Top 10 Music Genres Where People are Most Selective with the Artists They Like

As much as anyone loves music, there's bound to be an area where you're going to like some and hate the rest. Like you love a certain band from a specific genre, but then hate another that plays the same genre. While I do respect most genres, I can't help but hate or dislike some bands, regardless.

Which genre do you think you like a lot of artists, but also hate some in the same genre or sub-genre?

The Top Ten

1 Death Metal

I only like two Death Metal bands in all honesty.

Definitely selective towards this genre...

"Selective", another word for "snooty".

Death metal is awesome.

2 Pop

Pop music? Selective? What? - AdamDestructorJr.

Definitely selective towards this genre.

true - EliHbk

Overhated on this site. I'm personally a fan, but I do know there's a lot of terrible artists.

But it doesn't exclude the fact there's there's a lot of great musicians like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and some recent ones like Bruno Mars and Lorde. So is it bad? Definitely not, but Pop does have its negatives. - CrimsonShark

3 Rap

Rap is good.Yes it has Lil Wayne,21 Savage and XXXTemtacion but rap also has really legendary artists like Tupac,Eminem and Kendrick Lamar so Rap is awesome.-DarkBoi-X

Another one that gets too much hate. Sure there's Chris Brown, Pitbull and Lil' Bitch, but remember, Rap also has Rakim, Eminem and N.W.A.

I'm not really into rap, but I'll give it a go if what's given is good :). - CrimsonShark

4 Metalcore

Gets unfairly hated to the point where it's not even considered a Metal subgenre (Which is BS). Sure Bullet for My Valentine doesn't suit your expectations, but it doesn't mean it's bad. They're not the best, but I still like them to this day. Not all Metalcore is going to be appealing, but bands like Trivium and Killswitch Engage gives it a chance. - CrimsonShark

Look, metalcore is mostly punk - it's a punk-based genre influenced by metal and some other genres. This is the reason it isn't considered metal. I wouldn't say this is BS.
Saying that "metalcore isn't metal" means only this - that music doesn't have enough metal elements to be called metal. This is based on careful professional analyses of the music elements of metalcore - as you see it's an objective statement and not a biased opinion because it doesn't discuss whether metalcore is good or bad. - Metal_Treasure


I actually like a wide range of EDM genres from stuff like Drum&Bass to Dubstep to House to Electronic Rock and I even like Trap.With that being said yes it is true that most EDM fans I have seen usually stick to 1 or 2 maybe 3 subgenres of this music that they listen to.I am usually like that because the EDM subgenres I listen to the most like 85% of the time would be Drum&Bass,Electronic Rock and Dubstep but sometimes I like to listen to some House,Glitch Hop,Trap and even Techno.-TheCoolGuy1

6 Nu Metal

This is the favorite music genre of my best friend!

Go ahead and hate Limp Bizkit, but with bands like Korn, Linkin Park (Hybrid Theory, Meteora and The Hunting Party) and Slipknot (Not all of their catalog though), Nu Metal isn't actually all that bad. I'm sure the three I've mentioned will be considered Rock/Metal legends in the next decade or two. - CrimsonShark

True, this is because, as I've said before, Nu-Metal is very undefined. Things such as KoRn and A Day To Remember are very different, and have very different elements. A Day To Remember has a punk vibe to it, while KoRn has aggressive vocals and a heavier vibe. - EliHbk

Yes, true. Nu-Metal is a sort of outcast genre with the artists that don't fit in "Metalcore" or things like that. That makes this genre larger than most sub-genres, in terms of large artists at least. With a broader and bigger selection, this is pretty obvious. - EliHbk

7 Country
8 R&B
9 Pop Punk

I listen to just as much pop punk bands as I do with post- grunge bands and nu metal bands really.

Rise Against is the only big one I know. - EliHbk

10 Glam Metal

The Contenders

11 Chiptune
12 Deathcore
13 Emo
14 Jazz Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music".

Say to a saxophonist that he or she plays as well as Kenny G and see what happens.

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