Top 10 Reasons Why Pop Music Is Awful
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The main reason why I prefer Rock over Pop when it comes to mainstream music.
I like Rock, Classical Music, Folk, and probably everything except Hip Hop and Pop. - Kiteretsunu
I prefer dubstep over pop because my favorite artist is Panda Eyes and Mafia Pineapple! They took a lot of time to make an awesome song better than skrillex ones! - InfernoTopTenners
Never thought I'd be defending pop, but most classic rock is every bit as simple. So is punk. - PetSounds
What about Prog Rock? Apart from Classical, Jazz and Metal it's the most technical music genre and it is a part of Classic Rock. Also, Punk might be simple but Punk musicians do play their instruments, they write their own songs and they have an incredible amount of passion, things that Pop "artists" lack. - OC96
You know, despite those 6 or 7 minute underground pop songs... - WonkeyDude98V 8 Comments
If you say one thing about it to friends/family/people who like pop, they will start trying to get you to start listening to it, I always listen to a Pop Song and I think 'meh that was ok' but then I get sick of hearing, my friend came over when that horrid song Uptown Funk reached popularity and he started blaring it out of his phone, a few days later I started getting sick of hearing the song, my parents actually started blaring the stuff when they found out I hated Pop, so I was constantly having to block my ears but the worst Pop singer of all is: Taylor Swift, it all started when Shake It Off started coming on, if this is the so called 'best' the music industry can give us now, I shudder to find out what the future holds
Then again, there is good and bad pop artists. More people here are trying to convert people who like pop artists here than the other way around.
I will definitely punch those people in the face. - Metalthomas
This list in a nutshell. - DCfnafV 1 Comment
That's a fact. Did you ever meet an idiot how doesn't listen to stupid rap or pop music? No? Doesn't suprise me anymore...
Doesn't mean that everyone who likes it is a idiot. Often smart people who don't listen to much music like pop music. But they do so just because they don't know better... at least that's what I hope
Intelligent people prefer classical most of the time, a word that has been forgotten for generations since today. - IAmNotARobot
Don't call people who listen to pop idiots. It just makes you seem ignorant and desperate for reasons. Don't slander pop fans just to make rock and metal look better. - BlueTopazIceVanilla
You people are missing the point. They're not saying everyone who likes it is an idiot, they're saying that there are more idiots who listen to pop music than any other genre.
This doesn't make rock or metal music better by calling the people who like a genre of MUSIC of all things idiots. - DCfnafV 14 Comments
There's like 6 people writing an unoriginal, overplayed song, And then there's a legend like Freddie Mercury who writes one of the most emotional, mysterious, and legendary songs ever written.
What I don't understand is why people hate artists who do not write their own songs. What if they can sing, but just not have the creative ability to write their own songs? That's like hating someone because they can bake really well but can't frost a cake good. (I know that a crappy example, but do you get me? ) Why should the artist be forced to waste their good voice on a terrible song they wrote themselves? - BlueTopazIceVanilla
And thanks to auto tune they basically don't even sing is like all the music industry cares about is how they look
I thought Katy Perry wrote her songs...meh, I could be wrong - DCfnafV 4 Comments
There is nothing wrong with autotune - when used in moderation as mean to add an specific atmosphere to a song. In pop, however, autotune is just used as a way to make mediocre singers sound acceptable. It's a waste of a potential tool...
Proves that pop singers can't sing for #$@!.
How it is used mostly its just a cancer.
I'm pretty sure Adele is like...the only pop singer who doesn't use it - DCfnafV 4 Comments
It is the only reason why any man watches a video of a pop song isn't it? I like boobs and asses, sure I do. That doesn't mean I need it to be the main focus of a MUSIC video.
Like Miley Cyrus's Wrecking Ball video.
Please, she's made videos way worse, and at least the song is good - DCfnaf
Like Taylor Swift's Safe and Sound? Or Avril Lavigne's Nobody's Home? So vulgar. Totally believe you. - AnonymousChick
"Blurred Lines" has topless women walking around. "One" by Metallica? The band is playing in a warehouse while clips of Johnny Got His Gun play in the video. - Metalhead1997V 8 Comments
That's why it says SEVERAL. Can you read? - ARandomPerson
SEVERAL. Not ALL. Thank god. I was gonna say "Not Tori Kelly or Meghan Trainor" - DCfnaf
I mean, there are disrespectful people in any genre, so...
That is NOT TRUE. Selena gomez for example is VERY nice to her fans, and Ariana Grande is slowly getting nicerV 5 Comments
Lol. That is true though! He was even in an interview around 08 talking about how kids like it, but it changed a lot, and how Ne-Yo was probably the only person he was proud of. They really did shame him.
Pop makes jackson get ashamed of his kingdom, he would probably die again if he hear what pop music has now become R.I.P mj
I find it funny that people hate on Justin Bieber for being mean to his fans but Michael Jackson wasn't a nice person either. - DCfnaf
I'm thinking of anothe song. "You give love a bad name! " - Metalhead1997V 5 Comments
Fake boobs, fake butt, fake nose, fake everything...
Marianas Trench, Prince, Michael Jackson, Sam Smith, Adele? - WonkeyDude98
Hatsune Miku isn't even real, but Crypton made her voice amazing.
Selena Gomez? She's REAL.V 1 Comment
Have you seen one of those unedited dubs they played at a concert for Beyonce? Whether you like it or not they are hilarious.
Pffft. It takes talent to sing in a metal band.
How is growling (an animal noise) considered music, but if I use a computer to make a beat, then it's not? - BlueTopazIceVanilla
Honestly this is a really bad argument, even though I dislike pop.
Ya... Not only can they barely lift a weight but also they can barely read a little kids book
Justing Timberlack, like, dude who cut your balls off?
No. Owl City and Nick Jonas are goodV 5 Comments
For example 30 seconds to mars, paramore, fall out boy and the perfect example of the decadency by the pop, Linkin Park
If those "bands" were so good, then they wouldn't be supressed by the popularity of pop music. I'm speaking the truth, hating will only prove my point, but do it if you want. - BlueTopazIceVanilla
But you don't realize that what keeps rock bands from being popular is the promotion of the biased music industry and the social stigma or rock bands.
I LOVE FALL OUT BOY! THEY ARE AWESOME!
I listen to Linkin Park and in my opinion, they are really good, they're even bettet than 1D.
Sigh, again, Adele. Michael Jackson. Bruno Mars. Tori Kelly. Kelly Clarkson. Pink. - DCfnaf
Most of them are pretty but can't sing to save their lives.
Exactly! we should focus on the music, not the people making it!
So why do we focus on if Justin Bieber made a song? Seriously, he could make a song that surpasses Imagine by John Lennon, and no one would let him win. - WonkeyDude98
Not all. but yeah mostlyV 1 Comment
To be honest I don't know if this is a fair reason... I mean early Beatles stuff (I Want to Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, etc.) are quite repetitive, and yet it's considered classic. I do dislike modern pop (with some exceptions), but I don't think repetition is really the problem.
Yes! The music is the most annoying music ever! They really Shame the legendary artists like MJ, Janet, Whitney and even people of other genres like The Beatles, Elvis, and many more.
"Number 9 number 9 number 9 number 9 number 9 number 9"
I think I should stop now. - WonkeyDude98
So "Can't Touch This" isn't repetitive? Or Barbie Girl by Aqua - BlueTopazIceVanillaV 4 Comments
Buddy, If I'd known you earlier, I'm certain we would've been best friends. Every single damn point of yours matches my reasons for hating Pop. You're so right.
This is so true! Let's all take a moment to thing about pop singers. We've got Taylor Swift... Check. Justin Beiber... I think I should stop.
If you don't agree with this, watch either of Taylor Swift's appearances on New Year's Rocking Eve. You can't deny she's immature.
Same with the fans. - Metalhead1997V 6 Comments
Not always. Listen to Ed Sheeran or Adele or Sam Smith or Marianas Trench or Michael Jackson. That's off the top of my head. - WonkeyDude98
Here, let me list a few:
-All of them
Melanie,Alessia,Ed Sheeran,Adele,Late Elvis, Michael Jackson, Some of Madonna's work (Ghosttown, Frozen, Ray of Light is the ones) and Late Lady Gaga. It's that vulgar? - ArigatoKawaii
Not always. what about adele? don't JUDGE ADELE! SHE HAS A KILLER VOICE
For me I think the lyrics in pop music feel a little to rushed
Ummm, why mainstream music is always compared with metal/rock? There are lots of music genres (jazz, reggae, classical, etc) Maybe people who hate mainstream music only listen to rock/metal? Why you don't compare mainstream music with jazz, reggae, classical, etc. I won't compare mainstream music with those genres either because I don't really listen to those genres, I'm just wondering if a fan of those genres also hates mainstream music or is it just rock/metal fans being mean to mainstream music?
How is this bad? I mean, it can go horribly wrong (looking at YOU, Meghan Trainor and 5 Seconds of Summer), but often, it just leads to a song being harmless and mediocre (such as Baby) rather than outright offensive. - WonkeyDude98
I do agree that when a song is overplayed, it becomes really annoying, but this is the same for every genre of music, not only pop. Pop music exists for a reason, it appeals to the mass audience and is relatable, although not to everyone. This is why it tends to be simple, but this is not always the case, there are many complex pop songs out there. People saying that metal or rock music is better, are very biased.
Metal often includes screaming and the cliché distorted guitars, quick drums/tempo, longer song duration, complex harmonics, which may be appealing to some people but to the general audience, sounds terrible and overdone, hence why I call people who state it is better, very hypocritical and biased. Rock on the other hand is very tied in with pop music, considering pop music is basically a watered down version of rock, and modern pop consisting of some electronic elements. Rock typically includes, repeated verses, hooks and the same set of instruments. Pop music tends ...more
Apparently not, since everyone hates pop music. - DCfnafV 2 Comments
"No end to the yammering"
So, literally any non-instrumental ever. - WonkeyDude98
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