Top Ten Worst Music Genres

The Top Ten

Country

Ok, let me get something straight, country is bad In my opinion beacause its just the same thing over and over again, all it is southern accents and women and beer

In my opinion my favorite genre is K-pop
And let me get something straight about kpop
people say they all had plastic surgery but that's incorrect its called makeup and your probably going "eww boys wearing makeup?!?" Well that's because theres a thing called korean beauty and it's a huge market in korea, so it kinda connects with that
Others say they can't play instruments well first of all theres a kpop band called day6 that's a kpop/rock band and second bts for example plays instruments like guitar but they don't use them on stage because that's not what there music uses third the new bts single ON uses drums

People wonder why were listening in a Forgien language first of all a lot of it is still got a little English but the main reason is that it just sounds good and in my opinion I kinda like not ...more

Old country? No. Modern country? Yes. Songs such as Cruise, Old Town Road, That's My Kind Of Night and This Is How We Roll definitely make the cut.

Even though Country is the most popular music genre in the US (strange, even more popular than pop and rap; my dad heard about this and told me), I don't like it that much, especially modern country. I'm kind of sick about some guy singing in an annoying voice singing about beer, tractors, and some girl he met in a rodeo (sounds cliche but you get the point). However, I do like Dolly Parton (she's actually considered a country singer) and my favorite country song is a country-sounding Metallica song called Mama Said (people dislike the song a lot because of the country sound and that it was on the album Load, which is a great album; the song is amazing with excellent lyrics and amazing singing, I applause Metallica for experimenting with another genre and nailing it).

Mister "HAHA METAL IS THE BEST GENRE", you clearly have no idea what actual country music is about, or music at all. I like some heavy metal, but you seem like the type to listen to some crappy sub-genre of metal. Much of Heavy Metal is screaming and growling. ANYONE CAN DO THAT! That doesn't show talent, that shows stupidity. For once could people like you and mister "this music gives me a headache" please think outside the box, instead of being so single-minded, and stubborn as to at least dig deep and look for good music outside of your genre. Ever major genre of music has something good about it (otherwise it wouldn't last very long). While many people listen to terrible music, it doesn't mean everyone else does and you're the authority on it. Just cause you have a different perspective doesn't mean your necessarily right. I'm posting my opinion on music (I'm mister "I like real Country"), but I'm not being a complete jerk. Granted I'm a little harsh, but I don't go on flaunting ...more

Pop

I see this is number one on the list, and rightfully so. Not only pop itself, but all the popular music from the last 60 years that everyone knows and replays over and over again. Frank Sinatra was bad, as well as the Beatles, Elvis and Michael Jackson. Queen was mediocre, just as the Gun's and Roses. The only good genre I have heard that entered the mainstream during the 70s is progressive rock. Music should be an art form and not a commercial crap. Why do you think that art music is so complex and challenging? Art music genres are classical and avant-garde (classical,rock, metal, jazz; avant-garde can be anything). These genres require lots of training and studying, the mastering of music theory and overall, talent. The reason why it is not popular is because it invites people to be focused on the music. The average listeners never focus on the music. They just feel it but not analyze it. Complex or not, generally speaking, any form of experimental music is underground. Noise music ...more

Complete trash. All we get from this genre is a bunch of untalented "artists" that rarely create anything regarding their music. It's not even about music when it comes to this genre, people only care about the celebrities. Ask any Justin Bieber fangirl, they don't care about the music, all they want is Justin himself. This industry is just a way to manipulate the weak minded and milk as much money out of their pockets.

It shouldn't be called pop nowadays because it's a disgrace to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Prince was good, too. The Beatles were considered pop artists as well. And you can tell your brain is not working correctly if you hate the Beatles. Justin Bieber is NOT pop. He just sings in his annoying girly voice. Michael Jackson, the KING of pop, however, sings, and DANCES. He also cared for the world. Disagree? Come back when you have heard his Earth Song. Now, tell me which is better. Bieber's "Baby" or Jackson's "Man in the Mirror"? And both are pop songs. Michael Jackson's songs are danceable, too. Justin Bieber gets me off the dance floor, while Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and "Bad" make you wanna move like you never did before. Prince had some danceables, too ("1999"). Did I ever mention Justin Bieber decreases your brain size (especially girls)? Conclusion: I like pop. 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and most of 2000's. 2010's? I don't think so. We should return pop back to ...more

Man in the Mirror is way better than Baby. Plus Michael Jackson is awesome (dead or not).

I'm sick of people with almost no talent going onto shows like the X-Factor saying that they "Just want to make music. " I'm sorry but that is bull, they just want to make money. If they really wanted to make music they would be writing it instead of going on all these shows auto-tuning everything. Kids can easily play this music on the keyboard, drum kit or guitar after minimal lessons. In metal, it takes years to learn a basic song. In pop, the music just repeats itself. You need to have more than just one tune! And the lyrics are all about fame, being rich and sex. But the pop "musicians" aren't famous for their music most of the time. If the boy band 1 Direction was comprised of ugly hobos but still produced the same music they wouldn't be famous. One time when I was walking through the markets of Malasia, I saw an old man with his legs backwards playing a violin in rags with extreme skill with a few measly coins in front of him. People like these deserve all the money and fame, ...more

Rap

Honestly the problem isn't with rap (or pop) as music genres as the music is mostly harmless, and particularly rap songs send subtle messages about today's society and how it works. There are rappers who deserve respect, even ones like Kanye.

The problem is with the MUSIC VIDEOS which are absolute shambles. Everything is the same, cars, half-naked girls, money... and showcasing how popular the artist is.

How is this seriously on here? I'm not a big rap fan myself and find myself listening to a lot of rock/ metal oriented bands most of the time
But come on?
I bet most of the people who have voted rap have only heard Lil' Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake.

Older rap and hip hop is brilliant.
Dr. Dre, Nas, Snoop Dogg, N.W. A, and for all you metal fans. Listen to "She Watch Channel Zero" by Public Enemy. It uses the riff of Raining Blood (I think) by Slayer.

How is this abomination worse than pop? The only good rappers are Tupac, $uicideBoy$, NWA, Denzel Curry, and Lil Peep. Almost everything else about it is garbage. I wish America and Canada would do the same thing Russia and get rid of this insult to music. God, I am just so sick of hearing about it...I'm sure that if Satan exists, this is his favorite genre lol.

Good thing that people have sense. By putting rap in first. Now, I like various genres of music, in particular electronic with a bit of rock, and I keep an open mind about genres of music. But rap music is just so bad it's unreal. There is no talent to it; what it is is a bundle of noise, infused with more suicide-inducing screeches and moans. I would VERY much say that this deformation of all sense of rhythm is satisfactory, if I were paid Bill Gates' salary for every word used in my sarcasm. And then there's the singing. Hold on there. Singing? It's talking. No, shouting. Shouting in the same way one shouts when your face is being crushed as the wheels of a bus roll over it. And it's not in time to anything you hear in the background. It's probably the sound of the bus running over the rapper's face. Quite melodic, isn't it? Ignoring the continuous, tuneless, mindless beats, let's see if we can make out what they're trying to say, shall we? Oh, no. Probably not. Especially not if ...more

To clarify, I am not generalising. I know each rapper is different, but that's still no different from the disgraceful background which they belong in, in a culture which actively enforces a series of misdemeanors: gang violence, mass egotism, discrimination. If hip-hop held a dominant ground in modern society, nine out of ten of us would be on ecstasy, and there would be near no civilised public behaviour or justice.

Empowering the youth? Essentially, what it's doing to the youth is encouraging them to murder each other, and with rappers such as Tupac having to get shot before their music is considered meaningful doesn't surprise me. It's the only reason why rap can get away with being called poetry, where it is in a fact a culture which thinks it is above its others and above law and order because it's claimed casualties.

One song can be different in that sense, but look at the bigger picture, and look under the double-meanings to it. Rap isn't about trying to get you ...more

Dubstep

How could this be so low on the list? At least the genres above are actually music. Dubstep is the worst thing that has EVER happened to the world of music.

I think that dubstep is just noise, but my little brother's best friend loves that "music", and told me it was complex and had meaning and told me that heavy metal is nothing but noise. Last time I checked, a computer isn't considered an instrument, and I hear no words in what he listens to.

Ok I'm not a death metal fan like surprisingly everyone on this list. I like rock. Especially hard rock and prog rock. I also like some alternative and a lot of non-death metal, like Metallica or Mötley Crüe. Pop stinks but is harmless for the most part. Rap can be good (like rage against the machine if you ignore the lyrics or the beastie boys) but can also trash. I have at least some respect for all of those genres. Dubstep is a result of some random guys who are playing around on a computer. And the sounds that come out are not even good. Listen to scary monsters and nice sprites and then bohemian rhapsody. Big difference

You only gave us one song. There are different types of dubstep.

I also voted just to say something. Dubstep is the best genre there is, it shouldn't even be here. Sure, there are a lot of talentless fools who try which is why there are A LOT of bad songs, but if you find to the right ones it's actually not so bad. And for those who complain about the fact that there are no lyrics, it never needed lyrics in the first place.

Everyone can make dubstep, yes. And this is true, and a LOT of it sounds awful. But can everyone make GOOD dubstep. No.

People always say it takes no effort to make good dubstep, but if you actually take them to a pegboard in a studio, they have no clue where to start. Sure, other genres of music are going to take more talent. That's inevitable. But dubstep takes a LOT more skill than some genres and artists, like rap and lil Wayne or some other crap where everyone just cusses and talks on autotune.

Some rap produces amazing lyrics, but the genre has some awful songs.

Emo

First off, modern emo is being all whinny and stuff but the real emo was a lot different. Original emo was a music genre and was mostly not sad at all in fact it was quite a happy type of music. It was called emo because o the emotion the musicians put into their music unlike pop singers who just sing what they are told to. Sunny day real estate is a good example they were original emo. Listen to their music and look at the actual band members none of them have dyed their hair, wore eyeliner or anything like that. Modern emo can be annoying but if you're going to put up a music genre make sure you're clear about it.

Lmao at these plebs whomst've'd think that Fall Out Boy, KillSwitch Engage, etc are actually representative of the emo scene. I'm voting because Emo-Pop, Melodic Metalcore (not Metallic Hardcore), and Pop Punk are definitely the worst kind of music but bands within the Midwestern Emo and Screamo genres are really, really good. Try Orchid - Chaos is Me, American Football - 1999 s/t, Brand New - TDAGARIM, and Rites of Spring - Rites of Spring if you want Emo that is boundary pushing and quality. I'm not trying to be pretentious its just that Emo and related genres that are given a bad name because of the more accessible versions of them like Post-Hardcore, Metalcore, and Dubstep are really good when you know the history and acclaimed albums.

I love emo, metal, screamo those type of music genre. Yes I have to agree that SOME emos today are whinny and stuff but they probably have a reason for it. And people can't say that this music is bad because in reality pop music sure is good but it proves that they don't know what talent is because they use auto-tune and stuff! But emo music shows that they have talent because most people won't be able to write songs such emo! That is REAP talent.

No one wants to hear your crappy 3 chord songs while your singer with his girl haircut whines emotional lyrics that he wrote in an hour. This is the absolute worst, paramore, 30 seconds to mars, fall out boy. These bands are absolutely awful and deserve to be forced to fly over the Bermuda triangle.

@the dude who wants to name Metal Bands with better lyrics than fob:1. Fob isn't Metal2. To name a few, Tool, Megadeth, Napalm Death, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Suicidal Tendencies, Mastodon, Dream Theater, Gojira, and many more. Those bands I listed sing about real things, like politics, war, animal cruelty, religion, spirituality, etc. They don't just sing about their first world problems like Fall Out Boy

K-pop

Why do so many people like it? It's just nine girls who have gone through plastic surgery singing on stage.

The worst thing I had ever heard in my life. I used to like K-pop, but then it started to get boring, especially when they try to get famous by trying to look handsome/pretty. And the worst thing is fans like them because of their looks, not because of their music.

You're reasoning to hate this is the same thing as boy bands. Actually, that's it, you just hate boy bands. Don't hate k-pop when you don't just hate them, you hate all boy bands. Get you're facts straight.

Stupid music genre that none of the singers acturally play the instroment and produced the music. Only thing they do is trying to look like a teenage boy. K-pop is the worst music genre of all.

Annoying and won't be relevant in a few years. Just a passing fad

Hip-Hop

People who don't respect Hip-Hop/Rap probably just know Nicki Minaj

Hip Hop is not a genre of music first of all, it's a culture. To put the music of this culture in a box as worst is closed minded, especially with artist like Common, Outkast, Kendrick Lamar, Wale and others. Don't forget the greats like Tupac and Biggie. In any case, people need to stop talking down about this music due to their knowledge of mainstream artist like Nicki Minaj and French Montana or other non lyrical geniuses. Stick to underground, more substance. Besides, everyone knows that once an artist becomes mainstream they begin to suck (some). Just saying. ~Carpe Diem

Not all rappers are bad. There are still good rappers. Examples are Fort Minor, Styles of Beyond, and Will Smith. Drake and Nicki are fake rap.

Hip-Hop is NOT a genre. It's more of a culture. If you want to vote for the musical genre that generated from this culture, then vote for the item "RAP", which is a few spots above this as I'm writing this

Pornogrind

I agree this is awful but I have to say that: 1) this isn't really a music genre - this is grindcore with porn lyrics but it's not correct to create music genres based on lyrical themes; 2) we are talking about several bands here and this crap is getting too much attention; 3) many people think pornogrind / grindcore are metal but they are not. Grindcore has little-to-no-metal in it, it's mostly punk - hardcore punk and crust punk, mixed with industrial and noise rock. There may be some slight traces of thrash metal but thrash metal is = speed metal + hardcore punk, so part of thrash is punk again.

Disgusting genre at all points... lyrics looks like as it comes from the worst parts of the mind of a psychopath, the album covers makes me wanna puke my whole stomach and it musically sucks. No talent is required, just scream as loud as you can in the mic, put some repetitive drums on and call some untalented bass and guitar players to slam their instruments in the rhythm of a masturbation... and this is how you do pornogrind; aka worst genre ever and disgrace to the name of metal.

Personally, as a Metal enthusiast, I don't think pornogrind (or goregrind) is a genre. It's the same thing as Grindcore with different lyrical themes. It's just way too subjective. Grindcore is a hit or miss genre. You have good bands like Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Extreme Noise Terror, and Napalm Death. And then you have terrible bands like Anal C***, Brutal Truth, Nasum, etc

I'm a big metalhead and I love death metal and its subgenres and microgenres, but pornogrind is just stupid. Why would you wanna create a genre talking specifically about sex in death metal? Sure, sometimes the lyrics in brutal death metal talk about sexual perversion and other, but to create a genre specifically talking about it is just dumb. The description of it: "Death metal with lyrics straight from the toilet."

Teen Pop

I can't even say how much this music genre FAILS at every second of each Teen Pop song. I am a teenager and I listen to Electronic Music but this is just insulting for my age. As a music producer, I can say this following: Everyone listens to this horrible music, literally everyone on my class. The melodies and progression are the main problem, like Alison Gold - Chinese Food... it starts abruptly with drums and the main melody with it and it feels like the melody was made in a dishwasher. The autotune, oh my god. I hate when some producer uses autotune, because it Messes up the vocals and I am like "EVERYBODY DO THE FLOP! "... this should be on first place really.

Speaking of Chinese Food, the music video was filmed in a MONGOLIAN restaurant, which makes it worse.

Oh my god. Nothing could be worse. The only reason these guys have any fame is because teen girls (in the name) think the lead singer is hot. Listen to some of Ross Lynch's music and tell me those songs would be considered even remotely likeable if he was average looking. And the worst thing is he isn't even attractive, so he is officially the worst musician ever. People tell me that their songs are meaningful and cool are also the people who claim that Ross Lynch is a better singer than Freddie Mercury and a better guitarist than Jimi Hendrix. It also disgusts me that people call R5 rock, but refuse to say they are pop. Teen pop is not music. R5 is not a band. Ross Lynch is not a musician. Led Zeppelin is music, Pink Floyd is music, The Rolling Stones is music, Jimi Hendrix is music.

There are people who say that Ross Lynch is greater than Freddie Mercury? 😂

I can't believe how people listen to this crap. I'm not gonna question small kids since they may be influenced by their pop-lover parents (I used to listen to this until I was 8) but teenagers?! Really!? Is this what you call MUSIC?!

I don't care if you listen to pop, teen pop, rap and that mainstream but just don't exalt them or brag about how pop artists make "great" music, because they don't and they can't.

And also..Stop criticizing rock and metal music and their fans b/c our music can kick you right off.

Hardly even art at all, this crap is purely a commercial ploy to make money. The music is, in a very real sense, secondary to the marketability of the bland, manicured stereotypical 'kids' stuck on the covers (and everything else that can be sold) for the purpose of conning unsuspecting young consumers into thinking this rubbish is worth paying attention and cash for.

Nightcore

Literally just sped up music, it only exists to keep the attention of children who snuck into the candy jar, and had one too many snickers.

Way back in 1973, when I was four, I got my first record player and would sometimes amuse myself by playing a 33 1/3 record at 45. Thus, I invented Nightcore. Within two years I had summarily rejected it, tiring of the chipmunk vocals and sheer asininity of it. This "genre" has absolutely no reason to exist anymore.

At least you could upload them on Roblox and pitch them on Audio Visualizer or your scripts to hear normal copyrighted music! - Connor4808

Not a genre but it's the worst thing ever. Worse than badly made covers and ruins your thought on the original piece. I hate chipmunk voices that are singing my favourite songs and using anime girls that I don't own for my album/video. Using copyrighted material without the permission of their owners. Copyright Infringement at its finest.

The Contenders

Screamo

Oh you vegetables screamo is a type of singing technique not genre... Please, for the love of God, PLEASE KNOW BEFORE YOU SHOW.

I'm sorry to say, but screamo isn't a style of singing... It's a genre of music... The style of singing that you're thinking about is just called screaming. There's also growling and shrieking. Thanks for the misinformation pal.

To the comments saying screamo is not a genre of music, it actually is a genre of music; it is just very underground. Circle Takes the Square, Pg.99, and Orchid are considered to be screamo bands. However, I could see how one would think screamo isn't a genre of music. Many people may say that a post hardcore band like pierce the veil or a death metal band like cannibal corpse is screamo just because the singers don't use clean vocals at times (even though it isn't actually screamo). Just because a band has screamed or growled vocals, doesn't automatically make it a screamo band. Many people when they list genres they don't like may say "screamo" although they usually are referring to genres like deathcore or black metal with a lot of unclean vocals and have never actually heard a real screamo song.

I do not enjoy songs that are ALL screaming, but if it has a few lines of screaming than it is very, VERY possible that it could be a good song. Bring me the Horizon, Get Scared, Black Veil Brides, Sleeping with Sirens, e tc. a ll have very talented singers in their bands. I mean, when I think of screamo, I think of angst and madness and anxiety, which is EXACTLY what these artists are trying to express. The people who do this for a living found out how to make money by screaming, so they aren't total idiots, and it is SO HARD to execute good screaming for a song. I admit there are terrible songs that are just growling, screaming, and shrieking, but there are also really good songs. Originally, punk artists were TRYING to be unpopular and sounds really bad, and they get less hate than screamo. A really good example of very good quality music with screaming are: True Friends by Bring me the Horizon, and Until the Day I Die by Story of the Year, which aren't exactly screamo, but that is ...more

I think you are a teenager, because you Said the talentless Bring me the Horizon was actually good.

Seriously people? This singing style (I emphasize that is is a singing style, and not a genre) takes A TON of talent. I don't like death metal or any other genre of music that screams that much, but I highly respect their talent.

Death Metal is different from Screamo, Death Metal vocals are normally referred to as growling

Crunkcore

Picture a screamo and highly autotuned voice, backed by computer generated guitar sounds that never play more than one chord. then, picture a song like this that has lyrics that would not be out of place in a justin beiber song. it sucks, ok.

This in my opinion is the worst genre of music. It takes absolutely NO talent to do this. Brokencyde, BOTDF, and The Millionaires are good examples of this terrible excuse for music.

Crunkcore is far worse than mumble rap. At least mumble rap has some good productions at times, crunkcore is just fart beats and people vomiting over outdated beats.

The absolute worst excuse for music ever created. The first time I ever heard BOTDF and Brokencyde I just wanted to punch multiple babies in the face. I would like to add that I would much rather dig my eardrums out with a wooden spoon than ever listen to this crap again.

Country Rap

Who thought mixing country and rap was a good idea? Well, it is atrociously terrible idea. It is just a bunch of country people rapping with awful southern accents rapping about how rednecks are the best and farms, with a beat mixing banjos and the electronic rap beat. I listened to country rap before and it is a disgrace to all country, so much, that I will never listen to it again. This music makes me cringe so much.

This is country rap basically summed up in countless words.
Imagine talking in a regular, old country singing voice. Now insert one of the worst rapping ever to face the earth and BOOM! you've just invented one of the worst genres ever!

Rap and EDM both suck for the most part. Combining them also sucks. Now country music is good. Rap and country are essentially polar opposites. Country + Rap = Crap.

Anything with Rap (besides rap rock) is not my cup of tea, but Country and Rap is like combining Ice cream and guacamole, individually they are good but put together is just horrible

Bro Country

This stuff is a disgrace to Country music. Old school country is my favorite genre of music. A lot of that music was authentic musically and definitely had a lot of good songwriting.

Bro country takes so many cliche redneck stereotypes and puts them into a song. It also degrades women and rural culture. Everyone of these guys sound the same and use the same themes. It's sad to see an important genre of American Music degraded to this point.

Johnny Cash and Hank Williams are rolling over in their graves.

True. Johnny Cash is a good singer and is better than hacks like Black Shelton.

The reason country gets a bad reputation. It basically ruins the actual purpose of country and makes it annoying. It should be called country pop, since this is played everywhere. Annoying fake accents that don't sound natural at all. The banjos sound too loud and they combine it with pop beats which makes it sound annoying. The lyrics are all about farms, tractors, trucks, getting drunk, girls getting tanned under the sun, nothing interesting.

This is the type of country that should be at the top of this list. Redneck douchebags that only sing about girls, beer, and and trucks. A bastardization of Johnny Cash's legacy.

Bro Country objectifies women and puts cliche redneck stereotypes into sub-zero IQ and annoying pop beats. Here is a challenge: find me a bro country song that is not cringeworthy.

Dance

A boring repetitive beat with a bunch of trend followers being the only fans

Worst Electronic subgenre.
- creates many sweeping generalizations about electronic
- the sub that takes least to make. I can put farts and call it dance music.
- so hard to listen to.
- too mainstream. Basically pop music with synths, as it requires little talent.
Screw this terrible subgenre. I listen to REAL electronic music, not synthesized mainstream crap that disgraced a huge genre.

Why does this genre exist other than for people to dance to. I am definitely not the smartest person when it comes to criticizing music but I don't think I have to be a necessary "Good." Critic to say that this genre is almost pointless and lacks any actuall fun besides dancing.

Just cause it's harder to make (even though it's typically not), doesn't make it better. Also EDM usually is pretty easy to make as long as you're semi-nerdy with a computer, whereas playing guitar (of any kind) is kinda hard. I don't know if you, mister "EDM", have ever played a guitar, but after a while your fingers, hands, arms and legs get tired from standing (not sitting on your but) with a wooden/metal instrument hanging off your shoulders, and holding down strings, while pressing up and down along frets, giving you calluses.

Mumble Rap

Is this even an actual genre? I thought it was just a derogatory label. I don't think any artists specifically seek out making 'mumble rap' or youll find a mumble rap playlist on Spotify or anything

Leave pop alone already. At least you could understand what the pop artists are saying but mumble rappers utter some unintelligible garbage over a boring beat and treat women as sex objects. These people really need to be stopped. Music died in 2013.

This is why music today sucks. This is the kind of music my generation listens to, and I'm ashamed to be a part of it.

How this isn't #1 I don't know. Indecipherable word vomit pawning itself as "music".

Bollywood

Imagine talking regularly

Now insert some really bad rap (the kind that gets you beat up), some classical Bach symphonies, some random classical Indian sitar, layer and overproduce the hell out of it in some studio. Make sure you turn the vocals up so that they hurt the ears. Make sure you add some lyrics in English "because Bollywood will make it big in America, no"

Hey baby, I want to love you, love me, we are the one and only, lets go yea
Play this to two badly dressed people running around trees

Someone please shoot me

Ok, lets be honest about this. I'm a 18 year old guy and I'm from India and I hate this crap called Bollywood so much that I can simply commit suicide before I had to hear it. And guess why I hate it so much?.. Because, this is not a music industry, this is totally programmed for business and for making money. THIS IS NO Indian MUSIC GUYS, India HAVE A VERY ENRICHED CLASSICAL MUSIC GENRE CALLED 'RAGA' INVENTED HERE IN India ALMOST 2000years AGO!

I feel you, Raga is amazing music. Ravi Shankar is like the Jimi Hendrix of sitar.

I don't understand how people in India have the guts to even call Bollywood a music industry. I mean, seriously? A talent-less bunch saying "Your eyes, your face, our love, our marriage" over and over again in every song. And some random-ass "rapper" who occasionally chips in to "rap", which always consists of "Get on the floor, yeah, groove it, yeah, yo, yo, move it". 99.9% of the songs are like that. Plus, no production quality at all. Everything borrowed from other international music. Bollywood is just commercial marketing noise which is sold off as music to a billion people with no taste and no clue as to what real music is.

Damn, how can this be at #3? Vote this up people!

It's just sickening to listen to same romantic crap over and over and over. Just like the other guy rightly put it, its all about "your eyes, your face, our love, our marriage"... Repeated eternally. To all the "Bollywood" song writers: That's enough! I think we had our dose of love for this century so let's write about something else now. Aside from that, I am seriously outraged at the quality of music they are putting out. In simple English, its noise. Something very unpleasant to listen. Just because the masses in India, god bless their soul, don't know any better, you (music directors, composers) cannot keep producing garbage and expect everybody to like it. My advise to all music makers is go back to your core, think hard and produce something original and something that's pleasant, and that would be art! I believe you can do this if you stop worrying about number of songs you can write/compose in a short time,... Or how you can creatively "adapt". Then you would be simply ...more

Nu Metal

Nu metal, did not, I repeat, DID NOT in any way shape or form "kill metal", whoever said that needs a serious spanking. Korn, system of a down, slipknot, all great bands. Even if you don't like those bands, you can't say there songs aren't emotional or powerful, just listen to them! (I suggest snuff by slipknot or aerials by system of a down, or falling away from me by korn, all very emotional songs.). If you think nu metal sucks you need to listen a little more, I promise you'll find something you like, take my advice, before jumping to conclusions maybe actually give it a legitimate chance. Nu metal is awesome, and like I said before, it did not kill metal.

I'm going to agree with this. System of a Down, Linkin Park (older stuff), and Slipknot are all very good bands. Why this is on here, I have no idea.

Linkin Park is really really good, Limp bizkit not that much but why is it even on the frigging list?

Nu Metal is sort of what happened to metal post-grunge. It was pretty popular with my peers when I was a teenager. The common aspects of it seem to be: an increased emphasis on the kind of depressed emotional and lyric content that came from grunge, the near complete elimination guitar soloes and of the technical aspects of metal that had preceded it, and a largely propensity for influences that have a bit more in common with styles like hardcore punk and industrial. The vocals tended to become whiny, or otherwise a sort of standardized format between clean vocals and screaming.

If you want dark and depressing music, go listen to the Smiths' The Queen Is Dead, not Korn's Issues.

Gangsta Rap

Seems like everyone here knows nothing about rap in the 90s

It was cool in the early 90's, but the good gangsta rap died along with 2Pac.

Tupac made this genre the best.
When he died, so did gangsta rap

I don't think anyone actually likes rap or hip hop so much that they get goosebumps listening it. Rap and hip hop are just a disguise to one's personality to stick in their group.

Death Metal

Melodic death metal is amazing, but the brutal subgenres can be understandable, but still. And it does take talent, especially the musicianship. I would give anyone to hear a rap fan even begin to play anything bands like Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom play.

Sure, it takes talent to play the complex instruments that this genre requires, but other than that this genre isn't very good. Usually the lyrics are mediocre and are sometimes about violence or blood and guts. The lyrics don't matter though because there's the Cookie Monster who is growling the lyrics the whole time through a song and because the Cookie Monster is growling, it usually sounds like hfhkxdhcrhsij and you can't tell what the lyrics are. Some people say that it takes talent to do the growls that death metal vocalists do, but what talent actually is there? It's just growling. If the Cookie Monster from Elmo can do a growl then I'm pretty sure everyone can. Also, music is suppost to sound good. The Cookie Monster growling and complex instruments in the background just does not sound good, particularly when some of the time the instruments barely have a melody. To all of you who are fans of death metal, please stop saying that this genre is extremely underrated and a great ...more

Try to do a death growl. It hurts your throat, right? Imagine doing that for hours at a time at a concert. There is a certain technique to death growling, and you pretty much have to learn it on your own. It's not regular growling, because you'd screw your voice up really fast

Don't exactly hate this genre, cause I don't care about it; but I felt this needs to be higher, so I voted for it

Can people just stick to their own opinions? Saying things like "It's just noise", "It's not music" and trying to make it out as a fact, when it's not. It's all a matter of opinion. Just because you don't like something doesn't mean you should hate on it or the people who like it. And for the people who this they just "growl" and talk about killing, listen to songs from the last 4 Death albums. Definitely not just about killing. And for you who say you can't even understand the vocalist, some of them you can't, others such as the God known as Chuck Schuldiner (RIP), Johan Hegg, Mikael Akerfeldt and Dave Vincent are understandable when you're a bit used to it. If I haven't explained it well enough, I suggest you watch Coverkillernation's video "5 Reasons People Hate Death Metal".

Deathcore

The people saying bands like Suicide Silence and Carnifex are just spamming breakdowns clearly haven't heard the other bands in the genre. The bands that are literal carbon copies of each other. If you're going to cite Suicide Silence and why deathcore is bland, they're probably one of the most distinct bands in the genre. I'm a fan of deathcore, but if you're gonna make fun of deathcore then put in more effort than this. This is pathetic lol, stop listening to one song from the two most popular bands just to go whine about it, people were supposed to stop doing that years ago

One of the few music genres that has no good songs or artists. Bands like Thy Art Is Murder and Chelsea Grin sound like animals getting tortured. What a steaming pile of elephant crap.

Deathcore is not very good to be honest. Every once in a while, there is a good Deathcore band, like Despised Icon, Veil Of Maya, Born Of Osiris, and Oceans Ate Alaska, but a breakdown for a whole song is not what I think of when I think of music. I'm LOOKING AT YOU OCEANO. Melodic death metal and death metal are much better.

Deathcore and death metal are the same to me. I used to think thy art is murder, suicide silence, whitechapel were death metal so how do u tell the difference

Trap Music

I don't like to bash on music because I'm a musician and the music I listen to isn't mainstream and is mainly underground. But both of these are the reason I dislike, nay, detest this genre. It's a lousy excuse for music. It's a genre of beats that all sound the same, lyrics glorifying sex and drugs and autotuned vocals by artists in which 90% of them can't sing to save their lives. It takes little to absolutely no talent to produce this "music" and the lyrics are nonsensical jargon that are all about money, fame, sex and drugs and artists such as Cardi B prove this. This genre needs to die, and it needs to die quickly.

Unlike other genres from electronic music this is boring and annoying. I am getting tired of those soft bad beats made from ugly snares/claps, annoying looped hi-hats every beat and those awful bass lines. There is no energy in this music. You can also put stupid words and swearing to this genre making it rap trap which is even worse. I think good trap exist, but it is hard to find.

Its elements can sound pretty good in rap sometimes (as long as the lyrics are also good ofc) but awful in all other genres, no matter the lyrics or melody or instruments or effects, it doesn't belong to techno nor breakbeat nor retrowave nor jazz nor any good music genre. It sounds awful in remixes of techno classics such as "Sandstorm" and "Feel the Beat" by Darude. And the worst thing is it's so popular it's gonna stay that way forever. I guarantee you melodic death metal versions of love songs sound way better than trap versions. Take for instance Mariah Carey - why does she have to follow this trend? If she likes trap, I don't understand that. It's weird. The vibrations are more irritating than dnb. Every song of her that has trap elements sounds odd and irritates not just my ears but my nerves and soul as well. I think in her next album each of her songs should sound 99%-100% like her albums from 90s (in style and vibe I mean, maybe even instruments and ...more

I love EDM, but I hate this genre. Sure, there are some good trap songs, but for the most part, it's kinda bad. Although making trap music, along with other types of EDM, is difficult to make. So I am going to stay away from this genre a bit, and learn to appreciate it.

R&B

Awful, just bloody awful. I don't know about anyone else, but listening to someone say how many hoes they get and how much sex they've had is like being hung by my balls off the edge of the empire state building. It's why modern music is so bad and why I listen to the better genres like rock. Because lets be honest, rock is the best.

No denying that it is the worst genre, now don't get me wrong some of the rnb musicians are very talented, but the music they write is just a crap.

Justin Bieber anyone?

I rather listen to a whiny emo than to this corny horny R&B piece.

And who put metal in 13? What...

If you ask me its R&B first place then POP. Both are complete disgrace to music that only people with no musical sense like because that's the mainstream shows so they think its good, a pile of garbage, just kill this genre already!

Actually it has a lot of meaning. It was commonly used by slaves to express the emotions they have and their views on slavery - Unnamed Google User Remade

Rihanna is pop, and honestly decent pop, which is more than I can say about most pop artists these days. But yeah, the new Chris Brown song, and Don't Tell Em'? That song is terrible. REAL R&B is TLC, Destiny's CHild, older Beyonce songs, and R. Kelly. So listen to that and you will know that is was good. Also Alicia Keys. The 90's and the early 2000's (2000 to 2009) were the best times for R&B.

Hair Metal

Maybe it's partly a generational thing, since I was born in 84 and by the time I was a pre-teen, I knew of this music as something advertised on commercials for 80's power ballad compilation CD's. When I went through a metalhead phase as a teenager, we resented these bands because there was nothing particularly heavy or rebellious about them - they are viewed as bands that appeal to teen girls.

In my perception, this genre was sort of a commercial bandwagon largely based on image/fashion, in which the music was essentially cheesy pop songs with distorted guitars and too much reverb on the drums, and maybe a gimmicky technical guitar solo thrown in as a saving grace to an otherwise bland, predictable song. It became incredibly cliche, slickly produced, and wasn't about much of anything other than some glorified rockstar lifestyle. When it wasn't power ballads meant to woo the female demographic, it was dumb party songs. All the spandex and crazy poofy hair was basically a great ...more

Hair Metal was not meant to appeal to teenage girls, I can tell you that much.

Ug where do I begin? The stupid outfits? The complete and utter lack of talent? The lack of originality? The lyrics that might as well be written by Justin beiber? The fact that a vastly superior genre replaced it, but hair metal fans say it sucks becaue the only grunge band they know is Nirvana, not good bands like Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, and
The Smashing Pumpkins? To put it simply, thank God this horrible piece of crap Genre is long dead.

Hair Metal is awesome, people. Sure it may have been cheesy back in the day, but at least people acknowledged that it was and it wasn't taken overly seriously the way hip-hop is in the music industry today. Besides, this music defines how awesome of a decade the 1980s were.

It's actually a decent subgenre. I mean, at least the bands were talented unlike all the mainstream rappers/pop singers of today.
~Kat

Black Metal

The reasons why I hate Black Metal (2nd movement)

1. It's Repetitive. The guitar riff of one of the songs sounds exactly the same as the riff from the other song. So do drums.

2. Guitar. They either tremolo-pick throughout the song, or they just strum 2 powerchords followed by 3 simple notes all the time. Solos don't exist in the genre.

3. Bass. Do they have bassists in the bands?

4. Drums. Nothing special, just blast beats (which do require some talent, but once you learn it, it's easy) and double bass drumming.

5. Vocals. That's one of the areas where BM shines, but they are incomprehensible and sometimes disgusting.

6. Lyrics. Another area, where the BM shines. But I personally don't care about the lyrics and, what's the point of them, if you can't even understand them?

7. It's overrated as a metal sub-genre.

8. Most of it's fanbase of this genre is full of dumb teenagers, that think they are cool, just because they listen to ...more

Kid you want to talk about repetitive every single pop song. Nothing special? You wont now talent if its starring you right in the face. And for what you said for number 9 is some what true.

I like black metal and the pure emotion it gives off, I do not think it should be on this list, nor any other genre. Just because you do not like something does not make it bad. Also the lyrics are not all about killing Christians and satanism! The lyrics can be about anything, social problems, politics, they can be personal to the artist, they can even be about history. Please learn before you criticize something.

I like black metal. it may not be my favorite genre but I like bands like immortal, enslaved, emperor, burzum, dimmu borgir, bathory and even behemoths early stuff. I don't see why this, death metal, rock, heavy metal, prog rock, and even country but the only country I like is johnny cash besides him country sucks. but those genres besides country (but including johnny cash :)... ) are good and should be off the list I'm probably forgetting more but still black metal is a fairly good genre and one of my favorite

I find Burzum to be the only black metal band worthy of praise, but maybe I haven't found the right bands yet.

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