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Just throwing this out there, but maybe it's not that 'All music now is bad' or there's 'More bad songs'. I think it's just there's more songs in general. Like, for christs sake, now everyone's got an Ipod with 1000+ songs on it, where as then you'd have like, 10-20 vinyls or cassettes. There's more people, more styles of music, more everything. That, and the fact that people don't realize that the music we all remember from those eras isn't ALL of the music from then. Like, look at the list of the top 10 songs from 1989:
1. Like a Prayer - Madonna
2. Fight the Power - Public Enemy
3. Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
4. Love Shack - B-52s
5. Pump Up the Jam - Technotronic feat. Felly
6. Back To Life - Soul II Soul
7. Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
8. Bust a Move - Young MC
9. Me, Myself, and I - De La Soul
10. Fool's Gold - Stone Roses
Only the truly good music will survive the generation.
Also, just adding the point about people calling electronic music crap, or not music. Well, it is music, and you're being as prejudice as someone during the advent of say, the electric guitar, and claiming that it wasn't music because you had electronic components making the sound. Just sayin'.
Todd in the Shadows? Is that you?
If it isn't, well, you and him have some similar theories. A lot of people hate Autotune, for example, but he says that "it's really just another tool to be used for good or evil".
Not who you're thinking of, but I completely agree. Even auto-tune can be used for some positive. If you can add to your music, it is a tool. But something like auto-tune shouldn't really be more then a tool. It hits that 'evil' point when you aren't using it and it's your whole song instead. There has to be some form of personal talent in there, not just a person singing lyrics, then auto-tuning there voice to sing the correct pitches. At that point it stops being an art, and just becomes something any old person with a computer can do. At least with electronic music there's someone there going 'Okay, this effect here, put these sounds here' and actually making effects, baselines and such to form a song.
So..how can auto-tune be used in a good way?
Say it's used for one note the artist was having a little difficulty with, or something of that nature. If you use it sparingly, then fine. But if you require it to sing at all, then you shouldn't be singing.
yeah fair enough but it won't help the singer to sing that specific pitch correctly live though :/ but I suppose it can save some time during production.
I see your points, and raise you a brofist.
I call electric music crap because I don;t like it. You callin me some kinda music racist?
No, Just you can't call it crap based on an opinion. At least not fairly. There is probably at least ONE song you like that uses electronic elements.
no its not music if it generated on a computer or using auto tuner and if a musican gets someone else o write there music they arnt talented so in my opinion all pop music shouldnt even be considered music
So, if someone puts time and effort into perfecting how to put different lines and effects together on a computer, it's not music? It still takes skill, a good ear and musical knowledge to do that. There are many artists who never wrote there songs, or had help on it. Elton John even had a person help write songs with him.
As for Auto Tune, it can be used to add to music, but a lot of songs use it instead to Make the whole song. That's the point were it's no longer useful.
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