Wednesday Question: Music You Regret Hearing?

What tracks, albums or even bands are unbearable to your ear? Let us know here for a top 10 you'll always regret!

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No matter how much you love music, there's still some tracks or albums or even bands that are unbearable to the ear. You might be able to close your eyes if you see something unsightly, but when it comes to sound, there's no escape.

We want you to think back on the breadth of your experience as a music listener and fan, and help us answer this question:

What music do you regret ever hearing?

If could be a song, EP or album. You might go for pop songs, weak tracks by awesome artists or *gulp* "Lulu" (yawn). This is a pretty broad question, but we'd love to come up with a playlist that you DON'T want to hear for once.

If you think you've got the creative mettle to make a nomination, just post it below and vote for the best answers. We'll round up the winners for a top 10 poll you'll regret making this Friday. (Seriously though, let's have some fun with it!)

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    About 20 seconds worth of Lil Wayne's "rock" album.
    I agree. tough i have heard more of it. I found it as gruesome as anyone, but somehow also fascinating for some reason. And by that i mean lil wayne. Not the music.
    Anything by Nicki Minaj.
    I try not to be snobbish about music but Nicki Minaj is one of the very few people who makes music that it causes me active displeasure to hear.
    Tokio Hotel.
    Yep. Another lame excuse for UG to bash on "Lulu." Because that never gets old. Real keen sense of humor these people have.
    Backstreet Boys. I really don't know why but when I was 8 I think I was a queer. I listened to it recently and I don't know how I ever listened to that trash.
    Pretty much anything recorded in the last 10 years.....
    You must have a sad life if you can't enjoy anything new. I feel sorry for you.
    You younger people have set the bar so low with your underachieving that I would suspect that most anything sounds good to most of you...don't feel sad for me cause I come from a generation of musical over achievers.... now go listen to your Arcade Fire and your Goyte's and keep pretending.....
    Mr. Baloonhands
    well somebody sounds optimistic. Never say never man, i guarantee you theres a group of kids in their garage right now writing the next Sgt. Pepper waiting for their chance to turn the world on its head the way the bands you grew up with did and prove people like you wrong.
    so you obviously think you know about modern music. But you cite radio acts who I doubt people here listen to in the first place. Bands that have been great in the past 10 years? Alter Bridge to name one and even the past year The Winery Dogs came out with a great album. You cant say nothing good has come out and use pop as an example. Pop has never and never will be good music.
    From a musical composition standpoint and a production standpoint, the average Arcade Fire song isn't too different from an average Beatles song (or a lot of the popular "classics"). Different styles of course but where exactly is this underachieving? If anything music hasn't changed enough in the past few decades.
    "grr i only like led zeppelin,ac/dc and the beatles not your young whippersnapper hippity hoppity" theres always that one guy
    If only your generation had a Beatles or a Led Zeppelin or a Steve Via, or Eddie VanHalen.....but you got NOTHING....just a bar set WAY too low....
    I kind of get where you're coming from, but it's just wrong to think there's no good music out there nowadays. It's just not that popular. If you can manage to get into the aggressiveness of extreme metal, take a listen to Opeth and Orphaned Land.
    Tic, toc, tic, toc, tic, toc... can you hear that, mate? Of course you can't, you're stuck in time.
    So many great albums came out in the last 10 years. If you're thinking about pop music I can almost agree with you but even then there's been the likes of Gotye's last two albums which weren't much short of masterpieces.
    Unclebuck, go get high and listen to pink floyd, you bag $hit
    Tough when you know its the truth.... hows it feel to know that you not only have little to nothing to contribute musically you have also been left in the dust academically by kids living in 3rd world go sit behind your computer and GAME yourself into oblivion.....
    I have a few very loved albums from the past decade. If it extended to 20 you'd probably cover most of my top albums of all time.
    I don't care what you say, THIS is the worst song I have ever heard. EVER.
    I like how the song is called "Why". It just about sums it up. I actually kinda like it, admittedly, then again I listen to Free Jazz.
    Any One Direction song that directly ripped off Def Leppard, The Who or The Clash.
    The first 10 seconds of a Justin Bieber song. After that I turned it off
    Brokencyde. It's like a mashup of all the worst aspects of screamo and mainstream rap. It's barely listenable. I can't imagine how guys like that actually have careers.
    THAT'S NOT MY NAME... THAT'S NOT MY NAME. ..That horrid atrocity of a "song" by the Ting Tings or something.
    I was gonna post this, but I want to keep it original. I'm pretty torn between Beyonce's "WHO RUN THE WORLD? GIRLZZZ" and Rihanna's "OH NANA, WHATS MA NAME? OH NANA, WHATS MA NAME?" I think I'll go for Beyonce
    I'm not actually voting for anything, but knowing how predictable these "tell us something you don't like" lists are on UG, I'm going to hazard a guess at the final list: 10. Some *-core band I've never heard of 9. Nicki Minaj 8. One Direction 7. Kanye 6. Some pop song I've never heard 5. What Does the Fox Say 4. Lil Wayne 3. Justin Bieber 2. Some really famous 90's pop song that's actually really good but so catchy that it hurts. 1. Lulu
    *Obligatory Lulu Nomination*
    Metal Machine Music by Lou Reed is by far the worst thing ever :
    It's just a collection of static, feedback, white noise and lou Reed. Worst possible combination.
    You really want to undo the plethora of jokes and harmony that hating that album has brought us?
    Chris Cornell's solo "work" with Timbaland.
    Yes it is pretty awful, i'm convinced he only reunited Soundgarden to make up for this.
    The only redeeming feature of it is the women. inb4 some well-intentioned feminist jumps down my throat
    To be honest, anything Rihanna. Her voice has an amzing ability to get under my nails and burn there, start slowly shétting on my heart, whilst eating my soul out from the inside and magically taking all my positive emotions and leaving nothing but anger. Some other pop singers are ok, just not here.
    Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus I tried so long not to hear it, and was doing really well until that parody video showed up, so I watched that. Then I told my friends, who had to see it too, so they ended up looking it up with me around, etc. Now I've heard it enough times that I can't forget it, as much as I want to.
    Fall Out Boy - Save Rock N Roll
    Bandwagon's full, please catch another.
    So because that album is horribly over-produced, I'm jumping on a bandwagon?
    I don't even know the song in question, but the word "overproduced" makes me want to murder hamsters. Yes, hamsters are innocent and this word is exactly this retarded.
    Brilliant album buddy. The songs on it are great. If you can't appreciate because of lack of guitars, I feel sorry for you and all the others that upvoted it. To say it's over-produced is just wrong. Instrumentally it has a lot of layers, and they all play a part. Many producers would say it's a well produced album. So get off the bandwagon.
    GG Allin
    Lollipop by Lil' Wayne is, by a long shot, the worst song I've ever listened to in my entire life. So, there ya go.
    What Does The Fox Say? Quite an obnoxious song. For a while it was almost impossible to avoid it, people would play it pretty much anywhere and well, what the feck was it?
    Nero Galon
    "what the feck was it? " It was a song written for a Norweigan TV Sketch. Much like The Lonely Island. It was a joke from the beginning. People seemed to not understand the context of it though and it managed to go viral.
    Perhaps, but it is still obnoxious and the fact that it managed to go viral just made the situation worse.
    I think its hilarious. How did nearly no one understand that it was a joke.
    Most people understand it's a joke song. But the thing with a comedy song is that it still needs to be 1. Funny and 2. Good. You really think that Flight Of The Conchords and Tim Minchin would've got worldwide acclaim if they released bad music?
    I understood it was a joke from the beginning. I never once thought "are they serious?", I mean its like thinking Gangnam Style was meant to be taken seriously. Just for some reason, I never found The Fox funny
    This is a pathetic question, music you regret hearing? There's stuff you don't like but how does one regret listening to something. It may be bad or get stuck in your head but that just shows you what you don't like. Do you regret trying things that you found to be bad, you now know whatever it is is bad and you don't like it, that's just one figuring out what their preferences are. How do you regret that?
    Blood on the Dance floor, Like, Holy shit, they make all other bad music look okay with their level of shit.
    'Barbie Girl' by Aqua Damn song has been stuck in my head since 1997 COME ON BARBIE LET'S GO PARTY AH AH AH YEAH I hate that guy's ****ing voice
    a drummer
    five finger death punch
    Damn everyone is hating on them since the Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, haven't you heard the earlier stuff by them like the Way of the Fist they're badass live and their drummer won Metal Hammer best drummer 2012, their last 2 albums a lot of people down rated on here for some reason but they both were number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Everyone just thinks they have to hate when a band does really well, another example would be Hail to the King by Avenged Sevenfold it was number 1 and did insanely well everywhere, they have gotten really big over the years and people just need to hate, if you want to say shit behind a computer u clearly will but if they were right in front of u you'd just keep quiet. And I won't be surprised when this comment gets down rated haha 99% of the people saying shit about these bands would have no chance to write something half as good. Notice I didn't say all because clearly Robb Flynn has a lot of talent and Machine Head is my fav. band in the world but it just really annoyed me that he had to crap on the A7X album because he of all people knows what its like being a band of that genre because they've been doing it about 20 years, he prob. just said it cause he is jealous that they aren't as big, but they diffidently deserve to be.
    I don't hate them because they are popular or successful these days. It's the fact that Five Finger writes songs that just scream LIFT WEIGHTS AHHHH. As for the Avenged Sevenfold album, it's boring, near covers of older metal songs. I have seen FFDP live and they put on a good show. High energy and they perform well but that doesn't totally make up for their song writing which is very monotonous and just.. sorta.. jock ish..
    5FDP is their own form of metal, dude. I admit, they sound a little Slipknot-ish, but who gives a crap? Lift weights? Really? More like the Way of the Fist and 100 Ways to Hate.
    I never said anything about them sounding like Slipknot. I suppose their styles are comparable though.
    FFDP's earlier stuff is just rehashed NuMetal. Also, since when has charting high on the Billboard200 meant anything?
    Hahaha I see you're point bro Biebs and other pop artists made that all the time but it means something when a band from a genre not so popular makes it there cause it shows that the fans will actually go out buy the records and support the music they love
    Bound 2 by Kanye. My poor, poor ears.
    Whaaaaa Bound 2 was my favorite on his new album! It was good! But I guess everyone has their opinion...
    I love Yeezus, especially Bound 2. Leagues ahead of any popular artist.
    You're kidding right? Bound 2 was an atrocity of a song. Kaynes too high on his Ego horse to even realize he makes such shit
    You need to check out Saul Williams, the artist that Kanye was trying to rip off with Yeezus
    Not jumping on Lulu hate bandwagon, but I love Metallica and I have a growing fondness of Lou Reed, but thecombination was painful to saythe least.
    Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
    For some reason, hearing Kings of Leon makes me want to listen to Mastodon. Specifically Mastodon, and I don't know why. But Kings of Leon suck.
    I second that. The guy needs some antibiotics for that cold he's had for the last 10+ years.
    This so much. Can't stand that song and to be honest, the band. The singer always sounds like hes running out of breath at the end of each sentence.
    Justin Bieber "Baby" -.- although one of the best moments of my life was a bus journey when it came on the radio and the whole bus yelled at the bus driver to turn that shit off. A little bit of faith in humanity restored.
    I don't see what the big deal is. Obviously if the radio was playing Justin Bieber, it was mixed in with songs by his musical peers (who are no better than he is). His music is terrible, but it's not relatively terrible in the context of pop music. It blends in just fine, yet you obviously had no problem with whatever was on before that song. If that song was from anyone else, I'm sure it wouldn't have gotten the same reaction from the bus.
    Wiz khalifa or what ever his name is. He was just talking over some Alborosie's song. So horrible. And people call him rapper
    The first Hinder album. Or their music in general. I was hoodwinked in to buying it by an ex who I thought had good taste. That crap was promptly ejected and smashed with a loud WTF!?