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why does yesterday's pop music suck so much

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neurotype Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, those synthesizers. What were we thinking?!

But anyway, the real complaint is that people continue to not figure out that we only get the best of the best older stuff handed down to us, so of course the newer stuff won't be as good :stare:

This applies to all kinds of media, really.

tl;dr: I got to be on the radio! Turns out they prerecord stuff, hence the funky voices. I always thought it was live....
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:rofl: because young hipsters don't understand it :iconllamajumpplz:
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AJGlass Nov 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Auto-tune has made most music these days sound the same while removing the need for really any singing talent whatsoever.

Garbage-in, garbage-out seems to apply here.
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DrippingWords Nov 5, 2012  Student Writer
Eh, I can't exactly say I agree with you, but I don't disagree with you either. There are some pretty crappy bands out there, but there are some gems too.
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Solum-Ipsum Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
why does yesterday's pop music suck so much

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StopAndThink97 Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In music we're studying how a lot fo music these days is more centered around rhythm and beat than the melody like in the past. I personally like rythm and melody.
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Solum-Ipsum Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you talking about this, maybe? [link]
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Dude. Do not insult the New Wave. It is awesome.

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Now, if you'll excuse me... *breaks into air keytar solo*
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HaveTales-WillTell Nov 4, 2012  Professional Writer
There's a theory that pop music has 'evolved' to the point where it has parameters; record labels aren't comfortable with straying too far outside the lines, for fear of wasting money on an embarrassing non-hit.

Of course, when that odd song does it, it becomes that much more memorable. Contemporary case in point: fun's new song Some Nights, which uses its Civil War-era theme to full effect.
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