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Aug 21, 2009 6:16 pm

Is it just me or todays music is just crap compared to the 1970's-2000? What music genre do you guys listen to?

Aug 21, 2009 6:55 pm

Just you...Sorry the hair bands faded.

Aug 21, 2009 7:01 pm
chief123:

Just you...Sorry the hair bands faded.

Lmao. What artist do you listen to then? Please don't say "Britney Spears" lol because thats what I assume.
Aug 24, 2009 10:23 am

That's what your great grandparents said about Glenn Miller, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Louis Armstrong when your grandparents got their first record player. That's what your grandparents said about the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Elvis when your parents got their first transistor radio.  It's what your parents said about Kiss, Alice Cooper, and Pink Floyd when you got your first tape player.  It's what my parents said about Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Def Leppard, and Poison when I got my first CD player.  Now that your kids have their own iPod you're wondering what kind of crap kids are listening to these days.  Congratulations!  You are officially old. 

 
 
As to what I listen to - my iPod is very eclectic.  I've got some Elvis, Beach Boys, Beatles, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Poison, Marc Cohn, Rich Mullins, Casting Crowns, The Who, James Taylor, Garth Brooks, Steven Curtis Chapman, Reba, and a bunch of others.  Isn't technology great!
Aug 24, 2009 10:39 am

I listen to a lot of jazz in addition to 80's stuff. Don't discount Glenn Miller, Dorsey, Goodman....classic big bands never go out of style to people that love music. I love the fact that I have 100 CD's on my Ipod......nothing current though.....

Aug 24, 2009 10:50 am

Music today is crap. Late nineties and early 2000's were good. Anything being put out now is crap.



I'm old.

Aug 24, 2009 11:38 am

Is that because that's when you graduated high school?  Not that I'm disagreeing with you, but what is it about Greenday, 3 Doors Down, or (insert your favorite band here) that is better than today's new music?  Are they more musically talented?  Better lyrics?  Better live?   

Aug 24, 2009 11:43 am

Graduated mid-nineties.



I think today's music is more repetitive. No creativity. Especially in the hip-hop arena. There's no emotion. Just "I gots my gunz, I gots my hoes...etc". There is a song out that is basically saying the alphabet! They call this kid a GENIUS!



As for hard rock, nothing substantial has come out. No good rhythm to make you rock out down the road.



Alternative - I can't think of anything right now that doesn't SOUND as if it were made to appeal to teenage girls.



No maturity.



As for talent - yes, I think talent has taken a back seat to looks. It's all about a band's appearance now. Not that it was all about the music in the past, but still...

Aug 24, 2009 12:35 pm
VenomRx:

Is it just me or todays music is just crap compared to the 1970's-2000? What music genre do you guys listen to?

 
Yanni and John Tesh.  Hey, that sounds like a great Cage Match lineup.
Aug 24, 2009 1:12 pm

Underminded, Comeback Kid, The Devil Wears Prada,  Fleetwood Mac, Evergreen Terrace, Frank Sinatra, For The Fallen Dreams, Alkaline Trio....

 
 
The list goes on.
Aug 24, 2009 1:51 pm

Frank Sinatra - best music in the world.

Aug 24, 2009 1:59 pm

Oh yeah, I forgot - Johnny Cash.  No iPod music collection is complete without Ring of Fire or Folsom Prison Blues. 

 

Frank is one of those musicians whose music is timeless.  10 years from now, heck 10 minutes from now, nobody but a DJ will remember who Rihanna was, but they'll still have Frank singing My Way burned into their musical memory banks right along side the hot band of the day. 
Aug 24, 2009 2:33 pm
Moraen:

Frank Sinatra - best music in the world.

 
Not so fast... 2 words....  Miley Cyrus.
Aug 24, 2009 2:41 pm

What?  You don't like Hannah, I mean Miley.  I made the mistake of copying Billy Ray Cyrus' latest CD onto my iPod and my daughter got ahold of it.  It's got a Billy Ray/Miley duet on it.  The song's decent, but everytime we get in the car she wants to hear it.  Either that or Walk Like and Egyptian.  I also copied a best of the 1980's CD onto it too.  I think she likes the whistling. 

Aug 24, 2009 3:03 pm

There is such a difference in some of the pioneers of music like a Miles Davis, Herbie Hanc***, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and today's folks. Miles Davis should be required to have any idea or appreciation of jazz, cool jazz, bebop or hip hop. And yes because I graduated in the 80's, I tend to prefer that music but I actually like stuff that was done earlier. Take a guy like Harry Connick that pays homage to an earlier time, the Marsalis brothers. I could go on but you get the point.




 
Spaceman- Billy Ray Cyrus....c'mon man......Why even take the time to put that onto an Ipod....probably have corrupted the flash drive with that junk.
 
And while we are on the subject....There is no longer any country music, as they have lost that distinctive sound that labeled them. It's all some sort of mish mashed pop now..... Bring back the steel guitar and sound like Randy Travis, George Strait or Tammy Wynette!!!
Not that I am a fan of country music.....
 
 
Aug 24, 2009 4:05 pm

It was a moment of weakness.  My sister in law had just bought the CD, I was looking for stuff to put on my new iPod, things just got out of hand. Actually, it's kind of a corny song, but Ready, Set, Don't Go is a decent song.  Had it been sung by George Strait instead of Billy, it would have been perfect.   

 
Harry made it to my iPod too. 
Aug 24, 2009 4:19 pm
noggin:
 
And while we are on the subject....There is no longer any country music, as they have lost that distinctive sound that labeled them. It's all some sort of mish mashed pop now.....  
 
Turning a couple wrenches in the garage over the weekend and had the Official Garage Radio set on the local country station, and this observation resulted: All male country vocalists now sound just like Kenny Chesney.  There was a run of probably half a dozen songs, and they were indistinguishable pop/synth bubblegum country.
 
I locked down the dial on my All Gregorian Chants, All The Time station after that.
Aug 25, 2009 10:33 am
Spaceman Spiff:

It was a moment of weakness.  My sister in law had just bought the CD, I was looking for stuff to put on my new iPod, things just got out of hand. Actually, it's kind of a corny song, but Ready, Set, Don't Go is a decent song.  Had it been sung by George Strait instead of Billy, it would have been perfect.   

 
Harry made it to my iPod too. 
You may have infected the Harry Connick by being placed in the same Ipod with Billy Ray..... Having a 5 yr old girl I will say that I am sick of the Miley as well as the Jonas Bros......
Talk about people devoid of talent......
 
Aug 25, 2009 11:19 am

Fortunately we've never spent much time on the Jonas Bros.  They're bad singers and even worse actors.  We don't watch Hannah Montana any longer.  My kids know who she is, but we don't go out of our way to watch or listen to her stuff.  Especially after some of the articles I see once in a while about the stuff she does on stage.  Something about a pole dance at one of the teen award shows if I remember right.  I don't need that in my house.  Sending them to school teaches them enough bad habits. 

Aug 25, 2009 11:22 am
Spaceman Spiff:

Fortunately we've never spent much time on the Jonas Bros. They're bad singers and even worse actors. We don't watch Hannah Montana any longer. My kids know who she is, but we don't go out of our way to watch or listen to her stuff. Especially after some of the articles I see once in a while about the stuff she does on stage. Something about a pole dance at one of the teen award shows if I remember right. I don't need that in my house. Sending them to school teaches them enough bad habits.





Homeschool.