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Music For Thought [Pic]

Hits: 7861 | Rating: (3.5) | Category: Entertainment | Added by: gingernut333
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Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 543 Posts
Friday, December 20, 2013 5:04:07 PM
Beyonce is only famous because she got picked to be in Destiny's Child. If she had never done that she'd be nothing now, she's not original or interesting enough to have a career based solely on her solo crap. Every song she sings is just some pre-written, over-produced turd crapped out by a producer who probably has way too much money to care about making an actually decent song.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2583 Posts
Thursday, December 19, 2013 5:17:06 PM
No it isn't, stop lying to the people.

Female, 30-39, Western US
 2785 Posts
Thursday, December 19, 2013 1:30:44 PM
this one is pretty good

Male, 40-49, Western US
 3168 Posts
Thursday, December 19, 2013 8:35:13 AM
I have have always like queen but the "bohemian Rhapsody" dose suck

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5320 Posts
Thursday, December 19, 2013 6:48:21 AM
This is not a comparison. You're comparing a jingle to opera.
One is deliberately created to appeal to the most people that will pay for it.
The other is a piece of artwork laced with secret messages to his inner circle and mom and if he hadn't already been famous, you would probably never have known about it.

If you want to compare the left to something, try the Beatles singing "She loves me! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!"

Male, 40-49, Australia
 6 Posts
Thursday, December 19, 2013 3:23:43 AM
It's actually all about money - no credit no royalty. A lot of people in the past who might have contributed to songs found the person who got the writing / producing credit were driving rolls royces while they were still in their parents front room. Today, you walk in the room and suggest an apostrophe you make sure you get a credit to make sure you get paid!

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 291 Posts
Thursday, December 19, 2013 1:34:47 AM
I agree, a lot of music now a days is garbage but this is pretty good

Female, 18-29, Canada
 3690 Posts
Thursday, December 19, 2013 1:05:50 AM

Female, 18-29, Canada
 3690 Posts
Thursday, December 19, 2013 1:05:13 AM
This isn't really a fair comparison. They picked the chorus which is, yes repetitive but it's not the only example to draw from. It's not exactly an emotionally impacting song, it's a single, generally produced to create buzz and support for an album and increase cashflow.

Yet, Beyonce at least takes the opportunity to promote some good morals and make something of it, rather than popping molly and making it rain in strip clubs.

"This goes out to all my girls that's in the club rocking the latest- Who will buy it for themselves and get more money later"

"I'm repping for the girls who taking over the world help me raise a glass for the college grads"

"Boy you know you love it how we're smart enough to make these millions- Strong enough to bear the children then get back to business"

I don't know maybe I'm biased because I just saw her live, and was so blown away by her sheer presence and talent but I love me som

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 452 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 11:02:34 PM
Music that is well marketed does not need to be good to sell nationwide.
Music that is good does not need to be marketed to sell locally.
Guess who makes the most money?

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 9:10:33 PM
You're absolutely right, Gerry. Our generation had more than our share of dreck. But while the teeny-boppers were listening to Chewy Chewy, Sugar Sugar, and Yummy Yummy Yummy, I'm proud to say I was listening to Hendrix, Deep Purple, Cream, Led Zepplin, Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Mountain, Jethro Tull, Black Sabbath, Grand Funk, and Santana.

There's plenty of great music being made today, but as always, you're not going to hear it on the radio.

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 412 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 6:01:16 PM
This has nothing to do with yesterday vs today. This has everything to do with overmanufactured/overproduced pop music (of any era) vs real, soul-driven, musician-authored music.

There's plenty of the latter available today; you just have to look past the Top 40 stations. I, for one, like Rusted Root, Edward Sharpe, Ben Harper, Andrew Bird, Tallest Man on Earth, Modest Mouse, The Killers and many others. These may not appeal to you, but there is good music out there that will.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 33912 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:46:53 PM

Perhaps this is an unfair comparison.
Bohemian Rhapsody was on the 1975 album.
There was plenty of crap in 1975 as well.
Here's a LINK to the top 100 songs of 1975.
It's not all "Art".

Male, 50-59, Western US
 869 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:18:26 PM
Bohemian Rhapsody is lots longer than that.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 676 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:08:22 PM
Seriously, how does this crap sell? Who buys it?

Male, 30-39, Western US
 676 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:04:51 PM
Most music today is absolute crap. Access to the most information ever, is this is the best most come up with. I don't even listen to the radio that much anymore. Can't stand all the commercials, and most of the songs are very cookie-cutter and start sounding the same.
To call most modern music, art, means you're not the sharpest tool in the shed. No creativity or effort. I couldn't tell you one song off the top of my head that Beyonce or Rihanna sings.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4243 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:38:01 PM
Oh, Jake_Justus, I totally agree! They definitely moved past their origins and became musicians and songwriters in their own right. No doubt.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 33912 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:22:28 PM

"Yesterday: Music mattered, looks didn't.
Today: Looks matter, music doesn't."

Oh really? Then please explain David Cassidy. {or Sean Cassidy for that matter}

I think I love YOU!
So what am I so afraid of?
I'm afraid that I'm not sure of
A love there is not cure for!

Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 5767 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:10:16 PM

Judging solely by the QUALITY of their output, you can't lump the Monkees in with mindless teen idols or today's dumbed-down pop -- even if they were a band created for television and had a huge kiddy following.

Initially, they had some of the most talented songwriters of the time writing for them -- Neil Diamond, Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, Neil Sedaka, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (who also wrote "On Broadway", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" and "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place").

By their third album, the members of the Monkees were writing many of the songs as well as playing on the sessions. And they wrote some damn good material, especially Mike Nesmith.

Come on, these guys hung out with Frank Zappa!

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11734 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:58:04 PM
They don't mention the identities of the writers and producers.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 407 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:28:35 PM
6 writers - huh? One word each, or what? I don't even know "Run the world" but i know "Bohemian Rhapsody" - by heart.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 3955 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:27:08 PM
SmagBoy1 maybe you are right but there is a difference,once you was able to find also real artists and singers,today is impossible.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4243 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 2:15:22 PM
Nah, you can do this all the way back. Just think about bands like The Monkeys, put together with no initial talent solely for money. All of the no-singing-talent heart throb guys through the 70s like Sean Cassidy, Leif Garrett, etc. Britney, etc., etc., etc. Blatant commercialism of the music industry has been going on for decades.

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 182 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:52:46 PM
Yesterday: Music mattered, looks didn't.

Today: Looks matter, music doesn't.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 2613 Posts
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 11:58:05 AM
2000's versus the 1980's. Looks/dancing ability versus talent.

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