Why Is Modern Pop Music So Terrible?

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  1. Hotora86

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    Thanks for the coherent post. And I was a fan of hipster dog long before it became popular. ;)
     
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    That's when you actually do like the song.

    But sometimes you don't and it actually does grow on you with time. It's called: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mere-exposure_effect
     
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    Yeah, but you're probably not talking about Katy Perry or 5th harmony.
     
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    There is absolutely good/great music out there and they are absolutely shoveling shit down our throats.

    I've become quite out of touch with pop music ever since I got XM radio a few years back. These days, on the radio, I mostly listen to the "indie station SMU"(becoming more and more pop tbh), the alt rock station, and a couple of the classic rock stations. I have noticed the "brain washing" effect on myself. The song work by 5th harmony, I remember the first time I heard it and I was like how did this shit even get recorded. Eventually it grew on me and I will gladly listen to it all the way through.

    As for the loudness portion of the video. I'm one of the weirdos who still buys CDs. Even good bands are jacking up the volume on their music and I can tell because I am constantly have to turn down my speakers more and more, but two albums stand out in the mixing and volume for a good reason. Tool's "Aenima" and The Mars Volta's "Deloused in the Comatorium". For these album I actually have to turn up the volume so I can hear all the nuance in the music. It's sad I have to reference albums from 15-20 years ago for this.

    In the end IMO most of the mainstream music is crap, but you can find good stuff with a little bit of work and every once in a while a decent act will poke through to the mainstream. If you find a song that seems like it's a step above the normal nonsense I'd recommend exploring that artist further. Finding their other stuff and then searching out similar stuff. You can find some GREAT music by going down the rabbit hole for an hour or two.
     
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    Katy Perry's "Hot and Cold" was love at first listen.

    I still bump that shit in the whip.

    On the other hand, it took me like a million plays before Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" finally hit me in the feelz.

    Damn they overplay that shit on the radio ad nauseum.
     
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    I'm more of a Beethoven guy myself. Moonlight Sonata is my jam.
     
  7. Hotora86

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    Check this out then:

     
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    Bitches love grinding to that shit up in the club.
     
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    Mozart is the shizzle yo!

     
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    yeah, but this is about pop music. Rolling Blackouts or Born Ruffians isn't be played on the radio.
     
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    Nah man, 80s and prior Pop was consistently good.

    Pop means Popular music. It was practically a meritocracy. If you music sucked no one wanted to hear it. But nowadays the Powers that be have consolidated all the forms of MSM, and brainwash us and put out whatever crap they want. They can shove tastes, control opinions, and sell us lifestyles. It started in the Mid 90s with Nirvana, skating, goths, ska and crap.
     
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    You're old now and kids like this stuff and that's all that matters.
     
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    You have my favorite movie in your av. :)
     
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    One of the biggest issues is that mainstream pop music has become ever more closely linked to celebrity, people are buying into personality moreso than he music hence mere competence is all that's needed.
     
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    Some of you are gaying up this thread.
     
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    Says the "pony-boy". Oh sweet irony.
     
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    seems to me that a bunch of people came into this thread, didnt watch the video and just attacked and acted like jerk offs for the sake of it.

    Most of the things mentioned in the video, have been well known to music-afficionados for a long ass time however, familiarity and hooks sell.

    I dont particualrly care - I'll listen to whatever the fuck I dig and want, and im certainly more on the metal/rock side when it comes to music, but it is interesting none the less.

    In before, i must be a fat grub who doesnt go to clubs cause I have not heard any modern pop music in a long ass time I've dug
     
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    Thanks for proving my point about gaying up the thread.

    Since you are not well read, your only experience with "ponyboy" is the gay porn you watch.

    WTG cumdrinker.
     
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    Probably because these days, it takes 5-10 people to write one very simple song. When it's just a couple of people getting together to create something, whether it's pop, rock, etc. it's more personal and it shows.

    The old meme of Bohemian Rhapsody being solely written by Freddy Mercury vs. Beyonce's song is true for just about every modern pop song. Imagine John Lennon and Paul McCartney needing a room full of writers and producers to do what they did for 10 years.

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    I think pop music hit it's peak in the 80's. The Beatles were pop-rock in the beginning but evolved into full blown alternative by the end of the 60's.

    The 60s and most of the 70's had the best rock, but the 80's is when pop music really found it's sound. From MJ to Tears for Fears, Huey Lewis & the News to Madonna, WHAM!, the Cure, Duran Duran, etc. the 80's was amazing. Then you get into the 90's and shit like Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys define the new era of "pop". Hanson might have been the only pop band who played their own instruments at the time.
     

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