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Old 02-17-2011, 05:46 AM   #61 (permalink)
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my main gripe with most Top 40 songs are that they sound like something I can churn out in 15 minutes with the proper tools and singer
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:49 AM   #62 (permalink)
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my main gripe with most Top 40 songs are that they sound like something I can churn out in 15 minutes with the proper tools and singer
Really? I think they usually sound like a lot of time and effort was put into producing them even when they suck. That's one thing you can say about pop music, it virtually never sounds raw or uncalculated.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:52 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Really? I think they usually sound like a lot of time and effort was put into producing them even when they suck. That's one thing you can say about pop music, it virtually never sounds raw or uncalculated.
only from a technological POV - the songs themselves are pretty basic - i can write pretty catchy songs - hence my caveat "with the proper tools"
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:57 AM   #64 (permalink)
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only from a technological POV - the songs themselves are pretty basic - i can write pretty catchy songs - hence my caveat "with the proper tools"
I guess we're kind saying the same thing then.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:15 AM   #65 (permalink)
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I guarantee most of those people listen/listened to underground music to some extent.
Bull****, These guys got over by doing something write. Never borrowed a thing from lesser known artists:

Example A: Kanye West:



Example B: Lesser know artist:



...See, you can simply listen, and tell that Kanye would never bother being inspired by an unpopular artist, and just plain writes better melodies. Cause he's popular, right? I haven't seen one music video from this Can thing, and West is one of the biggest superstars in the world!!!
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:13 AM   #66 (permalink)
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I have that can record. Brilliant

Can can what kanye can't...
Being in my record cabinet, mainly.
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If I like how it sounds, I like how it sounds... popularity is not a factor.

It seems that, after a while, bands that become popular also become dull... in that case, I might stop following them, but even that's based on their sound, rather than popularity.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:53 PM   #68 (permalink)
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In some kind of twisted way it affects my taste. I get pleasure out of looking for obscure artists that I've never heard of, but it's not like I have anything against popular music, it's just sort of a pastime I guess. So yeah, it affects my taste.
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I think that when a band becomes popular, it does change my taste for them. That doesn't mean I wont like them anymore, but... what's that saying? "reality is 36/42nds perception" (or something). A really great band/artist/album is going to be great no matter how many people hear it. And for most musicians having more people hearing their music is a goal.

This isn't always the case, but:

A somewhat obscure or unheard of band is like the clearing in the forest where there's a waterfall and a great view, and it's a bit of a hike, but no one really knows about it except you.

When that band becomes popular, sometimes it feels like a bunch of fat american families are rolling in and setting up souvenir booths and making all kinds of noise and garbage and you can't see the view and someone's trying to sell you a tour.

I'm definitely wrong about this. But possibly not often if there's a chance I'm right.
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This isn't always the case, but:

A somewhat obscure or unheard of band is like the clearing in the forest where there's a waterfall and a great view, and it's a bit of a hike, but no one really knows about it except you.

When that band becomes popular, sometimes it feels like a bunch of fat american families are rolling in and setting up souvenir booths and making all kinds of noise and garbage and you can't see the view and someone's trying to sell you a tour.

I'm definitely wrong about this. But possibly not often if there's a chance I'm right.
Heh. That's really weird, I used to use almost this exact same metaphor to describe my feelings about bands I liked becoming popular, minus ascribing a particular nationality to the intruders.
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