Here's a fun test. How many minutes of this music can you stand to listen to? It has become fashionable for rockers to play with symphonies, started with the Moody Blues I guess but so many others have done it. Swedish rocker Yngwie Malmsteen wanks here with the Japanese Philharmonic for over an hour in the most offensive way possible. Starts at about the 5:40 mark.
I made it less than three minutes from there. Excruciatingly bad. Can you last longer than that?