Some sounds are so offensive that it's almost impossible to forget their shriek. Whether it's an awful band, an unpleasant sound or just a crime against music, Ultimate Guiat readers nominated sounds they regret hearing. Here's the results.
Think you know a worse sound than the ones listed here? Post them in the comments below.
No one wants to listen to the sound of a sex criminal, which is exactly what sick frontman Ian Watkins is after being found guilty of the most unpleasant crimes ever reported on Ultimate Guitar. At least Gary Glitter is happy that the heat has been taken off him for a while.
9. Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono delivers "art" at an "exhibit" full of "happy" listers. Either that, or she's having a stroke in front of an audience. Now that really would be groundbreaking.
8. Carly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe"
There was a time during 2012 when this song was inescapable - especially when its catchy hook gets caught in your head, whether you like it or not. One smart hacker even whipped together a website which plays any song on an infinite loop, using this as the default track which goes on, and on, an…
7. Fall Out Boy "Save Rock 'n' Roll"
SOMEONE, PLEASE, SAVE ROCK N' ROLL FROM THIS CULTURAL CAR CRASH!
6. The First 10 Seconds of Any Justin Bieber Song
Let's avoid grabbing Bieber tracks from YouTube - he has enough hits already. Instead, here's a fail compilation that shows Bieber's talented side.
5. The Ting Tings "That's Not My Name"
The two-piece that couldn't get past this one-hit wonder.
(So what was her name, after all that? Anyone?)
4. Tokio Hotel
Tokio Hotel are a German band who make awful sounds. They're not the first, and won't be the last, but this is the worst example of euro-rock around, according to UG readers.
3. Rebecca Black "Friday"
A schoolgirl with rich parents gets a songwriting package deal. Her singing is so bad that it sets the world literally on fire, ruining rain forests and boiling the oceans. The only things to survive are cockroaches, pebbles, and Rebecca Black who survives to record "Saturday."
2. Anything by Nicki Minaj
Why doesn't Nicki Minaj look real? Because she isn't. She was invented by dark forces who want to distract the population for their commercial means. Standard major record label strategy, innit?
1. Lil' Wayne's 'Rock Album' 'Rebirth'
A hip hop artist picks up a guitar and thinks he can record a rock album. His career flipped on a 180 turn and the world didn't know how to react. This could be the only thing worth listening to on the whole list, just because it's so darn surreal. Seriously, this is one of the worst albums ever recorded, and must be heard to be believed.
Think you've heard a worse album? Let us know in the comments.