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

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

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

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

I loathe pop music but at least pop has some good artists like Michael Jackson. What does country have? Crap like Blake Shelton and Sam Hunt? No thanks, I'd take pop over country any day. - RiverVibeZ

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 don't like modern pop one bit. But I'd take that over rap any day. Pop singers can actually write lyrics (some of them), and some pop songs have thoughtful messages. Lyrics in rap are nothing but crap. It's all about drugs, sex, murder, and anti-feminism. And when you don't want to listen to the vocals, all you got is a beat, and bass. I will admit that not all rap is bad, but sometimes, I need something more interesting like rock music.

4 Dubstep

How could this be so low on the list? At least the genres above are actually music. Dubstep is the worst thing that has EVER happened to the world of music.

I think that dubstep is just noise, but my little brother's best friend loves that "music", and told me it was complex and had meaning and told me that heavy metal is nothing but noise. Last time I checked, a computer isn't considered an instrument, and I hear no words in what he listens to. - Nightfire

Ok I'm not a death metal fan like surprisingly everyone on this list. I like rock. Especially hard rock and prog rock. I also like some alternative and a lot of non-death metal, like Metallica or Mötley Crüe. Pop stinks but is harmless for the most part. Rap can be good (like rage against the machine if you ignore the lyrics or the beastie boys) but can also trash. I have at least some respect for all of those genres. Dubstep is a result of some random guys who are playing around on a computer. And the sounds that come out are not even good. Listen to scary monsters and nice sprites and then bohemian rhapsody. Big difference - jhism

Everyone can make dubstep, yes. And this is true, and a LOT of it sounds awful. But can everyone make GOOD dubstep. No.

People always say it takes no effort to make good dubstep, but if you actually take them to a pegboard in a studio, they have no clue where to start. Sure, other genres of music are going to take more talent. That's inevitable. But dubstep takes a LOT more skill than some genres and artists, like rap and lil Wayne or some other crap where everyone just cusses and talks on autotune.

Some rap produces amazing lyrics, but the genre has some awful songs. - PhoenixAura81

I am a metal and hard rock fan myself, but dubstep is not a mistake or "the worst thing that has EVER happened to the world of music". Some of the songs can be complex, and you have to consider the work that goes into making a song. Listen to the more underrated artists, because then you'll usually find something that will turn you on your head.

5 Emo

No one wants to hear your crappy 3 chord songs while your singer with his girl haircut whines emotional lyrics that he wrote in an hour. This is the absolute worst, paramore, 30 seconds to mars, fall out boy. These bands are absolutely awful and deserve to be forced to fly over the Bermuda triangle. - mcdonogh13

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

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

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

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

They should go to the gym - willodontfuhckwitdapillo

6 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

Pop is fine but this is another story. - RoseWeasley

7 Pornogrind

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

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

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

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

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

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...

8 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

This is rap music - ElSherlock

Hip-Hop is NOT a genre. It's more of a culture. If you want to vote for the musical genre that generated from this culture, then vote for the item "RAP", which is a few spots above this as I'm writing this - Joeljohns249

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.

Not a genre but it's the worst thing ever. Worse than badly made covers and ruins your thought on the original piece. I hate chipmunk voices that are singing my favourite songs and using anime girls that I don't own for my album/video. Using copyrighted material without the permission of their owners. Copyright Infringement at its finest. - ConeHat

Shifting up music and creating chipmunk voices. Is this supposed to be funny? - Userguy44

10 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.

To echo what people have said, K-Pop promotes misogyny and trying to make you look better (even though I say you're beautiful if you be who you are and not change a thing about it). Nine girls who got plastic surgery (or, in BTS' case, seven boys who got plastic surgery) does not make them good. And why, of all of a sudden, are we listening to music in Korean? I do not know about you, but I do not speak the language, so therefore, I will not listen to it (in fact, I didn't want to listen to it at all, but I did so I could have a valid opinion. - aj2005


The Newcomers

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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 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.

A genre about screaming - ElSherlock

12 Crunkcore

Crunkcore is far worse than mumble rap. At least mumble rap has some good productions at times, crunkcore is just fart beats and people vomiting over outdated beats. - AlphaQ

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

Blood on the Dance Floor, enough said - ElSherlock

This is bad (Freaxx by BrokenCYDE anyone? ) - BounceBackHater

13 Mumble Rap

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

The lyrics have no meaning, unlike old rap.

There are 2 types of rap:
Rap and cRap - RoseWeasley

Eminem is rap

Lil pump is mumble rap

Know your difference

14 Dance

This is a genre? - ElSherlock

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

15 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

16 Deathcore

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

Deathcore and death metal are the same to me. I used to think thy art is murder, suicide silence, whitechapel were death metal so how do u tell the difference - XxSEVEREDHUMANITYxX

Poser genre for superficial teens

Awful - ElSherlock

17 Country Rap

Three words. Old. Town. Road.

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

Why mix rap with country? - ElSherlock

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!

18 Gangsta Rap

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

This genre died along with Tupac (Aka the best rapper) - ElSherlock

It was cool in the early 90's, but the good gangsta rap died along with 2Pac. - DaWyteNight

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

19 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

Death metal music sounds the worst for music - trains45

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

20 Bro Country

What kind of music genre name is this? - ElSherlock

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

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

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

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

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

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

21 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

It's not that bad. Some of it can be amazing. - RiverVibeZ

I find Burzum to be the only black metal band worthy of praise, but maybe I haven't found the right bands yet.

There are some good Black Metal bands - ElSherlock

22 R&B

it used to be Rhythem and blues know WTF IS IT

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

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

Modern R&B is terrible - ElSherlock

23 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

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

It's not worst the worst, but along with emo as the most misused and mislabeled music genre. - Soulstealer

This is good - ElSherlock

24 Hair Metal

Aka Glam metal - ElSherlock

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

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

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

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

25 Trap Music

Worse than country music.

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

This is terrible - ElSherlock

There are 2 types of trap, Trap Music (EDM), and Trap Rap. Trap Rap is worse because it is normally sexual. - I80

26 Reggaeton

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

I 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

Worst Genre Ever

Is like someone defecating on your ears - Fergomez

27 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

This might be good - ElSherlock

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

28 Techno

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

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

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

Techno is like electronic music - ElSherlock

*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

29 Gospel

And the bible-bashers who sing it.

Happy clappy irritating white noise by screamers.

It's as ghastly as country & western.

Christian rock is better than this - ElSherlock

30 Pop Punk

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

Disgrace to punk music

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

It stinks worse than india

31 Pop Rap

Why combine pop with rap? - ElSherlock

Actually rap becomed pop...doesn't pop stand for popoular? - jkk

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

32 Rap Metal
33 Indie Pop

It sounds good - ElSherlock

What? Indies actually pretty good

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

34 Tropical House

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

35 Trap Rap

Trap = Crap - I80

Why - ElSherlock

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

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

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 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

38 Pornogore

It's like pornogrind - ElSherlock

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.

Duplicate item:- It's called Pornogrind & it's already present on this list a few spots above this item - Joeljohns249

This sounds like the worst thing ever. - PhoenixAura81

39 Post-grunge

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

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

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.

40 Dirty Rap

Hate this so much

Ying Yang Twins, Plies, Ludacris, Trina, Webbie, 2 Live Crew, some 50 Cent, that's what dirty rap is. Not just rap with swearing, it's rap with overly sexual lyrics, to the point where they are almost cartoonish (like Ludacris) - DaWyteNight

Basically a guy screaming about sex while yelling random cuss words - Unnamed Google User Remade

Dirty Rap is about sex... - ElSherlock

41 Nu-crunk
42 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

It sounds awful - ElSherlock

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

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

43 Adult Contemporary

Insulting a genre with great songs... - GehennaTheSecond

Don't know this - ElSherlock

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

44 Classical Crossover
45 Danger Music

What is this - ElSherlock

It's horrible!

Also called anti-music. - PhoenixAura81

My favorite gerne - Kuro

46 National Socialist Black Metal

What the hell is this?

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

47 Crunk

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

Crunkcore is even worse - ElSherlock

Crunk more likjief bad

It makes rap look bad.

48 Latin

Shakira is a good latin singer though - ElSherlock

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?

49 Bubblegum Pop

There are a few good bubblegum pop songs - ElSherlock

This item is already on the list, 3 above this

I agree, it is VERY annoying music, though


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50 Indian/Punjabi Rap

Like Bollywood - ElSherlock

Every song sounds exactly the same, lousy rap over unintelligible scream/moaning over the same stock beat and sitar or some other string instrument.

They all sound the same and they're all terrible.

Honey Singh is the worst singer in history

Easily the worst and cringiest genre ever! Bollywood was bad with dancing around the trees and all that, but now Punjabi rap has made it 9000x worse!

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