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The state of music today

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posted on 8/4/20

You probably only here chart music these days, whereas when you are younger you went beyond that. The 90s were all about Mr Blobby, Take That, Spice Girls etc for people around in the 60s.

comment by RB&W (U21434)

posted on 8/4/20

Back in the glory days of the 90s and early 2000s you had everything
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Just answered your own question here.

The answer is, yes. It's an age thing,

posted on 8/4/20

comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 39 seconds ago
You probably only here chart music these days, whereas when you are younger you went beyond that. The 90s were all about Mr Blobby, Take That, Spice Girls etc for people around in the 60s.
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And I wonder if this is the point. But then the other half of me thinks - no, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are genuinely terrible

posted on 8/4/20

There is that much good music that was made between 1960, to say 1990, it's hard to get around to even bothering with post 1990 music, barring a few exceptions.
So the answer is yes, we are getting old. 😂

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted on 8/4/20

I think it's a bit of both. Only natural that music is going to get shiiittier though as people struggle for creativity. Same with anything else though.

posted on 8/4/20

It's telling that bands don't split up for 'musical differences' any more.

I assume that they don't have them.

posted on 8/4/20

Some great music out there... People get stuck in their ruts, I personally can hardly stomach the music I thought was amazing in the 90s

It's on you to find the music now though, as the radio and charts are gonna play the stuff that sticks to the formulaic stuff.

posted on 8/4/20

Music began to die in the 90s. It is now dead with the odd bit off life popping up here and there. I'm that bored with it, I find myself listening to covers on Youtube by randoms.

comment by Scarf (U21116)

posted on 8/4/20

Loads of great bands out there, The Blinders, Strange Bones, Calva Louise, Rats, Slow Readers Club, Lathums, Ist Ist...

comment by RB&W (U21434)

posted on 8/4/20

Music began to die in the 90s. It is now dead with the odd bit off life popping up here and there. I'm that bored with it
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This.

posted on 8/4/20

Think the timeline goes:
Kid - Listen to whatever is played at home.
Early-Teen - Begin to find what you like, bit of experimentation due to friends different tastes.
Late teen - early 20s - Define your music taste, and get zoned into that.
mid - late 20's - Start to experiment again, usually with older music.
30's on - Anything new is crap.

posted on 8/4/20

I've been listening to Tears For Fears since 2014.

posted on 8/4/20

comment by Matth_2015 (U20438)
posted 3 minutes ago
I've been listening to Tears For Fears since 2014.
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CD get stuck in the player?

posted on 8/4/20

comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by Matth_2015 (U20438)
posted 3 minutes ago
I've been listening to Tears For Fears since 2014.
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CD get stuck in the player?
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posted on 8/4/20

Stuff in the charts is crap, stormzy for instance, just shiiit.

Beyond that though there still a lot of good stuff being produced these days..

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted on 8/4/20

Although I don't follow the charts pretty much at all, I reckon I'd be shocked at the standard if I was to listen to the last, let's say, ten number 1 singles. Apart from The Weekend's, that's a decent song.

comment by RB&W (U21434)

posted on 8/4/20

Whenever it was that contemporary pop and rock stars started behaving well and looking after themselves and Mums and Grans started to like them too... this is the day when the music died.

posted on 8/4/20

Its cos the music itself means little to them. they need to be famous and make money of other things.

Gigging means money to some aka the real bands.

What we get is ed sheeran and adele types who go for utlra commerical stuff to get heard lots and then they flog stuff at the masses.

If you are a "serious" band you are better off gigging all the time and almost not getting a record deal

Its a lot of work to tour and the art of it probably died off in the late 1990s with the manufactured rubbish that the 80s and 90s promoted and took hold.

the funny thing is the stuff I'd hate back inthe 1980s (synth pop) even sounds more crafted and superior to the manufactured stuff these days.

I blame simon cowell and spotifiy of course

People need to realise the best new stuff is done in bedrooms with geeks making you tube videos but they quickly get ruined by the vultures.

Plus of course its all about girls shaking bits and videos not "music"

its easier watch mtv with sound off these days

posted on 8/4/20

If you only like rock music, I can see why you'd be despondent to the current scene (though good bands still exist).... Music as a whole is a healthy shape though, hiphop has reimagined itself after all the bling an ho stuff... Soul and R&B has also got out of it's late 90s rut and is becoming more creative and imaginative... The dance scene is vibrant... There is some amazing abstract/experimental bands and artists too.

posted on 8/4/20

Its cos the music itself means little to them. they need to be famous and make money of other things.
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Yeah, miss the days when the charts were ruled by Robbie Williams and S.A.W. produced artists who were all about the art.

posted on 8/4/20

comment by D'Jeezus Mackaroni (U1137)
posted 5 minutes ago
Its cos the music itself means little to them. they need to be famous and make money of other things.
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Yeah, miss the days when the charts were ruled by Robbie Williams and S.A.W. produced artists who were all about the art.
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don't even mention waterman please!

posted on 8/4/20


The 90s was the last great decade for music.

posted on 8/4/20

A lot of good bands still out there. If you only listen to chart music though, its pretty rubbish.

posted on 8/4/20

comment by Tamwolf (U17286)
posted 3 minutes ago
A lot of good bands still out there. If you only listen to chart music though, its pretty rubbish.
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Exactly, seems 95% of people here long for the days when radio told them who was the best out of blur and oasis.

We have amazing tools like spotify and shazam now that lead us to find the most amazing music, new and old, but you have to put a bit more effort in

posted on 8/4/20

I'm 29 so was around in the 90's and 2000's and I have to say music nowadays is absolute *****. Its just full of dreadful rnb tracks that you here in bars. My mates absolutely lovely it though, so it varies

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