Who else thinks new music is torture to the ears?

Avril Lavigne is to punk what Souljah Boy is to hip-hop; that is to say, rap.

There is plenty of new music that might be considered “old” by the pop crowd. Maybe you should explore new genres of music until you find your niche.

I’m not trying to be insulting here but I would best define Avril Lavigne as…

  1. A washed up loser in desperate need of a bath.

  2. Someone who must be introduced to deodorant (or perfume, at least).

  3. An idiot who thinks she’s original when she comes from the cow-tipping sector of some hick-*** town (her background reminds me of Britney Spears… does it you?).

  4. Poor hack of a singer who, instead of parading around half-naked, insists on showing off her butt crack in order to gain a following.

  5. Person who leads a contradictory life, claiming that all of her songs come from her “emotions” and are written “on the spot”, yet who has co-writers on every single song.

  6. Someone who makes all of us who can’t sing and can’t play an instrument think that maybe we could make it big in the music industry (honestly, I’m even considering it).

  7. For those of us who know Avril can’t sing, she’s an annoying ***** who, when we listen to or watch her, makes our eyes and ears bleed (literally).

agreed, shes a corporate shill.

I thought it was just because I was getting old. I stopped listening to popular music in about 1994. Now it is just factory pumped out rap and about nothing else.

I thought it was just because I was getting old. I stopped listening to popular music in about 1994. Now it is just factory pumped out rap and about nothing else.

There may be ALOT of trash out there but this^ isn’t true at all. I hate rap with a passion but there is much more than comercialised melody and rap out there you just have to look around.

To be fair, even if she’s not your cup of tea, at least Taylor Swift writes her own material, can actually play a guitar, and is by all accounts an extremely nice person and a really good role model. I don’t think I can ever recall a bad thing being said about her character. That’s certainly a pleasant change!

Most new music is bad, yeah. I’m 15 too, and can’t stand most of the music being put out there right now. I mean, what is with “Boom Boom Pow?” :shrug:

There’s still some good music coming out, but you have to look hard for it.

Well, as the Black Eyed Peas would say, I guess they’re so 2008, and we’re so 2000 and late. sigh lol :stuck_out_tongue:

I’m 19 and don’t like most current music. I prefer classical and doo-wop, along with country from all decades. Having said that, I really like Taylor Swift and think she’s very talented.

Hmmm…Isn’t that the opening drumbeat from “We Will Rock You”? :hmmm:

Lame. It’s halfway thru 2009. :rolleyes:

They’ll eventually get left with all the other flotsam and jetsam of this decade, as have many others since the dawn of Pop. Will BEP stand the test of time? I mean, they can claim to be all hot and happening and “now”…but at one time, so were the Village People.

As for Rap — I only really like the EARLY stuff, like from the Sixties.

And yet, probably every single kid today STILL knows the words to YMCA… :rolleyes:

The problem isn’t that there isn’t any good new music. I’m sure there are tons of great musicians out there making some great music. The problem is people are still going to the outdated music industry for their music consumption needs.

Go to live shows and look for the hidden gems out there.

You need to listen to The Gaslight Anthem. They’re a relatively new band that is so different from everything else. Might I recommend starting off by listening to this song:


Isn’t Gaslight supposedly ska? I tried listening to them and they didn’t even sound like ska at all. They might also be socialists, idk much about them but don’t they have punk roots?

No. I really like Taylor Swift’s music. I think she is very talented, even if her music isn’t real country. I also like Soldier Boy. I would say that I prefer some of the newer groups than groups like the Beach Boys. I don’t know what it is about their music, but really don’t like listening to their music. Maybe it’s because some of their songs are so preachy.

The music out now is aweful. It’s all about sex and getting drunk and stuff. Lady Gaga’s music has terrible messages in it! I think Taylor Swift and David Archuleta are two of the few out there that you can trust when it comes to listening to good clean music.

You’re joking, right? Is this post a joke? I have downloaded so much good stuff I don’t have time to listen to it all, even when I download some mp3’s to my phone… there are a dozen remixes of Black Eyes Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” floating around the internet, not to mention everything off Jay-Z’s new CD (and I don’t even like hip-hop…!) There’s Spoon, there’s Metric, there’s Monsters of Folk, there’s fun…that’s the name of the band, “fun”… there’s another new Yo La Tengo CD, a band who hasn’t made a bad album (hasn’t even made a bad song in the twenty or thirty years they’ve been around)… there’s a Ruby Suns concert here in a few days that I want to go to… (the Ruby Suns song “Mojave” was in a Microsoft Windows commercial a few months ago…they REALLY sound like The Beach Boys: very melodic.) Not to mention, good bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, the Get Up Kids, and the very legendary Meat Puppets and Dinosaur, Jr., all have reunion tours… and you’re saying there’s nothing good to listen to?

Umm…okaaaaaaay… :rolleyes:

Media Marketers know that most people will develop an ear for something if it is played over and over again. That is why the pop stations play the same songs so often. That is how you sell the music. It is a form of mental programing. People like Lady Gaga, and other artist are uber marketed nowadays as well. They have teams of marketers telling them what to produce and what hot buttons to push, and how to get publicity to sell even more records. That is pretty much how it goes. There is a lot good music out there, but it is not played very much on the radio. You have to get off the beaten path to find it.

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