What's your take on today's music?

@dloveli (4369)
United States
October 27, 2009 7:46am CST
I grew up in the 80's with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Prince(when he was prince), Cyndi Lauper, etc. Rap music was becoming popular. I dont like to listen to music today too much. Reason being because there's no point to it. It doesnt say anything. I love Aerosmith, Styx, Led Zepplin!. There music said something. Even when Ozzy Ozbourne was screaming and carrying on he was pulling you in. When I hear my daughter listening to lil wayne and the song is saying: Iknow I fu**ed up, I know I fu**ed up, my bad I fu**ed up and on and on. We get it! You fu**ed up. ANything else. You can only say BIT*H so many times before it gets old. I have no problem with swearing, saying bit*h, etc. If it makes sense and puts a point accross. Music when I was growing up was fun. No one dissed each other back and forth and made songs out of it to get back at each other. Now adays its not music its one big argument. What do you think about it? dl
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Maybe ya need to turn to COuntry! altho I like all the ones you have talked about in here and wished they would put out more songs now. I stick to the COuntry song they can be sad butthey do tell something. this rap junk with all the cuss words in aint good at all for kids to listen too . I just dont see how they make money fron it
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28 Oct 09
Country music ain't bad. They're like acoustic emos with a lighter touch.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Oct 09
yup thanks for the responce
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
27 Oct 09
My favorite decade was 80s! I still like today's music though, from various genres as well. I have satellite radio in the car, so my presets are the hits channel (today's pop), the highway (new country), 90s on 9 (90s obviously), 80's (again, self explanatory), and hair nation (hair band rock - mostly 80s). I'm a big lyrics nut and I look up a lot of things, usually after the music hooked me. I'm surprised you say there's no point to all of today's music. One of my favorites with a message is Nickelback - but they are also immensely popular. Daughtry, Simple Plan, Anberlin, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley - these are examples of artists I listen to that have a message in their songs. I hate to say this, but the rap/r&b type of pop that is popular is not my idea of good music, which is where I'd file Lil Wayne lol.
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Another one I love is Skillet. If you are up to listen to something new, check out Rebirthing, Comatose, Last Night and Falling Inside the Black.
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I love the 80's too. I do like some of the today's music as well. I even like some r&b. In fact, I like alot of R&B. Its not the R&B as much as the rap music. These days its seems if you know how to say the "N" word and bit*h than you've got a great song. NOT! Its obviously not falling on deaf ears for the guys got gold records for cripes sake. dl
@stee09 (102)
• Ireland
27 Oct 09
Hey dl, I agree with your post music has pretty much gone down the shi#ter these days. I much prefer the oldies. I'm not saying that i'm against all new music and artists there are a fair few recent bands/groups/solo artists that i do enjoy listening to but if i had to pick between old and new to listen to I would hands down be the oldies. Thanks for the post was a nice question :)
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
27 Oct 09
You and I are definitely on the same wavelength. I Love oldies! I even love Barry Manilow. I, too, would pick oldies. Back then music meant something. dl
@bsabers (668)
• United States
28 Oct 09
I'm not a big fan of today's music because I think it's all starting to sound the same! Every country song I hear on the radio sounds exactly the same, and it seems like pop and rock music are trending that way as well. I miss the 80s as well with bands like Toto, .38 Special, REO Speewagon, etc.. Those were the days when it came to great CLEAN music. Some of the lyrics and messages you get in today's songs are just absurd!
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• United States
28 Oct 09
i don't know..i think a lot of today's is crap. i don't think much of the ones that recycle parts of old to make new either. granted every decade has some stinkers..for every good song in the 80's,it seemed there were 3 that sucked. i have to admit tho-for the amount of trouble 2 live crew got in for their lyrics, some of their stuff was funny. and what was up with the digital underground guy with the fake nose?
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• India
28 Oct 09
Music was once all about passion and emotion. The crap that's released everyday in this new age, can barely even be called music. People who cannot even sing a note in tune are creating hit songs, just by messing them up so much in a studio that their voice isn't even recognizable anymore. It's quite sick how songs that have no meaning, no emotion, not music in them reach the top of the charts. Rap artistes seem to be more involved in killing each other than in making real music. Cursing and swearing and insulting women is all they seem to be doing right now. Hip hop and trance is trash; pure, concentrated, unadulterated trash in mu opinion. Bands that do deserve recognition don't get it cause they aren't as "marketable". Music is supposed to be about passion, fun and feeling NOT about how many awards u can get out of it and how much money u can get.
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• Pitcairn
28 Oct 09
I grew up in the 90's, and I like the songs from made from my generation.. I like both the 90's and today's music.. But I also appreciate the oldies ones.. like some of the songs sang by the beatles.. Right now, my iTunes is playing the newest and hottest music..
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@IMEzekieL (500)
28 Oct 09
I grew up in the 90's so 90's music is always the best for me. But I'm a music nut so basically, I'm open to any kind of music, regardless of what time or era they were created. I love the modern music and also open to the oldies (60's, 70's, 80's).
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@sacmom (14317)
• United States
28 Oct 09
I pretty much grew up with the same music as you did. I think that there is still some good music out there today though. Pink, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Nickelback, and Daughtry are just a few that I like. I'm not familiar with all of their music, but the stuff that I hear on the radio is pretty good and it is fun to sing along to. Okay, so Pink does have some wicked lyrics, but they are funny just the same. LOL I personally like music that has a good beat and sound to it. I've never really been into rap, even when it was new. And heck, when I listen to Prince nowadays, I laugh. I hate to say it but he cannot sing! LOL But then again, some of his songs had a good beat, so I can see why they were hits back in the day. Happy mylotting!
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@lindiebiz (1013)
• Canada
28 Oct 09
Music just like everthing changes and music of today is a lot different from what existed in the 80's some of music we have today some are okay and good but quite a number especially the rap are really not worth listening to. it is really awful and not healthy for children. It is unfortunate you cant do something to prevent children from listening to it
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@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
27 Oct 09
I agree with you I am not crazy about the Rap,I like all the ones said they were good plus that was music.I was a hippie I like all kinds of music.... cd
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• Canada
29 Oct 09
I was born in 1982, but I think that a lot of music big after 1970 is just a lot of noise. I like music from then right on BACK to the classical age. I also like a lot of ethnic music from around the world. Right now I am listening to some of my Favourite Croatian music.
• United States
28 Oct 09
Whatever is playing on the radio today is all about the money. People don't look for any actual artistry. Most of the songs I hear being played on the radio has no heart to it and all people seem to do is imitate each other. You hear a certain beat or a song by one artist, it's a hit. You'd get at least three more songs with that same beat and even some of the same phrases from the other songs. Music today doesn't seem to have much heart or soul to them.
• United States
27 Oct 09
I don't agree with this at all. There is so many bands out there that are trying to make people think. The problem is they are not HUGE. Kids nowadays think they have to be "tough" and what better way to express that then through music. Corporate music industries want to appeal to that so they sign on bands that don't represent the positive side of life. And even if they are positive bands they are going to try there hardest to change that to fit the mold of mainstream music.
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Oct 09
hi dloveli I do not care much for to days music. I like Michael Jackson, the beach boys, U2,and the Rolling stones and the Beatles. but I am really into classical music, mostly Mozart's violin and piano concertos and sonatas and his gorgeous flute music.I loved the way Frank Sinatra used to sing too. I also like ballads and folk music,specially celtic stuff.
@snowy22315 (44030)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I like some of today's music but mostly I like music from the 80's. Most of todays music is really too crude for my tastes and I dont think it is particularly nice. I like listening to oldies rock stations but since I have been living in this area, I havent found any that are good. Oh well. What can you do?
@derek_a (10902)
27 Oct 09
I grew up in the 60s and there was good and bad music then. I was a kid when the Beatles first hit the charts and in those days everybody recognized how different they were. The 70s had some good music too and I loved the soul scene and I liked the 80s. I like some of the music today, and even some rap - but as an ex musician myself, I see rap as just being more like poetry with a beat - some is good, but I like it better when the whole song is not done in RAP. And swearing and cussing - well we all know what it means and probably used it from time to time - but to make a point of singing it.. Well, can't see the point because it desensitizes people and becomes completely meaningless. Just my opinion... - Derek