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The state of music today

Discuss.

Is it that process of getting old - e.g once you get into your mid thirties everything suddenly starts sounding shiiiit? Or is it genuinely the case that music right now is absolute facking dross, full of snowflake artists like Sam Smith trying to sound like Marvin Gaye and no one making any kind of statement anymore?

Back in the glory days of the 90s and early 2000s you had everything from grunge through to classic hip hop, the emergence of house, indie breaking into the mainstream, bands that pushed music forwards etc

Now it all sounds.......shiiiit. Are we just getting old?

posted on 9/4/20

comment by Henderson's Running Style (U10731)
posted 11 hours, 33 minutes ago
Kendrick Lamar
IDLES
Grimes
Anderson Paak
Caribou
James Blake
Sampha
Sampa The Great
Alt-J
Thundercat
King Krule
Disclosure
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Denzel Curry
slowthai
Flume
Billie Eilish
Janelle Monae
MGMT
Brockhampton
Bjork
Run the Jewels
Frank Ocean
FKA Twigs


So much good music...
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Think I’ve heard of the first name.

The rest - not a clue.

I don’t think you could say the same for the 20th century. Almost every man and his dog would’ve known the artists / bands - even if they didn’t like him.

It could be the sheer volume of music to be honest.

Just the other day, I had an early 90s playlist on. From 90-95, it was just magical. Off the top of my head, they played ....

REM - the sidewinder sleeps tonite
Heavy D & the boyz - Now that we found love
Del Amitri - Roll to me
Youssou N’Dour - 7 Seconds
Duran Duran - Ordinary World
Happy Monday’s - Step On
East 17 - Deep
Ace of Base - All that she Wants
KWS - Please don’t Go
Dr Alban - It’s My Life
Enigma - Return to Innocence
Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm

Amazing stuff

posted on 9/4/20

So many of those songs were thought of as throwaway pop crap at the time though. The sort that people in their 30s said would be forgotten in 10 years.

posted on 9/4/20

comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 48 minutes ago
So many of those songs were thought of as throwaway pop crap at the time though. The sort that people in their 30s said would be forgotten in 10 years.
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I disagree entirely.

posted on 9/4/20

comment by Metro.⚽️ (U6770)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 48 minutes ago
So many of those songs were thought of as throwaway pop crap at the time though. The sort that people in their 30s said would be forgotten in 10 years.
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I disagree entirely.
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I could find plenty of people who lived through that era who would have zero clue about the likes of heavy d and the boys, dr alban, KWS etc

But again, this probably comes down to an age thing (which often means you don't have time to explore outside of what's on the radio)... You only know 1 artist off Hendo's list, while most younger people will know all of them, because they consume music in a different way to you.

Plenty of Hendo's list will be played by me till I die and i'm sure by many others, and their kids will be listening to it, forming bonds with the songs and artist and they will be a staple part of their lives and be every bit as important to them as 60s/70s bands were to kids growing up in the 80s...

posted on 9/4/20

comment by Ji Sung Park's Cousin - Ole's joy Manticore (U2958)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Metro.⚽️ (U6770)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 48 minutes ago
So many of those songs were thought of as throwaway pop crap at the time though. The sort that people in their 30s said would be forgotten in 10 years.
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I disagree entirely.
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I could find plenty of people who lived through that era who would have zero clue about the likes of heavy d and the boys, dr alban, KWS etc

But again, this probably comes down to an age thing (which often means you don't have time to explore outside of what's on the radio)... You only know 1 artist off Hendo's list, while most younger people will know all of them, because they consume music in a different way to you.

Plenty of Hendo's list will be played by me till I die and i'm sure by many others, and their kids will be listening to it, forming bonds with the songs and artist and they will be a staple part of their lives and be every bit as important to them as 60s/70s bands were to kids growing up in the 80s...
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Oh - perhaps you’ve mistaken my intention. That was just me playing a 90s playlist and reeling off some classics.

But it’s clear that they’ve stood the test of time.

posted on 9/4/20

comment by Metro.⚽️ (U6770)
posted 21 minutes ago
comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 48 minutes ago
So many of those songs were thought of as throwaway pop crap at the time though. The sort that people in their 30s said would be forgotten in 10 years.
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I disagree entirely.
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Really? East 17 were a joke to many. Ace of Base an Abba tribute, chart Euro dance acts like Dr Alban and Snap were seen as a cash in on the underground, Crash Test Dummies were an embarrassment to the rock scene.

Those weren't the sort of groups you openly admitted to liking in the 90s.

posted on 9/4/20

comment by Metro.⚽️ (U6770)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Ji Sung Park's Cousin - Ole's joy Manticore (U2958)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Metro.⚽️ (U6770)
posted 7 minutes ago
comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 48 minutes ago
So many of those songs were thought of as throwaway pop crap at the time though. The sort that people in their 30s said would be forgotten in 10 years.
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I disagree entirely.
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I could find plenty of people who lived through that era who would have zero clue about the likes of heavy d and the boys, dr alban, KWS etc

But again, this probably comes down to an age thing (which often means you don't have time to explore outside of what's on the radio)... You only know 1 artist off Hendo's list, while most younger people will know all of them, because they consume music in a different way to you.

Plenty of Hendo's list will be played by me till I die and i'm sure by many others, and their kids will be listening to it, forming bonds with the songs and artist and they will be a staple part of their lives and be every bit as important to them as 60s/70s bands were to kids growing up in the 80s...
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Oh - perhaps you’ve mistaken my intention. That was just me playing a 90s playlist and reeling off some classics.

But it’s clear that they’ve stood the test of time.

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That's the point, though, what is seen as crap and dismissed at the time by older generations stays the test of time because it is the people who are young then who bring them with them.

You not knowing today's hits is exactly the same as people your age in the 90s not knowing that eras music and dismissing it the same as you dismissing today's.

posted on 9/4/20

Of Hendersons list I only listen to two of them. Kendrick Lamar - who will definitely be remembered for a long time - and Run the Jewels (who, to be fair, have been around donkeys before coming together). But I certainly have heard of a few. And I am not one who takes much interest in modern music.

posted on 9/4/20

comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 19 minutes ago
Of Hendersons list I only listen to two of them. Kendrick Lamar - who will definitely be remembered for a long time - and Run the Jewels (who, to be fair, have been around donkeys before coming together). But I certainly have heard of a few. And I am not one who takes much interest in modern music.
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You've listened to thundercat without knowing... He co-produced "to kill a butterfly" and his basslines are all over that album.

comment by Scarf (U21116)

posted on 9/4/20

Thundercat is a bona fide genius

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