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Posted: 10 Jul 12, 12:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I found this pic in my facebook feed, I thought it was pretty funny and sad at the same time...


http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p506/sglucidcat17/Freddie-Beyonce.jpg


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Posted: 10 Jul 12, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, but we still have good music today, but it's usally not on mainstream.
But I prefer ols songs, my favorite band are from '60s, '70, and '80s.
Sorry for my english.
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Posted: 10 Jul 12, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*old
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Posted: 10 Jul 12, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually I consider it 5 producers on the right. The boys and RTB.


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Posted: 10 Jul 12, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would probably guess that Freddie was the main one with Roy given that it was Freddie's baby


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Posted: 10 Jul 12, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well as the thread is music now vs music in the past, i'll comment on that:

every decade has had plenty of sh*t. I loved the 60s and 70s - but BOTH decades had as much crap as great.

the current decade is fairly similar in that respect. bands like the foos, kings of leon and killers are great, but the manufactured stuff must affionados hate has ALWAYS been around - the early rock n roll movement was full of it.

the only decade that i'd cite as an exception to the rule is the 80s...wall to wall sh*t all the way through


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Posted: 12 Jul 12, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Music today is nothing but garbage! Bring back the old songwriting when a singer wrote from the heart and not from a team of 10 writers for one song.


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

There is some good stuff around at the moment but I much prefer stuff from the past

I prefer singers/bands who can write their own music and perform with enthusiasm

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Posted: 12 Jul 12, 07:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The good music is still there, it's just no longer in the mainstream (and hasn't been since the 80's).

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



brENsKi wrote: every decade has had plenty of sh*t. I loved the 60s and 70s - but BOTH decades had as much crap as great.

But then good music was also in mainstream. Now shit music is mainstream music. Good stuff in underground.

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Posted: 12 Jul 12, 11:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^^^ "good music" is a subjective term. but let's take it in the isolation of a "rock forum"....

in the 70s there were loads of great bands who were not in the mainstream and loads of not so great who were huge and mainstream


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Posted: 14 Jul 12, 09:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brENsKi wrote:
the only decade that i'd cite as an exception to the rule is the 80s...wall to wall sh*t all the way through

I disagree...


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Posted: 14 Jul 12, 09:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is no good - real music today for 3 reasons.
1. Youth culture is dead.
2. Queen brought music to some kind of limit.Grunge and Hip Hop injected some new elements but in terms of musicality Queen hitted the ceiling.
3. The world is a tottaly different place.Money won against the soul. And this is not a good place for the melody to grow.


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Posted: 14 Jul 12, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Face palm...

If all one listens to is the radio, then yes, nearly all new music sucks. But most people with good musical taste understand one simple fact that the "new music sucks" crowd doesn't - the internet is becoming the new mainstream.

Look for online radio stations from different countries - like Triple J in Australia or CBC music in Canada. There are tens of thousands of excellent artists out there.

Look for "100 best song" lists of any of the past few years, and it will lead to great results - like this one:

http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/music-2/best-of-the-best-ofs-music-2011.html

If anyone thinks all new music sucks, they just aren't looking for it. And one may argue that they're going out of their way to avoid it, because online, it is everywhere. Enjoy the search.


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Posted: 14 Jul 12, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Music today dosen't suck. It just lost something of its impact.


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Posted: 14 Jul 12, 23:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Every generation will say that music of the next generation is horrible.

I think there's a lot of great music both in and out of the mainstream, as it's always been.


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Posted: 15 Jul 12, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Indeed, the old "the end of art" argument.

But these people have never been more wrong than they are now, due to the sheer amount of music that is out there, accessible in the digital realm.



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Posted: 16 Jul 12, 22:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What Wizard said. A lot of talent out there, you just have to look for it and with most mainstream music, thankfully we have internet.

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Posted: 17 Jul 12, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oddly enough, I'm seeing that the other way around a fair bit nowadays... I've a lot of talk on the net by kids/teens, who are of the opinion that music was better in the days of Led Zep, Queen (with Fred, obviously), Hendrix etc...

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Posted: 17 Jul 12, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just wait twenty years and look back. Then you could say if today's music was good or not.
And sure there still are bands worth listening to:
-Muse
-Chemical Romance (very Queen like)
-U2 (still around)
-White Stripes (at least Jack's stuff)
-Coldplay
-Kings of Leon
and so on...

Listen to the radio once in a while instead of your own music and you will find some gems.

If you browse a random hitlist from the seventees, you'll see that there was a lot of rubbish back then with a few good ones.


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