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Old 04-02-2013, 20:58
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Some people on the forum may be happy to hear this:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/ne...ise-again.html

"I am confident that we are in a year of transition and I fully expect guitar-based acts to start rising in popularity again," Ergatoudis told DS.

"The public is beginning to tire of the formulaic sounds that make up much of the Top 40 singles chart and we have audience research to back this up.

"They want more variety and that's good news for Radio 1. Having said that I don't think we'll see the important guitar acts of this decade really smashing it until 2015."
Boo to formulaic chart music, yay to formulaic guitar music returning to the charts in only two years time!
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Old 04-02-2013, 21:00
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Really taking this with a tonne of salt
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Old 04-02-2013, 21:01
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Really taking this with a tonne of salt
No I think it will happen. You just have to look at the way music labels have started to market new acts to see the generic dance wave is about to die out.
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Old 04-02-2013, 21:16
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Guitar music has always been around and always will be. It's a classic genre. Dance and electronic music is the same way even though people claim it's trendy now. Rock and dance/electronic are my two favourite genres. A lot of people I know like one of them or both. They will always be the most popular genres of music and will never truly go out of style.
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Old 04-02-2013, 21:35
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What he is saying is 'we are going to start playing more rock on our radio station'

Good! Bout time they diversified a little more, it's all ackin dron own a daynce flow in an clurrrrrb at the moment.

Hopefully they will play stuff like Airbournes kind of rock as well Bullet for my Valentine type of rock too.
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Old 04-02-2013, 23:11
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Hopefully this won't be something radio controls - we don't need the radio choosing boy bands with guitars like that Lawson crap or boring middle of the road bollocks like Train or utter 3 rate drivel like Nickelback. We need a band to wake up this generation of kids up, that means something to them - like The Stones did, like The Sex Pistols did, like Nirvana did - something that feels real!
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Old 04-02-2013, 23:50
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Radio 1 has always done this really, isn't anything new. Music goes through stages in the charts every few years.
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Old 05-02-2013, 00:16
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That sort of reminds me of the Decca boss who in 1962 turned down The Beatles and said "guitar groups are on the way out"!
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Old 05-02-2013, 00:43
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please no. doesnt anyone remember when radio1 did this back in 2005-2007 with the kaiserarctickookeditors the "indie" phase keeeeeeeeeeeled my soul.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:13
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please no. doesnt anyone remember when radio1 did this back in 2005-2007 with the kaiserarctickookeditors the "indie" phase keeeeeeeeeeeled my soul.
Don't worry. It died when you stated you were an Atomic Kitten & Britney Spears fan.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:28
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Of course guitar music will make a come back and then it will disappear again. Genres come and go and others replace them. Rock was very popular around 2003 - 2005 but has pretty much been dead (On the charts) since.

This electro/ dupstep/ dance phase is slowly dying but it's looking more likely that indie styled music or slow acoustic music/ big voice ballads will take centre stage.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:01
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Trends in music are likely to recur. What a shocking revelation.

I mean it's not like there was skiffle bands and folk rock... then blues and honkytonk.... then boy bands... then prog rock... then metal... then punk... then thrash... their hair metal... then garage band lo fi rock... then grunge... then indie... then nu metal... then a revival of garage rock and indie...

It's not like dance music goes in trends either... except for disco... and then rave... and then house... and then garage... and then trance... and then synth europop... and now dubstep...

Or hip hop... and then storytelling rap... and then gangsta rap... and then crack rap... and then rap metal... and then club rap... and then rap/r n b duets... and then grime in the UK and trap rap in the USA...

What an observant man he must be, certainly none of us could foresee this. In other news, water is still wet in case anyone was curious.
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:44
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It's obvious it will happen. Dance music has been fading since late 2011, and it's even less prominent in the charts now (both in Europe and the US). It follows that guitar music will get more popular.

Dance fading and guitar music getting more popular kind of go hand in hand. And then at the end of the decade it will go in the other direction again.

I don't think we should expect a comeback of rock music though. It'll be more like the indie-pop like we had in the mid-00s imo. But it's obviously starting to happen.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:29
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Yes - it's already happening!
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:46
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Hopefully this won't be something radio controls - we don't need the radio choosing boy bands with guitars like that Lawson crap or boring middle of the road bollocks like Train or utter 3 rate drivel like Nickelback. We need a band to wake up this generation of kids up, that means something to them - like The Stones did, like The Sex Pistols did, like Nirvana did - something that feels real!
my thoughts exactly.... without a headline act to kick it up the arse all we will get is more generic 'indie'.

please no. doesnt anyone remember when radio1 did this back in 2005-2007 with the kaiserarctickookeditors the "indie" phase keeeeeeeeeeeled my soul.
... but in saying what i just have, when generic indie is done right, it makes for good pop. i liked the kaisers, razorlight, hard fi, even the kooks...
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:47
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Good, I'm getting bored of clubby music about being in de club and all that.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:42
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I don't think we should expect a comeback of rock music though. It'll be more like the indie-pop like we had in the mid-00s imo. But it's obviously starting to happen.
Rock music never went away, that is why 100,000+ go to Download every year. But then Radio 1 has always ignored Hard Rock / Heavy Metal anyway.

But you are right, it will be the lighter end of rock music but I am quite sure Rock fans and the likes of Ergatoudis will never see eye to eye on who the "important guitar acts" are!
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:10
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It's such a load of rubbish. Guitar music doesn't go away and then come back. It never goes away. This is all just "tastemaking" bull***t from people who like to think they control what is popular and what isn't at any given time.

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:59
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It's such a load of rubbish. Guitar music doesn't go away and then come back. It never goes away. This is all just "tastemaking" bull***t from people who like to think they control what is popular and what isn't at any given time.

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Agree, all this announcement is about is a change in radio 1's playlist policy. Which I may add, sounds like a very good change.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:57
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I thought music was dead if it wasn't in the charts?

I for one am looking forward to hearing all these "important" guitar bands. We may even see the return of The Kooks and Kaiser Chiefs to the charts. Deep joy.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:15
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It's not like rock bands have just disapeared because they don't dominate the easily accessible means of checking them out. Besides between 2002-2010 it's fair to say a lot of those bands were just style over substance anyway. I find it hilarious that only acoustic guitars are now acceptable at the moment aswell, I like acoustic but come on!!! Plug in a play with some excitement!!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:40
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What he means is that nobody listens to all that turgid pap on Radio 1 any more and they're desperately trying to find an escape hatch.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:11
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I thought music was dead if it wasn't in the charts?

I for one am looking forward to hearing all these "important" guitar bands. We may even see the return of The Kooks and Kaiser Chiefs to the charts. Deep joy.
i'd take the kooks or the kaiser chiefs over 99% of the crap thats in the charts at the moment
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:18
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Don't worry. It died when you stated you were an Atomic Kitten & Britney Spears fan.
Im not a ''fan'' of either it was under the circumstances of the thread - infact my taste is actually quite varied, but um... thanks for creeping through my old posts, how sane of you.
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Old 05-02-2013, 18:22
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It's not like rock bands have just disapeared because they don't dominate the easily accessible means of checking them out. Besides between 2002-2010 it's fair to say a lot of those bands were just style over substance anyway. I find it hilarious that only acoustic guitars are now acceptable at the moment aswell, I like acoustic but come on!!! Plug in a play with some excitement!!!
True! Yes, the acoustic folky thing is popular now but I've always found that kind of music boring. One or two acoustic songs on an album is okay but not a whole album. I prefer more electric guitar driven rock music. It's more exciting, especially live!
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