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Posted: 11 Jan 09, 18:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why isn't there good music? What the hell happened?

I hate rap music and always will. I hate pop stars like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.

Can anyone give me a good music artist or band? I need to listen to new music.


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Posted: 11 Jan 09, 20:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It sucks because the record companies and the ones who own the media are purposely dumbing down people and taking away creativity from the masses. They want dumb people to buy mindless garbage music with no talent, its a generation brainwashing. We are moving towards a new world order.


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Posted: 11 Jan 09, 20:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh are we? *rolls eyes*



I'm going off popular music. Musicals are far better.

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Posted: 11 Jan 09, 20:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A couple of friends of mine really like The Brian Johnstown Massacre.

I think they got some really cool songs and they're great live too!



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Posted: 11 Jan 09, 21:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Freya is quietly judging you. wrote:

Oh are we? *rolls eyes*



I'm going off popular music. Musicals are far better.


of course we are you little ignorant stupid kid, go back to sleep ignorant sheep







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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 02:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For once to lighten things up just a bit... There's always some good new music around. You just have to know where to look, and realize your own standards. Helps the search if you tell everyone your preferences. "Good music" doesn't count really.

In my case, I've been recently listening to artists like Esperanza Spalding, Richard Cheese, Stone Gods and a Finnish science-progfusion band called Kuha. (with the dot), and a lot of old and new J-pop, also having found a few favourites there: Yumi Matsutoya, X-Japan (some of you might recognize this one through Roger's collaboration with Yoshiki), Super Butter Dog, Polysics, YMCK and Ryuichi Sakamoto. None of these I would have found unless I had a few friendly recommendations.


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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 04:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Treasure Moment wrote:

It sucks because the record companies and the ones who own the media are purposely dumbing down people and taking away creativity from the masses. They want dumb people to buy mindless garbage music with no talent, its a generation brainwashing. We are moving towards a new world order.

So tell me, is it SO bad that your gov't is investing money in a small group of tweenagers, who are supposedly the world's biggest bestest band ever, that will be enforcing this new world order by way of SUCH AWESOME MUSIC, yet you guys can't find time to stop in-fighting, find decent musicians, write and record decent songs, and *GASP* study MUSIC THEORY???

Oh my God I'm going to blow up! My life is SO full of void! TM is absolutely right! OOOOOOOOMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!


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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 05:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

don't feed the trolls ... only little kids, not knowing what they're talkin' about ...


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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 06:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 07:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess POP (or read: hitlist-music) has always been crap for the most of it.
Like other posters above said: you just have to look behind the COMMERCIAL, music for the masses stuff.
Even in the 80's, a period I genuinely detest musically, there was great stuff being made under the surface.
It's the same right now; there are some MAJESTIC bands or acts out there that are making worthwhile, timeless art. And we, in this age, even have the advantage that even the most obscure stuff is just a click away.
So, my friend, just click a little deeper and find what you are looking for.



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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



ITSM wrote:

A couple of friends of mine really like The Brian Johnstown Massacre.

I think they got some really cool songs and they're great live too!



Veeeeery cool band. And of course their mates- The Dandy Warhols- are excellent too.

Another great band that I think even fickle Queen fans would appreciate are the Birds of Tokyo. The dudes voice ought to be heritage listed- it's brilliant.






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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 09:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Treasure Moment wrote:



 



Freya is quietly judging you. wrote:



Oh are we? *rolls eyes*



I'm going off popular music. Musicals are far better.



of course we are you little ignorant stupid kid, go back to sleep ignorant sheep








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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Much as I'd hate to agree with the premise of any thread started by this prat, there is some truth to it.

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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is also the even more worrisome thought of TM and SomebodyWhoLoves having found each other...



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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



paul mason wrote:








Interesting thought there. Can I quote you on that?







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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 18:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



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There is also the even more worrisome thought of TM and SomebodyWhoLoves having found each other...




Jeeeeeesssssssssuuuuuuussss........ what a scary thought.......






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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 18:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is plenty of good music out there, just because it doesn't get played on mainstream Top 40 radio it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.



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Posted: 12 Jan 09, 23:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
this is probably my favourite album of the past few years

Tegan & Sara - The Con
The National - Boxer
Feist - Let it Die
Silver Jews - Tanglewood Numbers / Lookout  Mountain Lookout Sea





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Posted: 13 Jan 09, 02:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seconding Ryuichi Sakamoto here...That being said, music does evolve and certain traits do become outdated. Notice the lack of beat variance in Beyonce's single "Single Ladies"? Well, you should get used to it, studies show that songs with regular beats are harbingers of economic malaise.  
Aside from that, finding good music isn't necessarily an easy task; the music we are fed virally every day is pop and is made to marketable and thus appeals to the lowest common denominator. With all of that said, there are some good acts here and there and some old acts still continue to deliver (eg: Einstürzende Neubauten). Gnarls Barkley  was quit good with their first album.. but it seems that their second album didn't do too well...anyone have any reviews?