Music today is terrible compared to days gone by
November 5, 2012 4:50pm CST
Going through my playlist earlier today, I was quite pleased at the range of music I have - It covers music from the last 60 years... A bit of S inatra, Beatles, Hendrix, Queen, Blondie and many many more - far too many list. However there is very little in the way of todays music. This is mainly due to the fact that I do not rate any of it.... What do you think?
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6 Nov 12
I suppose that it's unfair to compare a 60 year span with such a short current time span. However, I can not think of any current artist who could hold a candle to past artists. I grew up with 80s indie music such as The Smiths, New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen etc and even that small pocket of time compares favourably to today's 'guitar bands'. I also rate Blondie,Velvet Underground, and Bowie. It gets harder as time goes on for artists to be original as so much more has gone before, but even the imitators are poor and futile-much better to by the original influence which will be much cheaper too! Rap music was meant to be ground-breaking and edgy - to me it's just monotonous, samey,talentless garbage.
6 Nov 12
I was never a fan of the Smiths - far too dreary, even living in the grim north. There seem to be very few artists that play the clubs and hone their playing and stage performances - I think that those days are gone. I have to agree with you over rap and that rubbish RnB crap that seems to be everywhere these days - Saying that, the Hiphop and rap that was coming out of New York and LA in the early 80's was brilliant - it was unique and felt like it was saying something. I think I will continue to listen to my classics - A little bit of the Damned, Ramones or even the gentle tones of ChasNDave -
• United States
27 Nov 12
I agree with you that today's music is somewhat lacking compared to the years gone by. I love the 70's and 80's music. I can even get into some of the earlier music. I am also a fan of several different genres. I am not limited to just rock or punk or country/western, jazz or blues. I rarely listen to the Top 40 these days or the Pop stations on the radio. I get so tired of hearing about Justin Bieber I do not know what to do! (Niece is madly in love with him!)
• Manchester, England
14 Nov 12
I agree absolutely with this, and I have a collection of music spanning a vast era of time. We seem to have reached a point where the voice is no longer important and the words of the song often make very little sense. I love opera, which I know is a field of little interest to most, but I also have recordings of many songs from the carts going back as early as the 1950s. This includes a wide variety including Connie Francis, The Rolling Stones and many more. However, I cannot remember hearing a single recording from the charts that I liked for decades now.
9 Nov 12
This is due to the fact that as technology rises, there are more ways and means to create and produce music without the need to manually record it with traditional musical instruments. Sometimes, music nowadays is produced with the use of digital technology and mostly computer generated. Sadly, voice and pitch of artist are now tweaked via auto tuned to make it more perfect showing no flaws making the artist's voice different from their live performances.
• United States
6 Nov 12
I think that all depends on the kind of music also. I grew up in the 70's and 80's. So I am basically into groups like Queen, KISS, Judas Priest etc... And the 80's like Motley Crue, Metalica and so on. But the 90's had some good music like Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Creed. And personally I am into groups like ShineDown and the Black Veil Brides. New music. So I think that there are still groups around that are real good. Although, at least here in New York, there are hardly no more progressive rock stations on the radio. Everything is mainly hip hop. And yes, one classic rock station. As for the 60's well, I was not major into that stuff. But Zeppelin and Sabbath were awesome.