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Old 12-07-2013, 20:24
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Mumford and Sons headlining 2 festivals, crappy Jake Bugg at the same 2 as well, went through hours of highlights from Glastonbury and there was virtually nothing worth listening to, only really Kraftwerk I'd like to see at T in the Park, so the question is, is music crap these days or have I got old?
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Old 12-07-2013, 20:27
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Spotify has some great music on it. It is how you look for things and personal taste.
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Old 12-07-2013, 20:28
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Mumford and Sons headlining 2 festivals, crappy Jake Bugg at the same 2 as well, went through hours of highlights from Glastonbury and there was virtually nothing worth listening to, only really Kraftwerk I'd like to see at T in the Park, so the question is, is music crap these days or have I got old?
Glastonbury has always been pretty crap to me
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Old 12-07-2013, 20:31
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i'm just waiting for the inevitable: "There's as much great music out there as ever, you just have to look harder for it".

To which the answer is: no there isn't. And why should we - if it's that good anyway it'll make the mainstream.
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Old 12-07-2013, 20:32
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I am 41 had have found some great bands over past few years, stay away from chart stuff, I tend to look for bands I like and then see what iTunes, spotify recommend and give them a try
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Old 12-07-2013, 20:38
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i'm just waiting for the inevitable: "There's as much great music out there as ever, you just have to look harder for it".

To which the answer is: no there isn't. And why should we - if it's that good anyway it'll make the mainstream.
feel like I fell into your trap
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Old 12-07-2013, 20:44
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Mumford and Sons headlining 2 festivals, crappy Jake Bugg at the same 2 as well, went through hours of highlights from Glastonbury and there was virtually nothing worth listening to, only really Kraftwerk I'd like to see at T in the Park, so the question is, is music crap these days or have I got old?
If you like Kraftwerk. Have you listened to Hurts? My husband was into Kraftwerk and says they sort of sound similar. They're playing T in the Park on the King Tut stage Sunday night and I think they're awesome.

If you haven't heard of them try listening to their songs called Sunday, Stay and Wonderful Life and then work up to their newer stuff such as Blind and Someone to Die for.

I have to agree a lot of the mainstream stuff is cr@p though.
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Old 12-07-2013, 20:47
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i'm just waiting for the inevitable: "There's as much great music out there as ever, you just have to look harder for it".

To which the answer is: no there isn't. And why should we - if it's that good anyway it'll make the mainstream.
Absolute rubbish.

In answer to the op - I don't know how old you are but mainstream music has definitely gone down the tubes. Most of it is just bland, overhyped shyte.
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Old 12-07-2013, 20:49
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I assume the OP is talking about mainstream, so that's what I will talk about.

I think mainstream music is better than it was a couple of years ago, but worse than it was 10 years ago. 2011 was much worse than this, it was like a whole year of Eurovision.
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Old 12-07-2013, 20:51
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If you like Kraftwerk. Have you listened to Hurts? My husband was into Kraftwerk and says they sort of sound similar. They're playing T in the Park on the King Tut stage Sunday night and I think they're awesome.

If you haven't heard of them try listening to their songs called Sunday, Stay and Wonderful Life and then work up to their newer stuff such as Blind and Someone to Die for.

I have to agree a lot of the mainstream stuff is cr@p though.
I haven't really listened to them, I assumed since they took their look from Tears for Fears that's how they sounded as well.
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Old 12-07-2013, 20:54
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i'm just waiting for the inevitable: "There's as much great music out there as ever, you just have to look harder for it".

To which the answer is: no there isn't. And why should we - if it's that good anyway it'll make the mainstream.
Using your logic, that would mean everything in the mainstream actually isn't crap at all. It's so good, it made it to the mainstream. So really, that would make this thread, and your post, pointless, wouldn't it?

To answer the OP, it's all a matter of opinion. Tastes and preferences and all that. Every generation says they had better music than the one after. But beyond that, people just like different things. Truth of the matter is, the things that appear popular are what people are buying or has the most money thrown at it. Country is one of the biggest genres in the US, but if you live here the media is all pop orientated. That's just the way it is because pop is flashy and country isn't even though country artists are selling a whole lot more records than people like Carly Rae Jepsen or Kesha.
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Old 12-07-2013, 20:55
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Mumford and Sons headlining 2 festivals, crappy Jake Bugg at the same 2 as well, went through hours of highlights from Glastonbury and there was virtually nothing worth listening to, only really Kraftwerk I'd like to see at T in the Park, so the question is, is music crap these days or have I got old?
Was also quite disappointed with Glastonbury and music releases in general this year. There's always some good stuff around though and of course it really depends on the type of music you're in to. Post the sort of music/artists you like and people can give more suitable recommendations for current music that doesn't suck.
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Old 12-07-2013, 20:56
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I assume the OP is talking about mainstream, so that's what I will talk about.

I think mainstream music is better than it was a couple of years ago, but worse than it was 10 years ago. 2011 was much worse than this, it was like a whole year of Eurovision.
Not just mainstream but Indie and Hip-Hop as well, isn't Jake Bugg supposed to be Indie.

The last time I read the NME I think the Arctic Monkeys were on the cover, that was about ten years ago and now they're headlining Glastonbury, doesn't sound like anyone else has come along in the meantime, and are they even any good, the debut album was but what have they done since except watch Nowhere Boy?
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Old 12-07-2013, 21:16
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Mumford and Sons headlining 2 festivals, crappy Jake Bugg at the same 2 as well, went through hours of highlights from Glastonbury and there was virtually nothing worth listening to, only really Kraftwerk I'd like to see at T in the Park, so the question is, is music crap these days or have I got old?
You forgot to add Justin Bieber and One Direction to that list!
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Old 12-07-2013, 21:18
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i'm just waiting for the inevitable: "There's as much great music out there as ever, you just have to look harder for it".

To which the answer is: no there isn't. And why should we - if it's that good anyway it'll make the mainstream.
Good crack your smoking there?
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Old 12-07-2013, 21:19
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Im 40 and i think its pretty good nothing will be worst than the 92-98 era for me

The pop scene is really fun right now
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Old 12-07-2013, 21:23
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I haven't really listened to them, I assumed since they took their look from Tears for Fears that's how they sounded as well.
I wasn't aware they looked like Tears for Fears and I was a huge fan of them back in the day as a teenager. Or do you mean both Curt from TFF and Theo from Hurts have slicked back hair, made you think they were similar?

Hurts are big in Eastern Europe and are playing a lot of festivals Ukraine/Belarus/Russia way which is why I suggested you might like them. Their older stuff is more Electro and their newer a mixture of Electro/Guitars. They've also been compared to Depeche Mode sound-wise. Sorry, to go on - you can tell I like them.
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Old 12-07-2013, 21:54
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Mumford and Sons headlining 2 festivals, crappy Jake Bugg at the same 2 as well, went through hours of highlights from Glastonbury and there was virtually nothing worth listening to, only really Kraftwerk I'd like to see at T in the Park, so the question is, is music crap these days or have I got old?
Well we all get old but I have made a conscious effort to explore new music and there is some good new stuff about. Savages and Deep Vally are new bands who sounded good at Glastonbury.

At the same time the two most impressive artists were Chic and Public Enemy which tends to support the idea that older artists, and therefore music, was better. I watched Example and Prof Green and if they are representative of current music then we are in trouble. Their lack of musicianship and a decent song they hadn't plagiarised was obvious.
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Old 12-07-2013, 22:25
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Well we all get old but I have made a conscious effort to explore new music and there is some good new stuff about. Savages and Deep Vally are new bands who sounded good at Glastonbury.

At the same time the two most impressive artists were Chic and Public Enemy which tends to support the idea that older artists, and therefore music, was better. I watched Example and Prof Green and if they are representative of current music then we are in trouble. Their lack of musicianship and a decent song they hadn't plagiarised was obvious.
i cant stand prof green or example and there whiney nasal voices.. but of course legendary artists who have been doing shows for 25+ years like PE and chic, rolling stones etc are going to be more accomplished at performing and have a better back catalog of tunes.
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Old 12-07-2013, 22:50
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Again...depends on taste. But there is a ton of great music out there and unlike one of the comments above, good music isn't always mainstream. You will find a load of talented artists here in the UK that are making great music right now....

Here you go: Jo Harman www.joharman.com - possibly the best UK female vocalist at the minute, a soulful singer, with a blues/roots/country side to her...just played to 300,000 at a festival in the Netherlands...and starting to get Radio 2 airplay on the evening shows...all of this while remaining independent.

That's a starter for you.
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Old 12-07-2013, 22:58
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Again...depends on taste. But there is a ton of great music out there and unlike one of the comments above, good music isn't always mainstream. You will find a load of talented artists here in the UK that are making great music right now....

Here you go: Jo Harman www.joharman.com - possibly the best UK female vocalist at the minute, a soulful singer, with a blues/roots/country side to her...just played to 300,000 at a festival in the Netherlands...and starting to get Radio 2 airplay on the evening shows...all of this while remaining independent.

That's a starter for you.
Talent outside the mainstream has always been there. And people have often expressed different tastes. I have always liked country music and there have been excellent artists emerging for years.

It's just that in the past, there was much more diversity and real talent in the mainstream charts. It isn't there now but that time may return.
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Old 12-07-2013, 23:35
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yet another 'modern music sucks' thread...
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Old 12-07-2013, 23:36
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It's mostly mainstream music that seems to be bad. I like the odd mainstream song/act, but I tend to look outside the mainstream as well. There is a lot of undiscovered talent out there. It depends what kind of music you're into.
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Old 13-07-2013, 00:09
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Mumford and Sons headlining 2 festivals, crappy Jake Bugg at the same 2 as well, went through hours of highlights from Glastonbury and there was virtually nothing worth listening to, only really Kraftwerk I'd like to see at T in the Park, so the question is, is music crap these days or have I got old?
Possible both.
I feel the same way though!
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Old 13-07-2013, 00:16
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Mumford and Sons headlining 2 festivals, crappy Jake Bugg at the same 2 as well, went through hours of highlights from Glastonbury and there was virtually nothing worth listening to, only really Kraftwerk I'd like to see at T in the Park, so the question is, is music crap these days or have I got old?
It's mostly mainstream music that seems to be bad. I like the odd mainstream song/act, but I tend to look outside the mainstream as well. There is a lot of undiscovered talent out there. It depends what kind of music you're into.
Genuine enquiry,
what genre(s) do you think are in a healthy state?
And what new genres have emerged in the 00s which are worth listening to?
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