Top Ten Music Genres that Take the Least Amount of Effort to Make

Atham
Regardless of whether or not these genres are good, they don't require as much time and energy to produce as other music genres. This does not mean they're automatically bad though, they may just be simple.

The Top Ten

1 Nightcore

I was conflicted on whether or not I should add this to the list. Nightcore is a music artist who's signature high-pitched vocals inspired a style of remixes named after him. I suppose that's enough to classify it as a genre? Nonetheless, Nightcore remixes actually take zero effort to make. Unless you count speeding a song up and finding an anime youtube thumbnail as something that takes "effort." - Atham

So, I once tried to download a progressive house track online but it was only on an obscure music server with no download option.
However, the artist was dumb enough to share a "Nightcore Remix" version of the track which I could download.
After doing so, I simply slowed it down from 174 to 126 BPM, and it sounded exactly like the original.
Nightcoring a track is just elaborate terminology for speeding something up. - PositronWildhawk

2 Drone Music

It's literally just droning synth pads. It isn't necessarily a bad genre, just extremely simple to the point where my ADHD starts to kick in and I want to listen to something else. But that's just me. - Atham

3 Big Room House

Big Room takes house music and strips away all the good bits. What's left is a festival-friendly but unoriginal and lazy piece of dance music. - Atham

4 Teen Pop

If you've heard one teen pop song, you've heard them all. Basic instrumentation and the lyrics are always either about young love or following your dreams. - Atham

Yep, bands like Imagine Dragons take absolutely no effort at all - machineman

5 Contemporary Christian

If any fools can start a band, write some ultra-generic lyrics about God, and recycle the same old uplifting chord progressions, then why haven't I tried doing this for a living years ago? To be fair, as an Ex-Christian I know I'm not the target audience for these songs. But even when I was a person of faith, I thought the majority of Christian music was terrible. - Atham

6 Minimal Electro

It's called minimal for a reason. - Atham

7 Chillhop/Lofi Hip Hop

I personally really like this genre. It is the perfect type of ambient music for me because it has enough to not bore me, but it's chill enough to let me relax and focus on other things. Much of it doesn't take that much time to make though. Many chillhop producers just take an instrumental sample, make it lofi, and then put a soothing beat over top of it. That's not to say there are many artists who write their own very good lofi hip hop tracks. - Atham

8 Future Funk

Future Funk is a genre that relies heavily on samples. It usually involves sampling an older disco or synthpop track, speeding it up to a house tempo, putting a more modern house beat on top of it, sidechaining just about everything, and getting creative with sampling, looping, and filters. I like it a lot; it makes me dance and feel cheerful. - Atham

9 Trap Rap

Not all trap rap is bad. There are many good Trap Rap producers and rappers like Travis Scott and XXXTentacion (to some extent, depending on your personal opinion of him). But it is so easy to make an unoriginal song that falls into the trap rap genre. - Atham

10 Ambient

I beg to differ. Sure, it has to be a simple genre to suit its purpose. But the ambient music which really stands out is that which makes an intricate and harmonious melody from what basic constituents it has. Case and Point: Moby's Homeward Angel, and go for the full eleven minutes. - PositronWildhawk

It's great music, but it obviously has to be simple enough to be calm and ambient. - Atham

The Contenders

11 Dubstep Dubstep
12 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.
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