No, not all lyrics should be written by Ed Sheeran. It would be a very depressing world. He is an extremely good lyricist, but it just wouldn't work. Also, Ed Sheeran belongs in the overrated crowd.
As a musician myself, I don't like to slash other peoples work or lyrics (minus the few which are stupid) because it's personal to them, even though if they're talking about bitch's and hoes etc. It's like their own creative baby. And mothers get overprotective of their babies.
I personally love Taylor Swift. I know she's overrated and very popular, but I think she's brilliant.
How would you feel if you wrote a song then people told you it was horrible?
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I hate Taylor swift, her music all sounds like "Wahh! I'm rich beautiful and famous and I can't have a fairy tail love life! Even though any average looking guy would give it to me! But I'm judging by looks only so ill never get my perfect love life!" .....although her face looks like a fucking breadstick to me
Without ever having listened to a single Ed Sheeran song in my entire life, I can tell you that there are plenty of good lyricists out there. If you haven't found them yet, you're probably not listening to the right music.
I think good lyrics act as poetry (no, I don't mean rap); poetry that paints an image of the life of the artist at that time in his or her life; poetry that invokes an image or thought that makes you really think and ponder your own life. I think good lyrics make you understand yourself.
It is definitely a sad thing. But the music business isn't what it was back in, say, the 1960's. It's all about money today. Why perfect your craft and try to make the best possible piece of work that you can, when you can release a mediocre piece of music that you know people will eat up, and make millions?
Yep, and the saddest part is the music producers decide to go with low value music because the majority of the listeners nowadays enjoy that crap. Kinda make you feel pessimistic about the level of class of this generation.
I do agree with you. Partly. I believe that some songs that really just sound weird are really just the artist having fun. I don't believe every song has to have a deep meaning to it. Some times, people want songs that they can dance and have a good time to. And there is artist that do have great lyrics, you just have to dig deeper.
i'm not saying you're not, but you said "good vocalists" instead of "good lyricists," which a good vocalist doesn't have to be a good lyricist so it's irrelevant to this whole thread. essentially you're diverging from your own topic...