Top Ten Music Genres that Take the Least Amount of Effort to MakeRegardless 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.
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
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
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
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
As a Christian, I hate the music. Except the hip hop, that's pretty good. - KRX
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
It's called minimal for a reason. - Atham
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
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
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
I make the stuff, it's not easy, but it's not really hard. - KRX
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