Why modern music is terrible.
I am a strong believer that todays pop music is absolute garbage and turns girls into whores and guys into pricks. If you have not noticed yet, all the music sounds the same. the one two three four bass beat the autotune voices that hide the fake talent, obscene lyrics that make no sense , and the fact that these people do not even write their own songs is just disgusting.
so flash back… everybody hated disco music….. the music now is just disturbing offending disco…
rock and roll, metal, any thing that will bring real bands back into play. forget all the synthesizer shit, bring back the guitar a singer a bassist and a drummer and music will be restored and happy. modern music makes people lazy because its all computer generated and takes absolutely no skill at all.
It is time to stop being lazy and get up learn how to play an instrument. Use the talents you have and bring back talent to music.
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@spaceman5150, I find you’re post really misguided to say the least. Although I do agree with you that pop music has declined in creativity the past 3 decades, you’re solution to the problem with just replacing all the synth dance music with Rock/Metal is pretty narrow minded. I feel that synths and computer created music is just as viable a music genre as any Rock genre, I don’t think it should be disregarded simple because of how much less “skill” it takes to compose. Skill has nothing to do with making great music. What really makes great music (and great art in general) is artistic and creative vision. I believe that if these mainstream pop stars would focus on their unique artistic vision instead of their persona, we would still have dance music, but it would be a lot more creative and interesting. Technology is just one way of expressing creativity, it isn’t where all the creativity comes from.
Modern music is beautiful.
You’re looking in all the wrong places, you’re getting sucked up into the most common outlets of music.
JJ Mofro, The XX, Alabama Shakes, The Weeks, My Morning Jacket.
So many bands have unbelievable talent.
We’re all too LAZY to show the world excellent music, so we just continue to throw money at people who entertain us momentarily.
I agree with the “Avicii-style” EDM part.
But there are some VERY good electronic artists too, such as Savant, BT, Coyote Kisses, and being the most different one in my opinion, Parov Stelar, he managed to fuse electronic beats with tango, jazz and other styles. BUT, they are not as close to the spotlight as Avicii is, unfortunately…
And of course, there are many many many other great artists as well, but I don’t think there is enough space here for me to cite them all :)
I hate the mainstream music nowadays. It’s fucking terribly simplistic, uncreative, raped of dynamics to make it loudest possible, it’s repetitive (same sounds and samples are being used over and over again). It’s actually just stupid.
The worst genres has got to be the “Avicii-style” EDM music and the mainstream Hip-Hop.
But, hey… That’s just my opinion, right.
^ Respectfully disagree. All music does not have soul. Commercialized, record label pre-approved mainstream hip-hop fluff has been stripped of all creativity, dignity and honest expression.
hip-hop is my strain of choice, but i hear similar horror stories from other genres. if it’s birthed as profit-based and fits an agenda, then where is the soul.
All music, like all people, has soul. What are you talking about when you state that you dislike a type of music or artist? Your talking about YOURSELF.
“Stop hitting yourself” the angel said, but he could not, for the angel was hitting him with his own hand.
As @kidd said, it is highly subjective. There are many talented people in music today. Specially in the electronic genre. I myself produce electronic music, not a specific style; I like to blend all kinds of sounds in my music. I think giving names to genres limits me as an artist.
Have a listen at “The Gathering Darkness” by BT, for example. You can’t say the man has no talent.
By the way, if you actually gave the song a try, but are going to listen to it close-minded, I suggest you simply don’t. Even because it is 13-minute long.
they all have talent, i just feel like pop music is used in a negative fashion.
i do not like rap, but lil wayne is my favorite rapper just because of the vivid pictures and the way with words, but his type of music, i feel, is to obscene to be blasting but better to listen to privately.
im just a huge fan of guitars and i do not want to see them disappear. i like that good ol electric guitar and amp and no fancy other stuff.
Yes, Disco is awesome.
It usually takes me about 10 years to warm up to music these days. In the 80′s and 90′s I loved all the current stuff and kept up as it came out. I have a 21 year old brother who is into a lot of new stuff, mostly rock, indie and punk, and I have a 15 year old sister who is into all that pop. But I hated the naughties, but now I like a lot of it. In 10 years I may like some of the junk from now. The last song I liked was Lonely boy, but the thing is there is still a lot of old stuff I can explore, probably enough for the rest of my life so I don’t have to waste time with this modern stuff.
Another thing is I’m a huge 80′s fan so don’t dis synthesizers :)
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.
They say that when we listen to music, our heart beats slowly harmonize with the tempo of the song and our bodies react as if it is gradually accepting it as apart of itself. Very ancient cultures around the world held the power of music as one of the most powerful forces of humanity, attributing it to harmonizing with the natural and spiritual world in its power. Music creates who we are on a highly spiritual level. To listen to this modern ” Pseudo-music”, with its constant repetition and sometimes extremely negative messages, seems to give strong offence to such a beautiful and universal language.
All music is creative and extraordinary in its own way, and many of you are right to say that musical taste is subjective, but today’s music that so many see as being “just harmless, catchy beats” is subtly writing the future of its listeners and the world day by day.
First of all music deliver ideas deep into your subconscious mind. Through music, people with jerk and whore attitude influence the personality of the people who listen to them.
Music relaxes your brain and make it vulnerable from ideas, and this ideas grow into parts of your personality. Inception movie is a perfect example to explain this theory.