Hi, and welcome to YouTube Music Sucks!

We are a music blog that reviews music gear and delves into various genres of music, exploring the history of music as it connects to the present day.

We love all genres of music, from electronic, to folk, rock, jazz, metal, to electropop, ambient, industrial, and the list goes on.

We are curious and admittedly obsessive music fans, players of many instruments, and avid listeners of anything we consider to be good.

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FYI, this blog was named before the Youtube Music platform appeared, making it perhaps seem like we don’t like the platform. Well, as it happens we have no qualms with it.

The name of this blog was coined by a spirited individual, who thought of it late one evening in a manic state of sorts, and hence the domain was purchased before it could be questioned.

Years later, it has stuck and it’s too late to turn back now! Plus we like our logo…

Our Staff

Here are some quick blurbs about each of our contributors, in case you were wondering who was sailing this ship through cyberspace…

Marko Jovanovic

Marko Jovanovic
Marko Jovanovic

Senior editor for Ultimate-Guitar, passionate about good music and quality gear. Bassist. King Crimson fan. Travel enthusiast.

Connect with him here: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/u/jomatami


Jerry Grey

Jerry Grey
Jerry Grey

Criminally sexy, hot to trot, Suburban Bicycle Gang member and collector of rare spoons.

Check out one of his songs here on Youtube:


Dave Fox

Dave Fox
Dave Fox

Recorder of many songs, haver of many albums. Dave (AKA Young Coconut) has been making music for the past twenty years or so, of varying genres and degrees of quality, to the dismay of listeners and algorithms everywhere. He’s also in the Suburban Bicycle Gang with Jerry Grey.

Dave has a keen interest in studying all aspects of music history, especially experimental / genres like jazz, krautrock, drum n’ bass, and no wave.

Here’s his Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1v3iPVEXzurahTI2Tm4Tpm


Jay Sandwich

Jay Sandwich
Jay Sandwich

Jay is an ex-shred guitar player and current modular synth noodler from a small town somewhere. Quote: “I’m a salty old sandwich with a perspective as fresh as bread.” No bull.


Michael Hornyak

Michael Hornyak
Michael Hornyak

Music experimentalist, developer of HyperInteractive Reality ( Light Paint HiR ), intrepid dude currently living in BC.

Michael can summon power from the ground where ever he may be, and can turn an ordinary room into a laboratory of light and sound if you give him a few hours, days, weeks, months, years.

Sarah Jane Music – Tainted Timeline Album Interview September 2020

Jay Sandwich

Sarah Jane Music, AKA Sarah Jane, the Aussie alt-rocker and popular Youtuber, is releasing a new album on Oct 23rd 2020 into the world. Being a fan of her highly emotive tracks, I thought I’d see if I could grill her on the details around this new album, ... [read more]

Best Downtempo Techno Artists

Dave Fox

One of the biggest revolutions in music came sometime during the late 1980s and the early 1990s. While all of the previous generations of musicians usually relied on “conventional” instruments, the evolution came with what we now know as electronic music.... [read more]

Checking Out The Best Rock Mandolin Players of All Time

Dave Fox

The guitar has made such a huge impact on all the genres. While it’s mostly associated with blues, rock, and especially metal music, it spread far into other territories of the music world. However, is it also possible to base rock music, for instance, on... [read more]

Best Black Metal Bands With Female Singers

Dave Fox

Back in the early 1980s, music began changing drastically. Although it’s open for discussion, the world of rock heavy metal genres saw probably the most diverse changes. You had anything from soft rock, punk, and up to extreme metal subgenres emerging dur... [read more]

Famous Users of Pro Co Rat Distortion Pedal

Jay Sandwich

If we were to look through the history of rock music, it wouldn’t take long for us to realize the importance of particular amps, pedals, or guitar models that made an impact on the genre. What’s more, one particular piece of gear along with a random accid... [read more]

Graham Coxon Guitar Setup and Rig Rundown

Dave Fox

The 1990’s were the time of significant changes in rock and metal music. The rise of grunge and alternative rock movement opened up new horizons and completely changed the game for the coming generation of musicians. One of the bands that made a huge brea... [read more]

A Beginners’ Guide to Guitar Pedals

Dave Fox

The world of electric guitars opens up new horizons of expression in music. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that it’s one of the most popular instruments out there. After all, there are so many different things that you can do with an electric guita... [read more]

Tony Iommi Rig Rundown

Dave Fox

There’s hardly any musician out there that’s as influential to metal music as Mr. Tony Iommi. Widely considered to be the one individual who created the entire genre on his own, it was his riffs and songs he wrote with Black Sabbath in the late 1960s and ... [read more]

We Review the Best Distortion Pedals For Metal

Dave Fox

When the gods made heavy metal, as per the gospel of Manowar, one of their first and only tenets, were to play it as loud and wild as (in)humanly possible. Since those early days, cunning minds and champions heavy music have been finding new ways to make ... [read more]

John Frusciante Rig Rundown

Jay Sandwich

Have you ever had a moment where you listened to a guitar player, and you’re thoroughly mesmerized not just by prodigious amounts of skill and musicality, but by the graceful ease they work wonders on their guitars? Some of these musicians play so incredi... [read more]