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post #91 of 97 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Re: Does contemporary popular/mainstream music mostly suck?

Why would you buy good headphones to listen to pop, thats like getting a sports car to go shopping.
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Re: Does contemporary popular/mainstream music mostly suck?

Anyone saying that something popular is bad will always be wrong, if it's popular it means that a lot of ppl enjoy it, if it's enjoyable, it's good. I for one definitely don't enjoy everything that's on the radio.. does it mean it's bad music? no it's just one personal opinion (taste) which is not necessarely significative in terms of what's good and what's bad, same goes for everyone else.
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Anyone saying that something popular is bad will always be wrong, if it's popular it means that a lot of ppl enjoy it, if it's enjoyable, it's good. I for one definitely don't enjoy everything that's on the radio.. does it mean it's bad music? no it's just one personal opinion (taste) which is not necessarely significative in terms of what's good and what's bad, same goes for everyone else.

Madonna "Frozen" and "You'll See" (or any other song of pre "Music" Madonna) is what i can listen today using best headphones and amplifiers i have,

At the same time "Confession on a dancefloor" is a complete garbage, forgotten in year after release, Same for "Hard Candy"

And it doesn't concern only Madonna


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Why would you buy good headphones to listen to pop, thats like getting a sports car to go shopping.
it's wrong , pop music can be of high quality (or probably could)

For instance Lady Gaga "Bad Romance" , "Alejandro" demands more than i-pod + simple earphones.

But it's really hard to explain to people who never tried anything better than 20$ earphones which are sold together with i-pods

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Madonna "Frozen" and "You'll See" (or any other song of pre "Music" Madonna) is what i can listen today using best headphones and amplifiers i have,

At the same time "Confession on a dancefloor" is a complete garbage, forgotten in year after release, Same for "Hard Candy"

And it doesn't concern only Madonna
What was your point in relation to what I said?
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It's mostly garbage but there are exceptions
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Re: Does contemporary popular/mainstream music mostly suck?

Bump. From a "been there, (kinda wish I hadn't) done that" view.

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Re: Does contemporary popular/mainstream music mostly suck?

Pop is musically more vapid than other genres, but honestly not as much as people make it to be.

Usually the people who love rock and punk (which are not that much more musically/lyrically interesting than pop and are often worse) are those that shit on pop most, but most regular music makers have some respect for pop. The biggest strength of mainstream pop nowadays is hybridization of genres.

I think the biggest problem[s] with pop/mainstream music is honesty of the artist and duplication of sound. Many songs will have derivative vibes from current trends. Pop is often dishonest because the singer is essentially just told what to sing.

I often prefer a ridiculous party song than to a pop ballad particularly because ballads should be more connected and honest. However, you get songs from Adele and Duffy etc. which while interesting and well sung, they are adulated by a lot of people yet I cannot help but feel some degree of fakeness, more so for some than others. The challenge for pop singers is to make songs their own.

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