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. - Joeljohns249

So you are stating here that since I listen to EDM, I have bad music taste? - ArtisticLuna

Not true. There are good ones out there. It's just this whole website has a huge lack of this. - LightningStrike

There's no such thing as a bad music taste. This is all opinionated. - BananaBrain

2 They Call Music with Real Instruments "Outdated"

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

Sadly, I rarely hear real instruments in recent songs... - Misfire

True - LightningStrike

How are real instruments outdated? - Userguy44

3 They Like Soundcloud Rappers

Some soundcloud rappers I like. - Luckys

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

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

Or rap at all. - KalloFox34

4 They Believe Every Stereotype

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. - Martin_Canine

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. - 3DG20

Don't forget that electronic music is just noise and classical is boring. - Alkadikce

5 They Think Anything Made Before the 2010s is "Outdated"

That's weird. - Misfire

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 It's actually most of the artists that people who say this like who will be outdated in 20 years. - allamassal

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. - Alkadikce

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

6 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. - PhoenixAura81

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

7 They Support 6ix9ine

6ix9ine is a disgrace and I don't know how some people I know like him. A kid in my grade even raps some of his songs and thinks he's "cute". - PhoenixAura81

He should die already. - XxembermasterxX

So all of my classmates

All he does is yell in his songs lol ew

8 They Think Your Music Taste is Bad

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

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.

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

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. - Userguy44

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9 They Like Jacob Sartorius

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

I agree


10 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. - PhoenixAura81

The Contenders

11 Their Favorite Genre is Trap Rap

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

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

12 They Think Twenty One Pilots is Rock

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

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

21 Pilots is good, but they're not rock. - KalloFox34

I never thought they were rock. - allamassal

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13 They Do Not Care for Any Intellectual Aspect
14 They Think Edm is Not "Real Music"

If you think that punching randomly a console and taking as "cool" what you get Is music... - jkk

Good EDM is real music. - Userguy44

I hate EDM. - ThatIntrovertedEmo

If you listen to the right artist. - XxembermasterxX

15 They Think Pop Requires No Talent

It still requires talent, but everyone can write lyrics about love right? - Userguy44

Maybe, but lyrics about love can be done right and wrong as well. From the viewpoint of a pop fan (not me of course), everyone can write lyrics about hell and war as well but it doesn't mean he can write remarkable metal lyrics - Alkadikce

Why is that bad taste? How you guys HEARD 2010s pop music? The singers of these terrible songs are braindead! - KalloFox34

16 They Think Modern Pop is Real Music

It's "real" music, just not the most sophisticated and musically valuable one. Not real music is John Cage's 4'33" - Alkadikce

Some is good the rest is trash. - ThatIntrovertedEmo

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. - Luckys

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

17 They Think Metal is Just Screaming

My classmate thought the same for rock music. - Misfire

It's a joke, right?

How dumb can people be? - Userguy44

Screming is not a genre... logic please? - MChkflaguard_Yt

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18 They Like Justin Bieber

You hate Justin Bieber = your taste in music is bad

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

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

Bustin Jieber

19 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. - Alkadikce

Some of the mainstream pop songs are good. - Userguy44

Mainstream music is great in my opinion - Luckys

Not every mainstream music is bad though. - Misfire

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20 They Like Annoying and Repetitive Songs

Then almost everybody has bad musical taste because Hey Jude is one of the most popular songs of all time - Alkadikce

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

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. - Misfire

21 They're a Rock Elitist

Guitars and rEaL InStRuMeNtS don't automatically make a song superior.

This list in a nutshell.

Should be higher - B1ueNew

Hypocrite Land - 445956

22 They Call Anything Before 2010 "Old"

I'm one of those people who call anything before 2019 old. - Luckys

Actually calling 2000s hit songs like In the End old makes some sense, because there are songs that can get "old" with overplay and time. I'm not interested if an underground thrash band is from the 1980s but I really think a pop hit from 2012 that is still being played is already getting old. - Alkadikce

What if they call anything before 2018 old? - Alkadikce

23 They Have a "Coffee House" Music Taste

I think that would describe me perfectly. - oneshot


What does that mean? - KalloFox34

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

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

They all suck! - PhoenixAura81

I think Lil Wayne, XXXTentacion, and Kodak Black are good rappers - Luckys

25 They Like K-Pop

I don't like it at all. - Misfire

I'm not a fan, but there is nothing wrong with liking it, and whoever says you have bad music tastes for listening to it just ignore them they are nothing but immature losers that are better off without the internet. - diehardfan

I like Blackpink. - Luckys

I don’t like it. - Userguy44

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26 They Call Songs They Like "Bops."

My bff does this ALL the time

27 They think Chris Brown is real R&B

I know I may sound stupid but are R&B and Rap the same thing?
I thought Chris Brown was a rap artist... - Luckys

NO kHaLId iS rEal r&B - oneshot

28 They Listen to Obscure Pop Songs

First I am told not to listen to mainstream pop, now not to listen to non-mainstream pop. - Alkadikce

That's bad? There are a lot of great unknown pop stars Ex: Karin Park and Elley Duhe. - XxembermasterxX

29 They Deny Radiohead's Ok Computer Being One of the Greatest Alternative Rock Albums of All Time

This list is just becoming a way to bash someone for having a different taste honestly. - ThatIntrovertedEmo

30 They Hate Justin Bieber

Troll item - DrayTopTens

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

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

32 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. - PhoenixAura81

33 They always talk about how songs are "bangers"
34 They Listen to Drake

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

Drake sucks - Luckys

Pretty much every guy in my grade at my 6th and 8th grade school. - PhoenixAura81

35 They Think Rap Music is Real Music

Hate me all you want, but there is nothing wrong with liking rap, and this is coming from a rap hater. - XxembermasterxX

Because it’s real music. - Userguy44

Lots of older rap is awesome amd can have amazing lyrics about many things such as the treatment of African Americans in society, and even some modern rappers have the ability to make great songs with great lyrics such as Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) and Kendrick Lamar. However, most modern rappers make horrible songs with some of the worst lyrics (I’m looking at you Tyga). - PhoenixAura81

36 They Play Their Radios Loudly

What's wrong with turning up the radio when it plays a song you like? - Alkadikce

37 They Bash Others for Not Sharing Their Taste

...Like 90% of this list. You're all being remarkably pretentious.

38 They Hate Boy Bands
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1. They Believe Every Stereotype
2. They Like Soundcloud Rappers
3. They Think Scene Bands are Metal
1. They Think Anything Made Before the 2010s is "Outdated"
2. They Listen to Mainstream
3. They Believe Every Stereotype
1. They Only Listen to Pop/Rap/EDM
2. They Call Music with Real Instruments "Outdated"
3. They Like Soundcloud Rappers

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