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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Yeah, with art, thats the way it seems to work. I just love it because I can emotionally feel the different relationships between the notes.
    funny though, thats why i like blues, whilst open to almost infinite variation, it remains within certain parameters of rhythm and such, and on some songs, i can (more or less) guess the next note even if hearing it for the first time.
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    funny though, thats why i like blues, whilst open to almost infinite variation, it remains within certain parameters of rhythm and such, and on some songs, i can (more or less) guess the next note even if hearing it for the first time.
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I don't think that explanation works for me though. My parents pretty much listened to the typical set of 50s to 70s rock when I was growing up.
    I think he has a point though. The music you hear early will have an impact, either drawing you to it, or driving you away. My parents listened to muzac, and I reacted by going as far away from it as possible. The more production value a record has, the less I probably like it.
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    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.

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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I think he has a point though. The music you hear early will have an impact, either drawing you to it, or driving you away. My parents listened to muzac, and I reacted by going as far away from it as possible. The more production value a record has, the less I probably like it.
    Perhaps. But I wonder if you were already somewhat inclined to prefer something different and what you disliked about what you heard growing up were the most glaring differences.

    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.
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Music is completely subjective. It is all a matter of taste. One persons music is another's noise.

    Todays music is no better or worse than anything else in the last 100 years depending on who you ask.
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    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.
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    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

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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    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.

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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    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.
    It started before that.

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