Top Ten Worst Music Genres


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

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

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

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

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

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

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2 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

Even though Country is the most popular music genre in the US (strange, even more popular than pop and rap; my dad heard about this and told me), I don't like it that much, especially modern country. I'm kind of sick about some guy singing in an annoying voice singing about beer, tractors, and some girl he met in a rodeo (sounds cliche but you get the point). However, I do like Dolly Parton (she's actually considered a country singer) and my favorite country song is a country-sounding Metallica song called Mama Said (people dislike the song a lot because of the country sound and that it was on the album Load, which is a great album; the song is amazing with excellent lyrics and amazing singing, I applause Metallica for experimenting with another genre and nailing it). - PhoenixAura81

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

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

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3 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.

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

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

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

I literally have never found any rap songs or artists appealing, just a bunch of sampling talentless people who call themselves musicians. Every song is just so bland and they all sound the same. I honestly don't know how people can enjoy such a bland genre of music

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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

What's up with these hardcore brostep fans saying "Rock and metal are trash"? Jesus Christ man, didn't you guys know that metal and rock were also being heavily mistreated by the mainstream media? It's just like how the mainstream tried to mistreat the term 'dubstep' and decided pushed it away almost 2 years after it peaked and they made trap and mumble rap take over the mainstream! Just like metal and rock, dubstep has more styles than just the one you people usually hear. Brostep is only style of dubstep which became had a huge peak, there are still more styles that the mainstream didn't want to reveal! And if you want more acoustic sounds, you can just use a live drumset and a bass guitar, but it usually has to be half-time and must contain a synthesizer sub-bass. Actually, I think it's time pop music dies out. With rock music's versatility, metal music's constant progression, and dubstep's abstract sound designing, we can have vengeance upon the mainstream for pushing ...more - Shawnty320

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

Dubstep is like nails on a chalkboard. It comes from a subculture fueled by monster energy drinks call of duty and rod rage. Literally the douchiest fans and the worst sound I've ever heard in my life.

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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.

I know that green day is a punk band, but I regard them as emo, they have been such a big influence on my life and I grew up loving their music ( same for My Chemical Romance except it is truly emo) It's a disgrace to see emo on this list...

It's not really a genre. Most bands that are called emo are actually pop punk or some other subgenre of rock. - CharismaticKat

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6 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...

Every genre has it's comedian, and it makes me laugh. It's not that bad. Better than pop and rap.

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7 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

Just try to imagine how cool it would be to have a Hip Hop demolition night.

Hip hops an art form people just like hating new popular stuff and that's whats ppular nowadays

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8 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.

Why girls like this so much? It's like they get posses and idolize it. Some boys turn into gay because of K-POP.

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9 Nightcore 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.

I'm fine with Nightcore remixes, but most of the time with changing the key of the original song, they find the worst possible key for the song. - PhoenixAura81

Nightcore isn't a genre. - Luckys

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10 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.

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

Drop the Teen Pop! - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

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The Contenders

11 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 hate when they screaming in music parts that are not supposed to, which are better sung it.

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.

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12 Country Rap

Country goes with rap like scrambled eggs with ice cream.

Why? Just.. Why? No other words. Just that one question. Why?

Never heard of it until now, but knowing that it exists made me loose a little faith in humanity. - Atham

Rap and EDM both suck. Combining them also sucks. Now country music is good. Rap and country are essentially polar opposites. Country + Rap = Crap. - I80

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13 Dance

Sucks. Nothing but talentless overplayed hacks. - CharismaticKat

This isn't exactly a specific genre... - Atham

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. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Depends. Some Dance beats are good. - Userguy44

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14 Bollywood

Imagine talking regularly

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

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

Someone please shoot me

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

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

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

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

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

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15 Crunkcore

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. - PhoenixAura81

Oh my god this is absolutely the worst music genre ever in my opinion I hate Crunkcore - Lpsgirl

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

Worst genre ever Blood on the dance floor has this their genre and I hate it

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16 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

Horrible! I can't believe people think that rap is worse than this. Sure rap objectifies women sometimes but this genre is mostly about blood, killing, gore, cults, and other disgusting things. The singer usually sounds like a tiger and you can't make out a thing he's saying (not that I'm very interested in finding out the lyrics). The guitars/drumming are all over the place and don't sound good at all. Now excuse me while I go and listen to some Iron Maiden to get that awful excuse for music out of my head. - CharismaticKat

I can't stand death metal it sounds horrible

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17 Bro Country

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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18 Gangsta Rap

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

This is good music, get it off the list - ShrekTheGoat

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

How is this #14? THIS SHOULD BE #1!

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19 R&B

it used to be Rhythem and blues know WTF IS IT

Modern R&B is just eh. Early R&B is great! Listen to Stevie Wonder!

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

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20 Hair Metal

Don't judge me but I love hair/glam metal. The songs were awesome and the solos were epic. I also think this is better than grunge, fight me. - PhoenixAura81

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

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

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

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.

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".

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21 Mumble Rap

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.

Its just talking fast with techno it ain't music

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

How is this not number one

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22 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 just stinks.

Nu metal isn't bad! it's good - Peppapigsucks

Should be no. 3 behind pop and rap

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23 Trap Music

I see people crapping on this genre a lot but I actually kinda like it. - myusernameisthis

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. - Uner1996

*puts weird farts together on audacity* LOOK! TRAP MUSICCC! GIMME MONEY AND VIEWS ON CRAP NATION! *became millionaire instantly* - MChkflaguard_Yt

Worst Genre for me :
-2018 Pop
-Black Metal

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24 Deathcore

Everything Deathcore borrows from just stares at it in disgust. If most of them did anything even remotely different to each other, it wouldn't be the joke it is. - AdamDestructorJr.

Deathcore sucks is for poser is a disgrace for metal

Deathcore sucks, deathmetal rules

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.

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25 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.

I consider this genre the worst not only because it's primitive but also because its fans are usually the most annoying neighbors you can have.
They are proud of this music and will curse out anyone who will question its value. Seems like reggaeton lovers have never read a book in their lives and are unable to form a sentence. Very arrogant crowd.

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.

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26 Post-grunge

No I like Post-Grunge like Alter Bridge, Creed, Puddle Of Mudd, Live, and Filter - Soulstealer

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.

Nickelback may suck but Three Days Grace,Staind,Foo fighters and others are good Post Grunge bands.-DarkBoi-X

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

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27 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.

*inhales* The subgenre that got me into electronic music and made it one of my favorite genres does NOT deserve to be on this list (in my opinion). - PhoenixAura81

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

Better than Dance at the least bit. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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28 Black Metal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kid you want to talk about repetitive every single pop song. Nothing special? You wont now talent if its starring you right in the face. And for what you said for number 9 is some what true. - Silence4101

What makes black metal one of my least favorite metal genres are the bad sound quality (people like the rawness but it doesn't do it for me), bad vocals, and the lyrical content. - PhoenixAura81

This is what happens when pussies listen to heavy/evil (good) music: they vote them in the top worst music genres because their ears are too weak. Voting black, death and thrash metal in the top of worst music genres is madness

Can anyone recommend me good Black Metal? - Userguy44

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29 Gospel

It's as ghastly as country & western.

I've definitely heard worse. - AdamDestructorJr.

Should be number 1.

Not into it at all - blackflower

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30 Pop Punk

This genre ruined punk rock. GREEN DAY sucks. Also this is a sub, sub genre technically

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

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

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31 Rape Metal

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

Is this even a genre of its own?

They mean rap metal...I hope. - AliciaMae

Hope they mean RAP Metal. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

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32 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

Extreme metal has great instrumentals and I love thrash and speed metal, but I don't like the vocals in genres like death and black metal. Folk metal vocals can be categorized as both extreme and non-extreme but I don't listen to some of the most popular like Finntroll and some Ensiferum (they have both) because of it, and folk metal artists really like combining their sound with black metal. Folk metal bands like Mägo de Oz (uses clean vocals and extreme is very few of their songs, and doesn't take up at least half of the songs they are featured in) are absolutely amazing though. - PhoenixAura81

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

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33 Indie Pop

What? Indies actually pretty good - Peppapigsucks

Indie Pop is my all time favorite, how can this be on here?! - Luckys

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

Indie pop is way better than pop, pop

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34 Tropical House

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

35 Nu-crunk
36 Emocore

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

Stupid emo

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

37 EDM

Hate this generic crap. - CharismaticKat

This genre is amazing. Take this off the list! - PhoenixAura81

But first, let me take a selfie. Enough said. - coasterjunkie196

1. EDM is not music. You need to know a lot to actually make proper music, that is not to just throw in 3 notes off of a synthesizer, and 4 drum ersatz / BS drum pieces.


3. They play it at parties where they serve too much alcohol.

4. The buttons on turntables can't possibly do anything important.

5. It is all White guys playing EDM.

For some subgenres like dubstep what you said is true but actually talented edm is amazing don't believe me just search up Deadmau5. - XxembermasterxX

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38 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

39 Pornogore

This sounds like the worst thing ever. - PhoenixAura81

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

This just sounds awful and disturbing


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40 Pop Rap

Rap is OK, but not Pop Rap! This seems like the kind of music the kids in my school would have blasted last year. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

Eminem and Ed sheeran are pop rap

This genre is annoying

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

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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'm not a fan to be honest and I don't consider it metal. - PhoenixAura81

Horrible. I prefer trash metal. - Userguy44

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 Dirty Rap

Most rap is dirty, I'm guessing that this is probably more like FILTHY rap, but I'm not an expert. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

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

So what if you swear, it doesn't matter and its not hurting anyone. - Kuro

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

Dirty rap is pretty much just some guy shouting swear words

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43 Adult Contemporary

You mean "Mom rock"? - galaxyfox

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

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44 Classical Crossover
45 Danger Music

Also called anti-music. - PhoenixAura81

My favorite gerne - Kuro

What the hell is this?

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

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46 Horrorcore

Isn't that like Insane Clown Posse type music? - CharismaticKat

Many people hate horrorcore because of the abysmal rap duo Insane Clown Posse. Understandable, but my reasoning for hating horrorcore is actually quite different, and to be frank, ironic.

It's because of Eminem. Almost every time he tries horrorcore he epically fails. '97 Bonnie and Clyde, Kim, Kill You, the entirety of Relapse? The only two times he pulled off horrorcore right were Stan and Bad Guy. Even then, can you really consider Bad Guy horrorcore? - WonkeyDude98

Terrible rappers singing about Hell and death. That's all it is. And it's horrible.

These people have something seriously wrong with them - thetopten

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47 Latin

Most people think Latin are Despacito, I swear. - AdamDestructorJr.

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?

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

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48 National Socialist Black Metal

Neo nazi metal? Is this real? - AliciaMae

Knew I'd find it somewhere. - AdamDestructorJr.

Worst of black metal, I'm disgusted. And I don't even like black metal. - BlackAngel_ZombieBoy

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

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49 Grunge Grunge Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the mid-1980s.

Why is grunge on this list? Think Soundgarden and Nirvana guys!

Why is grunge on here? So stupid. So many fantastic bands from this genre

No this genre is amazing probably my second favorite after alternative rock. - Soulstealer

Grunge isn't necessarily the worst, but it is the best. Why is this on here? Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and many other fantastic artists were grunge artists. - Songsta41

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50 Crunk

Crunk more likjief bad

It makes rap look bad.

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