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    The TRUTH Why Modern Music Is Awful

    The TRUTH Why Modern Music Is Awful


    We all knew this was so, but this guy explains how and why this has happened.

    Most people think as they are trained to think, and most people make a majority.

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    Thank you for this... I've thought for a long time that music "died" in the late 90s. Not just in terms of quality, as the man explains, but also - and most importantly, to me, in terms of originality. Nothing innovative came up eversince.

    Think about it; most recent releases that make it to the top charts, draw their inspiration directly from musical genres of the past (e.g. 80's pop, 70's disco, 90s grunge/alternative, 60's psychedelic rock and Kraut rock, 80's and 90's metal, 30s and 40s jazz and swing, 50s rock & roll, 70s funk, etc)...

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    Back in the day, there was only AM mono, but FM stereo greatly widened the market and this was also when synthesizers started taking over. With more options, you hear that the more things change, the more they stay the same. You don't just hear a handful of the same stuff, but a lot. Music has always been a business, even and especially the big name composers from the Baroque, Neoclassical and Romantic periods, with huge commissions from aristocrats who thought very little of the common folk music enjoyed by the People.

    I personally loved 80s pop music and only stopped listening to the Top 40 Countdown in the early 90s, which is also when I stopped watching pro sports. I heard and saw immigrants everywhere. Probably, the last pop music act I loved instinctively, was Ace of Base. After they made it big, I listened to the rock station and then quit that in the early 00s, moving to country music until the early 10s. I have since just tried to weed out the bad tunes, by skipping from station to station and listening for the classic hits or those I missed. It's just my age.

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    It could be argued that the emergence of post-WW2 rock has contributed to musical disorientation, but one could actually trace it back to Beethoven, considering his temperament and hearing loss.

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    Science Proves: Pop Music Has Actually Gotten Worse

    Science confirms what you’ve always suspected: music these days is worse than it used to be

    If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that everyone else’s music is bad. And if there’s something everyone but teenagers can agree on, it’s that today’s pop music is terrible. But what if the issue isn’t inherent bias and nostalgia? What if today’s music really is that bad? To find out, we’ll need some science.

    Scientific American reports on a study that tried to track changes in pop music over the last half-century.

    Joan Serrà, a postdoctoral scholar at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute of the Spanish National Research Council in Barcelona, and his colleagues examined three aspects of those songs: timbre (which “accounts for the sound color, texture, or tone quality,” according to Serrà and his colleagues); pitch (which “roughly corresponds to the harmonic content of the piece, including its chords, melody, and tonal arrangements”); and loudness (more on that below).

    So, what happened since 1955? Well, timbral variety went down. That means that songs are becoming more and more homogeneous. In other words, all pop music sounds the same now. Take this fake pop song for example.

    The study also found that pitch content has decreased – which means that the number of chords and different melodies has gone down. “Musicians today seem to be less adventurous in moving from one chord or note to another, instead following the paths well-trod by their predecessors and contemporaries,” Scientific American explains.

    And the next time an old person complains that your music is too loud, well, it probably is. Music has gotten a lot louder in the past half-century. This is a problem, Scientific American says, because:

    Loudness comes at the expense of dynamic range—in very broad terms, when the whole song is loud, nothing within it stands out as being exclamatory or punchy. (This two-minute YouTube video does a great job of demonstrating how excessive loudness saps richness and depth from a recording.) Indeed, Serrà and his colleagues found that the loudness of recorded music is increasing by about one decibel every eight years.

    So what this study is saying is that your parents are right, music just isn’t what it used to be.
    Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...Ha2PI5bip40.99

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    Stuck musical tastes at 14? Mine got stuck at age 18.
    (It doesn't matter how old the song is, I won't stop liking it).

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    I never liked listening to music growing up. Then I started listening to pop and rock.

    Later in life I discovered trance that I like to workout to.

    I now like country and country pop, which I used to not like.

    So my taste in music never really got stuck on one particular genre.
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