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#164121
Music today 4 Months, 1 Week ago Karma: 49
Just posted this on the Tipsheet (music) Forum but I think the general topic is worth considering here too.

Of course the 60s and 70s were basically my decades of great music; still involved in the 80s (mainly through TV and radio) and even the 90s (the Tipsheet - which still continues here in the Noughties and Tensies). But I think music means less to today's listener. It is now a luxury; nice but not vital. To my generation it was like air or water - essential. The big summer hits this year - 2017, are Sheeran's Shape of You and Despacito. But - whilst they are as good as hits from the past (to me Despacito is simply 2017's Macarena), I don't think they come any longer up there with our 60s and 70s hits. Views?
 
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#164129
andrew

Re:Music today 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
When travelling on public transportation or in resturants. The kids and youths were talking about music non stop and even told strangers what to buy. Now all I hear today from kids is social media bollocks.

Ed Sheeran just bores me but each to their own. Adele is not my bag and the metal scene is far from good today.

When I go to HMV the sales assistants look lost and they always get Rock and Metal confused with each other.

With Spotify and Deezer they are samplers for me, if like what I hear than I look on Amazon and HMV.
 
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#164138
MWTW

Re:Music today 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
Ed Sheeran #yawn every song is the same about smoking poking drinking lyrics very poor repetitive one song to next.
Ok it may be we are the old gits now but I do struggle to see what will be played in 30 years time.
The 80s will continue to be big along with the disco felt from the 70s although it's hard now to find glam played but punk is the Rats Eddie and the Hotrods stranglers to name a few
With no top of the pops or a real chart it's not going to be memorable no genre shines through even the boy and thing has died so drop your semi accustic drop instant fame and the bands may just start to come back.
 
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andrew

Re:Music today 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
MWTW wrote:
Ed Sheeran #yawn every song is the same about smoking poking drinking lyrics very poor repetitive one song to next.
Ok it may be we are the old gits now but I do struggle to see what will be played in 30 years time.
The 80s will continue to be big along with the disco felt from the 70s although it's hard now to find glam played but punk is the Rats Eddie and the Hotrods stranglers to name a few
With no top of the pops or a real chart it's not going to be memorable no genre shines through even the boy and thing has died so drop your semi accustic drop instant fame and the bands may just start to come back.


I guess as well that today artists are instant 'celebs' thanks to YouTube but I never heard a a decent from any genre in the last year or so. Maybe it's because it's my taste but when will there be an album like Thank Christ For The Bomb, Breakfast In America or Cricklewood Green ? I don't believe everything has been done.
 
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#164146
PaulB

Re:Music today 4 Months, 1 Week ago  
The most decent original songs / songwriters are in a virtual underground where they have been buried beneath the pile of Simon Cowell rejects. Only a few carefully selected new sounds make it to the big time.
I find myself being thankful for the likes of Youtube and FAB Chart for helping me find fresh, new music which matches the quality of the stuff I used to listen to in the 60s & 70s.
The good stuff can still be found, but you have to be prepared to dig for it.

Welcome to the throw-away generation. Nothing is expected to last very long, not even music.
 
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