In a recent NPR social media poll, asking readers to name the music genres they completely ignore, both Rap and Opera hit sour notes for many.
Said one participant about Opera, “Very little of opera is worth bothering with and even then only as instrumental music rather than as the sounds of tortured cats.”
Another participant had this to say about Rap: “Oh, and by the way, rap is not music. It is mostly a bunch of meaningless drivel by people with no real talent and who certainly should not get paid.”
Why do Rap and Opera “act like lightning rods when it comes to musical preferences?” NPR’s Tom Huizenga explores our reaction to these polar music genres in ‘Why Do People Hate Rap and Opera?‘
Do you hate Opera? Rap?
Why (or Why not?)