Do You Like Today's 'Modern Music, Or Was The Old Type of Style Better?
Today's music is largely electronic and over-produced, it's rare that you hear real instruments, real musicianship and real talent these days. I don't mind some electronic music as I write it myself but I prefer 'traditional' musicianship. Personally I blame X-Factor.
"I like that ole time rock and roll. That kinda music just soothes my soul." I can't say it any better than Bob Segar. Today's music is not near as good as the 70's type, that is where you will find your soul.
Todays music is not too my taste. I dislike the over produced rhythm of much of the music I hear today.
Bear in mind though much of todays music I only hear as some kid drives by with every part of his car rattling and booming from the sub woofers weighing down his car.
For me the era of real music ended in the early 1990's almost everything before that except Jazz is good music. The good old days of the 80's when I walked the streets Ghetto Blaster on my shoulders, sharing my latest cassette recordings with the world in general. Now that was music.
Maybe it is a sign of growing old and I am now sounding like my parents and grandparents.
How "old" are we talking here? Banging on logs with rocks old or the 50's, 60's, 70's, etc.? There has always been bad as well as good music and this stands true today. Commercialization has taken a lot of the heart out of modern music but that is changing now that the internet has essentially made music free. Bands are once again doing things for themselves for the love because there is certainly no money in it (unless your one of the industries chosen few). If you dig a little deeper I'm sure you could find new music that is good and suits your taste. With the advent of the internets there is no reason to rely on the radio anymore to spoon feed your music to you. That being said I do prefer old school country to new country (when did all those country people move to a tropical island?) and old school punk to the laughable, marketed version of what it has become today. Metal is still metal, rap is still rap and disco is dead but not forgotten.
A lot of today's music puts too much emphasis on the dysfunctional issues of life. Too much is about sex and violence. Too much of it does not motivate youngsters, especially, to build good character traits. Too much of it sells fantasies to kids who often end up disappointed or involved in unfavorable situations.
The oldies are loved because they bring back memories of the good ole days, the cleaner days, when life was simpler, and we did not have to hit the power button on the remote control when the kids walked into the room. Most people do not want their kids to see naked ladies dancing to blasting tunes while men call them W's and B's. Men exploit women, but they have the good sense to keep their pants and shirts on most of the time when it comes to music.
Many people do not like most of the present-day music, but more than enough do. The stuff we do not like is major business!
Every older generation has something to criticize about the new, and, one day, this generation will downsize something of the next. I suppose that is the way life is.
To me I like all music from back in the day to anything from today. However there are only some songs I like from today. Most songs these days sound too much alike. When I am looking for a song to listen to I am looking for originality and creativity.
There seems to be a good blend of both old and new. While I like classic rock, newer groups such as Celtic Woman or singers like Adele, Adam Lambert or Jack Vidgin have demonstrated incredible talent.
Shows such as America's Got Talent, Britain's Got Talent and Duets have showcased talented singers and help them rise to fame.
I really like a lot of today's rock better than the older stuff. But then again, I really like Japanese rock and visual kei over American rock.
I think all music has a place but not for every person. I personally enjoy the music my parents brought me up on that they listened to when they were younger- namely Motown, Funk, 70s soul, 80s pop and so on. But I've had my own tastes too- growing up in the 90s I had a great cross-section of genres. In recent years, it has been harder to find great music but not impossible. I just think keeping an open ear is key to falling in love with any and all music.
I am not a fan of the new music of today. The older I get the older music sounds better to me. But at my age (60) I think that is the natural progression for many of us.
I enjoy many of the modern songs but i actually prefer old songs. Modern music and songs are more focused on rythm and noise instead of hte lyrics and melody.
I'm an old goat, a child of the 70s and 80s, so that's "my" music era. I can't really comment on newer/current stuff because I don't pay much attention to it aside from what little I hear via my niece.. and as far as I'm concerned, that Justin Bieber kid's fifteen minutes of fame should be just about up. Haha.
It depends on the genre of music. There have been some marvelous songs written in the last couple of years. Having said that, I prefer the older music (pop, blues and jazz) of voices such as Tony Benett, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald. I even like the original Glenn Miller and Count Bassie bands.
Within the pop realm, I was contemporary to and paid close attention to the music from the period beginning around 1960 with interest waning by the early 1990's. I am at a lost when I asked about 21st century pop chart toppers. So I am somewhat biased the older style is preferred.
Neither Is better. They're both as good as each other. These days the older generations call the 1970s and 1980s a simpler time (not everything was that simple back then I've heard) and say that u2, the monkees, happy mondays etc are real music when really It's just nostalgia linked to the songs making them sound more real then they really are, when In reality all music Is real music. In 30 years (2040s) people will be listening to green day, one direction, olly murs, josh groban, fast food rockers, misha b, basshunter, jennifer hudson etc and saying their music Is real music. Neither old or new are better. They're both real music and always will be
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