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Shermhead

Today's Music Or Yesterday's Music?

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FearThoseWhoFearHim

Old and kind of 30-50% from new (post 2000), as a follower of heavy metal music.

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GTA-Biker

Edit: I already answered on a previous page

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GTA_CAT

I like both of them, but nowadays music has to be outside commercial pop, reaggeton and some kinds of techno and all the overrated hits that are just the fever of a limited amount of time and then they are forgotten.

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Testarossa

i strongly believe that today's music is better than it was before, the amount of subgenres with a decent following that have popped up in the last 10 years are staggering, and music as well as the creation of it today is more accessible than ever.

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Nico

Call me a retrograde but I do believe good music can only be made by people with both actual artistic talent and a message to tell. I can enjoy modern music of certain genres to some exent but I will never love it as much as I love true legends like Pink Floyd (with Waters), The Who or Led Zeppelin. The transition between the 60's and the 70's is the overall epitome of music to me.

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JayKed20

@Tigereyesxx

There's more to the genre than the current mumble "rap" trend that'll probably die out in a few years.

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[...]

I'm gonna say both. There are a plenty of great artists/bands in both the past and the present.

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Tigereyesxx
On 7/26/2018 at 11:16 PM, mr quick said:

how so my good man? 

Where are the ballads?, where are the love songs?, where is the real dance music of the 70’s? What do we get now, people who cannot sing at all, releasing sexist sh*te ,because they think they are gangstas... so sad...

 

 

 

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Conici
5 hours ago, Tigereyesxx said:

Where are the ballads?

Imagine Dragons, Adele, Bruno Mars to name a few are artists that made their name with ballads 

 

5 hours ago, Tigereyesxx said:

where are the love songs?

Is this a joke?

 

5 hours ago, Tigereyesxx said:

where is the real dance music of the 70’s

in the 70's? Dance/Disco music peaked then and stayed there. Dance music and electronic music has evolved, if you want something like the 70's then try Daft Punks 2013 album 'Random Access Memories' 

 

5 hours ago, Tigereyesxx said:

What do we get now, people who cannot sing at all, releasing sexist sh*te ,because they think they are gangstas... so sad...

gangsta rap is nowhere near as popular as it was in the 1990s. If you think every rap song is 'gangsta' then I'm sorry but you're just being ignorant.

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TheMcSame

Mostly old. There's some good stuff coming out these days, even in charts every now and then, but a lot of it is just pleasant to listen to, it doesn't stand up against the old stuff imo. I feel like this is especially true in a genre that I'm a fan of, which should be quite obvious. Rock. I mean, rock in general, hard rock, metal, etc... It just isn't the same. Where's the flying solos? The train of guitars chugging away? Where's the guitar gods? And my god... WHERE'S THE DAMN METAL BALLADS? I'm not saying they don't exist, but... There's a big lack of them. That's not to say we don't have bands that are at least somewhat comparable to the older, bigger names, and it's not to say that there aren't bands who are putting that sort of stuff out.

Babymetal for example? Sure, they might not be chugging away like Randy Rhoads, the drummer might not be Randy Castillo, but they can play, and they can play tight. I'm not going to mess around with the whole lore thing they've got going on, but basically, as part of the law, the band are known as "Kamis", meaning Gods. I have to say, I can't particularly argue with that. If Babymetal gains the sort of traction big names like Randy Rhoads and EVH gained, they may well be the next generation of musical gods, especially Boh, the bass player. Then you get into the songs, ballads! Flying guitar solos and duels! It's everything I want in modern metal. 

Greta Van Fleet is another exception, they've got Led Zeppelin written all over them, there's soul in the performance. 

 

Of course, some older names are still putting out great stuff, guys like Metallica, Slayer and Alice Cooper spring to mind being some of the more recent examples.

 

I mean, I could easily list off a fair few modern bands and artists I like, but I couldn't list off anywhere near the same amount of bands/artists that I like as much as the old names.

 

Imho, the only thing modern music has above old, is the means of sharing and discovering. Now I'm not exactly old... Okay, far from it. But a few decades ago, you'd share/discover bands through word of mouth, reading magazines, or even just checking out your local scene. These days? I can get lost on platforms like Spotify and Youtube, I can buy cheap second hand CDs in bulk on eBay from virtually anywhere in the world, and have them delivered to my door. I can browse internet forums for recommendations, even memes can help to discover music (Darude - Sandstorm, Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up, Vitas - 7th Element, Kirin J Callinan - Big Enough, etc...) etc... Bands from foreign countries can reach a wider audience much easily than they could a few decades ago. 

 

On 7/29/2018 at 8:31 PM, Testarossa said:

i strongly believe that today's music is better than it was before, the amount of subgenres with a decent following that have popped up in the last 10 years are staggering, and music as well as the creation of it today is more accessible than ever.

Accessibility isn't always a good thing. We might have more decent artists, or at least potentially decent ones, but we also have a much larger sea of sh*t to wade through before we can find them.

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Jerking For Soup

Being "old" doesn't exactly make it better than new music at all. You have to keep in mind that the good music from the past is only remembered and loved as much as it is because it is good or memorable music.

 

That will happen to new music in the next decade or two when everyone is reminiscing about how "great" the 00s and 10s were, like many people already do with the 80s and 90s.

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mr quick
On 8/4/2018 at 10:20 PM, Tigereyesxx said:

Where are the ballads?, where are the love songs?, where is the real dance music of the 70’s? What do we get now, people who cannot sing at all, releasing sexist sh*te ,because they think they are gangstas... so sad...

 

 

 

What the f*ck? This doesn't even resemble an argument. Get your sh*t together, fam

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JayKed20
On August 4, 2018 at 9:20 PM, Tigereyesxx said:

Where are the ballads?, where are the love songs?, where is the real dance music of the 70’s? What do we get now, people who cannot sing at all, releasing sexist sh*te ,because they think they are gangstas... so sad...

 

 

 

Have you even heard any rap song, or did you read the lyrics to Gucci Gang online and then come to the conclusion that that's literally all the genre has to offer?

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Jerking For Soup

Today's music is better. Fight me.

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Panashe M. Sinclaire

Today's music, hands down. I don't know how many of you have been living under a rock, but Young Boy NBA is the GOAT of this generation. I've tried to listen to 2 PAC and NWA and Biggie etc. The flows and rapping is straight up nostalgic and makes me go "no one raps like this anymore" but honestly?...

 

That sh*t outdate and garbage. The only stuff that's good today is Young Boy's, everybody else's is trash or boring. 

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BlackScout

Both. If you stop looking at mainstream stuff and look at different genres and what is out there, you will find good stuff. No matter if it's old or new music.

 

It's not about Nostalgia, things can really change and suck one day. Regardless of that, good music and bad music have always co-existed in different timelines. You just gotta look for what suits you.

The era of information makes that so much easier. Just dig DiscoGS, dig YouTube, dig Spotify, dig Genres (and how they've evolved) and you'll find what suits you :)

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Standard Deluxe 59

For me, easily yesterday's music. Of the 917 songs on my phone only about 96 of them were made between 1990 and today. The rest came out between 1954 and 1989. I just can't get into today's music, the newest song I have I think is "Your Decision" by Alice in chains. 

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TheSantader25

A mix with slightly more of yesterday's music but there are still some good songs coming out every year. I just feel like the GOOD/BAD ratio is decreasing every year. 

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Pressure Drop

Undoubtably yesterday. There are still some good bands/artists coming out here and there, but a hell of a lot of todays music is autotuned garbage not even written by the artist. I cannot imagine what it would have been like to be in my 20s in the late 60's / early 70's, but I am sure my mind would have been blown. Cream, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Dylan, Bob Marley, Otis Redding... The list is endless. Most modern music will not have the lasting appeal of these types of musicians, who really pushed the boundaries around what you could do with music, instruments and actual musical production. Musicians like this just do not come around any more. The focus seems to have shifted from the album as a complete work to individual singles and skipping through tracks on your Spotify.

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L0mbxn8r

Yesterday’s music. Partly because I can’t keep up with current trends, but also because today’s music just feels “meh” to me. At least 80 percent of music I buy is from the mid to late 20th century, with a good chunk of it being old skool drum n bass in particular. There are songs here and there from today that I do enjoy, but they are far and few in between. And even then, they still don’t hold much value to me compared to songs like the 80s hit Broken Wings by Mr. Mister or Essence of Aura’s 1995 drum n bass classic So This Is Love. 

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Timcatgt5

imo, it's very difficult to find any song after 2012 that is good enough for me. The current market is dominated by either pop, rap or electro or a combination of the three. 

 

Even small rock groups nowadays have trouble breaking it into the current market because the demand is at its lowest. The 2nd most popular music genre is dying slowly. 

 

I'll enjoy the already available music from my year of birth, 1996 to the year the music died. 

 

My favourite rock song hasn't been beaten by anything thus far. Then I found it was on Madden NFL 2004 and it's the only song I play on the EA Trax. 

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GrudgefromSanAndreas

Well, it seems like there's more good stuff in yesterday but that's mostly because trap is everywhere, hell it's even popular in underground, among some techno djs who make songs that apparently sound like 90s until i hear that same irritating trap percussion that appears in Bruno Mars' "That's what i like", David Guetta & Anne Marie's "Don't leave me alone", Rom di Prisco's "Lyra" from "Spacetime Miscalculation" (weird thing is the whole album is a masterpiece except this one song with this unnecessary trap crap elements) etc

I'm afraid "trap music" will end up in Guinness Book of Records as the most influencing, inspiring and borrowed from genre in music, at least since 2012 😱

That genre is just as annoying as dubstep

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Motorik

While I prefer yesterday's music, I think there are very good bands nowadays. Two of my favourites are Warpaint and Native Construct.

 

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GrudgefromSanAndreas

I'm pretty sure December 21st 2012 marked the end of the domination of good music, especially in electronica and pop, even if there are still gems and masterpieces of techno, rave, breakbeat etc after that date

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Ivan1997GTA

While today's music is great, you can't go wrong with yesterday's classics, in my opinion.

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