I deeply miss the 70's and 80's. That was when a band knew how to be a band.
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/
What is mainstream music? If you mean the music that the masses follow, I couldn't give a damn.
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
"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.
i cannot stand pop music....i think that its part of whats wrong with the world today...its almost all disgusting.
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?
i personly hate mainstream music. all of the songs mean absolutely nothin and all the rap shit that they play..just no.
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!
Pop,RAP and R&B as mainstream music ? Never found it interesting.
Always a trance listener and will remain forever.
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....
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.
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.
a lady gaga handbasket...that was awesome!! I agree. I dont let my kids listen to that crap.
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.
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 !
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.
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
I will listen to almost any type of music, but I don't like rap. Surprising to me, I don't mind hip hop.
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.
Do you like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dscfeQOMuGw
Consider Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, and even Black Sabbath (if you want to get old school) for more along these lines. Nice tune nonetheless.
I used to love Monster Magnet, but I haven't heard anything from them in a long time. I never really cared for clutch.
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
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.
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.
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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