Is there anyone else who would like to complain about all the music on the radio? I can't stand listening to music in the car that is meant to be danced to. How do we make people stop having such conformist and zombie-like taste?
I select the radio stations to which I listen: either Radio Cymru (Welsh language BBC station) or BBC Radio 3 (classical music). If neither of these suit, I listen to my own CDs or drive in silence.
I don't see a problem.
The mainstream is mainstream. This does not surprise me.
Of course I can control what I listen to when i'm in my own car, but I feel that this is the perfect place to complain about the things I can't control, is it not?
But you just said you can control it. What you can't control is the golden oldies stuff piped into malls. I'd rather have dance music--but you can;t please everyone and I have my iPod to drown it out.
only when i'm in my own car by myself. I'm targeting the majority's taste, not my own, so i am obviously going to be forced to listen to the stuff somewhere.
A couple of the supermarkets I use have piped music. However, I only go in every couple of weeks and don't really notice what is being played. If I ever happen to walk into a shop with really loud music, I just walk out again immediately and take my custom elsewhere.
correct me if i'm wrong ( some will do so without invite i'm sure) but i think what your most annoyed with is the "formula music" that pours forth from our TV's and radios for the hapless masses to drink up like so much filtered tasteless water.
did that get it?................. if so,.......... i agree
but the internet will fix this problem in the long run.
Pandora and Last.fm make a good replacement for mainstream radio
In a car with other people, in a store, with a girl... all places I'm subject to hear music that makes me want to tear my ears off... HOWEVER, rather than walk out of the store, break up with a girl based on her poor taste in music, or jump out of a moving car, I would rather take it like a man when i'm there and then vent about it here.
I haven't listened to mainstream radio in years, only in passing in cabs and in stores. Before then I always listened to alternative or campus radio stations. As a result, I know hardly any of the acts in the Billboard charts.
To me the majority of music I am hearing on the radio is all repetitive hooks and cheesy computer generated music. It all sounds the same to me. I tried new metal and it literally sounds like one group recorded a hundred albums.
I don't have issues with mainstream radio, mainly because I haven't listened to it in over 20 years. I highly recommend this method.
haha i try that... still forced to hear it sometimes at social events
In that case, do what I do whenever I hear someone jammin' out to current/mainstream junk. Pity them for their horrible taste while you chuckle inwardly and revel in your own musical superiority.
I thought it was just me getting old and set in my ways.
I've long since given up on knowing who is behind the pablum they play on the radio or on New Year's Eve countdown shows.
There are a handful of standouts in an overly bland, homogenized, synthesized rotation.
Meaningful lyrics? Practically unheard of.
Really sad commentary. I feel bad for the generation for whom this is their defining sound. Yikes.
Sadder still that I come from an era when cars only had AM radio!
The music selection was way better back then. Oh wait. Everything was way better back them.
Guess I am just old and crotchety.
A note to everyone complaining about mainstream music on this thread:
It's not you!
A study was released just a few weeks ago that looked at trends in popular music and found two things: there is now markedly less variety in melody and rhythm, and this has been compensated for by increasing the volume of the music.
So, no, you haven't suddenly become old and curmudgeonly; you are correct in your observations.
I work in a salon and we have to have the radio on. Today's music is uninspired, lacks melody and the songs seem to have been written by a kindergartener. I appreciate wide variety of muscial genres so its not like it has to be classical or pop etc. Just bring back some good music.
As an African American kid growing up in the 70s and 80s, I was expected to listen to certain types of music. But why listen to mysogonistic Hip Hop when I really only want to listen to Huey Lewis and The News or The Monkees? That's my wife's favorite joke -- that I don't listen to the radio. But why should I when I have a crate full of old friends on CD that I can pop in. The people on the radio today are mostly strangers. And my mom always told me to beware of strangers.
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