Top 10 Music Genres that Most Need to Be Renamed

The Top Ten
1 Nu Metal

I always considered a lot of Nu Metal bands just Modern Rock. Basically anything Hard Rock-ish to me that was new was considered Modern Rock to me. Guess now that I'm more aware of subgenres I can see the differences but nah it's all Modern Rock.

What I know for sure is that the word "metal" must be removed from its name asap.

Just call it Nu Rock!

2 Metalcore

Only metalcore and nu-metal make sense on this list, since they contain music genres in the title they have little to do with. The other ones are basically just degrading the genres. The opinion on the genres shouldn't be part of their names.

Hardcore is not metal. Metal is classical inspired.

3 Hair Metal
4 Alternative Metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres normally associated with metal.

Call it "Hard Alternative," plain and simple. In addition, that used to be the original name before it was renamed "Alternative Metal".

Furthermore, bands normally labeled as Nu Metal and Post-Grunge can also fit into Hard Alternative very well. It is mostly derived from Alternative Rock with some Heavy Metal emphasis, though not enough to consider it a Metal song.

5 Pop

Pop is a synonym of bubble gum music, which is not popular, but is a synonym of popular. what?!

6 Industrial Metal

I agree with Martin_Canine - again, a rock genre was mistakenly called "metal". Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein, etc., aren't metal. They are Industrial Rock.
And, no, this item isn't stupid - Industrial Metal is a fake subgenre because the bands called "Industrial Metal" don't actually play metal.

Strapping Young Lad are Death/Thrash Metal with industrial influences.
Fear Factory are Death and Groove Metal with industrial influences.
And this is very different from Marilyn Manson.

To Iron and Steel cause it's industrial.

7 Crunkcore Crunkcore (also known as crunk punk and scrunk) is a musical fusion genre characterized by the combination of musical elements from crunk, post-hardcore, heavy metal, pop, electronic and dance music. The genre often features screamed vocals, hip hop beats, and sexually provocative lyrics. The genre developed from members of the scene subculture during the mid 2000s.
8 Dubstep

To stuff with good drops.

9 Black Metal

To something like 'Music Worshipping the Unhallowed Throne of Satan.'

10 Thrash Metal Thrash Metal is a Heavy Metal subgenre developed during the early 1980s and an early precursor of Extreme Metal. Thrash Metal features a faster and more aggressive guitar work than Traditional Metal with shredding and double-bass drums and can range from melodic singing to loud shouts.

The English band, Venom is credited for laying the groundwork for Thrash Metal with their debut album "Welcome... read more

Just a weird name.

The Contenders
11 Rap

Eh, modern rap doesn't sound a lot like normal rap. The genre as a whole can stay the same but we need more sub-genres like mumble-rap, trap-rap, hip-pop, thug rap, rap&b.

12 Reggaeton

Little to do on reggae. It should rather follow the template of K-pop, J-pop and should be called L-pop instead.

13 Bro-Country

To drunk cowboy country.

Just say modern country.

14 Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s.

Not sure about this one... though Grunge has Three different sounds

1st type is Alternative mixed with Punk (Nirvana)
2nd is Alternative mixed with Hard Rock (Pearl Jam)
3rd is Alternative mixed with Metal (Alice in Chains, Soundgarden Melvins)

To the genre that killed metal.

15 Pop Punk

People said that this music genre is oxymoron because "punk" is anti mainstream but "pop" is mainstream what do you think? I like this music genre.

16 Gangsta Rap

To wannabe cool rap.

17 Post-Grunge
18 Classical
19 Dream pop

The list mostly includes bad genres with great genres in their name. Here's an example for the opposite.

20 Blues-Rock

To trash music. Blues sucks. Heavy Metal is the best.

21 Rock-Rap
22 Country Rap
23 Blues-Jazz

It'd look good changed to "Bluezz."
If ever I owned a Blues / Jazz Bar, I'd call it Misty's (or Miss T's) Bluezz Bar.

24 Post-Punk

It's pretty removed from punk. It's generally quite nothing like punk. But many post-genres are confusing.

25 Shoegaze
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