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 Ways to Tell If Someone's Music Taste is Bad

1 They Call Music with Real Instruments "Outdated"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. - DrayTopTens

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

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

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

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. - 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

3 They Like Soundcloud Rappers

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

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. - Luckys

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. - PhoenixAura81

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 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

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

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... - allamassal

He should die already. - XxembermasterxX

7 They Think Metal is Just Screaming

How dumb can people be? - Userguy44

My classmate thought the same for rock music. - Misfire

It's a joke, right?

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

8 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. - 3DG20

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. - Martin_Canine

9 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. - 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

That's weird. - Misfire

10 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

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

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

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

The Newcomers

? They don't care about good song lyrics

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11 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. - XxembermasterxX

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

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

12 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 - Luckys

13 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

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

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

14 They Like Jacob Sartorius

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

I agree


15 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

16 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

17 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! - emraldYE

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

You hate Justin Bieber = your taste in music is bad

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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. - PhoenixAura81

19 They Like K-Pop

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 don't like it at all. - Misfire

I like Blackpink. - Luckys

I just hope these mindless retards with sub-zero IQ gets rounded up, tortured I gulag, and die from it. Kpop is dumb, so are its fans. - MChkflaguard_Yt

I don't like K Pop but calm yourself down. Just because someone likes it doesn't mean they have to die. - DarkBoi-X

20 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

Not every mainstream music is bad though. - Misfire

Some of the mainstream pop songs are good. - Userguy44

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

21 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

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... - jkk

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

If you listen to the right artist. - XxembermasterxX

Good EDM is real music. - Userguy44

24 They Have a "Coffee House" Music Taste

I think that would describe me perfectly. - oneshot


What does that mean? - KalloFox34

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 Listen to Drake

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

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

Drake sucks - Luckys

26 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

27 They Call Anything Before 2010 "Old"

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

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

28 They Consider John Mayer to be "Deep"
29 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 they are not the same thing R&B is sung like most genres it does not include rapping however it does tend to use the same beats as hip hop. As for Chris Brown he is honestly a bit of Rap, Pop and R&B although in my opinion he is a disgrace to all 3 genres. - Powell

NO kHaLId iS rEal r&B - oneshot

30 They Call Songs They Like "Bops."

My bff does this ALL the time

31 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

32 They Bash Others for Not Sharing Their Taste

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

33 They Hate Justin Bieber

I personally believe Justin is overhated. He doesn't have the worst songs in the world believe it or not. Yes he has done bad things but he has taken a turn in his life and I think that his early 20s were his "rough years". Some of his songs are pretty okay, but 10 year olds spam vote him on every bad top tens list and plus a lot of the lists are pretty outdated. - 0w0uwu

Troll item - DrayTopTens

34 They Hate Boy Bands
35 They Love Post Malone

Post Malone needs a bath, like seriously!

36 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

37 They always talk about how songs are "bangers"
38 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

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 Joyner Lucas, Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) and Kendrick Lamar. Eminem is the best always. However, most modern rappers make horrible songs with some of the worst lyrics (I’m looking at you Tyga). - PhoenixAura81

Because it’s real music. - Userguy44

39 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

40 They Play Their Radios Loudly

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

41 They Love Carrie Underwood

Any music artist that gained their fame from a reality show should be shot.

42 They Say That Real Music Must Have Lyrics
43 They sing the song ''Gucci Gang'' by Lil Pump
44 They think Rap requires more talent than Classical
45 They use the phrase "real music"
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