People Online Share Unpopular Opinions On Musicians, Genres, And The Industry, So Here’s 35 Spot-On Ones

People Online Share Unpopular Opinions On Musicians, Genres, And The Industry, So Here’s 35 Spot-On Ones

There’s a handful of things that you just don’t debate if you want to remain friends with people because there are as many opinions as there are people on this lovely planet and it won’t necessarily mean you will agree with them.

This includes everything from politics to religion to Monopoly rules. And, well, you’ve guessed it, music is also in this list.

Reddit has been sharing unpopular opinions on music, whether specifically aimed at artists, genres, or even the music industry in general.

Check out the curated list below, and while you’re at it, let us know your unpopular opinions on music and anything else pertaining to it in the comment section below. Oh, and be nice!

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Beyoncé is overrated

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Sometimes producers should have more credit than artists

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Instrumentals are heavily underrated

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Most mainstream musicians focus more on their theatrics and personas instead of music so a lot of it sounds the same and it’s bland

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Elton John doesn't get anywhere near the credit he deserves as an all time great. He should be discussed as a Top 5 solo career all time with only Elvis and MJ really being clear cut above him. But no one ever even brings him up in those discussions. I've never seen anyone able to write a coherent and borderline hit level song as quickly as Elton. Give him a sheet of words, they don't even have to be lyrics, and you'll have a hit in 5 minutes. If you don't believe me search "Elton John oven manual song" on YouTube.

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U2 is boring

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Soundtracks from tv show, movies and videogames are as good if not better than original music.

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You can still be considered a fan if you’ve only listened to one song but still respect the band. It’s so frustrating seeing people call others fake fans for only knowing like 3 songs. It doesn’t matter as long as you enjoy the music

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For the most part the past 2 decades have been more about the marketability and/or ability of a person to be controversial than actual musicianship and talent.

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Every time somebody says that rock is dead I laugh really hard because I’ve heard it before... in 1978 from disco kids.

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People who only listen to one genre of music are suspect to me!

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Gatekeeping is just as toxic in the music fan base culture as it is in any other fan base. I don’t need to know everything about someone to enjoy their music. Thanks, though.


Just because it’s classic rock doesn’t make it good


Blasting your music makes no sense to me. I hate loud music. Play it at a volume you can hear it at. That’s all you need. Your neighbors don’t need to hear what you’re listening to.


That I never grew out of my edgy phase because I still enjoy punk and alt rock

I grew up in the 2000's so my go-to's are: Green Day, Rise Against, The Offspring, Fall Out Boy, Sum 41, Sick Puppies, Paramore, Thousand Foot Krutch, Tonight Alive, Avenged 7x, Red, and Evanescence. There's more but that's a good list. I also have expanded my tastes, but I will always love punk/rock

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Eminem is very talented and I can appreciate that. However, to me he just sounds like a p!@#$d off chihuahua.

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Mariah Carey is in fact a musical genius.

What I mean is that for a singer with that kind of voice to have written, co-arranged, and co-produced 95% of her own material is pretty incredible, especially when you take into consideration the way her vocals are layered, her knack for engineering her own vocal climaxes and the way she weaves in different flourishes in each register. Its like she’s paints a canvas with her voice. I simply don't hear as many artists fill an entire song with a range of vocalizations the way she does despite the trashy diva image which I suppose turns most people off.

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George Harrison was the best Beatle and had the best career after they broke up music wise.

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You don't need to be an amazing singer to be a worthwhile, talented artist. Taylor Swift can carry a tune but she isn't incredible, yet she really puts on a show and is a great songwriter. I don't really care if an artist autotunes or edits the sound of their voice, especially if it works with the song. Can't sing or play instruments but youve got Garageband and Autotune DOWN? Cool. You can still make good music in my eyes.

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Kpop as a genre demands intense amounts of talent. You can watch one of their live performances and it would be clear. That being said, i despise the industry and how it treats its artists.

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Hamilton is so massively overrated it hurts


Listening to music in languages you don't understand is far more enjoyable than listening to music in languages you do because you get to enjoy the human presence without having to engage with their problems.


I'm so f!@#$%g tired of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. They play on every radio station from classic rock to contemporary to weird alternative stations. I can't escape them, and all of their songs sound the same, and I've heard every one a thousand times, I'm just sick of them.


Indie music nowadays has been relegated to Ukuleles, random timed beats and nasal voices

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Music piracy made music better.

Money as a motivation to make music was basically removed from the equation. Nowadays, the people who make music do so mostly because they're artists. Loads of musicians these days are compelled to create to express themselves, because making music is in their soul, not to pander to an audience and make cash.

Obviously this doesn't apply to mainstream music. Luckily for all of us with Spotify, it's now super easy to ignore trashy mainstream nonsense, dig deep and find some real gems.

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Huey Lewis and the News. Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste. But when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

In '87, Huey released this; Fore!, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip To Be Square". A song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity and the importance of trends. It's also a personal statement about the band itself.

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I never got the hype for 'Stairway to Heaven' being some all-time great song.

It's a good song but that's about as far as I'd go with it.


Jazz is s#$t. It's a group of alleged musicians playing different tunes at the same time. Jazz aficionados that try and claim there's some sort of genius to making a god awful racket talk more s#$%e than wine experts.


Foo fighters are average / middle of the road at best


The first Limp Bizkit album wasn't bad. S#$t went downhill fairly quick after that.

Same goes for Kid Rock.


My unpopular opinion is: sometimes the worst f!@#$%g people make great art, and there's nothing wrong with finding things that appeal to you in the worst people's music (or painting or film). I won't judge you if you like Mayhem after the Dead drama, or Burzum after all the everything that is wrong with that f@#$%^g awful dude who does Burzum.


Modern metal is better than classic. Lots of that is due to better recording technology, I will admit. But also, having decades of other artists to be inspired by means that we get all these awesome fusions of styles, and I f!@#$%g love it. I respect the trailblazers, but the stuff coming out today is better fleshed out, on average.


“Songs About Jane” is Maroon 5’s only good album.

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mumble rap/trap has its place in hip hop, not all hip hop has to be lyrical miracle.


Listening to a full album is always a tiresome and unnecessary endeavour. Just pick out 1-2 songs you like and only listen to those. I don't give a damn about the "intended experience".

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