composers The Most Overrated Composers  

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Some composers are undeservedly worshipped. They aren't necessarily bad, just overrated. Strauss Jr., for example, was a nice composer, but only around Joplin level and doesn't even compare to greats like Beethoven and Chopin. Tchaikovsky was also an awesome composer, probably one of the top 20 composers of all time, but for some reason, he's worshipped at the same level as Mozart and Beethoven. (Of course, some are just downright bad: the likes of Yiruma and Einaudi are destroying music.) Here's a list of overrated composers.

Note: If you intend to put up Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Schubert or JS Bach, I don't think Ranker will be responsible for damages. ;)
list ordered by

1
158 127
John Cage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
John Cage United States of America

2
107 82
Ludovico Einaudi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Composers

3
108 85
Yiruma is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
Yiruma South Korea

4
123 131
Philip Glass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
Philip Glass United States of America

5
67 66
Karlheinz Stockhausen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Karlheinz Stockhausen Germany

6
37 36
Milton Babbitt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Milton Babbitt United States of America

7
61 75
Steve Reich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
Steve Reich United States of America

8
62 80
Carl Orff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Carl Orff Germany

9
77 114
Johann Strauss II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
Johann Strauss II Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Austria-Hungary

10
53 80
John Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added John Williams United States of America

11
16 20
Laurie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Laurie Anderson United States of America

12
17 22
Edgard Varèse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Edgard Varèse France, United States of America

13
47 72
Johann Pachelbel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
Pedro Perez added Johann Pachelbel Germany

14
25 36
Morton Feldman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Morton Feldman United States of America

The Greatest Romantic Era Composers

15
23 34
Charles Ives is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Charles Ives United States of America

16
17 24
Ralph Shapey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Ralph Shapey United States of America

17
14 19
Meredith Monk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Meredith Monk United States of America

18
18 28
Vincent Persichetti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Vincent Persichetti United States of America

19
16 26
David Lane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added David Lane

20
2 2
Henri Pousseur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Henri Pousseur Belgium

21
121 220
Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
yahyahassan added Frédéric Chopin Poland

The Best Frontmen in Rock

22
13 24
Léon Minkus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Léon Minkus Austria

23
2 5
George Frideric Handel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
henrysandersv added George Frideric Handel England, Germany

24
6 15
Libby Larson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Libby Larson

25
6 15
Josef Hauer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Josef Hauer

26
9 21
Vincent d'Indy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Vincent D'indy France

27
11 25
Iannis Xenakis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Iannis Xenakis

28
5 14
Tikhon Khrennikov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Tikhon Khrennikov Russia

The Greatest Classical Guitarists of All Time

29
5 15
Nikolai Roslavets is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Nikolai Roslavets

30
51 104
Hector Berlioz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
Davide Trucchi added Hector Berlioz France

31
9 24
Robert Alexander Schumann is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
Јастреб Свобода added Robert Alexander Schumann Germany - If Chopin and Strauss II are overrated, then Robert Schumann is also overrated...

32
19 45
Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky Russia

33
66 140
George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
George Gershwin United States of America

34
41 91
Aaron Copland is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
Seung Kim added Aaron Copland United States of America

35
11 32
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
1523891586810 added Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austria, Holy Roman Empire

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

36
43 102
Erik Satie is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
Erik Satie France

37
31 81
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
Evan Robinson added Ludwig van Beethoven Austrian Empire, Germany - He sucks massive balls all day

38
15 47
Zoltán Kodály is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Zoltán Kodály Hungary, Austria-Hungary

39
63 164
Johannes Brahms is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
Brennon McFarlane added Johannes Brahms Germany

40
26 81
Georges Bizet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
yahyahassan added Georges Bizet France

41
18 65
Edvard Grieg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Edvard Grieg Norway

42
60 182
Antonio Vivaldi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overrated Composers

43
12 53
Christoph Willibald Gluck is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
gnicholls added Christoph Willibald Gluck Germany

44
34 117
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overrated Composers

45
22 84
Gioacchino Rossini is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
wwart1020 added Gioacchino Rossini Italy

46
76 239
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overrated Composers

47
39 139
Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
yahyahassan added Sergei Rachmaninoff United States of America, Russia

48
39 139
Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overrated Composers
Davide Trucchi added Igor Stravinsky France, United States of America, Russia