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    [Music] Why is country hated?

    I can't figure this one out. For years I've heard people say how they HATE country and how awful it is. People say they hate hip-hop/pop because it takes no skill, it's all about money/bitches/cars etc etc. Okay, I understand that, even though I disagree and think it's closeminded. But I've never heard why exactly people hate country. Is this another one of those popular things to do, to hate something because it's "cool" to do so, without ever listening to the genre?

    Myself, I love country, but I was also raised on it as a child so I guess I'm slightly biased towards it. Even so, I think most country songs (not the bullshit "country pop" on the radio like Taylor Swift) are great because they tell a story, involving you with the emotion of the song. With the exception of pop country, I've heard very few bad songs. Here's a great example of a good country song



    You can't tell me that is shit music. If you don't like country yourself, explain why!

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    I don't necessarily hate country, but to me it all sounds about the same. One guitar, maybe a bass or piano, and some old country guy talking about something stupid. I'm not a big fan of the Old West style movies either, so it's probably just that I don't care about the country scene.

    I remember a friend of mine showed me how easy it was to make a country song. One acoustic guitar and just talk about something bad like drinking or women. He sounded pretty good while just making it up on the fly.

    There are some country songs I like, I can't think of any and too lazy to look them up but they are fast(er) paced, and humorous.

    For your song, it's exactly what I don't get. It's not that appealing to me. I've tried to listen to country, I've tried many different bands but it just doesn't sound good to me. It's OK, I won't tell someone to turn it off but I wouldn't choose to listen to it if I had a choice.

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    Heh, so many people who like country, would care less for The Highwayman. Bad choice.

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    I don't hate country at all.

    I do hate insipid musicians who turn to country because they fail at other forms of music (most of today's country), and then get the full court press on the radio / CMT.

    Country as a genre all but died 10-15 years ago when it turned into country-pop. I'm sure there's a gem or 3 out there, but I CBA to sift through the dross to find it.
    Last edited by Disenchanted; 2011-07-06 at 06:13 AM.

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    Hate country. Then again nobody really likes it outside of the US.

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    I abolutely HATE country. It's way too slow, It's very lyric filled and I'm not one for lyrics, don't overly enjoy the sound/instruments, and I really don't know. It just does not sound appealing to me, at all. When I listen to music, I listen to Dubstep pretty exclusively. Techno, Trance, and House isn't bad. If it's in a video/stream, I'll listen to it without complaints. Rap isn't half bad, only a few artists/songs I enjoy. Rnb, Pop, Hip Hop aren't appealing to me as well. Although I can listen to them. Rnb and Country are genres that I just can't stand and will mute/turn off.

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    My parents have always been big country fans. I never cared for it. Some of it, I appreciate for what it is, but (like rap) a lot of it is just too similar, and too boring for me. That's pretty much what it is, boring and overly similar. If Johnny Cash is country, then I loves some Cash, and even some old stuff, but mostly it just doesn't appeal to me.

    My honky tonk don't swing that way.

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    Everyone hates country. Here is country music- basic guitar line with TALKING about an ex girlfriend in a terrible accent. Well my girlfriend left me...No Im gonna get drunk....Im soo sad...blah blah blah<--------------country music.
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    Country music isn't hated. People really need to take a music history class or something. The music that people refer to when they say they hate "country" is actually country western. Real country music is played by people like Johnny Cash and the rest of the million dollar quartet. Country music really is white music, and without it we wouldn't have Rock and roll, and later rock and the various splitting of genres. Rock and roll is a product of the combination of the harmony of country and the rhythm of jazz and blues.

    Now I really do hate country western music, but I absolutely love country/southern rock from the 70's (the almond brothers, lynard skinard, commander cody). I really grew tired of the same damn message that is in every country western song, which is one of three things. Sadness, America, or nostalgia.


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    I just dislike the whole sound, the banjo, the accent (no offense, I'm dating someone with a southern accent if it makes it better) just everything, I can't explain it better then that.

    I also wouldn't call it shit music, just not my cup of tea.

    Oddly enough, I like Johnny Cash. Figure that out.
    Last edited by Drugs-chan; 2011-07-06 at 06:39 AM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beanburrito View Post
    You can't tell me that is shit music. If you don't like country yourself, explain why!
    Umm... I like country, but this song barely fits the genre. Or may be I just don't like this particular piece.
    The kind of country I enjoy is more like:


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    Music is all about opinion. Some people like rap for example and I despise it. To me it's not music. It's not talent. It's just awful. And it's all the same junk. But then you get people who will defend rap to the ends of the earth no matter what.

    As for country I don't really care for it, but it's better than rap. Anything is. Hell even yodeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanburrito View Post
    I can't figure this one out. For years I've heard people say how they HATE country and how awful it is. People say they hate hip-hop/pop because it takes no skill, it's all about money/bitches/cars etc etc. Okay, I understand that, even though I disagree and think it's closeminded. But I've never heard why
    You can't tell me that is shit music. If you don't like country yourself, explain why!
    Ok Rap is all about those thing but then so is country NAME one country sone that doesnt involve love/drinking or driving

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    I dislike so much about it. The accent most of the singers use/have is unbearable. The whole sound of it just isn't enjoyable to me, don't really know why other than the vocals on the music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doerksen View Post
    Ok Rap is all about those thing but then so is country NAME one country sone that doesnt involve love/drinking or driving
    You forgot mamas, trains, prison, trucks, or rain....
    Last edited by Disenchanted; 2011-07-06 at 07:08 AM.

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    I don't hate it. I just have no real opinion on it.

    All I know is my mother likes Dolly Parton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disenchanted View Post
    You forgot mamas, trains, prison, trucks, or rain....
    lol your right i did

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    I can't stand country, at all, and I love all types of music. (Literally, I love everything but country <_< Dubstep, house, death metal, alternative, techno, hard style, You name it.)
    I wish I could explain to you just why I don't like it, but I can't. Even though my sister loves it, and listened to it constantly as I was growing up, I never got into it.
    Maybe thats why I don't, because anything my sister liked when I was young I hate. haha
    ...Never mind, I just realized why. :P

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    Country music is a state of mind.. that not a lot of people are in.

    A lot of it is depressing.

    A lot of it is up tempo and corny with unique lyrics that only appeal to a smal segment of society.

    Lyrics aside, even the music is nauseating. SOOO tired of the slide guitar sound.

    That being said, I worked a job for a year where the boss listened to a country station. I will have to admit about 10% of the songs were actually good.

    I'll bet the OP's answer can be proven mathematically, ie. nails on a chalkboard annoy 100% of the population for a scientific reason that can be proven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeerus View Post
    ...Never mind, I just realized why. :P
    cuase country sucks

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