Everyone likes different types of music. In my opinion, it doesn’t matter what music you listen to, if you’re nice to me I’ll be nice to you.
However, some people do not feel this way and are very judgemental about certain types of music. Many people brand music such as screamo and hardcore as being emo but this is not true. They are totally different genres with different chord structures, different tunings, different lyrical aims and different audiences.
For example, Niall Horan from One Direction is a Suicide Silence fan. Many people would never think a member of a boy-band would listen to such a heavy and different band to the one he’s in but it shows that everyone likes different types of music. I think that alternative bands are better and more talented than other music artists because they don’t use auto-tune and they help many people through difficult times with their use of personal, thought-provoking lyrics that other genres don’t tend to utilise. They put a lot of emotion into their performances and this helps a lot of people.
Alternative bands’ lyrics are meaningful and appeal to many people around the world. They will do anything not to disappoint their fans and don’t take their fame for granted. For example, Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides) broke 3 ribs in the middle of a show and he stayed on and played the whole set because he didn’t want to disappoint their fans, whereas Justin Bieber turned up 1 hour 45 minutes late to his show without letting any of the fans know. This shows how much more respect alternative artists have for their fans than pop artists.
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