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Opinion on newer music?





Eamonn
A lot of people have mixed feelings about music today. I'd just like to know what you think on the subject. A lot of music now a days is all about "love" and is, in my opinion, a little strange. It's a lot of rap music and stuff. So I'd like to know what you think!

I don't like a lot of todays music. I prefer a lot of older music. You know the term "old, but gold"? Well, that's true! Old music may be old, but it's still awesome! I can't name many songs made recently that is actually enjoyable for me, but I could name you a lot of old songs that I like.

I like watching YTP's and YTPMV's. The Bohemian Rhapsody and The Michael Rosen Rhapsody are awesome songs. I can't name an "actual" song made recently that I like more than those songs. The Michael Rosen Rhapsody is a YTPMV..... so..... that says something, right?
standready
Personally, I don't care for rap. Most that I have heard degrade women or are just about violence (drugs, killing, etc). Anyone know of a rap that does not fit this description? Maybe some love rap?
fuzzkaizer
for me, as long as music is for the music, it can always be awsome, and i think everyone can like it. i'd say in many cases music is all mixed up with style, life-style, fashion, politics and plain commercialism, just to adress to some people, and maybe even exclude others. all those things play really important roles in now a days pop music, while the music part often looks quite cheap to me.
Blummer
I agree with the above post. There are also people saying music died long time ago. It hasn't died. It just went so minimalistic, but some rich music is still being produced. Anything you can call good music, whatever you think was different and more intelligent (it's up to anyone to decide) is still there.
Pande
standready wrote:
Personally, I don't care for rap. Most that I have heard degrade women or are just about violence (drugs, killing, etc). Anyone know of a rap that does not fit this description? Maybe some love rap?


Lupe Fiasco, Ideas and Abilities, Aesop Rock, there's lots out there.

^ That's NOT Asap Rocky.

In response to the above post, I think part of the issue is that the really wonderful music used to rely upon record companies to get it out there. In other words it had to be loved by true music lovers before it could be pushed out towards the masses.

Now it only has to find it's niche on youtube and a song and artist can blow up just like that. It's more marketing and less musical ability now - not to say you don't find cases where the two merge.
catscratches
Eamonn wrote:
A lot of music now a days is all about "love" and is, in my opinion, a little strange.
As opposed to what era of music exactly?
Chronoglide
The music of the today is more radio oriented. Songs are shorter and generally less musically complicated. I would argue that back then it was more of a "let's have some fun making music" kind of thing while now it's more about being popular.
Arrogant
Todays RNB,Rap,Pop, alot of music is just dup dup dup pop dup dup
Dislike the lack of musical difference
copac23
rap is only good if the beat is superb, good lyrics without a good beat is just lame music
Vanilla
You've got great stuff produced today and you've got awful stuff produced today. In the end, it's just a matter of taste and looking in the right places. I love Queen and I love Black Sabbath, but I do love Lady Gaga and Florence and the Machine.

Eamonn wrote:
A lot of people have mixed feelings about music today. I'd just like to know what you think on the subject. A lot of music now a days is all about "love" and is, in my opinion, a little strange. It's a lot of rap music and stuff. So I'd like to know what you think!


Well, love is the main inspiration for music since...

...forever? I remember learning medieval songs about love in school. I think I fail to see your point. Smile
catscratches
Chronoglide wrote:
The music of the today is more radio oriented. Songs are shorter and generally less musically complicated. I would argue that back then it was more of a "let's have some fun making music" kind of thing while now it's more about being popular.
This is just factually incorrect. Pop songs nowadays are longer than they used to be.

Average pop song length:
2010s: 4:26
2000s: 4:10
1990s: 4:14
1980s: 4:08
1970s: 3:55
1960s: 2:59
1950s: 2:36
1940s: 2:41

http://www.thebillboardexperiment.com/overall.php
pravojednostavno
There was a musical revolution with high peak in 80's, since then, especially 2000-2010 the pop music wasn't so good, IMHO. Most popular Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera weren't such a revolution. Please, correct me if i'm wrong.

But now, the music is getting more and more interesting. I never heard someone singing so good like Adele since Mirelle Mathieu. James Arthur is just brilliant. I like beats from David Guetta. And Pink... she is so philosophical last year, almost near to Pink Floyd.

I think, another music revolution is coming and bringing us new light and heart opening conception.
lawrencelombardi
I think that music is just a reflection of the society that spawned it. If music seems more commercialized now, look around, the world is commercialized. But I also believe that music has the power to change society. Take a look at the truly revolutionary artists through history who came up with something so different from what was the norm that society re-aligned itself with the ideas that the music presented. The Beatles are a good example.
SpaceInvader75
Of course, you could always go see live music, but my main complaint about most of the radio stations in my area is that they played the same songs over and over, so the new music I heard was kind of limited.

Today, I listen to more new music. I do think some of the most popular music is horrible, and I don't have a clue why it is so popular. I've been listening to a lot of electronic music for a while, but I also find new alternative music on GrooveShark. I think there may even be more new music on SoundCloud, I just haven't used for alternative music. I used to use PlayList.com to look at what other people were listening to that like similar songs, as a way to find music (I think they are changing it now to be more like Pandora though).

Anyway, if you want to get away from the commercialization of music (it is my opinion this makes the music "bad") then you might try looking for music online. I think SoundCloud might be a good place to start. I think music sites like that are giving us some hope that we won't have to listen to the same old music on the radio all the time!

Another way I heard some good music was on a college radio station. The broadcast range isn't very far, but I'm sure I can stream it online. They had very good alternative and electronic music on certain nights. I also like the "alternative hip hop" and I am not a very big hip hop fan. To me, this means that I probably just don't like the most popular "commercialized" hip hop.

So I believe there is still good music, but you may not hear the main radio stations.
Blummer
The new music is the reflection of the time, society and events. It may cause different views, but it still reflects these days. I mean every single genre or subgenre and anything played in the modern world.
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