Top 10 Ways to Tell If Someone's Music Taste is Bad

I'm not saying as a fact that this makes someone's taste in music bad. All I'm saying is that if you're a rock fan like me especially, these things might make you think that someone's music taste is bad.

The Top Ten

1 They Only Listen to Pop/Rap/EDM

One of the stupidest lists I've ever seen. There is no such thing as "bad music taste". There are no such thing as "good music", "bad music" or "real music" either. Music taste is purely based off on subjective individual preference.

I don't want the flame war to happen again. We put this flame war all the way back in 2014. Where Shake it Off vs. Circus for a Psycho was a contest (basically every rock vs pop song) I like Circus for a Psycho better but I really do not want to star another flame war. Everyone has their own taste.

For these genres it depends.All these genres have good artists especially EDM bit they have bad artists too.Rock and metal also have bad artists like Gorgoroth or Darkthrone or even Limp Bizkit but for the most part rock and metal is good.Also EDM is my gavoirite with rap coming in at a close second and I like some pop not all so deal with it because what I have is called an opinion and music is subjective.-TheCoolGuy1

I listen to pop and rap. I don't really care if people hate my music taste. I just don't really like heavy metal to be honest.

2 They Call Music with Real Instruments "Outdated"

What about classical music then? What about the classics Mozart, Beethoven and many more? They use solely instruments!

Yeah you actually have bad taste in music if you really think this. Unless you like electronic music.

Playing instruments takes talent but it kind of is if popular music doesn't do it now.

I could really care less if the music I listen to has instruments or not.

3 They Like Soundcloud Rappers

I hate soundcloud rap, but I may be one as a get rich and famous for just screaming curses.

The good ones hired ghost producers and the bad ones are flat out disastrous.

I don’t really have a problem with people who have different music tastes than me, but this stuff is downright brain-rotting.

Some soundcloud rappers I like.

4 They Think Anything Made Before the 2010s is "Outdated"

No, people are still rocking to the great songs by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Queen to this day. It's actually most of the artists that people who say this like who will be outdated in 20 years.

What about classical music? The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Queen are just 40-50 years old, it's not very long compared to baroque music, which is still listened by some after 300 years.

In 2038, no one can tell apart 6ix9ine and Lil Pump.

5 They Call Rock, and Metal, "Satan Music"

Yep. When I told some kids on a FaceTime-like app that I like heavy metal they says that it's music of the devil (or they asked that and got worried). I told them that it isn't true.

The only satanic metal band I like is Behemoth but that’s because I just really like everything but the lyrics.

6 They Only Listen to Popular/Top 40 Radio Hits.

Most of the good music I listen too came out either 2010 or 2011

7 They Think Modern Pop is Real Music

It is real music. So is rock, heavy metal, rap etc. Just because you don't like a certain genre doesn't mean it isn't real music.

Heck, I know too many of these idiots. They have about as much musical insight as a gnat.

It's "real" music, just not the most complex one. Not real music is John Cage's 4'33"

It looks like someone hasn't listened to Animal Collective.

8 They Think Your Music Taste is Bad

Yes those who are constantly criticising others taste in music usually have poor (or at least close mined) tastes themselves this needs to be number one.

There is no such thing as a bad music taste. Well, except for Nightcore, Pornogrind etc. These genres are terrible and shouldn’t be considered as real music.

This list is getting out of hand, so I have no other choice but to add this.

I can't even imagine what this person would be like...YIKES

9 They Believe Every Stereotype

That metal is just screaming, that pop requires no talent, that all rappers write about is drugs and girls, that all rockers are drug addicts and that all country is about whiskey and heartbreak.

Don't forget that electronic music is just noise that takes no talent to make and classical is boring.

Most of these aren't bad music tastes, just one sided tastes or people being ignorant to other genres without acknowledge their qualities or impact.

10 Their Favorite Genre is Trap Rap

That's the genre that some of the worst stuff comes from.

I don’t like this genre, but pretty much everyone else does, which I respect.

For once more, TRNDSTTR is the worst trap song ever.

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The Contenders

11 They Support 6ix9ine

6ix9ine is a pedophile with a habit of saying the N word, and he made some of the worst songs ever. How anyone likes him is a mystery that I don't want to know...

So all of my classmates

He should die already.

All he does is yell in his songs lol ew

12 They Think Twenty One Pilots is Rock

I like twenty one pilots, but they are not rock. Also, there's no such thing as a bad taste in music.

That doesn't mean they have a bad taste that means they're ignorant.

This is not bad music taste, just bad understanding of genres

21 Pilots is good, but they're not rock.

13 They Like Jacob Sartorius

I didn't know this was possible. Jk.
But seriously. He's that bad.

14 They Like K-Pop

I kinda like k-pop but I hate most of the fandom

I don't like it at all.

I don’t like it.

15 They Like Justin Bieber

You hate Justin Bieber = your taste in music is bad

I only like 3 of his songs, but he isn't that great.

9 years later, you'd think we could get the mindless JB hate to go away. It's ANNOYING as hell!

ew, I would never play his "music" when it comes on, I turn it off.

16 They Claim 2 Chainz, Lil Wanye, XXXTentacion, Kodak Black, Tyga, and 6ix9ine are Good Rappers.

If you want good rap, listen to Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Lauryn Hill, Eminem, OutKast, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Kendrick Lamar. Don't listen to trap rap or the garbage released by Young Money.

I'd say that Lil Pump should be on this list too, but let's face it. No one likes Lil Pump except ironically.

Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz are good when they actually try to be. I agree with the others though.

Lil Pump should be on that list too. He sucks more than Lil Wanye.

17 They Like Annoying and Repetitive Songs

I like the songs So Lonely and She Loves You, even though their choruses are repetitive. If you think my music taste is bad ‘cause of this, then I don’t care. At least I enjoy what I listen to.

I don't mind repetitive songs but when it's so repetitive I hate it

I like some repetitive songs, but they aren't annoying to me.

like I whip my hair? I hate that song.

18 They Listen to Mainstream

This actually makes some sense. Some people, when asked to say what's good about a music artist, come up with the sales figures they had as reasons.

Everybody does, but that doesn't mean they like it.

Not every mainstream music is bad though.

Some of the mainstream pop songs are good.

19 They Only Listen to One Type of Music
20 They Think Pop Requires No Talent

Why is that bad taste? How you guys HEARD 2010s pop music? The singers of these terrible songs are braindead!

It still requires talent, but everyone can write lyrics about love right?

Maybe, but lyrics about love can be done right and wrong as well. From the viewpoint of a pop fan, everyone can write lyrics about hell and war as well, but it doesn't mean he can write remarkable metal lyrics, even about these stereotypical topics

21 They Listen to Drake

Pretty much every guy in my grade at my 6th and 8th grade school.

I listen to Drake, I just don't LIKE it.

22 They Like Grindcore

This genre and literally any others with the word grind in it (I.e. pornogrind, a disgusting mess, and goregrind, which is also a disgusting mess) make me want to throw up.

23 They Think Metal is Just Screaming

My classmate thought the same for rock music.

How dumb can people be?

Haha...
It's a joke, right?

Screming is not a genre... logic please?

24 They Think Scene Bands are Metal

Yeah. Metallica is EXACTLY like Blood on the Dance Floor (sarcasm).
Metallica is godly music. Blood on the Dance Floor is not even music.

25 They Consider John Mayer to be "Deep"
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