Top Ten Worst Music Genres


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61 National Socialist Black Metal

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

Nazi-Black metal basically. Anyways the only bad kind of real metal. - Lucretia

That's disgusting.

Even worse than Black Metal - BorisRule

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62 Crunk V 1 Comment
63 Country Folk

Mumford & sons, anything that comes under folk/country where I am literally falling asleep/want to hit my head against a brick wall as it is SO BORING I'd rather listen to a meditation cd filled with whale sounds to fall asleep than this 'genre'! Bring back Soundgarden :-D

64 Pornogore

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

This just sounds awful and disturbing

Is this even real?

Porn?!? Gore?!?! EWWWGH! - BorisRule

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65 Pop Rock

I hate this genre, pop and rock are a bad combination, especially Maroon 5. - 05yusuf09

Screw Pop-rock.

A contradiction within itself.

What the hell is pop rock doing on this list?

Quit mixing genres that should not be mixed. Also some hair metal bands can be called pop rock - Lucretia

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66 Alternative Metal Alternative Metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres not normally associated with metal.

Eh, a bit. Some of it. - Lucretia

67 Progressive Rock Progressive Rock

A lot of people call prog "nerdy" or "uncool," but a lot of the time, it involves complex time signatures and instrumental parts that are frankly hard to play. And it's not all long epics - plenty of prog bands have made short songs that are quite good.

Rush, Pink Floyd, and Dream Theater are some of the best bands that have and will ever exist.

What? It's easily the greatest sub-genre of rock out there! You people have really short attention spans if you think that all songs should be 2-4 minutes long. Prog rockers are the best at writing music, considering they can handle writing such complex lyrics.
Rush, King Crimson, Dream Theater, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Yes, Genesis (? ), Marillion, Camel, Renaissance, Van Der Graaf Generator, Porcupine Tree, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant, The Pineapple Thief, and Pink Floyd are bands that define this genre best, and show that you can put time and effort into writing songs with time signatures not many would normally hear, separated into multiple parts that each have their own theme, and expand on many different meanings. Music isn't always simple you know. - naFrovivuS

Prog was something I used to like, still like a bit. Requires more talented then pop or something - Lucretia

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68 Easy Listening

This type of music is so bad I literally cry when I listen to it. Not in a good way. They are tears of agony.

Why is this on here?


69 Noise Music

Not all noise music is void of rhythm and melody. But some of it is, and it's understandable that people wouldn't see the musicianship behind it. I won't try to convince anyone it's extremely hard to make (It isn't), but some people enjoy it, and for that reason alone, I believe it is music.

As far as I can see this is literally just harsh noise, no structure or flow at all from what I've heard. but at the end of the day all music is noise it just depends on how you interpret what you're hearing I guess..

It depends on what you're expecting. Noise music beats up anything one knows from traditional musical arrangements, but there are few genres that can make you feel as laid back as noise if you listen to it at the right moment and a fitting mindset.

Noise Rock is pretty great, Noise Black Metal is mighty savage but pure Noise? Not feeling it.

How did this get here? Noise is a very good genre of music.

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70 Progressive Metal

Worst, not at all, DREAM THEATER, enough said

Prog metal requires a lot of talent - zxm

Never really cared for prog, but it's not bad.

I guess it's alright.

71 Ska

You got to listen to sublime and the older stuff like The English Beat/General public.

Ska can be pretty cool. The older stuff is better than a lot of the crap put out in the mid to late 90s. I like ska that sticks more to their jazz and jamaican roots. 2 Tone, early third wave, and first wave is mainly what I listen to.

Reel Big Fish, Mighty Mighty Bostones, Big D and The Kids Table, Streetlight Manifesto, The Aquabats, Catch 22, and No Doubt... All terrible bands, hm. Must just be a terrible genre of music.

Whats ska? - Lucretia

72 Bubblegum Pop

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

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

Annoying like teen pop. - Lucretia


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

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73 Art Punk
74 Nintendocore

Just checked out out recently. It's so surreal. But it's also pretty cool.

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75 Punk Jazz
76 Funk Funk
77 Indie Rock

This term no longer has much of a real meaning. What is called indie rock today seems to fall somewhere on a spectrum between punk/noise influenced sounds, retro-fetishism, and nerdy pop music sung by people who sound like they are about to fall asleep. In fact, a lot of what I've investigated that gets tagged as indie rock strikes me as little more than another form of pop music, and it strikes me that a lot of the music is actually pretty mainstream in its popularity, so the label no longer makes sense. On the less pop end of it, a good chunk of it just sounds like garage style bands that can hardly play their instruments and purposefully make a fetish of lo-fi or unpleasant sounds. In either case it always ends up coming off as very boring and inauthentic. This genre puts me to sleep, everything about it emanates a lack of imagination, creativity, and talent.

The Arctic Monkeys, Palma Voilets, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers.. Indie Rock is great, more guitar music on the radio please better than auto-cue rubbish and Dub-step.

People like this music because it's easy to listen to and makes them feel slightly more cultured than if they were to listen to pop. I know this can be said for many genres, but really, every song sounds the same. Boring ass instrument playing, singer usually has an annoying monotone voice. The bands are often pretentious and are obsessed with their image. Stupid music for stupid people.

Just any type of indie music makes me gag

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78 Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Heavy Metal music is a sub-genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s-70s, featuring more distorted and heavier instrumental work and darker lyrical themes. Heavy Metal broke into mainstream success with bands such as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Metallica. more.

First of all, heavy metal is a subgenre of metal, and second, this genre has MILLIONS of listeners throughout the entire world and hundreds of thousands of bands. It's given us some classic songs such as "Iron Man", "Hot For Teacher", "Highway to Hell", "Wanna Rock N Roll All Nite", "come on Feel the Noize", etc. I don't understand why this is on here. This is the best genre to ever exist.

Why heavy metal is even here it has been rated the best genre and besides it has some of the best bands like Metallica,iron maiden, black sabbtah, megadeth etc

Metallica- has a decent drummer, a not bad guitar player, some of the best bass players ever, and the best singer in Thrash Metal. SO yeah, it really does suck - SoldierOfFortune

Whoever put this on here seriously need some to die

Best ever, shouldn't be near this list. - Lucretia

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79 Big Room House

The worst electo house subgenre that just uses simple beats and easy to make genre that all you need is just to fiddle around with things and bam, there you go

Why is this so low? It should be at least top ten...

Oh god, I cannot stand this genre. - wrests

The sequence of this genre:

Riser... bass drop with snare... duck duck duck, duck duck duck, duck duck duck, duck... (all in triplets with over compressed, sightly distorted kick)

I enjoyed so many types of electronic music (trance, techno, progressive, non generic dubstep, chiptune...), except this one, I have no idea why people would getting high while listening to this type of music, just a bunch of dotted super keys played repeatedly with kick drums, what able to be made in fl studio under 15 minutes.

I wanna know what is value of this type of music...

80 Christian Contemporary

Ridiculously repetitive and predictable chord progressions, repetitive subject matter, requires very little talent to write and perform, occasionally some decent and unique moments happen, and some vocal performances are good, but as a whole, it's a very vapid genre.

This is already on here - FloydtheCat

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