Top Ten Worst Music Genres

The Top Ten

Country

This genre used to be good. Now, it's just a bunch of idiots with really crappy southern accents singing about beer and tractors. It's really no different than pop, except that it is worse because pop doesn't try to be something it's not.

No, pop has a different instrumentation than country. Pop these days uses a lot of electronic sounds, while country still uses a lot of instruments, like acoustic drums and guitars. - Katanaceilingfan

This music gives me a headache. It's so annoying! The redneck accent, banjos, what they sing about, it's just horrible! All they sing about is country girls in bikinis on rusty old tractors, and living on farms with a dog! Living in Nashville, I hate it! The music environment is all country, and it bugs me. I hate country music!

Just because you hate it does not mean everyone else should and also you are generalizing it and saying that all of it has banjos and that they only sing about country girls in bikinis on rusty old tractors, living on farms with a dog, and living in Nashville? Wow that has got to be one of the dumbest things I've heard someone say about country music I mean have you ever heard of how many talented bands do country or have done country because if you have you would not be generalizing it as all crap! A huge example of country done right is The Rolling Stones (a few of their songs are country)! - TheThomasThomas

This one girl in my class was singing a stupid song from his genre and some kids like, "Shut up. No one likes country music" Personally, I totally agree because its boring, sexual, and annoying. I hate it. So do people I meet, even the girls. (well some). I ask them: what kind of music do you guys like? And they always respond: "everything except country. HAHA! METAL IS THE BEST GENRE!

How is Country sexual? Also, how the hell do you know that no one likes Country? There are 7 BILLION people in this world, and not all 7 billion like the same genre. All 7 billion are unique in their own likings, and some people prefer Country - KingSlayer93316

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

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. ...more

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

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

Pop is horrible. I don't understand how and form of metal/rock is even on this list. The people who write rock/metal songs have talent because they learn instruments and play them. Pop 'musicians' don't need to learn how to mime at concerts, or auto-tune their voice, or sing, or put any of the 'beats' in the back ground. Rap is just people talking over a noise. The only rapper who deserves respect is tupac and maybe eminem because they sung about real issues. And death metal is awesome, come back when you have heard cannibal corpse or children of bodom. Black metal is awesome, come back when you have heard gorgoroth or watain. Emo is not all bad, other than when they are making depressed ballads like in black veil brides (who are still good) they are good screamo bands. Like black veil brides. They are just not meant for ballads. Oh, and go and listen to five finger death punch and then you will see what real music is.

WOW this comment is judgmental, and I say that as a fan of rock/metal (and how is Black Veil Brides one of the best emo bands, there are so many better ones). Not all pop is bad, not even modern pop. Pop CAN contain real instruments, as it has a massive amount of subgenres. It's also laughable to suggest that Tupac is the only respectable rapper. Have you ever tried listening to underground music, or are you so close-minded that you can't get out of your rock/metal bubble? - chevygolderado

Coming from a musically intelligent individual who immerses myself in good music on a daily basis, I can tell you that there is nothing worse than pop. The "music" part of it is just awful, the "pop star" is almost always a piece of trash and horrible influence, and the WORST part of all... Are you ready? Is that MILLIONS of ignorant fools are supporting this delusional, mind-numbing nonsense of normally false happiness that can be achieved by being a bratty superstar. Parents, please. I am begging you to have zero tolerance for such rubbish. Give your children good music. Music actually backed by musical theory. Give them meaningful lyrics rather than evil, nonsensical, or misleading lyrics. Give them talent. Give them better role models. Give them...METAL! Metal to me is the pinnacle of musical excellence. Aside from the sheer skill of classical, metal is the best. Great music, EXCELLENT lyrics about things that actually matter (normally political, or war, or the consequences of the ...more

You dare call people like Michael Jackson, Adele, and Paul McCartney pieces of trash? - RoseWeasley

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.

Here are the steps for making a rap album:

1. Talk about drugs, partying and sex for three minutes (don't forget to cuss 500 times!)
2. Autotune it to the point of sounding like a foreign language.
3. Put the stupidest computer-techno crap in the background.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 fifteen times.
5. Put the cheesiest artwork on the cover.
6. Watch the money come pouring in.

Correction: These are the steps for making a BAD rap album.

Here's the steps for making a good rap album:
1. Be genuinely inspired and talented.
2. Write thoughtful, provocative, and complex lyrics.
3. Make a statement. (not required, but many good rappers out there try to say something about a particular political or social topic.)
4. Hire a producer, or produce the track/album yourself. Make your sound original, enjoyable, fitting with the lyrics, well-mastered, and creative.
5. You just made a great rap album! - Atham

Like pop, rap should be divided into "Nonsense Rap" (like Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj) and "Talented Rap" (like Tupac).

Perhaps the most obnoxious form of music around. Obsessed with money and guns, who can relate to it except brain dead acquisitive morons...

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. - Nightfire

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. - 0w0uwu

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. - PhoenixAura81

Look, I don't like electronic to begin with, but this is just hot garbage. I see no talent, no fun, no lyrics, it just has nothing!

Emo

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 - ryanrimmel

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 is just terrible. The songs typically sound like a big jumbled mess. What really makes it terrible is the emo music everyone hears isn't real emo anyway. It sounds nothing like the original emomusic from the 80's. What you're hearing now is basically pop punk with occasional screaming and trying to be depressed. I wish they would just go away.

Emo isn't a genre. Most bands that are considered emo are actually pop punk or pop rock.

Emo IS a genre, but it doesn't encompass bands like My Chemical Romance and Paramore, but rather bands like Sunny Day Real Estate and Rites Of Spring. - Adrian_4

Teen Pop

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? 😂 - Pony

This music is awful.

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. - MChkflaguard_Yt

The only reason this is popular is because of preteen girls who like this. Thank goodness most of this died in 2013

Nightcore

This shouldn't even be a music genre, all it is copyright infringement. And the pitch changing man it just gets old. A lot of the time you'll find this rubbbish on YouTube with a typical anime background and with a inconsistent pitch change, cause whoever made it couldn't bother to sing it themselves. And oh it can ruin your favorite songs from any genre. For example I listened to Animal I Have Become on Nightcore and it sounded like complete garbage! I just hope this ends up being a fad and dying, cause I'm sick of it!

It's stealing other people's work and changing the pitch. Disgrace to music.

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

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.

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. - Loopnines

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.

To echo what people have said, K-Pop promotes misogyny and trying to make you look better (even though I say you're beautiful if you be who you are and not change a thing about it). Nine girls who got plastic surgery (or, in BTS' case, seven boys who got plastic surgery) does not make them good. And why, of all of a sudden, are we listening to music in Korean? I do not know about you, but I do not speak the language, so therefore, I will not listen to it (in fact, I didn't want to listen to it at all, but I did so I could have a valid opinion.

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

Hate this genre. I hate pop more but voting for this due to this genre being a huge disgrace to the Metal family of genres.

It's grindcore (a sub-genre of metal) mixed with pornographic lyrics. - RogerMcBaloney

Disgusting genre. I even like Rap more than this garbage.

Rap is actually quite good if you listen to the correct artists. - AlphaQ

Modern pop, rap and dubstep are really sucks... But on the top of this list no doubts should be grindcore with all of subgenres except the classic grind and deathgrind...

Never listened to it but judging by the name, it's probably awful.

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. - MistaCrave

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. - Dystopia

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 - BlackSabbathIsLife

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mumble Rap

Why do these guys not listen to Eminem? Speak the words. SPEAK. Don't whisper. Ugh

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".

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.

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 the worst music of all time. It makes me want take a bath with my toaster.

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!

This sucks. Please if you Listen to this you really should see someone for help

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. - SammySpore

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

Deathcore

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 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

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.

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.

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. - Nightfire

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

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

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.

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.

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

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 - ryanrimmel

Death metal is great you just need to find The right bands. Listen to opeth they are the best band to listen to if you want to get into death

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.

Bro Country

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 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. - DarkBoi-X

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.

It makes Country look awful.

Trap Music

It completely sucks. Nu metal is great, so how can be above this abomination?

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.

According to this list black and death metal are worst than this garbage

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.

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. - Silence4101

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.

R&B

it used to be Rhythem and blues know WTF IS IT

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.

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. - ClassicLover

Don't judge me but I love hair/glam metal. The songs were awesome and the solos were epic. I also think this is better than grunge, fight me.

I agree with you, it's better than grunge. And slipknot is nu metal - SoloPotato

Who put grunge above hair metal, grunge is objectively known to be one of the best times in music, hair metal was a bunch of wussies making pop songs to sell to 13 year old girls that they called "metal".

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.

Reggaeton

I hate hip hop, pop and emo... But there is a worse crap called reggaeton

In all rock (real rock bands) and metal bands you will find that the members really make a good effort for making music, and many guitarists, singers, drummers and bassists do a really hard work and sometimes they are underrated... But the reggaeton artists who are doing what they call "music" (actually isn't more than just noisy crap) don't make a good effort and receive many attention...

Everywhere place I go (in my country) I hear that stupid noise... I haven't gone to a place in where I hear good music as rock or metal (only few places). And the worst thing is that those "artists" gain money by their stupid noise...

I live in Florida, and if you do too, you'll probably know that its population is like 60% Latin. The bad part about this is that most of the music they hear is from the Reggae genre, which is basically random Spanish speaking people singing about sex, drugs, and much other trash that they inject into teenagers' heads in an auto-tune voice while weird noises play in the background. I guess you can already tell quite well why this genre is garbage. No, I'm not just stereotypically saying that all Latin people are obsessed with these songs. I myself am completely Cuban and listen to other better groups like Gorillaz and Daft Punk instead, which make songs that have actually decent lyrics and lessons. However, many Latin friends and familiars I know just love this genre (including my dad, who also loves 80s groups, but somehow can compare this crap to Freddy Mercury himself). The most annoying part is that this plays in the radio EVERY MORNING, and drives me crazy (there's even a group ...more

I feel badly ashamed that Reggaeton comes from my country, Puerto Rico. It gives us a really bad name, and the music is crap! I have to endure this crappy music every single time I go on a school road trip. Ugh! Rock is so much better! Metal is so much better! Even Justin Bieber is so much better (And for me, that's saying a lot! ). Not only the music is bad, the lyrics are horrible, sexist, disgusting... I could keep going. I rather shoot a bullet to my skull than listening to this.

If you think hip hop and pop was bad, wait until you listen to this. This is the worst music genre ever, at least pop sometimes uses instruments and some singers are good, and hip hop used to be good until the 2000's. This genre was never good, they have awful beats and most of the so called vocalists can't sing and sound like robots and mostly all they do is talk and make robot sounds. The songs are offensive and gross. Every time I listen to this on the radio, I want to change it badly.

Techno

To the guy saying no talent. Ill give you three months to produce a track and I bet it turns out like crap. And secondly; techno is ONE TYPE of electronic music. Go listen to trance or something and youw ill see the difference.

It is SO EASY to make crappy music on your computer... there are few good songs, but not none. But I haven't found many that I like and my friend who is obsessed with this genre suggests songs all the time to get me interested in it, and I've only like around 5 out of maybe 200 songs at least, because he started showing me songs two years ago when we agreed to trade each other one song every Friday, him trying to get me into Techno, and me trying to get him into punk. He likes punk now, more than I like Techno, but not by much. You should try this with your friends because it is really fun and the idea found its way to my principal, who started a club where you suggest a song by writing the name, artist, and genre on a paper (genre on back) and then folding it and putting it in a glass bowl (very hunger games-like except not has terrifying of an experience lol). The bowls are labelled by genre and you pick a song from one of the bowls you would have been required previously to include ...more

Techno is just one type of Electronic and Electronic music isn't just computerized garbage. Many use electric keyboards and synths. - DarkBoi-X

It does take talent for one techno is part of genre edm which composes of dubstep, techno, trance, etc. It takes talent to be able to actually make the sounds come together and not screw up the drop. What other genres do you know that build up and actually do a drop right. That is coming from someone who favorite music is rock, hard rock.

*inhales* The subgenre that got me into electronic music and made it one of my favorite genres does NOT deserve to be on this list (in my opinion).

Gospel

Whoever hates this genre is either Atheist or Satanic. It's basically Christian music but a bit older.

I love it and it is the best out of all of them. God bless.

Should be number 1.

Gospel is basically dead now, sure Blues and Jazz are similar to Gospel but actual Gospel died a few decades ago - styLIShT

Actually there are Christian bands that actually do metal and have the electric guitar riffs and. Have better drum beats than country, rap, and pop all together

Extreme Metal

I also voted just to get a point out. The people who wrote it's just screaming, no rhythm, and random notes are ignorant fools. For one, trying to scream properly without damaging your voice while sounding intense requires a ton of practice and skill to do properly; try screaming like you normally do with no technique and I guarantee your voice won't even last one song. Second, some of the music itself is extremely complex and requires a fairly decent understanding of music theory to compose and play well. Look up bands like Meshuggah and Opeth for examples of this. The lyrics are a lot more meaningful than people think they are, they are based off of all sorts of subjects. People have a tendency to think something is crap simply because they don't understand it, which is very stupid to do. I understand that people may not like because of how loud and chaotic it is, but don't go making a bunch of ignorant assumptions about something just because you don't understand it. Actually THINK ...more

Guys this I a genre that causes subgenres and there is no band that plays only extreme. by the way extreme is death, thrash, doom and black metal its not a simple genre of metal

The most extreme may be TOO much for my tastes

Extreme metal has great instrumentals and I love thrash and speed metal, but I don't like the vocals in genres like death and black metal. Folk metal vocals can be categorized as both extreme and non-extreme but I don't listen to some of the most popular like Finntroll and some Ensiferum (they have both) because of it, and folk metal artists really like combining their sound with black metal. Folk metal bands like Mägo de Oz (uses clean vocals and extreme is very few of their songs, and doesn't take up at least half of the songs they are featured in) are absolutely amazing though.

Pop Punk

Person who said that punk artists are whiny spoiled kids complaining about first world problems: I want to call you an idiot but I won't because I am trying so hard not to be mad. Having anxiety, being suicidal, having depression, being abused or harassed (physically emotionally or sexually), having no friends, having disabilities or diseases, being bullied, having no freedom, being poor or broke, being ignored or misunderstood, or being accused of something you didn't do are all valid reasons to complain; YOU yourself are complaining about hating a band. Stop insulting people because many punk artists have a higher than average intelligence and are only complaining because of hate and struggle and feeling trapped, anxious, angry, or boring, which is perfectly fine.

Not ALL of its bad. blink-182 (with tom), all time low, paramore and fall out boy are good but other bands...like simple plan, neck deep and the new blink are pretty bad. a lot of pop punk in really whiny, angsty and cringe, it can get really boring and I understand why people dislike the genre.

I like all types of punk. Even pop punk. I actually think it shouldn't be called pop punk. It should be called nu punk, buzz punk or catchy punk

I feel like this should be called modern punk instead if it is Blink-182, Green Day, and Sum 41. But if it is Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, and Paramore, it should be called pop punk. I go more for the more heavy pop punk bands than the less heavy ones, Blink-182's Neighborhoods have some heavy songs like Snake Charmer, Sum 41 has some heavy songs, and Brain Stew by Green Day is heavy, so yeah.

Trap Rap

I have nothing against people who like it, but I personally don't see the appeal. I'm not that crazy for most trap in the first place and combining it with lazy mumble rap doesn't sound like a very good mix.

I lose 10% of my IQ when I watch Trap Nation

enough

Just no...

Rap Metal
Christian Rock

This lifeless, flaccid excuse for music has a closer resemblance to eternal torment and agony than any sort of salvation or euphoria. Putting "Pop Music" as the worst genre is a misunderstanding of what genres are. Pop music simply encompasses any form of music popular enough to receive mainstream attention. Yes, in the past Michael Jackson, Prince, and the Beatles were all major pop stars with actual talent but so was Chicago, Michael Bolton, and the Captain and Tennille. And yes, today we have Justin Bieber, Young Thug, and David Guetta but we also have Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, and Kendrick Lamar. You can't take the "King" and a straw man bad artist as your reasoning for why Popular Music has gotten worse. There is good and bad in every generation. Now, you want a musical genre that is consistently terrible generation to generation then look no further than skin crawling Christian Rock. Music is meant to be grand and emotional. Your meant to feel strongly towards ...more

I would vote for teen pop, but this genre is awful. Gospel lyrics and rock music do not fit together. If you want to sing gospel, don't be a rock band. If you want to sing rock, don't be a gospel band. GET IT RED? I WANTED TO VOTE FOR RED ON A WORST ROCK BANDS EVER LIST, BUT NOBODY PUT THEM THERE! SAD, THEY'RE AWFUL!

AKA music for pussies.

Styx is the only band I know, but it's too generic.

Tropical House

It's all the same stuff. Nothing changes from a song to another, oldstyle EDM was way more enjoyable.

Glam Rock

One word : SUCK

Uh...What about Möltey Crüe?

WORST.GENRE.EVER

Indie Pop

For those who don't understand indie pop it is popular music from an independent artist. Just because you aren't part of some huge record label doesn't mean your music can't be popular.

Indie pop is way better than pop, pop

All I understand from indie pop: someone with a high vocal range and an acoustic guitar playing and singing about something bad.

Professional musician opinion - the only genre that I actually think is totally lame. Still, there are the rare exceptions; just don't ask me to listen more than twice...

Pop Rap

Those annoying hip hop dance songs you hear like Crank that and Whip Nae Nae.

This is the crap. Rap in general is not terrible, but this usually is.

This genre is annoying

Eminem and Ed sheeran are pop rap

Emocore

Raise your hand if this is your favorite. *raises both hands*

Stupid emo

"For people who think it's cool to be depressed for no reason. "
NOT TRUE. A lot of people listen to this genre simply because they like the way it sounds. Don't comment if you have no idea what you're talking about.

Rockabilly

Rockabilly is the primitive form of rock and roll. It was the mix of white hillbilly with black rhythm and blues. Some rockabilly songs lean more towards rhythm and blues and others more towards the white hillbilly country. Many people ( like myself ) say that Elvis Presley invented the genre. The impact of rockabilly on a cultural social level is enormous. It gave us rock, changed pop music, it changed even fashion, haircuts etc... It's ridiculous to put this music genre on a list like this. The best music genres wouldn't exist if there was no rockabilly because it's the genre that started the fire for all what is modern music.

Rockabilly is not my favourite but you have to appreciate it. It created most of these genres and was actually pretty good.

How come this is on the list? Rockabilly brought a lot of country over into the main stream.. Just listen to some of the original 50s

Guess what? Country is one of the most hated genres of all time commenter below

Pornogore

Well, I don't even know what this music genre is, but I can tell that it's pretty horrible. I'm just glad that prog rock isn't on this list.

This just sounds awful and disturbing

Duplicate item:- It's called Pornogrind & it's already present on this list a few spots above this item

Is this even real?

Post-grunge

Everlong by foo fighters is pretty great. I can't think of anything else. And I absolutely hate Daughtry and Hinder all those other white trash bands who think they can rock. Yuck.

The first wave of post-grunge (mid-90s) was pretty good - Live, Bush, Toadies, Stone Temple Pilots, and Foo Fighters. The second wave (late 90s and 00s) - Nickelback, Creed, and 3 Doors Down suucks though.

Apparently, one of the popular early post-grunge bands is from the UK, with their debut album released in 1994. Considering what was going on in the UK music scene at the time, it really makes you want to gag, doesn't it?

Nickelback, Foo Fighters, Three Days Grace, Creed, Puddle of Mudd, Staind, Live, etc. are absolute trash and should have never put out music. Grunge was bad enough, but Post-Grunge is 1,000 times worse.

Metalcore

In general, taking metal and all its subgenres, watering it down, and feeding it to the masses. Oftentimes it has clean vocals, no gutturals, but there is screaming. Add a dash of punk, sometimes thrash, and sometimes crybaby lyrics.

Of course there are some great bands that have adapted elements of the genre into their sound, one example is the band "Darkest Hour". Although I would say they are more melodic death metal than metalcore. Their album "Deliver Us" is a fantastic record.

Good example of a crap band is Bring Me The Horizon. Lyrics that could have been written up by a 9-year-old who just learned his first few swearwords. Excessive amount of breakdowns. Poor musicianship. Of course, teen (and sometimes older) girls love this band, but it's more about their lead singer Oli Sykes. They scream for him, and he virtually has no talent. Oh, but he can do really high-pitched screams, you say? Well, that would be good if it actually sounded any good. ...more

Bring Me the Bleach, Black Veil Cancer, Bullet in my Head and Asking Suicide.

I voted only to vote for the terrible wanna-be metal bands like Atreyu/Bullet For my Valentine/Bring Me The Horizon. I have no problem with early Metallica Hardcore bands like Hatebreed, nor can I really hate on Killswitch Engage. But honestly, most Metalcore bands are bands that wanted to be metal yet also successful, and that's what they came up with.

I agree that there are too much bands calling theirselves metalcore and are just wannabe-metallers, but for me that's not the real metalcore, its just abuse.
When I think of metalcore I think of: as I lay dying, august burns red, parkway drive, trivium, unearth. great bands who made awesome music.

I see the point why this is on the list, but I think the REAL metalcore doesn't deserve this.

Nu-crunk
Adult Contemporary

And of course, a moron would put this here.

Technically some billy Joel songs fall under this category, so it can't be that bad

My mom likes this stuff

Insulting a genre with great songs...

Country Pop

Oh god no.

This exists?

Classical Crossover

Classic has terrible music

Danger Music

It's literally noise made to cause harm to the audience!

Danger music's point is to be as bad as possible. I first saw a video of it with commentary and thought it was satire on today's bad pop, but no! I found another video of it, but my speakers stopped working as if it was saying " this terrible music is way below me"!

The main purpose of Danger Music is to put people in danger. No thanks.

There's no point calling it bad. It doesn't want to be good

National Socialist Black Metal

A complete disgrace to metal and reason why there are so many stereotypes about metal.Screw NSBM

What the hell is this?

Neo nazi metal? Is this real?

These people have absolutely no talent so they make up for it by attracting neo nazis.

Latin

Modern Latin is basically just modern pop in Spanish. Don't let the fact that there are lots of bad songs out there distract you from the good artists like Shakira and Enrique Iglesias. It's personally my favorite genre, since I'm learning Spanish and also most of the Latin music I listen to often is somewhat pure.

How is Shakira and Santana bad though?

This is racist, I don't really like the music either, and this is coming from a Hispanic myself, but you don't need to hate it, I don't hate it, it's just that it's not really my type. Although Latin classic rock is good, but the rest are not really good.

I'm hispanic but I listen to Japanese rock. I grew up with hispanic music, but ever since I was a kid, both English and latin music were boring. They never made me feel emotions or feel my heart beating. I'm not fond of latin music (or western music in general. I find it all the same). Just not my type...

Crunk

This genre is the reason why so many people view rap as dumbed-down, misogynistic, and disgusting. The biggest idiodic rap cliches (objectifying women, doing drugs, sex songs that are gross instead of sexy, being loud and obnoxious instead of being lyrical) are found in this genre. In fact, I would argue that crunk killed most good rap music, and even though crunk has died out, it stayed popular enough to prove that rappers don't need to put effort into their songs to get popular.

It makes rap look bad.

Crunkcore is even worse

Crunk more likjief bad
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