At 11/14/10 11:35 AM, runpoochrun wrote:
I kind of noticed that the vast majority of the songs here are techno, with a few pop songs in the mix. The so-called "industrial" and "dnb" songs submitted here just prove that people are confused over what they're making. I'm guessing the techno thing is big here because NG users think these genres would work well in Flash videos or games. Still, it wouldn't hurt to branch out a bit and learn some new techniques that could bring a little more variety and quality to this site. The same high-pitched smooth synths, simple drum beats and (generally) poor mastering/EQing is a little disappointing.
If troll: been there seen that.
If serious: ...been there seen that.
This whole topic has been hashed out so often, for real and as a joke, that it's frankly insane. I haven't even been here all that long, I'm sure some of the Old Ones are like three times as tired of it as I am, and I'm pretty tired of it.
Newgrounds has many genres of music. Genres are a set of guidelines, not a set of rules (really more like a set of suggestions, yarrr, I be a pirate of the carribean....), and if you're classifying things as "techno" and "pop", you need to brush up on what those guidelines suggest. There's a ton of music on Newgrounds outside of those two genres, a recently prominent one of which is rap (which I've noticed gaining a lot of momentum in the audio portal lately since I got here like however many years ago before I made this account) which holds very, very few co-attributes with Pop/Techno.
But again, shame on you, whether it's serious OR a joke for Not Doing The Research.