Top 10 Reasons Why 2017 is a Awful Year for Music

2017..... is probably the worst year for music since 2012..... it's that bad. Most songs this year have been terribly awful.

The Top Ten

1 Mainstream music is at it's all time worst

Aside from Praying, Havana, and Feel It Still, I can't find any song on the charts that is a 5/5. - DCfnaf

Again don't focus on mainstream music but it is awful this year. - BoredJeff02

@Panda: Funny because I would probably say that if trap was all I had to base off of lol - PandaDude98

Oops. I forgot to mention these bops
Bad Liar
Crying In The Club
Learn To Let Go
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever
It Ain’t Me
Bad Things
Butterfly Effect
Etc. etc

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2 No passion has been present in music this year

Glad I'm a metal fan. There was passion, creativity, originality and efforts in the metal albums this year. Seems metal has a different trajectory. - Metal_Treasure

Green Day and Tom DeLonge have passion, if you don't focus on the most mainstream stuff, you will see artists today that still make music passionately. - AnimeDrawer

I just liked few hard rock and metal songs. Especially from the oldies. - zxm

Halsey, Camila Cabello, Coldplay, Portugal The Man and Maroon 5 were AMAZING this year. I can't really think of anyone else good - lovefrombadlands

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3 The worst music artists are getting exposure this year

*COUGH COUGH* Most modern country and Hopsin. - BoredJeff02

Hopsin. Kodak Black. Sam Hunt. XXXTENTACION. MISSIO. AJR. 2017 Taylor Swift. Should I keep going? - DCfnaf

@DC @Bored
Hopsin isn't getting exposure. That's his whole appeal, he thinks he's deeper than the rappers who are in the mainstream.
Kodak is pretty much a one hit wonder.
MISSIO's biggest hit was a song that barely impacted alt radio and was forgetten immediately.
AJR's biggest hit this year hit the Hot 100 but didn't last long.
Taylor Swift... ok fine, but...Ready For It and LWYMMD are bops.. - ProPanda

4 Lyrics this year for the most part have been terrible

There are plenty of lyrical gems such as The Promise, Speak to Me, and Praying, but a lot of lyrics are reprehensible. - DCfnaf

They're just about drugs and money and sex and just repeat the same thing over and over again. No meaning in the words.

Again a few exceptions but not a whole lot to say that it was a solid year. - BoredJeff02

Halsey's album lyrics are 11/10. Some bad lyrics this year are from Kesha, Harry Styles, and Niall Horan - lovefrombadlands

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5 Too many music artists are selling out or running out of creativity

Creativity will never end, there will always be creativity no matter what. There are unlimited ideas in this planet. - AnimeDrawer

Trivium and Sinners Are Winners have been the only big things I remember being creative. - EliHbk

Not going in depth why here. - BoredJeff02

This is unvalid on multiple levels. - ProPanda

6 The charts have only gotten worse since last year

The songs may be worse, but hey, at least we got hits this year, unlike last year where we barely got any hits and it was boring. - AnimeDrawer

They're much more active and less stagnant then last year. - ProPanda

To be honest, the charts are more active this year than last year. There was barely any hits last year. - AnimeDrawer

Again don't focus on the charts... but the charts do suck this year. - BoredJeff02

7 No effort was put into songs this year

That is the mainstream, if you don't focus on mainstream music, there will be lots of creativity in more underrated artists. - AnimeDrawer

Again there's a few exceptions but the effort is barely there. - BoredJeff02

Mainstream was flooded with lazy songs. - DCfnaf

I know Halsey uses effort. So do Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, Coldplay, and portugal the man. Everyone else is some 0/10's - lovefrombadlands

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8 Way too much trap music on the charts

Even pop songs like Sorry Not Sorry, Thunder, Ready for It all had trap-tinged production. I'm fine with having some trap on the charts, but this year, the genre really overstayed its welcome. - NiktheWiz

My parents were born in the 1970's with actual good music, they're lucky but they actually like this wack ass trash, they tend to listen to the newest stuff more than the old stuff. - KianaLexi

I hate trap. It all sounds the same. And now some pop artists are trying to copy trap in their songs. - Cartoonfan202

Trap music is boring, and it sounds the same. I prefer older rap beats to trap. Some tone deaf autotuned guy rapping, lyrics all about the coolest shoes, clothing, money, and girls, and the same overused beat. - AnimeDrawer

9 Rock music has steadily declined and most rock bands are turning into pop bands

That really sucks, some rock bands turned pop, and others are declining in musical quality, like Blink-182 sadly. There should be new rock bands that are good, which is what I am trying to do, keep rock music alive. I am glad Green Day is still a good band and that Tom DeLonge will never become a pop artist and consistently makes good music, so I do have some hope. - AnimeDrawer

Metal music was very good (metal is a subgenre of rock music) - Metal_Treasure

Rock, Metal, Alternative, etc > Pop and Trap. I'm a newer Metal music fan of almost 2 years, that says something. - KianaLexi

I kinda like what rock is doing honestly, things like theory of a dead man and such are kind of better in the pop-ish sound - EliHbk

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10 Pop music is at it's worst this year

To be honest, I agree with this. But at least we did not get a song as terrible as Watch Me Whip this year, so not really. - AnimeDrawer

That really says a lot, cause it is. - DCfnaf

I'd say this year was better than 2016 just for variety. - ProPanda

Alternative is at it's 2nd best! We should be happy that Halsey released an album though! - lovefrombadlands

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The Contenders

11 There were a lot of disappointing returns from older artists

That's always the reason why a year is bad. Or it's because there wasn't any good songs released on a year.

Keith Urban, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Macklemore, the list goes on. - NiktheWiz

I say it was the opposite, Kesha and Miley Cyrus came back better than ever before. - AnimeDrawer

Let’s see...Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, Demi Lovato, Pink, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran... - DCfnaf

12 Most of the singles on the radio are terrible and awful to sit through

This is just a rephrase of fifty other items. - ProPanda

There's a few exceptions but most 2017 Singles are mind numblingly awful. - BoredJeff02

This one girl just talks about "deez is bl-O-dy shoooez" or something and it hurts me every time. - EliHbk

13 David Bowie released an EP

David Bowie Troll, LEAVE!

A terrible one in fact

This was one of the few good things about the year.


14 Many rock artists have died this year

RIP Chester, Tom, Chris, Malcolm and Chuck. - Aragorn98

Like Tom Petty, Chester Bennington, and Chuck Berry - Eraser

(cries) linkin park - lovefrombadlands

Chester is a focn legend compared to these popstar n00bs. - KianaLexi

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15 Taylor Swift Released Her Album Reputation

I hate this album, it has a bunch of terrible songs. This album is not worthy of selling millions of copies. No passion, no creativity, just plain mean spirited, and nothing interesting. Not as bad as a BOTDF album, but still awful. - AnimeDrawer

The only good thing about these songs are the music videos to be honest, they are creative, but the music, nope. - AnimeDrawer

I love Taylor Swift, but that's just my opinion. End game is really bad though. - lovefrombadlands

This Is Abysmal

Railfan99 really has a strong hatred for this lmao.

But it is a terrible album so ok. - DCfnaf

It's just too damn popular lol. I liked her when she put out albums such as Fearless, Speak Now, Red, and her self titled first album. - railfan99

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16 Mainstream radio repeats the same horrible songs

Everyday, I hear that one song I talked about, with it's "bloody shoes" or whatever it says... ugh! - EliHbk

17 Country music sounds almost like pop music

It's not that bad though, I'll I listen to modern country sometimes, but who cares anyway since about nobody listened to country in the first place. - EliHbk

Just listen to Chris Stapleton, he's pretty much the best country singer out there today. - railfan99

No it sounds more like rap music nowadays... - BoredJeff02

18 Not many good metal albums were released compared to recent years

Meanwhile we have Hollywood Undead who I can't even listen to with a straight face. - PandaDude98

2015-16 has lots of intresting albums like KSE's, Triv's, Metallica's, etc. - EliHbk

19 Pro-Pain's Gary Meskil was brutally attacked and robbed in Brussels

You can find pics of him after the attack online. Poor dude. I really hope he gets better. - Aragorn98

20 Songs try to be 'Hip' when really they're not

Basically songs like "Its Everyday Bro" and "I'm the One" qualify for this. They try be like: " let's do sex and drugs and its fun! " But really, they just get WAY too annoying.
The only people I see playing these songs are 10-13 year olds - SharkBite

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Top Remixes

1. Mainstream music is at it's all time worst
2. Way too much trap music on the charts
3. There were a lot of disappointing returns from older artists
1. No passion has been present in music this year
2. Mainstream music is at it's all time worst
3. The worst music artists are getting exposure this year



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