Top 10 Worst Assumptions People Make About MusicIf you have any of these assumptions, then you don't know anything about music.
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I agree, but also it doesn't mean it's automatically worse if it's popular.
I really hate this assumption, for me it's the worst of all.
This doesn't work at all.there are songs with lots of sale but those aren't good
Metal is not evil, it's just the poor mentality of people
And even worse some of these people trash other people's music taste just for liking underground artists, even though typically people who listen to underground artists have a much more diverse taste than someone who listens to the same 10 Mainstream artists
There's no such thing as a better genre.
Haha, yes, I know what you mean.
Nicki Minaj anyone?
Two words : Wrecking Ball.
I think you're forgetting the electronic music genre...
Nickelback is not metal at all they are not even heavy
Well this isn't true by this logic
Three Days Grace
and more are metal which is obviously not true
Lol I agree, its totally wrong
Metal musicians had much less problems with drugs than musicians in rap, pop, grunge and classic rock.
No major metal musician died of drugs or alcohol. And metal lyrics aren't about drugs (Master of Puppets by Metallica is an anti-drug song).
This is not an accurate thing. Let me give an example- sometimes we confuse hard rock and metal to be the same ( I do too). It's because we judge metal and rock (other genres) with loudness. But loudness doesn't always mean "heavy". Yes, metal music is loud. But not always it has to be loud to become metal. When I was young, I used to think if I simply increase the volume, wouldn't it be a metal song. But now I realize why it can't be.
Metal = power+speed. When you beat a drum very hardly or strum a guitar very heavily it will create a loud music/heavy music. But it won't be metal. Punk rock is also loud. Metal is only metal when certain amount of speed is used in it. Some of the metal songs aren't very loud (especially guitar solos). When guitar chords are very fast, it creates a very very fast solo. Then it sounds like a, what to say, lets say like a device. for example "telephone" sound or something like that. Those solos are metal too. But those aren't loud. There are other ...more
Zxm explanation is great. There are non-metal songs that are louder than some metal songs. But metal songs can still be faster and heavier.
I don't think so - but I'm sure there must be some idiots who thought
Not a big fan of this genre. But there could be good and bad of anything.
Agreed, overrating and underrating are more likely a subjective thing.
Good lyrics in songs are good but that doesn't make the song automatically good afterall the MUSIC has to be good in order for a song to be called "good", lyrics are secondary and some times even irrelevant
If a song has good lyrics but boring, lame or bad Music then its not a good song, It's a good poem or short story with boring or bad music in the background.
This assumption is so laughable, Death Metal is actually one of the most varied music genres both lyrically and musically why do you think there's so many subgenres of Death Metal? All Death Metal genres only share one thing: Death Growls and that's because without Death Growls it wouldn't be Death Metal.