Top Ten Worst Music Genres

The Top Ten
Country

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

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

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

I respect your opinion but you spent more time defending K Pop then actually talking about whats bad about country music.

Country music is way too sappy or there are multiple songs about the same thing written in a different way. There is not enough variety

country is great if you focus on the good, A-list people, but if you focus on the stereotype followers, you hear about trucks, beer, girls, trucks, beer, girls, whiskey, trucks, whiskey, etc.

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. 2010's? I don't think so. We should return pop back to ...more

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

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

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

I detest pop music! the songs are overplayed to death, the artists can't even play an instrument, and the singing (if you could even call it that) is borderline terrible.
I don't care if it's the most popular music genre. It needs to die...now

Rap

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

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

Guys, please.
I love modern rap.
Some people hate it because they cruse too much, but I believe that that is a part of rap.
Some good rappers include Juice Wrld and XXXTentacion.
Everyone has their own opinions, but I think rap is great.

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.

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

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

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

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

Dubstep

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

The problem with most EDM is the D. There is so much potential in electro music, but it never shines, as most electro composers are rather bad at making music. Again, remove the D. Tangerine Dream is a great example of how electro can be used, and uses the potential of the synth... But it only scratches the surface! The synthesizer is the ultimate musical creation!

I hope to soon use the full potential of the synth. If ever you wish to check if I have yet, I usually upload songs to YouTube on the account Lopyt *Sir_Guy*

Good luck in your musical journey!

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

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

Emo

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

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

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

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

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

K-pop

I hate this genre so much! I've tried so many times to get into BTS, Blackpink & Twice but for some reason this genre is so bland! I strongly dislike it.

Seriously this should he number 1. Not only because it's utter garbage, but because there is something mentally wrong with the fans "mAyBe iF tHeY StAN lOoNA tHEY wOUln'dt hAvE GOt hIt bY a TRUCk" seriously these creatures would go insane if someone says "ehhh, kpop isn't really my thing" now I'm not saying all Kpop fans are like this but their toxicity is inescapable

All gook music is garbage because all they do is copy Western culture, have no originality at all. There is no soul in it.

They have no pride and no honor. and there is ZERO difference between the music of Japanese ones and Korean ones, or Chinese.

They are all the same. Ugly and effeminate, even with all that plastic surgery.

God I hate those slopes with dyed non-black hair! Looks like they are trying really hard to be something they can never be!

So why don't you feel any more comfortable in your own skin? It is ridiculous.

I would have no problem if someone likes black music, white music, Middle Eastern music, Jewish music, Mexican music or whatever.

But anyone who likes that Asian noise is a cuck and should be sent to concentration camps!

I know K-Pop fangirls are extremely annoying and even I don't like K-Pop. However, your statement on Asians is just horrible. You should be locked up in an asylum.

Sorry BTS and Blackpink fans and the such but I don't understand 50% of what they're saying so that's the main reason I don't like it. If I knew Korean I might really enjoy it, but I don't.

Nightcore

On YouTube, when I try to get the original song, they keep showing me this stuff! Like sorry, I don't wanna watch Alvin & the Chipmunks steal Melanie Martinez songs!

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

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!

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.

Pornogrind

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

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

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

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

Hip-Hop

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

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

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

First of Hip Hop is the exact same genre as Rap. It's not separate. In the theory of music, Hip Hop is officially considered by experts to be the exact same. Don't believe me? Look it up! Secondly,what I said before in the Rap section about the Hip Hop lifestyle, I reapply here. I don't mind the style of music (sometimes), I just can't agree with the things it teaches young people such as myself.

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? 😂

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.

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

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

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

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

The Contenders
Screamo

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

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

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

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

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

Country Rap

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

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

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

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

Crunkcore

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

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

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

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

Bro Country

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mumble Rap

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

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

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

I'm not like the other generations1!1!
Okay, even though I agree mumble rap sucks, saying that "I WaS bOrn In The wRoNg GeN" is disrespectful to people who have been through something far worse than you

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

Dance

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

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

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

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

Bollywood

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

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

It was good till 2011, now it's shameful. Breakup songs everywhere. Hit a random guitar string. Drink hardcore then sing - lo, it's Bollywood of the 2010s. That AR Rahman has been the only internationally successful Indian producer sums it up. But he's exceptional. So are Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal. The new drunks at the block ruined it.
Don't compare it to Indian Classical Music.
This comes from an Indian. The pathetic condition moved me to EDM, and I would've regretted if this didn't happen. Something to be happy about, it's not melancholic drinking; it's ecstatic drinking with EDM. There are a few deep songs too (Avicii? )

Deathcore

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

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

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

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

Nu Metal

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

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

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

The worst genre in my opinion. I don't think I have ever heard a genre so insipid in my life. However there are one or two exceptions, like System of a Down and Deftones, just because they get lumped in with the rest even though they are so much better.

Gangsta Rap

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

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

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

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

Death Metal

Some of the instruments sounds amazing and they take talent to play but the vocals sound atrocious. I can’t even understand the vocals in Deicide and Cannibal Corpse

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

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

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

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

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

Trap Music

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

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

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

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

R&B

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

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

Justin Bieber anyone?

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

And who put metal in 13? What...

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

How to make Black Metal "music" in 5 simple steps.

1.Scream or growl about blood and gore.
2.Make the music really loud.
3.Put some satanic face paint
4.Add some satanic artwork in the album cover.
5.Watch the money come pouring in.

Seriously Black Metal sucks and I have already gave my reasons just look above.This genre is why people think metal is satanic and I am saying this as someone who likes EDM and Rap but some metal genres are good like Thrash Metal or Alternative Metal.Many people especially metalheads complain that rap and pop are just about drugs and asses and that is a bad thing but there are lot's of rap and pop music that are not about drugs and asses but in most black metal songs it is usually blood and gore or something similar.Also blood and gore is worse than asses or drugs honestly but both are bad.-TheCoolGuy1

Hair Metal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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