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Celladorina 10-07-2014 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by DwnWthVwls (Post 1494554)
12? I think a large portion of the population younger than 30 listens to modern mainstream HipPop.

I listen to mainstream but also indie artists. It's not about trying to be "cool" by listening to unknown bands with small followings or from decades ago, that's just prentious. Instead, like the artists you enjoy no matter what their popularity or following. I get the feeling that some people on here say they listen to certain artists just so they will get more respect from other members. I understand teenagers tend to do that but eventually you have to grow out of that habit and enjoy the music that you do like.

DwnWthVwls 10-07-2014 10:22 PM

Agreed. I'll admit I used to do that too. Now I listen to whatever and don't give a ****. Bumping Florence and the Machine in a shop full of manly men has earned me some of the most rewarding looks of disgust ever. Mwahaha.

"Sorry dudes but Lungs is one of the best albums ever" :P

I think a lot of people don't get how people like us can genuinely enjoy drastically different genres equally.

Holerbot6000 10-08-2014 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by DwnWthVwls (Post 1494554)
12? I think a large portion of the population younger than 30 listens to modern mainstream HipPop.

I stand corrected. Clearly there are a lot more people listening to crappy generic 'Pop-Hop' than I realized. :usehead:

neardeathexperience 10-13-2014 07:22 PM

There is not a single shred of evidence out there that supports the notion that there is any new innovative quality music being made out there that compares to The Beatles, Stones, Who, or Beach Boys for that matter. It is a fluff with little substance.

Pet_Sounds 10-13-2014 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by neardeathexperience (Post 1497361)
There is not a single shred of evidence out there that supports the notion that there is any new innovative quality music being made out there that compares to The Beatles, Stones, Who, or Beach Boys for that matter. It is a fluff with little substance.


DriveYourCarDownToTheSea 10-13-2014 07:41 PM

^
That thing now has over 11 million views. I remember, not long ago, when it just passed 4 million.

Helluva addictive song.

Pet_Sounds 10-13-2014 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by DriveYourCarDownToTheSea (Post 1497372)
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That thing now has over 11 million views. I remember, not long ago, when it just passed 4 million.

Helluva addictive song.

No kidding. It single-handedly changed my opinion of modern music. I've played it a hundred times of so in the past few months, and it still feels fresh.

"It feels like I only go backwards…."

Surell 10-13-2014 07:49 PM











Really I don't know why i even bother anymore it's like arguing with a child. There is, in fact, evidence - you've shut your mind off to it. And that's not something we or any proof in the world can cure.

Pet_Sounds 10-13-2014 07:56 PM

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I forgot how good that first AnCo song is. Time to put on MPP.

DriveYourCarDownToTheSea 10-13-2014 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by DriveYourCarDownToTheSea (Post 1493634)
After having checked out a pretty good amount of recent stuff (~10 y.o. or less) over the past 1+ year, I think I'm coming to the conclusion that -- at least the recent stuff *I* like -- is probably about as good as the stuff I like from the 80's, and maybe even a little better. However, the 60's and 70's are still better than both IMO, though there are a handful of recent bands that give them a run for their money. [...]

BTW, one of my reasons for coming to this conclusion was because I recently bought The Police's Ghost in the Machine CD. I had the LP and the cassette tape, but seeing that I have no record player and rarely listen to cassettes anymore, I haven't listened to any of The Police's albums in a long while. I had always considered Ghost in the Machine to be their best album (though maybe I should reconsider and give that nod to Zenyatta Mondatta). And I always considered The Police to be the pre-eminent band of the late 70's-early 80's "New Wave" period (though, once again, lately I've been reconsidering that position and might give that nod to Squeeze instead).

And frankly, when I re-listened to Ghost in the Machine again, it wasn't as good as I remembered it. There are 4 (maybe 5) good songs, and the other 6-7 songs are really "meh" at best. And even the good songs, the songwriting is pretty conventional.

The best song IMO from Ghosts is this:



But this is waaay more an interesting and creative song:


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Police couldn't do anything close to that. EDIT: I see Surrel already beat me to it!


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