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Old 04-25-2010, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which genre of music dominates the United States?

Just wanted to see what your opinions are on which genre dominates the US. I personally feel like top40s rap nearly controls over half of people in my age range (18-25). All it seems to focus on is blowinnn stacks on dahh shawwwtayy and babbling about nothing worth while to humanity. Kind of sucks because only a few decades ago the airwaves were filled with wholesome (not all) vibes from artists who actually were writing music to allow us to understand one another.

We'll see where this one goes.

thanks for your feedback a head of time.
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's really hard to get a consensus on this type of thing without looking at sales charts.

We all live in a variety of cities, some urban some rural, hang out with different groups of people, have our own tastes in music which may determine what we are exposed to, etc. Obviously top 40 dominates, but is it rap, rock, dance pop? I don't know.
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As in live bands or album sales?

I'd say indie rock is pretty big right now, bands that commonly get to play on TV spots and huge gigs are traditionally the ones that are revered among the indie community. Bands like Fleet Foxes, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, the Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, etc etc etc.
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It's an amalgamate of genres but it seems like Country has been getting really big.. sadly. Other than that it seems like Rap and Hip Hop are starting to combine with Dance and that, whatever you call it, is big now as well.

I have no idea though. I'll stick to my awesome genres
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Most popular? Well, let me flip open my latest issue of Rolling Stone.
iTunes Top 10
1. Taio Cruz
2. B.O.B.
3. Rihanna
4. Train
5. Lady Gaga
6. Justin Bieber
7. Black Eyed Peas
8. Lady Antebellum
9. Timbaland
10. Kesha

Well... that just about says it all. However, my age group's chart is a lot more respectable.
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1. Gorillaz
2. Hot Chip
3. Yeasayer
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5. Broken Bells
6. Beach House
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8. Local Natives
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I'd say indie rock is pretty big right now, bands that commonly get to play on TV spots and huge gigs are traditionally the ones that are revered among the indie community. Bands like Fleet Foxes, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, the Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, etc etc etc.
Yes! Indie is getting really big too.
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I wish indie would stay right where it's at. It's been popular for so long already I hate to think of where it's going as it gains popularity. It cannot end well. It never does.
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Yes! Indie is getting really big too.
Unfortunately that includes some of the worst music going right now.

The National for example.
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Unfortunately that includes some of the worst music going right now.

The National for example.
You mean you don't like this?




Yeah, it's awful.
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Yes it is. I think The National define everything wrong with contemporary indie and I'm 100% serious when I say that Creed are a better band.
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