Can We Guess How Old You Are Based on the Music You Hate?

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Emily Maggrett

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Every generation has a type of music that they simply can't stand. Stereotypically, baby boomers loathe rap, while Gen Xers groan at the very mention of '70s soft rock. While they don't like admitting it, older millennials stereotypically are annoyed by dubstep, whereas younger millennials either love SoundCloud mumble rap or think it's amateurish and awful. 

So ... where do you stand? And what does that say about your age? Keep in mind, music micro-trends have a big impact on some groups of people while totally passing by others. For instance, folks who graduated high school in the late '90s probably have vivid memories of the United States' brief flirtation with British trip-hop, while people who are in high school now wouldn't know the difference between Jamiroquai and Portishead. Most teenagers today have strong opinions about Shawn Mendes vs. Troye Sivan, but their parents likely think that both singers look a lot like David Cassidy. 

Do you think you're an exception to these generational rules? Prove it by taking this quiz! Tell us how you feel about FKA Twigs, Bob Seger, Skrillex and Eminem, and we'll tell you exactly how old you are. We know you're dying to see if we can get it right, so come on: let's play!

In your opinion, who's the most irritating pop diva of all time?

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You're dancing at a club when the DJ starts spinning a very dumb track. What is it?

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How do you ACTUALLY feel about Taylor Swift?

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In your opinion, what's the worst song of all time?

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Which version of Beyoncé is your least favorite Beyoncé?

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Let's say that you're shopping at the mall when an absolutely terrible song starts playing. It's so bad, in fact, that you leave the store. Now ... which song did you imagine hearing?

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You're in an elevator. What DON'T you want to hear?

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In your opinion, which of these rappers is totally overrated?

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The most attractive person you've ever met invites you to a dubstep concert. You say ... ?

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What's the worst metal song of all time?

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You're at a wedding. A certain pop hit comes on. As everyone else dances, you shake your head in disgust. What's the song?

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Which female singer-songwriter could you totally do without?

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Musical fads come and go (on the radio at least, if not in our hearts). In your opinion, which one of these short-lived musical revivals actually sucked?

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Which one of these love songs is the absolute worst?

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Can you name a genre of music so bad, you'd move if your neighbor liked to play it?

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Your partner is going to see their favorite boy band in concert. You're dreading going with them. Which of these bands is playing?

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Can you name the whiniest song of all time?

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You either really love country music, or you really hate it. In your opinion, what's the worst kind of country?

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"[Name of band or musician] sucks." Can you complete this sentence?

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You've just been dumped. Which song should your roommate NOT play to comfort you?

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Some people adore male crooners. Others wish they could banish all male crooners to the woods. Which of these croonsters makes your skin crawl the most?

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With graduation coming up, your high school is having students vote on which song they want to hear at commencement. Which of these songs would you vote against?

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How do you feel about grunge?

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Believe it or not, some people actually like rap metal. In your opinion, which rap metal group needs to stop "making" "music"?

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Imagine that your child is learning to play guitar. Which song do you hope they DON'T have to practice?

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Because you killed it at a series of dance auditions, ALL these musicians want you to be in their music videos. Which one would you say no to?

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If you HAD to decide which of these hip-hop songs is the most annoying, which one would you pick?

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You're at a party. Someone says, "Hey, let's listen to chillwave." You say ... ?

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For Valentine's Day, your partner brings you flowers, cleans your house and cooks you dinner. The stage is set for romance ... then they put on a song that's an utter deal-breaker. What is it?

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Which male singer-songwriter do you consider less than ... good?

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