8. Rap & Hip Hop This genre can alter your mood in a few ways depending on the song’s lyrics, tempo and overall message. Rap songs often promote anger, misogyny and violence, but some people say that rap relaxes them. Maybe avoid ‘gangsta rap’ and choose something with more conscious lyrics.
9. Heavy Metal These typically aggressive lyrics and melodies can certainly have certain negative effects on your mood. However, like rap and hip hop, everyone is different and some might argue that people who listen to heavy metal music have higher self-esteem.