Top 10 Most Annoying Types of Music Fans

Now everyone likes music but some people take their music way too seriously.
The Top Ten
1 Elitists

The metal community is infamous for its "elitists". These are people that have strict guidelines on what qualifies as metal. If it has a certain distance from their liking, it's not metal.

I just recently stumbled across the term "rockism" and "poptimism". I think that reflects quite good what the problem with elitism in music is. I am closer to popular music, as most know, but I think individual styles of music shouldn't be ranked against each other as a whole genre, like "genre X" is worth more than "genre Y". They might work entirely different.

Basically the metal community being split on A7X.

2 Hipsters

Like all movements, the hipster mentality of not celebrating everything mainstream (which, when hipster started, was loud, overwhelming, and action-packed) being automatically good was fine in the beginning. Personally, I think the Austrian hipsters were a bit cooler than the German or American ones because they embraced a combination of different aesthetics and styles, both musically and visually. I knew one hipster who wore lederhosen with punk piercings, wild hair, and vintage accessories. However, the image most of them have now is the same as with punk, grunge, rave, emo, and all the other movements: too many people who jumped on the bandwagon for all the wrong reasons. It's okay if many people are part of a movement if they truly identify with it, but not just because it's the trend.

Goes beyond music. Anything "hipster" = irritating, sanctimonious, d-bags.

3 People who hate on something just because it's popular

Amen!
Most of the pop artists are very professionally produced and written, and usually give a solid performance - that would be an average rating from me. Now, we can add plus or minus points for what they achieved on top of that (which will most often be powerful delivery, a climactic build up, good lyrics, or an earworm chorus) or where they failed to deliver something that they should have to be enjoyable, respectively. That's how you should rate pop music.

2013: KPop deserves more attention, it's a great genre.
2019: Ugh, KPop is overrated and too popular, listen to better artists.
At least state reasons other than "it;s too mainstream"

These people are annoying, there is no reason to hate on the Black Album just because it has the 2 most popular Metallica songs on, it is a good album and those 2 songs are good as well, whether it is as good as your favorite songs from their first 4 albums is irrelevant

4 People who claim music saved their life

To be fair music, movies, etc. do save peoples lives all the time. The world can feel pointless at times and for some, the only reason to continue living is not being able to watch that movie that their anticipating, not being able to experience that new video game, not being able to finish their favorite YT channels let's play. Just think about how much excitement you get went you see your favorite YT uploaded a new video or when you hear your favorite artist is putting out a new album, it is those moments that take your minds off the bleakness that life can bring when your not distracting yourself with friends, adventures, or media.
It is the small things that keep people wanting to live and sure it might be annoying hearing someone say that this certain thing saved my life because it has become so cliche, but it doesn't change it from being true.

Here you have to differentiate. There are attention seekers, yes, but some of them actually suffer from depression. Depression is an illness that often comes without a reason that would be understandable to an outsider. It just suddenly attacks and causes emotional pain. And cathartically, this can be at least momentarily acompensated with music and other art, both by creation or consumption - or looks. It can't heal it, but for that time, it gives a bit of pleasure when there is none. That's basically what I have to say about the "saving your life" and "emo" items. As for the rest, that's a great list that I in most cases can agree with.

5 Wrong generation kids

Not really a problem like it was a decade ago, but some kids on the Internet claim they were "born in the wrong generation" and that they are so cool for listening to Queen and/or the Beatles. When this trend emerged they had the audacity to compare those bands to the poster boy of "bad music", Justin Bieber. I'll admit: a lot of the music I listen to happens to be 90s-2000s hard rock, and I love to diss modern pop, but I acknowledge that good music is still being made in some quantity.

This is just part of getting old, this is how you know when you're an adult, the newer music starts to sound lame to you. It isn't because all of a sudden music just gotten worse than when you were a kid, but when you're a kid, pretty much anything sounds good as long as it is popular with the other kids or the kids that you are friends with or want to be friends with. When you're a kid, it isn't about whether music is good or not.
Every generation had its terrible music. In fact, most of the music from every generation sucked, every generation as its artist that was pretty popular but quickly disappeared into obscurity once that generation got over it, this only lives the real good bands from each generation still being known, where once we get into the this generation both the good artist and terrible artists are popular, the terrible artist will fall into obscurity leaving only the get stuff of that generation and the cycle continues over and over again until music no longer exists.

6 Emos

Very similar to number 1.Some are okay as long as they don't keep mentioning how My Chemical Romance or Bring Me The Horizon Or Twenty One Pilots "saved their life".

Hey, I love Jimmy Eat World! At least they're not whiny, they're badasses.

7 People who constantly hate on certain genres

This site is starting to become a hostile environment for Pop fans.

8 People who claim something's "deep" when it isn't

Music is a form of expression and can be seen differently by different people. At one point, all the music we have today was thought to be satanic music. If a person can think the Beatles were secretly messages honoring Satan, how is that different from people seeing deep meaning in other music?

When I say "deep", it's usually in relationship to the genre's or the artist's other work. Truly deep is something that gives insight into a complex character, situation or emotion.

That's hipsters in a nutshell when they talk about their favorite artists that no one else knows about.

9 People who constantly use the word "poser"

Very annoying, a person can like a handful of an artists songs and still be a fan of the artist. A person doesn't have to like nearly all of the bands albums to mean they are a fan

10 K-Pop fans

Those who would want to kill you with ling chi every time you have an opinion on BTS or some boy band.
And not to say most of the time their actions are extremely immature, such as thinking (insert kpop star) is their husband.

The Contenders
11 People who disrespect classics without realizing their influence on music

Always acknowledge impact. That, however, does not mean you have to like it. Respect what an artist, an album, a song, a soundtrack, contributed to the music landscape, even if you don't really like it at all. These are two different things.

Haven't seen this much but this can be annoying lot. I mean I of course prefer more modern music but I still like Pink Floyd, Mozart, Tupac (Hell, Tupac is among my favourites), The Beatles, etc.

This is why a classic song can not really be compared to a more modern one as for more modern songs the impact can't be known.

12 People who claim music they don't like isn't real music

Pretty self explanatory I wonder why it wasn't here before.

13 People who say "my music scares people"

One song:
Serge & Charlotte Gainsbourg - Lemon Incest

Another kind of scaring, but still a classic of European art music that may make you feel deeply uncomfortable.

To be fair they are technically correct, a lot of deeply religious people do get scared by emo and gothic music, from their believe that they may get possessed from the music, even if these people saying it sounds really silly to your average person, but there are actually music that is scary, it is just that it is extremely rare and it wouldn't be very popular or heard by a ton of people

Usually emo or scene or goth kids that want attention say this.

14 People who do not like Heavy Metal because of the screams

This isn't really annoying, those that assume all metal is screaming are annoying just because of the ignorance of it, but it really depends on how the person acts, if they are willing to try a song instead of refusing to listen to any metal because of the stereotype it is irritating.
People hating screamo metal isn't annoying though it is an acquired test that most can't take, kinda of like people that like Adam Sandler movies you can't be made if people dislike Adam Sandler movies you're part of the minority.

I'll admit, when I wasn't used to screaming in metal music, I didn't like it, but by listening to more metal bands and songs, I got used to the screaming vocals even though some screaming sounds forced. It's annoying though that some people think all metal songs contain screaming vocals when plenty of metal songs don't even have screaming vocals, it's not all about death metal, black metal and metalcore

15 Pop music fans
16 People who think technicality defines quality

See this a lot.

17 People who constantly defend their favorite artists even after they did something wrong

People who act like Rappr Psy did "nothing wrong" in his Gangham video,even though the video sgows the rapper making little boys shove their faces into his crotch..EWWW! And these are the very same people who think Bieber should die just because he spit on someone...

Such as Korean stars Seungri and JJY despite what they did to these women.

Aka black metal fans

18 People who constantly compare genres

This is quite a horrible attitude. You can have preferences, even dislike a genre, but why are people always so extremely judgmental when it comes to genres they are not into and put it up as a fact that it's worse? It isn't. It's just a style that doesn't appeal to you.

Very annoying, rap, country, metal, pop, rock, techno are all different music focused on different types of people. You may not like it for specific reason, but you can't say it is worse that the music you like because it isn't catered to your musical taste

A.K.A lists like
1) "Reasons why Metal is better than Pop"
2) "Reasons why Pop is better than Metal"

19 People who worry too much about genres

This can be simply done by saying this band is my favorite band, that way no one can correct you for call Motorhead metal even though they are punk
This is a double edged sword issue on the one hand no body likes to be told their wrong, but on the other hand metal fans don't wants to see Justin Bieber on the best/worst metal bands lists or the Beatles on the best metal band lists.

Back when some visitor on this site claimed that "Slipknot is metal" which immediately triggered a lot of Metalheads who ended up bashing him to death.

20 People who don’t shut up about “how good a song is”

This people absolutely ruin movies, music and/or a game for you. Whenever you elevate a piece of work your eventually going to bring up the expectation for it so high that it just can't live up to it

21 People who accuse a band of "selling out" when they change their music style

This is understandable people become accustomed to the bands music and go to that band for that type of music to change styles feels like a betrayal to the fans.
It is like watching your favorite youtuber for 3 years only to notice they want to go a different direction with their channel, a lot of people will have resentment toward the Youtuber while others will be supportive and follow them through the change and others will just ignore the youtuber and tune in if they make a video similar to their old channel

22 People who bully others just because they don't like a band that they like

I've seen people flip out on someone because they didn't like the Beetles and stated stuff like, "you're not human", "you don't have a life", "you don't know real music", yada, yada, yada.

23 People who hate on old music because "It's old"

I personally like older music (80s and back, like really far back) but people always say, "well you're stupid because you don't like Rihanna or X or..." you get the point. (also I am not one of the "I was born in the wrong generation kids).

24 People who use the word "elitist" too much

As much as I hate the word poser, the word elitist can get annoying too. If someone were to give legitimate reasons why nu/core/industrial is not real metal, spurring "elitist" on them will not help.

25 People who define music by popularity
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