Top Ten Worst Music Genres

MasterOfPuppies

The Top Ten

1 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

I just want to say pop used to be considered good. Sure Justin Bieber isn't pop, but there are many bad pop artists out their. - Powerfultekin

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

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 - andrewtuckey

Worst, worst and worst of the worst

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2 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. - Gasmaskboi19371945

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.

Kendrick Lamar managed to pull this off in DNA and HUMBLE properly and they are actually really good. - Kid_ethinederland

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

I am not the biggest fan of Rap. Most time I listen to Rock and Punk. But I listen to it some times. And this new school Rap is horrible. Most of this new school rap is about sex,money,drugs and mumbling. Rappers like Lil Pump,Lil Yachty,21 Savage,Migos,6ix9ine,XXXTentacion,Kodak Black... are horrible. On the other side Old Rappers like 2Pac,Biggie Smalls,Eminem,NaS,Rakim,Jay-Z,Ice Cube... are amazing. Old rap is amazing. New is horrible.

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3 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 do you know nobody likes country music? 7 billion people live in the world and I highly doubt that your have asked every single slicing person if they like country music and not one person said yes I do and you know how I know this because if you ask me, I'll say yes because I do like country music and guess what else, so does my best friend and my mom and even my dad and my cousin. I know a lot of people that like country music so I highly suggest that you keep your dumb comments to yourself especially the highly stupid ones. - JamiePrice

This horrible music makes my ears bleed, and many of my friends agree.

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4 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 - jhism

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.

Skrillex sucks.There are much better Dubstep.Listen to Teminite,Bossfight,Panda eyes,Zardonic,Dex Arson and some of Nero's stuff.Those are good Dubstep music artists.1 trash music artist doesn't make an entire genre bad.That's like saying Heavy Metal sucks when you've only listened to Cannibal Corpse.Heavy Metal is amazing because of good bands like Metallica,System Of A Down,Bullet For My Valentine,Slayer,Iron Maiden,Avenged Sevenfold,etc.There for Dubstep is also great with good music artists like Zardonic,Teminite,Bossfight,Dex Arson,Panda Eyes,etc.-DarkBoi-X

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5 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. - mcdonogh13

@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.

I like a few emo bands like My Chemical Romance,Twenty One Pilots(I don't consider them Emo but some people do) and Fall Out Boy but I can't get into the other bands because they're way to whiny.-DarkBoi-X

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6 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.

Old school hip hop from the 80's and 90's is great, but BOY has hip hop jumped the shark.

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7 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.

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...

Imagine someone vomiting diarrhea into a toilet and slap some mediocre guitar playing and the same drum beat over it. That's pornogrind for you. - wizardlarry

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8 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. - therootbeer

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.

They are teenagers, of course it's going to be awful. - Dystopia

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9 Dance

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

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.

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.

Horrible... Can't believe I used to listen to this computerised garbage.

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10 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

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

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.

Finally, somebody who knows his/her music. We need more people like you. - somelifeonaplanet

Ok I used to hate Screamo but now I realized it's not that bad really.There's a few good artists in this genre as well some bad ones.Many people seem to be confused on what this is but basically a more aggressive version of Emo and this genre includes bands like Asking Alexandria(They were Screamo until 2013 maybe),Bring Me The Horizon(They were Screamo until 2015),The Used(Some of their stuff is Screamo),Pg 99 and Orchid.-DarkBoi-X

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The Contenders

11 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. - qaz9999

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.

This genre is basically Screamo with Crunk Rap or Dance beats with party till you puke lyrics and the bands in this genre are really cheesy bands that only emo/scene kids will like them but everyone else hates.Combining Screamo,Dance and Crunk Rap together.Of course some bands in this genre like Breathe Carolina do this good and in a proper way but most bands in this genre like Brokencyde,Dot Dot Curve and Blood On The Dance Floor are abominations.I'm glad this genre died shortly after Myspace died which was around 2010(Facebook surpassed Myspace in 2008 but Myspace was popular untill 2010).-DarkBoi-X

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12 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!

As an American of Indian decent I hate this music genre.It is just 2 badly dressed people running around trees,saying "I love you let's get married" and then some other guy comes in and says hui hui hui 100 times.You probably don't care about what I will say next but my favourite music genres are electronic music,alternative rock music,rap music and heavy metal music(I like the more recent stuff but I can still enjoy Metallica and I hate extreme metal) and those are much better than bollywood music.Indian music sucks and I am an American of INDIAN decent so I know what I'm talking about.I also hate India for other reasons not just music.-DarkBoi-X

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13 K-pop

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

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. - CrazeBoutMayday

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.

My sister likes it and say I have no life because I like electronic music. Electronic requires knowledge of MANY instruments as well as sound editing, and using autotune means going downhill quickly, while K-pop is about brainwashing teenagers and plastic surgery and looks!
Don't listen to K-pop it will enslave you into a one-dimensional koreaboo robot! - MChkflaguard_Yt

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14 R&B

it used to be Rhythem and blues know WTF IS IT

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.

It should be called T&T Trash and Trash - dragon13304

That is what contemporary R&B should be called because the original is much better - TheThomasThomas

The R@B that comes out now is boring, repetitive, and takes almost no talent to make. Every once in a while, someone makes a good R@D song, but these days, the genre is pure trash.

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15 Gangsta Rap

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

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.

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

Put this to number one

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16 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. - AnimeDrawer

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.

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. - unvulturedswine

Ultra cringeworthy. This is my third least favorite music genre after Crunkcore and Pornogrind. - Cartoonfan202

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17 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. - AnimeDrawer

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

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

Dayhoff says its awful, so it is

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18 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

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 still out their sadly, its just taken on the shape of pop punk and pop metal. Everywhere you see rock that's more about appearance then substance, you can thank hair metal. Grunge 2 will take care of these guys

This genre sucks.It's a genre where guys look like girls and sing in the most annoying and cheesy way.This genre is just cheesiness overload.I'm glad that Thrash Metal and Grunge which are much better genres killed of this genre.-DarkBoi-X

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19 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

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

Should be worst genre this is where all the satanic music comes from

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20 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

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.

Possibly the most boring, "bro-y" genre of metal ever conceived.

Also, two words:

Fred Durst

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21 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

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.

If its that horrific music that's played in the DIY or the seemingly endless videos of "satisfying videos in the world" or people are awesome, and sports clips on youtube, namely soccer, then I would vote for this genre to be in the number one position on this list.

Every time I hear it I imagine giving myself an ice pick lobotomy. - Dystopia

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22 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.

This isn't even music. You just take an existing song and speed it up to where it sounds high pitched. For example, imagine "Master of Puppets" by Metallica as a nightcore song. It would suck big time.

You take a song and speed it up - spiritofhiphop

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23 Trap Rap

enough

Just no...

Some trap songs are alright, but it is pure garbage in terms of quality, and the worst thing is that people that usually listen to this think it’s meaningful and artful, when in reality is easy to make, trashy music that they like only because it’s trendy.

24 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.

Are you guys idiots?!? This is the hardest genre to play ever, imagine emmiting a death metal growl and doing a complicated solo this shouldn't be on this list in fact this shouldn't even be a list this is just a bunch ignorant people hating on genres that people like I won't be the first one to admit that I don't really like country but that doesn't mean it sucks all music requires skill by the way pop isn't a genre

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

Melodic Death Metal is mediocre but I can't get into the other stuff.The only band from this genre I like is Death.Amon Amarth is mediocre but I really hate the other bands in this genre.-DarkBoi-X

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25 Gospel

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

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

I feel bad up voting this because the artists have good intentions for a good cause, but all of them sound the same and have the same lyrics. The only exception I can think of is Lenny Kravitz's 'Are You Gonna Go My Way.'

I want to like this genre, but all the songs are exactly the same - AliciaMae

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26 Trap Music

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.

Personally I have nothing wrong with this genre. It has no energy, meaning it is more for mental recharge, chill or simply relax. But I must admit, there us barely any good trap music in the mainstream so start dump gamers and watch music promotions. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Should be called crap music.

Boring unlike Dubstep

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27 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 - SoldierOfFortune

Musix about new age astronomy? And old people listen to it. - admonlee

28 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.

Puddle of Mudd and Creed. Also made Nickelback terrible. There are a few good post-grunge acts, such as Foo Fighters, but those are few and very far between.

Grew up on this as well, not gonna hate. In fact their some decent bands from this genre. Shinedown, Foo Fighters, Chevelle, Three Days Grace to name a few. - cjWriter1997

Only two I like that I can come up with off the top of my head are Foo Fighters and Silverchair. - Gruunge

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29 Deathcore

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.

Made by people who misunderstood death metal. The lyrics aren't as powerful, and quite often you will find bands with clean vocals and emo-like lyrics along with breakdowns. Not to say there aren't good artists, but they are few in number. It's basically metalcore's big brother.

I thought this would be so much higher because of all of the criticism it receives. I’m not saying it’s bad though, I love deathcore. - HysteriXxD

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30 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.

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. - AnimeDrawer

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

Definition of hot trash every song sounds the same. Nothing but blast beats akin to screamo. Only redeeming factor is at least they have lyrics!

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31 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. - happyhappyjoyjoy

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...

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

I'm someone who is more into Techno,Metal and Rap but this is amazing.Listen to The Score.They are just amazing.Or listen to Foster The People and some of Twenty One Pilots's older stuff.They are really amazing and so is this genre.-DarkBoi-X

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32 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

33 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... - rock2metal

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.

So overrared! How can this plagarized poop gets so much attention? I feel sorry for those coming from Puerto Rico. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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34 Nu-crunk
35 Classical Crossover
36 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 - Neonco31

I think this is a term for stuff like Death Metal Black Metal,Grindcore or Deathcore.If so then this genre sucks.It is just mindless screaming and mindless growling.It's lyrics are so bad that they are worse than Nicki Minaj(My least favourite music artist) so it sucks.It gives Heavy Metal bad reputation and I'm not even that much of a metalhead.-DarkBoi-X

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37 Rape Metal

Is this even a genre of its own?

WHAT?! What kind of sick, sadistic, mallicious, perverted, sex hungry creep would have created such a thing?!

This is a music genre? - ashduck

Rape metal? what?

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38 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. - galaco

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.

Disclaimer: Latin music and reggaeton are NOT the same genre. - ZeroBlaster

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39 Jazz Jazz

Jazz isn't for everyone, but at least it isn't obnoxious and uncomfortable to listen to like pop, rap, and country. For people who like music to lower their blood pressure, this is the perfect genre. Also, I personally don't care for lyrics when listening to music, so jazz works wonderful for me personally. I will say, even though I love jazz, there are a lot of songs that sound the exact same or similar. It's a universal fault however in a lot of music. TL;DR: Jazz is fantastic, but I can understand why some people don't like it. It produces the opposite effect of what most modern radio/pop star/rock musician produce.

This is the most skill-required genre, I guess... I don't like it that much, but I wouldn't put it on the list. - Flav

Jazz is an amazing genre. It ranges from making you feel a spectrum of emotions to making you respect the person who is able to make you feel that way. - SwagFlicks

Can be boring sometimes but can also be relaxing at other times.I respect it for the talent it takes to make Jazz music but it's not my type of music.I'm someone who likes Techno,Heavy Metal and Hip Hop the most.-DarkBoi-X

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40 Bubblegum Pop

This item is already on the list, 3 above this - FloydtheCat

I agree, it is VERY annoying music, though - FloydtheCat

KILL IT WITH FIRE

AND DROP AN H BOMB ON IT TOO FOR GOOD MEASURE





I really dislike this genre because if emo uses three chords, these people must use one. If country has stupid lyrics, then this genre will amaze you. It's actually not pop most people hate, but this meaningless bubblegum thingy. And the auto tune. And the blatant fake happiness. Listen, if you're an artist, I respect you. But if music is supposed to convey emotion, then this genre conveys those people you never did like in high school.

41 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

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. - Flav

Overall this genre: Sub par metal, lots of screaming bs, over saturated with endless breakdowns, or break with some accoustic spiel either in the beginning or middle of the song because it just might be edgy enough to get the pre pubescent teens that are screaming for the ever so stylishly clad singer or guitarist. It's corporate metal with no 'soul.' - Dystopia

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42 Gypsy Punk

Love gypsy punk, always spitting on other peoples dungarees

Uh, what? What is this?

43 Pop Rap

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

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

A 'C' is surely missing from the name of this. - Entranced98

Soulja. Boy.

44 Smooth Jazz

So take a great form of artistic music (jazz) and water it down so that all artistic merit is removed. What you get is smooth jazz, a form of jazz that only exists to make money and give The Weather Channel something to play. The only other thing smooth jazz is "good" for is as music for adult films. Oh, and once you've heard one instrumental cover of "Fields of Gold", you've heard any smooth jazz version that could ever exist.

Kenny G and his peers are LAME. This is to jazz what pop-punk is to punk and if you think that's somehow positive, (Or if you think Blink 182 etc. Are punk) you need an to get your ass kicked.

Blink-182 is awesome though, and they actually used to make more punk sounding songs, try Carousel. - AnimeDrawer

Oh, come on! I play a jazz instrument (the trumpet) and I don't mind listening to this at all! Jazz is classic!

I wander what the old days of Jazz look like - Neonco31

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45 Dirty Rap

It's genre title sums it all up. "Dirty Rap". What is dirty rap? Rap music with dirty language!

Almost every rap song is dirty and has curse words. What is this? - AnimeDrawer

Dirty rap is pretty much just some guy shouting swear words - FloydtheCat

If dirty rap is rap with excessive swearing, isn’t it technically almost all rap? - AliciaMae

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46 MC

What?

47 National Socialist Black Metal

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

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

Even worse than Black Metal - BorisRule

I think this and Communist Black Metal is the reason why BM gets a bad rep. - wrests

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48 Crunk

It makes rap look bad.

49 Bubblegum

I don't think this is a genre. I think it's a way to mock pop if anything. At least that's how I use it - ryanrimmel

I think bubblegum music is kind of annoying. Also, I don't know what half of these are. - lovefrombadlands

Bubblegum is a type of pop, since you were wondering - FloydtheCat

That's a gum product.

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50 Soft Rock

How ignorant calling anyone an idiot. Fist of all there is no soft rock genre and evidence of a lack of intelligence. Slow music is in EVERY genre of music from Rock, Metal, Country and so on. Songs about love and stupid lyrics? You just bashed every genre of music. Now about calling people idiots!

This is just incredibly annoying. All of the old people who think that this music is by far the best are close-minded idiots. Now, keep in mind I'm not stereotyping old people. Some people say that today's music is really auto tuned and it is true, Music is auto tuned today but at least they don't sound like ' robots! My bus driver in 7th and 8th grade ALWAYS played this music every day and I think I lost some sensation in my eardrums.

This list is very ignorant! Closed minded my arse. Little children should not speak of music what do they know about it really. You have not been around long enough to have an opinion!

Soft rock is very good, its good for emotional feelings. - zxm

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