Top 10 Reasons Why Pop Music Is Awful
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Just look back at music in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Each musician had their own style and each song was different. The melodies, the harmonies, and the layers of instruments and vocals all fit together like a giant puzzle and created something extraordinary and unique. Now in pop music, there is no more creativity. Every song feels the same with barely anything changing. It's truly sad.
Bobby Womack once said: "In my day, everybody wanted to sound different, individual. Nowadays, seems like everybody wants to sound like everybody else." Creativity uses influences, but is more than just copying what you admire.
Anyone in 21st century can "sing" and use auto tune, back when music was good they had a very specific style, now it looks and sounds the same
I don't even know how to use auto tune or editing stuff. I guess I can be seen as lucky. I don't do singing, that's probably why. - LemonComputer
As long as the music is amazing...who the hell cares? - DCfnafV 4 Comments
Fake boobs, fake butt, fake nose, fake everything...
Marianas Trench, Prince, Michael Jackson, Sam Smith, Adele? - WonkeyDude98
Tell me. What's a fake singer? Anyone can sing. It just doesn't have to be talented and you'd have to get hate. - Ultron123
The guy that commented, sure Selena Gomez may not be the BEST, but shes improved singing wise. I watched her Revival concert, and she SLAYED.
But I still like her songs and at least she sounds good with autotune (because some people like jacob sartorius and bieber use autotune and even THEN they sound bad)
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.
Adele does not use it, Rihanna doesn't use it much, Justin Bieber doesn't use it much, Taylor doesn't use it much, 1D doesn't use it much... - DCfnafV 5 Comments
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.
That's opinionated. I could say the same about people who get head over heels about rock music, couldn't I? - StormskiesV 16 Comments
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.
Yes, screaming into a microphone at the top of your lungs requires so much talent. - DCfnaf
That's true. - waraypiso
Guess you've never heard Crunkcore bands like BOTDF and BrokenCYDE sing. - DCfnaf
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
Want amazing music videos? Watch the ones made by Of Monster's and Men, they tell a story through them. (I especially suggest King and Lionheart, that one is my favorite) - StormskiesV 10 Comments
It's completely processed. Made with a team of audio engineers to clip the sound and beat-correct the instruments. There's no musical talent, and no musical effort shown.
It's made to sell, not to express any feelings
Screw the record labels! We don't need them anyway!
Not always, only modern Pop - IIBKV 1 Comment
Dig a bit into the independent music scene. The artists listed on my "homepage" button on my profile are a good starting point. - PetSounds
That's self explaining I guess
Often this is true - jmepa1234
Subgenres of pop? Um...pop.
Subgenres of metal? Thrash metal, black metal, death metal, Christian metal, speed metal, heavy metal, doom metal, stoner metal, etc. - Metalhead1997
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...
Cough cough Justin Bieber cough cough. - coolguy101V 6 Comments
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
Michael Jackson is a male you silly children. Bruno Mars and The Weeknd are too. - DCfnaf
How is this even an argument? - Ultron123V 8 Comments
For example 30 seconds to mars, paramore, fall out boy and the perfect example of the decadency by the pop, Linkin Park
Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, and Twenty One Pilots are pop rock bands. Don't even use that argument. - DCfnaf
Except Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragon, and 21 Pilots. - Ultron123
Every thing in modern pop, besides 21 Pilots and maybe Bruno Mars, is bullcrap. - coolguy101V 3 Comments
Sigh, again, Adele. Michael Jackson. Sia. 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
That's just radio music in general. The fact that people hate on songs based on how often they're played is just questioning my faith in intelligence. - DCfnaf
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.
And...this is why pop MUSIC is awful? Just goes to show you how little arguments Metalhead Elitists have. Adele is not immature, Pink isn't very immature (she's just honest really), Kelly Clarkson is not immature, Tyler Joseph is not immature... - DCfnafV 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
No, not all of them are sexual. Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, Alessia Cara, etc are not sexual. Besides what's wrong with being sexual? They have a right to embrace it. If they want to be provocative, LET THEM! Who are you to judge? NO ONE!
What about Michael Jackson, what about Adele, what about Taylor Swift, what about Alessia Cara, what about current Lady Gaga, what about most of Ed Sheehan? - DCfnaf
Not always. what about adele? don't JUDGE ADELE! SHE HAS A KILLER VOICEV 2 Comments
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.
"Number 9 number 9 number 9 number 9 number 9 number 9"
I think I should stop now. - WonkeyDude98
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.
Rihanna has repetitive lyrics in some of her awful tracks (Birthday Cake, S&M, Work...), but she has great music that isn't repetitive (Love the Way You Lie, Disturbia, Love on the Brain), so what is the issue with this? - DCfnafV 5 Comments
I'll take songs about relationships over Cannibal Corpse's horrible and disgusting topics and Mainstream Rap's constant discussion about sex, money, and drugs. - DCfnaf
Are you metalheads serious? - Ultron123
Disagree with this point. It's not that pop songs have horrible melodies, it's that they don't have melodies at all. Try playing today's most popular pop song on a piano or something. Notice anything? You're literally just pressing one key over and over again! Bland, boring, unoriginal, just pointless. Is it really that hard for someone to come up with an actual melody? Just look at India, Europe, really just any country other than Canada and the U.S. Full on, interesting, unpredictable sets of notes. Using the term "real music" is cliche here, but that's really what it pop music isn't, undeniably.
Lady Gaga's songs are poetry. Disagree with this. - DCfnaf
You are so wrong!
OH NO! What an offense! Did you not remember that Metallica made a song called "One"? Did you not remember that The Beatles made a song called "Yesterday"? There are plenty of pop songs that have multiple words such as "Set Fire to the Rain", "Fairly Local", "Piece by Piece", and "So What". - DCfnaf
And what the wrong with that there are for song whose titles consist of one word the first song that comes to my mind is one by Metallica
Nothing wrong with that. - Elina
yeahV 3 Comments
Read the lyrics of Adele's music in "21" because they are amazing. Read the lyrics of Kelly Clarkson's "Piece by Piece". Read the lyrics of Bruno Mars' "Grenade". Not rushed. - DCfnaf
For me I think the lyrics in pop music feel a little to rushed
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