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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    I miss 20th century rap.

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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    I'm mainly a country girl, preferably '80s and '90s country, but I do like some of the newer artists that actually do sound country. Don't really like most rock/R&B/hiphop music. My husband listens to what I call his "angry music" sometimes, which really doesn't bother me, but I wouldn't put it on myself. I can stand almost anything, but have been known to complain about certain music being played by my country stations or in country bars.

    Most music outside of country, I listen to specific songs, not artists or stations that play them.
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Not a fan of today's mainstream, but mainstream from other decades is fantastic.

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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    I was a big music fan when I was a teen. I knew every pop song and knew about the group.

    The last time I really liked a new group was Arcade Fire. I still like them.

    Might have been MTV that destroyed good music.

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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    ,radio stations tend to play the same **** over and over and over again.
    Agreed. I was going to Shreveport the other day and my sister wanted to listen to the radio. We only heard about 20 sounds the whole time we were there. Most of them were Justin Bieber and MileyCyrus songs.

    I think they should change it to DARSTV(Dumb ass reality shows television) or maybe change the "M" in MTV to mean moron instead of music. The fact that they are even allowed to call themselves MTV as in music television is laughable. MTV was one of the reasons I got cable so that I could listen to headbangers ball and then they stopped showing that and eventually it seems like they do not show music anymore.
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    What do you think about the state of mainstream music today?

    In my opinion, I think most of the stuff on the radio charts sound "flat" and dull.

    1) Hip-hop. I think real hip-hop died in the 90s. Back then the genre was mostly about stuff you could relate to like growing up in a bad part of the city, being pissed at the government, getting away from trouble, or something with meaning. The beats where mixed creatively and they were smooth. Most of it was inspirational. Remember how good hip hop was when 2pac was alive? ...Now all I hear are songs about how much money you have in your pocket with auto-tune vocals. If 2pac and Biggie were still alive, Lil Wayne would be working at burger king right now.

    2) R&B. The artist today have rhythm I guess, but where is the blues? The R&B I hear on the radio sounds like teen pop... I'd say this genre died in the late 70s or early 80s.

    3) Rock. I think rock music died in the mid 90s. Most rock artists today don't seem to have influence from legends like Pink Floyd, the Beatles, ect. Rock has been tuned down and stripped from it's roots in my opinion to get on the pop stations. We are getting an "emo" image in the rock scene. There are still a few bands that have some rhythm like Disturbed and Slipknot but of course the mainstream only plays their slow PG songs and they are played on the radio rarely.

    As for MTV, I don't think it's even fair to call it "Music TV" anymore. They play a music videos sometimes yes.. but for the most part it's full of 'reality' shows.
    I haven't paid attention to music since 1999.

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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    What do you think about the state of mainstream music today?

    In my opinion, I think most of the stuff on the radio charts sound "flat" and dull.

    1) Hip-hop. I think real hip-hop died in the 90s. Back then the genre was mostly about stuff you could relate to like growing up in a bad part of the city, being pissed at the government, getting away from trouble, or something with meaning. The beats where mixed creatively and they were smooth. Most of it was inspirational. Remember how good hip hop was when 2pac was alive? ...Now all I hear are songs about how much money you have in your pocket with auto-tune vocals. If 2pac and Biggie were still alive, Lil Wayne would be working at burger king right now.

    2) R&B. The artist today have rhythm I guess, but where is the blues? The R&B I hear on the radio sounds like teen pop... I'd say this genre died in the late 70s or early 80s.

    3) Rock. I think rock music died in the mid 90s. Most rock artists today don't seem to have influence from legends like Pink Floyd, the Beatles, ect. Rock has been tuned down and stripped from it's roots in my opinion to get on the pop stations. We are getting an "emo" image in the rock scene. There are still a few bands that have some rhythm like Disturbed and Slipknot but of course the mainstream only plays their slow PG songs and they are played on the radio rarely.

    As for MTV, I don't think it's even fair to call it "Music TV" anymore. They play a music videos sometimes yes.. but for the most part it's full of 'reality' shows.
    About the only new bands I like are Paramore, Rise Against, Flyleaf, Metric, and Muse. Bring me the head of Justin Bieber!!! Most bands I like came out a while ago; such as, NOFX, Bad Religion, Greenday, and Pennywise.
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    I'd have to go back to the eighties to find mainstream music that was both popular and good, with the likes of Talking Heads, R.E.M., etc. Of course, the decade also produced Flock of Seagulls and Human League, so the cream didn't necessarily all rise to the top.

    There is plenty of great stuff out there today, but it is all on smaller labels so doesn't receive same sort promotion like the prepackaged crap. What, with the industry by marketing marketing like it is, I doubt whether that will ever change.
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Every generation "thinks" they invented "great music" and every generation "thinks" that "great music" died when their brand isn't the frontrunner any longer. And of course, we're all mistaken.

    Music these days is so fragmented, I don't really know "mainstream" actually is.

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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    What do you think about the state of mainstream music today?

    In my opinion, I think most of the stuff on the radio charts sound "flat" and dull.

    1) Hip-hop. I think real hip-hop died in the 90s. Back then the genre was mostly about stuff you could relate to like growing up in a bad part of the city, being pissed at the government, getting away from trouble, or something with meaning. The beats where mixed creatively and they were smooth. Most of it was inspirational. Remember how good hip hop was when 2pac was alive? ...Now all I hear are songs about how much money you have in your pocket with auto-tune vocals. If 2pac and Biggie were still alive, Lil Wayne would be working at burger king right now.

    2) R&B. The artist today have rhythm I guess, but where is the blues? The R&B I hear on the radio sounds like teen pop... I'd say this genre died in the late 70s or early 80s.

    3) Rock. I think rock music died in the mid 90s. Most rock artists today don't seem to have influence from legends like Pink Floyd, the Beatles, ect. Rock has been tuned down and stripped from it's roots in my opinion to get on the pop stations. We are getting an "emo" image in the rock scene. There are still a few bands that have some rhythm like Disturbed and Slipknot but of course the mainstream only plays their slow PG songs and they are played on the radio rarely.

    As for MTV, I don't think it's even fair to call it "Music TV" anymore. They play a music videos sometimes yes.. but for the most part it's full of 'reality' shows.
    What is mainstream? I don't think there's any one particular dominating music-genre that the majority listen too. But I've heard that country's taking an upper hand.

    I think it's more specialized, now - DJ's on the radio aren't being paid to play. . . so what's 'mainstream' to one person is nonexistent to someone else.

    for me - my mainstream is the kind I've been listening to since I was 12 - techno/metal/alternative: Rollins Band, Nine Inch Nails, Type O Negative, Stabbing Westward, etc.
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