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Pop vs Metal vs Dance? - A Top 10 List of Music Genres YOU Hate

By Gavin Peterson

Following on from my last post on analysing Chris Brown's song 'Love More', it occured to me that while I've played and listened to a wide variety of music over the years, I've never personally expressed my likes/dislike for certain music on GMW (probably because playing in a band, being a DJ and going to numerous festivals has given me an appreciation I wouldn't have had). Nevertheless, my friend and I recently  discussed which sounds grated on us and he came up with this list (I've added 'me' in brackets for where I agree):
1.      Hip Hop
2.      Pop (me)
3.      Country  (me)
4.      Ska (me)
5.      RnB
6.      Nu Metal
7.      Trance
8.      House
9.      UK Garage (me)
10. Drum n Bass

And the winner is...

Specific bands/artists my singled out for special attention included (in order of dislike):

  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. One direction
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Katy Perry
  6. Rihanna 


I must agree with my friend (as well as with the above list) and say that today's pop is mostly bland autotuned rubbish.
Neither am I a big fan of country. Having had to DJ one time at a friend's wedding where the playlist was Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood, I find the only time I can tolerate it is if drowning my sorrows (which doesn't happen often). Ultimately, I find all the songs sound the same. Anything else I'll give it a chance. I'm even getting into music featuring harp in it. 

On another note, I've recently had many requests to give Hip Hop guitar lessons (you read that right). I've turned down these offers because, while I enjoy Hip Hop, I find the simplistic and repetitive nature of the chords and melody doesn't lend itself well to being played on an instrument, especially guitar.

What are your pet hates? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. I'm pure rock myself brought up on Red Hot Chilli peppers and Smashing Pumpkins, and can't stand any pop or rap for that matter - very one dimensional and the lyrics are always the same (money, women etc)
    Don't know about country although I doubt I could get into anything that goes on about loneliness and 'broken hearts'.


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