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Old 11-09-2014, 10:28 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Status Quo? Perfect example of how rubbish music has always been.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:24 AM   #22 (permalink)
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There are a few good pop songs that slip through the net, but overall I'm in agreement. Most of the money is pumped into the style and marketing of the artist, that the actual music can take a back seat.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:31 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Good lord just shut up about all the facts and blog posts and whatever. Who gives a **** if there is discontent about a genre or about what modern music is, if you don't like it, don't listen to it. Don't throw pointless pieces of information down people's throats in order to possibly make a point, especially when its about music which is easily the most opinionated subject on earth. You're not saying anything that hasn't been said before and it all just boils down to....if you don't like it, don't bother with it. It's really that easy.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:45 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by William_the_Bloody View Post
I realize there have been a lot of threads dumping on modern music but that is not my sole intent.

This isn't about the old versus the young, its about the general decline in pop music due to manufactured pop artists that cannot compose their own music.

When you have pop artists relying on dj's to use samples and arpeggios to make your music, your going to have more and more music sounding redundant and the same as LL points out in the study.

I did say there has been a turn around, (Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Goyte, Foster the People ect) but there is still a widespread culture in the corporate music world to simply sign an artist based on their image, and hire a producer to slap together a crappy sampled R & B or dance beat and run their vocals through pro tools because they can't do it on their own.
What would you say to someone who likes a great deal of modern pop?
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:51 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Goofle View Post
Justin Timberlake
Ariana Grande
Pharrell Williams
Bruno Mars
Jessie J

Cliff Richard
John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
Rod Stewart
Roy Orbison
Engelbert Humperdinck
Tom Jones
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Elvis Presley
The Everly Brothers
Gary Glitter
Leo Sayer

I know which list of chart toppers I am siding with.
If I am out in a bar/club with a bunch of people dancing/drinking I want the garbage from the top list(edited). I don't care how much quality or work was put into to making pop music "back then", bottom line is it doesn't suit the environment nearly as well for me.
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:50 PM   #26 (permalink)
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All right guys I concede defeat and throw in the towel. I realize I haven't been on here in a while and that there's apparently been a lot of anti "modern pop" threads, but I wasn't expecting this kind of push back, indeed I thought the opposite was going to happen.

Thus I'll leave you with some opinions of people who are much more qualified than myself on the subject.

Soundgarden's Chris Cornell: "Contemporary Pop Music Couldn't Be Any Worse Than It Is Now" | Guitar World

Sir Elton John brands modern songwriters 'pretty awful' - News - Music - The Independent

and of course this legend

Tony Bennett criticizes modern pop songs: "Most of them are terrible" - Music News - Digital Spy

and finally the pop music on the radio I miss that was composed by musichans and had a sense of feeling to it. Feel free to rip it apart, its pretty much dead now anyways, I'm out.

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Old 11-11-2014, 03:50 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I like older pop and modern pop.
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:18 AM   #28 (permalink)
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You don't need science to figure out the music of today is not up to par all one has to do is listen to a hour of oldies on the radio to confirm your suspicions.........
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:49 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I want to like modern music, but in general it all sounds so... fake. A lot of the old stuff does, too. I just really love live music, the power that comes from an honest and unpolished performance, which is why I love sloppy music like Garage Rock so much. As soon as I hear people with voices altered to sound as perfect as possible, or that auto-tuning that the radio loves so much, I just get bored to tears. But it would seem that the majority of music listeners disagree with me, which is fine.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:35 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I never know if something I like is old or new until after I've listened. My darling puts on music that he says I will like (and since he knows my taste, he knows in advance if I will), and then I rate it, and then he tells me if it's old or new.

I just heard Metallica for the first time about a month ago. I liked it. I like Anais Mitchell, too, and she is new.

More on topic, I think the older music is skewed to the "better" end of the scale because all of the forgettable, crappy songs have been ... forgotten.
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