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Thread started 06/10/06 5:59pm

blacksaffron

Music is going downhill

Hi

I just wanted to get an overview of what people thought about the standard of music these days. I personally feel that it has dropped, I have not bought any of the latest ablums from contemporary artist on the charts, for the past year, (but of course I bought Prince-3121, Gnarls Barkley). The only albums I do buy are buy are from artists back in the day such as, Marlena Shaw or the Mary jane girls. I just feel that there is no buzz or any real excitment that causes any sense of pandemonium, everything feels vacant and predictable.
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Reply #1 posted 06/10/06 6:01pm

lilgish

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Welcome to the Org!!!
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Reply #2 posted 06/10/06 6:39pm

workingupahiye
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Dude, your wrong.
Your going downhill.
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Reply #3 posted 06/10/06 6:45pm

VoicesCarry

Welcome! You'll like it here. lol
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Reply #4 posted 06/10/06 6:45pm

Krystal666

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Yes it has gotten really bad...I've been discovering alot of older artists and that keeps me sane! Ha biggrin . But on the good side there is someone somewhere making awseome new music that is actually good and creative...hopefuly they will be able to get their music heard so mainstream music won't suck any more. Their are talented musicians out there making good music...they just are not on radio or on MTV.
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Reply #5 posted 06/10/06 7:18pm

Whom

workingupahiyellasweat said:

Dude, your wrong.
Your going downhill.


His wrong and his going downhill are what, exactly?
Apostrophe usage and grammar -- they seem to be going downhill.

all in fun, of course
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Reply #6 posted 06/10/06 8:03pm

goat2004

hey, all of us think the same way. But, correct me if im wrong, its the POP/Top 40 music U R talking about, right? And, let me se...U R probably at least 30 yrs old? The popular music of today is not quality.

There is some good stuff out there, just not as many choices as the 70's/ and 80's.
Most of the good music is underground.

Start with this - http://www.blisslife.com/...ited25.php

and of course - 3121
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Reply #7 posted 06/10/06 8:07pm

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innocent

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Reply #8 posted 06/10/06 8:20pm

squiddyren

I don't get it. confused How is that people can complain about the state of today's music in other threads yet when someone simply gives the topic a thread of its own it's not cool?
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Reply #9 posted 06/10/06 8:23pm

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i turned 20 years old this year... and i personally think the music today... is NOTHING compared to the 70, 80 and 90s.... today you hear a song and find out its just a sample... and then you hear the original song and it sounds better than the sample.... ALSO... the music today sounds like noise.... no one ever uses instruments anymore... except for the rock bands... but ther music all sounds the same cause they use the same old instruments.... but anyways as far as rap and hip hop it has gone down, the take sounds or should i say noise and try to create a song..... and there really isnt any dance music.... HOPEFULLY JANET WILL BRING IT BACK THE END OF THIS YEAR.... and beyonce will do something to with hip hop and R&B
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Reply #10 posted 06/10/06 8:24pm

goat2004

squiddyren said:

I don't get it. confused How is that people can complain about the state of today's music in other threads yet when someone simply gives the topic a thread of its own it's not cool?




Who said its not cool....
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Reply #11 posted 06/10/06 8:29pm

squiddyren

goat2004 said:

squiddyren said:

I don't get it. confused How is that people can complain about the state of today's music in other threads yet when someone simply gives the topic a thread of its own it's not cool?




Who said its not cool....


Usually when one starts a 'complain-about-today's-music' thread (I remember starting my own once), they'll have their supporters, but also have their mighty prevalent share of naysayers.

But when you have a bunch of people bitchin' in OTHER threads, nobody says anything. It isn't a big deal. confuse
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Reply #12 posted 06/10/06 8:32pm

andykeen

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Like prince once said "Money and art don't mix"

Music is getting worse, Record companys are getting more $$$ or £££ biggrin

Who was the last artist with a personality?

All people ever care about is making money or image, and not actually having a great catalogue of music.....I Just can't believe that most "artists" aren't even embarrassed by His/her music, it just sickens me....

But hey ho..... Guess we'll just keep buying those old records, and grooving away!

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Reply #13 posted 06/11/06 6:10am

SenseOfDoubt

Today we have got everything, every possibilty (computers, synths). I guess this deteriorates the creativity. And we can't expect something totally new (just like the start of the usage of Synths decades ago). And it is a lot easier to "hide" musical deficits. If someone could not sing in the 60s, there was not that much he could do about it. Today there are some fine tools...

Personally, I do like the late 70s, early 80s music most. David Bowie on his height, Kraftwerk, Iggy Pops Idiot (currently listening), Joy Division, early New Order... and so on. On the other hand the young Prince, Cameo... etc etc.

Sometimes I come across some very intersting, really, really good music today, like the latest Gotan Project album Lunatico, that I still think is fantastic. But thats rare.
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Reply #14 posted 06/11/06 6:15am

Krystal666

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andykeen said:

Like prince once said "Money and art don't mix"

Music is getting worse, Record companys are getting more $$$ or £££ biggrin

Who was the last artist with a personality?

All people ever care about is making money or image, and not actually having a great catalogue of music.....I Just can't believe that most "artists" aren't even embarrassed by His/her music, it just sickens me....

But hey ho..... Guess we'll just keep buying those old records, and grooving away!


clapping
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Reply #15 posted 06/11/06 6:36am

SexyBeautifulO
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theAudience said:

innocent

Clears throat, gets , waits for brigade to arrive.



tA

peace Tribal Disorder

http://www.soundclick.com...dID=182431


giggle Love the flag!


Really, though. Music has been "going downhill" for quite a while! Who's to blame? We are! The music buying public. Why? Because if "we" stopped buying shit, they'd stop making shit!

If we want change, we have to make a change! It starts with US!
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Reply #16 posted 06/11/06 8:24am

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Krystal666 said:

andykeen said:

Like prince once said "Money and art don't mix"

Music is getting worse, Record companys are getting more $$$ or £££ biggrin

Who was the last artist with a personality?

All people ever care about is making money or image, and not actually having a great catalogue of music.....I Just can't believe that most "artists" aren't even embarrassed by His/her music, it just sickens me....

But hey ho..... Guess we'll just keep buying those old records, and grooving away!


clapping


tease

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Reply #17 posted 06/11/06 9:18am

FuNkeNsteiN

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Music started goin' downhill in the 90s...
It is not known why FuNkeNsteiN capitalizes his name as he does, though some speculate sunlight deficiency caused by the most pimpified white guy afro in Nordic history.

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Reply #18 posted 06/11/06 10:19am

andykeen

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FuNkeNsteiN said:

Music started goin' downhill in the 90s...



Amen!

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Reply #19 posted 06/11/06 1:11pm

minneapolisgen
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SexyBeautifulOne said:

theAudience said:

innocent

Clears throat, gets , waits for brigade to arrive.



tA

peace Tribal Disorder

http://www.soundclick.com...dID=182431


giggle Love the flag!


Really, though. Music has been "going downhill" for quite a while! Who's to blame? We are! The music buying public. Why? Because if "we" stopped buying shit, they'd stop making shit!

If we want change, we have to make a change! It starts with US!

But I haven't bought ANY of that shit! Why aren't they listening to me?! fit
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Reply #20 posted 06/11/06 1:27pm

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blacksaffron said:

Hi

I just wanted to get an overview of what people thought about the standard of music these days. I personally feel that it has dropped... (but of course I bought Prince-3121, Gnarls Barkley). ...feels vacant and predictable.


eek

OK this has obviously got to be a joke.
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Reply #21 posted 06/12/06 2:34am

DavidEye

blacksaffron said:

Hi

I just wanted to get an overview of what people thought about the standard of music these days. I personally feel that it has dropped, I have not bought any of the latest ablums from contemporary artist on the charts, for the past year, (but of course I bought Prince-3121, Gnarls Barkley). The only albums I do buy are buy are from artists back in the day such as, Marlena Shaw or the Mary jane girls. I just feel that there is no buzz or any real excitment that causes any sense of pandemonium, everything feels vacant and predictable.


I know exactly what you mean.These days,I don't buy alot of "new" music.I mainly buy old music.....compilations and remastered albums from the past.There's just no innovation anymore,no excitement.I guess because I grew up in the musically-rich 70s,I can't accept anything less.
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Reply #22 posted 06/12/06 2:37am

DavidEye

FuNkeNsteiN said:

Music started goin' downhill in the 90s...



I'd say it began going downhill in the late 80s,but yeah,the 90s was awful
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Reply #23 posted 06/12/06 2:40am

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DavidEye said:

FuNkeNsteiN said:

Music started goin' downhill in the 90s...



I'd say it began going downhill in the late 80s,but yeah,the 90s was awful

With the exception of Pulp. cool

And a few others of course. biggrin
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Reply #24 posted 06/12/06 2:57am

Omadon

Nah, there's an enormous amount of great music out there, if you're prepared to make the effort to find it. And the internet has helped in that regard too. Because the big problem is (on the whole) the majors wanting a very rapid return on their artists, or they're junked. You have to be able to demonstrate that you will appeal to a specific audience before you'll get any time. And if you flunk, you are cast aside.

However, just as that's a problem, the internet is working for musicians by providing an outlet regardless.

always has been awful music and great music, and always will be.
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Reply #25 posted 06/12/06 3:30am

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minneapolisgenius said:

SexyBeautifulOne said:



giggle Love the flag!


Really, though. Music has been "going downhill" for quite a while! Who's to blame? We are! The music buying public. Why? Because if "we" stopped buying shit, they'd stop making shit!

If we want change, we have to make a change! It starts with US!

But I haven't bought ANY of that shit! Why aren't they listening to me?! fit

I can't believe I'm admitting this but....redface
I only buy music that sounds like shit. I know that it's shit, but I can't help myself.
When I'm alone in my house, I'll listen to it at full volume, & always the cops come a'knocking, telling me "Sir....we've been recieving complaints about the music."
Then I'll say, "I'm sorry pi..oh..I mean...officer. I'll try & keep it down."
And they're always like, "Oh no, they're not complainin' about the loudness. It's just that it's shit."
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Reply #26 posted 06/12/06 5:38am

Anx

there's good stuff out there, but you're not going to find it on radio or in the mainstream media.
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Reply #27 posted 06/12/06 7:49am

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Illustrator said:

minneapolisgenius said:


But I haven't bought ANY of that shit! Why aren't they listening to me?! fit

I can't believe I'm admitting this but....redface
I only buy music that sounds like shit. I know that it's shit, but I can't help myself.
When I'm alone in my house, I'll listen to it at full volume, & always the cops come a'knocking, telling me "Sir....we've been recieving complaints about the music."
Then I'll say, "I'm sorry pi..oh..I mean...officer. I'll try & keep it down."
And they're always like, "Oh no, they're not complainin' about the loudness. It's just that it's shit."

cop

We need to crackdown more on people like you. razz
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Reply #28 posted 06/12/06 8:05am

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Hell, I'd rather listen to this before I'd listen to today's dead ass current music.....



It's certainly more funky.
Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #29 posted 06/12/06 8:29am

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DavidEye said:

FuNkeNsteiN said:

Music started goin' downhill in the 90s...



I'd say it began going downhill in the late 80s,but yeah,the 90s was awful


lol For me it started in the late 90's....around 97 I like a lot of 90's stuff.....some of it for nostalgic reasons.
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