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18th Oct '17 2:32:33 PM CassandraLeo
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As with arena rock above, a few bands did manage to escape the critical pasting associated with nu metal, such as Music/DirEnGrey and Music/SystemOfADown (of course, there are plenty of people who'll insist neither act was ever a nu metal band). Again, this is likely due to their [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly diverse]], [[GenreRoulette experimental]] [[GenreBusting sound]].


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Some critics may admit to liking a few disco acts - Music/TheBeeGees, Music/{{Abba}}, Music/{{Blondie}}, and Music/{{Chic}} still maintain good critical reputations. Of course, some of these acts long predated disco and others didn't perform the style exclusively.
9th Sep '17 4:27:47 PM nombretomado
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Incidentally, musical theater fans have their own Dead Horse Genres: {{Jukebox Musical}}s, European pop operas such as the output of AndrewLloydWebber, Creator/{{Disney}} musicals, etc. The hate for those is similar to the hate others have for Manufactured Bands (see below).

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Incidentally, musical theater fans have their own Dead Horse Genres: {{Jukebox Musical}}s, European pop operas such as the output of AndrewLloydWebber, Creator/AndrewLloydWebber, Creator/{{Disney}} musicals, etc. The hate for those is similar to the hate others have for Manufactured Bands (see below).
5th Aug '17 5:48:45 AM jormis29
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Many think the genre died in the late 90's (Dr. Dre himself thinks so as well). But this is somewhat contested because some (mostly horribly out-of-touch MoralGuardians) think it's still the popular hip hop genre. The problem with this is that a lot of hip hop that didn't fall into the indie, pop, or alternative banner was automatically placed under the gangsta rap umbrella term...unfairly or not. Usually by cynical alt/indie rap fans. Also the grittier type 1 variants are dead, while a glossier LighterAndSofter version exists in its place.

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Many think the genre died in the late 90's (Dr. Dre (Music/DrDre himself thinks so as well). But this is somewhat contested because some (mostly horribly out-of-touch MoralGuardians) think it's still the popular hip hop genre. The problem with this is that a lot of hip hop that didn't fall into the indie, pop, or alternative banner was automatically placed under the gangsta rap umbrella term...unfairly or not. Usually by cynical alt/indie rap fans. Also the grittier type 1 variants are dead, while a glossier LighterAndSofter version exists in its place.
17th Jul '17 4:34:37 AM StFan
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!!{{Post-Grunge}}
As in Mainstream Radio above, these bands are often accused of being repetitive and banal - if not outright bashed, there's a good chance that they'll be described as "middle-of-the-road, comfort food rock". These bands tend to fall in the [[CriticProof sold millions of albums but nobody seems to actually like them]] trap. It's also unpopular among fans of the original grunge bands, who see it as a watered-down, mainstream-baiting response to an "authentic" rock movement. The genre died out in TheNewTens, with the few bands that didn't sing about SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll [[NewSoundAlbum adopting elements of other genres]] in order to keep their chart success alive. Most of the bands who refused to change their sound are invariably DeaderThanDisco.

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!!{{Post-Grunge}}
!!PostGrunge
As in Mainstream Radio above, these bands are often accused of being repetitive and banal - -- if not outright bashed, there's a good chance that they'll be described as "middle-of-the-road, comfort food rock". These bands tend to fall in the [[CriticProof sold millions of albums but nobody seems to actually like them]] trap. It's also unpopular among fans of the original grunge bands, who see it as a watered-down, mainstream-baiting response to an "authentic" rock movement. The genre died out in TheNewTens, with the few bands that didn't sing about SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll [[NewSoundAlbum adopting elements of other genres]] in order to keep their chart success alive. Most of the bands who refused to change their sound are invariably DeaderThanDisco.
8th Jun '17 10:25:57 PM MickJamesSupaFreak
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!!Singer-Songwriter Style (aka "White Guy With Acoustic Guitar")

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4th May '17 7:34:56 AM Redmess
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A genre that critics [[{{Hatedom}} hate on principle]]. If a work or creator is from one of the forbidden genres, it is automatically bad, no matter what the creator or work makes. A critic who actually likes any of this stuff has to bend over backward, apologizing that these works are GuiltyPleasures and they know [[FanHater they shouldn't like the stuff]]. Some critics seem unable to write a review of works they like without an obligatory kick to the dead horse -- "this is so much better than that other crap!" Times when these genres were popular are declared to be the DorkAge.

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A music genre that critics [[{{Hatedom}} hate on principle]]. If a work or creator is from one of the forbidden genres, it is automatically bad, no matter what the creator or work makes. A critic who actually likes any of this stuff has to bend over backward, apologizing that these works are GuiltyPleasures and they know [[FanHater they shouldn't like the stuff]]. Some critics seem unable to write a review of works they like without an obligatory kick to the dead horse -- "this is so much better than that other crap!" Times when these genres were popular are declared to be the DorkAge.
6th Apr '17 3:08:29 PM TheBigBopper
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Probably more of a target for amateur critics than professionals, this genre is also the one that most non-critics who start getting interested in music will hate the most. From Fabian and Music/TheMonkees to *Music/{{NSYNC}} and Music/BritneySpears, performers who serve as faces for a faceless team of composers are viewed as outright traitors to music. They are the monster, the roots of the evil corporate machine that suppresses true music. They perform catchy but empty pop designed to hypnotize teenagers into becoming shopping-obsessed zombies. They... well, you know the drill. The average critic cares a lot about sincerity, so singers who only sing (instead of writing their own material) are unacceptable (depending on how long ago the artist came to prominence -- no one's criticising Music/NatKingCole or Music/FrankSinatra for not writing their own tunes...) Professional critics have to (publicly) give 'equal time' to modern manufactured bands for obvious reasons, but are free to trash selected out-of-date whipping boys (like the Monkees) with gusto. And don't even mention the words "Milli Vanilli" around them.

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Probably more of a target for amateur critics than professionals, this genre is also the one that most non-critics who start getting interested in music will hate the most. From Fabian and Music/TheMonkees to *Music/{{NSYNC}} Music/{{NSYNC}} and Music/BritneySpears, performers who serve as faces for a faceless team of composers are viewed as outright traitors to music. They are the monster, the roots of the evil corporate machine that suppresses true music. They perform catchy but empty pop designed to hypnotize teenagers into becoming shopping-obsessed zombies. They... well, you know the drill. The average critic cares a lot about sincerity, so singers who only sing (instead of writing their own material) are unacceptable (depending on how long ago the artist came to prominence -- no one's criticising Music/NatKingCole or Music/FrankSinatra for not writing their own tunes...) Professional critics have to (publicly) give 'equal time' to modern manufactured bands for obvious reasons, but are free to trash selected out-of-date whipping boys (like the Monkees) with gusto. And don't even mention the words "Milli Vanilli" around them.
23rd Mar '17 5:06:26 AM Adept
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It's been produced for more than 20 years, but it looks like its number is almost up, it's fallen out of popularity even in its main market, Japan. Para Para dancing, its raison d'etre, has also mostly gone out of style and is largely considered a passing fad. Dave Rodgers (Giancarlo Pasquini), one of the founding fathers of the genre, is himself abandoning Eurobeat and moving to other styles, along with the InitialD anime adaptation ending in 2014 (probably one of the reasons why one would know about the genre) and phasing it out in favor of J-rock in the newer Legend movies (big-screen remakes of First Stage), there's no sense in [[{{Pun}} Eurobeating a dead horse]].

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It's been produced for more than 20 years, but it looks like its number is almost up, it's fallen out of popularity even in its main market, Japan. Para Para dancing, its raison d'etre, has also mostly gone out of style and is largely considered a passing fad. Dave Rodgers (Giancarlo Pasquini), one of the founding fathers of the genre, is himself abandoning Eurobeat and moving to other styles, along with the InitialD ''Manga/InitialD'' anime adaptation ending in 2014 (probably one of the reasons why one would know about the genre) and phasing it out in favor of J-rock in the newer Legend movies (big-screen remakes of First Stage), there's no sense in [[{{Pun}} Eurobeating a dead horse]].
23rd Feb '17 3:36:44 AM NiGHTS
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Ironically the fusion genre that pushed Contemporary R&B off the charts is also deader than a door nail. Its heavy hip-hop influence was its undoing: the harder hip-hop acts, primarily the early, socially-conscious gangsta rap movement, criticized it as a watered-down version of their own music, incorporating their production techniques but commercialized for a wider audience and missing the core message. Rapper Music/IceCube, in his song "Wrong Nigga To Fuck Wit," uttered the immortal line, "It ain't no pop 'cause that sucks/And you can new jack swing on my nuts." By the end of the early 90's, it had faded away. Others place the blame on its over saturation on urban radio. It didn't help that 90% of it was produced by the same producer (Teddy Reilly), giving different artists the same redundant production style.

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Ironically the fusion genre that pushed Contemporary R&B off the charts is also deader than a door nail. Its heavy hip-hop influence was its undoing: the harder hip-hop acts, primarily the early, socially-conscious gangsta rap movement, criticized it as a watered-down version of their own music, incorporating their production techniques but commercialized for a wider audience and missing the core message. Rapper Music/IceCube, in his song "Wrong Nigga To Fuck Wit," uttered the immortal line, "It ain't no pop 'cause that sucks/And you can new jack swing on my nuts." By the end of the early 90's, it had faded away. Others place the blame on its over saturation on urban radio. It didn't help that 90% of it was produced by the same producer (Teddy Reilly), Riley), giving different artists the same redundant production style.
4th Jan '17 3:27:41 PM TSims
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Ironically the fusion genre that pushed Contemporary R&B off the charts is also deader than a door nail. Its heavy hip-hop influence was its undoing: the harder hip-hop acts, primarily the early, socially-conscious gangsta rap movement, criticized it as a watered-down version of their own music, incorporating their production techniques but commercialized for a wider audience and missing the core message. Rapper Music/IceCube, in his song "Wrong Nigga To Fuck Wit," uttered the immortal line, "It ain't no pop 'cause that sucks/And you can new jack swing on my nuts." By the end of the early 90's, it had faded away.

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Ironically the fusion genre that pushed Contemporary R&B off the charts is also deader than a door nail. Its heavy hip-hop influence was its undoing: the harder hip-hop acts, primarily the early, socially-conscious gangsta rap movement, criticized it as a watered-down version of their own music, incorporating their production techniques but commercialized for a wider audience and missing the core message. Rapper Music/IceCube, in his song "Wrong Nigga To Fuck Wit," uttered the immortal line, "It ain't no pop 'cause that sucks/And you can new jack swing on my nuts." By the end of the early 90's, it had faded away.
away. Others place the blame on its over saturation on urban radio. It didn't help that 90% of it was produced by the same producer (Teddy Reilly), giving different artists the same redundant production style.
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