Isn't the iron maiden device a torture tool from like 5 centuries ago? I think I saw it once in an old Vincent Price Horror movie.
And now A PHILOSOPHICAL INTERLUDE (courtesy of ModerateRepublican)
Merle’s a legend. But every generation of musicians and their fans, except the really enlightened ones, think that the music that came after them sucks. Me too. I like some music that has come out it the last few years but not much and I’ll turn off the radio in my car rather than listen to most of it even on low volume.
Does that mean it’s bad music? Well I’m inclined to say yes (I mean, Miley Cyrus, seriously?) but the reality is I’m old and my musical tastes are fixed as are most people’s after about age 25 or maybe 30.
You can say “today’s music sucks” but what you’re really saying is “I’m old.”
That’s today’s PHILOSOPHICAL INTERLUDE. Listen in next week for the next installment. Until then, Happy Listening!
Or, just maybe Mod, music really has declined. Compare the 80s. Note all the instruments used, the delicate balance between harmony and bass, the fact that people are actually singing and it sounds natural. Fast forward to now: there is little to no melody, the bass overpowers everything, everything is the same volume (i.e too freaking loud), and people either sound too artificial or don’t sing at all. Of course that’s not all there is; there are still wonderful songs put out every day by skilled artists that don’t sound like crap and are actually recent. But the bad stuff is popular, and it really shouldn’t be.
MEWNANI, well said. There is indeed great music out there by some young artists but they are never on the radio because they are true artists and not the no talent hacks pushed by corporate.
Contrived noise is not art.
mewnani, you're memory is selective like everybody's. You remember the 10 or 20 songs you liked in the 80's - your formative years - and not the 10,000 songs that weren't worth a dang that you didn't like and have been consigned to the dustbin of history. Likely there's just a group or two whose music you liked and in your mind that was what all the music was like then. Wrong.
No, sorry, you're just old and your memory is selective. No the 80s wasn't the climax of music and music before or after pales in comparison. People who came of age in the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s. 70s and so on all feel the same way. Don't try. Admit it, you're just old.
Personally I think the best music was written in the 1800s but that's just me. There aren't 20 songs from the 80s that are still played on the radio, probably fewer. A lot more music from the 1800s is still played.
Get over it. You're just old.
Moderate, you're as bad at musical history as you are politics. Even many kids today love older stuff. Have you looked at record sales lately?
And with the exception of Swift, no one is really going to see the younger "stars". But the legends are still touring to huge multi-generational crowds: Rolling Stones, Metallica, U2, McCartney, etc.
Mod, I highly doubt that 21 counts as old. I’m willing to bet money you’re at least two years older than me. I do have musical taste inspired by that of my parents to some degree but most of the music I listen to isn’t that old, seeing as how it’s 99% video game soundtracks and/or remixes of said soundtracks.
Still my taste in music doesn’t really change the fact that mainstream music at least to some degree has decreased in quality. Video game music for the most part is lyricless except in certain instances, so it relies mainly on a delicate balance of bass, melody and harmony. A large part of the game is the soundtrack; it can make scenes that much more powerful, hint at a character’s past, or give the player a general atmosphere that makes the game world that much more alive. If the music is no good the game can suffer, as irritating and painful music just makes a game irritating to play.
Video game music hasn’t really suffered in quality all that much compared to more mainstream genres. If you play an older game and then play a newer one, the general quality is still very high. People still do games for the art, so naturally they’re going to make an accompanying soundtrack for artistic value as well.
Try taking a modern rap, pop, or country song and comparing it with a song from The Legend of Zelda or Final Fantasy. It’s just not going to be nearly as good.
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