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13 Dec 2016, 10:03 am

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The Rolling Stones were an album band.
What I mean by this is, ... [t]he Rolling Stones have way more consistent albums, where you don't want to miss a single track. I would also say Stones albums follow themes more successfully, making the songs stronger when heard together with the other songs on the album/of the theme.


Man, if you like album bands, you gotta check out Dream Theater. Awake was an album that held themes throughout quite consistently (even motivic phrases) without making it grow old*. I don't know if you're into metal, but I highly recommend them.

*Some good examples are the "Caught in a Web" chorus which makes a return in "Erotomania," and the "Space Dye Vest" chorus which makes a preemptive appearance in "The Mirror." :mrgreen:


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13 Dec 2016, 10:19 pm

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^ Maybe for the mainstream music but certain genres simply don't have that and are still going strong.


Yes like metal for instance.


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13 Dec 2016, 10:22 pm

you may like autechre
although i dont believe there music is metal core
i believe that it is full of glitchy chaotic bleeps



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15 Dec 2016, 4:51 am

Nightcore! Must! DIE!



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15 Dec 2016, 11:24 am

LonelyJar wrote:
Nightcore! Must! DIE!

I don't get what the deal is with it myself. It's literally just random pop songs sped up, without any sort of rearrangement or remixing. Vaporwave is often accused of similar things, but at least they tend to put some effort into taking the songs and turning them into something different instead of just altering the playback speed. Although tbh, the vaporwave technique is more or less the chopped 'n screwed technique applied to non-hip hop songs with a sarcastically nostalgic art aesthetic to match.


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20 Dec 2016, 3:24 pm

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Music today is more a commodity than it ever has been. Radio has lost relevance as a medium to introduce listeners to groundbreaking music. Bands are a thing of the past. People make songs, not albums.


I listen to quite a few bands that have made albums and continue making them.

The radio isn't the only place to get music, there are independent record stores with good music and there are things like spotify and amazon music....none of the music I like is on the radio.

I'm speaking broadly of the music scene today. And by "bands are a thing of the past" I was saying that massively popular acts today are overwhelmingly solo artists. It's less about a group of people each contributing and rather about a single talent.


You're right especially now that electronic music is mainstream, most electronic music can easily be done by one person and EDM is being pushed hard since record sales are low in comparison to other decades and EDM is more dynamic than other types of music acts since DJs can mix songs on the spot to go with the flow of the audience. EDM is the perfect genre for events and clubs and it has the money to prove it. Producers are becoming more well known and being able to stand at the same table as singers and live performing musicians. Nowadays you can see a pop song not just saying it is by a pop singer but also by it's producers like David Guetta, DJ Snake, Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, Tiesto or Skrillex. Normally in the past a producer would be lucky to get a shout out during the song now producers are listed as a feat or the main artist. The most played song on spotify is Wake Me Up by Avicii and he is a solo artist. You rarely see more than 3 people in an EDM group.



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06 May 2018, 4:35 pm

The 18 to 54 age demographic of music can undervalued (at times unpopular).

LINK: The Hot (and Modern) Adult Contemporary includes music popular with previous generations of youth. Hence, the Adult Contemporary genres are partially shaped by the memories of older generations.

Some of 'The Beatles' music very much fits into Adult Contemporary genres.

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07 May 2018, 9:48 am

I really dislike the trend of bashing pop music in favor of 70s 80s music especially rock. And i say this as a fan of said 80s music.



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11 May 2018, 8:44 am

In popular music the vocalist is given the limelight excluding the others who contribute. Unless the singer also composed and arranged the song they should be credited as "featuring (name)".



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16 May 2018, 11:46 am

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A lot of Billy Joel's 1970's era lyrics are quite punk.

Cold Spring Harbor was hardcore punk, man. Tomorrow is Today was actually his suicide note when he attempted at around 20-ish.
My other unpopular opinion would have to be I hate new music. I think 99% of it is bad, horrible actually. Sorry :roll:


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