Top Ten False Stereotypes About Music Genres

The Top Ten
1 Classical Music is Boring

"All metal is satanic" is a better example of a false stereotype about music. This is just an opinion and it's not a false opinion. People who don't like it could still acknowledge the talent of composing classical music. Maybe it just takes time to appreciate it

I'm not a fan of classical music, but I wouldn't call it boring. It's just music and it's still better than modern pop and rap in my opinion.

The Austrian concert on New Year's Day IS extremely boring and that's the only classical music some people listen to.

2 All Metal is Satanic

My god this stereotype is annoying. What, you people think that I sacrifice animals in the night just cause I listen to Iron Maiden? When will people realize that research is a man's best friend?

Actually, very few metal bands are Satanic and the ones that are usually belong to a subgenre called black metal which is a very underground genre that most people have never heard of.

not a Satanist myself but I find lyrics about the occult to be quite interesting and I don't think there's anything really wrong with them. if you're fine with listening to a song about killing then you shouldn't be whining about Satanic lyrics tbh it's just a song. also I have never actually seen anyone say that metal is all Satanic. I don't think this stereotype has existed since the 80's lmfao

3 Rock/Metal is Talentless

Who the hell would make up this dumb stereotype? Whoever did probably listens to mainstream pop and rap, which are the actual talentless genres.

Who ever invented this stereotype is literally deaf and stupid. How is playing a guitar talentless? Some people sing and play complex riff at the same time lol. Rock and metal are the best genres and by far the most talented people are here.

If you think this for real, then you're an idiotic hipster who loves modern music and thinks that they are cool for it.

4 Rap is All About Weed, Money, and Hoes

Basically, the only rap music I constantly hear on the radio and from peers is about controversial topics. And there are some songs of this genre that despite profanity, don't have bad meanings. And there are some that are just clean in every aspect, even hidden meanings.

Dance With The Devil by Immortal Technique.

It's worth listening to, I promise.

jesus christ I don't even like rap that much but to say that every rap song is about meaningless garbage is very close minded. not all of it is Lil Uzi Vert type trash. old school rap actually has pretty meaningful lyrics sometimes, in fact. just listen to some of Tupac's music

5 Metal Isn't Music

This is a question of extreme relativism. If you think the wall of noise that is New York's rush-hour traffic is exquisite, if the Doppler-effected shriek of a passing train rocks your world, if you think demonic cacophony from the deepest, most putrid bowels of Hell is angelic, then
yes, you probably think metal is music.

If pop can be called music, without any actual effort put into it, than the talented people who play metal deserve to have their masterpieces called music.

Why? I mean it's played with real instruments and not all metal is satanic and screaming.

6 All Pop Music is Bad

If you think this, you have only listened to today's pop music. Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston exist. They are the king and queen of pop.

Half of the pop singers today are bad, other half are good. That's just my opinion.

Not all. And Michael Jackson isn't the only good pop artist.

7 If You Listen to “Emo” Bands You’re Depressed

This is not true! A common stereotype is that if you listen to "emo" music or you're an "emo " you're depressed. But that is not true, yes lyrics in these bands' songs can get very deep. And yes the former lead vocalist of My Chemical Romance had depression and that's where some lyrics spark from. But everyone can enjoy deep and meaningful music, sometimes if you listen to these songs you develop a new opinion on stereotyped "emo" music as well as important topics such as depression and anxiety.

I understand where this stereotype originated from, I just don't understand why people believe it. You should never assume something about an individual based off the genre or artist they appreciate. I have never felt depressed but I still listen to my chemical romance, it's a natural thing in life to branch out and find artists like my chemical romance. And it's totally natural to be influenced based off the lyrics and actions this band involves with their title.

8 Country Music is Depressing
9 Pop Music is for Sheep

Pop haters sorry but you can get an Pop music sketching and colouring book and no I have not confused it with pop art that would be you.

I thought you meant the animal, but now I get it, a person who fits in and basically acts like a mindless clone.

10 Rock is All Rebellious

The pioneers of rock music weren't known for making rebellious songs. Not a pioneer of rock, but Rush didn't make rebellious songs. In fact, rebellious rock songs didn't become very common until hard rock and punk rock became popular

Not all rock is rebellious. Plus, there are Christianity rock music that are actually very good.

The Contenders
11 Pop Music is Autotuned

Not everything but a lot of it actually is. I honestly prefer autotune in rap music.

12 Classic Rock is for Old People

Not true at all. I'm a teenager but still prefer classic rock over today's so-called music!

13 Emo Means Cutting Yourself

For the last time, emo bands and the subculture in general do not support and do not encourage cutting. While some cut, it is nothing to do with the music and we recognise it as an issue.

14 All Musical Theatre is Happy
15 Pop is for Girls

First things first, that's incredibly sexist.
Secondly, I'm a male, and I enjoy pop music quite a lot, so do other boys in my year level.

16 Jazz Fans are Arrogant Snobs

Unless if you're talking about Lisa Simpson (plus she's very miserable every 24/7).

17 People Who Listen to Rock Music are Gothic and Worship the Devil

I like rock music and I'm a Christian.

18 Pop Takes No Talent Nowadays
19 Dubstep is Just Noise

"All music is a form of noise." No. That's a silly platitude. Music is not "noise." It's a blending of SOUNDS. Noise is unstructured, chaotic, grating, offensive to the senses, and does NOT elicit the emotion, the spiritual response, that music does.

There is some really good dubstep out there, beyond the mainstream, beyond Skrillex. Melodic dubstep is full of emotion and meaning. Like any other genre, you have to look deeper.

This is definitely a false stereotype. If you listen with an open mind you can find a story inside of it.

20 Pop Songs are All About Love
21 Ska is for Racists

It is not! Ska was created as a genre to bring black and white together.

22 Dream Pop is for Druggies

Not true! I love dream pop and I've never been stoned.

23 All Edm Music Sounds the Same and Requires No Talent to Produce

That couldn't be more false. EDM may not use instruments, but it takes time to learn how to make. A lot of EDM songs have great lyrics as well. No, not like Skrillex, but stuff like Sun and Moon by Above and Beyond or The Veldt by Deadmau5.

People who say this why don't you try and make dance music yourself if it's so easy.

If it's easy, why isn't I a multi-millionaire now?

24 Rock Music is Just People Screaming and It's Too Loud
25 All Power Metal is Happy and Uplifting

I have never heard this one, but I have to agree that power metal is way less dark than other genres of metal music. But of course, not every song in a genre is happy.

How is a song about the final thoughts of Jesus (Melancholy by Iced Earth) happy?

Wow this is actually idiotic, do people actually say this?

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