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Civic Depreciator 05-29-2008 08:11 PM

A very good rock band, I'm surprised by the lack of interest in this forum. Is anyone else a fan, or am I alone?

"Dancing Queen"-ABBA

icebox 05-29-2008 09:04 PM

I agree they're good and I just so love their music.. I'm not a huge fan but I can say that you're not alone! =)

jackhammer 05-30-2008 11:42 AM

ABBA a rock band? Surely they are the perfect embodiment of a Pop band? I don't have anything by them but I know all their stuff. Well written and produced Pop.

jackhammer 05-30-2008 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by Slint (Post 485715)
Pop is a style of rock.

Is it? You learn something new everyday? Thankyou for educating me.

jackhammer 05-30-2008 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by Slint (Post 485718)
Don't use sarcasm with me. :nono: I was just explaining my reasoning. :p:

Yeah but your reasoning is wrong. I cannot imagine anyone on these forums stating that Pop is a form of rock. A lot of pop does'nt even use guitars or live drums which are used in rock.

jackhammer 05-30-2008 12:59 PM

Easy-I don't with the exception of The Beatles maybe. Burt Bacaharchs music touched on light piano jazz at times.

You say ABBA a rock band? Fine. I am calling them a Pop band. So let's agree to disagree.

Rainard Jalen 05-30-2008 01:49 PM


Originally Posted by Slint (Post 485738)
I agree that Burt Bacharach was inspired by cool jazz, but that doesn't make him a jazz artist. He experimented with many different styles of music, yet always seemed to come back to rock.

I don't disagree with that. Pop is a style of rock.

^^^ I like this guy!

What I will say though is that pop, in some of its meanings, is a style of rock. But pop is broader these days. It now, for example, is most commonly used to refer to urban pop/contemp r&b, which is more descended from hip-hop and soul. It would be silly for example to start calling Rihanna a rock act.

Rainard Jalen 05-30-2008 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by Slint (Post 485756)
Sarcastic again.

No, I do actually like you and what you are saying. You are my favourite new person on the boards!


Your right about this. Rihanna isn't rock, she's r&b. But she's also not pop. Rihanna is dance-pop.
lol. C'mon, bro. Dance music's a form of rock, isn't it? :D

Rainard Jalen 05-30-2008 02:25 PM


Originally Posted by Slint (Post 485761)
Thanks. :afro:

Yeah, your right. She kind of overlaps into rock sometimes, like most artists. Though urban, dancehall, and tropical are all prominent r&b, reggae, and latin styles in her music as well.

What I'm saying is that "pop" today is used as a standalone term to encompass the urban formats. As such, "pop" is not necessarily rock in all of its meanings.

jackhammer 05-30-2008 06:31 PM

What is Urban music? because in the 60's the Beach Boys music was iindicative of their surroundings, they played surf music that was influenced by their hobbies. This could be classed as Urban music, but then it is not pop.

What is 'pop-soul' and what differentiates this from normal pop music?

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