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Old 07-03-2013, 12:01
LydiaRowling
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What has happened to music?

The structure of songs seems to have completely fallen by the wayside

Take for example 'i get a feeling' or Tulisa's 'were young'

Its literally the same line over and over and over and over and loud beats

Its god awful

What happened to songs you could actually sing along to,

Every track that comes out latley is a confused, writhing mess with no direction and relying on autotune, loud beats and 2 LINES of song
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:10
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I think you're making the common mistake of equating ALL music with the music that is in the charts
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Old 07-03-2013, 13:20
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Not all songs are like that for eg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Cu5yi84ngs
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Old 07-03-2013, 14:17
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I think you're making the common mistake of equating ALL music with the music that is in the charts
Exactly. If you want to find something good and original in this climate it's going to take more of an investment of your time than turning on the radio or TV. It's out there.
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Old 07-03-2013, 15:45
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You can't slate the industry if all you're listening to is Xfactor and the likes. There is great music out there you just need to dig a little deeper to find it nowadays.
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Old 07-03-2013, 16:04
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Oh dear, another music supremacist.
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Old 07-03-2013, 16:06
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I think it's just chart music that's bad. There's a lot of great music outside of the charts that's really good. Just look away from Capital FM and the Top 40 and you'll find something decent to listen to.
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Old 07-03-2013, 16:11
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The structure of songs seems to have completely fallen by the wayside

Take for example 'i get a feeling' or Tulisa's 'were young'

Its literally the same line over and over and over and over and loud beats
Asides from the loud beats...many many old pop songs also do that. For example The Beatles "All You Need Is Love" is just that repeated. Then they switch it around. Then they repeat love. That's because they know this = a catchy song.

I am not saying Tulisa is a good as The Beatles. Just that change doesn't always = bad.
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Old 07-03-2013, 17:58
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You are wrong OP, ,most songs have lots of lyrics and auto tune isn't abused that much. What is real music btw or is it just that the music scene is dominated by genres you just don't like.
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Old 07-03-2013, 18:06
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I think you might be confusing "real music" with "music that I like". A very common mistake on here.
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Old 07-03-2013, 19:07
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what makes tulisa's music any less real than the Beatles? sure, it may be terrible but as far as I can hear its still real - its still sound and it can still be heard, therefore is still real music.
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:56
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If lots of people are buying the chart stuff then the blame, as such, lies with them. The industry has always been there just to make money.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:00
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Exactly. If you want to find something good and original in this climate it's going to take more of an investment of your time than turning on the radio or TV. It's out there.
+1 This.

It's OK to listen to music which is outside of the current chart, new and old it won't kill you, it'll only do you good really.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:02
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Wasn't I Gotta Feelin' (which I concur is total tosswank) out about five years or so ago now
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:04
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Sadly, the charts today are filled with pap. Happily, because of the age we live in, music is instantly accessible. The stuff I listen to - rock and heavy metal - is underground but some of the bands are wonderful. Just look on Wikipedia, search list of -------- (pop/rap/rock) artists/bands, and take a look at some. That's how I found Finntroll and Skyclad.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:10
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Some acts to try out new and old, being open minded and just listen to something new.

Amy Studt
Donovan
Paul Simon
Devin Townsend/Devin Townsend Project
Yoko Ono
Harry Nilsson
Goldfrapp
Everything Everything
James Blake
Klaus Nomi
Serafina Steer
Villagers
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Gong
Caravan
Judee Sill
Randy Newman
Van Dyke Parks
The Moody Blues
Kate Bush
Anastacia
Sinead O'Connor
Erykah Badu
Nina Hagen

Just random acts I enjoy, mix of folk, rock, pop, soul etc.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:14
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I don't see the problem with chart music, Bastille are riding high at the minute and thier album is excellent.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:28
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If you're looking for something new to listen to:

Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Roisin Murphy
Bat For Lashes
Future Perfect
Parralox
Northern Kind
Goldfrapp
Caro Emerald
Loreen
Little Boots
Laura Marling
The Raveonettes
Marina and the Diamonds
Katy B
Within Temptation
Charli XCX
Katie Melua
Client

Just a few random less mainstream/commercially successful (or not at all mainstream) acts I listen to. There's a mix of pop, rock (Within Temptation), folk (Laura Marling), jazz (Caro Emerald) and electronica there. Just search the internet and you'll find them. A lot of those acts have music on iTunes.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:32
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It's ironic that people say this in a bid to present themselves as someone with superior music taste, when really it demonstrates that they seemingly don't pay much attention to the industry out with top 40.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:46
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Your poor literacy offends me more.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:50
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I think you mean...your.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:53
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the structure of the music industry and how the consumer obtains music has changed. The digital era means that consumers want music instantaneously. This results in popular artists having to produce material i.e, release an album every two years. Also, the format of the talent show is conducive to the modern day music industry. Simply because the commercialism with which these artists are produced modifies them as brands that are consistently marketed to reach a young and populist audience.
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Old 07-03-2013, 22:10
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I think you mean...your.
I think the irony was lost, I changed it haha
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Old 07-03-2013, 22:10
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People get the music they deserve. Anything less than top quality is simply a matter of what the punters want to buy. If they're willing to buy crap then record companies will give them more crap.

Away from the market-led model, though, there is still a lot of really good music around and, of course, with the ubiquitous and limitless internet you also have 60 years of popular music to mine, so you never need worry about what's in the charts now, so I really wouldn't fret too much if kids are throwing their money away on One Direction. If they want to listen to something else (or something "better") then there's a world of music a click of a mouse away.

I don't listen to chart music because I know it's shit (to my ears at least). But there's plenty of music to be found out there, old and new.
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Old 07-03-2013, 22:12
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The sad thing is though I think most people just aren't interested in mining for better music, just proves they aren't proper music fans in my opinion.
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