Worst Things About Modern Musicgreatesttop10s
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Some need to remember. It's a STAGE not a CATWALK - CEFBW
It's always been like this. Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, and other glam metal bands had a similar look because that was the trendy look. Madonna had creative music but would not have been there if it wasn't for her "controversial" actions. Also, Marilyn Manson was highly controversial and had his crazy image which gave him attention. - DCfnaf
Stop making the music industry turn into a magazine series! - LightningStrike
Today the music industry is selling sex. because as we all know, it's all about the outside. NOT!10 Comments
It's taken everything good about a person's musical talent and faked it for the whole world to see. - RosalinaX
There are few artists who used it properly: Cher, Daft Punk, Kanye West (mostly), and several more. - Kid_ethinederland
Fun fact: Michael Jackson used it. - DCfnaf
I like electronic music, and hate it when it is criticised for autotune by people who can't tell the difference between the godforsaken pop and electronic. House and trance does not use autotune. Stick that in your ear. - PositronWildhawk6 Comments
It's supossed to be played on the radio a lot. - Userguy44
I mostly hear Christian music, Rap music, and Country music in the radio instead of Pop, so this is not always true. But I barely hear Metal music on the radio at all.
One day I am going to change all the radio music into huge variety to cater all fans (except pop) - MChkflaguard_Yt
And nobody cares about Rock or Metal. Its never on the news. Look at this - sometimes an music artist gets arrested. If it's a rock or metal person its on the news on the bottom scroll line 2 weeks later. If a pop artist or anybody that's not rock OR metal is arrested it be the headline on everything and Barack Obama would bale them out that afternoon. - RustyNail
I'm in the same boat as you. I hate how underground electronic music gets zero attention. - MChkflaguard_Yt
Where's the jazz? Where's the rock? Why not play different genres on the radio instead of pop and rap?14 Comments
That's because the music industry puts too much stress on them and introduces them to drugs and looking sexually attractive. - RosalinaX
Many legends died at an early age, why does such incredible talent have to leave us so early? Selena Quintanilla, Kurt Cobain, and Chester Bennington are all examples.
Some of the greatest artists include Michael jackson, amy winehouse, kurt cobain, tupac shakur, the notorious B.I. G, selena, easy e, and jim morrison.
RIP Kurt Cobain! Why does Justin Bieber still have to live?
Because a spoiled kid making bad music totally deserves to die. Christ this site is terrible - DCfnaf7 Comments
Every song that's on the radio talks about it. Dear Lord kill me now. - RosalinaX
+Love! - Userguy44
By 2100 almost everyone would be soing stupid things, spending $1million on plastic surgery, drinking and smoking weed 24/7 and take drugs. That's how pop music is slowly eating the next generation alive. - MChkflaguard_Yt
What ever happened to morals in music?4 Comments
It's true for modern mainstream music but wrong in other cases.A lot of modern underground rappers will put heart and soul into their music.Many modern alternative rock bands also put heart and soul into their music. - DarkBoi-X
All music is commercialized. All music is a product. It's all made to sell. Stop acting like it's different now than it was back in the "good ol' days". - DCfnaf
Songs used to have meanings, now it's just about butts and getting high at parties.
If you like their songs, it's fine, but you're basically not in it for the music,2 Comments
INCORRECT, dear friends. You are deliberately choosing to focus on what's the most popular. Would it kill you to actually dig underground and look for good music? There are plenty of great bands around nowadays that I would argue are better than the older bands. They're just not on the charts... - DCfnaf
Angels And Airwaves is a good modern band.
There's still some bands around that sound pretty good. bands like the foo fighters, disturbed, three days grace, seether, and evanescence. but they're all being overshadowed by all these talentless hacks.
How come most people don't listen to three days grace? Their music reflects on life and other important things. their songs even saved my life once. adam and the gang are the truth and they should get more attention.6 Comments
I only resist pop and mainstream rap. I am open (or at least try to) to everything else. - MChkflaguard_Yt
Who gives a crap about the genre. I only listen to a song just for the story or the meaning or the music.
YES I don't mean to put anyone's taste down but it's annoying when someone straight up refuses to listen to a song because it's not a certain genre. It's just so ignorant
Why not except all types of music for what they R. I'm a fan of all genres and I don't look at one as the dominant ruler.6 Comments
And kids at my school are allowed to listen to "Despacito" and "Bad Romance." I'm disgusted. - RosalinaX
This is why I support Chinese authorities stopping rappers from performing live in China. - MChkflaguard_Yt
This is especially coming from the people who said that Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj are role models for the youth.
Sheesh, when will they learn? I mean, my favorite albums when I was six were by Radiohead and the Ramones, and they don't write excessively about sex, drugs, partying, etc.3 Comments
Especially with kpop. - MChkflaguard_Yt
I checked the lyrics a few times. No satan, no devil, no evil crap. Try again - MChkflaguard_Yt
For all of you who say that heavy metal is all nothing but a bunch of screaming and worshipping the devil, GROW UP! Not all metal is like that. metal bands like disturbed and three days grace talk about life and many things that are wrong with humanity. heck, there are even Christian metal bands! Now for those of you who still say metal is talentless crap, go lick a shoe! You people never even give any genres a chance!
Not all rap is about drugs, money, sex, and violence. There are rap songs that tell stories about life in the ghetto and other kinds of stories. There's even some rap songs that are about being happy with life!
All pop and rap music is about partying, sex doing drugs, and cussing. what happened to morals and stories and things that are realistic and deep?3 Comments
Look at Carrie Underwood and her songs "Two Black Cadillacs," "Church Bells," and "Before He Cheats." Enough said.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is about a guy killing another and all of that. Does that "promote violence"? - DCfnaf
The only good thing about 2006 was that three days grace's masterpiece album, one-x, was released.
Eminem is a good male rapper, not a good male singer (he legit can't sing), and Timberlake isn't that great. Rock, metal, country, and alternative have plenty of good male singers that blow these two out of the water. - DCfnaf
None of the above are good. What are you guys smoking? - RosalinaX
There are other good male singers besides Eminem around today. Like dave grohl, tech n9ne, adam gontier, corey taylor, james labrie, rob zombie, anthony kiedis, benjamin burnley, shaun morgan, jared leto, m shadows, patrick stump, ryan tedder, David draiman, and jared leto.
What about Bruno Mars? He actually has talent. He can sing, dance, and play instruments12 Comments
Modern / Mainstream rap is the worst of "music". All sounds the same, no talent what so ever and it's only about money. Old rap was good, but nowadays rap is should be renamed to crap. - Shyrtex
I like the fast and rhythmic feeling that rap gives off, but nowadays, the rap songs on the radio are complete and utter trash. - RosalinaX
But rap is awesome. There's plenty to love about the genre. - DCfnaf
Rap and hip hop was great back then. Back then it had good messages. Nowadays you hear generic raunchy rap with no messages at all. These modern rappers (especially lil Wayne and nicki minaj) are killing the genre.5 Comments
No plastic surgery in the world can mqker her aatractive.
She killed hip hop with that one song stupid hoe. I know soulja boy was the first to kill hip hop but this song made me die inside.
Thank goodness she's not doing the barbie shtick anymore. Turning rap into a barbie doll.
It's Not Even Real Rap4 Comments
Halsey didn't get much recognition (her album was #1 for ONLY 1 week), yet her songs are amazing for the most part, and her lyric writing is better than most other music artists today. (I respect if you disagree, but still.)
Meanwhile, Cardi B is annoying and gets multiple #1 hits (including my current least favorite song) and lots of recognition. - allamassal
Lacuna Coil gets not much recognition, while Meghan Trainor gets too much! See the logic?!
See the logic? People like an artist I don't like and everyone doesn't know about an artist I do like! Logic everybody! - DCfnaf
M.I.A raps about real things, gets no recognition at all.
Iggy raps a load of crap, gets millions of recognition.
Get the hell outta here. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ
AK: culumatively around 5 million views on youtube
Cardi B: did 5M a single day - MChkflaguard_Yt
Like Truffle Butter? - 12cc
I'm sick of all these cheesy love songs. It's nothing special at all. - Userguy44
Are there any pop songs about the government? Or war? Or history? Or fantasy? Or being positive in life? Or the secrets and life about humanity? Or even about life? I know a lot of songs that have these themes. not just love stories, but tragic stories, horror stories, historical stories, fantasy stories, war stories, and grudge stories. there needs to be a little more variety now today.
This is why I have Sirius XM in my car - KingSlayer93316
There are too many love songs here in Hong Kong. Drinking game: Turn on KTV, and every time you find a love song, take a shot. You will die in ~30minutes. - MChkflaguard_Yt5 Comments
There was once this girl who preferred this over The Beatles. I want to punch her in the face.
Now they aren't around anymore; they're solo acts. So this ain't really relevant. - DCfnaf
None of their songs are good. Enough said. - RosalinaX
To me, one direction is just so unoriginal. Most of their songs are rip offs of songs from older artists. The best example is their song Rock Me which the beat to that song sounds really similar to that of the opening of queen's we will rock you. Everyone knows queen's we will rock you! Why steal from a song that everyone knows?6 Comments
The media. I have a question: what is the median IQ of the employees in your corporation? - MChkflaguard_Yt
Kids are too young to listen to Nicki Minaj. All she talks about in her songs is partying, sex, booty, making it rain, etc.
Are these people on drugs - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ
In the terms of "bad role models", of course.
As are the elitists bashing modern music... - DCfnaf
I dunno, my peers seem fine with me being into rock and metal. But what do I know. - DCfnaf
Yes! I hate this! I am a huge fan of Three Days Grace, Evanescence, Seether, Breaking Benjamin, and many other rock bands, and I have people calling me emo because I listen to that, but at this point, I don't really care anymore, because all that matters is that I like the music. They don't have to, but they don't have to be so disrespectful to me because I do.
When has sexual preferences became universially adaptable insults? - MChkflaguard_Yt
Modern music has far more variety than music from any other time period. Several different genres of rock and metal with all sorts of different sounds to the guitars and vocalists, slow ballads with a legit piano, and even horns can be found in plenty of songs. - DCfnaf
Pop music is degrading electronic music brutally. - MChkflaguard_Yt
That's not true. A number of songs have a variety of instruments. Also, what's wrong with synth?
Yeah,true.I actually like the use of synth and techno music as my favourite music genre is Industrial Rock which has Guitars,Bass and Drums as well as Synthesizers and Keyboards but there is not much variety in Mainstream Pop and that sucks.There are also a lot of people pop artists who only use computerized effects and there's nothing wrong with using it if you need to fix some mistakes in your songs but many pop artists abuse the crap out of it.-DarkBoi-X
So bad he appears twice on this list
There are a few exceptions though. - MChkflaguard_Yt
There are always two artists working together on a song. There's a word I'm looking for this... oh yeah. LAZY. What's wrong with singing the song yourself? If you have passion for your own music you shouldn't rely on another popular artist to help you out so they'll listen to you more often. the best good song I can think of where two artists collaborated is under pressure by David Bowie and queen. David and freddy were balanced out and neither felt dominate over the other. another good song I can think of is broken by Amy Lee and seether where amy and shaun were also balanced out and didn't felt dominate over each other.
Don't get me wrong. It's cool to hear two popular artists sing together, but that loses it's reputation when it's overdone.
When I saw this item I thought of Justin Bieber calling The Beatles "the Crap Band", although I definitely wouldn't consider Justin Bieber that horrible. - allamassal
Dear Modern Musicians,
Your music sucks and will never be as good as the older bands and singers/vocalists Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Ronnie James Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Dokken, Megadeth, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Elvis Presley, Fats Dominoes, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, and basically all others older than you. At least most of them could sing, write their own lyrics, actually play an instrument, have songs that contains positive messages, be positive role models (at least for the most part), have respect towards others, and knew how to make music.
With lots of hatred,
Me. - LostDream258
Mainly modern pop, electronic and some of rap is actually of high quality. - MChkflaguard_Yt
Not just modern music artists, but the internet as well. I kid you not, Noisey.com's list of The 123 Worst Musicians of All Time includes all of the classic artists we knew and loved. This list is not for joking. They're being dead serious when they say these things about The Beatles and Tupac. THIS IS REAL.
And modern music fans. Their arguments are full of holes.
Ask pop fans whether they have cried or feel ethereal after listening to a piece of pop music! - MChkflaguard_Yt
Rock is still popular. It's all MTV's fault why they don't reach the mainstream audience.
I'm Actually a child and really the only music I listen to is Taylor swift because really her music has no nasty stuff or bad things like doing drugs and stuff like that. Her good girl image is a good example for kids. Other so called "artists" like Lil Wayne or nicki minaj are horrible and my friends actually like that type of music and it disgusts me a lot
Kids think Nicki and Miley are their "role models". They end up singing about blowjobs now. Taylor Swift is still more decent than them.
Justin Bieber is a very good example of this
Justin Bieber is one of those.
Yeah, and that's because of our dim-witted idiotic society we live in.
Sorry, but you don't really get to say whose taste in music is good or bad. It's their taste, and if you don't agree with their personal preferences, then that's your problem. - DCfnaf
There Is quality music an there Is trash...taste in music Is that - jkk
This is not a good reason.
You can't say whose taste in music is good or not. No one can. Just because a lot of people like something you don't like doesn't mean that they have bad taste. That means that they just have a DIFFERENT taste in something. This also applies with everything else, such as video games, T.V. shows, movies, etc. - Jasmine21064
It's based on people's preference. Just because you like a song and everyone else doesn't, doesn't mean you got to say we have bad taste in music. - RosalinaX
This is actually opinion based. - Userguy448 Comments
The critics PRAISED Anaconda by Nicki Minaj?! HOW?! That just baffles me. That song has no talent. Awful lyrics, awful music video, just, what is this world coming to?
I'm beginning to think that these critics have hit their heads against Satan's front door at least 200,000,000,000 times... - LostDream258
Praising Anaconda?! They're obviously only being critics for the money.
Back in the day, they gave praise to releases like Exile on Main Street, London Calling and My Aim is True, not "Anaconda".1 Comment
Folk music charts on the Alternitave and rock charts all the time.
I don't really like acoustic, but I recognoze the talent in it.
Because rap is totally about singing, right guys? - DCfnaf
Sometimes autotuned vocals reminds me of goanimate cringe. - MChkflaguard_Yt
Not all songs have to include singing in it. I know a song called Mana by Equilibrium and it doesn't have any words in it. It is a beautiful song. It's so good it's almost like the modern Mozart. It's definitely worth checking out and listening to. trust me.
There are so many foreign bands like equilibrium, nightwish, metsatoll, hammerfall, and paragon that it's embarrassing. what the heck is wrong with this country?! They get good music and we get all these crappy songs? Why bury the gem and dig up the turd? This is the kind of music I been searching for the whole time.4 Comments
Not all boy bands are manufactured. Take Westlife as an example. Only Byrne was chosen for an audition, the three others were best friends.
Boy bands are terrible and cheesy and are only liked for their looks.
Not a good reason. - Userguy44
Beatles are overrated - DCfnaf
The unfortunate truth is that kesha's tik tok has sold millions of copies more than any other Beatles single. Please excuse me while I go sit in the back corner and cry.
Paul has a new solo album, Ringo's up to something, and John and George are still dead. Oh, and the White Album in mono is finally available to the Americans. Still, why does no one care like they did in the 1960s?1 Comment
He may have been decent at first, but now he's garbage.
Well rock is still on but not really strong because of the modern Pop crap! And I wish Any Genres of Metal will never Die! - CanadianGuy99
Rock will never die. MTV is just trying too hard to hide it from the mainstream audience.
There's also Three Days Grace, Seether, Breaking Benjamin, Finger Eleven, Staind, Trapt, Sick Puppies, and the promising new band Saint Asonia!
That's not true. There are still many great (in my opinion) rock bands around, such as Three Days Grace, Evanescence, Saint Asonia, Breaking Benjamin etc. They're just not as well-known.2 Comments
Always sounds trite, very focused on having earworm melodies and forgetting about other aspects of what makes a good-sounding song (texture, et al). And Kelly Clarkson is rubbish, so...
Well, he doesn't always produce crap. The guy worked with Kelly Clarkson, so...
I know that not all people are good at writing stuff, but for sweet, crispy Christ's sake if you're gonna have somebody else write your crap for you, make sure you know what somebody is doing! Because he/she could be screwing up your song!
They feed MTV's evil system.
She's still way better than Miley and Nicki. At least she respects herself.
I love Taylor so don't say any crap about her even if most of her songs are about how horrible her bfs are. The only reason her bfs are like that is mostly because of the environment they lived in or they heard a dumb song on the radio telling them to cheat or break they're good girlfriend's heart for someone else's cheating bitch that wants to have sex with her instead of the girl that really loved him just because she looks "fine" or "hot"π π‘ππ¬π₯π’π"₯π"₯that is just the same stuff she is dealing with. Taylor is like a sister too them and if not a mother instead of sis because she actually cared and they just hated her. I feel so sorry for her. She shouldn't even be going through this
Just because of Gentleman and Gangnam Style? Lol
How come there are no other pop songs that have a rock verse or a jazz verse? They need to have a little more variety.
R&B is more decent than any other garbage that Meghan Trainor made.
Young pre-teen girls are gonna kill themselves from doing drugs just because they were listening to we can't stop. you can die from drugs you know that. think about that next time when you go to a party.
Miley Cyrus (or Hannah Montana or whatever she prefers to call herself this week) is one weirdo I'm glad I ain't and wouldn't want to be.
Hannah Montana: Raised by Billy Ray Cyrus, OWNED BY JEM!
From a singer comes a prostitute. Need I say more?
Miley, you are using your talent in a wrong way. Now you are ruined, please KYS before pop music does. - MChkflaguard_Yt
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