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    What do you think about mainstream music today?

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

    in a cluster of asterisks, its ****

    there are only a few good rock bands bands, and most of them get shyted by the record labels anyway
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    I don't even know what constitutes mainstream music today. I listen to an 80s music station and get all the pre-grunge greatness from that decade. The only grunge band I ever really liked was Soundgarden.

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mML2NhjyLyU&feature=related"]YouTube- Soundgarden - Outshined[/nomedia]

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHy5tFI05js&feature=related"]YouTube- Soundgarden - Rusty cage[/nomedia]

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWkbFKJZB0k"]YouTube- Soundgarden - Spoonman (Music Video)[/nomedia]

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So0OwM_84qE&NR=1"]YouTube- Soundgarden - Fell On Black Days (Video Version)[/nomedia]
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    I don't even know what constitutes mainstream music today. I listen to an 80s music station and get all the pre-grunge greatness from that decade. The only grunge band I ever really liked was Soundgarden.

    YouTube- Soundgarden - Spoonman (Music Video)

    YouTube- Soundgarden - Fell On Black Days (Video Version)
    if you like soundgarden you should listen to Temple Of The Dog, same singer, but a mellower sound.

    but whilst i like grunge, it was the beginning of the end for good rock music.
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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Nobody does it like this anymore (my favorite song from age 14)

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT2DktNBRfo&feature=related"]YouTube- Judas Priest Live Aid 1985 - Green Manalishi[/nomedia]

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7vljcnX5oo&NR=1"]YouTube- Judas Priest Living After Midnight @ Live Aid 85[/nomedia]
    Last edited by reefedjib; 05-14-10 at 04:47 AM.

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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    I stay on the fringe and listen to indie music, or any modern music that is actually music.

    Don't call it music.

    However, the problem with a lot of people now is that they see that there is no classic rock in mainstream these days and say "oh this generation of music is horrible." This is actually untrue, a lot of my favorite music is folk and indie rock, which has little exposure compare to the likes of Lady Gaga and what not.

    So I denounce and reject current mainstream as well as people who are too damn nostalgic for their own good. Its good to have a mix like me. I listen to a lot of 1960s stuff as well as modern stuff.


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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Not big into mainstream music. I do like gaga, but I am more into Jack Johnson and GLove, along with old rock.

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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    a lot of my favorite music is folk
    What is some good folk to listen to?

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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    What is some good folk to listen to?
    Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Iron & Wine, Bon Iver, Band Of Horses, Department of Eagles just to name a few ...


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    Re: What do you think about mainstream music today?

    I prefer industrial music and I doubt that stuff will ever be on the radio.

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