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    Hardly anyone seems to be singing new songs these days.

    Is it just me or is there a dearth of good musical creativity around?
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    Hold your horses there pal! Need more info, what styles/genres artists are you after?
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    Look harder, my son.
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    I'm talking charts, the "top 40" is non-descript.
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    Just because you don't like/enjoy most of the songs in the top 40 does not mean others don't, and also it's still music, just not to your taste
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    You are clearly not looking hard enough :holmes: There is always new music about! You just have to delve a little, sometimes.
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    (Original post by NJA)
    I'm talking charts, the "top 40" is non-descript.
    You make a good point actually, so many "4 chord songs" out at the moment its driving me bloody nuts. If you don't what I mean check this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpB_40hYjXU
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    The top 40 is generally crap, but if you look a bit further then there is loads and loads of good music out there. What genre do you like?
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    It's not just the music content, the lyrics and the delivery are passionless gunk, nothing new to say, with a shallow expression, no attitude.

    I guess I should just stay with my preferred genre, gospel, trouble is, I see a lot of the same there too!
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    top 40 lists are made in response to sales and mass listening.........and as i see it 'the masses are the asses' so yes good music is in danger of extinction. I mean we have got so much crap these days.........Rap music being a prime example.
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    (Original post by NJA)
    It's not just the music content, the lyrics and the delivery are passionless gunk, nothing new to say, with a shallow expression, no attitude.

    I guess I should just stay with my preferred genre, gospel, trouble is, I see a lot of the same there too!
    Nonsense. i'm afraid you've hardly even scratched the surface of music. Try having a search around in different genres/styles, rather than complaining that all the music in one genre is sounding similar !?!
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    Z-list celebrityism & commercialism for the tweenage market, people who don't know any better.
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    (Original post by NJA)
    Hardly anyone seems to be singing new songs these days.

    Is it just me or is there a dearth of good musical creativity around?
    The top 40 charts are designed for making money not music. its simply much cheaper and easier to make a song that has already been done before as you don't need any inspiration to do it.
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    Just ignore the charts and listen to good music, simple.
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    Since when did anyone pay attention to the charts? They've always been for the kids.
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    It's because you haven't found the genius that is Laura Marling!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmQp96HqNnk
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    (Original post by xands)
    You make a good point actually, so many "4 chord songs" out at the moment its driving me bloody nuts. If you don't what I mean check this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpB_40hYjXU
    thats pretty funny! llol
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    There was a long thread on this a couple of weeks ago - in short what I said then is that the record companies aren't going to risk losing profits on edgy and challenging music which their audiences may not take a liking for.Pop music needs to appeal to the lowest common denominator I'm afraid and has always been this way - you'd never hear something like this on commerical radio:"


    There's plenty of good (old) music out there , one place I've found it from is going through old episodes of the ITV Chart show

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    It's because you haven't found the genius that is Laura Marling!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmQp96HqNnk
    Thanks for that link - must admit I quite like the sound of that with all of the guitars , quite similar to The Cranberries .
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    Listen to the trance, my child.
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    These sorts of complaints are getting seriously old, as is the constant re-stating of opinions like 'omg if u like chart music u are obviously stupid and do not know real music LOL'. If you want original lyrics and passion listen to people like Regina Spektor or Patrick Wolf or Nellie McKay or Amanda Palmer/The Dresden Dolls or IAMX or any of the other thousands of artists making music today.

    Do you not think it's getting harder and harder to be 'newer' and mainstream enough to be heard of anyway? If you're gonna do something so completely new and original that no lazy journalist can call you the new Patti Smith or Kraftwerk or Kate Bush or Velvet Underground or Bowie or Joy Division or w/e, then the market's gonna be tiny. That's how the top 40 works you know...'mass appeal', the most people buying it hence it's position? I can probably find a lot more people that would pay 60p to nod along to She Wolf while they're driving in the car than I could find people that would pay a tenner to listen to The Dresden Dolls' second album Yes, Virginia... and really have a good hard think about exactly what Amanda wants to say about politics, and abortion, and society, and loneliness, and that's fine because the role of music today has changed. We don't all have to go out anymore to buy our vinyl and then run home to listen to those same 9 songs over and over until we know all the words, we can hear a catchy song that doesn't want to make us think, that we can dance along with while brushing our teeth or doing the dishes or getting the bus somewhere, and if there are people that have the talent to make that music and sing those songs then fine. I'd like to give the population the benefit of the doubt in that if they want a song to make them think then they'll find it, if they don't want to force themselves to like a song just because it's clever and original and passionate then they won't.
 
 
 
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