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Topic   Old man thread but damn music is horrible now

michaeld
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* 27-Feb-2013(#1)
So I signed each of my kids up for a Spotify premium account and I was checking it out...GARBAGE. I looked at the hot or top 100 lists and there was not one damn song I liked, most of the "artists" were stuff I have never heard of(but I am out of the loop with music, have been for years). Autotune this, electronic junk that..vomits
flyngmonbob
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27-Feb-2013(#2)
right, because you dont like the music, that means the music is garbage... makes perfect sense.
MikeyWhoa
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* 27-Feb-2013(#3)
Music is art. Art is expression. Expression is opinion. Hate what you hate. Love what you love.



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Concat
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* 27-Feb-2013(#4)
I haven't liked popular music since the grunge scene died. But then again, no one likes my music so I just keep to myself instead of old man chest thumping.

Teen/tween girls drive the charts so it's not like we have any stake in what's popular. I don't really understand why, either. It seems like all girls like the same crap, where as males tend to be more varied in their tastes. Or maybe it's just because young males like video games, and young females like celebrities - and let's be honest, a lot of popular artists are simply manufactured celebrities. I don't know any guys that have crushes on their favorite artists, but it's practically a requisite for females.

That and women like to dance, and men don't.
RagingShadow07
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27-Feb-2013(#5)
Listen with real Beatz instead of knockoffs :p

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> I only eat my apples in slices now, beacuase I'm afraid of getting
> sued after taking a bite
RagingShadow07
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27-Feb-2013(#6)
But yeah, most music really does suck now.

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LinksALefty wrote:
> I only eat my apples in slices now, beacuase I'm afraid of getting
> sued after taking a bite
Scots
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27-Feb-2013(#7)
MikeyWhoa wrote:
> Music is art. Art is expression. Expression is opinion.
> Hate what you hate. Love what you love.

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michaeld
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* 27-Feb-2013(#9)
flyngmonbob wrote:
> right, because you dont like the music, that means the music is garbage...
> makes perfect sense.

Im speaking for me, I couldn't care less what other people like. I figured that should be obvious
Scorch
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27-Feb-2013(#10)
I'll listen to plenty of the top 100. I think a solid amount of what's up there is genuine. but what really gets to me is the corporate manufactured garbage with fake, plastic 'people' like nicky manaj that are paraded around. disgusting.

but I usually just throw spotify on 90's radio.

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JeshK5
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* 27-Feb-2013(#11)
Karaiya
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27-Feb-2013(#12)
I don't know, that new Will I am and Britanny joint goes hard in the club.

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ShishioMakoto
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27-Feb-2013(#13)
Karaiya wrote:
> I don't know, that new Will I am and Britanny joint goes hard in the
> paint.
>
>


FTFY

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trueking
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28-Feb-2013(#14)
I highly doubt that the entire Top 100 list is terrible. You either have one ridiculous high level in what you expect from music, hate every damn thing in the entire world, or are just one closed minded old piece of poo.

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tioberto2000
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28-Feb-2013(#15)
Pop music nowadays blows.

But gosh darn it I cant that Taylor swift song out of my head.

Trouble trouble trouble...
LinksALefty
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28-Feb-2013(#16)
Catchy music and good music are drastically different things.
tioberto2000
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28-Feb-2013(#17)
Well, for my money, I don't know if it gets any better than when Michael Bolton sings "When a man loves a woman."
whitefire
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28-Feb-2013(#18)
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Remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."
Noid
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* 28-Feb-2013(#19)
michaeld wrote:
> So I signed each of my kids up for a Spotify premium account and I
> was checking it out...GARBAGE. I looked at the hot or top 100 lists
> and there was not one damn song I liked, most of the "artists" were
> stuff I have never heard of(but I am out of the loop with music, have
> been for years). Autotune this, electronic junk that..vomits

Agreed. Most of today's music is a science experiment, at best. Compare this garbage to Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms and see how far it falls short.  * raspberry *

MikeyWhoa wrote:
> Music is art. Art is expression. Expression is opinion. Hate what
> you hate. Love what you love.

I've been thinking about this on and off for awhile now. Art gets off too lightly just because lots of people stop and pay attention to it. The same thing could be said for car crashes and train wrecks. But, those aren't art...or are they?  * surprise *
michaeld
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28-Feb-2013(#20)
Noid wrote:
> michaeld wrote:
>> So I signed each of my kids up for a Spotify premium account and
> I
>> was checking it out...GARBAGE. I looked at the hot or top 100
> lists
>> and there was not one damn song I liked, most of the "artists"
> were
>> stuff I have never heard of(but I am out of the loop with music,
> have
>> been for years). Autotune this, electronic junk that..vomits
>
> Agreed. Most of today's music is a science experiment, at best. Compare
> this garbage to Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms and see how far it falls
> short.  * raspberry *
>
> MikeyWhoa wrote:
>> Music is art. Art is expression. Expression is opinion. Hate what
>> you hate. Love what you love.
>
> I've been thinking about this on and off for awhile now. Art gets
> off too lightly just because lots of people stop and pay attention
> to it. The same thing could be said for car crashes and train wrecks.
> But, those aren't art...or are they?  * surprise *

There are certain artists that people 100 years from now, Lil____insert name, Swedish House Mafia or name any of the the pop crap today and no one will know
shadyfozzie
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28-Feb-2013(#21)
How to make a rap song:
Step 1. Create a catchy, repetitive beat
Step 2. Create a refrain that is very easy to remember and rhymes (but does not have to be logical)
Step 3. Talk so fast that no one understands the rest of the song
Step 4. Create a music video. All you need is 300 of your closest friends, and every female in bikinis, and everyone is drunk
Bonus step: Create a stupid dance that makes no sense but 'follows' your song.
Discgolfer123
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28-Feb-2013(#22)
shadyfozzie wrote:
> How to make a rap song:
> Step 1. Create a catchy, repetitive beat
> Step 2. Create a refrain that is very easy to remember and rhymes
> (but does not have to be logical)
> Step 3. Talk so fast that no one understands the rest of the song
> Step 4. Create a music video. All you need is 300 of your closest
> friends, and every female in bikinis, and everyone is drunk
> Bonus step: Create a stupid dance that makes no sense but 'follows'
> your song.

You forgot to add that you need someone to repeat the last word of every sentence you say, right after you say it.

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darkslime
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28-Feb-2013(#23)
shadyfozzie wrote:
> How to make a rap song:
> Step 1. Create a catchy, repetitive beat
> Step 2. Create a refrain that is very easy to remember and rhymes
> (but does not have to be logical)
> Step 3. Talk so fast that no one understands the rest of the song
> Step 4. Create a music video. All you need is 300 of your closest
> friends, and every female in bikinis, and everyone is drunk
> Bonus step: Create a stupid dance that makes no sense but 'follows'
> your song.

how to recognize a gametz member: he hates rap music

i can generalize like you
michaeld
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* 28-Feb-2013(#24)
I dont like rap either but we could apply that to metal or about any genre..well change a few things
minicoop456
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28-Feb-2013(#25)
michaeld wrote:
> I dont like rap either but we could apply that to metal or about any
> genre..well change a few things

Exactly. Every genre has its good and bad qualities. You can't just base everything off of a few artists you hear.
Y2k
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28-Feb-2013(#26)
The trouble with music is the same problem it had 20-30 years ago.......overplayed on the radio, lack of innovation and originality, and the music industry so desperate to find the next panty-drip causing phenom......but basically gross over-exposure. If you want to take the worst lyric song on the radio today (likely something by Justin Bieber, Kesha, or Taylor Swift) and compare it to an actual musician from years gone by, you'll be proudly stating that all pop music today sucks. Bands seem to rely more on synthesizers and computer-augmented voiceovers now than they did 30 years ago......but it still happened then to a lower technological standpoint. It would be just as easy to pull some overplayed crap from the 80's and compare it to some of the quality pop musicians today. Artists today seem to spend far less time 'paying their dues' and instead learn everything in studio.....but there are exceptions.





Finn
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* 28-Feb-2013(#27)
Most music sucks! But to be completely honest I would like to put people that support artists (hahahah fudge) that use Autotune in a bus (may need multiple buses) and push it off a cliff. Music today (most pop bullcrap) is void of any real meaning or substance! That fact that these pieces of crap make money and have NO fudging skill pisses me off even more!

Y2k is right, Dean Cain should cut a record and inject some much needed originality into the business! He will do for music what he did for acting! VIVA LE CAIN!

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JeshK5
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28-Feb-2013(#28)
Most don't do anything more than what anyone else could with the right type of hard/soft ware
Spunion
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28-Feb-2013(#29)
I'm probably not one to judge, I pretty much listen to bluegrass and The Grateful Dead with a little funk and folk here and there. Mumford & Sons sucks.
michaeld
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28-Feb-2013(#30)
Have you ever seen The Festival Express? Great footage of the Dead playing live
Chad
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28-Feb-2013(#31)
I read something years ago about how your musical tastes are generally set sometime between age 13 and 25 and for most people once they are set, they are set. That doesn't mean your preference in specific songs or genres wont change, but that they use the same neuro paths. Those whose tastes in music never set or set later were were more likely to keep their mental faculties longer and were less prone to dementia and the likes. I think there was a suggestion that you should continue listening to music you dont "get" and try to gain an appreciation for it, though that may have been from something else.

bottom line what im saying, when youre 60, you're gonna be a crazy cat lady.
Spunion
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28-Feb-2013(#32)
michaeld wrote:
> Have you ever seen The Festival Express? Great footage of the Dead
> playing live

No, but my favorite concert DVD is Jerry Garcia Band Live At Shoreline. Mevlin Seals is the fudging man, I go see Mevlin's JGB every time they are in Denver. I'm considering using some vacation days at work to travel to Arcata, CA to see them on 4/20  * winking raspberry *
michaeld
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* 28-Feb-2013(#33)
I highly suggest watching it. It is a documentary about a concert that traveled by train across Canada in 1970. There is a goldmine of footage from the Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy and others

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSHBgg69MCc&feature...
theyrhere
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28-Feb-2013(#34)
A lot of music sucks, and most of it that sucks is easily available on the radio and such...but it takes like 5 seconds to find different stuff that you might like. If you want to listen to good music, put forth the extra bit of effort (if it's even difficult enough to use the word "effort"). Granted, the new stuff I listen to is usually just new releases from my favorite artists, but it's a wide enough variety that I don't get bored.
lpeters82
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* 28-Feb-2013(#35)
I kind of like the newer folk / pop fusion that's going on now. If it wasn't for hipsters I'd be even more into it. It's just annoying when people dislike things just because they become mainstream. That's one of my biggest pet peeves.
Lino
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28-Feb-2013(#36)
Tool is finally gonna release an album this year!!
sdwyer138
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28-Feb-2013(#37)
What's popular on the radio and tv comes and goes and is generally filler at best. Regardless of what type of music you like, if you look hard enough, like theyrhere said, you can find amazing music that will never make its way on to mass media. I average buying ~10 new releases a year of bands that I absolutely love. I also have to buy a majority off ebay cause what I like just isnt sold in retail here.
shadyfozzie
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1-Mar-2013(#38)
Just imagine when we are older and we listen to our music, and it's Snoop Dogg rapping about banging girls, smoking weed and getting wasted.
Reed
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1-Mar-2013(#39)
Thrice.
darkslime
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1-Mar-2013(#40)
shadyfozzie wrote:
> Just imagine when we are older and we listen to our music, and it's
> Snoop Dogg rapping about banging girls, smoking weed and getting wasted.
you are missing out on a lot of good music if you judge it by the content of the lyrics
Concat
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1-Mar-2013(#41)
yeah don't judge music by it's lyrical and musical content.
darkslime
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1-Mar-2013(#42)
i judge music by if it sounds good not what they're saying, its kind of ridiculous to judge people by what's going on in their heads because you have no idea to their situation
Concat
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1-Mar-2013(#43)
I listen to a lot of instrumental stuff because vocals and lyrics ruin so many songs for me. Lyrical themes don't always align themselves well to the musical themes present in a given song.

And seriously, if they are singing or rapping about hoes, money and shooting people in the face it's not for me. I tend to enjoy more philosophical lyrical themes, which tend to be more prevalent in metal. For example, even though Meshuggah's vocals don't do it for me, their lyrics are pretty profound and thought provoking. Snoop Dogg? Not so much, and I need more than some tired bass line to keep me interested. Repetitive and catchy isn't my thing. I like music that is varied, unique and ominous. Almost all my favourite songs are over 10 minutes long and heavy as fudge.

Of course, there are some guilty pleasures thrown in the mix. I'm not entirely adverse to catchy tunes. Hold up... heeeey-eeeey, all ma niggas who be thinking we soft...
MikeyWhoa
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1-Mar-2013(#44)
Concat wrote:
> Hold up... heeeey-eeeey, all
> ma niggas who be thinking we soft...

R.I.P.



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lpeters82
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1-Mar-2013(#45)
darkslime wrote:
> you are missing out on a lot of good music if you judge it by the
> content of the lyrics

I don't totally disagree. I don't always need deep lyrics to enjoy a song--I have a lot of songs that are just "feel good". It's not about the lyrics, but hearing them still makes me smile. Off the top of my head my example would be "Here Come the Sun" by the Beatles. Really simple, but I still enjoy listening to it.

psychopat
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1-Mar-2013(#46)
I'm with the OP when it comes to today's music at least 80% of it is complete junk. There's still some good tune I collect music as well as games and with over 10 000 songs on my itunes (all ripped CD's and LP's) i'd less than 5% of the artists in my list released their first record after 2000. What I mean is: I've got Metallica's Death Magnetic, Rush's Clockwork Angels and Iron Maiden Final Frontier but to me it's still 70's/80's music.
Concat
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1-Mar-2013(#47)
Actually Death Magnetic is a prime example of how music has gone to crap, and I don't even mean their writing - I mean the mixing. These butt-holes decides to make the CD version "loud" by getting rid of all the dynamics. They increased the volume across the board and the fudging thing clips by default. It's largely regarded as a embarrassment by audio engineers and the guy who mixed the CD publicy disowned the album stating that the audio files came to him already "brick walled."

http://mastering-media.blogspot.ca/2008/09/metalli...

Metallica defended the decision which just proves to me they aren't really interested in making music so much as they making money. It's a metal album that was given the pop treatment. Next we'll see James Hetfield using auto-tune.

Topic   Old man thread but damn music is horrible now