Music That I Don't Like

Now I feel like I talk a lot on this blog about the music that I like. Which is all well and good. I love music. I love a lot of different types of music. There's not that much music in the world that I won't atleast take a listen to, but where there is love there is also hate. Maybe I shouldn't say hate. That's a strong word. But there is some music that I just genuinely don't like. Here is the music or should I say genres of music that are just not for me.

1. Country

Now before everyone calls me out for being a liar, since I've definitely put country songs on my blog before, let me explain. I love 90s and early 2000s country. I grew up with it, and it was pretty much the only music my dad listened to that I could stand. I fell in love with bands like Lonestar and Brooks and Dunn. I fell in love with country songs that seemed to be more than songs about drinking beer and dancing on the tailgate in the moonlight. Not that older country didn't have its share of those songs, but I just think the quality back then was better. Now though, every country song I hear on the radio feels like an exact carbon copy of one another. Many of the male country singers especially sound the same to me. It's like if you have a decent voice and a little bit of a twang, you can make it as a country star these days.

To me, it doesn't seem like we have country legends like we did back in the day with Willie Nelson and George Strait. I probably sound really old to you right now, but it's true. Country has just kind of lost its appeal to me. Now every point on this list has its exception. You all know I still love Carrie Underwood and will defend her to my dying breath. So atleast country music has her talent.

2. EDM

All of my friends are going to kill me for this, but I just don't get the appeal of EDM. I honest to god wrote a 10 page paper about the history of EDM for a college class thinking I would go out of my comfort zone and maybe enjoy it. Yeah, safe to say I didn't enjoy it. People talk about listening to EDM like it is a religious experience. Now usually I can't judge how someone reacts to music, because I am genuinely a mess when it comes to listening to a great song. If anyone has ever been with me at a concert, they know that I usually cry the whole time. I get overwhelmed. So if someone really likes a song or an artist, I get it. But people sometimes go too far when it comes to EDM. If that's your thing, that's fine, but to me it's just beats. Like if I'm at a rave and I wanna dance, EDM is probably right up my alley, but other than that. No. 

I could probably get over the fact that there is no lyrics, even though I love lyrics, because I do listen to classical music from time to time, but EDM is just not soothing to me. In an everyday setting, I can't imagine myself just sitting down and listening to EDM. Now again, if I'm in a setting where I can dance, sure. But other than that, it's not for me. Sorry. 

3. Screamo/ Heavy Metal

Ok so funny story time. A couple of weeks ago I went to a Panic! at the Disco. It was amazing and Brendon Urie is a god, but long story short, my friend who was going to take my extra ticket backed out at the last second because she said the music "chilled her soul". I have no idea what song she was listening to, because when I think of music chilling my soul I immediately think of screamo music. I just don't get it. Like the song might even be a nice song with good lyrics, but all I can think about is the fact that they're screaming the lyrics so loud that I think they're inviting the devil inside. Like do people become screamo artists because they can't sing to begin with? Don't their throats hurt after a performance? I'm not even trying to be rude. I'm genuinely curious. Where EDM would get me too pumped all the time, this genre of music would just scare me all the time. I listen to music to escape and to pour myself into a song. I cannot do this at all with screamo music.

Now I did say there were exceptions to every point. I like some songs where there is the occasional scream, but the majority of the song is just plain old singing. I don't know if that technically counts, but I'm counting it. So here's a song that's a little bit half and half.

And that's about it. I told you there's not much I don't like. Yeah maybe I don't listen to classical or jazz that much. But when I do listen, I enjoy it. What kind of genres of music do you guys hate? I'm curious. Leave a comment below or message me with your answers. Have a good week!


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