Music : Has it kicked the bucket? A rant from an average everyday music fiend.

Ke$ha
Ke$ha
Katy Perry
Katy Perry

The radio is infested. Infested with bad oversexed "music".There are only a handful of artists playing on the radio that I would say are even worth the listen. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT HAPPENED??? I remember in the 90's when music, for me at least, was actually worth while. Channels like MTV and Vh1 would play music videos of artists that where actually.... Artists... and not some kind of record label generated zombie. Now a days you would be hard pressed to find songs that don't all sound the same. Most of them even use the same four chords!

I get it, most of these songs are catchy, I catch my self singing to them in the shower. They happen to be fun songs, but there is no real substance behind this so called music. Take Ke$HA for example. How in the world did she get famous? By being dirty I guess. Has she taken a shower? Anyway back to my point, she has no real musical talent. She can't sing, she can't dance and her lyrics suck. But you know what she does have? Party Anthems. People love a good party song and Kesha has a bunch of them in her arsenal. I've heard her album and from my personal opinion its a crappy dance themed one. There are a few songs that I catch myself humming to and then I have to check myself. They are catchy so beware.

Another thing that drives me nuts is everyone is an entertainer. As in, all these crazy special effects going on stage that you lose focus on what should be important. The lyrics and the Emotion. Yes, they should be entertaining you, but when was emotion and musical integrity kicked out of the room? Everything has gotten so flashy and all about generating millions for the industry, that some singers are just conforming to what is popular now. Take Katy Perry, when she started I loved her. She came out with "Your so gay " and I thought, finally someone clever and funny. Then in recent years she's gone all bubblegum pop on me...it's disappointing. I was hoping she would have taken a bit of the rock route. Not to say that she isn't any good at what she does, she can sing at least, unlike some others.

I'm glad for artists like Norah Jones and Adele, that show that there is still a chance for the regular " I'm just singer/songwriter" trying to make it in a music industry ruled by pop music. People who wouldn't consider themselves entertainers but are because of how they deliver their material. So I won't say music has kicked the bucket entirely just yet, but I will say it's missing raw emotion and I hope more singers and bands can find a away to bring real music back to the top of the charts. We need more artists like Adele and Cornine Bailey Rae!




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laurathegentleman 5 years ago from Chapel Hill, NC

The music industry has changed. It is no longer enough for an artist to have creative lyrics and a nice voice - they have to become a spectacle. I adore Lady Gaga, and she is perhaps the QUEEN of being over-the-top and being an "entertainer," but I do agree with your point of view here. Artists like Ingrid Michaelson and Adele should get more credit, and we need more people like them to re-revolutionize the music industry!


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Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I agree with you about Adele and Corinne Bailey Rae. I really hope that there are more artists like them around, especially with Adele's massive success. There are artists who I would also consider very talented who I am waiting for to put out more music like Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, and Outkast. I'd also add Bruno Mars to the list of good artists as well, he's brought back soulfulness and honesty in lyrics as well as romance.

I'd disagree with you on Katy Perry only because I didn't like the gimmickry of her first album. Her second album to me has more universal appeal and it has songs I'd listen to well into the future. But to each their own, I still think she's one of the more talented pop artists out there.

I completely agree about Ke$ha. She scares me for starters with her glitter look.

Great Hub! I think you've said alot of things I've been thinking the past ten years or so! Keep up the good work!


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anunez49 5 years ago from New York Author

@Oscortega I completely agree with you. These new wave of male artists are all about the dance craze at this point. I wouldn't be so opposed to them if they had a real message for the youth of our time but sadly they don't. I won't lie and say there aren't some really talented male singers, but most of them are fueled to sell out stadiums without care of what their material actually is. Same goes for the females. It's all about money and that's really sad. From a business aspect, I understand why they exploit themselves in this way but from someone who loves music, I just see them wasting away.


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Oscortega 5 years ago from California

I feel as you do. The only time the radio in my truck plays music is when my itouch is connected. Otherwise, it's off.

I was just thinking to my self how there's no talent in the music industry, and how it's saturated with young no talent males.

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