My ears are bleeding
51. Kanye West
MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!!!!!
Kanye West gets my Number 1 for many reasons.
Before anyone starts screaming "But Frank hates rap" don't get me wrong...this isn't rap, this isn't music, this is fucking bullshit. Kanye West is one of a million reasons we need to all ban autotune, and go back to the good ole days when making it as a musician was really hard, ever heard of Jackie Wilson?
I don't even listen to this radio but everywhere I look and turn this shit is shoved down our throats. Sorta like Jay Z and 50 Cent and whatever ridiculous names they come out with, only this is 100000X worse. Television, magazines, hell Rolling Stone magazine; the same dumbasses that think Sgt Peppers and Exile on Main St. are 2 of the greatest albums ever in a top 10, think this guy is some musical genius.
3.92. Lil Wayne
I remember when this scumbag of the earth became popular with the youth. It was worse than when I was a teenager and Marilyn Manson was the biggest thing on earth right next to Korn.
Who the fuck wants to listen to someone who's voice is so down right annoying? Not to mention what all puppet rappers represent. The degeneration of black culture. They are a fucking cancer to society. People talk about Justin Bieber having an annoying voice (which he does) what about Lil Wayne? It's like finger nails running down a chalk board.
There is a reason why Hollywood and the media loves to promote rappers like Lil Wayne who are bad role models, and I am going to get that in a minute.
Jay Z is another puppet rapper scumbag, we're getting closer to the rotten core of the apple.
Hey Jay Z, you look like a mule. I'm serious, I know sisters that have told me that before. I don't know any woman that thinks you are good looking to have a beauty like Beyonce on your arm.
The rappers are puppets from Hollywood. This scum wins awards, gets praised, they even put him on this pedestal as he's friends with President Barack Obama. Now is that some accomplishment? Look at the content of his lyrics. he's got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one. Look at all the violent images in his lyrics.
He wins awards, because he's a puppet. And if you're wondering, there are tons and tons of black artists out there that don't "rap" and actually play musical instruments, and most of them are very classy, and are legends to Blues music, yet they don't get the time of day cause they aren't singing about hoes and killing people. And that ladies and gentleman is why they still act like Albert Collins never existed and refuse to acknowledge his genius on the guitar.
Oh and Beyonce, if you really want to know how I feel about her: she is that hot girl, the beautiful one from the hood that marries the ugliest mother fucker in the hood. Not just the ugly, but the drug dealer, the scum bag. And to make him like her more, she starts degrading herself (her new song 'Bow Down Bitches') so she can impress him more now that they are married.
4.54. 50 Cent
The Thuggerization of Black Culture.
There is literally nothing I hate more than puppet fucking joke ass rappers.
you ever wonder why these douchebags win grammys when 80% of them have no musical talent? It's because that's what Hollywood wants, people. Three Six Mafia can win an Oscar singing about hoes, where a decent black guy like Buddy Guy can be over looked for 30+ years until his career finally gets off in the spotlight.
Hollywood and the media don't want nice black people out there. They want this, they want rappers and this glorification of street crime, drug dealing, murder, and worse. it creates a stereotype of African Americans and it can be so bad that most people get the impression that this is how black people like their music.
50 Cent is just that, his name is glorifying crack dealing. He made his money from it. On top of that, just listen to some of his music, and you will want to throw up.
You remember Korn right? Oh wait...are you sure it's that one song with all the screaming and cussing or that other song with the whiny lyrics?
One thing I get tired of hearing is how Grunge saved Rock and Roll, when the outcome of grunge is bands like Korn that tune their guitars all the way down with this shitty sound, don't play solos (yet play a 7 string), and then sing whiny lyrics of self pity.
I think we all have shitty memories of our childhood here and there, and believe me it's OK. It's OK to make jokes about how your parents listened to hair metal since they still probably tell those embarrassing tales of how you were dancing like Michael J Fox in Back to the Future when he played the guitar. Of course I am talking about Korn's album "Issues" and how most the songs are the standard "I got picked on at school, this guy called me a faggot". I got called names at school too, in fact who didn't hate school? If you have a bad day at school and come home and listen to this it just makes it worse.
A positive note is the bass player Funky or whatever his name is. He could have fit in with a funk rock group like The Living Coulor easily, or even an R&B band.
6.66. Motley Crue
If dressing up like prostitutes and using pentagrams and singing about the devil made you 'cool' in the 80's, then it truly was a depressing era out of everything we loved.
I'm a bit of a prick for hating Motley Crue since I was forced to play this shit as a kid, if you wanted to play guitar in the house you had to have your old man show you half of this one and that other song and torture you with it. There's a lot more superior music in the 80's besides these guys who I often mistaken as women on album covers.
Probably the best example of countering "Drugs make you write better music" is picking a Motley Crue album from the 80's and listening to how shitty it sounds. Nikki Six is a good bass player, and Tommy Lee can play the drums really well, that's all I can say though. If one of their songs came on the radio today I probably won't have a clue it's them cause when I had my free time i was melting this shit from my brain with other music.
Bret Michaels, Bret Michaels, Bret Michaels...Just that name alone gets the picture of some guy in my head sighing and rolling his eyes. For years, I actually thought Poison was women. I had seen that one album as a kid many times and thought they were all girls, same way I did with Motley Crue. When you find out it's men it's even worse...what's worse than men dressing up like women? Songs that have ran completely out of creativity and sound like dog shit. My friends liked to make jokes about how it was porn music, with them dressing up like porn stars.
Even in recent era, it seems to be returning in full form. You turn on the television and see Bret Michaels and his trash on one channel, the next channel is Motley Crue, gah just make it stop. How many more years do I have to live to see everyone worship the Stones, Cream, and Allman Bros again? How about we build a time machine and actually go back to the late 50's and live out till the late 70's? I think I'd love that, spare me from this shit.
I'm sick to death of Autotune bullshit. Why can't anyone just sing anymore without needing this computerized effect?
One thing that always bugged me about this girl is not even that, it's how all her songs sound the same. It's as if the powers that be went back to the 80's and figured they needed to get everything that was so sexualized and push it to the limit with this little girl. Just when you thought it was bad when Madonna came out, this girl is the sexualization of the youth.
Oh and this is funny
Hey are you having a good day or weekend?
I got something for you...
SHE'S MY CHERRY PIE
I hate that fucking song beyond words, but what did Warrant do besides that? You can argue they have better songs (which they do) but they are still one of those annoying men dressing up like women singing cheesy songs about girls type bands. Women give me the blues, that's why I don't need these guys to tell me how my baby don't love me no more cause I'm always drinkin'.
5.910. David Lee Roth
I have a love/hate relationship with David Lee Roth.
Number 1, Van Halen is an amazing guitar player and can just blow you the hell away easily.
Number 2, Steve Vai is another amazing guitar player and in times can make a solo Roth album listenable.
The sad thing is David Lee Roth's voice is just so fucking annoying, it's like finger nails down a chalk board. I generally prefer Sammy Hager easily, but that's just me. I can't take away from VH or Vai for their outstanding abilities.
5.211. Nicki Minaj
I turn on the radio and this is all I hear anymore. Profanity laced nonsense from someone that obviously thinks dropping F bombs and the other words in every other sentence makes them smarter. Then we sit and wonder why everything is such trash these days on the radio. If this is the new age of music, we are gonna go down in history as some of the darkest times of the last 120 years.
What the fuck is this? Maybe we should just ban auto tune all together and get rid of this bullshit. She can't sing without it, and when she sings with it, your ears are about to bleed.
If this is how far we've come since the 80's with synth and dance, I'm sure our great godfathers of guilty pleasure music are shaking their heads at this bullshit. How about someone actually go back to school and learn how to spell?
6.713. Yngwie Malmsteen
Oh no you don't call Yngwie an asshole!
He's a dick
On no you don't say all of his stuff sounds the same!
It all sounds the same.
Yngwie is the greatest guitar player ever!
I've heard better
I really never could understand the whole obsession with Yngwie when I was young. he's supposed to be so bad ass, one of the top 5 greatest ever, but when I finally heard him I was laughing at it. He's got a lead singer and crystal balls and shit and it was just hilarious. When he's covering Hendrix he's adding as many notes in as possible to prove he can do more notes than Jimi could.
Anyone can play fast, including him. Speed don't make you the greatest guitar player ever. It's hard even reading interviews with this guy cause he's got the ego of Jimmy Page multiplied by 10 and thinks he's the greatest thing ever, even to the point he compares himself to others like they suck (According to him he's better than Jeff Beck)
It's more of a "look what I can do! I can play faster than you!" than actual soul, heart, and playing for fun. At the end of the day Yngwie Malsteem is that annoying asshole you knew who played guitar around all your friends and thought he was the greatest cause he was faster than you.
6.714. Bullet For My Valentine
I don't even know who the hell these guys are, except I see a recent obsession with them. I'm not big on all this new Heavy Metal bullshit screaming your lungs out to damage your vocal chords and then singing normal like it's 2 different songs while the guitars, drums, and bass (if you can actually hear it) are on a contest to see who can play the fastest. This is just not for me. Normally when it's a band I like, I listen to the song over and over and over to focus on everything, and in recent New Heavy Metal I can't focus on anything except how they are trying to be the fastest ever.
5.815. The Human League
This is one of the few synth bands I can't stand. While going on tirades of bragging how Gary Numan, Depeche Mode, New Order, and Blondie are the shit, this is one band I cannot stand.
6.316. Duran Duran
The other synth band I hate, I cannot stand Duran Duran. Give me New Order any day of the week!
I used to love Kiss as a kid, how could you not? They made Kiss EVERYTHING. Action figures, toy cars, pin ball machines, video games, make up, dolls, did I forget about the comic books? When I finally listened to Kiss I was not too happy with it. Granted they've got some great songs but I never bought a Kiss album that I liked every single song on.
I believe the true testament of music with Kiss is to look at the 4 solo albums released in the late 70's. Only one of them sounded good and was a top hit; Ace Frehley's album. While Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley hog up most the song writing credits, I doubt they would have ever made it withouy Ace Frehley. His solos were insane, and weather you want to admit it or not, he made you listen to them most the time. Sure they are the biggest gimmick full of rip offs from the 70's, but at the end of the
day, Ace Frehley was the shining piece of the band. In the 80's Kiss still had some reasonably good guitar players, and they managed to fit in easily with all the hair metal shit that they inspired years before time. Believe it or not I don't hate Kiss; I just have a really hard time liking them without focusing everything on Ace Frehley.
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