Is Pop Music Evolving, or Is It Just Getting Louder?

  • metta

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    Jul 28, 2012 5:57 PM GMT


    Is Pop Music Evolving, or Is It Just Getting Louder?

    http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/07/26/is-pop-music-evolving-or-is-it-just-getting-louder/
  • tautomer

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    Jul 28, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
    Wasn't a shock to me. Most (not all) popular music all does have very similar patterns and elements to it. Been noticing it for years.
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    Jul 28, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    metta8 said

    Is Pop Music Evolving, or Is It Just Getting Louder?

    http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/07/26/is-pop-music-evolving-or-is-it-just-getting-louder/


    pop music still exists? news to me
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    Jul 28, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    Music to me died in early 2000. Today is just all about performers singing to auto enhancing software. If anything I find today's music great, when I am drunk and dancing like a mad man at a club.
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    Jul 28, 2012 9:35 PM GMT
    At 46, I should be saying about the music of younger generations, "What is that noise? You call that music? Turn that shit off." Instead I am saying, "That is boring as hell, I've heard it all before, and it wouldn't shock my mother." You kids are not doing your job.
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    Jul 28, 2012 10:08 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidAt 46, I should be saying about the music of younger generations, "What is that noise? You call that music? Turn that shit off." Instead I am saying, "That is boring as hell, I've heard it all before, and it wouldn't shock my mother." You kids are not doing your job.


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    Jul 28, 2012 10:10 PM GMT
    endo said
    Iceblink saidAt 46, I should be saying about the music of younger generations, "What is that noise? You call that music? Turn that shit off." Instead I am saying, "That is boring as hell, I've heard it all before, and it wouldn't shock my mother." You kids are not doing your job.


    Have you heard Skrillex? He wins the award for turning me into my father.


    And here I was hoping to be your daddy!
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    Jul 28, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    Its devolving. A lot of these new up and coming pop stars are nothing but caricatures with fancy window dressing and catchy beats and rhythm, or non rhythm.lol If you have industry connections, a following or sex appeal... skills, attributes and talents are irrelevant in the pop category. I mean yeah its a plus when they have those, but I don't think its much of a requirement. icon_neutral.gif

    no offense on pop music. I actually can dance to a lot of it...
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    Jul 28, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    guyathome74 saidIts devolving. A lot fof these new up and coming pop starts are nothing but caricatures with fancy window dressing and catchy beats and rhythm, or non rhythm.lol If you have industry connections, a following or sex appeal... skills, attributes and talents are irrelevant in the pop category. I mean yeah its a plus when they have those, but I don't think its much of a requirement. icon_neutral.gif

    no offense on pop music. I actually can dance to a lot of it...


    Yep...this.

    For me (reminiscing) the 70s was the heyday of music... Elton John, Led Zep, Aerosmith, Foreigner, Boston, Kansas, Eagles, Hall and Oates, Kenny Loggins...the list goes on and on... They played their own instruments, wrote the music and didn't have auto tune.

    What we have now is mostly mass produced crap
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    Jul 28, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
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    endo said
    Iceblink saidAt 46, I should be saying about the music of younger generations, "What is that noise? You call that music? Turn that shit off." Instead I am saying, "That is boring as hell, I've heard it all before, and it wouldn't shock my mother." You kids are not doing your job.


    Have you heard Skrillex? He wins the award for turning me into my father.


    Youre just being butthurt and jealous. Can you create the masterpieces he creates?


    Yes, easily. I'd just play an old rave record from the 90s at double speed and skipping.
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    Jul 28, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    I think we're just in a boring phase with the auto tune/techno/house obsession. Hopefully , someone new will come along and start a new trend that's exciting this time ... or not
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    Jul 28, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    I dunno, today's music in general seems to leave a lot to be desired. A lot of it seems so uninspired.
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    Jul 28, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    Saad22 saidI think we're just in a boring phase with the auto tune/techno/house obsession. Hopefully , someone new will come along and start a new trend that's exciting this time ... or not

    I'd be quite happy if there was some actual house or techno being played on radio today. Unfortunately there isn't, but just dance-pop.
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    Jul 29, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    Take if from someone from the X generation, Pop music is devolving rapidly.
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    Jul 29, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    For those who don't know or have forgotten, here's the 4-chord song that sums up modern pop music:
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    Jul 29, 2012 11:14 PM GMT
    Anomalous1 saidFor those who don't know or have forgotten, here's the 4-chord song that sums up modern pop music:


    I've seen this before.. typical 4 chord progression.. and "Take on me" made me laugh. /this only qualifies for modern "depression" songs. pretty sure all of these are in the key of Am. This is why I enjoy nicki minaj. Her chord progressions are so outta-wack, that it is beyond common.icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 29, 2012 11:26 PM GMT
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    Anomalous1 saidFor those who don't know or have forgotten, here's the 4-chord song that sums up modern pop music:


    I've seen this before.. typical 4 chord progression.. and "Take on me" made me laugh. /this only qualifies for modern "depression" songs. pretty sure all of these are in the key of Am. This is why I enjoy nicki minaj. Her chord progressions are so outta-wack, that it is beyond common.icon_twisted.gif


    Yes but Nekci Menij has nothing on Medoner and her latest ablum MDNE :-)