popular music today...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by eastcoasteddie, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Where is all the good New music?

    probably since 2010, I think, I have found that popular music flat out sucks. Even today's hip-hop sucks. Where is the rock? Where is the music that incites thought and feeling? I feel like there is this bubble, and it is on the verge of bursting....just like it did in 1991. I just hope it brings something worthwhile...I had enough of this hipster rebellion...
    (I heard an interview with this group "New Politics" yesterday, and they rambled off a list of musical influences, ranging from RATM to Zeppelin to Tina Tuner. Then I heard one of their songs. If they are influenced by who they say they are, it definitely does NOT reflect in their "music"...)
  2. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome Inactive

    Oct 1, 2010
    I believe the responses you will get to this will resemble "there is a lot of good new music, you just have to look for it".
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  3. Ironbar

    Ironbar Inactive

    Aug 24, 2013
    Tigard, Oregon

    Sorry! I just had to! :D
  4. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    Old music was great, new music suck, kids are useless little jerks, the don't make ... like they used to, The whole world is screwed up.
    Just copy this and pull it out about very 10 years. It will be relevant for any time period.
  5. There are currently three songs that are good today. I hope to be able to download all of them.
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  6. ONYX


    Apr 14, 2000
    If by new music you are referring to the "just-add-water-makes-it's-own-sauce" variety of pop music that is listened to by the great unwashed masses.....

    I stopped paying attention to it around 1990. I do, however seek out new music---but it's mainly stuff that very few people would listen to these days.
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  7. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    san antonio, texas
    rebuttal: esperanza spalding and snarky puppy.
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  8. What's the best hate for metal?
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  9. I kind of like the newer Bruno Mars music.
    He has a good band with awesome musicians backing him up.
  10. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    its all been sanitized for your consumption in a non threatening and all inclusive gluten free enviroment. Have a nice day.

    follow it on twitteldeedee ,facerage and instabutt
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2015
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  11. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    If these guys don't invoke feeling, you may need to have your pulse checked>
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2015
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  12. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    Honest question here. What was the last top 10 song that had a guitar solo? The last one I can think of was John Mayer's Waiting on the World to Change.
  13. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I like the new music from Andria Simone and Those Guys. Their take on 'Sunshine of Your Love' is cool.

  14. Green Day Dookie, Shaggy Pure Pleasure and Pietasters were the last time I purchased "new" music.

    By the time WHFS went Mariachi, rock was officially dead.
  15. 254 stringer

    254 stringer

    Apr 15, 2010
    Waco Texas
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  16. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Agreed. He's one of the few new artists I really like. But that's partly because he covers a wide range of styles, including some R&B stuff that echoes James Brown. The guy and his band really are versatile.
  17. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Most of my favorite songs were never heard on the radio. And my music collection ranges about 50 years.
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  18. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    Yep. I dropped out of popular culture at a young age.
  19. Problem is that I actually like most of the music from the last 50 years....it all started getting iffy in the early 80's. But nowadays, people seem to not get enough of it.

    Get rid of the electronic keyboards and a lot of it may sound kind of good...

    I must say, there is a lot of "new music" from old bands out now, but you'd never know it unless you're pro-active.

    Maybe I'm just an old fart and rely on radio too much instead of that Internet. I use that for TB and porn 99% of the time...
  20. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member

    Wow. THIS topic doesn't come up on TB on a weekly basis...

    What is happening is this: the internet has fragmented the music market. Record labels don't make the kind of money they used to, so they can't afford to invest in cultivating new artists. You can't have Prince or Billy Joel making three or four poorly-selling albums so that they become hitmakers on their fourth or fifth. The labels and the radio need immediate sure-fire hits, so you get predictable canned music coming from them.

    However, labels and the radio no longer dominate the music scene the way they used to. The internet also means that all kinds of bands can make their music and find audiences without needing to go through the gatekeepers. They don't go up the top 40 charts, but they're out there making great music and collecting fans.

    I don't know what you happen to like as far as taste goes, but I hear all kinds of interesting things going on. As was predicted, you just have to look for it.

    Some things I've been getting into, over the last five or ten years:

    Even among what's more broadly "popular," I think the Black Keys and Alabama Shakes are doing good stuff.
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