Most Overrated Music Genres

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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.

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?

Listen to different music. This stuff is for wusses. There is so much better stuff than this. being a pop star is more about your looks than your music. This stuff is garbage for teenage girls with emotional issues.

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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

Grime is overrateD good but meaningless

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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

It should not be considered as music

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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. ...read 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

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.

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

How is heavy metal high on so many lists it's good but it's not the best thing ever - Himalayansalt

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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 Hair Metal
9 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. -_-

Only perverted idiots on YouTube who created this so-called 'music genre'. this squeaky thing can decrease your iq into one digit number. - malamJONES

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)

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 Newcomers

? Progressive Rock Progressive Rock
? Punk Jazz

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 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

Well,STUPIDS!
metal is the shortened of heavy metal - HCmetalhead

13 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.

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

Are you sure because most people don't care for it much so how is it overrated? - Lucretia

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15 Jazz Jazz

How is Jazz overrated it is actually underrated. - Rambles

Not overrated at all. - Metal_Treasure

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

I love Jazz!

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16 Death Metal

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

17 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 correctly rated, not overrated or underrated. - malamJONES

Not overrated. Very good genre, my favorite new genre.

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

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18 Glam Rock
19 Pop Rock
20 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

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