Top Ten Music Genres That Shouldn't Even Be Considered Music


The Top Ten

1 Pornogrind

I've never heard of this genre. And judging by the name of it, I'll never check it out.

The music itself aside, the REAL reason why pornogrind shouldn't be a genre/subgenre is because it's the same thing as grindcore, just with pornographic lyrics. The same goes for goregrind. They should simply be considered "Grindcore" - ryanrimmel

@visitor who asked for explanation - "Pornogrind, also known as porno grind, porno-grind or pornogore, is a musical subgenre of grindcore and death metal, which lyrically deals with sexual themes." (wiki)
However, sex and porno have never been metal lyrical themes and I really doubt it's metal. Metal bands even avoid love themes and anything sensual, let alone sex and porno. It's more punk than metal in my opinion. - Metal_Treasure

I thought it was metal with samples of real orgasms playing as the vocals. if that was true then I would have completely given up on music in general. I mean pop would probably sound good almost! I still think this type of music is bad even without the orgasms.

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2 Modern Rap

Kendrick Lamar is good though...To Pimp a Butterfly, no need for anymore words.

How the heck is deathgrind above rap!? I mean, I understand how pornogrind is #1, but deathgrind is so much better. Modern rap has nearly no real musical aspects about it, if any. Non-musical vocals, no real instruments, autotun, a lack of true musician's attitude. Modern rappers don't write their own songs. There IS good rap out there - Biggie, Eminem, 2Pac...I'm admitting that there are talented rappers out there. But modern rap? A disgrace to anything that makes noise. - ThatStrangeKid42

Let me put it to you this way: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco, Busta Rhymes, J. Cole, and many others still have careers. I'm done. *leaves* - WonkeyDude98

All rap is horrible. - ThePwoperMuser101

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3 Pop

You may not like modern artists, trust me I don't either. But there was a time when people like Paul McCartney and Elton John were considered pop! - higgsboson2142

All right, there are some pop songs which aren't good. But we can't just forget there were artists like Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Beatles. From my point of view this list focuses on fake genres. Pop wasn't originated from fake music. Plus this list isn't about worst genres. - zxm

@AngryByrd As much as I respect your opinion, I found your reply to gemcloben's comment to be extremely ignorant and dim-witted. While you're wasting your time ranting about how pop "requires absolutely no talent", there are hordes of extremely talented pop artists out there like FKA Twigs and Janelle Monae making amazing music. It's foolish to form a conclusion by listening to a handful of bad artists from the genre. Every genre has a few bad artists, but it doesn't mean the genre sucks. - winner333

Yet again, we can't say a genre shouldn't be music based on its talent in the first place. - gemcloben

Was good, now is all computers and auto-tune and pitch correct

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4 Deathgrind

In order to say what's not music, we obviously have to define music.

Several simple things may help:
1) there is musical and non-musical sound
2) musical sound is composed of structured noises
3) non-musical sound is composed of unstructured noises (we call it noise).

So we have Music and Noise.

From this viewpoint, the genres that shouldn't even be considered music, are those with the biggest share of noise at the expense of music. I added Noise Music and submitted a comment. Noise Music is a component of many punk subgenres. - Metal_Treasure

Why is Deathgrind #2? It takes the vocals and technicality of death metal and mixes it with the chaos of grindcore! Listen to Cattle Decapitation, Aborted, Brujeria, and Terrorizer. They are awesome bands - ryanrimmel

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5 Modern Country

To be more specific, the term for modern country is bro-country, and yes, it's awful. It's probably the worst "music" I've ever heard. It makes me want to jab scissors into my ears. First of all, some country is good and some hip hop is good, but by all means, they DON'T go together. Second, 3/4 of everything they sing/rap about is girls, and not even in a romantic manner - just sexual, which is very degrading. This genre should've never been invented.

AutoTune + Repetitive Music + Sexual Lyrics + More AutoTune + Awful Voice = A Modern Country Song - 12cc

Modern country is not all bad there are still quality country out there now.

Country sucks now - Jordansalesguy2392

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6 Deathcore

Death Metals emo cousin. Atrocious vocals, retarted ass lyrics, there's too much to list. The genre that scene girls refer to as "metal."

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7 Noise Music

Noise music uses noise within a musical context and noise as a primary aspect. This type of music tends to challenge the distinction between musical and non-musical sound.

So this is one of the several relevant items on this list that are on the borderline (music - not music) and pretty much deserves to be in the top 5, if not higher.
Noise music is an important component of several extreme punk subgenres.

However, probably it isn't a typical music genre - I think it's a style that can be applied to different genres. - Metal_Treasure

8 Gangsta Rap

That's because it's not actual music.

I like this better than pop rap like pitbull

I think we can shorten this to just rap. - PositronWildhawk

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9 Grindcore

Hate me, but there is good grindcore out there. It isn't for everyone obviously. If you hate bands like Napalm Death and Carcass, I urge you to give Pig Destroyer a listen, they are my all time favorite grindcore band. Some other really cool grind bands are Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Extreme Noise Terror, Terrorizer, and Repulsion - ryanrimmel

I love all types of metal, but I just found this specific kind of metal particularly hard to listen to

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10 Death Metal

I can't believe my eyes. Death Metal is one of the most technical (sub)genres ever and it's very demanding (requires talent!).
Great drummers and guitarists out there. First came to mind George Kollias (Nile) - his drumming technique is gonna be studied in percussion departments.
Growls also require very good technique(s), otherwise you are gonna lose your voice in no time.

By the way, I'm not sure that talent is the most appropriate criterion to identify 'Music Genres That Shouldn't Even Be Considered Music'.
Talent is the most important thing in general but it doesn't work very well as a criterion here, in my opinion. - Metal_Treasure

Aw come on! Not all death metal is about gore and killing.

By death metal, I mean Cannibal Corpse. Death, Possessed, Obituary, Living Sacrifice, and Children of Bodom are fine. - AngryByrd

What about Amon Amarth?

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The Contenders

11 Goregrind
12 Dubstep V 2 Comments
13 Dirty Rap
14 Djent

Djent is a guitar playing style, not a genre. That's like naming a genre shredding. Anyway, some really cool bands have been labeled as djent, them being Meshuggah, Animals as Leaders, and Periphery - ryanrimmel

Not because it's bad, but because it's a style of playing, not a genre. That would be like calling a metal genre "pinch harmonics." - AngryByrd

I guess the name stuck and it became some sort of pseudo "genre", heh. But really, it's a guitar sound style, not something for other instruments in a given djent band. Listen to ERRA though, they are fantastic. - NuMetalManiak

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15 Bro Country
16 Pornogore

I don't even wanna know what this is...

Pornogore = Pornogrind (just synonyms).
I don't know why both are on this list. - Metal_Treasure

Pornogore = Pornogrind (just synonyms).
I don't know why both are on this list as different items. - Metal_Treasure

17 Hip-hop V 2 Comments
18 Reggaeton
19 Danger Music

This literally isn't music. It's some kind of post-modern avant-garde performance art. And by that I mean it's absolute garbage. You thought black metal was just some guy screaming? How about watching a guy on stage literally just scream with no rhythm or melody and knock stuff over.

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20 Crunkcore
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