Top Ten Worst Music Genres

The Top Ten
1 Country

Country music is really annoying and lame. I never liked it. I don't like the grating vocals and the terrible lyrics of a lot of the country songs I heard of. I really hate Bro Country and Rap music the most.

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

At least with Pop and other unpopular genres, there is variety and songs that stick out for being good. With Country, however, you are essentially listening to the same song over and over. Beer, girls, tractor, river, jeans. The majority of country is now just some guy with a fake sounding accent singing about how he wants to get with a girl, or how he loves the countryside. That's. It. There is very rarely any meaning to the songs, just singing about drinking and getting with girls.

There ARE good country artists and songs (Johnny Cash, Zac Brown, Toby Keith), but the genre has gotten to the point where there is essentially no substance to many of the songs, in music OR lyrics.

Party, feel-good songs are fine, but they can't be the ENTIRE GENRE.

I like real Country, not most of the mainstream crap they call country today. I don't mind crossover genres of country such as Country rock, every once in a while, but it seems to be every song on the radio now. Most Country pop is crap and some Country rap is okay. But Bro-Country is taking it too far. My favorite genre of Country is Neo-Traditional Country. My favorite artist is Josh Turner - a REAL artist! I also like the classics such as George Strait, Alan Jackson, Reba, Randy Travis, hank Williams and others. I'm also a teen which proves that not all young people listen to bad music. Frankly I don't care whether you like today's excuse for country or not. Just don't call it country when it's clearly an extension of Pop.

2 Rap

Although I am a rap music fan, I'm not like those 90s/00s rap music elitists. Most 2010s rap artists are pretty good. Kendrick Lamar, for example, and Childish Gambino. Those are pretty good 2010s rap acts. Unfortunately, many people think that rap music nowadays are about strippers, shooting people and money. Unfortunately, that's true. Artists like 6ix9ine don't rap, they scream! Just ignore the mumble rap genre. And many kids at my school like it! What is wrong with society nowadays?

I really hate this music genre so much. I can understand why people might like old school rap music, but modern rap is horrible. The lyrics are disgusting, it's filled with too much autotune sometimes and it promotes gang violence, sex, swearing and even their own crimes. I think rap music is annoying, inappropriate and sometimes just straight up disgusting.

I hate almost all rap music. It's annoying and takes zero talent to make. Everything about it sucks: the lyrics suck, the beats suck, and the "rappers" suck! Anyone who says that pop is the worst genre has obviously never listened to the atrocity known as modern rap.

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.

3 Pop

I'm getting sick and tired of the Justin Bieber hate on this website. He may have sounded bad in 2009 and 2010, but he was just a kid back then, get over it. Most modern pop songs are cool, like Bruno Mars's hits, as he gives me Prince vibes on a lot of albums, kind of like a 70s/80s revival, but fame can lead to misery to most pop acts. It's kind of like a curse. Just take a look at the pop rap acts Milli Vanilli. A lot of people liked their hits back then, but after the infamous lip-synching scandal, the music industry turned their backs on them, leading up to Rob's death. Actually, they suck. Just ignore Milli Vanilli. But I feel so bad for Rob! Anyway, an overhated music genre with a few good songs. Teen pop sucks, though. And in my personal worst music genres list, Adult Contemporary/Soft Rock will be #1.

Generalizing all of Pop Music as "bad" is honestly one of the most narrow-minded takes one can have of any particular medium or genre. There's lots of subgenres of Pop Music and while there are bad examples, this doesn't mean the rest are either. There's still a lot of great Pop Artists and a lot of potential from many of it's subgenres at the end of the day.

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

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

4 Dubstep

It doesn't even count as real music to me. It's just ear bleeding computer noise. I find Dubstep to be extremely lazy and every time I try to listen to a song from that genre, it hurts my ears. Don't even get me started on the drops of most of the songs.

It is pretty easy to make a bad dubstep song, but some are pretty great. I don't think I would pay to listen, but there are quite a few songs that I have enjoyed. The only problem is that people who like the genre have an issue with admitting that there is very little variety, and if it is original, it is probably because it isn't like the songs that anybody likes; therefore most people dislike it. Most of the very popular songs (I said MOST) are very, VERY similar, to a point where I am satisfied by one song because there isn't much else to hear other than breath-taking drops and bass... but they all have the SAME drops and bass, making it less qualified as a good music genre.

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.

Dubstep is a joke, as simple as that. I listen to metal and rock myself, but I'm not an elitist, so I don't hate on other genres. But dubstep is just outright awful. It just sounds like farts to me (and a lot of other people). If you like dubstep, no problem, you're entitled to your own opinion. But most dubstep fans are the absolute worst. Even worse than metal elitists, which is saying a lot. I once encountered one such dubstep fan, who said metal is a joke and dubstep beats metal by a distance. Also, he said dubstep concerts are better than metal (lmao) and dubstep is REAL music, unlike metal. I lol'd so hard at his ignorant comment. This just comes to show the mentality of dubstep fans.

5 K-pop

There are good K-Pop bands, though personally, I'm not exactly a fan of the Sub-Genre myself. I get why people don't like it and why they see it as annoying, but I think it's gotten to the point where K-Pop has become overhated on this site. It has its issues and flaws, but seriously, it's not as bad as a lot of people are making it out to be (and this is a problem I see with lots of other genres).

Then again, I personally prefer J-Pop over K-Pop anyday. I guess I'll go back to listening to "Plastic Love", "Heavenly Star" and anything from Love Live.

Guys, you can like whatever the hell you want(although I personally dislike kpop, and like rock), but this fanbase is RIDICULOUS, "MAYBE IF HE STANNED JIMIN HE WOULDN'T HAVE STARVED TO DEATH" and from what I've heard when you become a kpop star, you are pretty much signing yourself up to be a slave. Anyway just like whatever the hell you want, and let other people also like whatever the hell they want, you can disagree with them, but don't talk trash about them based on the fact that they like it.

Absolute garbage! The music and the dance moves make me cringe hard! I wish I never heard of this hell of a genre. In conclusion, THIS DISGUSTS ME!

Why do people in America decide to like music from a very insignificant country? I know there are songs from around the world that are very great, and I like Russian music a lot, but K-Pop is just bad.

6 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.

Emo isn't a genre; it's a subculture. Most bands that are labeled as emo are just pop punk or metalcore bands with lyrics that are aimed at angsty teenagers.

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.

7 Nightcore

Its not its own genre. Its speeding up an existing song and making it higher pitched (anime girl is a plus). Its made for people with too low of attention span to enjoy the original song at original speed. Change my mind.

This isn't even a genre. It's just taking some song, changing it to an obnoxious pitch and slapping some anime girl in the background.

Nightcore is just people speeding up songs and putting anime girls on a YouTube video. But Vaporwave and Outrun, on the other hand is actually remixing a song to make it their own and sound good.

I hate how this genre copyrights other people's songs and turns it into anime styled earbleeding high pitched music that sounds like Alvin and the Chipmunks. It's annoying.

8 Hip-Hop

Modern rap is absolutely totally at the dead bottom with every single detail that is required to make a good song and my cousins Tyler and Jayden are obsessed with this garbage and my cousin Novayah thinks it’s weird that I listen to old rock.

Hip-Hop, call it a genre, a culture, or whatever, is barely music. Firstly, it takes no talent at all to make it, in which the singer simply talks to an autotuned beat, which sounds so bad it makes those with functioning eardrums want to die. Secondly, its fanbase is so deep in that they act like it's the only thing that's worth listening to. Thirdly, if it's not about sex, crime, or drugs, it's inferior to them, which is why >95% of it is. And most rap songs which seem to be different and more inspiring and motivational on the surface still have a relation to themselves only, and so, have little meaning to anyone else. For these reasons, I cannot stand this pathetic excuse for music.

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

Every rap song has the same theme to it, it is either a diss track, a person bragging about their money, sex, drugs, and crime. There is nothing original about rap music and most “talented rappers” just pay others to do all the work for them, lyrics writing, composing, and they autotune all of their work. It just sounds like some person screaming at their microphone. Okay, you might say that there are some good rap songs from previous years but the current popular rap songs that millions enjoy feeIs like it is way worse from previous generations of its genre. I wish music didn’t take this much of a downfall from Rock, that was the good stuff.

9 Pornogrind

Any kind of pornogrind or deathgrind band in general is disgusting. It's even worse than death metal and black metal. The lyrics are disgusting, the vocals are horrible and the album covers are nasty.

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.

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."

10 Teen Pop

This genre is geared towards the typical teen audience as the name implies. Of course, I don't like the genre and there are far better Sub-Genres of Pop, to begin with anyway.

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.

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.

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.

The Contenders
11 Mumble Rap

I always thought Rap Music was supposed to be fast, energetic and rhythmic. There's a reason why that particular genre is memorable and recognized a lot, even if it isn't exactly for everybody. With Mumble Rap, it's kind of the opposite; there's not much energy to go with, resulting in boring, monotonous stuff blaring out that's more likely to turn me off rather than make me jam out.

Take everything that was already terrible with modern rap, and add obnoxious overly auto-tuned vocals, along with a very mind numbing drum beat. The slurred speech makes it harder to comprehend and it’s such a pain to hear.

This has all the bad qualities of garbage rap songs and boom! You get a nasty genre with horrible lyrics and mumbling with auto tune.

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

12 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!

Country and rap are both very different genres. Combining the two just creates one of the worst sounds ever.

I like some rap and country, but together they suck. It just some white country dude trying to sound black.

13 Bro Country

I disagree with the majority of this list. I think that almost every genre has some good songs and some bad songs, and if you don't enjoy them then maybe it's simply not for you, but it's still wrong to denounce an entire genre as terrible. However, I agree that one of the few exceptions to this is Bro-Country. From what I've seen, just like with Mumble Rap, the only appeal to these songs comes from being catchy (most of the time) or from interesting elements in the production (which is pretty rare), but honestly, that's it. The rest of the elements of the songs in this genre are pretty terrible, especially the horribly cliched and garbage lyrical content. Not to mention that at times there's even elements stolen from other genres, typically Hip-Hop. So yeah, like another comment here said, this subgenre of Country is what gave the genre a bad reputation and it's very likely that when most people vote for Country as the worst genre on this list, they're mainly mad at Bro-Country ...more

I see Country has now ended up ahead of Pop and Rap as the overall number one. While I am glad for pop and rap not being number one any more I think most people are voting for country because of Bro Country so really it should be this sub genre at number one.

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.

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.

14 Crunkcore

This genre is really disgusting and hurts my ears. I despise the disgusting lyrics, the earbleeding video game beats that makes a horrible noise and the lack of effort put into their songs. Also don't even get me started on bands like BrokenCLYDE and Blood on the Dance Floor. They are the absolute worst.

This is by far the worst genre of music that I have ever heard in my life. It's due to the bands that use it! BOTDF is by far the worst band of all time due to their behaviour and style of music (Which is this genre I'm talking about here! ) and the these people don't deserve to be signed to a record label. Also one of my old friends listens to this horrible band for no reason whatsoever, it's just terrible! If you want to listen to a better band with a better song (Such as Green Day's Bang Bang, Evermore's Hey Boys and Girls or Paramore's Pressure for example.), go do that rather than wasting your time listening to a band that has no talent. You will know what I mean by that!

One of the worst things ever. I listened to a couple of Blood on the Dance Floor songs (to see if they are as bad as people say they are; the songs in question are X X 3, an awful song horrible lyrics but good synths, Bewitched, a mediocre song at best, and Ghosting, a mess with some of the worst and most disgusting/disturbing lyrics I've ever heard) and one BrokenCYDE song (FreaXXX, awesome synths I could dance to all day but the vocals and lyrics are awful) and they are absolutely awful. This is even worse than the worst of pop and rap. Horrible "music" that deserves to fall into oblivion.

Worst genre ever, it has the worst band in existence, BOTDF. And all the lyrics are about porn and sex, no meaning whatsover. Plus, the beats to the songs are awful and the vocalists can't sing at all. BOO! Garbage! This should not even be called music, it belongs in the genre called Low Quality Trash, a genre I made up for garbage music. Country rap, pornogrind, and modern rap belong to Low Quality Trash.

15 Screamo

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 never thought I would hate any music genre more than rap, classic rock, bro-country or metal... but screamo is just pure garbage! As much as rap, classic rock, bro-country and metal suck, screamo makes them all sound good! Human beings are capable of making truly, wonderfully great music like classical, folk, the blues, country (except for bro-country), bluegrass, Gospel, alternative rock, 50s rock and roll (ie, Elvis, Chuck Berry, The Monkees, etc.) and Broadway... but we are also capable of creating truly, horrible garbage like classic rock, rap, metal and bro-country and (worst of all) screamo! (Yeah, that's right. I hate classic rock and love country music and modern alternative rock. What now, classic rock elitists!? Don't hate me because II only listen to good music! You need to get some taste! Losers! )

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 have some things to say. 1: "Screamo" is actually not a genre of music. You sound like a godamn nob when you say "screamo". Call it "deathcore" or "death metal" or "black metal". Call it by the name of a real genre. Not a made up one. 2: This kind of singing style actually takes a lot of talent. Lots of people say "Its just screaming into the mic about satan." Uh... WRONG! Try it. You wont ever get as good as George Fisher from Cannibal Corpse. Or even Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. It takes a hell of a lot more talent than dubstep and pop.

16 Dance

... DANCE SHOULD BE TOP OF THE LIST! Ugh worst type of music, if you can call it that. I honestly hate the fact that mainstream pop music nowadays is so popular. I'm in my early teens! I listen to folk/folk rock, alternative rock, post-hardcore, acoustic, soul, pop punk... Sleeping with sirens, mayday parade, go radio, you me at six... But also 5 seconds of summer (I'm a teenage girl, forgive me! ), nina nesbitt, ed sheeran, mumford and sons, CHRISTINA PERRI <3 the fray, the Script. The lyrics are much more worth listening to than people rapping/singing (barely - they're mostly autotuned idiots) about getting drunk, having sex, girls and stuff like that. Ugh this really annoys me

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.

EDM is the worst thing to ever happen to music. It honestly saddens me to see people in the 60s-00s putting so much heart and soul into the music they write and nowadays these idiots can pop out loads of their unoriginal crap in less than a day. The 1960s to 2000s were ack when music was the most personal and innovative thing ever. All of your emotions - your sadness, anger, frustration could be expressed through music and there was so much effort that went into making the music itself and that's not what todays mainstream garbage captures at all. EDM is the most boring, repetitive and unoriginal genre of music(if it can even be called music.) I mean, it literally sounds like varying pitches of fart noises, that's all I can say to describe it. All you require to do to create EDM music is to be a spoilt rich kid who can buy a Mac and use their parents money to brainwash millions of idiots into liking their garbage. That's like literally it. 0 talent is required to make EDM so this ...more

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.

17 Bollywood

This is arguably the most manufactured Sub-Genre in Music as it's entirely rooted in a Film Industry. There are some good Bollywood songs, but they're not all that common to find and more often than not, you end up with excessively bombastic, nonsensical and dragged-out tracks that will either frustrate and bore your minds. Not to mention how most Bollywood songs just default to sappy love lyrics, random dancing, fanservice and gratuitous English, which only makes the experience more infuriating.

I'm not a fan of Bollywood music, but I'm Indian and my parents love it. I find all of these comments kind of offensive. I mean, if you're going to criticise it, be nice about it.

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!

Awful music. So bad it makes modern pop look amazing. Every time I hear some tone deaf moron blasting it out of their car, I die a little inside.

18 Nu Metal

Honestly, Nu Metal is overhated and it was never as bad as a lot of people made it out to be. There are mediocre and bad artists that unfortunately became popular, sure, but keep in mind that every genre and sub-genre of music has their fair share of bad apples. Nu Metal has a lot of great bands and tracks, but I guess we all like to mainly focus on the negatives and hype that out to the point where we make a genre look bad.

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.

Nu Metal is making a comeback, and it sounds really good. Cane Hill, for example, is really good with a lot of Nu Metal influence. So is My Ticket Home. Limp Bizkit is the first artist I think of when I hear NU metal, and rap is just something that shouldn't be mixed with metal, because it defiles metal entirely. The Knot and Korn are both good bands too.

Awful genre, and a terrible crossover one as well. Crappy lyrics, extremely whiny vocals (which are clearly influence by grunge, but are nowhere near as competent as the best grunge singers) and production which is sludgy at best make for an excoriating time.

19 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.

Come on guys even sa a metal/hard rock man we can all love the days of the Ni--ers in black! and, no, PE and Anthrax does not fall into this territory (thankfully because this is a worst of! )

"Yo yo yo I'm a gangsta rapper. I'm a black rapper who says the n word in every song and raps about shooting people and joining gangs."

Good grief if the same personalities of the metal heads on this site were hip hop fans...

20 Death Metal

Death Metal isn't really meant to be liked by everyone. To me, it's the kind of genre that forces you to endure and see if you're capable of taking in it's extremely harsh, aggressive and fast musicianship and, in some subgenres' case, it's complexity and craftsmanship. This is a surprisingly respectable genre once you really get to appreciate the work behind it, though some of it's music artists can be a hit-or-miss In my opinion.

As a metalhead, I don't get the appeal of this genre at all. The vocals are unpleasant to listen to and some of the lyrical content is vomit inducing. I feel like people only like this genre because it's super heavy and can be used to scare people who aren't into metal.

The only reason why meat-heads love this genre is because they always want something "heavy, " and heavy always means "more awesome! " but that's not the case. Metal was already close to the edge to be unbearable to listen because their lyrics is nothing but killing and dying, and with Death Metal, I can't even hear the lyrics for crying out loud; they're waving on guitars & drums, and scream too much that goes up and down like a child trying to bang on the drums, and the end result is nothing but noise. There's a BIG difference between music and noise, and this genre and all of it's bands are the most unintelligible. Keep banging your heads and hope that you won't loose your head.

I can understand why most people hate this genre. They don't think it's good music or anything.

This is just a guess of mine, but I think that death metal is meant to challenge people about what they consider to be good music. Like how most people say that death metal's not real music. I've said many times before that there's no such thing as real music and that all music is subjective. So what you consider to be fake music may be real music to others. I think that's the whole point of death metal. To let people know that there are some folks who do like the artist's growling style and may think that it's real music.

But like I said, this is all just a guess of mine.

21 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.

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.

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.

22 R&B

R&B is literally just autotuned sex songs that sound like they were made in 5 minutes. It's a pretty terrible genre to be honest and I don't get the appeal for it at all. It sounds annoying rather than sexy.

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!

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.

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.

23 Black Metal

Like Death Metal, Black Metal is basically an endurance round when it comes to music and it makes you challenge the fact whether you're going to get into its musicianship and sound. It's definitely not a genre a lot of people are going to get into due to its pop-cultural image and it's unconventional yet intimidating musicianship, but Black Metal does have a few other bands and songs to provide other than just those who preach Satanism. While sonically distinctive from Death Metal, it's still a genre that's more impressive than it looks, though as stated before, not every band playing it is good.

Black metal is not that bad in my opinion. It's actually a very interesting genre and a lot of the musicians in it are talented. However, the vocals, as well as the Satanic acts by bands like Gorgoroth can be pretty off-putting and I can definitely see why some people hate this genre. It's the definition of an aquired taste. I myself am not the biggest fan of it, but I do like some bands such as Bathory and Celtic Frost. Also, trust me not every black metal song is about praising Satan and burning down churches. A lot of black metal songs have beautiful lyrics about nature and mythology.

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 power chords 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 its fanbase of this genre is full of dumb teenagers, that think they are cool, just because they listen to ...more

Sure rap and pop is annoying sometimes because most of them have trashy lyrics about sex and drugs but there are lots of decent rap and pop songs out there too. I find black metal the most annoying genre because its lyrics is mostly about demonic worship, which to me doesn't make sense at all. Its core ideology is worse than Justin Bieber and Paris Hilton combined. Plus the vocals are hard to bear. I like deep growls of death metal but I can't seem to appreciate the high screeches of black metal.

24 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

Mixing the worst aspects of metalcore & death metal to create an abomination with zero good bands. The only listenable stuff is disputed to even be deathcore, like Deformity

I'm really surprised that this hasn't made it past the top 20 yet. Way Way Worse than death metal, at least that requires some talent! In a deathcore song there are about 20 breakdowns in each song while the singer screams and pig squeals about how he wants to kill the school bully. Notable bands are Suicide Silence, Whitechapel and Carnifex.

Really? Listen to Thy Art Is Murder, Aversions Crown, Make Them Suffer, and Internal Bleeding. "Reign of Darkness", "Controller", "Maelstrom", and "This Day I Fight" are good examples of deathcore. This whole "Core isn't metal" is messing stupid. To all the metalheads out there, GET OVER IT. Deathcore is just as good as death metal, thrash metal, speed metal, etc.

25 Hair Metal

A straight up downgrade to traditional heavy metal. Zero reason to exist. At least it isn't as horridly annoying as some cores or nu 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

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.

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