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I can't listen to new bands/music.
6 February 2014
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Zig
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I try very hard to listen to ‘new’ bands, but just get very bored very fast. I enjoyed 3 Doors Down and Green Day back when they were new, but never bought anything from either band after their debut albums.

Instead, I find myself going farther back in time and listening to more music from the 50’s. I’ve also been getting into very old blues music.

It seems I prefer the artists who influenced the Beatles over those they influenced going forward.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, let it roll for all its worth. And all the children boogie.

6 February 2014
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I’ll listen to new stuff, but only bands. Mostly rock bands. Imagine Dragons are my favorite (And to carry over from the shows thread, they were great on SNL last week)

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6 February 2014
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My sister plays today’s pop hits all the time in the car and I find that many of them I can’t stand. The majority seem to lack ingenuity and actually sometimes it brings down my mood (and I’m a very happy hyper person in general). There are exceptions of course, but I can’t think of titles or bands off the top of my head since I don’t bother to find out. Really the only new-ish hit I’ve even downloaded on my iPod is Viva la Vida by Coldplay, and it’s no longer new.

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6 February 2014
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I’m with Zig – far more inclined to enjoy old music that’s *new* to me, these days. (But I’ve been listening to little else besides ’60s jazz CDs the past few weeks – that’s the kick I’m on.)

GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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6 February 2014
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Been listening to short bursts of Alicia Keys ‘The Element of Freedom’ which is enjoyable, tho possibly a bit samey and therefore tiresome if tackled all in one. The other is ‘OK Computer’, that huge LP from Radiohead. Actually found it surprising enjoyable so will get around to hearing more of their catalogue as time goes by. 

The most recent track i possess is Lorde’s ‘Royals’, in small doses its a little different catchy tune but played more than once every two/three months and it would get incredibly boring quickly.

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7 February 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Been listening to short bursts of Alicia Keys ‘The Element of Freedom’ which is enjoyable, tho possibly a bit samey and therefore tiresome if tackled all in one. The other is ‘OK Computer’, that huge LP from Radiohead. Actually found it surprising enjoyable so will get around to hearing more of their catalogue as time goes by. 

The most recent track i possess is Lorde’s ‘Royals’, in small doses its a little different catchy tune but played more than once every two/three months and it would get incredibly boring quickly.

Check out Kid A from them. It’s fantastic. Idioteque and The National Anthem especially. 

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7 February 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

meanmistermustard said
Been listening to short bursts of Alicia Keys ‘The Element of Freedom’ which is enjoyable, tho possibly a bit samey and therefore tiresome if tackled all in one. The other is ‘OK Computer’, that huge LP from Radiohead. Actually found it surprising enjoyable so will get around to hearing more of their catalogue as time goes by. 

The most recent track i possess is Lorde’s ‘Royals’, in small doses its a little different catchy tune but played more than once every two/three months and it would get incredibly boring quickly.

Check out Kid A from them. It’s fantastic. Idioteque and The National Anthem especially. 

Thank for the recommendation. I’ll try and get around to it sometime but who knows when; so little time, so much to know (and hear).

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7 February 2014
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On the old things I’m just trying, I’m trying to expand my musical knowledge a bit (because (almost) literally it’s just the Beatles)

So I decided to start with Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and Radiohead.

The albums I have chosen as my first listen for each of these is Nevermind, Blood on the Tracks, and OK Computer. (Kid A was actually the only Radiohead I knew.) 

I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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7 February 2014
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I started to listen to Dylan just last year and really enjoy it, tho it is quite a bit of hit and miss i’m finding, the majority is good bordering on excellent. Blood on the Tracks is another on my ‘to-get-to’ list – when that will be i don’t know.

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7 February 2014
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I actually think I reported the results in another thread, but I can’t remember, so here’s a condensed version

Nirvana=incredible

Dylan=not as good

Radiohead=good, I knew that already

I get so sad about Nirvana, I think they really would have developed, and they’re really the only artist I think ever had a chance of being the next Beatles. They could’ve been incredible.

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7 January 2023
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@Sea Belt, this may be a thread you want to read. Start with post 1.

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Ahhh Girl said
@Sea Belt, this may be a thread you want to read. Start with post 1.

  

Thanks it’s an interesting thread. I saw a cute meme but I can’t find it now on Google, showing sort of a parade of generations each generation symbolized by a walking musical medium, so you had first the great great grandmother the victrola bringing up the rear, then you had the great grandmother the phonograph record then the grandmother the stereo then the mother, the CD, and today’s child, streaming (that’s why memes are so good, you don’t need to type out a long explanation of them:)

 
While I generally agree that I don’t like the current music scene, it’s more that I don’t like the mainstream music that is being pushed by the pop machine industry now. I have randomly and accidentally discovered quite a bit of music that’s been done in the past decade or so that’s quite good but it’s not mainstream, and much of it is done by young people. The interesting thing is that the Beatles were part of the mainstream pop machine industry, and so many of the other musicians and bands I like mostly from the 60s and 70s we’re also part of it. So that’s the interesting thing to me, that the industry itself has evolved to promote lower quality lower creative genius nowadays in the past 20 years, than they were back in the ’60s and into the 70s and 80s — a lot like the film industry — though again, one can find new films that are exceptions.
 

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“first the great great grandmother the victrola bringing up the rear, then you had the great grandmother the phonograph record then the grandmother the stereo then the mother, the CD, and today’s child, streaming (that’s why memes are so good, you don’t need to type out a long explanation of them:)”

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