Reasons Rock is Better Than Pop and Rap
The Top Ten
Stairway to Heaven and Bohemian Rhapsody have better lyrics than Anaconda and Baby.
And you cite those songs as bad while rock has trash such as Nickelback, Creed, among others? No genre is perfect, but you're just being ignorant. - SwagFlicks
Some rap has some fantastic lyrics. - BeatlesFan1964
This is mostly true even if pop and rap sometimes can have better lyrics of course.
Pop and Rap lyrics are just "I got to big butt my big (x3) I poopy doopy woo (x4) I butt the big butt now (x4) I got my butt on my poo". Rock lyrics are more meaningful.
As long as I've been on this site, I'd say that rock and metal fans are more immature because of the ridiculous amount of pop and rap music hate lists that flood the site - Mcgillacuddy
Oh right, because the pop and rap fans are the ones that comment on every song ever and talk about how their music taste is superior to that of everyone else's based on the genre of music they listen to. CLEARLY. - DCfnaf
Whenever I see a Pop or Rap fan going around saying they like music, I think of a whiny fetus.
This isn't a good reason cause immaturity has nothing to do with what music you listen to or prefer - booklover24V 5 Comments
These days pop and rap doesn't even have guitars at all. - AnonymousChick
Because Guitar Solos are good.
Hnng durr. And rock doesn't have people rapping. - DCfnaf
Indeed they do, Rock Stars practice a lot to play their instruments and get better at them when they perform live or if their making a new album. Pop stars just sing with auto tune to a stolen drum beat that's it.
While most of this list is untrue garbage, I agree with this item. Because rock (where instruments are concerned) is more technical, it makes people want to replicate it. I've never heard anyone state that they want to be the guitarist for Britney Spears. - IronSabbathPriest
Pop musicians work pretty hard as well. It takes a while to get a melody, enhance vocals, make a beat, put it all together, nail performances through choreography. It's some hard stuff. - ProPanda
To reiterate on my last point, I just think rock inspires more musicians outside of vocalists. There's a two sided debate as to whether programming music can count as musicianship, or just programming. You're definitely making music at the end of the day. I know there's nothing wrong with it, I use Logic and Cubase all the time to create random compositions. Drum triggers and whatnot are used all the time in metal. I know it is a challenge to make music either way you choose.
Use autotune if you want, I don't care. If it'll encourage you to improve then go for it. - IronSabbathPriest
There's an entire genre of rock infused with rap, and ill add its pretty good.
Well Red Hot Chili Peppers rap as well as Rage Against The Machine and others. - Jefftt
Really? I thought that they did! Wow, what great reasoning! - DCfnaf
Some rock songs do have rapping actually. - 3DG20V 2 Comments
Isn't the common assumption the other way around? That rock is loud and that pop is both loud and soft? - allamassal
So you're saying that "Irvine" by Kelly Clarkson and "Hello" by Adele are extremely loud songs? - DCfnaf
So as Rap. Eminem is loud and Drake is soft. We even? - AlphaQ
You telling me names like Eminem, Gorillaz, Gnarls Barkley, Outkast, and De La Soul aren't cool enough for ya?
Explain your reasoning - ProPanda
So Gorillaz, Twenty One Pilots, Eminem, Fall Out Boy, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, 2Pac, etc. don't have good names? - DCfnaf
50 Cent, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Shorty Shi-
They all better than damn Nickleback - AlphaQ
Well, let's be honest here. SOME pop/rap people have talent. Look at eminem - AnonymousChick
Eminem is actually good, Kanye West is good as well, but Nicki Minaj is terrible.
Especially Progressive Rock bands like Rush and King Crimson.
I love rock and rap and I like pop but there are talented people in every genre of music. - booklover24
Just think about Freddie Mercury.V 5 Comments
Agreed I'd rather hear Steve Perry then The Weeknd or Drake.
Disagreed I'd rather hear The Weeknd and Drake then Steve Perry - AlphaQ
Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, Axl Rose, Bon Scott, and that also includes metal singers like Ronnie James Dio.
I heard this one pop song once and I wanted to tear off my ears. - AnonymousChick
That depends - booklover24V 3 Comments
All genre have bad fans. All genres have good fans, okay? - AnonymousChick
Rock fans are pretentious, snobby, and condescending. - RecklessGreed
Rap fans? White kids pretending to be poets with a " black ghetto " attitude.
No they aren't, unless you count people like you, who always preach about how objectively better rock isV 1 Comment
"Uptown Funk", "Billie Jean", "Rolling in the Deep", "Happy", "On the Floor", and other pop songs are still around ya know... - DCfnaf
Well, didn't rock come before rap and pop?
Jackson, Goo Goo Dolls, Coldplay I still hear on my radio. - ProPanda
@ProPanda, (I am not saying that rock is better than pop and rap), Goo Goo dolls and Coldplay are rock bands too.both of them are alternative pop, which is a combination of alternative rock and pop, so they are a part of rock music. - zxm
I am not saying rock is better than rap and pop. I am just saying these bands are rock bands more than pop bands - zxmV 1 Comment
You got Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, Prog Rock, Blues Rock, Southern Rock and much more.
Um, so does pop/rap.
Mike Patton - zxm
Listen to Surfin Bird by The Beach Boys and you get crap beats. Listen to Stylo by Gorillaz and you'll actually get something good. See? I can cherry pick too!
Surfing bird is a song recorded by " The Trashmen ", not by " The Beach boys ".
Listen to Nicki Minaj's stupid hoe and you will see a bunch of crap beats. Listen to AC/DC's Back in Black and you actually get something pretty good.
The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd have are all in the top 10 for most records sold.
And rap and pop. Eminem and Taylor Swift are better and sell more than Led Zeppelin and Linkin Park - AlphaQ
This applys to both rock and pop. I don't see how it is an augrement - RecklessGreed
And auto tune doesn't make you talented. The only reason pop songs use auto tune is because they can't sing so they use this to hide their real voice making them sound fake. With rock singers they actually sing and don't need to hide how they actually sing.
I am a fan of rock but I beg to differ on this one - Jonerman
That's not true, and autotune dosen't define talent! - ProPanda
Anyone that uses auto tune in a song can't sing. If you can't sing then you don't have singing talent hence why a lot of modern wannabe pop stars use it.
Straight Outta Compton is still nice to hear and it's an 80s rap song - AlphaQ
Eminem is inspirational - AlphaQ
Yes. Whenever I hear phrases like "FACK FACK FACK" it really aspires me to stay in school and become a better person. - ProPanda
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