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Old 07-05-2012, 02:29 PM   #21
 
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Barbra Streisand is a legitimately great singer. There's no reason whatsoever to class her with Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.

The author of that list disparages a lot of female performers, and praises only men. You'd think he'd like Janis Joplin or something.
Mostly white men, too.
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What is "sad" is that was "published" at all.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:57 PM   #23
 
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The handful of people with walls of 78s and 45s versus every person that has a computer and can download a song?

I have kids who I've downloaded songs for. At 5 and 8 they would not be purchasing records at a store if that was the only option.

Plus people like to have music with them all the time now. Listen to it at the gym, while they're exercising, at the beach, etc. No one was carrying their record player around.

I think it's pointless to compare statistics from 30 years ago to now when everything about 30 years ago is completely different from now.
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #24
 
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what i got from it was that the stlye of music today just sucks!!! How is it possilbe the rhianna have 10 #1 hits, and three legedary groups have none! I can name more. Grateful Dead only reached top 40 once. Aerosmeith has 1 #1 hit, they have top tens, but only one #1.

Kesha has sold more copies then the beatles??? WTH?!?!

"Low" sold the same as "hey Jude" Seriously?

Katy Perry holds the same record as Micheal Jackson??? COME ON!!!!

I do think Barbara is a legend and deserves all her accolades.

#12: My point is proven. Today's music sucks!!
I like some classic rock and I don't like The Beatles. I'd much rather listen to Tik Tok than most of their songs.
Music is a very subjective thing. While I think objectively some music can be classified as great and some as awful, most is debatable.
That Call Me Maybe song playing is to me a terrible, terrible song. Like, awful. Yet it seems most people like it, based on how incredibly popular it is. I think they'd still agree its not really a good song, but that doesn't stop them from listening to it.
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Personally, I bought way more music back in the 80s and 90s (esp the 80s). It was more fun to have the album/cassette jacket w/ the lyrics and/or the pictures and/or the background stuff than just a computer file IMO. Buying music (and cigarettes) was like the whole reason we needed an allowance and got afterschool jobs!
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Personally, I bought way more music back in the 80s and 90s (esp the 80s). It was more fun to have the album/cassette jacket w/ the lyrics and/or the pictures and/or the background stuff than just a computer file IMO. Buying music (and cigarettes) was like the whole reason we needed an allowance and got afterschool jobs!
Lol at the last line. So true!!!
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Personally, I bought way more music back in the 80s and 90s (esp the 80s). It was more fun to have the album/cassette jacket w/ the lyrics and/or the pictures and/or the background stuff than just a computer file IMO. Buying music (and cigarettes) was like the whole reason we needed an allowance and got afterschool jobs!
Lol at the last line. So true!!!
It was funny... but I'm trying to imagine the luxury of my first jobs having been for fun rather than to pay the rent...
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:29 PM   #28
 
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i could be wrong, but I think album sales are counted differently these days. It used to be albums sold and not its album shipped. that would also make a difference
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Of course there's plenty of good music out there today, but I wish less musicians would rely so much on studio gimmickry, drop the auto-tune and sampling and just pick up some real instruments. And the female singers should put on some pants.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:30 PM   #30
 
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Women can and should wear whatever they want. If they want to showcase their sexuality than that's fine with me.

I don't really listen to popular music, but I do like some things. I noticed the authors seems to have something against female artists.
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Of course there's plenty of good music out there today, but I wish less musicians would rely so much on studio gimmickry, drop the auto-tune and sampling and just pick up some real instruments. And the female singers should put on some pants.
I think this is because you no longer have to truly be a good singer or musician (when playing your own instrument or instruments) to make it in the music world today or since the 90s. It's more about performing or looking good in videos and photo shoots. This goes across all genres - pop, rock, hip hop, country. I love Britney Spears and some Ke$ha and Rihanna songs, but tbh, none of them sing very well and probably would have never been given record deals in the 60s or 70s where true musical talent was more valued than it is today.

I do think artists should be able to dress the way they want to, but I feel that lots of female artists have managed to take the sexiness out of sex. They seem fake, empty and factory-produced. The exception is probably Shakira, and every once in a while, Beyonce. Many artists of today and 2000s aimed to be Madonna, but they never came close IMO. Madonna seemed original and more in control of her sexuality than a lot of the poptarts of the past 10 years.
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Poptart love it!
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:09 AM   #33
 
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I respect artists being provocative if I feel it's a legitimate and conscious decision. I'm no prude and will always defend artistic freedom. But singers start so young these days, before they are mature enough to figure out what kind of artist they want to be, they end up being molded into what the industry expects. I don't see it as sexual liberation if a woman has to rely on her looks and sex appeal to make it in the industry.
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I agree but I don't think it needs to be done with minors.
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