad, just like how not all country music is bad, or how not all metal is good. Everyone has their own tastes. ...more - TheThomasThomas

Rap and pop shall always rightfully be on top, as both are awful, but like heavy metal or not, it's not the only genre of music that should exist, unlike many of their fans insist. Take some time to try something new, and surprise yourself how good something else can be. In three words, be open minded. - PositronWildhawk

While Heavy Metal is awesome, it is overrated. It is still a great genre, its just not quite as good as it is made out to be from all the hype. It's not near as bad as rap and pop, though.

No this is the only genre that should exist because everything else is not music.Heavy Metal is real.-Hippocrite

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6 Hip Hop

Hip hop and rap is basically people swearing into a microphone

Um, no. You probably only listened to Lil Wayne and Eminem and made this comment. Listen to Run DMC and come back to me later. - Mumbizz01

All trash lyrics, nothing else

Hip-Hop is a culture when will metalheads learn? - MLGPoossySlayer6969

7 R&B
8 Nightcore

Speeding up a song with the pitch raised and using a picture of a generic anime girl is not remixing.

This shouldn't even be considered a music genre. Nightcore is trash and ruins good music. Those who are saying whatever type of music genre requires no skill, look at this trash. Nightcore is literally just putting a song on Audacity and speeding up the pitch and tempo, and putting a wallpaper of an anime character. -_-

It's even easier to make than dubstep! - Dominicmgm

1. Take any song
2. Speed it up
3. Put it to a higher pitch
4. Add a picture of some anime character in the background

And there you go! You have Nightcore! (A.K.A. Nightmare)

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9 Hair Metal
10 Pop Punk

Blink-182, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Sum 41, Rise Against and many others... They aren't necessarily bad, but extremely overhyped in my opinion.. - Flav

This is underrated - RoseCandyMusic

Worst genre ever... - Brobusky

Pop punk is a good genre but I think pop punk is underrated ask a

c hild if they know Green Day or blink 182 or mx px trust me there like

w ho? a nd I'm like what is wrong with you

The Contenders

11 Nu Metal

One of Metal's most unfortunate pushes into the mainstream. Rap and Metal just do not mix real well.

12 Black Metal

I was going to vote for Hair Metal (not saying it's bad, in fact, I kind of like it) but then I saw Black Metal. Hair Metal might sound repetitive and unoriginal, but at least they have good guitars. Black Metal on the other hand is even more repetitive and unoriginal, as well as that, it has a horrible fan base too.

The only talented thing about this genre is the vocals, and they sound disgusting sometimes. Also, it is difficult to comprehend and it has no rhythm what so ever. There are some good Black Metal bands, but the problem is, there aren't many of them.

Haha very funny. The most underrated genre of metal overrated? Sad. Just Sad. - GreenDayFan21

I hate black metal so much! It's the reason everyone thinks metal is satanic and dangerous!

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13 Metal

It totally depends on the genres of metal. Metal genres like Neoclassical, symphonic, folk etc are actually underrated. These bands are also very underrated. - zxm

Underrated. - 906389

metal is the shortened of heavy metal - HCmetalhead

14 Death Metal

In other words, every single genre of music is overrated. That's what this list implies, anyway.

15 Jazz Jazz

How is Jazz overrated it is actually underrated. - Rambles

This is overrated? I would say either underrated or correctly rated - shawnmccaul22

Not overrated at all. - Metal_Treasure

I love Jazz!

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16 Alternative Alternative

Alternative became overrated... There are few good bands, but the vast majority just doesn't seem creative to me anymore... They don't make music according to their name. There's nothing "alternative" about alternative anymore

Alternative is the best! HALSEY (best singer ever), Melanie Martinez, Imagine Dragons, 21 Pilots... - lovefrombadlands

Alternative is correctly rated, not overrated or underrated. - malamJONES

Personally I think alternative is overrated since I see people saying that alternative is the best.

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17 Emo

It's not overrated when you get bullied for liking it... But yeah, crazy fandoms

18 Post-grunge

So Simplistic

19 Glam Rock
20 Trap

I don't even consider this music - CommanderLudwig

Garbage 90% of the time - Merggy

21 Pop Rock
22 Indie Rock

Are you kidding me? Indie Rock is one of the most Underrated genres of music

I think it overrated by its fans. It seems to be Indie Rock and nothing else. It's hard to introduce them to anything that sounds even remotely country.

Ha ha, Indie rock overrated? - zxm

23 Goth Rock
24 Bubblegum Pop
25 K-pop K-pop

I used to not know what this was. Now I wish I was back when I didn't know what this was. - lovefrombadlands

J-pop is better. - PerfectImpulseX

Pure cancer.

If there is even a mention of My Chemical Romance, BTS or whatever in a YouTuber video, the comment section is absolute flipping cancer.

Severely overrated.

26 Gangster Rap
27 Electronic
28 Disco

I thought disco was dead? - LostDream258

29 Britpop Britpop Britpop is a UK based music and culture movement in the mid 1990s which emphasised "Britishness", and produced bright, catchy pop music partly in reaction to the US led grunge music and the UK's own shoegazing music scene.
30 Power Pop
31 Screamo
32 Rock and Roll Rock and Roll Rock music is a music genre that was created in the 1950s . The genre really got popular in the 60s, 70s and 80s . It generally consists of a guitar player, a drummer, bass player and singer . There are a lot of rock subgenres .

Although Rock and Roll is my all time favorite genre. I will admit that it is overrated, but it should be a lot higher.

No this is the best - SOX3005

Best music genre. - PeeledBanana

Rock and roll sucks

33 Bro Country
34 Metalcore

Overrated piece of crap. Mainstream metal that poser fags only like because of the breakdowns. Some bands are good but this shouldn't even be considered metal. Same with deathcore

35 Grunge Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s .

Except for Alice in Chains and a bit of Pearl Jam, it's just lame. Kurt is not a good singer or guitarist. He just got in the way of Dave Grohl

36 Teen Pop

I'm personally surprised this isn't higher.

37 Country Rap

Mixing two genres that should not be mixed.

38 Soul Soul
39 Oldies

Oldies is not a genre. - Dominicmgm

40 Punk Rock Punk Rock Punk rock is a subgenre of rock music. It usually has rebellious lyrics and down stroked power chords played on guitars. Bad Religion, Sex Pistols, and Green Day (actually pop-punk, which is still punk in a way) are a few punk rock bands. The subgenre influenced thrash metal because of it's down stroked more.
41 Crunkcore
42 Opera

Wait... People actually like opera?

It's just pure garbage. The equivalent to a Broadway show today (maybe worse) Neither music nor theater, maybe just lame circus act?

Are you OK? This is actually one of the most UNDERrated genres. It takes lots of talent. - Metal_Treasure

Opera is overrated? - zxm

43 Post-Punk

A bunch of whiny pretentious 'goth' kids. That's why.

44 Reggaeton


45 Progressive Rock Progressive Rock
46 Blues Blues

Heavy Metal is a product of Rock. And Rock is a product of Blues. If you like rock, then you should thank the blues, because that's the root of all rock. The guitar is an African instrument, and the slaves would play the blues while working, and it turned into a popular genre. And later, Rock and Roll was born as a variation of blues, and then Metal was born as a variation of Rock.

Still think The Blues is overrated? - ryanrimmel

47 Post-hardcore
48 Ska Punk
49 Surf Rock
50 Garage Rock
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