What do you think about mainstream music?

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  1. profile image57
    CaiteBeeposted 13 years ago

    What do you think about mainstream music?

    1. goldenpath profile image67
      goldenpathposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I deeply miss the 70's and 80's.  That was when a band knew how to be a band. smile

      1. thirdmillenium profile image61
        thirdmilleniumposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I would go even further back and say 60s and 70s were the golden period of music

    2. Rayalternately profile image60
      Rayalternatelyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      it's popular?

      1. Polly C profile image92
        Polly Cposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        It isn't, however, as popular as it used to be...these days in order to get to number one you do not have to sell anywhere near as many records as in the past.

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      mediaccreposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, mainstream music is good but too much of it is a big waste of time listening to it..The sounds and tones are all the same. That's why I now listen to hard rock and heavy metal songs because they are much more appreciative and artistic...To listen to other genres of songs through online radio, try http://myradioworld.com/

  2. WriteAngled profile image76
    WriteAngledposted 13 years ago

    What is mainstream music?  If you mean the music that the masses follow, I couldn't give a damn.

    1. profile image57
      CaiteBeeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      mainstream music is all the crap thats on the radio like Z100 or 92.3 and shit

  3. leatherjackets99s profile image60
    leatherjackets99sposted 13 years ago

    becoz people are dumb. No one has any patience to LISTEN to a song anymore or even care about meaning. They would rather listen to sum dumb catchy dance song that means nothing like Lady GAGA

    1. thooghun profile image94
      thooghunposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      "becoz people are dumb"

      I find this statement to be highly ironic.

      In any case, I'm not a fan of current mainstream music, mostly because I'm out of the loop and don't really know what is going on. I became a musical conservative during the mid 90's and never really progressed.

    2. Tara Tufford profile image61
      Tara Tuffordposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i cannot stand pop music....i think that its part of whats wrong with the world today...its almost all disgusting.

  4. Steve 3.0 profile image63
    Steve 3.0posted 13 years ago

    I just like music, doesn't matter what era or what label it comes under.  There is some great mainstream music around now as well as a lot of garbage but hasn't that always been true?

    1. Tara Tufford profile image61
      Tara Tuffordposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      i will agree with you that some mainstream music is great. but ill be honest, when i get in my car, i dont listen to the radio. I almost always put in a cd.

  5. profile image57
    CaiteBeeposted 13 years ago

    i personly hate mainstream music. all of the songs mean absolutely nothin and all the rap shit that they play..just no.

  6. marcel285 profile image65
    marcel285posted 13 years ago

    Most of it is crap!!! A lot of singers these days, are just products of marketing. They can't sing! But that's okay, there's plenty of technology to fix that. Back in the days, ppl used to actually have to be able to sing to be singers!

  7. skyfire profile image79
    skyfireposted 13 years ago

    Pop,RAP and R&B as mainstream music ? Never found it interesting.

    Always a trance listener and will remain forever.

  8. double_frick profile image60
    double_frickposted 13 years ago

    actually i think its appalling the things that they are allowed to play on the radio these days.
    these bubblegum pop singers are singing (to little kids, basically) that they like to get F***** by dudes behind bars and not know their names. little 12-year-olds walking around singing about wanting vertical sticks.
    people were all up-in-arms about some hair and metal bands.
    at least you know what to expect when you hear marilyn manson or eminmen...parents could hear some of these songs and not pay attention to the lyrics thinking their kids is listening to radio disney quality music. 


    our society is going to hell in a handbasket. a lady-gaga handbasket....

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      JeanMeriamposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Haha ya. I have had to do some brainwashing on my kids. Probably had the only 13 yo convinced it was "my girlfriend's a fridge magnet" What? Why would he call his girlfriend a fridge magnet? Don't know, just shut it off.

      It's pretty bad. I used to play the radio in the van with little kids until I realized they were singing the songs. And the songs aren't made for kids. I don't know who they're made for actually. If I ask my teens about it they think the songs are idiotic, and are getting fed up with the half naked women from the radio station showing up at their school to hand out  concert tickets. Sad when they have to bombard the schools with sleaze and give away the tickets.

    2. marcel285 profile image65
      marcel285posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      My thoughts exactly.

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      Twenty One Daysposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      funny you said that. i literally in the last 3 days found out lady ga-ga existed. lol
      my wife was like wha-?
      since i am a huge independent music buff.

      that song about a phone, a disco stick and the paparazzi just made me not want to listen to it.

    4. Tara Tufford profile image61
      Tara Tuffordposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      a lady gaga handbasket...that was awesome!! I agree.  I dont let my kids listen to that crap.

  9. west40 profile image60
    west40posted 13 years ago

    I just turned 50 - I like all kinds of music, classical, jazz, rock, blues and when I am cleaning the house I listen to alternative music, Artists like O.A.R, Dave Matthews; Jason Mraz - makes me feel young and happy when I listen to it.

  10. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 13 years ago

    Music used to be art. Today music is a product marketed under the same gimmick , SEX SELLS. And aside from maybe Kings of Leon there has not been any music worth listening to for quite some time !I just finished a series here at HP about the best from the last Century no one in the modern era can even hold a candle to #100 !

    1. Rayalternately profile image60
      Rayalternatelyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      it still is, it's just less obvious nowadays amongst the noise. There's plenty of excellent music still being produced, you just need to look for it.

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      CaiteBeeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      exactly, all the current day stuff isnt all bad its just all the stuff they put on the radio but in reality there are still so many amazing bands today that they DONT put on the radio. i know tons of great bands today

  11. Rafini profile image70
    Rafiniposted 13 years ago

    I will listen to almost any type of music, but I don't like rap.  Surprising to me, I don't mind hip hop.

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    Jared in Vegasposted 13 years ago

    Most of the bands I listen to don't get a lot of airtime. I have to admit though that I still listen to the radio. Occasionally there's something that I will like. I'm mostly into Metallica, Modest Mouse, TV on the Radio, stuff like that. I don't value mainstream as much (I have no idea how Taylor Swift won album of the year) but I can see why people may like it.

    1. figment profile image77
      figmentposted 13 years agoin reply to this
      1. Rayalternately profile image60
        Rayalternatelyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Consider Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, and even Black Sabbath (if you want to get old school) for more along these lines. Nice tune nonetheless.

      2. profile image0
        Jared in Vegasposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I used to love Monster Magnet, but I haven't heard anything from them in a long time. I never really cared for clutch.

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 13 years ago

    Some of it is okay. Actually, the song "Fireflies" is really nice, but Lady Gaga and other crap-singers like her that rely on "shock factor" instead of any talent... YUCK!

    I miss bands like Aerosmith, Guns & Roses, Kiss, and Quiet Riot. Now THAT was music. They all had songs you could connect to. Too bad the radio station that plays them doesn't come in too well here sad

  14. thisisoli profile image74
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    I like about 5% of music that manages to make it to tv/radio.

    And even tehn it could be better.

    I think a lot of it is down to music producers nowadays who use technology to get everything 'pitch perfect' it just mkaes it sound unnatural.

    There was a website up where a rogue music techie took all the before and after tapes of famous musicians on stage and in recording studios, most of todays talent sing worse than me.

  15. zzron profile image58
    zzronposted 13 years ago

    I prefer classic rock from the 60's 70's and 80's.

  16. steffsings profile image65
    steffsingsposted 13 years ago

    It's a Gold Mine for the mediocre & really well promoted. But I am Soooo Ok with that! More success the better. Lowers the bar so the rest of us who are trying to promote our own indie music can certainly FIT RIGHT IN if given the chance.

  17. Polly C profile image92
    Polly Cposted 13 years ago

    i think part of the problem is this...(and there is some good new music about, just not much)...because so much of the music these days is manufactured and therefore written and thought out by someone else, then the passion a band or singer has when creating their own material is somewhat lost. And there has been rubbish, manufactured music around for a long time, especially in the late eighties...people's nostalgia makes them blind sometimes!!


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