unlistenable

un·lis·ten·a·ble

 (ŭn-lĭs′ə-nə-bəl)
adj.
Being such that listening with comfort or pleasure is impossible: an unlistenable vocal performance.

unlistenable

(ʌnˈlɪsənəbəl)
adj
impossible or unpleasant to listen to
Translations
inécoutable
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And I often use Spotify as a way of trying out new music, and I'm listening to a lot of 20th century classical music at the moment, as a way of expanding my horizons, I suppose - about 50 per cent of is unlistenable, but at least I can say I tried Stockhausen...
At times it is almost unlistenable. In fact it's hard to imagine fans enjoying much about this record - too niche for the mainstream, too weird for hardcore.
At times, it is almost unlistenable. In fact, it's hard to imagine fans enjoying much about this record - too niche for the mainstream, too weird for hardcore.
One even described the song as "almost unlistenable." While this may be a little harsh, it has not gone unnoticed that Live It Up is essentially a Caribbean / Latin American song.
It's much easier to write something arty and unlistenable than it is to write an Oasis song.
Even Malcolm Gladwell, an Elvis Costello fanatic in his teens and early 20s, called it "unlistenable."
(All part of a great political tradition of co-opting songs for their campaigns and then making them completely unlistenable forevermore to people who may just actually be fans of the music.)
The result is that many of these concerts are now lost or recorded in such a poor quality as to render them unlistenable. The author tracks possible recordings exhaustively and provides insights into the maestro's decision-making process.
But by that same token, singer-pianist Tori Amos has been accused of being both pretentious and nonsensical on many occasions, and I'll admit, although I dearly love her first two albums, her increasingly surreal efforts have become more and more difficult to engage with, and while not unlistenable, I can honestly say she's had whole albums I've not listened to twice.
But for all of pop culture's fascination with Cohen, it's surprising that this song–about Leonard Cohen and a famous person, performing an infamous act, in a famous location–is not the Cohen song of choice among the countless who, by overdoing the song "Hallelujah," have turned it into a virtually unlistenable song.
For most, it would be considered unlistenable; for devotees of the American 1990s feminist punk Riot Grrrl movement that is their inspiration, it is merely disappointing.
Instead of making "Call Me Maybe" more unlistenable in the following video, the U.S.