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.
OP I don’t think you’re looking hard enough this is such an amazing time in music right now it’s an understatement. I constantly feel overwhelmed by how much quality music I find. It’s a shame that virtually nothing of merit is making it in the mainstream aside from a few but thats ok everything seems to be flavor of the week/short term right now. I’m not sure what genre you’re into but as others have done i’ll post a few
Mainstream music sucks. Peel beyond the layers and you’ll find the quality stuff.
Hybrid – Dream Stalker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vei8lUYsJ5U&feature=relmfu
Teenage Girl Fantasy – Portofino: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejdefRIOsho
@spaceman5150, Come on man, it’s right that a lot of today’s music is garbage. but at the same time when it comes to music, I believe that every genre get it’s golden age and it deteriorates after that, you just gotta figure which genre has it’s golden age going on right now, it’s definitely not pop, for me though, it’s hip-hop and independent music
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.
@spaceman5150, I don’t know. I barely ever listen to it anymore, but I don’t like what I hear. It sounds either annoying, repetitive, or too electronic. But my parents and grandparents hated my music, too. Therefore, I just ignore the newer music. Occasionally I hear something like from a soundtrack to a movie, that sounds good, but I don’t think it is popular music. I do get pretty tired of the sexual divas (I call them pop tarts). They all talk about how their sexuality is “empowering” but I just think they’re using their bodies to make money. One thing I HAVE noticed is that a woman singer has to be beautiful to be popular now, mostly because of videos. Janis Joplin and Janis Ian would have had to get reconstructive surgery and boob jobs.
@spaceman5150, P.S. Not everyone hated disco and not all disco was bad (in fact, some was better than what I hear on top 10 now). I wasn’t a real fan of it, but I have to add that someone like Donna Summer worked with some pretty fantastic musicians.
I’m kinda tired of people saying ‘modern music is shit’. There is a plethora of amazing music out there. You don’t even need to look all that hard. But hey, I actually kinda like some pop music, stupid whore that I am.
I really relate musical preference to dining preference. There are lots of different kinds of food which people may care for or not, but their tastes will change in time and for a variety of reasons: a desire for something new, to change an undesirable effect of something you currently consume, or simply because you’re friends have introduced you to other tastes.
“Taste” is quite a good word to refer to artistic preference. Though, it is best to learn to appreciate a variety of flavors, or at least appreciate why others appreciate those flavors. It usually has to do with the flavors you have been acquainted with most in the past. An open mind more often leads to what some might deem “strange tastes”, though the meaning of those two words can dance a fine tune.
I used to think the same as OP, but I realised there’s always music that’ll elevate you and take you on a journey, it’s just at times you have to search a little harder – I think that also makes it even more rewarding/special.
My favourite rapper, I really recommend you check out his other stuff –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBNeD57-RVg
And I agree, it’s not always about lyrics –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HjIh2sU1WQ
Pretty sure modern music isn’t terrible hey. I listen to a lot of stuff and even I managed to make a pretty long list of albums I really liked this year. Posted below for others to contribute:
I always believe, that synthetic sounds become outdated, new technology comes along, and makes last decades sound old and outdated. Music should be produced live, with every part of the songs recorded together, there shouldn’t be touching up of records, adding of electronic sounds or autotuning. Music like that only goes out of date.
I think this is why im quite into music like Sinatra and Crosby’s it was real, pure and unedited.
DON’T YOU DARE say bad stuff about DISCO…
Disco is the best funkiest shit ever, always was, always will be.
Yeah this shit on the radio is pretty damn ear killing, but it fills its purpose and that’s what matters. It’s not supposed to be good music, it’s supposed to appeal to the dumbasses. Literally. And as long as they succeed with that it’s a great success for them.
The shit most people call metal or rock today isn’t really metal or rock at all. And a lot of it IS computer generated, and written by some songwriter rather than the band.
But here’s the thing….
YOU DON’T LIKE, YOU DON’T LISTEN.
Simple as that.
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 :)
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.
many argue that todays pop music is created for economic purposes, rather than artisitc purposes. It is the effect of a consumerist based economy. Artist live because they sell their music, not because people like it, and music that sells is that that appeals to the larger public. The public of today parties, and in parties they play the same music because people like to dance to one same rythm because thats all they know. That is why artists like Pitbul makes so much money.
It’s not about making music anymore, it’s about making money. I used to watch America’s Got Talent, but was through with when they told one of the bands they ruined their chance of winning by playing a song they wrote themselves. That the audience will only remember you by playing something they’re already familiar with. WTF. It’s not just music though, it’s everything, movies, books, video games, mainstream’s afraid of change.