Top 10 Reasons Why Pop is the Most Hated Genre in Music

so a lot of peole hate pop music so i made this list

The Top Ten

1 Pop singers use too much auto tune

Autotune just sucks. It makes singer sounds like a robot and it hides the real singing talent. - Userguy44

It disgusts me that there are many fantastic singers who can't get work and yet guys who use autotune can. While I don't mind it if it's used for effect (like on Daft Punk's One More Time), when it's used to hide the fact that one can't sing for toffee, then it infuriates me. The worst thing to happen to music in the last 20 years of which started out (like of a lot of bad pop trends) in the 90's. Cheers Cher! - Mrveteran

For the love of god Pop isn’t that bad. Metal and rock aren’t the only god genres

Actually classic pop singers like elvis presley didn't use auto tune.That's why I only listen some of the old pop songs - zxm

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2 No instruments are played

I will said this once, so I will say it again. Just because there aren't any instruments does not devalue the quality of music. The electronic genre itself is full of talented producers who manage to take a variety of sounds and make it sound cohesive. Of course, there is good and bad pop music, but using instruments as an excuse not to listen to a song really limits your scope.

Usually, I don't mind the lack of instruments in music. There here been good musicians who don't play, and awful ones who can (Nickelback anyone? ). Still, the fact that the majority of today's performers can't play is another layer to the lack of individuality in today's music scene. - Mrveteran

"I will said (sic) this once..." Say it 'til the mountains are blown to dust--you'll still be wrong. It's artificial. It's FAKE. It's dehumanized. Doesn't matter if humans are turning knobs and sliding slides. That. Doesn't. Make. Them. Musicians. Therefore, they are not making music. Not in any desirable sense.

Try mix balance. Try tone control. Try making a melody that has both flavor and power, while still keeping the other components intact. It takes talent to make quality production, just as much as instrumentation. - WonkeyDude98

Dear 64 year old: you have way too much time on your hands, to the point where it's actively creepy. - WonkeyDude98

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3 Only few talented singers

You mean NO talented singers - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Like I said, the mainstream is a very, very, VERY limited scope of pop music. If you want good pop music, look to Beyoncé's new album, or CHVRCHES, or twenty-øne piløts, or Maroon 5's earlier work, or even Carly Rae Jepsen's E*MO*TION album. - WonkeyDude98

No longer are there any Mercurys, Dickinsons, Halfords, Houstons, Careys, Franklins, Jacksons etc. in today's industry. Most singers you hear are either mediocre pub/karaoke singers or are so drenched in autotune that you can't tell. The best pop singer today is Ariana Grande and even then her material isn't really up to scratch. To summarise, there is a lack of talented singers in the pop scene and those who are have nothing to work with. Amazing. - Mrveteran

No longer are there Scott Stapps, or Austin Winklers, or Chad Kroegers. Now we have Josh Ramsays, Lauren Mayberrys, Carly Rae Jepsens, and Tyler Josephs. There's only a few talented singers in the mainstream, yes, but pop as a whole is up to par with a lot of the "best" genres. - WonkeyDude98

4 Lack of creativity in some music videos

I beg to differ - BreakFastBeast2005

Just edgy - Userguy44

Like 90% of music videos today only show two people kissing, a person crying after a break up/being cheated on, or people getting high at a party, and the lyrics are just the same.

If any. - Metalhead1997

5 It's annoying when you always hear it

One word. Overplayed. - Userguy44

It's annoying when you always hear ANY genre of music, not just pop - RandomWeirdo

6 Kids like pop music so much

Kids need to listen real music! - Userguy44

I do not understand how kids and my siblings nowadays including my former and new classmates listening so much modern pop music (including Pinoy Pop music nowadays). I am an electronic soul music fan and composer and I need to help our local artists (Pinoy Artist) to make more original songs and beats instead of distributing or making cover songs (local or foreign songs). - waraypiso

When I was in primary everyone would just gossip all the time about dumb pop stars and sing their lyrics.

That's the only explanation. After all, who else is buying this stuff? - Mrveteran

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7 Some pop lyrics are nonsense

"before you came into my life I missed you so bad" (call me maybe)
there's an example of a pop lyric that's nonsense - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

About 5%. - WonkeyDude98

8 Pop fans called people who don't like pop are B***hes

If by "purists" you mean people who've been listening to, and often making, music for many years, and who actually enjoy multiple types of GOOD music, then yes. You don't have to be an "elitist" to not "dignify" pop and rap. You simply need to have ears, and an experienced understanding of the difference between music and, well, NOT music.

It takes being a trend follower under 11 or being completely delusional to call pop and rap "not music". There's a VERY limited range to what is "not music".

I will say this one more time: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "GOOD" MUSIC.

No, you don't have to be an elitist to be disinterested in pop and rap. Yes, you DO need to be elitist to not treat it with respect. It's absolutely hilarious how you tell me I don't have ears because I enjoy lesser known acts of great genres, when you portray all the reasons that most purists don't have the brain capacity (key word "most") to look further into their own favorite genres, much less genres that have some pretty bad exteriors. Nope, always the forefront.

Multiple types eh? You mean metal, maybe two of its subgenres, and maybe rock?

ENOUGH with this "you don't understand music" pretentious bull, when you don't even understand the most basic premise of the genres you're ...more - WonkeyDude98

I don't know who you were hanging out with, but there are good and bad people everywhere.

If I'm frank, it's the opposite.

And before I get garbage for the fifty millionth time, I get that not all rock and metal fans (actually, not any) are pop-and-rap-hating trend-followers who hate everything mainstream. The issues I have with the fanbase are the PURISTS. The elitists who think pop and rap can never be treated with any dignity. - WonkeyDude98

9 You only hear pop music

If I only heard rock music, it's arguable I'd get sick of it faster, since in rock, even if there are recognizable changeups, there is a formula followed. - WonkeyDude98

10 Some music videos are disgusting

Like the video for anaconda - NickelbackLinkinPark4Eva

Most people do say it's only the music video for Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus that's bad, not the song itself, though I still hate Miley Cyrus myself as she is now. - ModernSpongeBobSucks


The Contenders

11 Pop musicians only rely on looks to get popular

Yes ONLY their looks, not stage presence not general musical knowledge. And they NEVER EVER think about their voice. EVER - RandomWeirdo

Only the ones who don't respect themselves, or boy bands. - WonkeyDude98

12 It is mass produced to meet demand

This causes it to lose emotion as it is forced and often times not written by the original singer.

13 You don't know what they're saying

That's metal music.

Chopped and jumbled vocals and words being mumbled and obscured by the music, yet many pop listeners complain about metal being like that. Also, they should look at lyrics.

14 It's overplayed causing people to lack an understanding and appreciation for other genres.

Pop elitists exist and they know nothing but stereotypes, and are extremely judgmental.

15 The Repetition

Yes! Thank you! Melodies are repetitive, not even decorated!

16 Pop isn't even a legit genre

It is. Compare the lyrical and instrumental works of classic pop music compared to the cheesy sounding bubblegum pop. Listen also to synth pop and check how it may influence dark pop artists such as Lorde and Melina Martinez know, honestly I can't argue with this too much. - WonkeyDude98

17 Four chord progression
18 Songs of other genres get more recognition when someone makes pop covers of them.
19 Forced rhyming
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