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Old 02-14-2015, 05:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can you name a good pop artist?

Let's cut right to the chase:

I think today's pop music isn't as good as music is supposed to be...
Certainly, not all is bad, but I think it's all just too commercial.

On the other hand, music is just a thing of taste. Nothing is good or bad by definition. If you think it's good and you enjoy it, that it is good for you. I am just more a rock type o' guy..



Now I am curious if you can come up with some pop artists that I should listen and I can really enjoy. Can you name a few?
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've honestly never gotten the pop hate. There's only two important genres: good music and bad music. I actually like a lot of Taylor Swift's recent stuff. Anyway, here's some recent pop hits that I like:



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The first song, Settle Down, is indeed a good song.

The thing to me with pop is, beside from being very commercially orientated, it just doesn't touch me. I never really enjoy a song. At maximum, I'm like: nah it's good but I would never buy a cd for it.

Thanks for posting the songs though! The first one is one I can enjoy more than most other pop songs. Thanks!
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I agree with your sentence with that there are just two genres though!
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I've honestly never gotten the pop hate. There's only two important genres: good music and bad music. I actually like a lot of Taylor Swift's recent stuff. Anyway, here's some recent pop hits that I like:
Nice picks.. I wouldn't call Kimbra recent but she's pretty awesome. I've played that song in plug multiple times.

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Chairlift


Empire Of The Sun


MGMT


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Few more, not sure what exactly it is that catches your ear so I'm trying to post a variety of sounds and styles....

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Florence and the Machine (one of my favorite artists period.)


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Ah yeah, I guess Settle Down is five years old now. Time flies.

An even older pop-artist that OP probably already knows is Cindy Lauper.
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The Knife
Bjork
iamamiwhoami
FKA Twigs
Perfume Genius
Goldfrapp

There I named 6 right off the bat.
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Let's cut right to the chase:

I think today's pop music isn't as good as music is supposed to be...
Certainly, not all is bad, but I think it's all just too commercial.

On the other hand, music is just a thing of taste. Nothing is good or bad by definition. If you think it's good and you enjoy it, that it is good for you. I am just more a rock type o' guy..



Now I am curious if you can come up with some pop artists that I should listen and I can really enjoy. Can you name a few?
Thank you for giving me an excuse to post this.



Im not really up to date on modern pop but i do like the pop genre, i like Gaga and Alizee, Kylie minogue, stuff like that.

Of montreal is the only band i know that experiments with rock & electronic music to make incredible pop.
Some over their stuff sometimes goes over my head and it takes me awhile to get the groove but once i do i usually obsess over the song.
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I'm not sure how well some of these fit into the 'pop' category, but whatever:

Florence + the Machine
Beat Happening
Lana Del Rey
Beach House
Hospitality
St. Vincent
Mirah
Bjork
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