Spinner45 wrote:I like music where you can understand the lyrics, and has a decent melody.
Music, not noise. (cRap)
I find that music written by the performer is more enjoyable, too.
But the stuff out today, pretty much all lame noise.
Few decent ones today, Adele comes to mind.
I LIKE noise. Yeah, I know, hard to believe.
Noise music not "cRap" or whatever.
There are some innovations in rap songs because the style is so limited, you have to come up with something to sell. But I generally don't spend much time searching out rap.
I hear songs from the above mentioned^^^^^ pop stars on the top 40 stations or something my offspring plays on YouTube, and I hear the influences of experimental, electronic and noise music from 20 years ago.
Presets of whatever synth the "music producer" has at his/her disposal in the studio.
If Rebecca Black's song is recorded by her alone and not by someone else with synths, drum machines and vocal effects, then hats off to her for trying. Kind of reminiscent of wimpy 90's Europop with lyrics written by ...well, Rebecca.
I hear digital editing techniques used in the structure of songs that were originally devised years ago.
The chorus of Selena Gomez' "It Ain't Me" comes to mind. Choppy cut-ups technique. It's a sound that gets and keeps my attention because it's weird.
Now these pop songs exist in commerical music that are designed for teens to listen to in between the commericals or download onto their phone for a dollar. It's outrageous and often dissonant to catch the listener's ear.
But is it really any different than it was 30, 40 or 50 years ago?
I rarely ever like popular music. When a music artist gets "popular" I lose interest quickly because it becomes homogenized and "produced" sounding.
Designed for the masses.
IMO, Modern Pop Music is as terrible as it's always been unless you like it and then it's great.
My musical interests are just wider.