Reasons Rock is Better Than Pop and Rap

The Top Ten

1 Rock actually has good lyrics, while pop and rap have trash lyrics

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

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.

2 Pop and rap fans are more immature than rock fans

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

Whenever I see a Pop or Rap fan going around saying they like music, I think of a whiny fetus.

I love rock music, but I'm starting to disagree with this, because I've come across a lot of rock/metal fans bashing on other people who don't like what they like.

Not really. Rock fans (mainly purists, are more immature) - ProPanda

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3 Pop and rap don't have guitar solos, but rock does

These days pop and rap doesn't even have guitars at all. - AnonymousChick

Because Guitar Solos are good.

4 Rock songs don't have rapping

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

Doesn't linkin park rap - AnonymousChick

And rapping is just plain stupid.

5 Rock can be both loud and soft

So as Rap. Eminem is loud and Drake is soft. We even? - AlphaQ

6 Rock has better band/stage names than pop and rap

You telling me names like Eminem, Gorillaz, Gnarls Barkley, Outkast, and De La Soul aren't cool enough for ya?

Explain your reasoning - ProPanda

Nicki Minaj sounds stupid.
The Beatles sound much better.

50 Cent, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Shorty Shi-
They all better than damn Nickleback - AlphaQ

7 Pop and rap musicians have no talent, rock musicians have a lot of it

Especially Progressive Rock bands like Rush and King Crimson.

Well, let's be honest here. SOME pop/rap people have talent. Look at eminem - AnonymousChick

Either way, define Talentless and how pop/rap musicians lack it. - ProPanda

Rock musicians have talent. Nickleback and Creed exist - ProPanda

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8 Rock singers are better than pop and rap singers

Agreed I'd rather hear Steve Perry then The Weeknd or Drake. - BoredJeff02

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


Both of them are R&B singers...

And "rap singers" is an oxymoron lol.

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9 The best rock songs are still around today after 40 years while pop and rap are 2-3 years at most

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 - zxm

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10 Pop and rap have more annoying fans

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 is

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The Contenders

11 Rock is unique
12 Rock has lots of sub-genres

You got Pop Rock, Soft Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, Prog Rock, Blues Rock, Southern Rock and much more.

Um, so does pop/rap.

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14 Rock music has better, more creative beats than pop and rap

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.

15 Some of the best selling artists of all time played rock music

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

16 Rock singers don't use auto tune

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. - BoredJeff02

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. - BoredJeff02

17 Rock songs don't get old

Straight Outta Compton is still nice to hear and it's an 80s rap song - AlphaQ

18 Rock musicians work hard to learn instruments

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. - BoredJeff02

19 Rock has good guitar riffs
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