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Old 10-30-2007, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What makes music good?

I'm just looking for some good, honest opinions on what people think makes a song, a band or a brand of music "good". Personally, the vocals can't be whiny or annoyingly high pitched and there has to be a decent bass line in there somewhere.

Yes, I used quotation marks only because my current mental vocabulary is really craptistic.
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Things i consider "good" characteristics:

Experimentation
Atmosphere
Progression
Passion
Originality
Musicianship - not in a technical sense, more a 'good at what they do' sense.

some are more vital than others IMO. its unlikely id call a band 'good' for progression alone, or a band with passion and not musicianship, whereas experimentation or originality alone may be enough in some circumstances. My favourite bands obviously have all/most of the qualities.
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Old 10-30-2007, 02:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Things i consider "good" characteristics:

Experimentation
Atmosphere
Progression
Passion
Originality
Musicianship - not in a technical sense, more a 'good at what they do' sense.

some are more vital than others IMO. its unlikely id call a band 'good' for progression alone, or a band with passion and not musicianship, whereas experimentation or originality alone may be enough in some circumstances. My favourite bands obviously have all/most of the qualities.
Yea, Sound did a good job, i pretty much agree.
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Honesty and sincerity. Any fan worth their salt can hear it in a bands/artists music.
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Buzz Osbourne makes music good, thats what.
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If it sounds good to me, and I find myself constantly playing it in my head
or singing/humming/using lyrics from it in conversation on a daily basis.

those are my only requirements.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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When I am looking for music I like the last thing I seem to notice are the lyrics for some reason. What gets me hooked is the sound. I can listen to a band with a killer sound no matter how bad there lyrics are. Well to a certain extent lol.
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originality
Technicality

These make good music.

Add this:

Soul

And you get great music.
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Very artistic/experimental representation of honest emotions, put to appropriate and memorable music is what makes it good for me.
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If it sounds good to me, and I find myself constantly playing it in my head
or singing/humming/using lyrics from it in conversation on a daily basis.

those are my only requirements.
Oh I wish that was me... All too often, songs I DON'T like get stuck in my head only because I hear a song too much on the radio, in the mall, in restaurants, etc.!! Even if I did like it before, any song can get horribly annoying if it's played EVERYWHERE...
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