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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#1

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit Beyoncé is overrated

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago

100% agree!

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#2

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit Sometimes producers should have more credit than artists

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

True

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#3

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit 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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Eslamala
Community Member
2 months ago

Listen to any Coldplay album.

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#4

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit Instrumentals are heavily underrated

RedditDude2k , Scott Rettberg Report

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

500 years of dominating the classical charts has already established that; can't see how that's flying in the face of public opinion.

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#5

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit 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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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

Come to think of it... can't disagree with this. That being said, I'm off to listen to tiny dancer

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#6

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit Soundtracks from tv show, movies and videogames are as good if not better than original music.

HeavyWeath3r , Joshua Livingston Report

Jayne Kyra
Community Member
2 months ago

Final Fantasy, Dishonored, Elder Scrolls, Bioshock, Dragon Age, D:BH, Shadow Warrior, Bastion (so incredible!), Brutal Legend, Yakuza... I could go on, but I would like to hear the video game OSTs others enjoy.

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#7

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit U2 is boring

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Very overrated.

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#8

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit 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

GibberishTrashBag , Greg Neate Report

the child
Community Member
2 months ago

this is super true; i believe it's worse to be a toxic fan who says stuff like that than a "fake" fan

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#9

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit 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.

Miklay83 , The Zender Agenda Report

Daria B
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I believe what this means is that the past two decades have been more so like this compared to the past? I don't know, that's questionable. Controversy sells, it's been like this for ages.

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#10

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit 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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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

My top favourite bands/ singers are rock.

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#11

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.

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Daria B
Community Member
2 months ago

Sometimes.... it's even better not to know. There's artists who make great music, but then you find out they're assholes at best, literally criminals at worst.

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#12

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit People who only listen to one genre of music are suspect to me!

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Casey Burns
Community Member
2 months ago

My 15yr old cousin filled her Blues & Jazz folder on her Ipod with rap music. Fooled us all lol

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#13

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.

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R L
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd like to know why, when people listen to eardrum bursting music in their cars, that they have the passenger window wound down as well (well, they do in SA). I don't want to listen to your crap music.

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#14

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

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Daria B
Community Member
2 months ago

Eheheheh As a punk, I agree. Mwhahahah (anyway, there's good and bad songs in every scene, more or less)

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#15

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.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I prefer songs in my language so I can sing along to it, but if a song has a good beat, tempo etc then I don't care what language it's in.

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#16

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit 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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kasa alex
Community Member
2 months ago

Me too

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#17

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit George Harrison was the best Beatle and had the best career after they broke up music wise.

Mangobunny98 , Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Fotopersbureau (ANEFO) Report

Glen MacLeod
Community Member
2 months ago

Harrison continued to innovate with great lyrics and melody. This is the man who gave us "While my guitar gently weeps."

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#18

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit 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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Bow, I’m a Slytherclaw
Community Member
2 months ago

He really does sound like a pissed of chihuahua

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#19

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit 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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Elaine N
Community Member
2 months ago

Im not a fan of her music but I totally agree!

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#20

Hamilton is so massively overrated it hurts

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Janus Sanders
Community Member
2 months ago

Hamilton is great, but this is true. people act like it's the greatest thing to ever grace the broadway stage, but in reality it's not. but it is very wonderful!

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#21

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.

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Eslamala
Community Member
2 months ago

Always hated them.

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#22

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit 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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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

I hate kpop... i can't seem to like it, no matter how hard I try

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#23

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit 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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kasa alex
Community Member
2 months ago

Or perhaps, 'you can still make good music in my ears'

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#24

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit “Songs About Jane” is Maroon 5’s only good album.

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Eslamala
Community Member
2 months ago

Adam Levine and his crap band must be one of the most, if not THE most, overrated musical act of the 00's. He can't fkcn sing and his falsetto is utterly annoying.

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#25

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.

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Glen MacLeod
Community Member
2 months ago

As with all Zeppelin songs, it's about all aspects of the composition, music vocal and lyrics. Part of you opinion may be the overplay. Try the song performed by Heart. Both Bonams and Paige are amazing. Sorry, have to agree to disagree.

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#26

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit Indie music nowadays has been relegated to Ukuleles, random timed beats and nasal voices

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nope
Community Member
2 months ago

Someone is clearly uncultured. Ever heard of ajr? Half alive? Penelope Scott rings a bell? Caravan palace? Cavetown? Alec Benjamin?

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#27

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

Same goes for Kid Rock.

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
2 months ago

Just keep rollin´.

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#28

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit 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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Frank Ricardo
Community Member
2 months ago

So you watched American Psycho too?

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#29

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.

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Bow, I’m a Slytherclaw
Community Member
2 months ago

You have good jazz and bad jazz - bad jazz is bad, good jazz is good.

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#30

Unpopular-Music-Opinions-Askreddit 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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Truth Monster
Community Member
2 months ago

This one was written by a choosy beggar. Apparently singers should sing for exposure. For free.

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