Pet Peeves In Music

This list will be on annoying things relating to music, whether it’s something in a song, annoying fanbases/haters or false stereotypes about music.

The Top Ten

1 Too much repetition in songs

I like Gucci Gang

An example:
Racks"-Lil pump - BananaBrain

As The_Crimson_King said, it can be good if utilized correctly. An example of this is the Experimental Rock band Swans. - DarkBoi-X

I don't get "repetitive" as a criticism. Repetition ain't a bad thing - it allows a piece to breathe. You can hypnotise a listener with it, letting the loop ebb and flow while you add new things on top, whether minor or major. Hell, Steve Reich and Basic Channel have made entire careers out of finding ways to entrance the listener. - BlarchBlaces

2 Finding out that one of your favourite artists is a douchebag

I used to like Justin Bieber until he spat on his fans

I really don't care if they're a douche at least they make good music (my favorite artists aren't douches so I don't have that problem) - Luckys

I like BOTDF's music but dahive vanity is a piece of crap human being - BananaBrain

Yeah. I still like her music though. - sadical

3 Irritating vocals

Yeah. Pretty much ruins the song. You can add a grandiose of lush, or epic instruments and sounds to your music, but if the vocals suck, everything else goes down with it.

Like in the chorus of What About Us, which is undeniably grating after the third listen. - allamassal

Autotuned vox are extremely irritating to me. Also singers who sing off key and singers with weak voices.
But I would say this item is very subjective - for example, death metal vocals aren't irritating to me but autotuned vox are. Some people would say the opposite. - Metal_Treasure

I can’t even tell you how many bands I’ve been turned off from because of this. There are so many I’ve heard with great instrumentation, but annoying vocals, and it’s probably the number 1 thing that stops me from being a fan of the band. - 3DG20

4 When people say a genre they don’t like takes no talent

This website. - Luckys

*looks at metalheads* - BananaBrain

The thing that makes this dumb is that no talent implies anyone can do it and if that were the case then why would they not if they can make massive amounts of money from it?

I've seen lots of metalheads say that about other genres - DarkBoi-X

Strange but I've seen lots of metal haters say that about metal... - Metal_Treasure

5 Excessive amount of autotune

I like it in rap, but not in pop music. - Userguy44

Personally, I think that autotune could actually be used quite tastefully. Seeing as how I view the voice as just another instrument, I'd really like to see some artists get creative and start using autotune, not as a pitch correcting device, but instead as a distortion effect over their voice, in the the same way that most guitarists use distortion pedals to the alter the sounds of their instrument. - The_Crimson_King

Yes, you hear that, Quavo? - sadical

Yes, I find it very annoying. Human warmth in music disappears. Music gets lost. - Metal_Treasure

The real vocal talent gets lost. It transforms the singers into robots. - Userguy44

6 Stereotypes

No, not all metal is screaming about burning churches, not all rock is some dude whining about how he hates his life, not all pop is repetitive and heavily autotuned, not all rap is about drugs, sex and money, and not all country is drinking whisky and having sex with a minor on a tractor, so cut the stereotypes already. - 3DG20

7 A lot of screaming or growling in songs

Meanwhile, I'm over here listening to Converge which is basically headache inducing noise at points, yet I love it. - cjWriter1997

Yes this is annoying

Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind some screaming in songs. Almost all of my favourite bands have screamed in at least one song, but sometimes, the vocalist does it a lot, and it’s really hard for me to enjoy metal because of it. - 3DG20

8 Boy bands and girl groups

All of the boy bands and girl groups I’ve heard sound exactly the same as each other, only sing about love, don’t play any instruments, have annoying voices and have absolutely no variety whatsoever. - 3DG20

9 Bad covers of good songs

I’m really not a fan of covers because it usually sounds like a** compared to the original and sometimes they’re so bad to the point I can’t even listen to the original without being reminded about it. One of those covers was actually, believe it or not, by Three Days Grace. It was their version of “Lose Yourself” by Eminem. I loved the instruments, but whoever told Adam he can rap, let alone rap an Eminem song needs to be slapped, because, spoiler alert: Listening to his “rapping” was the worst 3 minutes of my life. Come at me b****!

I’m kidding, sort of... Please don’t kill me! - 3DG20

10 Humming in songs

This is probably a very unpopular opinion, and there are a few exceptions to this which is why it’s not very high on the list, but most of the time, I find it kind of annoying when there’s humming in a song. - 3DG20

The Contenders

11 Forced rhyming

Every song I write. - sadical

12 Songs that try way too hard to be meaningful

RIP Twenty One Pilots (Still love them) - 0w0uwu

13 Kid’s songs

To be fair, they are made for babies, so I won’t be too hard on them, but all of the lyrics are laughably stupid, and the singer usually sounds so annoying to the point it almost feels like they’re trying to sound annoying. - 3DG20

14 Trying too hard to sound modern and trendy
15 Bad or mindless lyrics

I hate flexing in rap songs.

RIP Nikki Manaj - 0w0uwu

16 People classifying solo artists as "bands"
17 No single priority songs

What is meant by this someone please? - ParasN2000

There all like “Loveee! ”
- TheDuttyGyal

18 People who think there’s only one good music genre
19 Whispering in songs
20 Trap beats

Not bad at all. If anything Trap beats are one of the best things in Trap music(Both Trap Rap and EDM Trap) although in Trap Rap the worst is the the soundcloud rappers who do Trap. - DarkBoi-X

21 “Sexy” songs

€Change” by Deftones and “This Broken Soul” by Korn are a perfect example of this. It’s really unfortunate because they’re also perfect examples of vocals that ruin otherwise pretty decent songs. - 3DG20

22 Albums having several singles
23 Talking in songs

Lost in translation by logic is really good but there’s this part at the end that’s just talking in another language for like 2 minutes - sadical

R.I.P. Hobo Johnson - 0w0uwu

24 Voices that are so high-pitched it makes your ears pierce

Yeah, men with high-pitched girly voices who also scream! N.B. Screaming isn't singing!

AKA Nightcore - 0w0uwu

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Too much repetition in songs
2. Excessive amount of autotune
3. When people say a genre they don’t like takes no talent
1. Irritating vocals
2. Finding out that one of your favourite artists is a douchebag
3. Stereotypes
1. Finding out that one of your favourite artists is a douchebag
2. Irritating vocals
3. Boy bands and girl groups

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