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    Does anyone else hate this?

    Fair enough you don't like Justin Bieber or some rapper or some whore (ke$ha) or some autotuned waste of air but coming in with your favourite classic album and saying 'this is real music' makes you look like a ****.

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    I love real music, totes love Ed sheeran and Mumford and Sons, they're so alternative and fresh, hehe. /sarcasm.

    Yeah, I hate people that use the term 'real music', it doesn't even mean anything.
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    I agree. Except for the part about Justin being a beaver.
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    Also 'Generic Pop music'.

    I've yet to hear a definition of what that actually means.
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    If it's in a discussion about your fave bands, it's perfectly ok imo, we all believe our taste is better than everyone elses (btw, Pink Floyd FTW!!!!)

    But if you're purposely going onto a youtube video of Justin Beiber just to say something negative, then that's pointless imo.

    Music is down to the individual, i don't like rap or pop, but that's me. But i detest it when people try to make me listen to rap music, so I avoid forcing them to listen to the stuff i like, but they hate....

    However when they do say they'll listen to one of my songs if i listen to one of their songs first, theirs only one song i insist they listen to (to ensure revenge); Echoes by Pink Floyd (none of my friends like Pink Floyd), generally after 6 minutes in, they've lost the smirk for having blasted by ears by music i don't like, after 25 minutes, they've lost the will to live....
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    (Original post by Miracle Day)
    Also 'Generic Pop music'.

    I've yet to hear a definition of what that actually means.
    Middle of the road stuff with no emotion or power behind, just safe music-by-numbers designed to appeal to as many people as possible.
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    Almost as bad as people who use the term 'real woman'!
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    I don't understand the use of the term 'real music' either however when people say 'generic pop music' I think they refer to the already been done/sounding the same/synth saturated/four on the floor/same chord progression/plagiarized vocal melody type of songs that feature on MTV or the radio.
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    Most music is real...unless it has complex time signatures.

    \maths and music joke.
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    Not really. Who cares how people phrase it? It is just a common way that people denigrate one form of music whilst simultaneously extolling the virtues of another. It is just a colloqialism; the musical analogue of Crocodile Dundee saying "Call that a knife? This is a knife".

    I can't say I particularly like or feel the need to **** all over a type of music/tv programme/food etc. that other people like just because I don't like or rate it but I can't say that I am that moved when other people do.
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    soooo pretentious... it's usually the hipsters who think they're so cool and alternative claiming their undying love for "real artists" like ben howard and the like... why they are any more "real" than other singers/bands i don't know.
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    (Original post by Manitude)
    Most music is real...unless it has complex time signatures.

    \maths and music joke.
    Haha I haven't done maths in a while and only just got that.
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    The people who use the term 'real music' are often mistaken in thinking that other people some how seek their approval on their music tastes.

    I personally listen to a huge variety of music, music i love with a passion. But at the end of the day i really couldn't care less what anyone else thinks about what i listen to.
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    I like real music made by real women, like Susan Boyle. :dice:
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    Pop is not real music, so someone needs to school these boobs on what IS real music. So Y U MAD?
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    (Original post by geetar)
    Almost as bad as people who use the term 'real woman'!
    Reminds me of the Jacamo advert. That clothes website that caters for the larger man.

    "It's fashion for real men" = It's fashion for men who struggles to get into a store, let alone an XL piece of clothing
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    Music is art, and art reflects the times. Therefore all music is equally worth, whether it's the Saturdays or The Shins. Your own taste is your presonal choice.

    However, I do hate musical ignorance. Whether it's silly little teenage girls who won't listen to anything that isn't One Direction, or pretentious toffs who won't listen to anything other than Bach. You have to give all music a chance in order to find what you truely like. By telling yourself that you like this one kind of music and not bothering to seek out new music then you're just being blind and missing out.
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    (Original post by Bellissima)
    soooo pretentious... it's usually the hipsters who think they're so cool and alternative claiming their undying love for "real artists" like ben howard and the like... why they are any more "real" than other singers/bands i don't know.
    If you're asking why The Smittens are more real than The Corrs it's because The Smittens don't rely on software to attempt to make music. Where as The Corrs, who my mum was playing in the car about 6 months ago, were simply using software to attempt to make music. It sounded over produced and tacky. It didn't take any musical talent to make. It was clearly made with one intention, sell to the mass market of jumps who are obsessed with dido and other bland pathetic so called 'artists'.

    When you don't have to be able to sing or play an instrument, or you don't even bother. When the music is so obviously made for the sake of generating revenue, not to make a piece of art, that's when music isn't 'real' music.

    The reasons why people make music usually effect the music they make. Now I'm not saying that always happens, I'm not saying that some people aren't making music to make money that I like. For all I know some of them are just trying to do that.

    But some artists clearly don't. When an artist just does lots of gigs and makes music that obviously won't be sold to the mass market, you can't argue that they're in it to make money.

    That's not to say every mainstream artists is in it to just make money or be famous. But some of them very blatantly are.



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    (Original post by ROYP)
    Does anyone else hate this?

    Fair enough you don't like Justin Bieber or some rapper or some whore (ke$ha) or some autotuned waste of air but coming in with your favourite classic album and saying 'this is real music' makes you look like a ****.

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    Sorry.
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    I want to punch anyone that doesn't open their eyes to the great music that's out there but just takes what's given to them.

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