Music is bad compared to the late 90s or earlier.

Yep, no doubt about it!  Well, country/western isn’t so bad nowadays – but I cannot stand new music in more other genres.  What’s the reason?  Is it music downloads taking away the incentive to create?  Is it mixing of genres (ut oh — some racist connotations here!)   What’s the problem?

Well, I’d say it’s due to incentive – but this is a socialist blog, so I have to can that kind of talk.  Well, I don’t think musicians getting fair pay is anti-socialist – but just workers rights.

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26 thoughts on “Music is bad compared to the late 90s or earlier.”

  1. A lot of people think country music nowadays is awful. If you Google “Country music sucks” you get a ton of articles, some of them from country music fans. I grew up listening to old-school country music and I don’t think it would appeal to a lot of the current country music fans. Some of the themes are pretty dark, a lot of the vocals unadorned.

    I’ve always liked bluegrass. I also listened to a bit of Old Dominion and I liked it. What do you think of them?

    1. The downfall of rock started with Nickelback I think. Their brand of generic grunge – signaled the end.

    2. The picture of Johnny Cash with a middle finger (on a Facebook group against new country) is a picture worth a thousand words! But I can’t say I totally agree.

  2. Well, my brother thinks that way – but then again, music changes – like it or not. Anyway, even if country sucks – the other genres suck a thousand times more. I mean, come on, Phil Collins and George Michael heavy rock covers? Is that all anyone can come up with? Even I have a friend in a popular cover band – but still, it’s just covers I think (Oh, let’s hear another cover of Van Halen or Skynard – lol)!

    OK, I love bluegrass – just like I do jazz – but I’m not fanatical about it. Bluegrass would be sane “white identity politics”.

      1. Well, some affection for ethnic culture is natural – but it goes haywire when it becomes – too much – and a vehicle of hate.

  3. Did you ever see a robin weep
    When leaves begin to die?
    Like me, he’s lost the will to live;
    I’m so lonesome I could cry.

    The silence of a falling star
    Lights up a purple sky;
    And as I wonder where you are,
    I’m so lonesome I could cry.

    Classic country. Not exactly party music.

    1. Well, I get the picture, but – is the new country really that lame? Well, I can say that’s true for pop and rock – as already noted.

      I don’t think people who diss the new country – have even REALLY LISTENED to it. They are irrationally prejudiced against it.

      1. I don’t think any music is lame, per se, so I can enjoy listening to some of the new country. But I do get where some of its critics are coming from. What’s being marketed today as “country music” is really pop music with some country flavor. There are country music radio stations that refuse to play traditional country music. Why? Because it’s too “country,” if you can believe that! And this is what pisses off so many traditional country fans.

        There’s never been just one type of country music. There’s always been, for example, uptempo dance music in country, so the whole genre was never just tales of sorrow and woe or anything like that. But people listening to country music nowadays are getting a distorted view of what it is, and that’s because corporate America wants to reach as wide an audience as possible. They’re watering down country music to achieve that.

  4. Modern Music is complete utter shit. It drowns itself in fucking cringe, and it’s frustrating. Old music is the way to go (pre 90s)

    1. Well, I didn’t consider them old. When I was 21 and 22, I had a 37-38 year old gf. When I was 23, one of my best friends was a guy around 30 years old. I suppose I would say not really. They seemed pretty young. They didn’t seem like old people to me.

  5. Also, why did you make your comments system like pumpkin person’s. I really fucking liked the instant comments. Also, da fuck happened to your original blog?

    1. Original blog got taken down by WordPress. Dunno about the comments, but we are on our own server now.

      1. Yes, Robert needs to post more and also he needs to drive more traffic here – from his social media accounts. Another thing causing problems could be the https:// thing. It can cause difficulty of access if it doesn’t work right. In other words, the green lock next the internet address needs to be on always.

  6. I would say the Eagles started it. Good band, though. They basically started country-rock/country-pop leading to what you have now.

    Anyway, plenty of hate on The Eagles for sure – but their music wasn’t labeled country – as in “country music”.

    1. The whole controversy might be about respect. As in, “Respect the people who created the music that you’re borrowing.”

      Maybe that’s too much to ask, though. Is there any “pure” form of popular music? Musicians have been “borrowing” from each other and sometimes outright ripping each other off since time immemorial.

      1. As my Mom says, “People have been writing for a few thousand years. There aren’t a lot of new ideas floating around.” I assume that goes for music too. People have been making music for quite some time now, modern music for over a hundred years. Exactly how many new harmonies and beats and even lyrics are floating around.


        1. Well, as with Alpha Unit, I’m a bit disappointed with new music. It’s as if people aren’t trying hard enough. Of course, the worst venom is at rock – but then again, maybe I haven’t bothered to listen to new music. Well, my experience was at gyms – and all the Nickleback, Phil Collins heavy rock remakes made a bad impression!

        2. It would be interesting to study the math and see exactly how many “unique” combos of notes, lyrics etc. are left in existence.

        3. You can’t always count on musicians to acknowledge their sources, but there have always been those who will. A.P. Carter of the Carter Family was open about where he got some of the music he recorded (and copyrighted). Maybelle Carter acknowledged that she learned her distinctive style of guitar playing from Lesley Riddle, a Black guitarist who collaborated with A.P. Carter to find traditional music by Black and White Southerners.

          We’ve all heard musicians talk about where they got their music and who influenced them, mainly because journalists ask them. 🙂

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