The 2000s are about to leave us...
February 13, 2009 3:13pm CST
giving way to the 2010s. Musically, I think we have reached new lows. Anytime a Flo Rida can have a Number One Hit with a song called "Low", or a Soulja Boy" can hit #1 with the very forgettable "Crank Dat," or "Love in Da Club" by an Usher--our standards have been sucked into the sink, to quote Dr. Laura Schlessinger. In the 70s and 80s, performers had class, and talent. There were certain things that just weren't said. (There were also some slick tunes from the 90s as well.) Kudos to performers like Alicia Keys, Colbie Caillat, and Coldplay, who defied the norms, giving us songs like, "You Don't Know My Name," "If I Don't Have You," "Bubbly," and "Viva La Vida," respectively. These are the songs that I will remember when we welcome a new decade in on Friday morning, January 1, 2010. The High School Musical series, Jonas Brothers music, and Hannah Montana will be forgotten as the current generation ages, and the CD's grow older and more rusted and scratched. What do you think the most memorable moments, or songs, or music from this decade will be?
13 Feb 09
I believe that most of the good music nowadays is not posted on the media. Alexisonfire is very talented. They have not had much air time because they don't want to change their style to fit the norm. Mute Math is a very awesome and unique band. Anberlin puts on some of the best live shows I've ever seen. Owen is one of the best solo artists in my opinion. Him and City and Colour (Dallas Green) have gorgeous voices. Also check out Andy Mckee. There is great music out there, you just have to look for it.
14 Feb 09
I don't like Flo Rida aswell as Lil Wayne. I can't believe how many copies Lil Wayne has sold of his album "Carter III" or something like that. That's not music. It's just some sounds put together that hurts your ears. I like Alicia Keys' voice and songs and Bob Sinclar's music because of his message of love(something like Bob Marley).
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13 Feb 09
I agree with you - I can't stand half the stuff that they play on the radio, especially Flo Rida. Ugh. But honestly, that kind of music isn't THERE to be life-changing. Artists like that aren't trying to write a song that will be remembered down the line, they aren't trying to change the universe with their not-so-insightful s e x-based lyrics. They're trying to make a silly rap song that you can dance to. We should appreciate it for what it is, right? A catchy song that will land Flo Rida a million different endorsement deals; a catchy song that will make him a lot of money but not cause any kind of change within the community that is listening to it. I personally don't even like Colbie Caillat or Alicia Keys - I don't think they've brought anything especially new to the music scene (although this is my personal belief). I think in the larger scope of things, there are plenty of up-and-rising "true" musicians - just because they aren't on the Top 40 doesn't mean they don't exist. I love political music, especially the underground stuff. I love music that makes you think, that has hidden meanings underneath the lyrics and riffs. And most of all, music is at it's finest when MAKING MONEY is not the only artist's motivation. For example, Atmosphere is amazing. They're totally non-commercial and still pretty underground, and have a lot of lyrics about political and social issues.