Following on from the What Grinds Your Gears thread in the guitar section, I wondering what grinds your gears in music.
For me it's got to be the ubiquitous full-tone lift (usually plus strings/choir) on the last verse of just about anything on X Factor type programs.
A distant second is songs that fade out at the end. Come on - if you can come up with an interesting or imaginative beginning, you should be able to come up with an imaginative or interesting ending.
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