At 10/18/10 06:49 AM, HeadbangingLegend wrote:
So we all know a lot of Newgrounds despises most 21st Century music, and a lot of us prefer Metal or music that doesn't involve people like Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Jay Sean, Usher etc...
Metal generally sucks.
But the question is WHY? For what reason do YOU hate all this hip-hop pop music? And if you don't then I have nothing against you.
I don't. Incidentally, Hip-hop, pop, R&B and country are all different genres. Why is Miley's name in there? She plays country and pop ffs.
I'll give my reason, I don't like a lot of the current pop music for one simple reason. They're all auto-tuned crap with music made on computers. There's almost no popular music anymore where the musicians actually play an instrument or sing without auto-tuning their voice. Which is why I like stuff like Metallica, AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Airbourne. They play their own instruments to make the music and they sing without auto-tune. Plus at their concerts they STILL play their own instruments and don't lip-sync anything.
lol@autotune comment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pigrp1U9A 8s this is what autotune sounds like. Saying that miley cyrus (who plays predominantly pop and country btw) has used autotuning prominently is just silly. Take a look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsBq92Mse lk regardless of what you think of his vocals, the fact is that Justin Bieber actually has a decent singing voice. Girly? Fuck yes, but bad? Nope. Regardless, it is true that they may use autotuning at a certain extent, but it isn't widely applicable like you think; at best, it can edge a vocal melody a little bit towards a less shaky range. Try using an autotuner to change say, a C# to a D. Half a step, and it ends up sounding like robotic shit.
Then take a look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rCWaM1Zh SE&feature=related or this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOz2akSL2 9E I won't even make a slight claim to him being incredibly talented or something, but at the very least he's capable of carrying a song on the guitar, and pretty good at drums (especially considering he's left handed).
AND NOT ONLY THAT, but there's also plenty of so called 'computer generated fag music' that you probably wouldn't bat an eye at; Namely, all music has probably used computers at some point in time as far as mixing, recording etc. goes, only musicians like The Mountain Goats or Tom Waits have foregone mixing like that and it's not like their music sounds any better for it. And then there's pretty much the whole techno genre; you do realize that when you talk about 'computer generated music' being a talentless genre you're talking about 50% of the fucking audio portal right? Or all those house, dubstep, dance punk and techno fans?
But one of the most annoying thing about pop music to me is the stupid lyrics. Most of the time it's all made to make girls hearts melt just so the song will be popular, instead of writing some of their own lyrics that they actually care about. Instead they just have a word or a phrase repeated over and over with a few "oh"s here and there.
Yeah, absolutely. Tbh I'm not even going to get into offshoots like poprock or pop punk which generally have so many different lyrical topics, the fact of the matter is that emotions like love, happiness, fun, etc. transcends genre. They're universal themes. No point in getting in an argument about lyrical values from someone who likes AC/DC and Metallica though, I suppose, considering their incredible dearth of potent lyrics.
Seriously, OP you have the music sensibilities and knowledge of a 12 year old Megadeth loving twat.