Worst Things About Modern Music


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21 Rock and metal are being called bad, emo and gay

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.

22 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is an American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.

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 Rap

She was doing well before she released stupid hoe. Listen to her rap in the song song. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

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23 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian . He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet . ...read more.

So bad he appears twice on this list

24 The media saying that Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj are role models for the youth of America

Kids are too young to listen to Nicki Minaj. All she talks about in her songs is partying, sex, booty, making it rain, etc.

In the terms of "bad role models", of course.

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25 Producers include "featured" artists to increase sales, not to improve the music

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.

26 Only popular genres are pop, rap, and country

Rock is still popular. It's all MTV's fault why they don't reach the mainstream audience.

27 Kids actually mimicking the lyrics of the songs with profanity and cussing

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.

28 Horrible modern artists dissing old classic bands/singers

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

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.

29 Talentless Critics

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.

In Finland, some critics are pretty great. Even Tarja Turunen of Nightwish was once a critic!

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30 Almost all of them sound the same
31 You rarely see any metal around

Yeah, and that's because of our dim-witted idiotic society we live in.

32 Nobody has good music taste anymore

I hear the kids at my school singing some pretty terrible music at my school. They ONLY like cheesy popular songs. I'm one of the few teenagers these days who listens to the GOOD music of the 21st century. Example:
Lyrics in the songs I listen to: "What if there was no light? Nothing wrong, nothing right? What if there was no time? And no reason or rhyme? " ("What If" by Coldplay)
Lyrics in the songs they listen to: "because UPTOWN FUNK GONNA GIVE IT TO YA! Because UPTOWN FUNK GONNA GIVE IT TO YA! SATURDAY NIGHT AND WE IN THE SPOT! DON'T BELIEVE ME JUST WATCH! " ("Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars)
As you can see, the songs I like have deep, powerful, meaningful lyrics, while the songs they listen to are about... Partying. Yet they say my music is terrible? Sad.

And that's because of radio influence. People are mainly for the trend now, not for the music.

I do. My albums include discs by Styx, David Bowie, The Cars, etc.

I get judged for not liking watch me. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

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33 Manufactured boy bands

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.

34 It's getting worse everyday
35 Pop songs too frequently include a completely unnecessary rap verse

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.

36 An R&B repetitive beat that sounds like a basketball bouncing

R&B is more decent than any other garbage that Meghan Trainor made.

37 There has to be singing in EVERY music genre

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.

I love equilibrium! I don't care if their songs are in German. That's just another way to learn a foreign language.

Actually, to be called a song, it has to be sung... The technical term for it in genres like Rap, Electronic, anything without singing, is (a) "Track".

Learn the difference.

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38 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

At least she's better than Nicki Minaj!

Cheating, what the hell does that even mean?
She only sounds like an opera singer to people whose musical knowledge varies in between Lil Wayne and Katy Perry.
The people who like Jackie Evancho are the exact same people who saw and LIVED the arrival of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, Simon and Garfunkel etc, etc.
I have personally seen concerts by more than 20 HOF acts, including the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, The Eagles, Prince, The Beach Boys, Elton John, Chicago, Linda Ronstadt, and many, many more.
Jackie Evancho is absolutely in their class.
Its your prerogative to like or dislike any kind of music or any artist, and you never have to listen to her music if you don't want to.
The hate here and elsewhere is totally misplaced and ridiculous.

Jackie Evancho is exactly NOT what this list acts like it criticizes.
She does no use auto-tune EVER.
She does no do Rap.
She does not do Pop.
Her CD's use real instruments.
Her singing reaches very deep emotionally.
She is not manufactured.
She LOVES the Beatles.
She has massive innate talent.
She checks off almost every box.

39 Rock Music completely disappearing in 2013

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.

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40 Psy Psy Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.

Just because of Gentleman and Gangnam Style? Lol

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1. Music artists become famous based on image, not musical talent
2. No heart, soul, or morals put into music anymore
3. Parents letting their kids listen to inappropriate artists
1. Rap
2. Music artists become famous based on image, not musical talent
3. People consider one genre of music to be the only good genre of music
1. Music artists become famous based on image, not musical talent
2. Too many songs about partying, sex, drugs, butts, and getting high on weed
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