Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by JDJX » 24 May 2018 00:57

WTF was that? It certainly was not music .

It sounded like some bad 2 second industrial second sound sample in an annoying infinate loop.

mu·sic
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1.
vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.


This sort of rap has no "beauty" or "harmony" so, it is not music by definition.

However, some may say that it has an "expression of emotion"
Yes but, screaming is agony over pain is also an expression of emotion, but is is never considered music by anyone... except maybe a sadist.

The question that begs to be asked is, what sort of person loves this kind of rap?

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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by vinyl master » 24 May 2018 02:50

JDJX wrote:WTF was that? It certainly was not music .

...The question that begs to be asked is, what sort of person loves this kind of rap?
Again, "Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?" is the title of this thread...That one is a perfect example worth dissecting...The only one I can think of at the moment that trumps that is this...



194 million views on YouTube and counting! And yet, there is decent music that gets no views at all! SMH! #-o [-(

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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by vinyl master » 24 May 2018 02:53

Oh, let's just get into it, shall we? Another contender to dissect and discuss...Listen! :lol:


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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by rewfew » 24 May 2018 13:34

All these video's being thrown up are perfect examples of why my musical foray's tend to go back in time rather than keeping abreast of the current status. Yes of course there are smidget's of good material being produced. But, as pointed out in the original video there seems to be a trend of technology and a shift in the music industry that stifles grass roots innovation and compensation for music writers that leads to this commercialized, computerized homogenization of pop music. What ever mood or emotional content that is portrayed within these examples save Pharrell Williams breakout Happy hit, (which used simple elements of good old soul music) come across as contrived junk food equivalents. Empty calories. I'd love to experience another resurgence of blues music to occur. It's occurred twice in my lifetime, the 60's and late 70's and 80's. The influence of that simple music form and all root's music has always had a positive effect on the rest. It keeps it real. This stuff today ain't.

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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by reynolds617 » 24 May 2018 15:43

While I agree that there is a preponderance of rubbish music on mainstream radio, good music IS being made and released. You just have to work to find it. I have been a follower and supporter of MIT's station, and have compiled playlists for most of the last several years of the best stuff I've heard. If you're open to independent music, I'd recommend these playlists I've curated. Like I said, it's out there.

2018 New Music Sampler (so far)

2016 New Music Sampler

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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by noisefreq » 24 May 2018 16:14

I don't know...I hear a lot of 50's rock and 60's soul in much of today's popular hits.

None of it would appeal to any diehard fan of those respective genres but it's out there none the less.

A few off the top of my head are Megan Trainor and Bruno Mars. There are others, my daughter would be able to throw out a few, I'm sure.

I think it's a hoot when kids think what is popular today is somehow new and unique.

But this is another symptom of old fuddy duddys (sic)
thinking what they grew up on is somehow the "real" music.

The ol' Blues and Gospel guy just can't stomach that new fangled Elvis the Pelvis fella.

The Bop guy just doesn't understand what they see in that Coltrane caterwauling stuff.

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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by JDJX » 24 May 2018 18:51

There has always been some bad music . "Surfin' Bird" is just one example but, even that is meant as comedy...just a novelty record. :)



However, now complete rubbish/noise that is supposes to be taken seriously has become almost the norm.

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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by vinyl master » 25 May 2018 06:44

noisefreq wrote:I don't know...I hear a lot of 50's rock and 60's soul in much of today's popular hits.

None of it would appeal to any diehard fan of those respective genres but it's out there none the less.
And yet...I think THIS guy might appeal to a hard core fan...This came out in 2010...



"Signs And Signifiers" is a great album...I have it on vinyl! 8)

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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by vinyl master » 25 May 2018 06:54

JDJX wrote:There has always been some bad music . "Surfin' Bird" is just one example but, even that is meant as comedy...just a novelty record. :)
And to go you one further...The bird is NOT the word anymore! :lol:


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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by vinyl master » 25 May 2018 06:55

And just to prove that even the classics can also be pure nonsense...


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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by vinyl master » 25 May 2018 07:00

and ahem...


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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by vinyl master » 25 May 2018 07:02

Bad music? Coming right up! You don't want to challenge me on this subject! :lol:


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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by reynolds617 » 25 May 2018 09:07

I may be excommunicated hereabouts for saying this, but I love Surfin’ Bird. In moderation of course.


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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by JDJX » 26 May 2018 02:12

Yeah but, all those examples are just novelty /comedy records and no one ever considered them examples of serious music... no even by the teenyboppers who liked them.... just for their novelty value.

This is in contrast to today where even the most offensive drones are considered mainstream serious music by some.

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Re: Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

Post by Skweek » 26 May 2018 22:23

Music is "the Universal Language". Its destruction as a language is deliberate and orchestrated (sic). People who assert that this decline in quality is a consequence of crass "commercialism" and the influence of "corporate bean counters" need to explain why this decline (over the best part of a generation now) exactly correlates to the decline in sales and profits.

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