Top Ten Statements About Music

The Top Ten

There is a genre for everyone.

That's why music is the one thing everybody loves! Ranging from soft to loud, melodic to atonal, every lyrical topic you can think of is covered in at least one genre or another. And we defend our genres very firmly. - ThatStrangeKid42

I don't really know music at all, but that also means I generally enjoy at least some aspect of each genre. - keycha1n

The gerne for everyone is classical music. Listen to melodic, not atonal music, classical music is very melodic. After a party, amusement park, waterpark, or a playground, listen to classical music to calm you down. If you listen to more rock, you will get all hyper.

@ThatStrangeKid42: I like this list - statements and descriptions are so mature, profound and true! Congrats! - Metal_Treasure

Popularity doesn't always mean an artist is "better".

This one's in support of underground music, which deserves a shout-out. The tricks artists use to make more money doesn't ensure that their music is necessarily superior. That's why I always try to listen to new music with an open mind. It's all about opinion - if you like popular, then that's your thing. If not, well, that's also okay. - ThatStrangeKid42

The world really need to know that. - Delgia2k

Someone please put that on every radio station. - PositronWildhawk

Honestly, this should be number 1. Especially now-a-days. - AGK

Everybody has their own opinion.

I'm a metalhead. Let me say this - most of us are asses, especially to each other. Arguing about what's "true" and what's "poser". Then we go and pick on pop and rap. I'm getting really sick of it. Seems like that's what any genre fans do now - being total elitists and acting like they're superior because of their music. You like metal? Go listen to metal. You like One Direction? Go listen to One Direction. You got a weird fetish for smooth jazz? Whatever, just go listen to smooth jazz. Just don't be a jerk. - ThatStrangeKid42

However, if you like or hate on something for stupid reasons, your opinion is deemed questionable. We learn from asking for inquiry from other people's opinions.

Every genre has both good and bad artists.

including pop music. Justin Bieber is good. Michael Jackson is bad.

Because no matter how good the best of the style is, there's always someone else doing the same thing, the wrong way.

So you can't basically hate on a whole genre for certain artists. Hate those certain artists, not the genre itself.

The simpler the music, the more commercially viable it is.

Survey-tested and true. The average person prefers simple music. There's nothing wrong with that, it's just the way it is. You can either continue to positively support your favorite artist, or you can complain about them not getting big, like a total idiot. - ThatStrangeKid42

I couldn't agree more - it's based on my own experience. This statement also sounds very logical.

Example - Madonna sold more copies than Judas Priest. But is Madonna a better singer than Rob Halford? No. Ask any vocal coach if you don't trust me. - Metal_Treasure

It is a pity that people generally don't look out for innovation in music. I do, and that's how I find music I enjoy consistently. Those that don't are stuck on that annoying pop song on repeat, and then one that is little different. - PositronWildhawk

Just like Nirvana and the grunge genre.

A song's lyrics cannot force you to do something.

Rap music cannot control people's minds and make them do drugs and be a misogynist. Death metal cannot control people's minds and make them act violent. Pop music cannot control people's minds and make them engage in underage drinking/sex. MUSIC CANNOT CONTROL A PERSON AND FORCE THEM TO DO SOMETHING. - ThatStrangeKid42

Modern music would not exist without classical music.

My favourite classical piece is Bolero - DaringXx

I love classical music! I could listen to the Nutcracker all day. Easily my favorite piece! Tchaikovsky's greatest masterpiece! And he has to be my favorite composer as well!

Moonlight Sonata is another piece I enjoy. Although Ludwig Van himself found it quite overrated, it's still a beautiful piece of music that can be played throughout the whole piece on a simple piano.

In the Hall of the Mountain King is my 2nd favorite piece. The suspense it builds between each section of the short piece really makes the climax all the better. 10/10! - MontyPython

This is 100% true for metal music because heavy metal is actually based on classical music. Metal is a modified, rocked out version of classical music. When you know that and pay special attention to it, you can hear the classical music basis in the metal songs, even in thrash and death metal. - Metal_Treasure

Don't deny it. Mozart, Beethoven, Bach...where would any of your music be without them? Answer: nowhere. - ThatStrangeKid42

People get offended over music too easily.

I was sitting next to my sister in the car one day - I was listening to music, and she glanced at my phone quickly, and saw the graphic violent title of a Cannibal Corpse song I was listening to. She was offended, and I understand why. But I had to explain to her that music is art, and everyone interprets it differently. I don't support or condone said acts described in that song, but I enjoy that music - I can like a violent song without being a violent person. It's no different than watching a violent movie. And America sure does love its violent movies... - ThatStrangeKid42

That's idiotic. Most especially the case with Beliebers.

That's part of the power of music.from elvis to the rolling stones to the sex pistols to what ever metal band thatstrangekid is listening to, rock and rolls ability to offend has always been it's greatest strenth - RecklessGreed

Older music is not always better than newer music.

There are some pretty damn good artists out there today, in all genres. The average person stops listening to new music at around age 30. So it's natural for the older people to look down on what the youngsters are listening to. But one is not better than the other. - ThatStrangeKid42

Every decade has its gem.

Would I rather listen to Pink Floyd than Ariana Grande? Yes, of course.
Would I rather listen to Electus than ABBA? No question. - PositronWildhawk

Always better? No.
Usually better? Yes.

There actually are people who like Nickleback.

Nothing is wrong with nickelback. They are talented than those rapping / hip hop idiots out there. - kmyeakel

Not me. But they exist. - ThatStrangeKid42 the song If today is your last day. - SamuiNeko

To be honest, I used to like them. - Turkeyasylum

The Contenders

There are people who like the bands you hate, so think before you say stuff.

I didn't put this on the list, but I gave it a vote. The best way to express distaste for an artist/band/singer, is just simply say, "I don't like them." No need to start acting like your opinion is fact. - ThatStrangeKid42

And that's why you back yourself up with logical reasons when you hate something. If you get questioned for it, you still have to get ready to defend yourself logically and validly.

Video game music isn't necessarily inferior to mainstream music

I know this sounds ridiculous, but some Pokemon background music is really awesome. Especially the music in Black 2 on the Village Bridge. I used to go to that place solely to go to all of the musicians and hear the place light up in harmonies. - keycha1n

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team's boss soundtracks. 'enough said. - Garythesnail

Yep. There are many great composers. My favourites are Yuzo Koshiro, Naofumi Hataya and Hideki Naganuma.

Music is not about appearance

I kinda think it depends on the genre. I guess boy bands, for instance, have to be cute to be big. So when Directioners obsess over how adorable 1D is, it's because...well, they're a boy band! They're supposed to be cute, it's the whole point. I personally agree with the statement in question, as I don't even know what most of my bands on my phone look like. There is, however, a certain extent to which how an artist is presented effects their career. - ThatStrangeKid42

Directioners always deny this.

All music is subjective
Death metal isn't supposed to make you angry

A lot of people think death metal is all angry but some of it isn't meant to be angry. An example of this? Studies show that dogs are able to express happy feelings through growling (which is called the play growl). I know this is a weird example and it has nothing to do with death metal but it's just my views on certain growls.

It's true. Also, not all death growls are angry - Chuck Schuldiner growls sound rather sad to me, there's a lot of pain in his growls.
And I like the SYLFan1234 example - dog growls studies may explain certain things in death metal. - Metal_Treasure

Any genre can encourage bad behavior

People say that pop and rap music influences bad behavior. While this is true sometimes, metal can influence that kind of behavior as well. Satanic black metal is an example of this.

Except classical - RecklessGreed

There is no such thing as a better music genre
Bands/artists do not save lives. You save your life

Most angsty teenage kids go around and say that a certain band has saved their life. Bands do NOT save lives. If anything, you've saved your life so please stop saying "_______ saved my life! "

Listening to satanic music doesn't make you satanic

I agree with this one cause listening to music (whether it's actually satanic or not) doesn't make you a satanist at all. Music doesn't play any part in religion. For example, Grand Theft Auto is a game filled with violence and sexuality. It's not a sin to play that kind of game, but it is a sin to go out and actually do that kind of stuff. If you're a Christian and you believe in God, you would know that sin starts in your mind first. You would also know that Jesus searches your mind and deeds to judge. As long as you're not causing any trouble then you're fine.

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