Reasons Pop and Rap are Better Than Rock

Here are the reasons why rap and pop music is better than stupid old rock music.

The Top Ten

1 Lyrics are actually creative

This list makes me want to leave this site. Because of the people being rustled AND the people loving this bland troll. People need to buck their ideas up or else this site is gonna become nothing more than a playground for trolls and their fans... and no one falling for them. - IronSabbathPriest

More users got rustled with other trolls. Like Jbl for example. Even I got rustled by her. Not as badly as others did though. - IronSabbathPriest

Rock has better lyrics because Rock is actually creative.

Lyrics in poetry books are the real creativity and those were born before Rap or Pop. Just because you sing your " poetry " at some beat doesn't make you Original. Rock from the fifties till now have told in their lyrics every topic possible. Just because your so-called " creative lyrics " sounds like poetrybooks doesn't mean that the music is better.

Lil Pump is the perfect example of this CAUSE HE IS A GOD! - LilPumpTheGod

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2 Rock fans are immature

This is actually a pretty good point. Some rock fans pretty much bash other genres based on a couple of people in the mainstream. Like, if you go to the underground, you will find some better rap & pop music. If you're a rock fan and you don't do that, cheers to you. - djpenquin999

Is it because they didn't make lists like these "Reasons Why Breadwinners is Better Than Pink Floyd" comparing a cartoon with a band - zxm

True with Rock Fans who say "You have been brainwashed by the media" "You force it down our throats" "Phase" "Ruined the music industry" "Not real music" bash singers, groups for any mistakes they made (If the singer or group was angry at a fan)

Kinda true but not all rock fans though.-LitSavage

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3 Rock songs don't have rapping

You think this is a bad thing? Thank God most of the rock songs don't have rapping. - Metal_Treasure

Um have you heard of nu metal bands like Linkin Park and Rage Against the Machine? They rap quite a bit...

Well their rapping is terrible. The "rapping" in Rage Against the Machine's songs is just annoying yelling. - BarneyTheDinosaurRocks

Happily you don't rap in rock haha, it would make rock as bad as rap

That doesn’t make any sense. Linkin Park’s “In the End” has that. - JoeBoi

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4 Guitar solos suck

There are guitar solos longer than 1 minute. And it doesn't matter. A metal or hard rock guitar solo of 2 minutes can be stretched to 10 minutes if played slowly. All it matters how many chords you play. And this takes talent. And it's better if you play those chords faster. - zxm

Hmm Rap and Pop have worse choruses and verses guitar solos however take ACTUAL talent.

No offense, but many songs have solos that last for more than 1 minute. - zxm

What makes you think that? There's space here. - LightningStrike

One of the main pionts of punk rock is not having guitar solos(they still have guitar breaks, but no solos) - RecklessGreed

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5 Better stage names

Basically, you're comparing artists like Tupac, Drake, Lil Wayne, and 2 Chainz, with bands like Iron Maiden, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Overkill, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Ronnie James Dio, and other rock bands like Rush, Genesis, King Crimson, Jethro Tull, The Who, Aerosmith, and The Rolling Stones, which all have good band names.

Oh please, Lil this, Big that... come on! - Metal_Treasure

Tupac is legendary but the rest (rappers) I agree with. Those are cool names and a lot better than the rappers mentioned (except for Tupac)

Let’s compare The Rolling Stones to 6ix9ine. See, what do you think? - JoeBoi

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6 Better singing voices

Robert Plant, Phil Collins, Jim Morrison, and Freddie Mercury all have good singing voices. Other good singers with excellent singing voices include Rob Halford, Ronnie James Dio, Geddy Lee, and every single Eagles singer.

If you count autotune as singing, you're still wrong. - AnonymousChick

Rock singers like like Robert Plant, Steven Tyler, Phil Collins, Jim Morrison, Axl Rose, Vince Neil, and Freddie Mercury have weird singing voices. At least singers/rappers like Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Drake actually sound good. - BarneyTheDinosaurRocks

I know right? Autotune is awesome and it requiers more talent than rock! - Userguy44

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7 Rock music doesn't require talent

No, Rock Music requires a lot of talent. Musicians who play in prog rock bands like King Crimson and Genesis probably have a lot more talent than musicians who just rap all day long like Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

It requires a lot of talent, vocals, guitar, drums, bass, piano sometimes. WHile pop is autotune and electronic music. - AnonymousChick

I agree that rock needs talent. But pop and electronic do as well. - ProPanda

This is dumb. Rock music does require talent. Before I start I'm not hating because I like rock, rap, pop and soul music(anything but country haha). It's easier becoming a rapper than being a famous rock artist. In rock music you need instruments. Brendon Urie can play like 10 different instruments where as rapper really don't need to play one. Lets not forget about Mariah Carey singing on New Year's Eve and lip singing. In pop you lip sing. All genres require talent especially rock! - booklover24

Pop needs way more talent to play and so does rap. - Userguy44

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8 Pop and rap are more popular

I was at camp and bohemian rhapsody played on the radio. It's decades old. Do you hear pop music from 5 years ago on the radio? NOPE. - AnonymousChick

It doesn't prove they are better. - Metal_Treasure

But Metal fans are more loyal to their artists and don't care how popular Pop and Rap are.

Let’s get this straight. In the 1960s to 1980s, rock was the popular genre. The 1990s and 2000s, I think Rock, Pop and rap were equally popular, but then came the 2010s when Pop became more popular, people started becoming immature by obsessing nonstop over untalented singers that can’t sing without autotune. I hope the 2020s is when Rock becomes more popular again. Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and 6ix9ine just highly suck. - JoeBoi

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9 More fun to listen to

Rock is fun to listen to. Each vocal, each guitar solo, each crashing of the drums tells a story of beauty. - AnonymousChick

Rock music would make me fall asleep on the dance floor, but pop music will just make you want to dance like you have never done before. Rap music does the same, but with swag. - BarneyTheDinosaurRocks

My anaconda don't my anaconda don't... - VFD

You noobs,electronic music is better than these 3 genres.Ok seriously,I like rock and rap in fact I don't know which is better and I consider pop as mediocre but electronic is the best.Truth hurts(Actually it's my opinion but whatever)-TheCoolGuy1

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10 Rock music has nothing to do with real rocks

But, pop has nothing to do with popcorn

LOL, by this logic pop music has nothing to do with real pop corn. I love real pop corn. - Metal_Treasure

Yeah well rap has nothing to do with wraps - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Yes! It's a disgrace to the naturally formed small chunks of earth's crust! You can touch rocks, but can you touch rock music? Ha! - styLIShT

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The Contenders

11 Rock music has terrible beats

Incorrect. Plain old Incorrect - AnonymousChick

I agree with the comment of TTT AnonymousChick and the one that responded to her comment is wrong. An opinion is never incorrect? An opinion is " incorrect " when the statement is false or doesn't make sense. Rock has very diverse beats that require real drum skills. Pop and Rap are usually 4/4 beats with no diversity.

Better than pop and rap's crappy "beets"

But is rock bland?... Makes you think - LightningStrike

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12 Better artists

This is very true. - ProPanda

13 Rock is dead, get over it

Rock is pretty much alive, especially metal. - Metal_Treasure

I wouldn't say that, but I see where you're coming from - ProPanda

Guys, don't you know I was joking, rock is nowhere near dead. Rap is dead and pop is also. - jack2244

Get over it? No! We're not taking it! - LightningStrike

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14 Rap has better beats

Its mostly smoothand cool

15 Rock is just screaming and yelling

Not all rock is yelling and screaming. Ever listened to Coldplay lol. - Userguy44

16 Anyone can pluck strings, or whack a drum

Rock is easy. I've never played an instrument but I've rapper and it's pretty hard.

This is stupid. Have you even tried playing guitar? Seriously! Grow up. And the drums are a different story. Try them before you say stupid things like that.

17 Rap is very creative
18 Better subject matter
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1. Rock songs don't have rapping
2. Better singing voices
3. Rap has better beats
1. Rock fans are immature
2. Better artists
3. More fun to listen to
1. Lyrics are actually creative
2. Guitar solos suck
3. Rock fans are immature

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