Numerous Mexican songs are great, helping the country gain moral and civil ground. With the good, you can always find the bad. Songs that can taint the music for all musicians.
Mexican music is so bad because much of it is created and produced for a purpose. It is not like much of the past and present music that was simply made for entertainment.
Why Is Mexican Music So Bad?
1. Every Mexican Song Sounds The Same
There are some Mexican songs that all sound the same, which is because some of the music genres found in the country follow the same premise and the same beats.
Banda, Nortena, and Tambora are all older genres of Mexico, and as such, they have older instrument ensembles that can all sound the same if you do not listen to them regularly.
Facts are that many people hear the same beat, the same style of singing, and the same basic lyrics, which makes people think that Mexican music is bad.
2. Mexican Songs Sound Like They Are Yelling
Numerous songs from all countries sound like the artists are yelling. Some of it is hard to understand and simply puts you on edge because people yelling is usually not good.
In Mexican culture, yelling is a good way to express themselves. The “Grito,” as it is called, is the cultural expression of joy, happiness, and pride that consists of yelling out loud for all to hear.
For many, the “Grito” is not part of their culture, so it is hard to understand how yelling is a good thing, especially when it comes to a song that randomly comes on while listening to the local radio station.
3. Two Languages Combined Do Not Sound Good
Spanglish, as some Mexican songs have been called, is part English and part Spanish, mixing the languages up off and on throughout the entire piece.
If you are fluent in both languages, you may find the Spanglish song interesting, but if not, the switching back and forth can be confusing.
It can even be said that it is annoying to the point of hating the song. Hating songs within a genre likely causes bad feelings towards all the songs that come out of the country. In this case, Mexico.
4. Mexican Songs Are Used To Criticize Social Problems
It has been all across the news about how Latin and Mexican music has been changing the way the country thinks. It is one of the most common ways for citizens to voice their distress and disagreement.
Reggaeton was a Latin movement that essentially challenged the country’s leader, which soon became a global revolution. A revolution that was started by a musician named Bad Bunny.
Musicians such as J. Balvin followed in Bad Bunny’s footsteps, using music on social media platforms to shape and mold the younger generations of Mexican citizens that want to see some changes.
5. Mexican Songs Show A Low Level Of Culture
Change is inevitable. Citizens of a country that have been around the block a couple of times do not like to see the culture they grew up with start to disappear.
It happens, though. No matter how much you fight it, the songs of the generations coming up will be different, showing a lack of old-school culture.
Today’s songs do not follow the lines of the original culture that Mexico has seen throughout the years. The blame for this has fallen on the shoulders of the American people and the influences they have had.
6. Low Education Levels Come Out In Songs
It has been shown worldwide that music is an essential aspect of education. When introduced to good music, the younger the children are, the better off they are.
Mexican songs have the opposite effect, though. Mexican educational systems are far behind the rest of the world due to excessive dropouts and lack of attendance.
Musicians that sing songs targeted toward the younger generation are not as educated as they should be, which comes out in low-educated music that teenagers seem to center around.
7. Mexican Songs Influence Young Latin Citizens
Songs of oppression are good to listen to as long as the reality of the situation can end on a positive note. Mexican music does no such thing, though.
In fact, the songs of oppression can lead to many things, including violent opposition against the government and all the authority figures, such as the police and militia.
That is not to say that all Mexican music negatively affects the country’s youth, but much of it does, even though that may not have been the reason behind the song in the first place.
8. Mexican Music Is Meant To Lead Protests
Oppression. Violent leadership. Corrupt officials. Corrupt police forces. Control by drug Cartels. All are some of the most significant issues in Mexico.
Youths of the nation are starting to stand up for better conditions, and the charge is being led through the vocals of some of the older people who have lived through hardships.
Songs that are meant to inform the general population of teenagers about how things are, why they are wrong, and the ways that things should be. What the educational systems should be teaching.
9. Mexican Songs Lead To Violence
Mexican music may not have been trying to cause violence. It is sung to the nation to try and get the citizens to realize how bad things are.
This leads to peaceful protests that are met by the people they have serious issues with. Since the country is controlled by drug lords, it never stays peaceful.
Violence can start on either side, which 9 out of 10 times it does, and then it will escalate from there. Young adults are beaten, thrown in jail, and not treated in a very humane manner.
It is a common misconception that one country’s music is terrible while another’s is great. It all boils down to your personal tastes and the tastes of the person next to you.
Every country has some harmful side effects from specific genres of music, and Mexican music is no different. People’s responses to the music should be at fault, not the songs themselves.