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Old 12-07-2008, 06:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I been here for about a week now and ive noticed that alot of people been hatin on mainsteam music. I was wondering, what is it that yall got against mainsteam music? Me personally, i dont care if a songs on the radio i mean good tunes is good tunes. I like underground music, above ground music, any way i can get it really.
People don't seek out music they don't like. So obviously the stuff people dislike is usually the mainstream stuff, how else would they be exposed to it...?
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:50 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Mainstream is hit and miss. While you do have unispired generic bands like Nickelback and Fall out boy, there are also creative and enjoyable bands like Muse.
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Old 12-07-2008, 06:52 PM   #23 (permalink)
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People don't seek out music they don't like. So obviously the stuff people dislike is usually the mainstream stuff, how else would they be exposed to it...?
You know, that's a really good point. I never looked at it that way, but that makes a lot of sense.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:53 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I like all kinds of mainstream and non-mainstream music I appreciate the so -called elitists on this board because I have found so much new music because of them...I don't listen to the radio(except talk radio) and I rarely watch MTV and I don't read Rolling Stone that much...If it wasn't for this board I would have not found so much music in the last month since I joined. Yeah some people seem to hate all mainstream stuff but they will also open your eyes to some awesome stuff that you may never hear about on the radio, on MTV, or in Rolling Stone...I don't have to agree with their dislike of mainstream but I have gotten into a lot of new stuff...thanks to the so-called elitists.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:08 AM   #25 (permalink)
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While I understand the distaste for the mainstream, I think a lot of people just make a habit out of hating anything that's mainstream.

Sometimes, "mainstream" is used to describe anything that is even remotely accessible, and I especially hate it when the term is used that way, and for whatever reason, people will look at any kind of music that's catchy AND well produced as an automatically bad thing, because of the whole anti-mainstream obsession. I especially see this kind of behavior among the (yeah I know, inevitable negative feedback is on it's way) hipster types. The kind of guys who rant about how band x sold out because over time they actually evolved into competent musicians. See: Nirvana, Pavement.

My taste is pretty dead center. I like my share of obscurities, mainly that old prog that probably only your dad has ever heard of. But overall I dig a lot of mainstream music, which is already pretty obvious by now.

I only care about the music. With some exceptions, I never take a personal interest in the musicians themselves, because I always expect them to be douchebags, that's just how it is, the best musicians are douchebags. I'm not gonna be bothered by the fact the people behind the music are motivated mainly if not only by the money, or the fact that the music is a mass produced product that's hyped to death by just about everyone. I don't care about any of that, just as long as it's a good product, and yes, music is a product, let's not kid ourselves. In the end, good music is good music and bad music is bad music, that is all.


Truth. Although I don't think X or Pavement sold out, I still have a distaste for their later works, where their cleaner sound happened to coincide with weaker songwriting.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:28 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:32 AM   #27 (permalink)
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You've said your piece back on topic now...
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Oh **** off you little bitch, who the **** do you hink you are? Does it make you feel like the big man being a mob on this ****ty little forum? I've seen the way you conduct yourslef on here, you must think your some sort of musical guru, but your just another high fidelity style, list-making, muso ****.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:17 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I don't think it is neccessarily a case of not liking the mainstream but the usual point of forums such as this to discuss and share those artists that are not being discussed in the mainstream for what ever reason.

Radio stations in the main play to a strict routine (unless it's a specialist show) and music stations will play popular music that is endorsed by the major labels. Hence most of us don't want to talk about them because we can see and hear them daily.

To some this may come across as anti mainstream but it's just the fact that those sort of artists are so well known. Conversely we have many topics on many mainstream bands and frequently discuss them.

I personally listen to the music and make a decision soley on that, so some music I listen to is mainstream and some is not.
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