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1 They Call Music with Real Instruments "Outdated"

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

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

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

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

2 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.

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

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

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

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.

Some soundcloud rappers I like.

Soundcloud rappers are what's killing Rap.-DarkBoi-X

4 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.

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

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

6 They Think Anything Made Before the 2010s is "Outdated"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 It's actually most of the artists that people who say this like who will be outdated in 20 years.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.

That's weird.

7 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 and classical is boring. - Alkadikce

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.

8 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".

Anyone who thinks that 6ix9ine is cute needs to go to the hospital.

So all of my classmates

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...

He should die already.

9 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"

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 looks like someone hasn't listened to Animal Collective.

10 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.

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

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.

The Contenders

11 They Think Metal is Just Screaming

How dumb can people be?

My classmate thought the same for rock music.

It's a joke, right?

Screming is not a genre... logic please?

12 They Think Twenty One Pilots is Rock

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

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

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

13 Their Favorite Genre is Trap Rap

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

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

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

14 They Like Jacob Sartorius

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

I agree


15 They Like Justin Bieber

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

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

You hate Justin Bieber = your taste in music is bad

Bustin Jieber

16 They Like K-Pop

I don't like it at all.

True 100% Period

I don’t like it.

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

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

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.

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

18 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.

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.

Not every mainstream music is bad though.

Some of the mainstream pop songs are good.

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

20 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.

21 They Like Annoying and Repetitive Songs

Then quite a lot of people have bad musical taste because Hey Jude is one of the most popular songs of all time

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

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.

22 They Do Not Care for Any Intellectual Aspect
23 They Think Edm is Not "Real Music"

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

Petit biscuit? Of course true music.
But then you have Skrillex's Bangarang.

If you listen to the right artist.

Good EDM is real music.

24 They Have a "Coffee House" Music Taste

I think that would describe me perfectly.


What does that mean?

They're music artists who usually perform in coffee shops with a guitar and sing in a light sounding love songs tune - 0w0uwu

25 They Call Anything Before 2010 "Old"

Actually calling 2000s superhit songs like In the End old makes some sense, because there are songs that can get "old" with overplay and time, especially if the commenter was alive when the song came out. 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.

I would tend to disagree I probably listen to 2012 hit songs more than those from say 2014. I tend to only get tired of songs unless when I didn't really like them in the first place or sometimes temporarily from overplay.

What if they call anything before 2020 old?

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

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