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