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Old 07-04-2018, 10:15 PM   #1
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Fuck man, this video really hammers the nail on it's head. It's a shame what popular music has become.

Billy Corgan has a cameo in this video. He's actually quite articulate when talking about music.


 
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:19 PM   #2
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:37 PM   #3
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There's a great clip in that video of Frank Zappa explaining how humanity was better off with these old out of touch cigar chomping music executives than the young hip kids that manage the labels today.

 
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:08 PM   #4
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why executives at all

you're comparing now to a time where independent release and niche labels didn't exist

now that they do, pop can just be pop, and if you don't want that don't listen to the radio

 
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:10 PM   #5
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While you have a point, it's hard for people to invest in having a career in music when there's no route to making a living off of it (even in the short term).

There's a reason why some of the best music of the last 70 years has been by major label acts.

Passion is great and everything, but eventually people have to pay the bills, and when that happens, music usually takes the backseat.

 
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:15 PM   #6
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on the contrary careerism is often what leads to exactly the lowest common denominator music you are supposedly concerned about

 
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Old 07-05-2018, 12:32 AM   #7
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I still don't understand how this mathematical term became an analogy for products that are widely accessible and considered banal. They are, like, multiples of a lot of… things?

 
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I still don't understand how this mathematical term became an analogy for products that are widely accessible and considered banal. They are, like, multiples of a lot of… things?
it might be an analogy reserved for the lowest common denominator

 
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Old 07-05-2018, 12:40 AM   #9
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I still don't understand how this mathematical term became an analogy for products that are widely accessible and considered banal. They are, like, multiples of a lot of… things?
That's so weird I was just thinking about this exact thing today

 
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:16 AM   #10
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I still don't understand how this mathematical term became an analogy for products that are widely accessible and considered banal. They are, like, multiples of a lot of… things?
they are so low (in quality) that everyone can understand them, even banal/stupid people?

 
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:18 PM   #11
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I fucking knew it was going to be a Paul Joseph Watson video.

 
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:20 PM   #12
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besides fuzzy you want the same vapid shit just with robust guitars because masculinity roar

 
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:43 PM   #13
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besides fuzzy you want the same vapid shit just with robust guitars because masculinity roar
Not true at all. You look at the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and even the start of the 00' and there was always creative good mainstream music to be found. Yes, I realize there was a ton of shit too, but there WAS good stuff. Recently they've switched the music at my work to only current hits and let me tell you brother... YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH IT SUCKS. I think that's what people don't realize. Most of us don't listen to the new mainstream shit, but god, let me tell you. It is BAD.

That video I posted does a spot on job of articulating why it's as bad as it is.

 
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:50 PM   #14
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Not true at all. You look at the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and even the start of the 00' and there was always creative good mainstream music to be found. Yes, I realize there was a ton of shit too, but there WAS good stuff. Recently they've switched the music at my work to only current hits and let me tell you brother... YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH IT SUCKS. I think that's what people don't realize. Most of us don't listen to the new mainstream shit, but god, let me tell you. It is BAD.

That video I posted does a spot on job of articulating why it's as bad as it is.
idk man when I was subjected to radio at work it was a station of all 70's and 80's pop and I can't say it was any better

but being forced to listen to music you don't like is awful, so my condolences

 
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:24 PM   #15
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the problem is more that the quality music that is available to the general public has inarguably decreased a crazy amount over the years, and unless you have a special interest in music and take the time and effort to explore rabbitholes (which most people don't), the great majority of what you're gonna hear out there is music that doesn't even attempt any sort of craftsmanship, but has a sole purpose of making as much money and hooking as many children as possible. that's everybody's loss, and it's a damn shame if you ask me, because even though it was always Money Talking, there used to be a lot of substance to be found even in mainstream music

 
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the problem is more that the quality music that is available to the general public has inarguably decreased a crazy amount over the years, and unless you have a special interest in music and take the time and effort to explore rabbitholes (which most people don't), the great majority of what you're gonna hear out there is music that doesn't even attempt any sort of craftsmanship, but has a sole purpose of making as much money and hooking as many children as possible. that's everybody's loss, and it's a damn shame if you ask me, because even though it was always Money Talking, there used to be a lot of substance to be found even in mainstream music
this might be true I just don't see a reason to sweat it

I guess because I have a "it's not for everyone" mentality towards a lot of the music I like

 
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Old 07-05-2018, 12:02 AM   #17
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the problem is more that the quality music that is available to the general public has inarguably decreased a crazy amount over the years, and unless you have a special interest in music and take the time and effort to explore rabbitholes (which most people don't), the great majority of what you're gonna hear out there is music that doesn't even attempt any sort of craftsmanship, but has a sole purpose of making as much money and hooking as many children as possible. that's everybody's loss, and it's a damn shame if you ask me, because even though it was always Money Talking, there used to be a lot of substance to be found even in mainstream music
Bingo!

 
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:10 PM   #18
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:25 PM   #19
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It's so easy to know what to think when your confirmation-bias daddies make videos titled "The TRUTH about _________"

 
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:26 PM   #20
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i mean yeah me personally, i'm not affected, because i just don't listen to the radio and i explore my own avenues. but it's still a pity that music as a general idea that belongs to the public has been downgraded such a critical amount

 
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:28 PM   #21
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yeah i bet you explore your own 'avenues'



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Old 07-04-2018, 11:36 PM   #22
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Well think Elphie, you think any of those great post-punk bands you like would've found a platform in today's musical climate?

Fat chance.

 
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Well think Elphie, you think any of those great post-punk bands you like would've found a platform in today's musical climate?

Fat chance.
about half of them are more popular today than they were in their prime

 
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:38 PM   #24
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the general public has internet access. so everything you and i listen to is available to them as well.

it's they're own fault they listen to shit.

 
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Just the truth or the REAL truth?

 
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Wow so edgy

 
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:45 PM   #27
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This song plays all the time at my work... Like 2 times a shift and it seriously gets me angry. Like I start getting edgy and pissed off whenever it's on.



227,647,516 views of this shit on youtube.

People gotta stop vindicating these record labels by supporting this shit.

 
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I guess if I had to say something negative about music in 2018 it's that local scenes can't form isolated and idiosyncratically as well, the world is too connected, and if you didn't have unlimited access to music on your phone you'd be more inclined to support your local scene

 
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:49 PM   #29
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or have you guys heard this shit?



This song really pisses me off too.

1.3 billion views.

I bet RBG likes it lol

*edit* I really had no idea what the band looked like. I can't believe that they look like punk guys. I never would've imagined that in a million years.

 
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or have you guys heard this shit?



This song really pisses me off too.

1.3 billion views.

I bet RBG likes it lol

*edit* I really had no idea what the band looked like. I can't believe that they look like punk guys. I never would've imagined that in a million years.
they’re fine and decently creative

not my style but I appreciate em

 
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