Why modern music is terrible.

2 years, 1 month ago

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…

the solution?
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.

November 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

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Profile photo of Jonny Jonny (@jonnyiscool) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

Like everyone else said, not all modern music is terrible.

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Profile photo of KevinSG KevinSG (@flyingrhino) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@jonnyiscool, That was beautiful.

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Profile photo of icecream666 icecream666 (@icecream666) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

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

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Profile photo of t-rav t-rav (@travis) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

There has always been shit music and people to go along with it. There has always been beautiful music and people to go along with it.

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Profile photo of Tony Tony (@antlob) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

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

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@icecream666, Hugging you through our computers for the Cloud Nothings song.

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Profile photo of icecream666 icecream666 (@icecream666) 2 years, 1 month ago ago

@rachclam, i’m from cleveland (their home) I can’t tell you how manny times i’ve missed out seeing them. Once in a great while we produce great things :)

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Profile photo of Samuel Samuel (@iamdrugs) 2 years ago ago

@spaceman5150, You know what really turns guys into pricks? Making obscene judgement calls based on what type of music people listen to.

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Profile photo of NickStngl NickStngl (@nickstengl) 2 years ago ago

Fleet foxes, Bon iver ,Black keys,Mumford and sons and a few more, is all i listen to

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Profile photo of Thoth Thoth (@thoth) 2 years ago ago

@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

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Profile photo of GrandLotus GrandLotus (@grandlotus) 2 years ago ago

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.

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Profile photo of pat pat (@epath) 2 years ago ago

@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.

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Profile photo of pat pat (@epath) 2 years ago ago

@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.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years ago ago

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.

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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.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years ago ago

@spaceman5150, there are a TON of really good music out there.
Maybe you should dig a little deeper other than the Top 40 countdown?

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Profile photo of MetCast MetCast (@metcast) 2 years ago ago

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.

I’ve always been a rap/hip-hop fan and I personally like alot of Lupe Fiasco’s stuff –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsZUSP1p20s & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLvNl3IJT5g

My favourite rapper, I really recommend you check out his other stuff –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBNeD57-RVg

This shows how key passion is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0e_BqH9I80 & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55oREaKmcHA

And I agree, it’s not always about lyrics –> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HjIh2sU1WQ

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Profile photo of Alex Alex (@staylucky) 2 years ago ago

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:

http://www.highexistence.com/topic/my-top-albums-of-2012/

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Profile photo of SeanGraham92 SeanGraham92 (@seangraham92) 2 years ago ago

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.

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Profile photo of ELI var namnet ELI var namnet (@manimal) 2 years ago ago

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.

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Profile photo of Ray Butler Ray Butler M (@trek79) 2 years ago ago

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 :)

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Profile photo of Ajie Hastomo Ajie Hastomo (@salvat0re) 2 years ago ago

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.

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Profile photo of marthamena95 marthamena95 (@marthamena95) 2 years ago ago

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.

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Profile photo of iiturralde iiturralde (@iiturralde) 2 years ago ago

Lyrics have lost meaning! “starships are where ment to fly”, wtf does that mean!

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Profile photo of Anjoli Anjoli (@theglassesgirl) 2 years ago ago

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.

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