This Will Never Get Better

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That's it folks this will never improve no matter what changes are made it'll just keep getting worse and worse until I'll need experimental ear surgery. What am I talking-why chart music of course. Ok so a few songs are fine and decent, but a lot of it samey, filtered and autotuned trash-this stuff is popular and I guess it's only right to compare the music tastes of many to the screeching of a cat being tied to the back of a truck barreling down a motorway-each to their own and hey I've been guilty as charged in this matter. Anybody who believes they can change the mainstream scene in music has as much of a chance of a marmot grabbing a gold medal swimming at the summer Olympics against human competition. Anybody have any perspective good or bad about mainstream chart music?
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The new chart music sucks, especially this terrible form of rapping that is being commercialised by Pop smoke, Uzi, Carti, the Lil's and Juice World. No effort whats so ever lyrically. The best rap music is the underground stuff you never hear on nation radio, the High Focus labels and that. Best hip hop is past it's day, I'm not sure I can recall a good hip hop album in the past 2 years to be honest. Kanye has been going down hill since 2013, which is a shame because he really defined the 2010 music sound. (let's be honest, TLOP isn't as good an album as everybody likes to call it, it's mediocre compared to other 2016/17 releases - same with Ye and 100% with JIK/JIB).
Pop music is still going, which is cool - I like pop music. RnB (or contemporary RnB as we now call it) is truly a dead genre.
Garage music too, house is barely going. Mall Grab and DJ Boring are keeping it alive (along with similar artists).
Neo-Soul is being shown more on Colors Show which is nice, but not mainstream. Can't comment for any rock+ music because I don't like it. Grime music is also slowly dying, which is a shame. The Wiley/Stormzy clash brought some bangers but other than that it's been a dry year. Not into indie music, but it's a growing genre for sure. Same with the 'cute' genres. Lofi is again going downhill after being dragged from the grave by TikTock. Beat tapes are going up, which is cool. Heard some good ones in 2019. Alt Hip Hop is eh.
My opinion on music in general right now, we need new artists - we've had the same ones in hip hop and rnb for too long (rnb has nobody haha, only small artists now. Kelis is making spices and Amerie is doing book reviews! RnB singers are needed big time.)
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modern pop disgusts me
it's so pointless and stupid
i wish we could go back to like the 80's and get some real, meaningful music :/
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(Original post by khadijaaaxxxx)
modern pop disgusts me
it's so pointless and stupid
i wish we could go back to like the 80's and get some real, meaningful music :/
There's lots of meaningful music out there if you don't listen to mainstream stuff. Mainstream music coddles us and constricts us.
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The only mainstream artists I can tolerate atm are Dua Lipa and Post Malone. In terms of recent music, the only thing that really struck me was the latest Killers album which was brill. Otherwise modern top 40 stuff along with grime is utter tripe imho

The 90s was probably the last great music decade imho. Even the cheesy pop like S Club, Spice Girls, Vengaboys, etc were worth listening to. I was a noughties child and even then the stuff in the charts was decent; 00s British indie and power punk really held it's own although not trend setting in the same way Britpop seems to have been. Wish we could go back at least 15 years, it was such a simple, happier time..
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For me I reckon good music died out around the late 2010's. Like the 70's up until 2014 had some great stuff on the charts. Since I grew up mainly in the late 90's and 2000's, I will of course hold a lot of bias in preference to them due to nostalgia, but tbh it was some brilliant stuff all around. Like in the 90's and 2000's you had a solid mix of pop,rock, alternative, soul, r&b and hip-hop, nowadays it just seems to ve the same thing every year with pop and hip-hop nothing unique or original.

Moreover I believe it's ease of listening to music that has made it so homogenic these days. The only way people listened to music back then before the Spotify, Apple Music era was to buy CD's or hear it on TV and that required a more genuine interest in the music. Social media has a part to play in this and other peers, the way it looks it seems that music is being dictated by the younger generation and ultimately the problem is that they're not listening to the music because it sounds good but rather it's popular or at least makes them look popular with their mates. I've seen on a lot of pages on Facebook and videos on Youtube that the majority of people believe that music is going downhill due to the fact that the older generation fail to recognise who they are, implying that they've lost interest in today's music. Lmao I even have, like I'm only 23 but judging by my music tastes people would think I'm 30.
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(Original post by khadijaaaxxxx)
modern pop disgusts me
it's so pointless and stupid
i wish we could go back to like the 80's and get some real, meaningful music :/
The 1980s music is awful, with artists such as Whitney Houston and Celine Dion. The song I hate most is Think Twice. Sorry, but older music is worse.
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(Original post by Liam Hemsworth)
The 1980s music is awful, with artists such as Whitney Houston and Celine Dion. The song I hate most is Think Twice. Sorry, but older music is worse.
disagree 100%
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