There is undoubtedly a whole lot of rubbish around these days. I look at the top 10 singles chart each week and try to see if there is anyone in there I recognise. Usually there isn't. It's all DJ So-and-so Vs MC No-talent featuring the Who's-Gonna-Remember-Us-In-3-Months-Time-Crew. I remember when DJs used to PLAY records.|
It's wrong to say that there is no talent around though. Depending on your tastes, of course. A few examples; Amy MacDonald, Foo Fighters, Los Lonely Boys, Muse, Paloma Faith, Seasick Steve, The Enemy, Griffin House and so on.
Having said that, I'm more likely to be found listening to an oldies radio station!
Reply #21. Mar 24 12, 7:35 AM
I love Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jespen.|
Reply #22. Oct 09 12, 4:38 PM
The music today is totally lame!!!! With the exception of a few old pros still at it, like Neil Young and Radiohead, today's music is just garbage.|
Reply #23. Oct 13 12, 8:08 PM
I agree rockinsteve, music today is pitiful.|
Reply #24. Oct 21 12, 10:44 PM
Oh, honestly, what nonsense. I remember the sixties and the seventies; there was good music then, there is good music now. |
Are any of you in your fifties and sixties bemoaning the state of modern music putting the time, energy and devotion into listening to music you did when you were twenty? I know I don't - I used to have the radio on nonstop, used to be out to the bars listening to live bands whenever I could. I'd say I hear about one fifth as much new music now as I did forty years ago. I don't soak in it, either, the way I used to - I used to listen to songs I didn't think much of until they grew on me.
I make a point of listening to new music now with as open an attitude as I can, and I'd say I like about half of what I hear, and really love about five percent. Just about the same proportions as in 1972.
Reply #25. Oct 23 12, 11:39 AM
People just like looking back and idealize things about the good old days. There's good music today too - it's just different than it was 20 or 40 years ago. It's not as though the Beatles or Pink Floyd would have the same style if they came out today.|
Reply #26. Oct 23 12, 4:27 PM
I really don't like the music that being played these days such as in country music where it's gone a little more to rock country then it was in the earlier days.|
Reply #27. Oct 28 12, 3:55 PM
I like the newer country Blindcat78. I suppose that is because it is more like Southern rock, which was my favorite style of music. I got a kick out od hearing Travis Tritt singing Atlanta Rhythm Section's "Back Up Against the Wall." That is not to say I dislike the old country. I actually listen to a radio station which plays mostly older country. The country stations here which play the new country will play the same 8 songs over and over for a month. I recently |
Reply #28. Nov 21 12, 7:42 AM
As Sturgeon said, 90% of everything is "junk". The advantage of older music (and art) is that time has filtered out the junk. |
Reply #29. Nov 21 12, 9:55 AM
I agree, eyhung. We're just not hearing all the really lousy music from the old days on the radio every day. |
Reply #30. Nov 23 12, 11:08 AM
Good point, eyhung. I will always prefer old music and that means it could be from as far back as the 30s/40s, or my favorites in the 60s. I hear new music I really love, but some of what I've heard over the last ten years or so sounds like what we used to call bubblegum music. I'm amazed that certain artists have built a profitable career with this fluff. Their songs sound half finished to me, lacking lyrics and well-written music.|
Reply #31. Nov 23 12, 4:46 PM
In my opinion, there are certain genres which I consider to be real music: Classical, R&B, Rock & Roll, Blues, Jazz, Big band, Swing, Country, (Not Pop Country)..|
Just because it's a commercial hit, doesn't mean it necessarily good, it's just popular.
Notice there are certain styles or genres which i have not mentioned....and for a good reason!
Reply #32. Jan 24 13, 7:17 PM
There is quite a bit of very good music being made today: The Black Keys, Incubus, Staind, and some continuing contributions by veteran artists like Bruce Springsteen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. As Agony points out, the vast majority of stuff from past eras was...regrettable. What was the best year for music? 1969? "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe was #1 for four weeks. 1957? "Young Love" by Tab Hunter had a good run at the top that year. 1975? The number one song this week in 1975 was Barry Manilow's "Mandy". Bieber is starting to sound pretty good right about now.|
We're all attached to the music of our youth, and that's the way it should be. One weakness about this era is the dearth of live bands. Through the 1970s, it was the height of dorkiness to not have live music at a good party. Today, in a metro area of 600,000, I'd have a hard time finding five live bands on any non-weekend night. That's a problem, but it doesn't mean there's no good music today. Seek it out and support it. You won't be sorry.
Reply #33. Jan 24 13, 9:58 PM
I don't like the music today because there's too much custing. For example, the country music world is more rock & pop then country. I prefer country music from the 50's to the early 90's.|
Reply #34. Jan 27 13, 6:42 AM
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