Why modern music is terrible.
Oh yeah, and the Beatles were denied several record label contracts because they were told that guitars and four piece bands were a passing phase in the early sixties :/
I love the music scene today because it’s so diverse. It’s an age where independent bands don’t need to become subservient mouthpieces for record companies because of all the technology available. You can get your name out yourself, and I know we all think of Myspace etc. as sites for pre-teen self-identifying emo kids but it’s truly an amazing thing that there are so many websites and opportunities to find music and release it. And every genre has split into a web of subgenres so there are infinitely more options than just listening to whatever the radio offers.
There’s always going to be bad music and there’s always going to be commercial stuff that idealizes certain traits in guys and girls but never before has it been so easy to find alternatives. I’m super into noise rock and post-rock so if you are too, give these a try:
“turns girls into whores and guys into pricks” kind of judgmental don’t you think?
I mean I am not really a fan of this generations popular music also, but I mean there is stuff out there for everybody.
I mean I am just talking about myself, but I am not really into the rock n roll type stuff. I think the most hardcore i’ve ever gone was like beastie boys.
@beyond, I also think the beatles are overrated
#bring on the prejudging!
I think you’re forgetting about the skill and knowledge of sound it actually takes to produce these things. There is no shortage of new artists in almost any genre, so why hate on modern music? The best thing to do is when you hear a song you don’t like is to just turn it off. Music is music, even if I don’t like the genre.
Your musical knowledge clearly is very limited. There is a lot of fucking awesome music out there, you just have to put effort in finding it.
I agree though that what you hear on the pop radio stations and music that is called ‘pop’ music nowadays, is not really creative, only made for commercial purposes.
But yeah, everybody his own taste right? I got a shitload of music that will give you goosebumps and let every cell of your body jump around like house of pain intended you to by their nr1 hit.
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@spaceman5150, it has to do with how the music is being marketed. lowest common denominator means selling to those who have no taste. It’s not the synthesizers fault. An artist can make music with a stick, a rubber band, or a tin can. It’s the artist, not the tools, and in this case the artists are just not very good. or if they are, they are signed to do what people tell them, and that is calculated music that people know other people will think sounds like something that might be cool somewhere (meaning garbage)
I make a very different music if you don’t mind the plug: http://soundcloud.com/healing-chime-audio
As a hardcore music nerd who listens to nearly everything from classical to hardcore, this sort of ignorance really sets me off.
First of all, radio music has always been garbage, son. Always. This is not a new phenomenon.
Instrumentation doesn’t make the music “real” or “fake.” A synthesizer takes just as much talent to play *well* as a guitar, a piano, or a cello. Hell, I doubt you could even turn a synthesizer on. What really makes music legit is the passion, soul, and authenticity put into it by the artist. It’s that simple.
But for reals, this shit is absolutely magical:
That second one is absolutely phenomenal. One of my favorite songs. So fucking chaoticfantasticalpoopshiteverywheregetthefuckouttamywayI’mlisteningtolightningbolt madness.
I don’t have much experience anywhere else, but the music scene in the Midwest is fantastic right now. Big things are happening in Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis, etc. Music these days isn’t bad, you’re just listening for it in all the wrong places
There’s a ton of modern music that just isn’t as popular as the radio’s mainstream hits, yet is on hundred million times better….
There’s some fucking amazing modern music out there, for suuure. It exists! Everywhere! Real musicians are alive and thriving. However I will completely agree that popular modern pop music is complete crap
@nickc2007, actually dubstep came from 2-STEP/UK Garage and DUB. youre right about disco and dance though
Rusko: Action Dread http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3igx-VLlT8M
What I’m getting out of this thread is how important music is to everyone. :) Imagine a world without music!
@7dabs, Maybe so, but UK Garage is an offshoot off house which is an offshoot of disco, and there’s fuck all ‘dub’ in dubstep. Did you know dubstep was initially called Croydon Techno? It’s just a fucking word that everyone thought sounded cool.
@spaceman5150, I’d say that you’re both right and wrong at the same time. In my opinion, the problem about today’s music is, that all the record companies and artists think about is money. A lot of the music that gets popular today (for example,. the music they play on the radio) is because of the picture that the media is making of today’s youth (party hard every weekend, drink like hell, fuck as many people as possible etc.). For companies, it’s all about money, they have forgotten the meaning of music: To show emotion, not make money. So, I’d say that in reality, it is money that is ruining music.
I, for one, like most music, although I don’t like most music they play on the radio. I listen to all kinds of music, but mostly music that isn’t ruined be the radio by continually playing it at least 3 times in one hour for every hour throughout the day.
@alex, Lindsey Stirling mixes her violin play with all kinds of other music, not only dubstep. She’s also made trance, some kind of African music, rock and theme songs. I recommend that everyone checks out her music: https://www.youtube.com/user/lindseystomp/videos?view=0
@beyond, That’s pretty much impossible to imagine, I’d say. In my opinion – like I said above – music is a way to express emotions. For music to not exist, we, as humans, would require to have no emotions what-so-ever – which I think is impossible.
@7dabs, I agree with you that Gramatik makes nice music – I really like his glitch hop tracks. I really like how he makes his music sound “funky”.
Although I make recommendations about what I think is good music, it is a matter of personal opinion and taste, what I think is good can be awful for another – we interpret music differently. Let people have their kind of music, let them be happy about their taste in music, then you can be happy about yours.
Fuck. All. Of. You. Motherfuckers. My favorite band split in 2009. Achieve that – modern, self-indulgent, underdeveloped, harebrained, obsoletes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBbyc3t-Ctc
@beyond, you know this track? Immortal Technique – Dance With The Devil
One of my favorits back in the days when I used to listen to Hip Hop only
@filipek, Yeah, I listened to it a while back. Quite depressive though. Music should be a fucking uplifting thing.
@flyingrhino, The Beatles are the reason we have favorite bands, innovators, just because they inspired love. Do you know what’s overrated? Metallica and Pink Floyd. Music that stimulates people to experience depression should be fucking forbidden. Like, you know. Go to hell. :)
“I’m not into writing fucking morbid music like the rest of these pricks that are playing here. They all write bollocks, you know what I mean? They’re all like fucking in “pain”, well my fucking ears are in pain hearing your fucking voice, you twat. Y’know what I mean? Music should be a fucking uplifting thing.”
Guess where Liam Gallagher got his inspiration from. :)
The great music takes you higher, beyond your mind, to silences which can give you a taste of meditation. Every one cannot understand, you will have to learn. You cannot just go and enjoy it, it needs a certain preparation in you, it needs a certain receptivity in you , a deep understanding of sounds and silence — because music consists of sound and silence.
@beyond, I think that’s sort of a personal opinion of yours. Floyd’s music has nothing to do wit sadness in my opinion. It comes to me as “waking up to reality” music. Even the instrumental ones ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK7HJvmgFnM&hd=1 ), they reach in to my deepest feelings. It cheers me up, it has nothing to do with depression.
You guys have clearly never been to a Folk music festival. There is so much joy and fun there. Folk music has a wide range and it is sometimes pretty rocking.
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