I dislike it
I like it
Don't call it music!
I only listen to talk radio
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
Well growing up, my brothers mostly listened to the hip-hop station. And that's what I was mostly only exposed to. Today, I listen to rock from the 60's and 70's mostly, and now I'm delving into Latin Jazz and some new wave. Go figure.
That said, about today's music, I remember a quote I heard the other day I think by one of the Bee Gees. They were talking about the state of disco music back in their days, and they said that it had just turned into a beat, that it wasn't really music anymore. I think that's what has happened to mainstream music today. It's just a beat.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
"True law is right reason in agreement with nature . . . Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature [and] will suffer the worst penalties . . ." - Cicero
I am asking the chicken and egg question. Which came first?
My experience growing up was that my parents music was OK as background noise, but not great or really worth paying attention in my opinion. I started listening to early RAP and that was better, than I discovered KMFDM in early highschool and that, for me, was what I had been looking for. Than eventually I discovered skinny puppy and that to me was (and still is with each new album) sheer musical genius.
Looking back, I can see that some of the musical aspects that I did like about early rap were more prevalent in industrial/ebm/synthpop/etc and were expressed in a way that I had been looking for at an earlier age.
Last edited by tacomancer; 05-18-10 at 10:03 AM.
I guess I don't know much about music anymore. Or at least what is popular. I think I tend to like music that pisses my wife off. Metal in its many variants, prog rock, and classical music. I like a lot of classic rock as well. Nobody has been making good metal in America since Pantera split, prog rock will never be popular because it requires people to have appreciation for arrangement and technical skill, and its kind of hard to make classical music or classic rock since it would be modern. I do enjoy some gothic stuff, not to be confused with gothic metal. Stuff like Lee Blaske.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
THROW MY HANDS UP, THEY'RE PLAYIN' MY SONG, THE BUTTERFLIES FLY AWAY
NODDIN' MY HEAD LIKE 'YEAH', MOVIN' MY HIPS LIKE 'YEAH'
GOT MY HANDS UP, THEY'RE PLAYIN' MY SONG, YOU KNOW IT'S GONNA BE OKAY
YEAH, IT'S A PARTY IN THE U.S.A.
Last edited by Nymphetamine; 05-18-10 at 08:16 PM.
Popular music has dumbed down ever since the age of the internet, Ipods, and music downloads. It's a helluva lot easier for artists to get on the air now what with Myspace and music production software. I think it's also being marketed at younger audiences, especially teenage girls - because they're the main cosumers of Itunes and online music purchases.
As a result, popular music became way more cheesy and commercialized starting in the 90s. Sure there are still good artists out there, but you have to wade through mounds of cheesy commercial shyt just to find one of them. And since it's easier for an artist to make money by cranking out the same old commercial shyt than daring to be original, there's way less incentive for creativity.
The 80s is where it's at.