musical tastes

New Study About US Musical Tastes Reveals Less Dislike For Rap And Metal, More Dislike For Classical And Rock

By Alyson Camus | October 15, 2015

‘Across the board we saw a decline in the proportion of people who dislike any one genre, with some exceptions,” said study co-author Omar Lizardo in an interview. More and more young people are likely to say they like rap music and heavy metal. ‘That is one of the most dramatic changes that we observed,’ added Lizardo. ‘In 1993, heavy metal was the top-disliked genre across all Americans, followed by hip-hop.’