Top 10 Bands Your Girlfriend Cannot Stand

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Not all the girls are mad for One Direction.
A shared taste in music can be a critical part of any couple's relationship, from going to a concert on their first date to narrowing down that one special song for their first wedding dance. But what if that's not the case? Just from a bit of casual Googling, it's not difficult to find divorce attorneys' Web sites that list album collections as a common example of personal property that gets disputed when couples decide to untie the knot.

Recently, as a sort of experiment, Rocks Off asked ten of our male contributors to ask a woman in their life -- wife, girlfriend, ex-girlfriend, even a close friend, just not a blood relation -- to name one band or artist they just cannot abide.

What a great question, right? Easy to answer, but almost impossible to agree on. Some answers came back almost right away in replies that seemed almost reflexive, while others took a few days and came in the form of carefully considered paragraphs.

Either way, it was clear that the women we asked did not require much prompting at all.

"Because [of] their extreme whininess."

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The Cure
I want to preface this by saying that because I was something of a (read: totally) Goth in high school this used to piss me off more than anything.

I hate the Cure.

I hate them. And everyone -- everyone -- used to assume that just because I wore black lipstick and had a deathmullet (for those of you that are unaware of this most unflattering of hairstyles for overweight depressed teens, it's when your hair is long on top and shaved underneath and on the sides, thus highlighting all of your multiple ear piercings and numerous chins), I was the Cure's biggest fan. Which I was not.

I was of the Depeche Mode camp because I (and maybe this is just me) do not find the sound of a grown man constantly choking back tears appealing and/or sexy, whereas Dave Gahan's voice is what lubricated vaginas (and assholes -- I don't judge!) are made of. Can we put a tape (tape, because I'm 32) together of them singing and do a test of who is just ultimately more panty-droppingly amazing in the vocal department?!

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The Cure and Metallica actually used to be good though

jeffbalke topcommenter

If you love Justin Timberlake and your girlfriend doesn't, there might be more going on here than musical taste...if you know what I'm sayin'. o_O

MadMac topcommenter

I get Jay-Z, (I like him) I get Metalica, (really, there's still a Metalica? who knew?) but um, is it a coinkydink or is like half this list built on female fans/sales? Bad mouth, (read: speak the truth) Chris Brown on twitter and 19 million future teen moms/battered women flat-blast you.  


I agree with the Jay-Z article, he's just hype


Jay-Z is a saint! How dare you badmouth him, anonymous woman! 

MadMac topcommenter

You can have my share o' dat, right along with Kid Rock, ICP, and John Mayer.

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