I always find it pretty amazing that every single person who lives on the planet — and who, indeed, has ever lived on the planet — has a completely unique taste in music.
Sure, there are plenty of people who like The Beatles, and plenty of others who like Cardi B, but there are no two people who have the exact same opinion about every single musical artist. Isn't that awesome?
Of course, this also means that some people hold opinions about music that others may consider pretty controversial. Obviously, that's totally fine — each person is entitled to their own opinion! But when people start sharing their unpopular opinions on social media, things are bound to get a little messy.
A recent Twitter thread gave people the chance to share their own unpopular music opinion. How many do you secretly (or not-so-secretly) agree with?
It all started when @new_branches asked people to share their own unpopular music opinion.
Unpopular opinion: music edition https://t.co/S11OU53Ixh— New Branches (@New Branches)1548090274.0
This person got things started with Jaden Smith:
@new_branches Another thing , Jaden is actually a great rapper and an overall artist but people hate on him just cz he's Will's son .— Rohan (@Rohan)1548091412.0
It didn't take long for someone to tackle T Swift.
@new_branches Taylor Swift doesn't have any award worthy albums— Jet (@Jet)1548090955.0
Are we paying too much attention to beats?I think some people still prefer lyrics over good beats. But what do I know? I'm an old person.
This person came for Eminem:I might be an old person, but I am also from Michigan so I'm pretty sure I can say that your opinion is [trashcan emoji]!
This is asking a lot:I mean, sure. Most albums are designed to be listened to in their entirety. But who has the time for that?
This person has A LOT of opinions.
@new_branches Cardi is only popular because of her looks I have no idea why 69 and lil pump are popular J. Cole- p… https://t.co/0S2AZxzcCt— Starfire gets me wetter 🌙 (@Starfire gets me wetter 🌙)1548136489.0
This is quite the quandary!Do people still listen to the radio? I thought that was just what people my age do. Young people, teach me your ways!
@new_branches Every album Kanye touched in 2018 wasn't good at all.— J Strand (@J Strand)1548091673.0
I agree with this one wholeheartedly:
@new_branches There’s certain songs that are meant for the aux and then there’s songs you listen to just when you have your earphones on— EDEZ🦦 (@EDEZ🦦)1548096616.0
Of course, then someone came back dragging earphones:
@dazede1 @new_branches earphones??? EARPHOOONEEESSS?????!!!! i truly hope u meant headset cus if u listen to music w earphones u never lived— ᴅᴜᴘʏʟᴏ (@ᴅᴜᴘʏʟᴏ)1548153044.0
This person has it out for Future:
@new_branches Future is overrated, and most of his songs are pretty much the same— Big Mo (@Big Mo)1548091770.0
Apparently, anyone can be overrated:I'm definitely a big Beatles fan, but even I can admit that some of their songs are not quite up to snuff. (Lookin' at you, "The Long and Winding Road.")
Is Ariana Grande really that grand?
@new_branches Ariana Grande isn’t that great, and her recent single 7 Rings is horrible. People are just flocking t… https://t.co/iLUPRbDtWN— mads (@mads)1548132039.0
OK, this is getting a little gatekeep-y, now.
@new_branches Too much attention is paid to the wrong "artists"— 🌎 (@🌎)1548095897.0
And then, of course, they came for country:
@new_branches All types of music is great but country has to go.— 𝐽. (@𝐽.)1548112578.0
I love this tweet more than any of the others:
@new_branches Anime openings and endings really do slap— TheGInLasagna. (@TheGInLasagna.)1548179464.0
Throwback!To be fair, people have been listening to classical music for, like, hundreds of years. I think it's safe to say it has some staying power.
If you're still looking for the best songs...
@new_branches The best songs are the ones no one else knows about— devils advocate (@devils advocate)1548179358.0
Again with the country hate!
@new_branches Country music is the single worst thing to ever happen to music— kevin (@kevin)1548130498.0
Sorry guys, everything is bad.
@new_branches Music nowadays is trash 🗑 there’s so many rappers that can hardly even rap, the same beat to every si… https://t.co/uVVWsLWDiB— Pepppaaaa (@Pepppaaaa)1548191141.0
This is an interesting take!
@new_branches true musicians write their own music...,,,,,,..,,, u can have a good voice / be talented on an instru… https://t.co/7mYGuqK3ZU— ♡ 𝕘𝕒𝕓𝕓𝕪 ♡ (@♡ 𝕘𝕒𝕓𝕓𝕪 ♡)1548262994.0
You'll have to fight me if you disagree with this one:
@new_branches Hey there Delilah will always be one of the best songs on earth— estelle (@estelle)1548175881.0
Here's a hot take on KPOP:It seems like there's a lot to unpack here. I'm not totally sure how I feel about this one.
Bring on the sad music!
@new_branches Sad music>>>>>> happy music— Alden Brutus (@Alden Brutus)1548257569.0
Video game music even got a mention!When I was in the high school orchestra, we played a medley of songs from Halo and it was one of my favorite pieces of all time. Also, two words: Chrono. Trigger.
@new_branches Beyoncé’s music is extremely overrated— Reed Rompel (@Reed Rompel)1548231201.0
This person has a pretty good point about Ed Sheeran:
@new_branches Old ed sheeran songs were ok to nice but the new ones are horrible. The same low pitched voice with n… https://t.co/J43x0wfCn0— Vن (@Vن)1548231704.0
And, of course, Twenty One Pilot fans were in full force:I'm not personally a fan, but I recently found myself on the Wikipedia page for their latest album and, holy smokes, there is clearly a lot going on there.
And finally, this person instituted a new rule:
@new_branches albums should only be 7 songs— fino (@fino)1548263706.0