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Just how bad has today's "popular" music become?

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I haven't watched the video. 

On modern music, I don't even know where to begin. 

We could start with those free midi chord loops I see all the time on YouTube.

"Just drop the loop in and you have a hit". 15,000 loops for 15.99.

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I didn't watch the video... but isn't this a timeless expression (why is today's music so bad?) that has been used by generation after generation?

There were probably complaints about Bach and Mozart...

 

 

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1 hour ago, craigb said:

Just watched this again.  Yep!

It's a shame he doesn't know what he's talking about.

56 minutes ago, Tim Smith said:

I haven't watched the video. 

 

7 minutes ago, Michael A.D. said:

I didn't watch the video.

Don't bother.

 

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55 minutes ago, Tim Smith said:

"Just drop the loop in and you have a hit". 15,000 loops for 15.99.

 

 

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Like most YouTube "polymaths" (generalist knowledge workers) this guy is a BS generator.

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We tend to remember only the good parts of the good old days. 

There was some really crappy music in the '60s and '70s. Probably even worse than today.

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I can't really compare todays music to music from pre 80's. It's simply not the same. You can't compare midi/sample based, quantized, and pitch corrected music that started hitting the scene in the 80's to anything that came before. It's just simply not the same. 

There are real musicians still forming bands and recording, but you really have to look for them now. And even most of those people are having their recordings edited to perfection.

Not saying one is better or worse, just saying in my opinion I can't really compare the two worlds. There'll never be another Led Zepplin or Beatles or Stones or Black Sabbath and so on. That kind of collaborative creativity is long dead, gone, buried, ashes sprinkled to the wind, and the widows have remarried and moved on.

Real groups are still out there but they fall in the 'Indie' category now and are really hard to find.

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I'll say it. No, Most of the music today really is worse than older music. No matter how you cut it or slice it ( pun maybe intended). The MIXES are better.......until the get squashed down into a compressed format.

I'm  not going to apologize for bad music that leans too much on computers. 

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Part of the problem is many create a production and a vibe and then try to twist it into a "song".

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Never cared for Muskrat Love but Cap and T were great musicians. The other two are great songs. All real musicians playing real instruments.

I mean, Cap was no Richard Carpenter, but extremely few are ...

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And let's not forget, "Muskrat Love" was written by my fellow army brats from the band America.
Had 2nd thoughts; did I know what I knew? No!
It was written by Willis Alan Ramsey. Oops.

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Gross misinformation.

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33 minutes ago, Shane_B. said:

All real musicians playing real instruments.

Sometimes the real instruments being played by real musicians happen to be drum machines and synthesizers and samplers and computers.

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7 minutes ago, Wibbles said:

Sometimes the real instruments being played by real musicians happen to be drum machines and synthesizers and samplers and computers.

Yepper. As in the case of Muskrat Love, Never Been Any Reason by Head East with that epic synth lead, Frankenstein by Edgar Winter, Rush, Beatles, and on and on. 

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4 hours ago, Shane_B. said:

Yepper. As in the case of Muskrat Love, Never Been Any Reason by Head East with that epic synth lead, Frankenstein by Edgar Winter, Rush, Beatles, and on and on. 

Edgar Winter destroying with the 2600.

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Posted (edited)

This tune got the power to grow muscles and set the stage for a beat down . I honestly wonder if "Slim" listened to this to get the right motivation and inspiration it took to go out and put a hurting on Jim from the tune "You don't mess around with Jim" xD

Kenny

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they use computer algorithms, they being the record co, what will sell the most product

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But the record companies are really run by the Lizard people, whose algorithms are designed to leave middle-aged men howling at the moon.

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35 minutes ago, Wibbles said:

But the record companies are really run by the Lizard people, whose algorithms are designed to leave middle-aged men howling at the moon.

I'm sure there is some truth to that lol.

To be fair, not all of the old music was great either. The advantage to the new music is they can look at all the old stuff, pick out what sucked and copy the rest (however poorly in a sequencer). OK that statement might be just a little sarcastic.🤔

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