Issues with mainstream music

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  1. mcbel profile image71
    mcbelposted 6 years ago

    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?

  2. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    The mainstream is mainstream. This does not surprise me.

  4. mcbel profile image71
    mcbelposted 6 years ago

    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?

    1. stclairjack profile image82
      stclairjackposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      yea! ha!.... i feel ya!

  5. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. mcbel profile image71
      mcbelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. psycheskinner profile image83
        psycheskinnerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Well, you choose to to experience associated benefits... wink

        1. mcbel profile image71
          mcbelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          It's what I get for being a semi-nonconformist hypocritical socialite.

  6. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    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.

  7. stclairjack profile image82
    stclairjackposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. mcbel profile image71
      mcbelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      #following

  8. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    Pandora and Last.fm make a good replacement for mainstream radio

  9. mcbel profile image71
    mcbelposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. stclairjack profile image82
      stclairjackposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      lol! agreed!

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. mcbel profile image71
      mcbelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Prom was a NIGHTMARE for me. The only song I knew was "Call Me Maybe". It's horrible, and i only knew it because of the Harvard baseball team's video on youtube. Fantastic way to make fun of the musical equivalent of processed red meat.

  11. lorddraven2000 profile image91
    lorddraven2000posted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. mcbel profile image71
      mcbelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      punk rock does not work either...
      alternative is pretty much all i can find now

  12. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. mcbel profile image71
      mcbelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      haha i try that... still forced to hear it sometimes at social events

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image97
        FatFreddysCatposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. mcbel profile image71
          mcbelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I like your style

  13. Mighty Mom profile image86
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    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.
    smile

  14. classicalgeek profile image84
    classicalgeekposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. galaxy1000 profile image70
      galaxy1000posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  15. trusouldj profile image77
    trusouldjposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. galaxy1000 profile image70
      galaxy1000posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I have Afican Americans in my family and I appreciate good ole what we used to call soul music and the blues but I don't get into very much of the rap today.  I like good music no matter what color it comes from just bring it on.

 
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