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Old 07-05-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
 
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Default 12 'WTH' facts about music.

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12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music
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Music meant to appeal to a broad audience appeals to a broad audience
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I love #12
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It's a highly biased article. The author is clearly a classic rock snob as he implies that (for example) the Beatles, Elvis, Led Zeppelin, REM, Depeche Mode and Bruce Springsteen are all better than Rihanna, Kesha, Katy Perry and Barbara Streisand. Now, I'm not a big fan of Rihanna, Kesha or Katy Perry, but then again, I don't like REM, Depeche Mode or Led Zeppelin either and I personally wouldn't consider them legends, but that's just how my tastes roll. I don't even know why the author dissed Barbara Streisand as she's a legend and has been around longer than most of the artists mentioned in the article. People may dismiss Rihanna and Katy Perry now, but I know that back in the day, people dismissed the Beatles and Elvis as flashes in the pan too. So you never know.
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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.
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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.
I noticed the sexism in the piece too. As for Janis Joplin, the author probably considers her an imitator.
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I don't know if I believe the statistics.

Some of them they're comparing 'number 1's' of today, versus those of 30 years ago. There are much more people buying music today, with the availability of downloads, then there were 30 years ago.

But I find it hard to believe since people are still buying Beatles albums 30 years later, and Kesha has only been available for the past few.
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I don't know if I believe the statistics.

Some of them they're comparing 'number 1's' of today, versus those of 30 years ago. There are much more people buying music today, with the availability of downloads, then there were 30 years ago.

But I find it hard to believe since people are still buying Beatles albums 30 years later, and Kesha has only been available for the past few.
Exactly. 30 or 40 years ago, the record industry mostly only released one or two songs as singles from an album. If you liked a cut from an album that wasn't released as a single, you had to buy the entire album and that could be prohibitively expensive if you were a kid. With iTunes and other music sites, you can get whatever songs you want without having to get the entire album, which in turn is driving up sales.
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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!!
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:26 AM   #10
 
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The thing is about "classic" rock, is we only remember the good stuff, and tend to block out the rest. They didn't make the sales because there was probably an equal number of talentless artists being overplayed.
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The thing is about "classic" rock, is we only remember the good stuff, and tend to block out the rest. They didn't make the sales because there was probably an equal number of talentless artists being overplayed.

Good point. And some people just like bad music. I mean, look how popular Phish is. There's not always an explanation for it.
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I mean, look how popular Phish is. There's not always an explanation for it.
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Haha!

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There are so many types of music that I just can't see how a blanket statement like "today's music sucks" is true.

I may not be able to hear my favorite singers/musicians on the radio very often, but that's okay. I'll just put them on my ipod.
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what i got from it was that the stlye of music today just sucks!!!
But the list compares today's bad pop music to great pop music and acts that have limited appeal. That's not a fair comparison. It's like looking at only '90s Adam Sandler movies and the greatest movies of the '30s, and concluding that all '90s movies were terrible.

I can name some current music acts that are great, and someone older than me can name the bad pop acts from the '60s, '70s, and '80s.
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Go on YouTube and listen to the chipmunks remix of Justin bieber it sounds way better :P


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Just for fun, I googled the billboard top 100 chart for the year Nirvana's Nevermind came out. Billboard Top 100 - 1991 - Longbored Surfer - Charts LOL Rico Suave. I loved weird al's parody of that.
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People like what they like. I never understand why people see the need to grouse about people's choices in music. I can find something I like in every age and genre of music ever made.

If you like Bieber, good for you. If you like Mozart, fine. If you like metal or country or jazz or pop, have at it! My mp2 player has everything from A to Z on it and I sing them all equally loudly when I'm walking or working out.
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I don't know if I believe the statistics.

Some of them they're comparing 'number 1's' of today, versus those of 30 years ago. There are much more people buying music today, with the availability of downloads, then there were 30 years ago.

But I find it hard to believe since people are still buying Beatles albums 30 years later, and Kesha has only been available for the past few.
Exactly. 30 or 40 years ago, the record industry mostly only released one or two songs as singles from an album. If you liked a cut from an album that wasn't released as a single, you had to buy the entire album and that could be prohibitively expensive if you were a kid. With iTunes and other music sites, you can get whatever songs you want without having to get the entire album, which in turn is driving up sales.
But nowadays so many people download stuff illegally and burn what they have for their friends. Prior to casette recorders and esp, CD writers, people couldn't do that.

Musics stores no longer exist. Nowadays you are imited to buying music online or at bookstores.

I knew people with walls of 78s and 45s.

This kinda surprises me.
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