At 6/29/11 05:09 PM, Decibel wrote:
At 6/29/11 02:08 PM, RampantMusik wrote:
Wow, this week's Top 5 were awful. I guess I shouldn't be surprised.Why so pissy?
I'm not to judge because I disliked half of them, but there's no need to insult the authors that spent time on them.
In recent months, most of the Weekly Top Five tracks have been generic, boring, and a lot of the tracks sound like they're imitating deadmau5 or Skrillex. I realize that these authors spent time on their tracks, but when they're not going to try and develop their own sound, and instead ride solely on the coattails of another artist's style, then I have no respect for them.
As for why I'm "so pissy?" I don't like pop music, nor do I like electronic music -- trance, dance, electro, house, dnb, dubstep, and techno all sound to me like they require very little actual musical skill to compose. (Comparatively speaking, I mean. Many musicians in general are indeed lacking in talent, but on the whole electronic music requires much less talent and skill in theoretical knowledge, experimentation, and both composition and arranging techniques than composing for, say, a symphonic orchestra.)