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Old 11-10-2008, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Aiken S.C
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Has music finally died it seems like there is no effort anymore to make good music it's just the same old cookie cutter regurgitated junk. I see a lot of old bands coming out of "retirement" to make a few bucks but thats about it. Or maybe i am
just finally getting old.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:34 PM
 
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You must be listening to radio. Music is alive and well, there are more great bands now than ever before, you just have to look harder. Radiohead is playing right now and they are a perfect example, In Rainbows is one of their best. Ever heard of Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights? great band.

If you posted this in the music forum you might get better responses... or not.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Aiken S.C
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The question i have is whether or not you can gauge the state of a culture by the music it produces.each era in American history has been defined by a specific sound of the music it produced the roaring 20's the birth of rock. even disco ..Now what Rap??? Brittany Spears???? What now do we possibly contribute to the world?
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:09 PM
 
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Or maybe i am
just finally getting old.
Yeah, I think that pretty much sums it up.

Now hike up yer pants so the belt's just below your armpits and start yellin' at those darn kids to keep off yer lawn!
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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What kinds do you like? Check out the Black Keys (low-fi white-guy electric blues duo) and Tiny Town (funky New Orleans-flavored rock, reconstituted from The Subdudes). There's lots of good stuff below the radar, as there always has been. Did you ever listen to the band Morphine (start with CD named "Cure For Pain") before they disbanded? And Richard Thompson is still out there, touring practically every month of the year.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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I'm still stuck in the 80's when music was so horrible that it was great!
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Aiken S.C
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What kinds do you like? Check out the Black Keys (low-fi white-guy electric blues duo) and Tiny Town (funky New Orleans-flavored rock, reconstituted from The Subdudes). There's lots of good stuff below the radar, as there always has been. Did you ever listen to the band Morphine (start with CD named "Cure For Pain") before they disbanded? And Richard Thompson is still out there, touring practically every month of the year.
Sounds interesting .. I have been into underground music for years but it just seems that music has become stagnate and it has been a long time since a true "artist" has come around.I wonder if lack of new music is a direct result of how lazy society has become and i believe all of America has ADHD.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Aiken S.C
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I'm still stuck in the 80's when music was so horrible that it was great!
There were some good sounds from the 80's
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:20 PM
 
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I agree with somebody above about listneing to the radio. My beloved hip hop has been trash for about 10 years. Everyonce in a while something good comes on the radio, but to find the real talent you gotta look hard and deep. Its usually the less money they have the better the product. I haven't listend to many of the new artist that come from any of the major lables, but there is plenty of good music of all genre's that you have to dig out. Going to a local record store is a good way to find good tunes. They seem to always have a ear to catch what is new and upcoming before the major labels get ahold of them and ruin them.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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I think music has declined. The golden era of rock & roll is clearly out. Jazz has certainly seen its best days. Rap & hip-hop had a decent start, but faded into pure crap fast.

I see it as a direct reflection on life in this country. (to a certain degree)
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